News & Updates

FAKE OVERSEAS EMPLOYMENT AGENCY BUSTED

Thirty-three-year-old Andre Bowen of Port View, Kingston 20 has been charged with ten counts of Obtaining Money by False Pretence and Fraudulent Conversion.

Allegations are that while employed to a legitimate agency for recruiting students for work and travel programmes in the United States of America, Bowen posed as an agent of an unregistered agency and fleeced students of USD 15,000, claiming that the monies were fees to help them secure jobs overseas.

C-TOC CHARGES MARKETING OFFICER FOR BREACHES OF THE FORGERY ACT

Detectives attached to the Counter Terrorism and Organized Crime Investigation Branch

(C-TOC) arrested and charged a man for Forgery and Uttering Forged Documents on Friday, March 11.

Charged is 49-year-old George Parchment, a marketing officer of Moreton Park Avenue, Kingston 10.

Parchment’s charges stem from allegations by a financial institution that whilst applying for a car loan, he submitted fictitious documents, including a fake Taxpayer Registration Number (TRN).

C-TOC CHARGES MAN FOR OBTAINING MONEY BY FALSE PRETENSE

Detectives from the Counter-Terrorism and Organised Crime Investigation Branch (C-TOC) arrested and charged 47-year-old Chris Barrett, Air Condition Technician of Park Avenue, Havendale, Kingston 8 for Obtaining Money by Means of False Pretence on Friday, March 11.

Reports are that between February 2013 and September 2015 nine individuals gave Barrett more than JMD 10,000,000 to purchase motor vehicles on auction on their behalf. After collecting payments, Barrett gave several excuses for not being able to purchase the requested vehicles.

Drug Seizures in Two Cities

Police officers at the Norman Manley International Airport (NMIA) and Narcotics Police in Area One seized several pounds of illegal drugs and arrested two persons—one of them a foreigner—earlier this week.

No Tolerance for Offensive Weapons

The Police have noted with concern the number of serious crimes (including murders) that have been committed since the start of the year with knives, machetes and similar implements. Fifty-one such incidents have been reported so far.

It has also been observed that in many of cases, such implements became murder weapons of opportunity, as they were oftentimes on hand when disputes escalated.

High Commands Bats For Top Cop

The Police High Command is putting its weight behind the ‘Drop of Love’ Blood Drive, which is being spearheaded by LASCO/ JCF Police Officer of the year, Detective Sergeant Ava Lindo in conjucntion with the Lasco Nurse and Principal of the Year.

The Blood Drive will take place Friday, March 11 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Police Officers’ Club. 

"Join me in support of this worthy venture," Police Commissioner, Dr. Carl Williams encouraged.

Educator on Fraud Rap

A corporate area educator is booked to reappear in the Half Way Tree Resident’s Magistrate Court on Friday, March 18 after being granted bail on a fraud rap.

He has been identified as 48-year-old Anthony Adizua, teacher of Bellemount Place, Kingston. He is accused of breaching the Consumer Protection Act.

Reports are that in 2015, the accused was given JMD 1.5 million to import a motor car. Adizua reportedly imported a motor vehicle that did not meet the requested standards. As a result, the motorcar was returned with the agreement that it be sold and the money refunded. 

Truck Careens Into Gully, Driver Dies

Forty-five-year-old Rohan Jumi of Green Acres in Spanish Town, St. Catherine died from injuries he received in a fatal crash on Spur Tree Hill main road in Manchester on Saturday, March 05.

Reports from the Mandeville  Police are that about 5:00 a.m., Jumi was driving a Freightliner motor truck towards St. Elizabeth when he reportedly lost control of the motor truck, which careened off the road and landed in a gully. Jumi and a female passenger were removed from the truck and taken to hospital when he died; the female was admitted.

Investigations continue.

48 Hours: Six Firearms Seized & Several Arrested

Six illegal firearms were taken off the streets by the Police between Friday March 4 and Saturday, March 5.

The seizures began about 8:00 a.m. on Friday, in Discovery Bay, St Ann. A man was reportedly spearfishing when he noticed an object on the sea bed. He retrieved the object and discovered that it was a handgun. It was then handed over to the Police.

WOMAN FACING GUN CHARGES

A 21-year-old woman of Westchester in Portmore, St. Catherine is facing charges stemming from alleged breaches of the Firearms Act following her arrest by members of the Portmore Proactive Investigations Unit on Monday, February 29.

Reports are that about 7:30 p.m., the team was on patrol along the 2 East main road in the parish when the woman was observed behaving suspiciously. She was accosted, subsequently searched and a .45 Pistol loaded with a magazine containing six .45 rounds was taken from her.

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