Cops hailed for capturing alleged rapist
Head of the St Mary police Superintendent Fabian Farquharson is hailing the efforts of detectives attached to the Port Maria Police Station, who yesterday captured and charged an accused rapist who had been on the run for almost two years.
Renaldo Reynolds, 37, of Islington in the parish was captured at about 4 a.m. in the Three Hills area of Retreat, St Mary. He has been eluding the cops since 2015, after a report was filed against him for allegedly sexually assaulting a 16-year-old girl on three separate occasions in 2013.
"It was the vigilance of the police that lead to his capture," Farquharson told THE STAR. "When we see people in our space that we don't know, it is the duty of the police to check out and ascertain who these people are. Lots of criminals mask their identities and move around into spaces, and it is causing a lot of problems."
Farquharson said he is calling on citizens to work more closely with the police to help solve crime.
"When they see strange people come in their neighbourhood, call the police to come check them out. That's not necessarily what happened in this case, but that method alleviates a lot of crime and a lot of suffering that people are going through," he said.
Reynolds is to appear before the St Mary Parish Court on February 21.