PHOTOS: Police name five main crime producers
The police have announced they will be focusing on five main crime producers as they seek to reduce crime levels across the country.
The top brass of the Jamaica Constabulary Force held a press conference this morning at the Police Commissioner’s Office on Old Hope Road in St Andrew.
Deputy Commissioner Selvin Haye this morning said at the top of the list was a man known as Charles Hamilton, otherwise called ‘Tuggy Tuggy', who operates from St Mary.
The police are struggling to contain the crime rate, in particular murders and this morning, Police Commissioner George Quallo, announced that homicides are up 25 per cent over last year this time.
Commissioner Quallo said to date there have been 1,404 murders compared to 1,137 for the same period in 2016.
He noted that this is an increase of 267 murders.
He said while the police have been working hard to contain the situation, their job is being made harder by uncooperative citizens.
Commissioner Quallo also listed resource constraints within the police force and lack of social systems to support law enforcement among the challenges to crime fighting.
TOP FIVE WANTED MEN
1. Charles Hamilton o/c Tuggy Tuggy
*Frequents Love Lane, Annotto Bay, St. Mary; Hermitage Dam Road, Stony Hill, St Andrew
*Found guilty on July 27, 2016 for Illegal Possession of Firearm and Shooting with Intent
*Sentenced to fifteen years in prison but later escaped.
2. Ryan Peterkin o/c Ratty
*Frequents Retrieve District, Mother Lane, Cambridge St. James
*Wanted for murder and shooting committed in the St James and Hanover divisions in 2016.
* Involved in lottery scamming activities in the Cambridge area of St James.
3. Kniko St. Aubyn Walters o/c Speckles
*Frequents 22 Sevens Road, May Pen, Long Gully, Buzz Rock-Line, Bucks Common, Juno Crescent, Bailey’s Avenue, Bucks Common, Chapleton, Canaan Heights, and Race Course, Clarendon
*Wanted for Shooting with Intent (committed against the police)
*Aligned to the Red Square Gang
4. Davion Brown o/c Balti
*Frequents New Market Oval, Savanna la mar, Westmoreland and Sterling District, Grange Hill, Westmoreland.
*Wanted for murder committed at Great George Street, Savanna- la mar, Westmoreland.
*Listed as a Person of Interest in three other murders and one shooting incident.
5. Shaniel Lutan
*Frequents Farm Heights, Montego Bay, St. James
*Wanted for a double murder committed on August 08, 2012
*Wanted for escaping custody on November 30, 2015
*Previously charged with larceny from the person and was convicted on November 8, 2007 in the Montego Bay Resident Magistrate Court in St. James.
*He was sentenced to two years probation.