A 33-year-old labourer, who allegedly escaped police custody, has been remanded to Dodds.
Romel Rico Cheltenham, of Stadium Road, Bush Hall, St Michael, was not required to plead to the indictable offence that having been arrested for burglary on November 16, he escaped District ‘A’ Police Station with the use of force.
He is further accused of damaging a drink machine belonging to Vending Plus Inc, without lawful or reasonable excuse, on that same day.
While pleading not guilty to that charge, Cheltenham admitted before Magistrate Kristie Cuffy-Sargeant to entering the home of Otis Bovell as a trespasser on November 9 and stealing a $2,800 television, a $500 cellular phone, a $600 PlayStation and $2,400 in cash.
He also owned up to burglarizing the home of Gracie Newsam-Cadogan while she was sleeping and stealing a $350 tablet and a $600 cellular phone.
The labourer further admitted to entering Skeete, Best and Company, a local chartered accountancy firm, and stealing two laptops worth $2,980 and two bottles of wine worth $20.
He will be sentenced on those three charges when he returns to the No.2 District ‘A’ Magistrates’ Court on December 18.