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No murders reported over busy Champs weekend

Tanesha Mundle

Monday, March 31, 2014    

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THERE were no reports of murder in the island over the busy Boys' and Girls' Championship weekend, police said.

Checks made with the communication arm of the Jamaica Constabulary Force, the Constabulary Communications Unit, up to press time yesterday revealed that police blotters were not showing any recorded reports of murder between Friday and Saturday.

However, the CCN reported two fatal road crashes which claimed the lives of three people, and the seizure of an illegal firearm and ammunition.

In the first accident which occurred in St Mary on Saturday, sometime after 9:00 pm, two people were killed on the Prospect main road when the driver reportedly lost control of his vehicle. The deceased were identified as 45-year-old Caswell Baylis of Donhead Avenue and 35-year-old Marsha Singh of Honeyhill Close, both of St Andrew.

The other accident occurred along Retreat main road, shortly after 6:00 am on Sunday after the driver also reportedly lost control of the motor car and crashed into a utility pole. The dead man has been identified as 20-year-old Delano McFarlane of Bessie Baker district, Hanover.

Two other passengers who were also in the vehicle were admitted to hospital in serious condition.

The police also seized a Browning 9mm pistol with a magazine containing one 9mm round over the weekend and arrsted one man.

According to police reports on Saturday a team of officers assigned to the St Andrew Central Police Division were on operation on Antigua avenue in New Kingston, about 11:30 pm when they observed a man acting suspiciously. The man was confronted and searched and the illegal gun and ammunition was found.

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