Addison on bond after stealing phone

COURT TODAY BLOCKBrian Andrew DaCosta Addison went to the Welfare Department on Tuesday to get help but ended up helping himself to someone else’s cellular phone.

Addison, of Niles Road, Waterhall Land, St Michael made that admission earlier today in the District ‘A’ Magistrates Court. The father of two told Magistrate Douglas Frederick
that he would “not waste the court’s time” and promptly pleaded guilty to the offence.

The bobcat operator was eventually placed on a bond to keep the peace for six months. If he is found in breach, he will have to forfeit $1 500 forthwith or face six months in prison.

The court heard that while police were patrolling on Roebuck Street, The City on Tuesday, a woman signalled to them to stop. Having made the complaint that her phone had been stolen, police took her on the streets to look for the culprit. That was to no avail.

Sergeant Martin Rock said that police received information subsequently and when they returned to the Welfare Department, they found Addison there.  He then directed the lawmen to a man who had the phone and to his home where the sim and memory cards were.

Today, Addison explained that he was “not accustomed to doing anything like this” but things have been so hard on him financially, that he just saw the phone on a wall and took it up. He went on to say that he was at the Welfare Department trying to get help but personnel there did not think they would be able to help him.

“I am not saying what I did was right; it was wrong,” Addison said, adding that he had not worked for some time and wanted to work to help support his two young children, one of whom spends a lot of time at his home.

“I felt real bad knowing I did it,” he concluded.

2 Responses to Addison on bond after stealing phone

  1. Veroniva Boyce
    Veroniva Boyce February 12, 2016 at 1:20 pm

    Addison was “not accustomed to doing anything like this” but things have been so hard on him financially, that he just saw the phone on a wall and took it up. Not a positive thing to do. He needs to be a good role model for his children and lead by example.

    He went on to say that he was at the Welfare Department trying to get help but personnel there did not think they would be able to help him.
    The Welfare Department need renaming a Waste of Time Department. The gentleman have children some form of support or advice should of been offered or available for the vulnerable.

    “I am not saying what I did was right; it was wrong and he felt real bad knowing what he had done.
    I hope he thought about the unnecessary worry and stress he brought on his victim. people work hard for their belongings and it does not give anyone the right to remove it.
    At least he admitted he was wrong and showed some remorse.

    “I felt real bad knowing I did it,” he concluded.

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  2. TAMRIYAT ADÉSHEENA February 13, 2016 at 12:45 am

    D welfare cud neva help nuhbody cause I can’t work because I am not safe enough in my head round too much people in uh workplace n dus get uh chk from dem fuh $72.00 two times uh mnth have uh 1 year old son went tuh dem asking if I cud get uh check fuh my son cause d $144.00 uh mnth ain’t enough fuh me n he n d officer (uh woman tuh besides) look at me n tell me dat I gotta guh n put he father in court first n I said wuh he ain’t working wuh sense dat gine make she den turned n said dat dat was d only way dat I cud het uh check from dem fuh my son so I asked her if I cud uh food voucher n if it is possible dat I cud get some assisstance in gettin uh place tuh live she answered n said dat no I can’t have ih food voucher cause I dus get d chcks already from dem n no I can’t get nuh assisstance from dem wid nuh place tuh live cause I don’t work n ain’t got nuh job dat dem dus only help people who got uh job or dat working wid uh place tuh live so just wat dat person sat it name shud really n truly b changed

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