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Aug 9, 2013

Almost didn’t go to jail, but he had a previous fine

Alden Trapp

A man who pleaded guilty to theft and possession of a pipe was spared jail time for those offences, but tonight he is still behind bars because of an old unpaid fine.  Fifty-eight year old Alden Trapp appeared before Magistrate Clive Lino today. He was charged for stealing a keg from Louis Herrera, and additionally for possession of a pipe found in his possession when he was searched by the Police on Thursday. Because he did not waste the court’s time and by pleading guilty, he was fined five hundred dollars for the pipe and one thousand dollars for the keg. Trapp was given time to pay those fines, and would have been a free man except the court discovered that he owed another fine of two hundred dollars for a conviction in 2011. He was immediately remanded to the Belize Central Prison. The keg has been recovered by Police.

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