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UPDATE: Fmr. Police messenger on assault charge

- reportedly hospitalised; has alleged ‘mental issues’
Delbert Henry was brought before the court on the charges of common assault and handling stolen goods. Photo:facebook
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Senior Crown Counsel Sarah Benjamin requested that an adjournment date be provided when the matter of USVI national, Delbert Henry was called before the Magistrate’s Court today, May 8, 2013.

Henry, 24, of Duffs Bottom is before the court on charges of handling stolen goods. The defendant formerly worked as a messenger for the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF).

Henry is also before the court on charges of common assault but has not appeared in court since being charged with the offence.

When the matter was called today, Benjamin told the court that on the last occasion, she was informed that the defendant was hospitalised and said it was her understanding that the situation remained the same

It remains unclear what the defendant was being treated for. However, Senior Magistrate Tamia Richards indicated during today’s hearing that Henry had ‘serious mental issues’.

The defendant will be called again on July 28, 2013.

See previous story posted November 22, 2012:

USVI national in court for allegedly handling stolen Blackberry 

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Delbert Henry, 24, of St Thomas, USVI was placed before the Magistrate’s court yesterday, November 21, 2012 on charges of handling stolen goods, knowing or having reason to believe same to be stolen.

The defendant, who told the court while representing himself that he worked at the Road Town Police Station, was accused of purchasing a Blackberry Curve 8520 at Duffs Bottom on October 14, 2012 which was suspected to be stolen at the time.

Crown Counsel Leslie Ann Faulkner told the court that the Virtual Complainant (VC) had attended the New Life Baptist Church on October 10, 2012 at about 2:37 P.M. and was leaving church to return to her vehicle which was parked nearby when she discovered that her jeep had been broken into and several items stolen, including a Blackberry Curve 8520.

Investigations by Police, she continued, revealed that a number of vehicles were broken into on the said day and this led them to a juvenile who reportedly admitted to breaking and entering the vehicle and taking the items, including the phone. The juvenile also allegedly indicated what he had done with the items.

On October 15, 2012 the defendant was met at his workplace at the Road Town Police Station, cautioned and told of the investigations concerning the stolen item.

Officers then allegedly recovered a Blackberry Curve 8520 from the defendant after which he was cautioned and arrested on suspicion of handling stolen goods.

The VC was called in to the police station and the phone was taken from the defendant and shown to her. She allegedly identified the phone as her own by the PIN number which is specific to the phone.

An audio/visual interview was conducted with the defendant during which he allegedly told the Police that he bought the phone from a young Hispanic male on October 14, 2012 for $60. He also allegedly told police that he was unaware whether the young man was employed and got no receipt for the transaction which occurred at Duffs Bottom.

The defendant was then formally charged and arrested for the offence of handling stolen goods and placed on $2000 station bail.

He will return to court on February 5, 2013.

23 Responses to “UPDATE: Fmr. Police messenger on assault charge”

  • old man (22/11/2012, 09:38) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    The people have become exhausted with all types of crime in the bvi
    • nayo bingy (22/11/2012, 10:20) Like (12) Dislike (1) Reply

      $h1t always happens to those who trying to stay out ah trouble. This was clearly an honest mistake this young man made. Ain't everyone criminal like the system would like to make u concive or mislead u to percive

    • under the bus (22/11/2012, 12:27) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      I guess we all have our price eh Nixx?
  • Tolian (22/11/2012, 14:49) Like (3) Dislike (1) Reply
    Well sah....I heard of another BB stolen and identified by PIN....this seems to be a wild thing now in the BVI. But sense alone will tell you any lil chap selling you a phone for some lil $60 to $75 means SUM TING WONG.

    • MEME (08/05/2013, 18:24) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
      Tolian, soon you will ask why people are leaving their vehicles there because they are breaking into them as well. Maybe they should leave them home or at the dealers
  • xoxoxo (22/11/2012, 14:59) Like (12) Dislike (0) Reply
    I dont think he did anything wrong....this is why I do not buy anything from anyone and also I love to get my receipts. This guy did messenger work for a while and handled money and checks all day and I never got none missing. Do you really think he would have stolen a blackberry......well count your losses but I think this needs further investigation. We have a lot of people up and down selling stuff even online in FB some of those things can be stolen too. People who buy may just be looking for a deal. Sorry you had to get urself in this. People look out may be next.
  • Popo (22/11/2012, 21:33) Like (6) Dislike (0) Reply
    Why should I not be able to leave anything in my vehicle it's the same as my house. Soon will I have to walk with my valuables to work when I am leaving. Really it makes me sick to have to be worrying about hiding this and that in my car when ever I park some where its sickening .
    • Hmmmm!! (08/05/2013, 16:05) Like (2) Dislike (1) Reply
      I agree that you should be able to leave anything in your vehicle or your house but why would you leave anything valuable in your vehicle when you know that their are thieves, burglars etc targeting any and everyone. Try and secure your stuff as best you can, although its shouldn't be that way but you have to work with the reality!! I don't even walk around with a handbag unnecessarily these days, if i don't have too i don't. I just stick whatever money and my phone in my pocket and I go like that.
  • Well Sah (23/11/2012, 20:33) Like (6) Dislike (0) Reply
    I think that the head line for this article should have BELONGER not USVI national because we all know that he is born in the USVI to BVI parents who make the trip to the USVI to have their children. Strupes
  • ausar (24/11/2012, 19:26) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Folks, if y'all are planning to go anywhere with stuff in yours cars, always leave items in the trunk!
    • So rrrr (08/05/2013, 23:39) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      Dem cant pick trunks? Or better yet fold the backseat and get entrance
  • @@@@@ (08/05/2013, 12:40) Like (1) Dislike (1) Reply
    this poor child
    • Non-sense (08/05/2013, 16:01) Like (2) Dislike (5) Reply
      Don't feel sorry for him he should be in jail walking around the place like he is some badman causing trouble !!! > : (
  • links (08/05/2013, 12:43) Like (12) Dislike (1) Reply
    I see this boy walking the streets with no shirt and sweating profusely and I figured something was wrong with him. I hope those mental health people ain't messup the man with that calm down needle.
    • NEIGHBOUR (08/05/2013, 16:15) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
      I agree with you the BVI government needs to do something to assist with the intervention of these young strong able bodied men who's lives with countless opportunities are going to waste. I know the dude as a kid, its shocking to see him today.
  • VIlander (08/05/2013, 13:48) Like (8) Dislike (3) Reply
    He ain must have issues, u got the man in the news & u solved the case already. U want him to go prison for buying a stolen phone with $$$ he worked for.

    He was tryign to save a buck & probably didn't enquire if it was stolen or not & street transactions don't have receipts but smart ppl don't buy ting on the street
  • Native Son Inc (08/05/2013, 14:22) Like (11) Dislike (1) Reply
    I hail this man the other day. Man told me don't call him by his Gvt name. He say he name simba that one hurt me like what happen to my partner mehnn. Can some one answer it for me
  • wet well (08/05/2013, 16:32) Like (3) Dislike (6) Reply

    he got his full sences not a damm thing wrong with he but he got hands

  • Jo El (08/05/2013, 23:43) Like (1) Dislike (1) Reply
    Seems like the young boys in that family has some sort of demon......Let his preacher uncle pray for him and his cousins. Find the source of his troubles....Where is his father? His parents, grand parents, any body.....
  • John (09/05/2013, 01:08) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    not one thing wrong with him why u think he up tola check it out and ask the guy in st.thomas.
  • O-Rap (09/05/2013, 01:34) Like (0) Dislike (1) Reply
    Are you kidding me, why don't you just leave everything on the dash of your vehicles, everywhere you go in the world you are advised to secure your vehicles and remove valuables from plain sight. We know the country is hurting and some of the criminals on these streets are "hungry" they make cars with locks so you and secure them do so, prevention is always better than cure.
  • heart broken (09/05/2013, 11:47) Like (2) Dislike (1) Reply
    its a pity to see how this boy turn out to be. i saw him up to yesterday(May 8th 2013) and he is in a mess, he have in locks, walking round the street looking dazed, crazy and insane. wheres this boy family? we cannot afford to let another one of our young men roam the street, go to prison or worst kill himself..

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