Tuesday 22 September, 2020

Man in possession of spark plugs for his bicycle gets remanded

A homeless man who said he was "gainfully employed with a weed wacker" will spend the Christmas and New Year's holidays in jail before he is sentenced. 

Fifty-two-year-old Arleigh Leron Dalrymple pleaded guilty to two charges yesterday: Loitering on the compound of the old CIBC Bank; and Possession of an apparatus for the misuse of cocaine.

Both offences occurred on December 3, 2017.

The prosecutor, in the District "A" Magistrates' Court, said police received information about car break-ins during shows at Kensington Oval. While the officers were in the area of the parked cars they saw Dalrymple. A search revealed a broken glass bottle with cocaine residue.

Police said that Dalrymple told them: "It is just my cocaine pipe, give me a break. I do not do crime anymore"

Also, in his bag were a flashlight, screwdriver and spark plugs; spark plugs which he said were for his bicycle.

When asked where his bicycle was, however, he said he did not have one anymore. The police later discovered that plugs were being used to break into vehicles. 

Yesterday he asked the court to impose a fine on him as he was "gainfully employed" and had no pending matters.

Magistrate Kristie Cuffy-Sargeant remanded him until January 2.

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