JOINT POLICE OPERATION IN THE NORTHERN DIVISION
June 15, 2023
On Thursday, June 8 2023 about 3:00 a.m. Officers attached to the Criminal Investigations Department, Vulnerable Persons Team, Bicycle Patrol Unit and the Special Services Unit conducted an operation in the Barre Denis, Odsan and Ciceron.
During the conduct of the operation a Search Warrant was executed on the premises of Jesse Charles at Barre Denis. One (1) Taurus 9mm firearm and one (1) magazine containing six (6) rounds of Ammunition and one (1) round of .357 Ammunition was recovered.
Jesse Charles was subsequently arrested and charged for the offence of Possession of Firearm and Possession of Ammunition. He was escorted to the First District Court where he pleaded guilty to the offences and he was remanded to the Bordelias Correctional Facility until a later date for sentencing.
Officers also executed a Search Warrant on the premises of Joharius Johannes alias Joe Grind and Junior Dorville at Odsan Morne D’Or. Nothing of evidential value was found. Joharius Johannes was arrested in relation to a report of Assault with a Firearm, and also a RED NOTICE from INTERPOL in relation to the offence of Murder on the island of Martinque. He was escorted to the First District Court, where he was remanded to the Bordalias Correctional Facilty.
On Friday, June 9, 2023, about 5:30 a.m. Officers attached to the Criminal Investigations Department, Castries, Bicycle Patrol Unit and the Special Services Unit conducted a search of a shop and its surroundings. During the conduct of the search of a derelict vehicle parked across the shop Officers recovered one (1) RG-14 .22 Revolver. No one was arrested after the recovery.
IDENTIFICATION OF BODY FOUND AT CAP ESTATE
A report of a missing person was made of Omar Defrietas on Thursday January 5,2023. On Tuesday April 1, 2023 a motorcar which was later revealed to be that of Omar Defrietas was recovered in a pond at Cap Estate, Gros Islet. Skeletal remains were discovered in the motorcar. On Friday April 19, 2023 about 11:30 a.m. samples for toxicological testing were sent for DNA analysis.
Officers of the Major Crimes Unit received confirmation on the identity of the body found in a car at Cap Estate, Gros Islet in the pond, on April 1,2023 of missing male of Careille, Castries as Omar Defrietas.
ESCAPING LAWFUL CUSTODY
On Wednesday June 14,2023 Joharius Johannes alias Joe Grind and Junior Dorville of Odsan/ Morne D’or escaped Lawful Custody from the Babonneau Police Station after attending Court via Zoom. He was pursued but was not recaptured and remains at large.
The Royal Saint Lucia Police Force urges anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of Joharius Johannes is asked to contact the nearest police station or Babonneau Police Station at 456-4120,456-4122 or the CRIME Hotline at 555 for anonymous reporting.
HOMICIDE AT MARIGOT
On Wednesday June, 14, 2023 about 1:30 p.m. Officers of the Marigot Police Station responded to report of a lifeless male body at Marigot. On arrival on the scene Officers observed the body of a male with multiple gunshot wounds about his body.
The male was later identified as thirthy-eight (38) year old Ernie Byron of Jacmel. He was pronounced dead on the scene by a medical practitioner.
The Royal Saint Lucia Police Force wishes to urge anyone with information regarding this incident to contact the nearest police station or the Marigot Police Station at 456-3895 or the Crime Hotline at 555 for anonymous reporting.
HOMICIDE IN LA POINTE, DENNERY
On Saturday, June 10, 2023, about 3:40 a.m. Officers attached to the Dennery Police Station responded to a report of a stabbing at La Pointe, Dennery. On arrival the Officers observed one (1) female with multiple stab wounds about her body.
The female was later identified as Bonita James thirty-three (33) years old of La Pointe, Dennery. She was conveyed to the St. Jude Hospital via ambulance, where she was later pronounced dead by a medical practitioner.
One (1) male is presently in custody in relation to this incident. A post mortem examination is scheduled for a later date.
On Monday, June 12, 2023 Leonus Pelage of La Pointe, Dennery was formally charged for causing the death of Bonita James which occurred on Saturday June, 10, 2023 about 3:40 a.m. at La Pointe, Dennery. Leonus Pelage was escorted to the Second District Court for the purpose of a bail hearing. He was remanded at the Bordelias Correctional Facility until a later date.
RECOVERY OF CONTROLLED DRUGS FIREARM AND AMMUNITION IN PIAYE, LABORIE.
On Friday, June 9, 2023, about 5:00 a.m., Officers attached to the Drug Squad, Vieux Fort executed a Search Warrant on the premises of Aaron Eder Eugene at Piaye, Laborie. During the execution of the Search Warrant a quantity of Controlled Drugs, one (1) Air Pistol and five (5) Pellets were recovered.
Aaron Eder Eugene of Piaye, Laborie was arrested and charged the following offences:
1) Possession of Controlled Drugs
2) Possession of Controlled Drugs with Intent to Supply
3) Possession of Firearm
4) Possession of Ammunition.
Aaron Eder Eugene was escorted to the Second District Court and was remanded at the Bordelias Correctional Facility.