Jamaica Crime News, St James: Our news team has been informed that a Police Constable who is stationed in Montego Bay, St James and based at the Zone of Special Operation in Mount Salem and who was caught in possession of a stolen motor vehicle on Monday morning, June 11, has now been officially charged.
The accused cop has been identified as, 30-year-old Garey St John Hamilton, who hails from the parish of St Mary, but is presently living at Porto Bello in St James. He has been charged with Larceny of Motor Vehicles.
Reports by the police are that the complaint, 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 Rollington 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 Gate.
The police and the security team then accosted Hamilton who was the sole occupant of the vehicle and 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 learned that in defense, Hamilton 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.
Hamilton 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, investigated the matter and criminal charges were laid against the accused cop.