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Jayar Ross Recaptured

Jayar Ross Recaptured

After two days on the run Jayar Ross was recaptured just before six this morning (Friday 11th November, 2016) during a police operation in Hope, St. Andrew.

Ross who has been charged with two counts of housebreaking and stealing is also facing a charge of escaping lawful custody.

The Royal Grenada Police Force thanks the media and the general public for their continued support.

Source:   Office of Commissioner of Police

 Contact:     Community Relations Department

                   440-3764; 405-5324

 Date:          Friday 11th November, 2016

TRAFFIC NOTICE

TRAFFIC NOTICE

Motorists Asked to Exercise Caution

The Traffic Department Royal Grenada Police Force is advising motorists to exercise caution in the vicinity of the Grenada Athletics Stadium / Queen’s Park ring road due to ongoing work in the area which also necessitated the laying down of speed humps.

Source:          Office of Commissioner of Police

Contact:        Community Relations Department

                        440-3764; 405-5324

Date:              Wednesday 9th November, 2016

Men Charged in Yacht Break-in

Men Charged in Yacht Break-in

Police have made a significant breakthrough in a number of break-ins that have targeted yachters in the Central Policing District with the arrest of two St. Andrew residents on Sunday 6th November, 2016.

Rondel Jones and Jayar Ross, residents of Marquis, were apprehended during a police operation which turned up a quantity of items believed to be have been stolen from a yacht that was docked at Clarke’s Court Bay.

The duo have so far been jointly charged with housebreaking and stealing over 14-thousand dollars in cash and articles from the said yacht.

Their arrest has broadened police investigations into a number of other break-ins as police continue to recover items believed to have been stolen from other yachts.

Additional charges are expected to be laid against the duo.

In an unrelated matter, Rondel Jones has been charged with the theft of a mobile phone from a popular business place at the Kirani James Boulevard.

 

Source:       Office of Commissioner of Police

 Contact:     Community Relations Department

                   440-3764; 405-5324

 Date:          Tuesday 8th November, 2016

Normal Flow of Traffic Resumes

Normal Flow of Traffic Resumes

The Royal Grenada Police Force is advising the general public and in particular motorists that the normal flow of traffic has resumed in all areas affected by flooding waters from this morning’s rainfall in the north-eastern parts of St. Andrew.

Motorists are however advised to exercise caution as a result of mudslides which are affecting some areas.

Source:       Office of Commissioner of Police

 Contact:     Community Relations Department

                   440-3764; 405-5324

 Date:          Wednesday 2nd November, 2016

Another Break Through

Another Break Through

Yet Another Breakthrough

Several charges have been laid against a St. George resident suspected to be involved in a spate of property crimes as police make yet another breakthrough in its investigations.

Michael Dottin, 32, of Morne Jaloux was nabbed during a police operation late last week.  He is accused of being involved in a series of criminal offenses island-wide which took place between the period February 2016 to October 2016.

Several more charges are expected to be laid Dottin who has already been slapped with five counts of housebreaking and stealing, two counts of stealing and one count of housebreaking.

Dottin is yet to appear in Court. Police investigations continue.

 

Source:       Office of Commissioner of Police

 Contact:     Community Relations Department

                   440-3764; 405-5324

 Date:          Monday 24th October, 2016

Shooting Incident

Shooting Incident

Shooting Incident

The Royal Grenada Police Force is confirming a police-involved shooting incident which occurred on Sunday 23rd October, 2016 at St. Paul’s, St. George.

Sometime after 8:00 p.m. police responded to a call for assistance at the St. Paul’s Community Centre where a 25-year old Mt. Airy resident was reportedly armed with a cutlass threatening lives and property.

 

After injuring one person and several attempts at subduing the man proved futile an officer in a last resort discharged his firearm shooting the man in the leg.

He was subsequently taken to the General Hospital where he is warded in a stable condition.

Police investigations continue.


Source:          Office of Commissioner of Police

 Contact:        Community Relations Department

                        440-3764; 405-5324

 Date:              Monday 24th October, 2016

Lollipop Wardens Reintroduced

Lollipop Wardens Reintroduced

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With the opening of the new School Term on Monday 13th April, 2015, the school population at Grand Anse R.C. School and Calliste Government School will benefit from the reintroduction of the services of the school crossing (lollipop) wardens.

These volunteer wardens will be stationed in strategic points along Maurice Bishop Highway, to ensure the safe crossing of children to and from school.

An initiative of South St. George Police Station and its Citizen Advisory Body, the wardens will be in operation between the hours of 07:30 a.m. and 09:00 a.m. and 2:15 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. every school day.

The school crossing points will be on the opposite side to the entrance of Grand Anse RC School in the vicinity of LL Ramdhanny True Value and at the Calliste junction.

The motoring public is urged to obey the order to stop by these wardens as well as observe the lollipop warden signs that are erected along the highway. Parents and guardians are encouraged to instill in their children the importance of following the instructions of the wardens and to be respectful.

Meanwhile, the RGPF is making a general plea to all motorists to operate their vehicles in a safe and responsible manner and to obey the traffic regulations. The motoring public is reminded that the illegal/reckless operation of vehicles is a danger to children, pedestrians and the general public at large.

Likewise the police are urging parents and guardians to ensure their young ones remain safe by developing an awareness of road and traffic safety.

The RGPF would like to wish all the students a safe and productive School Term.

 

Source:         Office of the Commissioner of Police

Contact:        Community Relations Department (CRD)

                        440- 3764 / 405 5324

Date               Friday 10th April, 2015

RGPF Appeals to Bicyclists

RGPF Appeals to Bicyclists

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The Royal Grenada Police Force is concerned about the use of unlicensed bicycles on the nation’s roads. The illegal operations of bicycles are a risk to the general public and the RGPF is reminding persons that legislation in respect of licensing and the illegal use of bicycles on the nation’s roads are still in effect.

In recent times, several unlicensed bicycles have had to be confiscated by the police. The public is hereby warned that the police will continue to impound bicycles which are unlicensed and that there is no exemption or protection in law for riders/owners of unlicensed bicycles once ridden on the nation’s road. Owners / holders of bicycles which are not yet licensed are encouraged to visit the nearest police station to do so now.

The RGPF is also appealing to all bicyclists to operate same in a legal and responsible manner. Persons are reminded that:

  1.  No bicyclist shall carry any parcel or other package so as to interfere in anyway with his or her control of the bicycle;
  2. Every bicycle shall have two brakes, operating on independent wheels, which shall be in proper working order;
  3. No bicycle shall be ridden on any footway reserved by any existing law for exclusive use of pedestrians;
  4. Only one person shall ride on a bicycle;
  5. No bicyclist shall ride furiously or without due care and attention, or without reasonable consideration for other persons using the road;
  6. All bicyclists shall, when turning a corner to the right, keep well over on the left of the road so as to make a quarter circle which, when completed, will bring them on the left side of the road into which they turn;
  7. In turning corners, bicyclists shall moderate the pace at which they are travelling;
  8. Every rider of a bicycle shall carry a bell or horn in proper working order fixed to his or her machine, and shall sound same loudly and, if necessary, continuously, when approaching a corner of a street or road or moving towards or in a crowded thoroughfare, and when within twenty yards from, and before overtaking any vehicle or person riding on any animal or bicycle.

 

(Regulation 3 of the Road Traffic (Miscellaneous Provisions) Regulations CAP 201 of the 2010 Continuous Revised Edition of the Laws of Grenada) http://laws.gov.gd/

 

 

Source:         Office of the Commissioner of Police

Contact:        Community Relations Department (CRD)

                        440- 3764 / 405 5324

Date               Wednesday 1st April, 2015

Police Remind Firearm Holders to Renew Licenses

Police Remind Firearm Holders to Renew Licenses

The Royal Grenada Police Force is reminding all licensed firearm holders that the deadline for renewal of firearms has now ended.   Persons who have not renewed their licenses as yet are urged to do so now.

 

The RGPF is also reminding the general public persons that it is illegal for anyone to have in his or her possession any firearm and or ammunition without authorization from the appropriate authority. Persons who have opted not to have their firearm license renewed are advised to turn the firearm into the nearest police station or police headquarters for safekeeping. 

Failure to do so could result in the firearm being confiscated. Persons are also liable for prosecution in violation of the Firearms Act.

 

The general public is also advised that persons wishing to dispose of or offer for sale any firearm must be do so in accordance with the law and involves an application which must be made in writing to the Commissioner of Police. Notwithstanding, the firearm and or ammunition must be in the custody of the police.

 

Source:        Office of the Commissioner of Police

Contact        Community Relations Department (CRD)

                       440- 3764 / 435-8918 / 405-7451/405 5324

Date:             Tuesday 3rd February, 2015

Bus Conductors Require a Permit

Bus Conductors Require a Permit

The Royal Grenada Police Force wishes to express its concerns about the growing trend of the use of children as bus conductors, particularly during the periods of school holidays.

Bus operators/owners are reminded that according to Section 17 (1) of the Motor Vehicles And Road Traffic Regulations: a person shall not act as a conductor of a motor omnibus unless he or she is the holder of a permit authorizing him or her for the purpose; and no person shall employ any person who is not so authorized to act as such.

Persons are also reminded that the minimum age for holding a conductor’s permit is nineteen.

Bus operators/owners who are engaged in this illegal practice are asked to cease and desist immediately.

 

Source:       Office of the Commissioner of Police

 

Contact       Community Relations Department (CRD)

                   440- 3764/435-8918, 405 5324; 405 7451   

 

Date:           Wednesday 17th December, 2014.