10 in, 11 killed, as cops seek help to bag more ‘most wanted’ figures
As the police force continues to focus on creating safer communities and restoring peace and order nationally, they are reporting data relating to the continuing drive to apprehend wanted persons across the island.
Over the past year the effort has seen the arrest and charge of 10 ‘most wanted’ figures, while another 11 were fatally shot during confrontations with members of the security forces.
In giving a review of effort, Acting Assistant Commissioner of Police, McArthur Sutherland of the Criminal Investigations Branch (CIB) Headquarters, said the data highlighted the extent of criminal migration both within and outside of the country.
He said two of the most wanted figures were nabbed in neighbouring islands, and pointed out that the arrest/fatal shooting of all but one of the 21 persons noted above, occurred outside of the divisions in which they were wanted.
ACP Sutherland said this underscores the need for the residents of communities to partner with the police.
“Be a nosy neighbour,” he urged. “If you see a strange individual in your community, or anything untoward; do not hesitate to call the police,”
His appeal came while making a further appeal for members of the public to support the Jamaica Constabulary Force’s (JCF’s) ‘Give up Criminals for Lent’ Campaign.
“Give them up. Crime Stop and the 811 tip line are both anonymous and secure, and information that leads to the arrest and charge of a person is rewarded,” said ACP Sutherland.
“Partner with the police to make your communities safer,” he added.
Persons who wish to give up a wanted man for Lent can do so in a number of ways. They may call Crime Stop at 311 or 811, the Police 119 emergency number, the nearest police station, or use the Stay Alert App.
The full list of persons who have been arrested or fatally shot over the period under review is as follows:
St James Most Wanted
• Ricardo Samuels, otherwise called ‘Bad Boy’, was fatally shot in Old Harbour, St Catherine on Monday, January 30, 2017.
• Stephano Johnson, otherwise called ‘Sarge’, was arrested and charged on Friday, May 5, 2017.
• Donald Reid, otherwise called ‘John’, surrendered to the police in St Elizabeth on Monday, January 15, 2018.
• Kirk Stevens, otherwise called ‘Wanka’, surrendered to the police on Saturday, February 3, 2018.
• Owen Allen, otherwise called ‘Zoo Bug’, surrendered to the police on Saturday, February 17, 2018.
Hanover Most Wanted
• Yasser James, otherwise called ‘Fry Eye’, was arrested and charged in Spanish Town, St Catherine on Wednesday, February 1, 2017.
• Shenardo Leslie, otherwise called ‘Blacks’, was fatally shot on Friday, June 23, 2017.
• Sadan Mullings, otherwise called ‘Sadam’, was fatally shot on Saturday, July 22, 2017.
St Elizabeth Most Wanted
• Mark Findley, otherwise called ‘Bye Bye’, who was listed as most wanted in St. Elizabeth, was fatally shot on Saturday, March 11, 2017.
Westmoreland Most Wanted
• David Stewart was arrested and charged in Bahamas on Wednesday, May 10, 2017.
• Dermain Williams or Damion Williams, otherwise called ‘Bad Indian’, was fatally shot on Thursday, May 25, 2017.
• O’Brien Ellis was arrested and charged in the Cayman Island on Friday, August 18, 2017.
• Garth Stewart, otherwise called ‘Gun Dog’, was fatally shot on October 11, 2017.
• Davion Brown, otherwise called ‘Baltie’, was arrested and charged on Friday, December 15, 2017.
St Catherine North Most Wanted
• Audley Duval was arrested and charged in August Town, St Andrew on Thursday, June 15, 2017.
Manchester Most Wanted
• Issachar Williams was fatally shot on Monday, July 31, 2017.
St Thomas/ Kingston East Most Wanted
St Ann Most Wanted
• Kirkland Gowe, otherwise called ‘Sauce Man’, was fatally shot on Tuesday, January 10, 2018.
• Cabrini Rose was fatally shot on Tuesday, January 10, 2018.
Clarendon Most Wanted