REAL NEWS: In keeping with the Police’s promise to step up patrols and stop-and-search exercises to reduce criminal activity, officers went on mobile patrol duty in the city and its outskirts on Sunday, May 7.
A number of areas – including The Point, Villa, Fort James, St. Johnston Village, Sutherlands, Scotts Hill, Dove Cove, Clare Hall, Wireless Road, Cassada Gardens, and Ottos – saw the police conducting patrols.
Residential areas and government buildings were also patrolled, and several suspicious vehicles and persons were stopped and searched; but nothing of interest was found. Reportedly, the exercise commenced at about 11:30 p.m. and ended at approximately 2:30 a.m.
Two similar exercises were undertaken the day before, and in the same areas, but in the first instance no suspicious persons, vehicles or activities were seen.
However, during the second patrol duty, several people were stopped and searched, and a quantity of sharp implements was found and seized.
Reports say that, while in Villa, officers saw 19-year-old Diquan Harry of Villa and Virginia Simon, 21, of Bolans acting in a suspicious manner.hey were stopped and searched and a brown-handled meat cleaver was found in a white backpack belonging to Harry. He was then arrested on suspicion of carrying abroad an offensive weapon and Simon was arrested on suspicion of indecent language.