Christine Deowah

Charged: Christine Deowah

A WOMAN police constable on three criminal charges was placed on $1.5 million bail on Monday.

Christine Deowah, a special reserve police officer for the past six years, appeared before Point Fortin magistrate Alicia Chankar charged with misbehaviour in public office and larceny of Government property, namely a firearm and rounds of ammunition.

The charges against her involve a 9mm gun with 17 rounds of ammunition which could not be located for hours last June 20.

They were lodged at the Cedros police station but then went missing for seven hours. They were found wrapped in piece of cloth in the engine of a damaged vehicle. The serial number of the gun was filed off.

Deowah, who was arrested at her Cedros home on Sunday, was charged by ASP Brian Ramphall. She was represented by attorney Mickey Dindial when she appeared in court.

Sgt Jesse Jitmansingh, who prosecuted, did not object to bail as he said she had a clean criminal record. He however asked for the conditions that she be made to report to the police station and surrender her passport with her United States visa.

Deowah, 31, and a mother of one, was attached to the Cedros police station in the South Western Police Division.

Chankar placed her on $1.5 million bail with the conditions that her passport be surrendered and she report to the Point Fortin police station twice a week.