Sunday, November 29, 2020

Pair Tries to Get Away with Stolen Water Tank Strapped to Car Roof. They Were Charged.

A 52-year-old woman pleaded guilty to stealing a 250-gallon water storage tank from a national park.

Celia Lynes stole the tank from Edmund Spencer Moxey Youth and Community Center on September 11th.  Lynes initially denied the act while her companion 45-year-old Kevin Cooper pleaded guilty, fined $1500, and placed on probation for two years.

But after seven weeks at the Bahamas Department of Corrections, Lynes pleaded guilty to the offense.

The court heard that Lynes and Cooper arrived at the park in a red Passo, parked, and walked to the western side of the facility. They detached the tank and strapped it to the roof of their vehicle, then drove off.

An employee observing the act called the police and officers were soon hot on their heels. The suspects’ vehicle was stopped and they were arrested.

Lynes was given two years probation and given 9 months in jail if she failed to be of good behavior.

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