Four males, including a juvenile have been arrested and charged for Arson and Sacrilege following an incident on Ocho Rios, St. Ann on Monday, February 26.

Charged are:

  1. Nineteen-year-old Hassaine Harrilal otherwise called ‘Duppy’, of Farm Hill, Exchange, Ocho Rios, St. Ann.
  2. Nineteen-year-old Jamiel McDonald otherwise called ‘Jamie’, of Cornpiece, Exchange, Ocho Rios, St. Ann.
  3. Twenty-one-year-old Dillano Headlam otherwise called ‘Juvi’, barber of Cornpiece, Exchange, Ocho Rios, St. Ann.
  4. A 15-year-old boy also of Exchange, Ocho Rios, St. Ann.

Reports from the Ochi Rios Police are that about 10:00 p.m. the police were alerted to a fire at a local church. Following cooling down operations, it was discovered that the building and several items inside the church were damaged at an estimated value of $1,500,000.00 JMD.

Further checks revealed that clothing and food items to include rice, flour and sugar were missing. Police acting on information conducted operations in the area where a premise was searched, and the items discovered.                                                                         

The occupants of the house were subsequently taken into custody and later charged.

Their court date is being finalised.