Two charged with burglary conspiracy

TVs, phones, laptops among items recovered

Two men were remanded in custody on Friday afternoon after appearing in Summary Court for charges including conspiracy to commit burglary. 

The defendants are Johan Manuel Acosta-Sierra, 25, and Trinidad Alcontara Bienvenido, 31, of an Eastern Avenue address. Crown counsel Kenneth Ferguson said both men are Dominicans here on work permits. 

They were represented by attorney John Furniss, but attorney Martha Rankine assisted the court by serving as Spanish/English interpreter. 

Details of the conspiracy charge are that the two men conspired together with a unknown person on or before June 15, 2015, to commit the offense of burglary in the South Sound area. 

Crown counsel Kenneth Ferguson told Magistrate Kirsty-Ann Gunn that he would be objecting to any application for bail.  

He explained that police investigations were continuing after numerous items were found in the room shared by the two defendants. These items included six laptop computers, multiple phones, two flat screen TVs, cameras, watches and jewelry.  

Mr. Ferguson explained that officers were following up on recent burglaries to see if the recovered items matched any reported stolen. 

The men are also charged with taking a conveyance without permission on June 15 – a white Daihatsu Charade. A charge of going equipped for stealing was laid after police found pliers, a screwdriver, black gloves and 24-inch cable ties. 

Bienvenido is charged on his own with giving a false name to police; he allegedly identified himself as John Bonito. 

Mr. Furniss asked that the men be brought back to court on Tuesday, June 23, so that he could make the bail applications. 

The magistrate asked the Criminal Registry to arrange for an interpreter that day.