News & Updates
The death of two motorcyclists in less than a week has prompted Head of the Traffic Division, Senior Superintendent Calvin Allen to again appeal to road users to obey the rules of the road and exercise due care and courtesy.
"Helmets. The wearing of helmets for motorcyclists cannot be overemphasized," he said. "Too many motorcyclists continue to flout the law and put their lives at risk by refusing to wear a helmet.”
Commissioner of Police, Dr Carl Williams is commending the investigating officers in two murder cases following the conviction and subsequent sentencing of the accused persons on February 18 and 19 in the Westmoreland Circuit Court.
Detectives attached to the Westmoreland Proactive Investigation Unit arrested a pastor for breaches of the Law Reform (Fraudulent Transaction) (Special Provision) Act on Cooke Street in Savanna-la-Mar, Westmoreland on Saturday, February 20.
The Port Maria Police in St Mary seized one SLR rifle and a shotgun along with one 12-gauge cartridge during an operation on Pagee main road, Port Maria, St. Mary on Wednesday, February 17.
Reports are that a team of officers was on operation about 1:15.p.m, when the driver of a Honda Accord motor vehicle was signalled to stop, the vehicle and the occupants were searched and the weapons found.
Both occupants were taken into custody however; their identities are being withheld pending further investigations.
Police Officers attached to Savanna-la-Mar and Sandy Bay Police Stations seized two firearms and several rounds of ammunition in separate incidents in their respective areas on Tuesday, February 16.
The first incident occurred about 11:00 a.m., at a plaza along Great George Street, Savanna-la-Mar, Westmoreland when a shop was searched and a 380 pistol with six 380 rounds was found. An additional forty-nine 380 rounds of ammunition was found in a sock in a section of the shop.
Nineteen motorcycles were today handed over to the Jamaica Constabulary Force, courtesy of J. Wray and Nephew Limited.
In a ceremony on the lawns of the Office of the Commissioner of Police on Old Hope Road, Kingston 6, J. Wray and Nephew’s Managing Director, Clement Lawrence, said he envisioned that the motorcycles would help engender positive interactions between the Police and citizens, thereby improving the safety of communities across the island.
A Police Constable attached to the Westmoreland Division remains in custody as investigations continue into the circumstances surrounding the death of his brother in Hatfield in the parish on Sunday, February 14.
Police officers who visited the scene say that about 4:30 p.m., the cop’s sibling was found with a gunshot wound to the upper body; he died on the spot.
Investigators are also reporting that the Policeman’s licensed firearm has been seized and statements are being collected from alleged witnesses.
Detectives attached to the Counter Terrorism and Organized Crime Investigation Branch (C-TOC) are this evening renewing their call for victims of a scheme, in which Government and privately owned land in Dallas Mountain, Papine in St. Andrew was being illegally sold and distributed, to contact them.
Persons who were allotted lots and/or have paid monies to secure lots are again being asked to contact Detective Inspector Andrew Phinn at C-TOC’s Fraud Squad by calling 948-5906 or 922-5587 or visiting the C-TOC office at 34 Duke Street Kingston.
STATEMENT FROM THE COMMISSIONER OF POLICE: POLITICAL CAMPAIGN ACTIVITIES BANNED IN FLANKER, ST. JAMES
The Jamaica Constabulary Force has instituted a ban on all political campaign activities in the community of Flanker in St. James with immediate effect.
This decision was taken in consultation with the Election Centre, which comprises, inter alia, the Political Ombudsman and representatives of the People’s National Party (PNP), Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) and the Jamaica Constabulary Force.
Accordingly, no permit will be granted for any Political March, Motorcade, Spot Meeting or Political Meeting in the said community.
Officers attached to the Norman Manley International Airport Police Post arrested and charged a Cuban national for Forgery, Uttering forged documents and Conspiracy to deceive on Monday, February 08.
She has been identified as 29-year-old Yamile Alvarez Hernandez, accountant of Sancti Spiritus, Cuba.
Reports are that about 5:30 a.m., Hernandez attempted to depart the island for New York using a forged Jamaican passport that was reported lost. Hernandez was later charged for Forgery, Uttering forged documents and Conspiracy to deceive.