Concord man given two-year sentence for trying to steal solar panel from light pole

A  Concord man was sentenced to two (2) years of hard labour for attempting to steal a solar panel from a light pole at Pointe Ronde.

According to information from Acting Inspector Fixton Henderson, on Wednesday 27, July 2022 at about 7:25 pm the Portsmouth police intercepted Kerwin Pether Davis while he was attempting to steal a solar panel from a light pole at Pointe Ronde.

He was arrested and charged with the offense.

“He was taken to the Portsmouth magistrate court on Tuesday, August 2, 2022, where he pleaded guilty to the charge.

Davis was then sentenced to two years of hard labour at the Dominica State Prison.

The Commonwealth of Dominica Police Force (CDPF) warns persons who engage in such illegal acts to cease and desist, “for such acts are being taken very seriously.”

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21 Comments

  1. If we knew better
    August 9, 2022

    A clear indication of how things are deteriorating in Dominica. The people are resorting to stealing the lights and batteries from poles. Most times it is just pure wickedness that drives people to do so. But sometimes it is out of necessity. Regardless, theft is theft and the lights provide a much needed service for those who drive at night. 2 years is not enough. Too many lights have been stolen. Start putting cameras on them to catch the perpetrators.

  2. jaded
    August 4, 2022

    2 years imprisonment is too harsh. 1 year is reasonable. Let the punishment fit the crime.

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    • Man bite dogs
      August 5, 2022

      @Jaded, are you real? Or taking the piss this wicked b*****d and others must be given some hard sentences that is the only ways we will teach useless people such as workers supporters a lesson to be recognised with.

      • If we knew better
        August 9, 2022

        Last i checked most people from concord voted DLP.

  3. Lin clown
    August 4, 2022

    You are right IBO,crime is on the increase because you and supporters of UWP are supporting it.You never condemned destruction of private and public property on February 7 2017.you never condemned the burning of $2,000,000 of aviation equipment at Captain Bruce in Wesley.You support every criminal activity committed in Dominica,and you believe by doing so DLP will fall.This belief is going to stay with you for a very long time.

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    • Ibo France
      August 4, 2022

      Lying Clown, you are sure to hear from my top notched lawyers soon for defamation of character.

      They will find you in the dilapidated basement in NY and serve you with the relevant legal documents.

      How dare you sully my unblemished name you by accusing me of being an arsonist?

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  4. derp
    August 4, 2022

    It would have been better to remove all those street lights in the areas where people are not settled, why have street lights in the forest where basically no-one walks, this is disturbing the nocturnal animals. I can understand having the lights in villages and areas where people are living. A simple google search shows the negative affects of artificial lights on nocturnal animals.

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    • DNO Reader
      August 4, 2022

      Have you ever tried driving at night time along our dark narrow roads with countless curves and God-knows-how-many sheer drops (falaise)?..
      It’s even worst when it It’s raining..
      These lights provide such an important service to the entire country and the people who destroy them don’t give a *bleep* about anybody else but themselves

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    • August 5, 2022

      Do you know Dominica? Point Ronde is part of the Edward Oliver highway one of the most heavily used roads on the island.

    • If we knew better
      August 9, 2022

      Are you a fool? Or maybe you just dont drive at night. Why you think the lights are only for people walking? Have you ever driven in fog?

  5. Dominican
    August 4, 2022

    It would appear that justice can be dispensed in Dominica within a week of a criminal offence being committed. Miracles do happen.

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  6. mine
    August 4, 2022

    It was about time someone got caught for stealing these light. Two years is a slap on the wrist. Others will think twice before committing crime.

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    • Watching
      August 4, 2022

      Smh and when a Child us abuse it takes years for the case to call. Look they sentence him already. Smh dat is Dominica 4 u

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    • My mouth
      August 4, 2022

      They need to make example of rhe thise rapists too especially those in jacket and tie. Save our children..allu want to save solar lights. Deal with the children situation as quick as this one. I so vex.make e.g of dem too bring de castration.

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      • August 5, 2022

        They must not only make example of the rapist but also the mothers who put their love of money above the welfare of their children.

  7. Tt
    August 4, 2022

    Should have given him 10. What’s wrong with these guys. What a selfish thing to do.

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  8. Ibo France
    August 3, 2022

    One good thing, a few cases at the magistrate court have been dispatched with rapidity. Only hope that this would become the norm.

    Dominica is fast becoming the epicenter of crime in the Eastern Caribbean. Things are so desperate that not even the solar panels on the light poles are safe.

    Even though jobs are scarce like water in a desert, money ‘nar run’, tiefing is unacceptable.

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    • The Truth
      August 4, 2022

      Ibo France this is one of the few comments I applaud you for.
      Although I can’t entirely agree with the saying “the epicenter of crime” Dominica is still one of the safest countries in the Caribbean compared to countries like St. Lucia, Guadeloupe, etc. I compared with the smaller countries to be balanced though.
      I travel everywhere and am not afraid at all.
      The shootings etc., are done by young people who have “beef” with themselves and others who have no patience, and cannot relate to one another. They think that vengeance is theirs. So a vicious circle – you killed my bro or I think you were involved so I hit you back or someone close to you.

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      • Ibo France
        August 4, 2022

        If you try to sell out some of the factors that are fueling these frequent shootings, carnage and lawlessness.

        It just cannot be ‘beef’ among themselves alone. That’s too simplistic.

    • DA2DBONE
      August 4, 2022

      Ibo France said: “Dominica is fast becoming the epicenter of crime in the Eastern Caribbean.”

      That statement is a bit dramatic. While I am very concerned about the rise in crime in our country, particularly homicides, we are no where close to countries like St. Lucia, St.Vincent, Antigua and St.Kitts.

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