A teenager who threatened to burn down his stepmother’s home was on Thursday given a chance to make amends when he appeared at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts.Eighteen-year-old Edward Motilal, of Lot 113 Unity Village, East Coast Demerara (ECD), admitted to the charge after it was read to him by Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan.The Court heard that on July 30, 2018, at Diamond, East Bank Demerara (EBD), he used threatening language towards his stepmother, Luanna Walker, whereby breaching the peace.According to facts presented to the Court, on the day in question, the defendant got into an argument with the Virtual Complainant (VC) over a pair of shoes and he threatened to burn the house down. The VC became afraid and made a report at the Diamond Police Outpost.In his defence, Motilal told the Court that he was abused by Walker and her daughter for wearing his brother’s shoes.“I just put on de shoe and went to lime with my friends on the corner, then I hear they calling me, but I didn’t go then, I see they come out to me and start slapping me and then de daughter pull off de shoe, then I start cuss up,” the teen explained.However, the VC’s daughter, who appeared on behalf of her mother, said that her stepbrother had a mental issue and as such, her mother wanted him to be removed from their home.The matter was discharged by the Chief Magistrate after it was related to her that Motilal had a mental health problem.
Fright Fest will feature live entertainment, ghosts, goblins, mazes and plenty of spooky special effects, Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday at Six Flag California’s Magic Mountain, 26101 Magic Mountain Parkway, Valencia. Admission: $49.99. Parking: $10. Call (661) 255-4111. Golftoberfest will feature golf played at night with glowing golf balls; a dinner of bratwurst, sausages and sauerkraut served with Octoberfest beer and an auction, all to benefit the Samuel Dixon Family Health Center, 5-11 p.m. Friday at Vista Valencia Golf Course, 24700 Trevino Drive, Valencia. Call Sara Hagen at (661) 678-5116. Monster Mash Dance will feature dancing to the music of Jimmy Sax and Flat Broke, 7:30-10:30 p.m. Friday at the SCV Senior Center, 22900 Market St., Newhall. Costumes are encouraged. Cost: $5. Call (661) 259-9444. Halloween Costume Contest & Dance, 7:30 p.m. Friday at Suburbia, 26846 Oak Ave., Canyon Country. Cost: $10. Visit www.hlproductions.com. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week “Frankenstein” will be presented, 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday at the Canyon Theatre Guild, 24242 San Fernando Road, Newhall. Tickets: $10-$13 for adults and $8-$10 for students and seniors. Call (661) 799-2702. Santa Clarita Valley Business Group Fall Fest Expo will feature a pancake breakfast, business booths, a bounce house and more all with the theme “Trick or Treat,” 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday at Creative Years Nursery School, 21710 Golden Triangle Road, Santa Clarita. Call Katri Tyni at (661) 254-0718 Or Kym Cappi at (661) 251-5929. Lombardi Ranch will offer thousands of pumpkins to choose from, wagon rides, face painting, a petting zoo, pony rides and Scarecrow Alley, Saturday and Sunday at 29527 Bouquet Canyon Road, Saugus. Admission is free, with a small fee for certain activities. Call (661) 296-8697. Spooky Family Crafting event will feature Halloween stamping on cookies, 1-2:30 p.m. Saturday at Timeless Memories, 24922 Anza Drive, No. B, Valencia. Cost: $15 for one adult and one child; $2 for each additional cookie and $5 for each additional child. Call (661) 295-8490 or visit www.timelessmems.com. “I Sincerely Doubt That This Old House is Very Haunted” will be presented, 2 p.m. Saturday and 6:30 p.m. Sunday at the Canyon Theatre Guild, 24242 San Fernando Road, Newhall. Tickets: $10-$13 for adults and $8-$10 for students and seniors. Call (661) 799-2702. Free Halloween photos of pets, 2-5 p.m. Saturday during the grand opening of Seco Canyon Animal Clinic, 27935 Seco Canyon Road, Santa Clarita. Costumes are available or bring your own. Call (661) 296-8848. Halloween event will feature a costume contest for all ages, 3 p.m.; a diaper dash for babies and toddlers, 3:30 p.m.; and an open gym session for all ages, 4 p.m. at Anti-Gravity Sports Complex, 27927 Smyth Drive, Valencia. Following the gym session will be carnival games, pizza, a scary movie and a haunted house. Cost: $35. Call (661) 702-0123. Halloween Funfest and costume contest, 4-5:30 p.m. Saturday at Chesebrough Park, 23505 Sunset Hills Drive, Valencia. Call Steve Treatman at (661) 297-1699. Halloween party for kids, 5-7 p.m. and for adults 21 and over, 8 p.m.-close Saturday at The Londoner, 18511 Soledad Canyon Road, Canyon Country. Cost: $5. Proceeds will benefit the Yes I Can program at Golden Valley High School. Call (661) 755-4813. Parents Without Partners Halloween party, 7 p.m. Saturday at the home of club President Melda Somers, 23939 Windward Lane, Valencia. Call (661) 253-1301. Haunted Jailhouse & Halloween Carnival will feature department displays, game booths, a costume contest and hauntingly fun jail cells, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday at the Santa Clarita Valley sheriff’s station, 23740 W. Magic Mountain Parkway, Valencia. A $1 donation is requested. Call (661) 255-1121. Harvest party will feature games, food and candy with the theme “Hail to Our Heroes,” 6-8 p.m. Monday at New Life Assembly of God Church, 27053 Honby Ave., Canyon Country. Call (661) 251-2770. To submit an event to the Daily News Halloween Calendar, contact Sharon Cotal at (661) 257-5256, fax her at (661) 257-5262, e-mail her at email@example.com or write her at 24800 Avenue Rockefeller, Valencia, CA 91355. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!