stone crusher gang leader

former stone crusher gang leader shot dead in montego bay

former stone crusher gang leader shot dead in montego bay

MONTEGO BAY, Jamaica Former leader of the once feared Montego Bay-based Stone Crusher gang, 31-year old Eldon Calvert, was shot and killed during an attack by unknown gunmen in Salt Spring, St James earlier this evening. OBSERVER ONLINE was informed that other people were also shot and injured during the assault. Reports are that Culvert was with friends in a section of the Salt Spring community when he was attacked. Horace Hines

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stone crusher gang leader bailed on triple murder charge

stone crusher gang leader bailed on triple murder charge

THE alleged leader of the feared Stone crusher gang, Eldon Calvert, was this afternoon granted bail in the sum of $3 million. Calvert is charged for a triple murder. Orrett Grant, who is charged along with Calvert, was also granted $3 million bail. Another co-accused Michael Heron, who is facing one count of murder was bailed in the sum of $1.5 million with one or two sureties. The men have been ordered to report to the Freeport police station every day and are required to be at their homes between 7 p.m. and 6 a.m. The three were also ordered to surrender their travel documents. The Director of Public Prosecutions Paula Llewellyn did not oppose the bail application citing several concerns with the case. Among her concerns was the fact that Detective Sergeant Michael Sirjue was the investigator in the case. Sirjue is accused of fabricating evidence in another case against Calvert. The three men are scheduled to return to court on April 20.

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leader of montego bay's stone-crusher gang killed by gunmen | rjr news - jamaican news online

leader of montego bay's stone-crusher gang killed by gunmen | rjr news - jamaican news online

A heavy detachment of police and military personnel is now in Salt Spring amid reports that the area is tense. Mr. Calvert, who was on the police most wanted list for several years, was linked to nearly twenty murders including the shooting of three policemen and the killing of five men in Flower Hill, one of who was beheaded. Mr. Calvert and two alleged members of his network walked free from the Home Circuit Court on April 20, 2012 after the Director of Public Prosecutions discontinued murder cases against them.

stone crusher gang leader bailed | news | jamaica gleaner

stone crusher gang leader bailed | news | jamaica gleaner

Barbara Gayle, Staff ReporterThe alleged leader of the Montego-Bay based Stone crusher gang, Eldon Calvert, was this afternoon granted bail in the sum of $3 million.Calvert is charged jointly with Orette Grant for a triple murder.Grant also received $3 million bail.Another co-accused Michael Heron, who is facing one count of murder was bailed in the sum of $1.5 million with one or two sureties.The men have been ordered to report to the Freeport police station every day and are required to be at their homes between 7 p.m. and 6 a.m.Senior puisne judge Gloria Smith also asked the three to surrender their travel documents.The Director of Public Prosecutions Paula Llewellyn did not oppose the bail application citing several concerns with the case.Among her concerns was the fact that Detective Sergeant Michael Sirjue was the investigator in the case.Sirjue is accused of fabricating evidence in another case against Calvert.Against that background, Llwellyn also asked the court for another four weeks to get a third handwriting expert to review statements in the case.She told the court that a decision on whether to proceed with the trial will be made at the next hearing.The three men are scheduled to return to court on April [email protected]

gangsters die young - the mobay reality | news | jamaica gleaner

gangsters die young - the mobay reality | news | jamaica gleaner

Western Bureau: WHEN HE declared "no more", just over seven months ago, Knollis King, pastor of the Rose Heights Full Gospel Church in St James, was simply indicating that he had become "sick and tired" of burying young men who had been killed in gang feuds.

"In my time here, I have buried more than 100 young men who have been killed in gang warfare," Pastor King said at the time. "I am, therefore, challenging the community to stand up with me in the search for a solution to this crisis."

Reacting to Pastor King's challenge, several residents and former gangsters took the decision to stand with the minister, and that alliance resulted in the formation of the Rose Heights Covenant of Peace, an initiative aimed at returning civility and order to that community.

Since the start of this year, Montego Bay has recorded more than 90 murders. Listed among those killed is five-year-old Christina Salmon, who was fatally shot while travelling to school through the Glendevon area.

In looking at the number of gangsters who have been killed in alleged shoot-outs with the police, there is no doubt that the popular notion, gangsters die young, is definitely playing itself out in Montego Bay.

"As a community, we must work together to dismantle the gangs and restore order in the communities that have been targeted by criminals," said Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) Denver Frater in an interview with The Sunday Gleaner last year.

In 2002, many of the young men who had earned the dubious distinction of being labelled St James 'most wanted' were all killed in alleged shoot-outs with the police. They were all between 20 and 30 years old.

"This situation in Montego Bay is absolutely senseless, as we are losing far too many of our young men in these senseless killings," Dr Horace Chang, member of parliament for the problem-plagued North West St James constituency, told The Sunday Gleaner recently.

While Dr Chang is currently developing an educational and training plan as an alternative to the crime and violence in his constituency, and others like Pastor King are providing training opportunities for the young men in Rose Heights, not many persons are viewing the future with optimism.

"As long as you have things like the lotto scam, a regular nine-to-five job will not seem attractive to some youngsters, especially those already spoilt by dirty money," a reformed gangster told The Sunday Gleaner.

"Based on our intelligence, most of the guns in the hands of these gangsters were bought by money generated by the scam," said ACP Denver Frater. "As we seek to dismantle the gangs, we also need to put an end to the lotto scam."

former stone crusher gang leader killed in mobay | lead stories | jamaica gleaner

former stone crusher gang leader killed in mobay | lead stories | jamaica gleaner

Director of Public Prosecutions Paula Llewellyn had said she could not proceed with the case because handwriting experts for the defence and the Crown confirmed the witness statement was written and signed by Sirjue.

Calvert was on trial along with his brother, music band operator Gleason Calvert, and Michael Heron for the 2006 murder of cookshop operator Robert Green of Mount Salem, St James. The prosecution was relying on the statement of Artley Campbell to prove its case against the three men. Campbell was shot and killed on November 13, 2006.

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