Double trouble

Boyce, Foster sent up for breaking into containers

Magistrate Douglas Frederick today sentenced two “container robbers” to a total of two years behind bars.

Stephenson DaCosta Boyce, 32, of Belair No. 2, St George and Dwayne Irwin Foster, 40, of Block 99D, Eden Lodge, St Michael confessed to four of the six burglaries they were charged with when they appeared in the No. 1 District ‘A’ Magistrates’ Court.

Stephenson DaCosta Boyce (left) and Dwayne Irwin Foster (right).

Between June 19 and 20 the men stole two Hilti’s worth $7,800, a chop saw worth $1,100 and an angle grinder worth $350 belonging to Ashraf Mohammed. They then stole two weed trimmers worth $3,056.18 from Orlando McFarlane, between July 4 and 5.

The two men also admitted to stealing a $6,000 generator, a $3,000 demolition hammer, a $110 pan cart and two shovels worth $60 from MOV Inc., between August 19 and 25.

On August 21 and 22 they burglarized the home of Cherry Newton-Knight stealing a $500 cellular phone, a $500 television and $20 cash.

In the cases involving McFarlane, Mohammed and MOV Inc, the equipment was stolen from containers that were secured with padlocks and chains. While in Newton–Knight’s case, her home was broken into while she and her family slept. Only a few of the items, which were sold to a pawnshop, were recovered.

“I did not sell none of the property to no [pawnshop] . . . . I going through a lot of stress . . . smoking and a lot of things and I need help,” Foster told the magistrate while Boyce said he was also going through “hard times”, was a slower learner and the father of two children.

However, Frederick made it clear that this was no excuse for committing the crimes.

“You are a danger to everybody who has a container, or a house with valuables. You are a danger to yourself and society,” Frederick said, chastising the men for compromising the credibility and legitimacy of the establishment they sold the items to.

He then sentenced them to six months on each of the four counts, which will run consecutively.

Meantime, the two will make an appearance in the District ‘D’ Magistrates’ Court on November 1 to answer the charge of entering the home of Ava Griffith as trespassers on July 3 and stealing a $2,200 stereo set, while Boyce will appear in the District ‘B’ Magistrates’ Court on November 22 charged with entering the home of Ingrid Hall between September 6 and 7 and stealing a $5 000 television, an $850 laptop, $600 blender and $750 in cash.

13 Responses to Double trouble

  1. Linda Fenty
    Linda Fenty October 26, 2017 at 12:30 am

    Every day these young poor excuse for men are in court being charged with stealing people’s property. The excuses are hilarious and unacceptable for their crimes. They will go to Dodds , serve time and come back out to start their criminal activity again. All because they have children to support , drugs to buy and a lifestyle thy can’t afford . They are obviously laughing their way to jail because the time they spend there will be like going off on a holiday.

    • Shane Castillo
      Shane Castillo October 26, 2017 at 4:40 am

      could not agree with You more MRS Linda Fenty

    • Miche October 26, 2017 at 7:21 am

      Blame lawyers like Wuh Pax and Dave commis

  2. Dennis Taitt
    Dennis Taitt October 26, 2017 at 2:41 am

    Time in prison too short and they need some lashes plus hard labour

    • Amelia Gittens
      Amelia Gittens October 26, 2017 at 9:29 am

      some of these frivilous things need to bring cat a nine/dog hunter a few cut ass man and strighten like a jacket

  3. Lynda Bonnett
    Lynda Bonnett October 26, 2017 at 5:03 am

    You ever notice these creeps is who the young girls like and making children with…..wonder what stories are told to the offspring

    • Linda Fenty
      Linda Fenty October 26, 2017 at 5:37 am

      Their children will most likely turn out to be like them sad to say but with the right upbringing could change their circumstances around.

    • Ali Baba
      Ali Baba October 26, 2017 at 8:14 am


    • Lynda Bonnett
      Lynda Bonnett October 26, 2017 at 8:29 am

      Lol lol I know that story Ali baba, when bulldog told spencer,he will thief his lovely bunch of banana…Spencer love to repeat three times..ha ha,sharpened his Collins and waited all night,drank coffee to stay awake,yet he didn’t see when bulldog thief the banana. Lol all he saw was the drips from the freshly cut prized bunch of banana….talking bout thief

    • Amelia Gittens
      Amelia Gittens October 26, 2017 at 9:31 am

      ort then when i read further and see they have kids I be like dammmmmmmm

    • Lynda Bonnett
      Lynda Bonnett October 26, 2017 at 9:51 am

      Exactly Amelia

  4. Sheryl Smith
    Sheryl Smith October 26, 2017 at 5:16 am

    The list of things stolen has not been completed…They have also stolen from tax payers when they go on these staycations.

  5. Amelia Gittens
    Amelia Gittens October 26, 2017 at 9:28 am

    the excuses makes me laugh, I sure most ppl have hard times its how you deal with your hard times tho, not by robbing and stealing ppl hard earn money items, there have to be another way try looking for handy things to do with your hands wash some cars, weed, landscape something


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