‘Teen cop’ held with stolen car at SOE checkpoint in East Kingston
File photo of a state of emergency checkpoint.
At least one of two teenagers who were found in possession of a stolen motor vehicle at a security forces’ checkpoint in the Kingston Eastern Police Division on Monday, is to be charged with impersonating the police.
Information received is that about 8.15 am, the driver of a Mazda Premacy motorcar was signalled to stop at the Windward Road/Commission Road state of emergency (SOE) checkpoint.
He complied and reportedly told police officers that he was a member of the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF). However, when asked to produce identification to support the claim, the driver presented a card that did not match his particulars.
This aroused the police officers’ suspicion, and checks with the Police Emergency Communication Centre revealed that the vehicle had been stolen in Seaview Gardens, St Andrew on Friday, February 7.
The two occupants of the car, one aged 18 years and the other 17, were then arrested.
The Kingston Eastern police are now working alongside their counterparts in the St Andrew South Police Division as they probe the case further.
Other charges, including breaches of the Larceny Act, are being explored by investigators.