Nineteen-year old Rondell Hutchinson has to face the St. George’s Number One Magistrate’s Court today, Friday July 27 on six charges of stealing.
Hutchinson is accused of committing five of the acts on a number of police officers who are based at the Central Police Station on the Carenage, St. George’s.
A well-placed source told THE NEW TODAY Newspaper, for just over a month police officers were complaining of losing personal items that included laptop computers and cellular phones.
The source who does not wish to be identified said during the course of the police investigation, fingers were being pointed at one of their peers who is attached to the traffic department of committing the offenses.
At one time he was even detained for questioning.
However, the police were lead to Hutchinson as being the main suspect when he was detained by members of the Criminal Investigation Department after a search of his bag revealed that he had in his possession a number of license discs.
The source said the police officers carried out a search of a Jansport bag Hutchinson was carrying along Melville Street, St. George’s when eight license discs among other things were found.
The 19-year old is accused of stealing laptop computers valued at over $4,000.00, one Blackberry Bold cellular phone valued at $1,200.00, and one Blackberry Curve cellular phone valued at $900.00.
He was brought to court on Monday, but Chief Magistrate Tamara Gill decided to have him remanded in custody at the Richmond Hill Prison until today.