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Man who smashed several vehicle windscreens in RT granted $30K bail; Placed on curfew

- Claims he turned his anger on parked cars because he didn’t get medical attention
Carrot Bay resident Glenford Smith Jr, 30, who is accused of criminally damaging over 19 vehicles last month in Road Town, was earlier today, Monday, March 2, 2022, granted $30,000 bail and also placed on a nightly curfew. Photo: Team of Reporters/File
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Carrot Bay resident Glenford Smith Jr, 30, who is accused of criminally damaging over 19 vehicles last month in Road Town, was earlier today, Wednesday, March 2, 2022, granted $30,000 bail and also placed on a nightly curfew.

He appeared before Magistrate Khadeen Palmer where the 19 Criminal Damage complaints were read to him for his information.

According to the court, on February 12, 2022, he criminally damaged the said vehicles without lawful excuse.

The Crown did not object to bail and he was offered bail in the amount of $30,000 with one signed surety.

As part of his bail conditions, he is to report to the West End Police Station every Friday between the hours of 6:30 am and 12:00 pm.

He was also placed on a 9:00 pm to 6:00 am nightly curfew.

The magistrate also requested a mental health evaluation for him.


The allegations read in court by Crown Counsel Lyn Dailey states that on the day in question at about 10:00 am an anonymous caller alerted the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) informing them that the accused was at Waterfront Drive smashing the windshields and windows of several vehicles that were parked in the Old Hospital Parking lot and Romasco Building parking lot with a stick.

The police responded and met the accused seated on the Adina Donovan Home’s porch with a tree branch in his hand “acting in a boisterous manner.”

Persons in the immediate area were interviewed and they identified the accused as the culprit.

When he was informed of the report made against him and he replied: “I mashed up the vehicles.”

He was then arrested and transported to the Road Town Police Station.

He was later taken to the Dr D. Orlando Smith Hospital for a mental evaluation and was admitted for a mental assessment.

Later on, he was discharged and taken back into police custody. A report was also submitted on his mental state and he was subsequently interviewed under caution.

Accused blame not getting medical help for crime

According to the Crown, the accused said on the day of the incident, he requested a ride from his mother, whom he resides with, to the hospital because he was experiencing sharp back pain.

He claimed that his mother ignored him and he left the house and began walking to Road Town.

Upon arrival in Road Town, he said he grabbed a tree branch to help him walk and proceeded to the old Hospital Building seeking medical attention.

It was then he was told by the security officer that the clinic was closed. He claimed that because of that he became peeved and went down to the parking lot where he attacked the vehicles with the stick he was carrying.

The RVIPF also obtained video footage that showed the accused damaging the vehicles.

 The matter was adjourned to April 7, 2022, for report.

15 Responses to “Man who smashed several vehicle windscreens in RT granted $30K bail; Placed on curfew”

  • Wreck It Ralph (02/03/2022, 18:13) Like (9) Dislike (0) Reply
    Well apparently the backpain wasn't that bad for this foo to grab a branch and smash windshields LOL some people really does make me wonder
  • Miro (02/03/2022, 19:40) Like (1) Dislike (11) Reply
    Better close the comment section
  • Wonder (02/03/2022, 20:32) Like (1) Dislike (2) Reply
    I wonder what is happening with our parked vehicle in curfew times that have been severely damaged by a driver of another vehicle. Police seems not to have the answer. does the ministry of health have the answer on how do we get back our vehicle. Was the matter drawn to their attention? We are out of a vehicle for months police can't give an answer all they saying it's a mental issue. Insurance running from paying us saying they can't get the owner of the vehicle to sign off. What do we do? For months now we are awaiting and being inconvenienced. Mental case. Mr. Commissioner, mill mall insurance we need answers, owner of the vehicle we need answers. The ministry of health we need answers. Sometimes needs to be done it's a very long time and no answers. We have been very patient in awaiting answere and transportation.

    All of a sudden because its 26 vehicles damaged by a some one who seems to have a mental issue this sparked attention but because it's our one that has been pushed on the back burner. Please refuel our issue we need our transportation woes worked out.
  • Bevin G. (02/03/2022, 21:30) Like (1) Dislike (10) Reply
    Why as a country we are charging this man so much in bail? If we look at the annual budget for 2020, we will see that standing finance allocated $2m to the legal fund, which should include bail money. We need to institute easy laws on our people. Instead of waste money on a simple case, which insurance will pay out on, give the man 2 options, testicular removal or 60 days balo and call it good. Simple governance people.
    • @ Bevin (03/03/2022, 00:26) Like (1) Dislike (1) Reply
      Hope next set of veichles is you n your family
      Hope you come with this political affairs !
    • minute man (03/03/2022, 06:17) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      @Bevin G. Puré hog wash you are chatting
    • lodger (03/03/2022, 07:16) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      You dont seem to know how bail works. No money changes hands unless the magistrate asks for a cash portion. The bail is to ensure the accused attends court when the case is called. If they do not, he or his guarantor has to pay that amount into the court. It does not cost government anything.
  • NezRez (02/03/2022, 22:01) Like (9) Dislike (0) Reply
    He's granted $30,000 bail money and placed on curfew? Who will post his bail? We desperately need a mental facility for these people instead of leaders always smiling for pictures and installing things less important. BVI Love is lacking in so many ways.
  • Trying to understand (03/03/2022, 02:58) Like (9) Dislike (0) Reply
    Why put the man on a night curfew when he committed the crime in broad daylight? Help me to understand...
    • My girl (03/03/2022, 09:53) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
      I am baffled by that curfew as well. He needs to be on a 24 hour curfew in the behavioral ward at the hospital.
    • ... (03/03/2022, 17:59) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      for one you dont know what he will get up to if he gets frustrated at night. He probably need to move and catch a fresh start because if hes not mental then his reputation is in the dumps.
  • Mental health (03/03/2022, 03:11) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Mental health is a great issue , he needs help
  • Help (05/03/2022, 17:46) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    is he treated for his alleged medical condition?

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