Another member of the Jamaica Constabulary Force, JCF, has been caught in another incident of stolen motor vehicles.
He’s Constable Garry St. George Hamilton, who was temporarily assigned to conduct operations in the Mount Salem Zone of Special Operations in St. James.
Nationwide News understands that Constable Hamilton, was arrested on Monday for reasonable suspicion of larceny of a motor vehicle.
It’s understood that the car was stolen from a woman’s house in East Kingston. It was found the following day in Trelawny while being driven by the police Constable.
There’s more embarrassment this afternoon for the Jamaica Constabulary Force, JCF. It’s being hit by another case of its members being involved in criminality. It’s the latest incident of car theft and apparent scrapping of parts by members of the Constabulary.
A woman, who resides on Waterloo Road in East Kingston, reported her white Nissan Tiida motor vehicle missing on Monday, June 11.
The Police and a security team from Guardsman Armoured, used a tracking device to track the car on a section of the North Coast Highway in Trelawny.
The Trelawny Police dispatched a team to the location and intercepted the vehicle. When the vehicle was stopped Constable Hamilton was the sole occupant. The car was found with its ignition damaged and parts of it missing.
The Police also found the owner’s driver’s license and other documents, belonging to her, in the car. It’s understood that Constable Hamilton lied to the Police when they asked him to account for him being in possession of the vehicle.
Constable Hamilton was taken into Police custody and his service pistol taken from him.
He’s to be transferred to the Rollington Town Police Station, where the missing car report was first made.
The owner of the vehicle said she had left $30-thousand in the car. The money was not found.
Head of the Trelawny Police, Superintendent Dwight Powell, has confirmed the report.
However, he refused to speak with Nationwide News on the record, saying the situation was severely embarrassing to the Constabulary Force.
This incident follows a recent case in Portmore, St. Catherine. In that case, a woman says her car was scrapped while it was in the custody of the Bridgeport police.
The woman; Dianne Walker, says the Police had taken her vehicle into custody after it was involved in a two-vehicle collision.
Ms. Walker says she later found out that several parts were removed from the vehicle which was resting on stones.