St. Joseph man charged for stealing cellphones and other items at the hospital

A known defendant to the Court namely, Jay Joseph, has found himself in trouble with the law yet again.

The St. Joseph man is now remanded into custody at the Dominica State Prison on six charges of theft of cell phones and other items at the Dominica China Friendship Hospital (DCFH), belonging to employees and patients.

According to the charge of the police, it is alleged that on August 12, 2023, Joseph stole two black Alcatel DL3 cellphones, each valued at $374.00, which belonged to Jefferson Valarie and Conrad Hazel. He is also alleged to have taken a $75.00 Cortex Watch belonging to Hazel.

On the same day, Joseph stands further accused of stealing a blue Samsung GX cellphone valued at $1,000.00, which was the property of Norman Barben, as well as a black LG cellphone valued at $300.00, which belonged to Francois Barrie.

Additionally, Joseph allegedly stole one blue Samsung GXS52 phone valued at $1,600.00, belonging to Yakelen Infonte, and an Alcatel DL4 along with a phone case valued at $464.00, both of which were the property of Ingrid Pascal.

The final charge against Joseph by the police pertains to the theft of various items belonging to Desron Cyrus. These items include a Samsung GXG7 Pro cellphone valued at $800.00, a backpack valued at $55.00 containing $540.00 in cash, a leather wallet valued at $150.00, a $28.00 earplug, two pairs of Adidas long pants valued at $260.00, and two $80.00 Nike shorts.

Unrepresented at his Court appearance, the St. Joseph man pleaded not guilty to the seven charges.

The prosecution subsequently withdrew the charge bearing the name Francios Barrie since this complainant is now deceased.

There was no objection to bail but the accused man was unable to present a suitable surety to the Court to secure his release. Consequently, he was remanded into custody and the six matters were adjourned to January 4, 9, 16,23, and February 9 and 13, 2024, for separate trials.

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13 Comments

  1. Man bite dogs
    September 15, 2023

    Hello here we go the Pariahs at my little toes again, but one thing I do know none of them creatures so-called UWP corrupt supporter will never get a chance to bite my Prime minister Dr Skerrit, or me ha ha ha Sult Suckers sleep on that.

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  2. September 14, 2023

    But what about the guy who stole the 7.9 billion, any word on his where about?

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  3. My opinion
    September 14, 2023

    Dom-in-ica is known around the world to be a criminal enterprise because the leader is on record saying no law or constitution can stop him. So we have criminals from far and wide, from international countries to locals committing all kinds of crimes knowing we have a system in place that is very conducive to criminals. For example the police and known drug dealers and known criminals are bosom bodies. Seems like the police have been instructed to close their eyes to criminals as their new job description seems to be to go after the opposition and harass them as much as possible since they are the only ones standing against crime and criminals especially those hiding in to positions

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  4. Ibo France
    September 14, 2023

    Murders, robberies, praedial larceny, wounding with intent, embezzlement, fraud, money laundering, rape, unlawful carnal knowledge, illegal drug dealings, fraudulent conversion, sad but true, all these are a daily part of life in Dominica.

    Law enforcement seems incapable of even making the tiniest dent in crime. The citizens have become sitting ducks. The police brutalize the citizenry as they serve at the behest of a corrupt despot. Democracy is in rapid retreat.Dominica is now a galloping dictatorship.

    Only the collective efforts of the people can save the country from inevitable disintegration.

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    • Man bite dogs
      September 14, 2023

      I for the life of me cannot understand how on earth DNO can allow that guy Ibo, to be spitting out all kind lies and garbage each day on their forum, if that’s not hypocrisy well I don’t know what is. I can understand a person supporting their political party because I am doing the same, but this guy is going way over the top putting our country in bad light he Ibo, is a psychopath like many others coming from UWP Criminality and lack of responsibility.

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      • Ibo France
        September 14, 2023

        Dog Catcher I will NEVER apologize for telling the TRUTH. The TRUTH may be an offence to liars like you but it is not a sin. Pinpoint the lies:

        *Roosevelt befriends the worst international crooks and bandits
        *Roosevelt is the richest ruler in the poorest country of the OECS
        *Roosevelt presides over the most corrupt electoral system in the Caribbean
        * Dominica is the least developed country infrastructurally in the region
        *Poverty is widespread in Dominica
        *Roosevelt is the least academically qualified of all the Caribbean heads

        I can continue ad infinitum with the dubious list.

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      • Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
        September 14, 2023

        The same as how they allow you to curse out people, it’s the same they can allow him to write his comments without cursing anyone.
        By the same token; if king dumb ds, nasty rat Lin Clown and liar Roosevelt Skerrit is allowed to lie and insult people on the site, why not lbo?
        Anyway I forgot to mention kid dumb Gary too oui!

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        • Ibo France
          September 14, 2023

          Francisco you no easy. You put them attack dogs on BLAST. You no to play with.

        • Man bite dogs
          September 15, 2023

          Francisco, You don’t know the meaning of the word curse or cursing, please get out of my school!! Pretenders are not allowed.

      • Wake up and grow up
        September 15, 2023

        @dog-biting human

        When you don’t like someone or something you tend to pay more attention, you are more likely to notice and exaggerate all their faults, create ones that don’t exist and *sometimes* even get it right. Especially if you are too-selfish to have the character to hold you back from being an unmitigated hypocrite.

        Its like a bully who fights by throwing everything at the object of their rage, in your scramble to throw everything at them *sometimes* you grasp at the truth too.

        “Ego” France deserves criticism but he has the basic right to express himself, you, me everybody has that right. I’ll defend his and your rights especially if I don’t like what either of you has to say, because in a democracy applying rights selectively is the surest way to lose them. It’s easy to see if you use your head.

        But, I’ve seen *both* of you try to silence opposing views.

        so…he’s still an A** though and so are you. :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

  5. Citizen
    September 13, 2023

    I thought they said they passed a bill making it harder to get bail. seems is easier. what message they sending. do the crime you will get bail. graduating thief an murderer

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  6. Next time sign
    September 13, 2023

    So, tell me. With all the security guards they say they have, how did he get access to all these items? Was everyone sleeping? He should also take the sign that says, China friendship hospital. I must talk to him. He is not guilty.

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    • We the People
      September 14, 2023

      :mrgreen:

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