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Cowboy has left but the Sheriff has ridden in - Brown

Published:Wednesday | December 3, 2014 | 12:00 AM

Tamara Bailey, Gleaner Writer

MANDEVILLE, Manchester:

WHILE MAJOR criminal activities have been reduced in Manchester, the local police are still grappling with break-ins.

Speaking at a press conference at the Mandeville Police Station last Thursday, Superintendent of Police Melvin Brown warned migrant criminals that their actions will not be tolerated.

"I want to send a strong message to our criminals that are out there ... . The cowboy has left town, but I want to let them know that the sheriff has ridden in, and they must beware. So, I say to criminals, keep out," he said, making reference to former assistant commissioner of police for Area 3, Derrick 'Cowboy' Knight.

"We have a lot of migrant criminals, I understand, who are coming from the Corporate Area, and other nearby areas, when they come under pressure. But Mandeville is not a safe haven for criminals, we'll be putting you under serious pressure, and we expect that you will either be arrested and face the full length of the law or you will get out of town."

With break-ins frequent between 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., Brown appealed to homeowners to put the necessary measures in place for their safety.

"Help us help you, invest in a surveillance system, construct proper perimeter fencing and burglar bars, get some dogs, if you don't mind them, don't keep large sums of money, live good with your neighbours and encourage the neighbourhood watch."