JCF Launches Campaign against Criminals During Lent

first_imgStory Highlights The Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) has launched a campaign encouraging members of the public to ‘give up’ criminals for Lent. Speaking with JIS News, Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP), Dahlia Garrick, said the operation, which is themed ‘What Are You Giving Up for Lent… how about a wanted person’, was launched via social media on Sunday, February 25 and will end on Friday, March 30, 2018. “This campaign is trying to target primarily the top-20 persons on the Police Wanted List, and, so far, we have had persons calling in to give information on others who are not on this existing list,” ASP Garrick noted. The Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) has launched a campaign encouraging members of the public to ‘give up’ criminals for Lent.Speaking with JIS News, Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP), Dahlia Garrick, said the operation, which is themed ‘What Are You Giving Up for Lent… how about a wanted person’, was launched via social media on Sunday, February 25 and will end on Friday, March 30, 2018.She explained that the campaign is an unusual phenomenon of the JCF, but added that one of the aims is to grab the interest and support of many Jamaicans.“This campaign is trying to target primarily the top-20 persons on the Police Wanted List, and, so far, we have had persons calling in to give information on others who are not on this existing list,” ASP Garrick noted.The Commanding Officer said the JCF’s efforts to publicise ‘wanted persons’ has led to an increase in the public’s willingness to share information, and noted that the agency is confident that this campaign will further encourage the reporting of crime.“We hope that this will get people on board. If you know of anyone involved in criminal activities, give up the person. Share whatever information you have. It does not matter how simple you think it is, let this be your contribution to restoring this country,” ASP Garrick said.She said all information is vital to the process of getting criminals prosecuted, and is encouraging the public to use the various reporting platforms to share the information.“We have a wide array of spaces where you can make your report, all of which maintain your anonymity. Crime Stop has a track record of keeping a person’s identity while paying over monetary reward if someone is arrested and charged, so this is a good incentive to share information. There is the 811 Tip Line, and even the Stay Alert App which allows you to share via voice, text or video,” ASP Garrick said.She pointed out that the JCF will be rolling out other activities that will be focused on ensuring the public’s input in helping the police.last_img read more

I will never forgive this – Two men found guilty in murders

first_imgRED DEER, Alta. – Relatives of three members of a central Alberta family who were murdered and their bodies burned lashed out at the two men convicted of first-degree murder in their deaths Wednesday.Jason Klaus and Joshua Frank were found guilty on all three charges by Justice Eric Macklin.The bodies of Gordon Klaus and his daughter, Monica, were found in their burned-out farmhouse near Castor, Alta., in December 2013. Sandra Klaus was never found, although police believe her body was also in the house.The victims were Jason Klaus’ father, mother and sister.His aunt, Marilyn Thomson, said she was sickened when she watched the two men confess to an undercover RCMP officer during the trial.“Jason is also dead to me. The whole family is gone,” Thomson said outside court.“My hatred is immeasurable. I was absolutely devastated to hear and watch the arrogance, the bragging, the conceit — the cockiness and the sheer happiness of Jason and Josh who are obviously buddies and proud of what they had done.”Nicole Thomson said her Uncle Gordon and Aunt Sandra were almost second parents to her.“Part of me will always live in a state of devastation because of what you’ve done,” she said to her cousin Jason, choking back tears.“You are not worthy of the Klaus name. May God have mercy on you two depraved souls. To forgive you would be to sully their worth and I will never forgive this.”During the trial, Klaus and Frank each blamed the other for the murders and gave different versions of what happened.Macklin said he was satisfied beyond a reasonable doubt of their guilt.“Together they planned and carried out the three murders,” he said. “Each one played a crucial role in executing the plan.”Macklin said if the Klaus family dog hadn’t been shot, police may never have known the victims had been murdered. Fire crews arrived at the farm and found the brown Labrador retriever dead.RCMP found two shell casings outside the burning home and two bodies inside. Macklin said police later found the handgun in the Battle River — it belonged to Klaus and matched the bullets found in the family dog.During the trial court heard that Klaus was having problems with his father and offered Frank money to kill the family.Klaus had a cocaine and gambling addiction. He forged cheques on his parents account, promising to pay them back.Macklin said the men’s confessions “fit together like a puzzle and together they form the big picture.”“Mr. Frank intentionally shot Gordon, Sandra and Monica Klaus on Dec. 8, 2013, and set the house on fire to conceal the crime. Mr. Frank knew exactly what Mr. Klaus expected of him and he carried out the murders in accordance with their plan,” Macklin said.“Mr. Klaus did not actually shoot the Klaus family members. However, the Crown has established beyond a reasonable doubt that he planned and deliberated the murders.”Macklin wanted to move immediately to sentencing arguments, but the defence requested more time because the Crown is seeking no chance of parole for 75 years.Life in prison with no chance of parole for 25 years is automatic for first-degree murder, but there are provisions in the Criminal Code to have sentences served one after the other for multiple murders.Crown prosecutor Doug Taylor said he hopes the family and friends of the dead can find some peace once the case is over.“I struggle with this because it’s not my role as a Crown prosecutor to characterize the offence. That’s the role of the court,” Taylor said.“With that said, the word that comes to mind to me and it always has since I learned of the case and got involved is this is a despicable crime.”Follow BillGraveland on Twitterlast_img read more

My natural habitat is winning Mourinho

first_imgThe former Manchester United manager believes that people learn more by winning that by losing in the world of football.Portuguese coach Jose Mourinho has always been very charismatic and controversial.And after he was sacked by Manchester United, he started working for TV channel DAZN.“People used to say that you learn more with defeat. Maybe there is some truth in it,” he told The Telegraph.“I feel my natural habitat is winning. This is the first time when I didn’t win any trophy for 18 months. Some guys don’t win any trophies for 18 years. I didn’t win any trophy for 18 months.”“Now I have time for thinking, reflection, trying to understand everything and trying to be more ready for the next one that is coming. I know it is coming. It hasn’t come yet because what has come along, I didn’t want,” he explained.Harry Maguire, Manchester UnitedLiverpool legend Nicol slams Harry Maguire’s Man United form Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Steve Nicol believes Harry Maguire has made some “horrendous mistakes” recently, and has failed to find his best form since joining Manchester United.“I want to work in a club that understands there is a structure in place. I don’t want to work in a structure of no coincidence [unity] in the thinking.”“People sometimes say ‘this manager doesn’t like to work with a football director’; ‘this manager doesn’t like to work with chief scout’; ‘this manager doesn’t like to work with an owner’; ‘this manager doesn’t like to work with the president’,” he commented.“During my career, I have been working in every possible circumstance. The most successful situations are not because of the structure but because of the empathy in the structure.”“People who work well together. People who share the same kind of ideas. This is the fundamental thing,” he added.“You now have a generation of players who are not just players but the whole package. You have the player, the family, the agent, the entourage, the director of communication. You sometimes have the individual’s medical people and in an extreme situation you even have what they call their ‘personal fitness guys’.”“When you have a player you have all these distractions. And if there is no empathy in the structure of the club you get into so many contradictions that it is really, really difficult to work.”last_img read more

POLICE LOG for August 1 Wilmington Man Arrested Injured Baby Skunk Rescued Vandalism

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Here are highlights from the Wilmington Police Log for Wednesday, August 1, 2018:Police came across a vehicle running in the parking lot at Michael’s Place on Lowell Street. Two parties stated they had too much to drink and are awaiting a ride from a friend. The vehicle will be staying at this location overnight. (1:01am)Police were out in the Woburn Street area after reports of picketers in the roadway. (7:07am)A passerby reported two turkeys were “stuck together” at West Street and Kilmarnock Street. Animal Control Officer unable to locate. (7:42am)A River Street caller reported her dog caught a baby skunk. Animal Control Officer brought skunk, which was still alive, to Best Pets and then Andover Animal Hospital. (7:46am)A 16-year-old was arrested on a warrant of apprehension (a child requiring assistance warrant) and brought to Lowell Juvenile Court. (8:27am)A Dorchester Street caller reported a squirrel inside their house. (9:04am)A walk-in party reported their debit card was stolen on or about July 30. (2:34pm)Nicholas Evan Belanger (21, Wilmington) was arrested on a warrant. Belanger was arrested at Speedway on Main Street. (4:32pm)A walk-in party reported that on the 129/62 sign by Rotary Park, someone wrote a derogatory term on it. Police notified Mass Highway. (7:06pm)(DISCLAIMER: This information is public information.  An arrest does not constitute a conviction.  Any arrested person is innocent until proven guilty.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip?Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedPOLICE LOG for August 29: Burlington Man Arrested For OUI; Injured HummingbirdIn “Police Log”POLICE LOG for August 1: Lowell Woman Arrested For OUI; Billerica Teen Arrested On Warrant; 2 Drivers Issued SummonsesIn “Police Log”POLICE LOG for June 27: Stranger Enters Resident’s House; Man Denies Asking Young Girls To Follow HimIn “Police Log”last_img read more