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Three Granted Bail On Illegal Gun, Ammunition Charges


The Southern Division of the Royal Saint Lucia Police Force continued its operations, with the execution of search warrants and targeted foot and mobile patrols conducted across the division.

These strategies continue to not only reduce the occurrence of violent crimes, but also increase the seizures of illicit items, including weapons, cash and drugs.

On Saturday, April 6, 2024, about 5:30 p.m. Officers attached to the Micoud Police station executed a Warrant to Search for Property, upon a residence at Galvanize City, Jn Baptiste Hill, Micoud.

During the search, officers recovered a twelve-gauge shot gun.

Officers arrested and subsequently charged Dillan Octalien alias Ears, a twenty nine (29) year old resident of Jn Baptiste Hill, Castries and Verna Clercin, a forty two (42) year old resident of Jn Baptiste Hill, Micoud, formerly of Malgretoute, Micoud.

Dillan Octalien received bail in the sum of fifteen thousand dollars ($15,000.00) and Verna Clercin, in the sum of thirteen thousand dollars ($13,000.00).

On Sunday, April 21, 2024, about 1:30 p.m. Officers attached to the Crime Suppression Team, conducted a search of a suspicious male in West Hall Group, Vieux Fort.

Shane Charles, a twenty (20) year old resident of the same address, was found in possession of a 9mm Taurus Pistol containing five (5) live rounds of ammunition.

He was arrested and subsequently charged in relation to the discovery.

He was escorted before the Second district Court, where he was granted bail in the sum of thirty-three thousand dollars ($33,000.00).

The matter was adjourned to May 21, 2024, for further case management.

Acting Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) Albert Charlery, Officer with responsibility for the Southern Division commended the diligent officers for their efforts in creating a safer zone for all residents and commuters.

He stated that their dedication, along with the continued support and cooperation of the citizenry, have made a marked difference in the crime reduction efforts in the south of the island.

He continues to maintain that not only is the south picturesque, but that the officers and residents remain committed to displaying that the south is indeed a safe place, despite the best efforts of a few to destabilize and terrorize.

He further asserts that the strides made towards restoring public trust will continue, as officers aggressively pursue criminal elements and their subsequent prosecution.

SOURCE: Royal Saint Lucia Police Force


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  1. Why? Why? Why?Y Because of our broken justice system, these gun-toting criminals will always be offered bail, and then they’ll be back in the society with “replacement guns” in mo time! Don’t the authorities know that there’s more guns and ammunition where those came from???!!! Or, are we so naive or dumb that we cannot see that our incompetent justice system is actually a part of our crime problem. I feel bad for the hard-working police officers –whose hard work will oftentimes come to nothing!

  2. I pity those hard working police officers who’s risking their lives going after these criminals only to be let back on the streets with a slap on the wrist by these so-called magistrate it’s a slap in the officers face what a shame?

  3. Here’s your problem right there: Ears of Galvanize City. That tells you all you need to know. And it almost sounds like an episode in a 50 part Netflix series. No longer are communities known by their official names, but by the names of the character of the place where people who are also not know by their official names but by the character of their appearances. I presume ears have auditory organs so large that he had to be known by his namesake….EARS. Perhaps, it easier to identify him in a crowd…and galvanize city tells you that corrugation and rust are the habitat of potential criminals as opposed to the Grave yard…it appears everyone has a nickname, buses, cars, trucks, even animals….what does that say about a society that refuses to use the official names people but feels the need to call people by names that patronises ?….The moral decadence that pervades our society is partly the result of our own loss of sophistication. Would you rather hear Ears of Galvanize City or John Doe of Derriere Fort…

  4. The system needs to come up with other means of raising needed funds, stop 🛑 putting those law breakers out on bail over and over.

  5. You hearing all these police arrest and charges for illegal firearms bail is always granted and not one of these cases have been settled before a magistrate or judge so while the police is trying the other arm of the justice system is doing very little or nothing at all so what’s going to be the end result ??? While I cannot answer this question but am positive the end result won’t be good at all


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