An 18-year-old who admitted to stealing a life jacket on Brownes Beach on Wednesday, has been ordered to perform 80 hours of community service.
Akeem Ishmael Yarde, of #105 Regent Hill, Pine, St Michael admitted to the theft when he went before Acting Chief Magistrate Douglas Frederick this morning.
Station Sergeant Neville Watson told the District ‘A’ Magistrates Court that water sports operator Vernon Alleyne had put the jacket out to dry and left it unattended.
After Yarde took it Alleyne called the police.
Today, the teenager told the court he was walking along the beach when he saw some jackets. He took up the one that looked “mash up” because he was going into the sea for a “dip”.
The first-time offender said when he got out of the water, police took the life jacket off him.
Yarde returns to court on November 25.