Woman Charged with Murder in Trelawny

Detectives assigned to the Trelawny Police Division charged 33-year-old Tennisha Miller of Carey Park, Trelawny with the murder of 38-year-old Gregory Geddes of Reserve district in the parish committed on Tuesday, December 17.

Reports are that about 8:45 p.m., Geddes was at a bar when an argument developed between him and Miller. A knife was brought into play and was used to stab Geddes. The Police were summoned and Geddes was taken to the hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Miller was later interviewed and subsequently charged.

Her court date will be announced at a later date.

Man Charged With Larceny of Motor Vehicle

Sixty-three-year-old Devon Phillips, trucker driver of New Roads district, Yallahs, St Thomas was charged with Larceny of Motor Vehicle on Wednesday, December 18.

Reports are that about 1:50 p.m., the accused stole the car from a car park in Kingston
on Saturday, November 2. He was subsequently held by the Police with the
complainant’s property and was charged following a question and answer session.

His court date will be announced at a later date.

Man Charged with Larceny of Motor Vehicle – Devon Phillips

Police Seek Witness for Court

The Narcotics Police are seeking the public’s assistance in locating a Person of Interest in relation to an active investigation.

He is Jerome Jackson of a St. Mary address.

Jackson is being asked to report to the Area 2 Narcotics Police by 12:00 p.m., on Wednesday, December 26 as the detectives are of the view that he can assist in the investigations.

Meanwhile, anyone knowing the whereabouts of Jerome Jackson is being asked to contact the Area 2 Narcotics at 876-975-4779, Crime Stop at 311, the Police 119 emergency number or the nearest Police Station.

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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

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. 

Half-Way-Tree Police Warn Citizens

The Half Way Tree Police in St. Andrew is warning job seekers to beware of fraudsters who have been using an employment agency called Global Employees Services to fleece several unsuspecting persons of cash.

Investigators say the fictitious agency places ads online and in local newspapers, promising jobs for persons. Persons are asked to pay a registration fee, and in some cases, for medicals and uniforms. The jobs never materialize.

The Police say though they have been tracking the agency’s operations, the fraudsters remain elusive. With at more a dozen reports in recent times, they are now warning persons seeking jobs to be careful. 

Among the things to watch out for are:

  1. Agencies that charge exorbitant registration fees
  2. Agencies that ask persons to pay for ID cards, uniforms, medicals and other work-related paraphernalia 
  3. Agencies without a working telephone number or address

The Police are also reminding persons that the Ministry of Labour maintains a list of approved employment agencies on its website. Persons should always check this list before engaging an employment agency.

Police Seize High-Powered Weapons

With a commitment to creating safer communities and roadways, the Hanover Police have heightened their operational activities throughout the parish, resulting in the seizure of  two high powered rifles and a pistol along with 139 assorted rounds of ammunition on Sunday, December 15.

A team of officers assigned to the Hanover Division carried out a pre-dawn operation in Dry Hill district in the parish, a house was searched  and officers found:

  • One M16 rifle, One Ak 47 rifle,
  • One Single Action Browning pistol,
  • One M16 magazine,
  • Three AK 47 magazines,
  • Four 9mm magazines – one of which is extended,
  • One Uzi Sub-machine magazine, 
  • Fifty- nine 7.62 rounds of ammunition,
  • Sixty-nine 5.56 rounds of ammunition,
  • Twenty 9mm rounds of ammunition and
  • One .45 round of ammunition.

Three persons including a female were taken into custody in relation to the seizure. However, their identities are being withheld pending further investigations.

Divisional Commander Superintendent Sharon Beeput said with several events scheduled to take place throughout the parish during the Yuletide season, the operations were apart of the operational strategy to ensure the safety and security of residents and visitors alike.

This seizure brings the tally of firearms and ammunition seized in the month of December to 18 firearms and 525 assorted rounds of ammunition.