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Teens accused of causing a fracas aboard minibus

courtA 16-year-old boy, who was involved in a recent fracas aboard a minibus, appeared before a Bridgetown magistrate Friday.

Donte Tyrelle Alleyne, of 20E Down Hill Drive, Eden Lodge, St Michael is charged, along with two juveniles – a 14 and 15-year-old – with using violence towards Shane Beckles and behaving in such a way that it caused Beckles and other persons at the scene to fear for their personal safety.

In presenting the facts in the District ‘A’ Court, police prosecutor Neville Watson revealed that the virtual complainant was a conductor on minibus B315 which plies the Hillaby St Andrew/St Thomas route.

He reported that an incident occurred on September 21 around 4:30 p.m. when approximately eight young boys stormed the minibus near the Warrens Polyclinic in St Michael.

Alleyne reportedly struck Beckles in his chest and asked him: “What you was talking about my brother?”

That confrontation sparked an argument. It was then that the other boys allegedly started throwing rocks and other missiles towards Beckles who was on the outside of the bus, which was carrying passengers at the time.

The court, presided over by Magistrate Douglas Frederick, heard that the passengers became frantic, including some who jumped through the windows in an attempt to flee the scene.

Watson said the bus driver also sped off with his conductor hanging out the door, as some passengers scrambled to get back into the vehicle.

The accused boys then ran off. However, police, who were on duty in the area, held one of the accused while the others were later taken into custody.

The minibus’ front screen and door were damaged. A window was also shattered and passengers injured.

Asked to explain his actions, Alleyne said: “This man interfere with my brother.”

However, Frederick told Alleyne, who is already on probation, that he should have turned the matter over to the police.

“You caused a lot of people to be in danger of being injured. A public service vehicle is nowhere to make sport . . . you could have caused a lot of people to get killed,” Douglas said.

Alleyne, who was granted $3,000 bail with one surety, re-appears in court on November 2.

The two juveniles, who also appeared before Frederick today, were also granted bail.

14 Responses to Teens accused of causing a fracas aboard minibus

  1. Ryan Bayne
    Ryan Bayne September 24, 2016 at 7:21 am

    Here we go again. Young people going bad when they could at least behave themselves even in the bus terminal on afternoons. Tek dah and dah and dah.

    • Hunte Omar
      Hunte Omar September 24, 2016 at 10:58 am

      They are walking in the path of the adults.

  2. Lennox hewitt September 24, 2016 at 7:49 am

    So y give dem bail n right now dis week men do less dan dat n gone on remand at dodds dem shud remand dem could of kill or hurt peopl real serious so u did not send no message to d young men i wudda remand all dum sending men up fa spliff dat n do noboddy nein n bunch of fellows do damage to people n get bail .

  3. Lavern Hinds
    Lavern Hinds September 24, 2016 at 7:54 am

    Wha part uh he is sixteen

  4. Iteebah Cadogan
    Iteebah Cadogan September 24, 2016 at 8:01 am


  5. Bryan Mayers
    Bryan Mayers September 24, 2016 at 8:19 am

    Probably a wrong print

  6. Nikki Bayley
    Nikki Bayley September 24, 2016 at 9:18 am

    “Oh but he was a good boy”

  7. jm September 24, 2016 at 10:26 am

    start putting under cover officers on these vans.

  8. Hunte Omar
    Hunte Omar September 24, 2016 at 11:02 am

    He should be incarcerated , cause he is on probation already. This clearly demonstrates Donte needs serious intervention, show no regards for the law, and does not comprehend his action. The other two boys ages 14 and 15 should be sent to GIS. If they continue with the destructive behaviour, they are going to end in prison or death

  9. Island boy September 24, 2016 at 9:10 pm

    The bus is free so why are they in in PSV

  10. ch September 24, 2016 at 9:35 pm

    These young thugs are nothing more than weak bullies and if someone had smashed his head through a window, he would know how to behave. He had no respect for the innocent lives in the van so I have none for his.
    At some point, the kid gloves have to come off and the excuses have to stop.

  11. allison archer September 25, 2016 at 5:33 am

    so true Hunte Omar children are very observant and adopt their parents or guardians way of life


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