Two charged for theft and handling stolen jewelry

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Jamil Meighan (Charged for burglary)

Jamil Meighan
(Charged for burglary)

Monday, May 19, 2014. AARON HUMES Reporting: Police have arrested and charged 25 year old construction worker Jamil Meighan of Ivor Street and 31 year old laborer Wilfred Stanley of Neal Pen Road for burglary and handling stolen goods respectively.

They are respectively accused of breaking into the home of 29-year-old Janelle Reyes at Freshman Lane in West Landivar between April 9 and 12, stealing over $10,000 in assorted jewelry, and pawning it at several pawn shop establishments in Belize City.

According to police, Reyes said the burglars took an assortment of earrings, chains, medals, bracelets, and pendants, both silver and gold, from her bedroom.

Wilfred Stanley (Charged for handling stolen goods)

Wilfred Stanley
(Charged for handling stolen goods)

After investigation, police arrested and charged Meighan for burglary.

He reportedly confessed to his involvement and in turn fingered Stanley, who was charged with six counts of handling stolen goods.

There was no sign of forced entry to the premises.

Police visited JL’s Quick Loan, JEC Company Limited and Fair Brothers Pawn Shop between April 14 and 26, recovering numerous items from each establishment that they alleged was Reyes’ property.

Meighan has met bail of $6,000 set by Magistrate Dale Cayetano, while Stanley continues to attempt to meet bail of a similar amount.

They both will return to court on July 22.

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