Cops arrest 35 windscreen wipers


August 17, 2016

The St Andrew Central and St Andrew South police have began operations at major intersections throughout the Corporate Area to remove the young men who wipe windscreens.

Reports from the St Andrew South police are that about 7:30 a.m., on Monday, lawmen apprehended 19 men at the Portia Simpson Miller Square. In the process they also seized two okapi knives.

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Additionally, teams from the St Andrew Central picked up 16 persons including two boys in the Half-Way Tree area. They were picked up at the intersections of Maxfield Avenue and Hagley Park; Hope, Waterloo and Trafalgar roads, and Barbican and Hope roads.

The men were charged for breaches of the of the Main Road Act and will appear in the Kingston and St Andrew Parish Court today.

The two boys were charged with being in need of care and protection and are schedule to appear in the Family Court on Wednesday, August 24, along with their mothers who have been charged with negligence.

The police say these operations are part of a wider operational strategy to restore and maintain public order.

Investigations continue.

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