Three St Michael men, who appeared in court today charged with a string of offences under the Theft Act ,were remanded to HMP Dodds.
O’Neil Ricardo Riley, 31, and Damien Debarge Wilkinson, 32, both of Kings Village, Darnels Road, as well as Tevin Gregory Dwayne Jack, 25, of No.3, Whitehall, are accused of entering Sharon Holford’s home as trespassers on November 7 last year and stealing three televisions worth $2,809, two Amazon fire sticks worth $160, a cellular phone worth $400 and $35 in cash.
They were not required to plead when the appeared before Magistrate Douglas Frederick as the offence allegedly occurred in the District ‘B’ jurisdiction. As such the trio will appear before that court on January 17 .
Wilkinson, meanwhile, is facing separate charges of burglarizing several places last year, including the home of Janet Brown sometime between November 11 and 18 stealing a $1,050 television; the home of Andrea Dennison on September 15, stealing two bottles of alcohol worth $169; the Schoolhouse for Special Needs sometime between December 9 and 11, stealing two televisions worth $3,700; as well as assaulting Inspector Frederick Catwell in the execution of his duties on December 18.
He pleaded not guilty to those charges but was not required to plead to entering the house of Debbie Marquez between October 8 and 9, 2017 as a trespasser with intent to commit theft.
Wilkinson is also jointly charged with Jack for allegedly entering the house of Fiona Parker as trespassers on October 24 and stealing an iPad, two iPods, a speaker, a laptop, a watch, a cellular phone, a ring, a bag and a pair of headphones totaling $9,460. They are also jointly charged with entering the home of Emmanuel Bernardin on November 18 and stealing a $600 television and two cellular phones worth $750, as well as entering the home of Clement Faria on December 14 and stealing four rings, two chains and a watch totaling $1,800 in addition to loitering on the premises of Helen James during that same time.
Station Sergeant Neville Reid objected to bail for the three accused men saying that all were known to the court. Wilkinson he said had 32 convictions all for dishonesty while Jack and Riley had unpaid fines.
The prosecutor also revealed that the police were on the hunt for two other persons and it was feared that the accused men would hamper investigations if released at this time.
In his application for bail, Jack said he would like a chance to better himself, while Riley stated that he was wrongfully accused and Wilkinson opted to remain silent.
The trio was remanded to prison until February 5.