Jamaica Crime News, St Ann: Sound System Operator Arrested – The St. Ann police have confirmed that on Tuesday, April 16, criminal charges were laid against the St. James sound system operator, who was recently arrested in connection with the theft of 41 cell-site batteries, stolen from various Flow Jamaica mobile cell-site cabinets, and multi-service access nodes, across the parishes of St. Ann over the past three months.
Our news team learnt that on Tuesday, 37-year-old Kenneth Dent, otherwise called “Ruption” a sound system operator and barber, of Ocean Ridge in Gulf, Norwood, was charged with simple larceny and receiving stolen goods.
Reports by the police are that on Wednesday, April 10, between the hours of 12:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m., a joint police team consisting of officers attached to St James and St. Ann police divisions, carried out an operation at a house occupied by Dent, at Ocean Ridge, in Gulf, Norwood.
During the operation, a total of 41 stolen cell-site batteries were recovered at the premises.
The batteries which were reported stolen from Flow Jamaica Limited mobile cell-sites in the parish of St. Ann, were being used by the accused man to power a multi-million dollar mobile sound system, which was seen inside his car.
Several of the batteries were also being used as a generator, to power a solar system at the house.
Dent was taken into custody and on Tuesday, he was questioned in the presence of his attorney, Martin Thomas and then charged.