Man caught keeping key to stolen vehicle fined K600

National, Normal

The National, Wednesday 10th April, 2013


A MAN who was carrying around the key to a stolen vehicle although he denied stealing it has been fined K600.

Lae District Court magistrate Sasa Inkung fined Jonathan Paru, 24, from Markham, Morobe, after police found the key in his possession at his Nadzab home early this month.

The key, according to police, was for a vehicle (Reg No BCO 486) which was stolen on Feb 18.

Paru admitted that he had the keys but denied stealing the vehicle. He said some boys gave the key to him.

Inkung told Paru that although he did not steal the vehicle, the key was found on him.

“You must not repeat this. The court will be hard on you the next time,” Inkung said.

In another case, three men and a juvenile were ordered to pay K700 each as police bail and to appear in court on June 5 on charges of possessing weapons illegally.

Police said the suspects were caught with the weapons at the Snack Bar Service Station in Lae, Morobe.

The suspects did not admit having the weapons but gave different stories to the court in defence.

Inkung adjourned the matter to June5 and told both parties to bring their witnesses.