News & Updates
The Counter Terrorism and Organized Crime Investigation Branch (C-TOC) has launched an investigation into allegations of the illegal sale and distribution of Government and privately owned land in Dallas Mountain, Papine St. Andrew.
The investigation comes against the backdrop of reports that hundreds of persons have paid over monies towards the cutting of roads and cleaning plots of land allocated to them or to secure an interest in obtaining lots.
The Police are once again warning motorists and supporters of political parties to desist from breaking the law as it relates to driving on the nation’s streets.
Despite several warnings issued about the habit of dangling from the sides of buses and the roofs of cars, several individuals continue to carry out this dangerous practice. Not only is this practice illegal, but it also poses a risk to those breaking law and other motorists and pedestrians going about their lawful business.
The Police are confirming that three persons were killed in a vehicular crash on Spanish Town Road, Kingston 11 some time before 3:00 p.m., on Monday, February 8.
The area has been cordoned off to facilitate the processing of the scene. Traffic travelling towards Mandela Highway from Spanish Town Road has been diverted onto Weymouth Drive, from where motorists can make their way on to Washington Boulevard and then proceed to Mandela Highway.
Persons are being asked to use alternative routes where possible.
The Police are advising delegates and supporters who will be attending the People’s National Party (PNP) Mass Rally on Sunday, January 31, that no firearms, knives, drugs, ice picks, machetes, umbrellas (walking stick type), glass bottles or any other items that can be used to cause serious harm or injury, will be allowed.
Traffic changes will take effect at 7:00 a.m., on Sunday, January 31 until midnight on Monday February 01.
Delegates and supporters are also further advised that all persons entering the rally will be subject to search.
A physical education teacher of a prominent high school has been charged by detectives from the Centre for the Investigation of Sexual Offences and Child Abuse (CISOCA) for breaches of the Sexual Offences Act.
He is accused of inappropriately interacting with a student in his office in late December 2015, and is to appear in the Corporate Area Resident Magistrate’s Court on Monday, February 1. He is facing a charge of sexual touching.
Investigations are continuing in both cases.
The Stony Hill Police is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying this child who was abandoned in the Boone Hall area of Stony Hill, St. Andrew on Monday, January 25.
The child is of dark complexion, slim build and is about 61 centimetres (2 feet) tall.
Reports from the Stony Hill Police are that about 9:30 a.m., they were telephoned by a concerned resident who heard the child crying in a stroller.
The Clarendon Police have charged a 40-year-old woman and her 18-year-old daughter in relation to the death of 10-year-old Juvea Bent.
Charged are Glenda Wright and her daughter, Lanie Lewis both of Portland Cottage, Clarendon.
Wright has been charged with misprision of a felony while Lewis has been charged with murder and attempting to pervert the course of justice. They are both scheduled to appear in the May Pen Resident Magistrate’s Court on Tuesday, January 26.
Two men were arrested and charged for breaches of the Dangerous Drugs Act during an operation by members of the Area 2 Narcotics Division on Lake View Drive, Tower Isle in St. Mary on Friday, January 23.
The two are 59-year-old Ureal Taylor of Tower Isle in the parish and 29-year-old Rajiv Webley of Tivoli Gardens, Kingston. They are scheduled to appear in the Port Maria Resident Magistrate’s Court on Thursday, January 28.
Two men and a woman are now in custody following the seizure of a firearm and several rounds of ammunition on the Sir Florizel Glasspole Highway, Rockfort, Kingston on Friday, January 22.
Reports from the Rockfort Police are that about 1:10 a.m., a Police team was conducting vehicular checks along the mentioned highway when a car was signalled to stop. The vehicle and its passengers were subsequently searched and one 9 mm pistol along with five 9 mm rounds was seized.
The identities of the those arrested are being withheld pending further investigations.
Detectives in the Manchester Division arrested two women on the Spur Tree main road in the parish for breaches of the Dangerous Drug Act on Wednesday, January 20.
Reports are that about 11:20 p.m., lawmen were on operation when a Nissan motor vehicle, in which the women were travelling, was stopped. The vehicle was searched and two packages containing cocaine weighing approximately 4.4 pounds with an estimated street value of JMD 3.5 million was seized.
Consequently, both women were arrested however their identities are being withheld pending further investigations.