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Cop and his brother granted bail for a stolen gun belonging to the police

Posted: Sunday, February 16, 2020. 9:47 pm CST.

By Aaron Humes: Corozal Town police officer Erwin Hernandez and his brother Rony are out on bail in relation to a police gun from Belize City that was apparently stolen and found in their possession on February 6.

The brothers were granted Supreme Court bail in the sum of $10,000 each plus two sureties of $5,000 each by Madam Justice Antoinette Moore of the Supreme Court.

In court, the brothers were represented by attorney, Baja Shoman who substituted for Bryan Neal. The Crown was represented by Senior Crown Counsel, Shanice Lovelle who had no objection to bail being offered to the cop and his brother.

They were charged jointly in the Corozal Magistrate’s Court for keeping a firearm without a gun license, one count of keeping ammunition without a gun license and handling stolen goods for a loaded .9mm firearm reportedly taken from Belize City’s Precinct Three.

The brothers were socializing in the Commercial Free Zone (Constable Hernandez was in civilian clothing and off-duty) when they allegedly began to act disorderly and a fellow officer who was not in uniform approached to quell the disturbance. The gun was found on the top of the building and not on either man.

The police launched an investigation into the found gun and learned it was a gun belonging to the Belize Police Department that was allegedly stolen.

Justice Moore ordered them to report to the Corozal Police Station, once a week. They must also attend all their court dates as ordered by the court. Their next court date is set for April 21, 2020, in the Corozal Magistrate’s Court.

 

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