Thursday, January 8 – Police have charged five young males this past week for burglarizing four separate premises.
Le‘Shaun Fahie of Brewers Bay and Shakoy Lavacia, both 19, were jointly charged for illegally entering the Althea Scatliffe Primary School. The two were also charged with criminal damage.
Similarly, Ajanhi Lockhart, 18, and a 17-year-old male, both of Belle Vue, were jointly charged with illegally entering a home in Belle Vue. Keejan Thomas, 23, of Belmont Estate was charged with two counts of burglary – one of the West End Taxi Stand and the other of a restaurant in West End.
While Deputy Commissioner Alwin James commended the officers for obtaining the needed evidence to bring about these arrests, he shared his concern about the number of young men who seem to be actively engaging in crime at this level.
“Burglary is a serious crime with severe penalties. It is unfortunate that our young men are committing offenses of this nature and jeopardizing their futures for only temporary gain,” he said.