ARTICLES BY CAROL WINKER

Bodden Town man admits breaking into cars

Jeff Pandohie, 48, appeared in Summary Court on Monday afternoon, when he pleaded guilty to seven charges, including two relating to damaging a vehicle.

Former Ritz-Carlton cashier gets 14 months for $13,000 theft

The former general cashier at The Ritz-Carlton resort was sentenced on Friday to 14 months’ imprisonment for thefts totaling $13,397 over a three-month period last year.

South Sound gun case to go to Grand Court

John Brandon Smith appeared in Summary Court on Tuesday, when he elected to have firearm charges against him tried in Grand Court. The unlicensed handgun and 12 rounds of ammunition were found by police in the South Sound home of a local businessman on May 2.

Drug Rehab Court was ‘no easy ride’

Eight people graduated last week from Cayman’s Drug Rehabilitation Court after a process described as “a lot of work … not a quick fix … no easy ride.” Those were the words of Magistrate Valdis Foldats, who has presided over the majority of weekly drug court sessions in recent years.

Damage to policeman’s car was more than $3,000

A man accused of damaging a policeman’s personal vehicle returned to Summary Court Tuesday, when the charge against him was amended to show that the value of the damage was more than $3,000.

Sentencing explained for repeat offender

A sentence for attempted burglary became a lengthy procedure last week when Magistrate Kirsty-Ann Gunn and defense attorney Nicholas Dixey aired all the factors pertaining to Levi Ambrose Powell, who was found guilty in February after trial.

Judge sets 28 year minimum sentence in double murder case

Trevino Tennyson Bodden was sentenced on Friday to serve a minimum of 28 years imprisonment for the 2006 murder of two brothers in East End: Brenard Scott, 36 known as "Chicken Bone"; and Roy Renold Pearson, 48.

Forgery charge against businessman discontinued

Lewis Molson Ebanks, who pleaded not guilty more than two years ago, was discharged last week on a charge of forgery.

Bullet found in backpack of frequent visitor

A man who has been visiting the Cayman Islands since 1983 appeared in Summary Court on Thursday charged with possession of an unlicensed firearm – a 9mm bullet.

No bail for man accused of having imitation gun outside prison

A man accused of having a firearm outside Northward Prison on Saturday appeared in Summary Court on Tuesday afternoon, when he was denied bail.

Ganja convictions could hurt work permit

A work permit holder may have problems in the future because two convictions were recorded against him on Monday.

Visitor fined for medical marijuana

A visitor to Cayman was stopped from going home on Saturday after airport security officers found ganja in his luggage and turned him over to customs officers, who bailed him to appear in Summary Court on Monday.

Honduran national admits overstaying permit for nearly nine years

A Honduran national appeared in Summary Court on Monday, when he pleaded guilty to overstaying and working without a work permit since July 2008.

Fireman jailed for imitation firearm

Fire officer Fabian Oliver Thompson was found guilty on Monday of possessing an imitation firearm with intent to resist arrest. He was remanded in custody until June 1 for sentencing.

Attempted murder, wounding charges sent to Grand Court

A 21-year-old resident of Bodden Town appeared in Summary Court on Thursday facing charges from a shooting incident along Eastern Avenue in the early hours of April 27.

Man wanted for traffic offenses charged for firearms

A man stopped for traffic violations on Tuesday ended up in Summary Court on Thursday charged with possession of an unlicensed handgun and 12 rounds of ammunition.

Man jailed for taking too many conch

A man who took too many conch while on bail for taking conch during closed season was jailed on Wednesday for 120 days.

Attempted murder charge sent to Grand Court

Ronald Truman Bodden of a Cayman Brac address appeared in Summary Court in Grand Cayman on Tuesday afternoon, charged with attempted murder.

Boat captain fined $1,000 for coral displacement

A boat captain who pleaded guilty to displacement of coral was fined $1,000 on Monday and thanked for his voluntary work in cleaning up a George Town beach.

Not guilty pleas entered after night club incident

Three defendants entered pleas of not guilty in Grand Court last week, when charges were put to them arising from an incident outside the Fete Night Club in the early hours of Saturday, Feb. 4.
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