In Magistrates Court this morning [June 19], Jamiko Kenneth Bean, 30, pleaded guilty to a crime spree that spread over thirty days and six parishes, affecting three hotel properties, two supermarkets, two residences, a sports club, and a pre-school.
His activity resulted in a total of fifteen charges being laid; with Bean pleading guilty to eleven of the fifteen which involved various crimes such as stealing liquor, destroying children’s certificates at a pre-school, stealing diapers from Marketplace, stealing two bikes and more. Mr Bean pleaded not guilty to four charges alleging assaulting police and violently resisting arrest.
In addition to the eleven charges to which he had pleaded guilty, Mr Bean agreed to accept responsibility for four other charges involving burglary and theft that took place between 28 May and 12 June. These offences took place at Southampton Rangers Sports Club, Southampton Post Office, Coco Reefs hotel property, and a company in Wellbottom, Southampton.
The charges to which Mr Bean pleaded guilty were:
- May – Taking a motorcycle without the owner’s consent
- May – Stole liquor from Lindo’s
- June – Trespass and theft from the Fairmont Princess in Hamilton
- June – Burglary at Sandpiper Guest accommodation in Warwick
- June – Stealing a cellphone from guests at Sandpiper
- June – Broke into Treetops Pre-School, smashed doors and destroyed children’s certificates
- June – Stole Huggies diapers and Similac baby food from Marketplace stores
- June – Broke into the Elbow Beach Hotel Tennis shop and stole the cash register and cash draw.
- June – Trespass at a residence in Belvedere Drive in Devonshire
- June – Broke into a residence in Belvedere Drive in Devonshire and was confronted by the female resident
- June – Stole a Honda Scoopy
Crown Prosecutor Nicole Smith put the DPP’s case that Mr Bean should be sent to the Supreme Court for sentencing, however after a lengthy argument, Senior Magistrate Archie Warner ruled that sentencing would take place in Magistrates Court because, in his view, the Magistrates Court had sufficient sentencing power to deal with the matter.
Taking into account the crime spree and his previous record which saw Mr Bean incarcerated for six years for robbery convictions in 2005, the Magistrate remanded him into custody and ordered a Social Inquiry Report.
Mr Bean returns for sentence on 24 July, and will stand trial in October for the four charges involving police.
- Admitted Stalker Remanded In Custody
- Alleged Jewelry Thief Remanded
- Saucepan Attack: Suspended Sentence
- Guilty Plea: Threatening Behaviour
- Woman Pleads Guilty To Assault
- Suspended Sentence Substituted For Probation