Police hunt other suspects in KN grenade attack

first_imgAlthough six persons remain in custody for hurling a grenade at a vehicle belonging to Kaieteur News Publisher Glenn Lall, the Police are tracking several others in relation to the incident which occurred last Saturday evening.Acting Crime Chief, Hugh Jessamy told Guyana Times that investigators were up to late Wednesday evening interrogating those who were arrested on Tuesday evening at several locations. They were arrested following the discovery of the motorcar that was allegedly used by the perpetrators.The car that was allegedly used by the perpetrators during the grenade attackJessamy added that the Police are working on several leads but cannot divulge any information with respect to the investigation. He further stated that before the Police institute charges against the men, there needs to be sufficient evidence, hence, an early court appearance might not be possible.The acting Crime Chief added that investigators are yet to verify whether or not the motorcar that was found abandoned was the one actually used in the commissioning of the crime.Guyana Times understands that the men in custody are from the Sophia area including the driver, who claimed that he was hijacked but after further interrogation, he told investigators that the car was lent to a friend.Initially, the driver claimed that he was driving along Albert Street, Alberttown when two men on a motorcycle pulled up alongside him, pulled out a weapon and ordered him to stop the vehicle. Without hesitation, he told ranks that he complied.Based on information gathered from the driver, the others were taken into police custody. On Saturday night, as Kaieteur News held its first night of wake to pay respect to the late Assistant Editor, Dale Andrews who passed away on Friday, the live grenade was hurled at Lall’s vehicle.Persons who were at the wake recalled hearing a strange sound but assumed it was shattering glass. However, when a thorough check was made, the grenade was found lying next to the right front tyre of Lall’s black Lexus vehicle.The Police were summoned and the area was immediately cordoned off while bomb experts deactivate the device. They noted it was a miracle that the live grenade did not explode. On Monday, Crime Chief Wendell Blanhum told Guyana Times that the grenade was detonated at the seawalls and that it was too early to determine the motive for the attack.This attack was condemned by several groups including the Government, the Opposition, the Guyana Public Service Union, the Private Sector Commission and several other news outfits. In addition, they have all called for a speeding investigation into the incident, referring to the attack as domestic terrorism.last_img read more

Supervisors may reduce town speed limits

first_img “We have a lot of senior citizens, old-timers, and we have a lot of new people,” she said. Los Angeles County officials say catching speeders is safer with radar than with having an officer follow in a patrol car to clock motorists. By state law, radar can only be used on most streets if a recent survey has calculated the speed at which most motorists travel. State law forbids cities and counties from arbitrarily lowering speed limits, in an effort to stop cities from creating “speed traps” to generate ticket revenue. Speed limits must be set according to a radar survey of the speed at which 85 percent of traffic travels, on the premise that the majority of motorists will drive a safe speed. Charles F. Bostwick, (661) 267-5742 chuck.bostwick@dailynews.com160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! QUARTZ HILL – Los Angeles County supervisors are expected to lower speed limits into downtown Quartz Hill and to ask California Highway Patrol officers to use radar to catch speeders there. The supervisors are scheduled to vote Tuesday on whether to lower 50th Street West’s speed limit to 45 mph between Avenue M-8 and Avenue N, where it is now 50 mph, and to 45 mph between Avenue K and Avenue L, where it is now 55. “The idea is to improve safety without causing increased congestion,” said Tony Bell, an aide to Los Angeles County Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich, who asked for the traffic study that recommended lowering the speed limits. The supervisors also recently asked the CHP to use radar to catch speeders on 45th Street West, which has become a bypass route for motorists trying to avoid school traffic from Quartz Hill Elementary School on 50th Street West. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGift Box shows no rust in San Antonio Stakes win at Santa Anita CHP officials have received calls from Quartz Hill residents requesting additional enforcement of traffic laws and complaining that motorists are driving too fast, Lt. Andria Witmer said. “Like all areas in the Antelope Valley, people want more law enforcement,” Witmer said. Quartz Hill Town Council President Ruth Giles said townsfolk complain about motorists speeding through downtown Quartz Hill, where the speed limit is 35 mph, or 25 mph when children are walking to and from the elementary school. “The cars are traveling too fast and we need more police to catch the speeders,” she said. One factor seems to be newcomers who aren’t used to driving rural roads, Giles said. last_img read more


first_imgGartan Glendowan bridalpath Photo Clive WassonIT’S going to be another scorcher!And it has been so hot these past few days council workers have taken to putting sand on some roads as the tar MELTS in the heat.Temperatures in inland areas of Donegal will top an astonishing 24C today, say forecasters. “Saturday will be warm and humid,” said Met Eireann’s Evelyn Cusack.“Most areas will hold dry with spells of sunshine. However it will be a little cloudier than recent days but temperatures will be around 20C to 25C, with little or no wind, warmest inland.”It’s good news for some of the country’s top festivals this weekend.Thousands of people are at the Rory Gallagher Festival in Ballyshannon. And it’s hard to beat the Melting Pot festival in Ardara! IT’S MELTING HOT! AND SO IS THE TAR ON THE ROADS…. was last modified: June 3rd, 2016 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:donegalGlendowanhot hot hotweatherlast_img read more