Coconut vendor convicted of stealing cellular phone

A 25-year-old coconut vendor could not contain his displeasure after he was sentenced to three months and 27 days in prison for theft.

Dario Jamar Cheltenham, of Kings Gap, Eagle Hall, St Michael, looked on in despair and covered his face while groaning after Magistrate Kristie Cuffy-Sargeant handed down the sentence.

He later became aggressive as he was being removed from the No. 2 District ‘A’ Magistrates’ Court, but was quickly subdued by a prison officer.

Cheltenham had previously pleaded guilty to stealing a $270 cellular phone belonging to Dale Jones on October 10.

Based on the facts presented in the case, Cheltenham had spent that night at Jones’ home after asking for a “lodging” the day before. However, around 5 a.m. he left, causing Jones to become suspicious.

After a search of his home, Jones discovered the device missing.

Pointing out that this was the second such offence committed by Cheltenham, the magistrate imposed the sentence, taking into account the 27 days he had already spent on remand.

15 Responses to Coconut vendor convicted of stealing cellular phone

  1. Anfaani Henry
    Anfaani Henry November 7, 2017 at 9:16 pm


  2. Anfaani Henry
    Anfaani Henry November 7, 2017 at 9:17 pm

    Wunnah should sell enough to buy a phone

    • Eleanor Maxine Harewood
      Eleanor Maxine Harewood November 7, 2017 at 9:45 pm

      i was saying de same thing , i was wondering if things that bad .. it look really bad that he would da steal that cell

  3. Jasper Stone
    Jasper Stone November 7, 2017 at 9:50 pm

    Am surprised such petty crime makes the news and why is his photo being used? Aren’t there juicier stories happening in Barbados

  4. Jasper Stone
    Jasper Stone November 7, 2017 at 9:57 pm

    Community service would have made more sense and if he didn’t take that seriously then three months in jail

  5. Conchita Moseley
    Conchita Moseley November 7, 2017 at 9:59 pm

    Stueeps petty, waste of taxpayers funds.

  6. Lionel Gittens
    Lionel Gittens November 7, 2017 at 10:22 pm

    He can’t be a coconut vendor. Heard they make a lot of money. And don’t pay taxes.

  7. Danny Clarke
    Danny Clarke November 8, 2017 at 5:12 am

    The amount of coconuts a lot of them go bout and steal he should be able to buy the new I phone X .

  8. Veroniva Boyce
    Veroniva Boyce November 8, 2017 at 5:26 am


  9. BIGSKY November 8, 2017 at 5:30 am

    i aint understand why he vex,he got what he wanted.HE WANTED A CELL.

  10. Sandra Mayers
    Sandra Mayers November 8, 2017 at 8:02 am

    Stupid stupseee…

  11. Shotta Boss
    Shotta Boss November 8, 2017 at 8:21 am

    They do pay a tax to sel

  12. kk November 8, 2017 at 9:50 am

    let me break it down for y’all. He ain’t no coconut vendor, he does help d coconut vendors take the coconuts out the truck and put the shells in the truck at the end of the day and barely collect change, cause he slow and the men does make bare sport at he. Plus he does work van if the drivers give he lil work cause nobody don’t want to help him cause he is a known thief. So i say, good riddance to garbage and i just hope he don’t end up in the hospital before the end of the week.

  13. Kearn Williams
    Kearn Williams November 8, 2017 at 2:59 pm

    stuuuupse. What a stupid thing to do in this day and age


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