|Nine St Michael’s boys still missing |
NALINEE SEELAL Monday, June 19 2017
NINE of the 11 inmates of the St Michael’s Home for Boys, Diego Martin who escaped last week are still at large.
The inmates were discovered missing on Tuesday last after none could be found in their rooms and on the compound.
The inmates are believed to have escaped by running along a large ravine behind the home, from which they could have accessed a number of different streets within the Diego Martin area.
Officers of the Western Division responded to the report and searched the last recorded addresses of the boys.
Since then, two of the teenagers were found by police walking along Cantaro Extension Road on Thursday afternoon.
Officers questioned them about their intended destination and when they could not give an account, they were arrested and taken to the Santa Cruz police station.
They later confessed to being among the group which ran away from the home.
While being questioned, the two refused to give information on the whereabouts of other escapees.
They also complained about inhumane treatment at the institution and gave that as the reason for escaping.
The boys, who are in their late teens, were placed at the home for a variety of offences including robbery while one of the escapees was at the institution for his alleged involvement in the robbery and murder of former soldier Calvert Dexter James on J’Ouvert morning this year.