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Teens charged

Juvenile and 16-year-old accused of multiple break-ins

COURT TODAY BLOCKTwo teens have appeared in a Bridgetown Court on multiple charges of breaking into homes and stealing over $8,000 in items.

When the two – a 14-year-old and 16-year-old Joreon Rivaldo Cumberbatch of Yearwood Road, Black Rock, St Michael – left the court, neither returned home.

The minor was remanded to the Government Industrial School (GIS) until March 11 when he will appear at Juvenile Court, while Cumberbatch was remanded to the Psychiatric Hospital for assessment. He will return to court on April 1.

Cumberbatch confessed to entering Otis Bannister’s home and stealing a wallet, passport and two bottles of rum, along with other items.

He also admitted to six other offences for which he was charged jointly with the 14-year-old.

Between January 2 and February 27 this year, Cumberbatch broke into the homes of Richard Parris and Hilda Downie and stole a cellular phone, a bangle, a Barbados identification card and $65.

He also stole Regina Prause’s and Oleg Ivanov’s handbags and contents, including a cellular phone, camera, purse and money from Sabrian Jardine and US$24 belonging to Jeffrey Martini.

Cumberbatch also loitered at Santorini Apartments, giving cause to suspect that he was there to commit burglary.

The court was told that the teenager had been prescribed medication by the Psychiatric Hospital in the past.

As for the juvenile, Magistrate Graveney Banister advised him: “When you go up there [the GIS], I want you to sit down and reflect. You have plenty of time to turn your life around.”

The court heard from probation officer Louis Linton that records showed the youngster had not attended school at all this term and only turned up for classes 10 days last term.

The minor’s explanation for his absence was that he had no school shoes.

When his mother was questioned, she said she could not verify that, since her son lived with his father. She also said that on the nights he slept at her home, before she left for work she instructed him to attend school.

Attorney-at-law Dr Waldo Walrond-Ramsay represented the juvenile.

5 Responses to Teens charged

  1. Nikki Vs Nicksie
    Nikki Vs Nicksie March 5, 2015 at 2:08 am

    How you could have a child and don’t know if he has school shoes or not? How your child only attend 10 school days since term start? Stuppppzzzzzz

  2. Sharon Woolley
    Sharon Woolley March 5, 2015 at 3:49 am

    Say’s a lot about the home life or lack of it when he attends school for only 10 days in a term, and you don’t know he has no school shoes. Sad but you can see unless he is helped fast it will be a life time of crime.

  3. Nicole Goodridge
    Nicole Goodridge March 5, 2015 at 6:27 am

    Not only how home life is….but the school as well..cuz a child at that age only attending 10days in school. No health certificate or anything provided…a concerned teacher would have or should have inquired! Or at least reach out to the Ministry for investigation.

  4. Alex Alleyne March 5, 2015 at 7:00 am

    This is what BDS come to after all the hard work put in from way back . No one think about each other ,all we care about is MONEY . As the saying goes ” Money is not everything ,but it is way ahead of what is in second place” . ( HEALTH, LOVE , MONEY.)

  5. kathy-Ann Clarke March 5, 2015 at 10:51 am

    I totally agree with Nicole, if my child is missing one (1) day, she has to bring in a letter stating why she was absent. This is really sad, because although his mother says he lives with his father, isnt it her duty to still check up on him. My daughter’s father and I are not together , and even when she spends time by him, I still call and find out what is happening with her. Some parents really need the Cat-o-nine tails….smh…This is wayward behaviour on both parents.


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