Unsound Man Broke Into Police Station, Stole Uniform and Helmet; Conduct Traffic Checks

Thee High Command of the Jamaica Constabulary Force is still awaiting details from the St. Elizabeth Police Division regarding the incident in which a man of unsound man donned a police uniform and carried out traffic checks.

A member of the High Command said the information would come from Commanding Officer of the St. Elizabeth Police, Superintendent Catherine Lord.

It's reported that the man went into the Junction police station last Wednesday night while the guardroom was unmanned.

According to a report from RJR News, the mentally ill man stole a police uniform, vest, belt and a helmet.

He then proceed to Red Bank the following day, dressed in the clothes and carried out traffic checks.

That's when people started noticing that he was mentally ill and called the Junction police.

The man was escorted to hospital for treatment.

One driver who encountered him said that at first he did not realise that it was him.

"Mi a drive and mi see him a direct traffic but you know mi nah too pree the police dem. Mi see him come up a mi window and seh: 'Good morning' and mi seh: 'Good morning officer'. Is after when mi hear the man dem a talk mi realise seh a him mi did talk to," the driver said.

The man, who took a helmet, ballistic vest, and belt from the guard room, has been identified as 27-year-old Rugella Bent.

Bent used to reside in Red Bank in the parish with his mother, but left after she became fearful of him.

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