Suspected thief caught with spark plugs

A 52-year-old man, who said he had nowhere to live because the house he was staying at was “bulldozed”, will open the New Year at HMP Dodds.

The decision was handed down by Magistrate Kristie Cuffy-Sargeant today to Arleigh Leron Dalrymple after pleading guilty to having of apparatus for the misuse of cocaine, as well as to loitering on the compound of the old CIBC Bank, giving cause to suspect that he was about to commit theft.

According to the prosecutor, Sergeant Cameron Gibbons, police were conducting an operation at Kensington Oval on December 3 after receiving reports of car break-ins at shows.

The accused was spotted in the area where several cars were parked and during a search of his person, a glass bottle was found containing a white residue suspected to be cocaine.

“It is just my cocaine pipe, give me a break. I do not do no crime no more,” Dalrymple allegedly told the officers at the time.

A further search of his haversack revealed a screwdriver, flashlight and spark plugs.

And while Dalrymple had sought to convince the officers that the items were for his bicycle which he no longer owned, their preliminary investigations had already revealed that the vehicles were broken into with the use of spark plugs.

Today, Dalrymple wasted little time in appealing for leniency.

“I am gainfully employed with a weed whacker at this moment. I have no pending matters . . . and if given [a fine] I will pay it ma’am,” he said.

Asked why he had no fixed place of abode, he replied: “The house was bulldozed [at] 8th Avenue, New Orleans, two weeks ago, honest to God, but I plan on going to live with my brother in Nelson Street”.

Dalrymple was remanded to return to the No. 2 District ‘A’ Magistrates’ Court on January 2 for sentencing.

3 Responses to Suspected thief caught with spark plugs

  1. Bryan Mayers
    Bryan Mayers December 5, 2017 at 10:48 pm

    How does one break into a vehicle with a spark plug?

  2. miche December 6, 2017 at 7:46 am

    Telling you is like teaching you and others on the art of car theft.

  3. Helicopter(8P) December 6, 2017 at 4:29 pm

    That is the unique apparatus for years. They just keep one or two in their pockets and use like fish bait catiching big fish! With that I mean selective top brand cars .


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