Three held for Praedial Larceny

Police have made a breakthrough into a spate of crop thefts; Ian Emmerson Bennett 41 years of Cliff, St. John has been formally charged with the offences of:

• Theft of twenty rods of sweet potatoes between the 5th and 21st of April 2015.
• Theft of twenty five pounds of sweet potatoes on the 22nd April 2015.
• Theft of stole twenty rods of sweet potatoes sometime between between the 23rd and 24th of April 2015
• Theft of six rods of sweet potatoes sometime between the 2nd and 3rd of September 2015.
• Theft of twenty rods of sweet potatoes on the 23rd October 2015;

Police have formally arrested and charged Seymour DaCosta Inniss 52 years of Cliff, St. John with the offences of:

• Theft of five rods of sweet potatoes sometime between the 23rd and 24th of April 2015.
• Theft of ten rods of sweet potatoes sometime between the 9th and 10th of July 2015.
• Theft of eight rods of sweet potatoes sometime between the 14th and 16th of December 2015.

These thefts were committed against the Egdecumbe Plantation and Armag Farms.

No Certificate of Purchase

Police arrested and formally charged Yvette May Butcher 48 years of Chapel No. 1, St. Philip for the offence of No Certificate of Purchase which occurred on the 8th of April 2016. 178 kgs of sweet potatoes found in her possession.

The police were carrying out investigations into crop thefts and executed a search warrant at the residence of Butcher. The search discovered the sweet potatoes. Further investigations revealed that she did not have a certificate of purchase or receipt for the potatoes.

Bennett, Inniss and Butcher are expected to appear at the District C Magistrates Court on April 11, 2016.

  • David Welch – ASP (Ag);

Public Relations Officer

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