KINGSTON, Jamaica -- Police Monday morning found a Glock 9mm pistol hidden in a garbage bin in Olympic Gardens, Kingston 11.
The Olympic Gardens Police report that about 11:45 am, lawmen acting on information conducted an operation in the area. A garbage bin was searched during the operation and the weapon was found inside ...more »
A young man who was hauled before the Corporate Area Resident Magistrate's Court last Thursday for simple larceny - stealing, oranges, tangerines and cabbage valued at $7,500 — was chided by a magistrate for not knowing his age.
When Magistrate Georgianna Fraser, asked Kemar Thompson his age, he replied: "About 20".
The question was repeated and Thompson gave a similar response which the judge said she found incredible.
"So you are saying that you don't know your correct age," said Fraser. "You don't have a birth certificate?"
Thompson replied: "No."
The judge then asked him why he had not taken any steps to get himself registered and scolded him for not making the effort to get it done since his mother had not registered him.
"You can do it, too; all it requires is for you to go to the Registrar General's Department or one of its offices. You need to take the initiative as you are the one who will benefit," Fraser suggested. "This is not something that is difficult and in this day and age there should not be anyone who isn't registered."
The magistrate then asked Thompson for the name or telephone number of one of his parents but he said he had neither, nor could he provide her with a name or number for any other relative.
Telling Thompson that she could not help him, Fraser remanded the young offender into custody for sentencing on January 11, 2013 because his police record had not yet been submitted to the court.
Thompson was caught on surveillance camera stealing one bag of oranges, one box of tangerines and a bag of cabbage from premises at Truman Avenue in Kingston, the court heard.
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