Thief caught, 5 goats recovered
The Adelphi police in St. James have taken one man into custody and are seeking two following the recovery of several stolen goats and a motor vehicle during an operation along the Goodwill to Salt Marsh roadway early Tuesday morning.
One man said to be a 41-year-old steel worker of Lilliput, in St James, has been charged, while two others are being sought by the police, one of whom is known only as Marvin, alias ‘Zeeks’.
Reports are that about 4 o’clock yesterday (Tuesday) morning, a Goodwill farmer was awakened by strange sounds coming from the outside of his house.
He jumped from his bed and silently went outside to investigate and stumbled on a man removing two goats from their pen.
He raised an alarm and threw a large stone at the robber who dashed from the goat pen, still clutching onto two goats which he threw into the trunk of a grey motor car and sped away.
The farmer immediately alerted the Adelphi police who sought the assistance of the Falmouth station in setting up a road block.
The car was intercepted along the Goodwill to Salt Marsh main road and, as it came to a halt, two men travelling as passengers alighted and ran into bushes. The driver was arrested and taken into custody.
Five mother goats were retrieved from the trunk of the grey Toyota Corolla ‘Sponge Bob” motor car registered 1228 FX.
The Adelphi told this writer that goats and other livestock theft was the most prevalent crime in the communities of Watson Town, Canaan, Dumfries, Belfield, Eden Vale and Goodwill.
The farmers have been working with the police on steps aimed at apprehending the culprits. These measures have now paid off with the latest arrest.