Jamaica Crime News, St James: A joint military operation which is currently in the community of Granville in St James, have resulted in the arrest of several men, three of whom the police say are believed to be persons of interest, while others are presently being processed to determine if they are involved in criminal activities.
The curfew which started shortly after 9:00 a.m. on Tuesday, was decided upon following a series of violent flare-up in the Granville community, the shooting death of 13-year-old student several weeks ago, and the shooting and wounding of another 15-year-old female student on Sunday night. September 9.
The police and JDF soldiers have mounted dozens of spot checks along a number of hot spots, such as Gordon Crescent, Gunn’s Drive, Pitfour and the intersection to Pitfour and Retirement.
Councillor for the Granville Division, Michael Troupe stated that he has been calling for a curfew for some time now and he is glad that his prayers were answered.
Councillor Michael Troupe voice clip
Our news team learned that the joint military forces engaged the community shortly after 9:00 a.m. on Tuesday, and carried out major searches in the community.
One police source told our news team that the operation is expected to continue over into tomorrow, although most of the major hot names have not been found.