Zico to Face Court for Murder

Thirty-year-old Tremaine Melford, otherwise called ‘Zico’, meter technician of 4 West, Greater Portmore in St. Catherine is scheduled to face the court to answer to the charge of murder committed in the parish on Friday, December 06.

Dead is 76-year-old Alphanso Bailey of the above-mentioned address.

Reports from the Portmore Police are that about 4:20 p.m., Bailey and Melford had a dispute when a knife was used to stab Bailey. On arrival of the Police, Bailey was assisted to the hospital where he died while undergoing treatment. Melford was subsequently charged however his court date will be announced at a later date.

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Man to face court for Portmore murder-Tremaine Melford

Firearm and Ammunition Seized in Kingston- Four Men in Custody

Four persons were taken into custody following the seizure of a firearm and several rounds of ammunition during a Vehicular Check Point (VCP) along Port Royal Street, Downtown, Kingston on Sunday, December 22.

Reports are that about 11:05 p.m., lawmen were conducting routine checks in the area when they signaled the driver of a Mazda Demeo motor car to stop. The vehicle and its occupants were searched and one  Smith and Wesson .38 revolver loaded with five (5) rounds of ammunition was found in a white sock on the floor of the vehicle. All four men were subsequently arrested however their identities are being withheld pending further investigations.

Man Charged with Larceny of Motor Vehicle and Conspiracy

Thirty-six-year-old Andre Cohen, haulage contractor of 7 East Greater Portmore, St. Catherine was charged with Larceny of Motor Vehicle and Conspiracy to Larceny of Motor Vehicle on Friday, December 20.

The charges stem from the theft of the complainant’s motor vehicle from Diamond Avenue in Eltham Park, Spanish Town in the parish on Wednesday, December 18. Reports are that about 2:14 a.m., the accused and two men stole the car from the complainant’s yard. An alarm was raised and citizens intercepted the motor vehicle and apprehended the accused. The other men escaped. The accused was later handed over to the Police and subsequently charged. His court date will be announced soon.

Two Charged With Housebreaking and Larceny

Two persons are to face the court to answer to the charge of Housebreaking and Larceny committed in Kingston West and St.Elizabeth Divisions.

Charged are:

  • A 16-year-old boy; and
  • Fifty-four-year-old Conroy Lawrence, a taxi operator of Fyffes Pen, St. Elizabeth.

The teenager was charged after he was implicated in the Monday, March 11th break-in at a  business place at the intersection of Spanish Town Road and West street in Kingston. Reports are that the complainant securely locked his business place and left. On his return, he found the locks to the establishment removed, the door open and grocery items and appliances removed from the store. 

The teenager was arrested on Wednesday, December 11th and subsequently charged on Saturday, December 21 following a question and answer session.

His court date is being finalized.

Portland teen remanded in custody

A teenager was remanded in custody when he appeared in the Portland Parish Court on Wednesday, December 18 to answer to charges stemming from breaches of the Larceny Act.

The teen was charged in relation to a Monday, December 16 incident in Port Antonio, Portland. It is alleged that about 6:00 p.m., the teen broke a glass window at the back of a shop, entered and stole a cellular phone. The Police were alerted and the teen was accosted and searched. The stolen item was found in a bag that he had in his possession.         

He is to reappear before the Port Antonio Children’s  Court on Monday, January 13, 2020.

Investigation continues.

Twenty-Five Officers Receive Awards in Kingston Western Division

Twenty-five Police officers from the Kingston Western Division were presented with special awards by the Commissioner of Police Major General Antony Anderson on Friday, December 6. The officers were recognized and commended for their contribution and commitment in making their communities safer during the Kingston Western Division’s annual conference and award ceremony at the Heart Trust Garmex facility in Kingston.

The Police officers from the Dehnam Town , Trench Town, Admiral Town,  Tivoli Garden and Darling Street Police Stations were in attendance as Commissioner of Police Major General Antony Anderson spoke in length on Policing despite challenges.

The Commissioner took the opportunity to remind officers that Policing is not a job. “If you don’t have a passion for it, you won’t last. The fact that you all have lasted in the midst of the challenges is commenable!” he stated.

Officers were reassured of new technological advances to come on stream within the JCF to aid them carrying out their duties more effectively. These technologies include, an updated microwave system that will carry five times the amout of data islandwide and the introduction of digital station records to replace over 30 paper-based registers. Additionally, license plate recognition cameras on Police vehicles and traffic lights will be in place to assist in policing the nation’s roadways.

Major General Anderson shared that the changes are set to commence in the year 2020 and will ultimately increase the JCF’s continued  effort to be a Force for good.

More charges for teen nabbed in cellular phone robbery

A teenager who was nabbed on Monday, December 9 after allegedly robbing a cellular phone in downtown Kingston has now been linked to another crime in the area.

According to the Kingston Western Police, while in custody on a charge of Robbery with Aggravation, investigations revealed that the teen had been fingered in a March 2019 incident of shop breaking and larceny that was committed at a bar on Pechon Street, Kingston. As a result, the teenager, who has been identified as 19-year-old Adrian McKnight of Oakland Road, Kingston 11, has been slapped with additional charges of Shopbreaking and Larceny. He is to appear in the Kingston and St. Andrew Parish Court in the coming week

Car thief charged by Police

The St. Catherine South Police are reporting a breakthrough in a case in which a taxi operator was robbed at gunpoint of his motor car and other belongings at the Southborough roundabout in Portmore in the parish on Wednesday, December 11.

According to investigators, detectives have recovered the motor car and arrested and charged a suspect in connection with the incident.

The accused man is 25-year-old Cheddo Murray, otherwise called ‘Diego’, a graphic artist of Daytona, Portmore in St. Catherine. He has been charged with Robbery with Aggravation and Illegal Possession of Firearm.

It is alleged that about 9:15 p.m., Murray and another man boarded a taxi, posing as passengers. Murray then reportedly brandished a firearm and robbed the taxi operator of cash and his motor car. The taxi operator escaped from the vehicle and reported the matter to the Police. After intense investigations, the motor car was recovered in St. Andrew and Murray arrested. He was subsequently placed on an identification parade, where he was pointed out by the complainant.

Murray’s court date is being finalized.

Church Leader Charged For Rape

A man identified as a church leader is to appear in the Hanover Parish Court on Tuesday, December 17 after he was charged with seven counts of rape by the Hanover Police.

The man was arrested on Monday, December 10, by a patrol team that team observed him beating a child in Barnes Lane, Mount Pelier community in Sandy Bay, Hanover. After conducting follow-up enquiries, the sexual misconduct allegations came to the fore, and detectives from the Hanover Centre for the Investigation of Sexual Offences and Child Abuse were called in to bolster the investigative team.

Investigations turned up several allegations of sexual misconduct concerning children in the community. After collecting several statements, the man was subsequently charged. Investigators are now appealing to persons who may have been victims of the man, or who may have any information that can assist them to contact the Hanover CISOCA at 876-953-5312, or 956-2304, Police 119 emergency number or the nearest police station.