-police seeking help with identity
One of the vagrants who was hospitalised after an accident on Regent Street several weeks ago succumbed to his injuries on July 2nd at the Georgetown Public Hospital.
A press release yesterday from the Guyana Police Force stated that the man, whose name was only given as `Carpenter’, remains unidentified. The police are seeking assistance from the public in identifying the body. The body is at the hospital’s mortuary awaiting a postmortem examination.
The accident occurred at about 4 am on June 19th. According to an eyewitness, the car, a silvercoloured Toyota 212, which was heading east along the northern lane of Regent Street was speeding. The driver lost control of the vehicle and knocked the beams of the shed for the store, “Household Plus” where two vagrants were resting.
One vagrant was pinned by a metal beam after the shed fell. The eyewitness further said two ambulances along with a fire truck were on the scene. Firemen had to cut the beam to remove the man.
It is unclear if charges were laid against the driver and whether he may now face an upgraded charge as a result of the death of the vagrant.
The police are asking for anyone with information that can lead to the identification of the vagrant to make contact with the nearest police station or contact the police on telephone numbers 2252672, 226-2411, 227-1152, 226-7065, 227-1611, 2271149, 227-1270, 2256940-9, 226-2917, 2252700, 225-6411, 226-4585, 226-2917, 225-0593. An Uitvlugt, West Coast Demerara (WCD) man is now a patient in critical condition at the Georgetown Public Hospital after being shot.
Police, in statement issued yesterday afternoon, said the man, who has been identified as Charles Tobin, 30, of 15 Church Street, Uitvlugt, was found on Breda Street, Werk-en-Rust, yesterday morning with a gunshot wound.
Tobin, who was shot in his abdomen, was found by residents around 12.50 am, minutes after two loud explosions were reportedly heard in the said vicinity.
After being rushed to the hospital, Tobin was admitted and rushed for surgery. His condition was listed as critical and he was in an unconscious state up The Preliminary Inquiry (PI) into the charge against Orwain Sandy, the former Guyana Defence Force captain who is accused of murdering his partner, Reona Payne, continued yesterday with the testimony of two police officers.
Sandy is accused of murdering Payne on March 31st, 2018, at First Street, Alexander Village.
During the resumption of the matter before Principal Magistrate Judy Latchman in Georgetown, to last evening.
A resident told the police that after he heard the explosions, which he suspected to be gunshots, he went to investigate and found a large crowd around Tobin, who was at the time unidentified.
According to the resident, he saw Tobin lying on the ground holding his abdomen. In an effort to help, he told the police he ran to Hadfield Street and summoned a taxi, in which he and others placed the wounded man.
Police said checks of the area were made to retrieve possible surveillance footage but none was found.
Yesterday, when Stabroek News visited the street residents indicated that they were not aware of the shooting. the court heard from Sergeant 1451 Gravesande, who is stationed at the Criminal Investigation Department and is attached to the ballistics section. His testimony was followed by that of Crime Scene Examiner Leroy Carroll. The matter was subsequently adjourned until July 16 th .
Household Plus where the shed fell