Police urge parents to monitor children and discourage their involvement in criminal activities

by March 6th, 2021

With more children being at home due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the police are urging parents to closely monitor their children and to discourage them from involvement in criminal activities.

This after a 16-year-old boy was arrested and charged in relation to the stabbing of a Police Constable, along the May Pen leg of the PJ Patterson Highway, last month.

The teen has been charged with wounding with intent, assault with intent to rob and illegal possession of firearm, following a caution statement he provided to the police, where he admitted to the crime.

He is to appear in court on Tuesday, March 9.

Speaking with Irie Fm News, Superintendent of Police in-charge of Operations for Clarendon, Christopher Phillips, said the involvement of the teen in the incident is a cause for concern.

Superintendent Phillips, is also warning criminals that the police will not back down from fighting crime.

He said the police will investigate and use all resources available to bring the perpetrators to justice.