A FREEPORT man was charged on Monday with harbouring a criminal.
Don Delva, 26, of Redwood Lane was arrested Saturday morning in connection with the discovery of a man wanted by police.
Delva was arraigned in Magistrate’s Court before Magistrate Andrew Forbes and was remanded to Her Majesty’s Prison until his trial on September 12. Police said another man, Alphonso Alfred Bethel, was arrested last week and accused of harbouring a criminal.
He was arraigned in Magistrate’s Court in Eight Mile Rock before Magistrate Gwendolyn Claude.
He was also remanded to Her Majesty’s Prison.
Police warned that anyone found harbouring a wanted person will be arrested and charged.
“Again, the police are issuing a caution to persons who are engaging in the act of harbouring wanted persons in relation to the APB (All Points Bulletin) disseminated for six males last week and others who are still outstanding,” a police statement said.
“We are reminding the public that it is an offence to harbour a criminal and anyone found harbouring a criminal will be arrested and placed before the courts in accordance with the law.”
Commissioner of Police Ellison Greenslade has made several public appeals in the past for relatives and friends to turn in individuals wanted by the police.
He warned that anyone found harbouring a criminal becomes a criminal.
While the problem persists, Mr Greenslade said co-operation from the public has increased tremendously and that police have been provided with invaluable leads by people who are simply “fed up” with crime.