Jamaica Crime News, St James: A Police Constable who is based at the Montego Bay station in St James and assigned to the Zone of Special Operations in the community of Mount Salem, also in St James, was taken into custody by his own colleagues on Monday morning, June 11, after he was caught in possession of a motor vehicle which was reported stolen just a few hours earlier.
The accused cop who hails from the parish of St Mary is said to be about 30 years old and is presently living at Porto Bello in St James.
Reports by the police are that, the complainant, a 38-year-old female manager who resides at Waterloo Road in Kingston parked her White Nissan Tida motor car registered 8486 GV at her home and went to bed about 10:30 p.m. on Sunday night, June 10.
She awoke from bed shortly after 7:00 a.m. on Monday, June 11, only to find her car stolen. The female immediately made a report to the Ralington Police and informed them that the vehicle was equipped with a tracking device.
The police quickly contacted the security company who supervised the car alarm system and the vehicle was tracked to the parish of Trelawny. The Trelawny police were also called in and the vehicle was intercepted at a section of the parish known as Bogue Road.
The police and the security team then accosted the sole male driver who identified himself as a police officer. A search of the vehicle led to the discovery of documents and identification cards belonging to the female owner.
The police also discovered that the door lock and the ignition switch of the vehicle were dug out. Our news team also learnt that in defense, the police Constable allegedly informed the investigators that he was asked by a friend to pick up the vehicle in St Ann and to drop it off for them.
The accused cop was taken into custody and then transported back to Kingston where the crime was originally committed.
A team of Detectives attached to the Kingston Eastern Division and investigators attached to the Inspectorate of Constabulary are now carrying out investigations into the incident.
One investigator pointed out that, he believes that the accused cop could be part of a large car stealing ring which has been operating out of the parish of St James.
By Henry Bucknor