A police constable appeared in court yesterday charged with stealing a cellular phone from a drunk man.
PC Lester Regis, 30, of South Oropouche, worked for the past four years as a police officer and was last attached to the Traffic Branch at the San Fernando Police Station.
Regis was not called upon to enter a plea to the charge that last month he stole a $4,000 Samsung Galaxy S-III cellphone from a man who had been arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol and taken to the San Fernando Police Station.
Regis was represented by attorney Cedric Neptune who asked that his client, who had been in police custody since Tuesday, be placed on reasonable bail.
Neptune said Regis had no previous or pending matters before the court and was not a flight risk.
He also said that Regis lived with his mother, had ties to the community and was the father of a four-year-old boy.
Prosecutor Cleyon Seedan made no objection to bail and said a State attorney will be appointed in the case.
Senior Magistrate Indra Ramoo-Haynes placed Regis on $50,000 bail and adjourned the matter to November 22.