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Jan 21, 2013

Accused of stealing minister’s tractor

A man accused of stealing from Minister Edmund “Clear the Land” Castro is behind bars tonight. Nicaraguan national, forty-six year old Oscar Hernandez, a mechanic in the Caledonia Village appeared unrepresented and was arraigned before Magistrate Dale Cayetano on a single charge of theft. It is alleged that between October 2012 and December 2012 in Bomba Village, a D-six Bulldozer belonging to Castro, was stripped of parts by Hernandez. Hernandez pleaded not guilty but because he is not a Belizean and is considered a flight risk, prosecutor, Cpl. Muschamp objected to bail to which Magistrate Cayetano agreed and remanded Hernandez to the Belize Central Prison until April first, 2013. Over the past weekend police were able to recover the hydraulic pump along with the transmission pump with accessories all to a total value of forty nine thousand, eight hundred and eighty-four dollars and forty-one cents. The items were found in Ladyville.

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4 Responses for “Accused of stealing minister’s tractor”

  1. nigel says:

    Oh the irony!!! Why does reading this story brings to mind the saying “the hunter has now become the hunted”?

  2. Storm says:

    Bad luck! He should have stolen it on security videotape, then they would have dropped charges.

  3. Rod says:

    This one really funny thief the thief from thief I love it. Come people how can Castro afford to buy this kind of equipment with his salary teachers this is where your raise money has gone to the ministers pockets they all have your raise money in their bank accounts unu deserve it for being mute on crime and this gov.

  4. ceo says:

    When teef, teff frah teef ,Gad Laaf.

    If you check it out “Clear the Land” cannot prove ownership of this piece of equipment! I am sure the court did not look at this either. Usually when you say someone stole something from you, you fist need to proved ownership.

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