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  • St Ann cop escapes car before explosion

    Screenshot of video showing the burnt out truck after the fiery crash on Monday night.

    A policeman assigned to the Brown's Town Police Station in St Ann is counting his blessings after he jumped from his motorcar before it burst into flames following a collision with a parked truck in Salem, Runaway Bay late Monday night.

    Reports are that about 11:45 pm, the officer was driving his Toyota Mark X motorcar from St Ann's Bay towards Discovery Bay, when he lost control of the vehicle which slammed into a parked hardware truck.

    The constable luckily managed to jump from the vehicle before it burst into flames.

     

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  • Bike walks out of police station

    A bike that was reportedly seized from a man in the Corporate Area and taken to the  pound at the Constant Spring Police Station has mysteriously disappeared into thin air.

    Andrew Dinnal told THE STAR that his blue 150CC Wassy motorbike was taken to the pound in February of last year and he has made numerous attempts to get it back, but he is unable to.

    “When them take me bike, I went to them and they told me that I needed to carry in the papers for the bike. I did that and I have been getting the run around from them, so I went to the inspectorate and report it,” he said.

    IMPORT ENTRY NEEDED

    Dinnal said that the police who took the bike told him that he needed to see the import entry before he released the bike to him. 

    “A nuh me deh pan the title so him tell me to carry the person weh deh pan the title come. Me do that and the guy carry him ID with him and when the officer asked what kind of ID the guy carry and him seh him national ID. The police seh dem deh ID a make Waterhouse so weh him a go wid dat,” he said.

    Dinnal said that after multiple enquires about his bike, one police officer told him to carry a van to pick up the motorbike the following day. He said that when he went to retrieve his bike it could not be found.

    “Me and some police search the pound three different time and me bike wasn’t there,” he said.

    When THE STAR contacted Superintendent Glenford Miller, who recently transferred to the Constant Spring police station, he said the he was not aware of the incident in question. 

    He said he is willing to discuss the matter with Dinnal.

     

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  • 3 Jamaicans nabbed in Cayman; gun and ganja recovered from canoe

    Three Jamaican nationals were nabbed after a vessel they were travelling in was intercepted by the Joint Marine Unit of the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service (RCIPS) on Friday.

    The men tried to evade capture by speeding off; however, they were later spotted by the Air Operations Unit who saw the men throwing packages overboard.

    Following a short pursuit, officers aboard the JMU vessel intercepted the canoe and detained the men.

    A search of the area was conducted and several packages containing ganja were recovered.

    During a search of the packages, a .38 caliber revolver handgun and 49 rounds of .38 caliber ammunition were found.

    According to the RCIPS, the estimated total weight of the packages is 250lbs, with a minimum street value of $650CI/lb, making the estimated value of the confiscated drugs around $162,500CI.

    The men, aged 58, 41 and 37 were arrested and charged with being concerned in the importation of ganja and possession of ganja with intent to supply and are appearing in court on March 5.

     

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  • Elderly woman found dead

    Duckenfield in St Thomas was a picture of gloom yesterday after a 74-year-old woman was found dead.

    It is suspected that she was raped and then killed.

    The elderly woman, who has been identified as shopkeeper Eugene James, was found yesterday morning by a neighbour.

    Her hands were tied, mouth gagged and throat slashed.

    The elderly woman's underwear was also removed.

    It is said that the neighbour became suspicious after noticing that the front door to James' house was partially opened and went to enquire.

    She lived alone.

    It's believed that the perpetrator gained access to the house by removing louvre blades to a window.

     
     

     

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  • Man Dressed in School Uniform Robbing Students; Caught by Cops

    The police say they are clamping down on the re-emergence of a criminal scheme which young criminals are using to target students from some schools across the country.

    The scheme involves the youngsters dressing up in school uniforms and lurking in busy areas around and at the front of educational institutions, all with the intention to attack and rob unsuspecting students.

    The cops say disguising as students in school uniforms is also being used by criminals to elude the police.

    “The criminals realise that when they dress in the uniforms, they can easily gain the trust of students who are many times not aware that they (the criminals in uniform) are not one of them,” said a senior police officer.

    “The method is also used to elude the police when they (the disguised criminals) commit crimes. It is easier for them to escape from authorities by running into a crowd that includes students wearing the same uniform,” the police officer explained.

    Evidence of the scheme was cited on Thursday, after a youngster posing as a student, lured a female pupil to a spot near a prominent Corporate Area school, where he attacked her and stole her phone.

    But while in the process of doing more, he was spotted by members of a police team.

    The youngster was chased and held by the cops, and was also captured on video by onlookers, as shown, being sent off to jail.

     

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