Gangsters jailed - Cops charge 17 alleged members of Dexter Street gang
Nineteen persons who are said to be members of the Dexter Street Gang in Westmoreland have been arrested. Four of the 19 persons are females. The police said 17 members have been charged under the Criminal Suppression of a Criminal Organisation Act of 2014.
"I am grateful for the support that has been shown and I would like to engage in that constant partnership with citizens," said Assistant Commissioner of Police Fitzroy Bailey.
The alleged gangsters - 13 males and four females - have been charged under the so-called anti-gang legislation. Bailey said their arrests have since "significantly disrupted" criminal activities.
According to the Counter-Terrorism and Organised Crime Investigation Branch (C-TOC), the gang which comprises 34 members has been linked to 17 murders and 27 shootings in 2017. Since the start of 2018, the gang has been linked to 22 murders and several shootings islandwide.
The police said that a container with 19 firearms and more than 4,000 rounds of ammunition that was seized at a container terminal in Kingston in November 2017 was destined for the Dexter Street Gang in Westmoreland.
The following alleged members of the Dexter Street Gang that have been arrested:
- Thirty-five-year-old Inia Ricketts, otherwise called 'Flava'
- Twenty-eight-year-old Dazema Ricketts
- Forty-three-year-old Necia Ricketts
- Twenty-five-year-old Fiona Brown
- Twenty-seven-year-old Shevo James
- Twenty-five-year-old Odane Blackwood, otherwise called 'Pinky Blacks'
- Twenty-year-old Renaldo Grant, otherwise called 'Worm'
- Thirty-six-year-old O'Brien Smalling, otherwise called 'Teacha'
- Twenty-two-year-old Schae Shaw
- Twnty-year-old Jovian Herron, otherwise called 'Jovie'
- Twenty-three-year-old Asziah Ricketts, otherwise called 'Azzi'
- Twenty-five-year-old Nicholas Ruben, otherwise called 'Evil'
- Twenty-six-year-old Denroy James, otherwise called 'Den-Den'
- Thirty-three-year-old Jermaine Clarke, otherwise called 'Stamma'
- Twenty-one-year-old Oshane Cowen, otherwise called 'Wah Wah'
- Twenty-eight-year-old Odane Taylor, otherwise called 'Reno Man'
- Eighteen-year-old Rommel Poyser, otherwise called 'Juvenile', all of New Market Oval, Savanna-la-Mar, Westmoreland.
Three other alleged members are believed to be off the island:
- Shadane Robinson, otherwise called 'Gargon', who is believed to be the leader of the Dexter Street Gang, absconded bail.
- Juhane Barnes, otherwise called 'Speng Shell'; and
- Oshane Rankine, otherwise called 'Shabba'.
The Counter-Terrorism and Organized Crime Investigation Branch has also listed the following persons as being wanted:
- Raphael Robinson, otherwise called 'Bossy'
- Dwayne Moore, otherwise called 'Boogsie'
- Selah Tomlinson, otherwise called 'Gee Gee'
- Kadeem Gokhul
- Glenroy Gayle, otherwise called 'Elephant'; and
- George Patterson, otherwise called 'Cruise'.