Police have arrested and charged Beaulieu resident Shane Brown in connection with an incident in which a vehicle carrying a five-year-old child was stolen approximately two weeks ago in the vicinity of Melville Street in St George’s.
The suspect appeared unrepresented before Chief Magistrate Tamara Gill at the St. George’s No. 1 Magistrate’s Court on Tuesday afternoon on three summary charges – stealing, driving without due caution, driving without a license and one indictable charge of abduction.
Chief Prosecutor, Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) Godfrey Victor, objected to bail for the accused who was released last April from the Richmond Hill Prison after serving time in jail.
THE NEW TODAY understands that the suspect has a long criminal record with several of the previous offences of the same nature.
The Chief Magistrate took the decision to deny bail to Brown and remanded him to the prison.
ASP Victor also informed the court that police investigators are seeking the assistance of Darbeau, St. George resident Rod “Jess” Jones also known as “Ratty” for questioning in connection with the kidnapping incident.
A wanted man bulletin was issued this week by the Community Relations Department of the Royal Grenada Police Force (RGPF) for Brown who was described as a 27-year-old vendor who is five feet six inches in height, slim built, black in complexion, dark brown eyes and black hair with a locked hairstyle.
The bulletin said: “Anyone seeing Jones or has any information about his whereabouts are being urged to contact the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) at 440-3921/440-2266, Police emergency at 911; police hotline at 444-1958 or the nearest police station”.
THE NEW TODAY understands that during his interrogation Brown told lawmen that Jones was an accomplice in the theft of the vehicle and the kidnapping of he child.
George Collins complained to police that he had left his five-year old son asleep in a blue Suzuki Escudo vehicle, registration number PAF543 in front of S. Kumar Variety Store on Melville Street around 9.15 p.m. on the night of August 27 to go into a nearby building to
He said that he left the vehicle with the key in the ignition and when he returned, the vehicle was not seen.
Police said that the vehicle was found later in the night at Mt. Parnassus, St. George.
The driver who stole it apparently lost control of the vehicle and it ran off the road.
This newspaper understands that a man who was on his way to church discovered the vehicle and found the child inside of it.
The person who stole the vehicle reportedly ran from the scene and let the child alone and abandoned.
A few weeks ago, the Royal Grenada Police Force (RGPF) launched a massive manhunt for two individuals suspected of kidnapping some persons in a vehicle in the St. John’s area at gunpoint.
Two suspects – Timothy Williams of Darbeau and Irvin Thomas of Lowther’s Lane – were taken into custody and charged by police with robbery with violence, housebreaking, stealing, kidnapping and rape.
Incidents of kidnapping are not regular occurrences in the Spice Isle.