Serial burglar

Clarke known for breaking into houses

A 23-year-old man, who is known for breaking into houses, has been sentenced to 12 months in prison.

Kemar Dorian Clarke of Ashby Alley, Nelson Street, St Michael appeared before Magistrate Douglas Frederick today where he pleaded guilty to a charge of entering the home of I-zion Clarke as a trespasser on September 4 and stealing a $350 bicycle, a $45 bicycle pump, a $75 belt and a $150 bottle of perfume.

The homeowner reportedly returned home on the day in question to discover that the kitchen window, which he had closed, was open and the items missing.

Police later executed a search warrant at Clarke’s home where the items were found.

Today, even before Clarke’s lawyer could mitigate on his behalf, the magistrate revealed that the accused had spent time in prison for breaking into homes.

However, attorney Mohia Ma’at sought to explain that his client was a “heavy user of marijuana, ecstasy and cocaine” and that “he got into all of this because of grief”.

The attorney further explained that his client was “devastated” after his grandmother, who he was close to, passed away back in April at the age of 98.

However, Frederick was not willing to entertain this excuse. He suggested that “fellas come and use any excuse [but] grandmothers are sticklers to rules” .

“I think he [Clarke] is a danger to society as it is and he is a danger to himself because he may break into the wrong person’s house and he won’t be here. In fact he is a danger to anyone who has a house. He is not learning and he came back here charged with three offences,” Frederick added.

Clarke is also accused of entering the home of Jean Ori as a trespasser on August 28 and stealing a pair of bangles worth $300, a bracelet worth $260, a slave band worth $300, two watches worth $400, a necklace and earring set worth $640, a necklace worth $200, a $100 chain, ten pairs of earrings worth $350 and four rings worth $250.

He also alleged to have entered the home of Joshua Hall on the same day and stealing a laptop valued $1,485 and a tablet valued at $299. However, he denied committing those offences.

In his own plea for leniency, Clarke told the magistrate that he needed help “before it gets any worse. Psychiatric help with a nurse or something so”.

However, the magistrate informed him that he could get the help if he so desired while at Dodds prison in St Philip.

“I still will come back out and do the same thing,” Clarke then declared, adding “well, well, well, God don’t sleep”, to which the magistrate replied: “Why you think you are here?”

He returns to court on October 27 to answer to the outstanding offences.

16 Responses to Serial burglar

  1. Veronica Wiggins
    Veronica Wiggins September 29, 2017 at 11:46 pm

    You want both hands and both legs breaking.

  2. Jai Khan
    Jai Khan September 30, 2017 at 12:32 am

    Sometimes I feel that the Courts of Law in this country are a poppet show….of all the unmitigated gall, that brazen young man look at the magistrate and say. …
    “I still will come back out and do the same thing,”
    Boy!! If I were the magistrate it would be a year for every word..
    You got a lot of bloody nerve!

    • Marj Godgrace
      Marj Godgrace September 30, 2017 at 5:49 am

      That still will be too short. Let him remain in there for life. That’s his home

  3. Kim Connell
    Kim Connell September 30, 2017 at 1:19 am

    He will come back out and do the same thing

  4. Lwayne King
    Lwayne King September 30, 2017 at 1:28 am

    A young man ask for help should have give him sometimes we need to relax an give a brother and sister a break fr wdf SMFH if a man ask for a break see if he will change and if he burn his bridges again den yes deal wi it but we livin in sometimes where each man care fa dem own no man is prefect 90%not nun but God return ing is soon

  5. Lwayne King
    Lwayne King September 30, 2017 at 1:29 am

    A man can only speak the true an dat is wat he did

  6. Adrian Reid
    Adrian Reid September 30, 2017 at 2:09 am


  7. Anfaani Henry
    Anfaani Henry September 30, 2017 at 2:16 am

    You steal because you are a thief. Go to Dodds. Nothing in there to steal because everything is free.

  8. Christopher Macauley
    Christopher Macauley September 30, 2017 at 3:26 am

    I’d lock up his lawyer for attempting to use the passed away grandmother to get him off. How desperate. Smh

  9. Sean Gibbs
    Sean Gibbs September 30, 2017 at 3:48 am

    Someone needs to start a business making proper cat-a-nine tales, made of good quality leather and either ball bearings or fish hooks at the end and sell them so every house could have one to protect their family. Just give the intruder one lash and I don’t care what he got (gun or sword) he going drop it and beg for mercy or tek off like a fowl running from a cat.

  10. Kerry Holdip
    Kerry Holdip September 30, 2017 at 7:09 am

    My man say “well well well, God don’t sleep ” lololol… ole thieving f@cka.. ppl WORK hard af for what they want and u brekkin in their house.. if somebody was 2 shoot him now it would be a different story… he don’t need no chance. U give a chance the 1st time maybe even a second time.. blasted puke..

  11. Claire Battershield
    Claire Battershield September 30, 2017 at 8:22 am

    I think it is time lawyers stop taking money for clients like this man. The money the parent is spending should be utilized to get help . Serial burgular my ass. He want some hot lashes. All the ecstasy or what ever he using would disappear out his system. We need a better and more modern facility separate from jail for people like him. In the mean time all the bush growing. Dont need no damn millions to put in no body pockets. He want working hard . By night he too damn tired. Idle hands and brains

  12. Balfast September 30, 2017 at 11:26 pm

    A clear case for the use of the bull-pistle or cat-o-9 while in Doods.


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