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St James cop who allegedly stole bike from police station for court today

Published:Wednesday | February 7, 2018 | 8:44 AMJerome Reynolds

A police constable who allegedly stole a motorcycle from the Barnett Street Police Station in St James is to reappear in the St James Parish Court today.

Constable Jhanoye Johnson was offered bail in the sum of $250,000 when he appeared in court last week Thursday.

Constable Johnson was arrested and charged by detectives from MOCA West for breaches of the Larceny Act on Wednesday, January 31.

It is alleged that on Friday, January 26, a sergeant at the police station observed that a motorcycle which was seized in 2017 was missing.

Further enquiries led to the sergeant questioning Constable Johnson about a motorcycle which he drove onto the compound of the police station that was similar to the missing bike. 

Detectives from MOCA West were then contacted and an investigation conducted.

MOCA says during an interview session Constable Johnson reportedly confessed to removing the motorcycle from the police station and making modifications to it.

He was later arrested and charged.

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