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Man charged with burglary at Primary School

Keevin Walker is accused of stealing a sum of money from the Willard Wheatley Primary School in November, 2012. Photo: VINO/File
Keevin Walker was granted bail after pleading not guilty to burglary when he appeared before the Magistrate's Court today, April 17, 2013. Photo: VINO/File
Keevin Walker was granted bail after pleading not guilty to burglary when he appeared before the Magistrate's Court today, April 17, 2013. Photo: VINO/File
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Keevin Walker of Nottingham Estate was granted bail before the Magistrate’s Court today, April 17, 2013 after pleading not guilty to burglary.

The defendant who was unrepresented today in his first appearance, allegedly committed the offence involving the theft of a sum of money from the Willard Wheatley Primary School in November, 2012.

According to the allegations read by Crown Counsel, Leslie Ann Faulkner, on Tuesday November 13, 2012 at about 8:10AM the VC who is the Principal of the Willard Wheatley Primary School arrived at the school and used her keys to open the office door, but it was stated that she had difficulty opening the door, even when she allegedly pushed.

It was further disclosed that the VC found that something was braced against the door but eventually succeeded in pushing open the door a little.

The Principal reportedly discovered that it was a copy machine that was behind the door and also observed that a plexiglass which is situated over the said door was broken out and as a result of the finding the Principal made a report to the police.

Officers responded and investigations were conducted. It was noted that in the presence of the officers the Principal made a search of her office and during the search she realised that a cash pan which contained $218.11 of monies raised during a fundraising event was missing. The cash pan was previously inside of the desk along with a pencil case which contained four dollars, and this was also missing.

Faulkner related that two copy machines were placed behind the door and the plexiglas which appeared to have been removed from the top of the entry door was found on the floor.

Officers from the Scene of Crime Division of the RVIPF carried out examinations of the office and several latent prints were collected. Based on some information Police later received the defendant was picked up while he was walking on December 14, 2012.

The Crown also related that the defendant also volunteered his fingerprints which were later found to be a match of those removed from the plexiglas at the scene. The defendant was formally arrested on December 15, 2012.

After listening to the allegations Walker told the Magistrate he didn’t know what happened as he worked at the school. “Myron gave me the job. When I was working there one of the teachers had ask me to move an old copier....the officer told me that they already had my print so that’s why I volunteer my prints.”

Walker further told the court, “I never go back to that school for that....That is where I go from small, I wouldn’t do that.”

Regarding the issue of the removed Plexiglas, he said, “Look at me, I can’t fit there.”

Walker was offered $45,000 bail with one signed surety and will return to court on June 12, 2013.

14 Responses to “Man charged with burglary at Primary School”

  • bay yute (17/04/2013, 14:53) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    kevin brave eh!!!
  • not he (17/04/2013, 15:12) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    He have a lot of guts!
  • live (17/04/2013, 15:32) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    Also pressure must be put on our elected Members of Parliament to act on the crime situation in the BVI
  • Army (17/04/2013, 16:48) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Very Appalling, and Disheartening.
  • Mr real (17/04/2013, 16:55) Like (5) Dislike (0) Reply
    No ambitions+No jobs+No hope+No education+No commonsense= Crime
  • cacy (18/04/2013, 00:05) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
    deeds young bouy aint goin look work? struppps
  • talk it (18/04/2013, 21:03) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    He is not goood for society. Dam thief!

  • me (19/04/2013, 01:11) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    some people are so quick to judge ........
  • thts my school (22/04/2013, 21:10) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply

    i go to tht school and in class 5 i came 2 school and i see children cryin 4 the school. they were scared as hell there was more than 100 dollars i am in class 5 and we just raised tht money so we could buy our trophies,gowns,prizes dees man don know wa man ga go thru u nu they need stop dem $h1t bout dem theifin it ga stop and not only at my school anywhere in the bvi myron need kill he @zz 4 dis

  • sad (22/04/2013, 21:16) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    why man
  • hm (22/04/2013, 22:13) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    thts my school and i came school seein chidren cryin 4 the school all the money we raise we get it 4 nutin why des youths jus quit it im tired myron need hang he

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