80 hours of community service for stealing life jacket

COURT TODAY BLOCKAn 18-year-old who admitted to stealing a life jacket on Brownes Beach on Wednesday, has been ordered to perform 80 hours of community service.

Akeem Ishmael Yarde, of #105 Regent Hill, Pine, St Michael admitted to the theft when he went before Acting Chief Magistrate Douglas Frederick this morning.

Station Sergeant Neville Watson told the District ‘A’ Magistrates Court that water sports operator Vernon Alleyne had put the jacket out to dry and left it unattended.

After Yarde took it Alleyne called the police.

Today, the teenager told the court he was walking along the beach when he saw some jackets. He took up the one that looked “mash up” because he was going into the sea for a “dip”.

The first-time offender said when he got out of the water, police took the life jacket off him.

Yarde returns to court on November 25.

4 Responses to 80 hours of community service for stealing life jacket

  1. Pat Pat Joseph
    Pat Pat Joseph September 3, 2016 at 9:26 am

    He could have told him it was not garbage instead of calling d police if he had really stolen it he wouldn’t have gone into the sea with it

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  2. Pat Pat Joseph
    Pat Pat Joseph September 3, 2016 at 9:28 am

    A thief would look for d best not a mash up one

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  3. Veroniva Boyce
    Veroniva Boyce September 3, 2016 at 12:25 pm

    Serve him right, his hands rules his brains. Don’t take up what is not his, suppose there was something contagious in the jacket, he skin should fall off. Community Service and enrol him on a Lifeguard training course.

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  4. unknown September 3, 2016 at 3:42 pm

    to you veroniva, instead of making that comment try this one, young man use this opportunity to not make the mistake again. i would hope it was a typo when you said his skin should fall off and that you meant his skin could have fallen off remember someone in our family could be making the same mistake, what would your comment be then just a thought

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