Teen goes on a burglary spree

A teenager, who confessed to going on a burglary spree over the past two months, has been remanded to HMP Dodds.

Seventeen-year-old Stephan Davidson Freeman, of no fixed place of abode, pleaded guilty to loitering on Judith Benskin’s premises on April 19 with a view to committing burglary.

Appearing before Magistrate Kristie Cuffy-Sargeant in the District ‘A’ Magistrates’ Court Monday, Freeman also owned up to entering the home of Sonia Clarke between April 22 and 23 as a trespasser and stealing a $25 bag belonging to the homeowner.

On April 25, the self-confessed burglar visited Carolyn Austin’s home, giving cause for persons to believe that he was about to commit another burglary. He would later enter the home of Gale Wiltshire as a trespasser, sometime between April 25 and 26, and steal a $50 handbag belonging to Alexandria Carter.

Freeman’s next stop on his burglary spree was Teresha Emillen’s home where he made off with a $50 handbag and a pair of scissors worth $10 on May 8.

And before he could be caught, Freeman would enter Veldeneen Pitt’s home as a trespasser between June 10 and 11, stealing a $90 handbag, a $6 purse and $285 in cash. He also stole a $1,100 cellular phone belonging to Phillar Alleyne from the National Assistance Board on June 13.

The teen will be sentenced on July 17 after the facts of his offences are outlined in court.

16 Responses to Teen goes on a burglary spree

  1. Wayne T Griffith
    Wayne T Griffith June 21, 2017 at 12:28 am

    No longer a Freeman

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  2. Sonia Small
    Sonia Small June 21, 2017 at 12:33 am

    Throw the book at him and knock him out!

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    • Paige Lorraine
      Paige Lorraine June 21, 2017 at 8:26 am

      ?!?!?! Why, clearly he needs help.. we are so quick to just lock them up… he’s 17 and homeless, he needs a lot of help…

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  3. Susan Renee
    Susan Renee June 21, 2017 at 12:57 am

    17 and homeless

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  4. Scarfeeze Millan
    Scarfeeze Millan June 21, 2017 at 2:21 am

    To say he should be punished yes is expected but given his need for desperation I can’t say this is a mistake or deliberateness this is a big cry for help 17 yrs old and homeless our emotions sometimes do get the best of us but that’s cause some of us have potentials and opportunities while others don’t and when your face with this struggle to survive who knows what a person will do sometimes it’s not good to make a person feel forgotten we have a society today where the baddest boi comes from a good home and have way more opportunities to do more than the forgotten yet they are the ones who get the most attention and who actually make it through a jail term Gavin learnt nothing and is freed once again to do the same thing over again and the forgotten gets forced into more pressure and when freed also do commit repeat offenses why should the forgotten be treated harshly while others take it as a slap on the wrist with lighter punishments this legal system has to look at forming a bridge and actually help some of these people instead of just waving punishment in their face and turning their back on a crippling society

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  5. Veroniva Boyce
    Veroniva Boyce June 21, 2017 at 3:42 am

    How long has this 17 year old been homeless? He suppose to be in residential children’s home.
    Did any ADULTS in the area, actually taken five minutes and communicate, TALK to the young person offer some form of help i.e. Contact Child Care Board? Seems what he did was out of desperation to survive. Therefore, find a work placement for him, plenty of businesses in the city that should be willing to give him a job and he will use his wages to pay back the victims. Putting him behind bars is for a short period and you can guarantee when released he will become an honourable member of Dodds.

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  6. Carol T Hinds
    Carol T Hinds June 21, 2017 at 4:46 am

    Homeless at his age is a concern

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  7. Justin N C Pablo
    Justin N C Pablo June 21, 2017 at 5:18 am

    While Minister Jones seems to be busy in his role as “moral police” and suggesting how women should dress when they party, he and his government have failed to identify and implement strategies for social services and interventions for youths and children that are disadvantaged.

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  8. Irresistible June 21, 2017 at 6:48 am

    People seem not to remember this young man. This is the same boy featured in a Facebook video who dared him mother to throw contents of a topsy on him. The same boy whose mother told him not to come back in her house and that he was a nasty b*****. The boy who Facebook wondered how he could speak to his mother in such a way. A mother who everyone wondered how she could speak to her son like that. When did that surface on Facebook? Ummmm…TWO months ago. How long was this boy homeless? TWO months…see the correlation?

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  9. Bajans Love Jumping to Conclusions June 21, 2017 at 8:25 am

    Who said he was homeless? Some people just don’t give their address when asked.

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  10. Carson C Cadogan June 21, 2017 at 8:33 am

    17 and “….of no fixed place of abode”,

    Where are his parents?

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  11. Gale Wiltshire June 21, 2017 at 10:41 am

    With respect to the court, he is still a boy and when I saw that it was he who entered my home, my belly actually burn cause I was autually looking into a face.that could.be my son. Every fibre in me believes that this kid needs HELP!! I feel that he should have been remanded to the psychatric hospital for an evauluation and then Verden House then maybe the probation department .i believe he is definitely on drugs. At his age, only when all of these entities have not empowered him to amend his ways I then recomend prison.

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  12. Renee June 21, 2017 at 12:20 pm

    His older brother so to both of them like ppl things 1 time the older brother stole my daughters money at school another time around xmas time show at my place with a car full of guys I tell he get from bout my place looking for something to steal next thing g I heard he up Dodds for stealing that same day

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  13. Biscuits June 21, 2017 at 2:12 pm

    This situation has been in existence for many years. In Bridgetown and its environs, there are several youngsters whom beg and when questioned it would appear they are indeed homeless. Some are put out of their homes for deviant behaviour which might be attributed to a lack of guidance, love and care. These children pretty much have to fend for themselves from the getgo, often resorting to criminal activities in order to survive. It is the ugly side of life on an otherwise beautiful island.

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  14. hcalndre June 21, 2017 at 8:13 pm

    Buscuits, the house slaves after they took over from their masters would send those youngsters to what was Dodds at the time for 5 years when they were caught begging. If begging is still a crime what would become of this government today.

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  15. Miche June 21, 2017 at 9:51 pm

    A cry for help,,,,He wanted to be caught and put in jail

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