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St James cop charged after removing bike from police compound

Tuesday, February 06, 2018

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ST JAMES, Jamaica — A police constable charged with breaches of the Larceny Act was offered bail in the sum of $250,000 when he appeared in the St James Parish Court last Thursday.

According to reports from the Major Organised Crime and Anti-Corruption Agency (MOCA), on January 26 a sergeant at the Barnett Street Police Station observed that a motorcycle, which was seized earlier in 2017 and being stored on the compound, was missing.

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

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

During an interview session, Johnson confessed to removing the motorcycle from the station compound and making modifications to it.

He will reappear in the St James Parish Court tomorrow.

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