The Police are investigating a report of an attempted arson in Sawcolt’s John Hughes, where some unknown person(s) attempted to set ablaze the home of a 30yrs old man and his family.
It was reported that the man and his 27yrs old fiancé and their 8yr old son were asleep at home, when they were awaken by the sound of glass breaking. The man reported that as he went to probe further into the matter, he discovered that someone had set his gallery on fire. He however, managed to quickly extinguish the blaze before it caused any further damage to the structure. A Tricycle valued at $150.00 was destroyed in the blaze. No one suffered any physical injuries coming out of the incident. The incident took place around 1:50am on Tuesday. The police are conducting further investigations into the matter.
Meanwhile, the police are investigating a number of Break-ins and Larcenies which took place over the past 24to 48hours.
In one incident, a Lionel Hurst street woman reported that some unknown person(s) stole the right front indicator light from her Green Toyota Noah Van C10023, which was parked and secured in front of her home. The incident took place sometime between 9:20pm on Monday and 5:30am Tuesday.
In another incident, an employee at a Heavy Duty Equipment Company located on Factory road reported that some unknown person(s) allegedly broke into the business place and stole an undisclosed sum of money among other valuable items and documents. The incident allegedly took place sometime between 6:45pm on Monday and 7am Tuesday. The Police are carrying out further investigations into the matter.
Also the Maintenance Manager at Multipurpose Cultural Center reported that sometime between 3pm and 11pm Saturday, some unknown person(s) entered the premises and stole two batteries from a Volvo Generator. The police are continuing their investigations into this matter.
Finally, a Cedar Grove woman, who vends in vicinity of the St. John’s Pentecostal Church on Laukland Benjamin Drive, reported that she left her stall in care of 13yrs old son and went about her business. However, when she returned her son reported to her that a man described to be about 5ft 4inches in height, slimly built, and wearing a black T-shirt and a pair of long blue jeans pants walked up to the stall and grabbed her purse containing an undisclosed sum of money and ran. The child allegedly gave chase and caught up with the man, who apparently over-powered the youth by punching him in his face, then further making good his escape in some nearby bushes. The incident took place around 12:15pm on Tuesday. The police are conducting further investigations into the matter.