POLICE NAMES ISLAND’S MOST WANTED $12 Million Bounty Offered


The Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCC) has released a list of 12 of the island’s most wanted criminals, with a bounty of $1 million on each for members of the public, who can provide information leading to their arrests.
“This is the most money offered at any one time by the police,” said Director of Communication for the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF), Karl Angell, at a press conference held on (Nov. 9) at the office of the Commissioner of Police on Old Hope Road. He said that the money will come from the National Security budget.
The list of the 12 most wanted men, who are said to be armed and dangerous comprise:
24-year old Eldon Calvert of no fixed address, who is wanted on several counts of murder and shootings committed in 2005 and 2006. He frequents a number of communities in St. James among them Salt Spring, Glendevon, Norwood, Flankers, Lilliput.
Cedric Murray, otherwise called Paul Brown and Dogie, who is wanted for a triple murder in Montego Bay in February 2006.
Wayne Dryden, along with his brothers Deon and Linton, age 34, 32, and 29 years, respectively. They are wanted for the double murder of Elaine and Christine Chin committed in February 2006 in Bog Walk St. Catherine.
Wilberforce Matterson, otherwise known as Cracker, is wanted for murder, shooting and robbery. He hails from Lesser Portmore Villa, Gregory Park, Portmore.
Kemor Brooks, otherwise known as Problem Child, is wanted on four counts of murder committed between April 2006 and March 2007. He hails from Greenwich Town, Kingston 3 and frequents the Denham Town, Tivoli Gardens, downtown Kingston, May Pen and Montego Bay areas.
Lincoln Powell otherwise known as Harry Dog from Brook Valley, Duhaney Park, Kingston 20, is on the run for the murder of Detective Corporal Dave Daley committed in Brook Valley on February 12.
Carey Rose, otherwise known as Tyson, is the youngest on the list at age 19. He is wanted for the murder of another police officer, Detective Sergeant Egerton Brown along Sundown Crescent, Kingston in September of this year. He hails from a Kingston 11 address and is said to frequent such areas as Dunrobin Avenue, Australia Road, Yancey Place, Balcombe Drive, Olympic Way, and Sundown Crescent.
Gerald Taylor, otherwise known as Rado, is wanted for murder and shooting. He hails from Glendevon, St. James.
Richard Brown otherwise known as ‘Jesus’ and ‘Jessie’, is about 20 years old and has been a fugitive of justice. Accused of murder and shooting, he hails from Sunlight Street and frequents this area as well as Maxfield Avenue and Jones Town.
Robert Brown, otherwise known as Denero of 8 Dunmair Close, Kingston 19 and Quarry Heights, Papine is 26 years old, and is being sought in connection with murder on Red Hills Road in June and shooting on Karl Samuda Boulevard in July.
Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP), Denver Frater said that the men are presently seeking refuge in quiet communities, some among unsuspecting family members “due to intense pressure from the police in their hot spots.”
He advised the public to report any sightings of the men by calling Operation Kingfish at 811, and Crime Stop at 311. “All we need is information to arrest them,” he stated, noting that information passed on to the police “will be treated with the strictest of confidence”.
The photographs of three of the men Cedric Murray, Eldon Calvert and Robert Brown, were made available for publication and ACP Frater explained that this was because they were positively identified as perpetrators of the crimes in which they have been connected. He said that the other men will have to go before an identification parade once they are arrested.
“There is no issue with their identity. We’re satisfied that we are right in publishing the names and photos in the public domain to get them arrested. We have no need to even review that aspect of the investigation,” he stated.

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