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Randy Ashton charged with damage to property over stolen ‘Purcell plants’

The flowers were planted the day before, through District Representative, Honourable Alvera Maduro-Caines’ (R6), 'Youth Summer Beatification Project,' for children between the ages of 12 and 17. Photo: Team of Reporters
It was on August 20, 2018, that many of the children laboured and decorated the area with plants close to the Sunrise Bakery in Purcell Estate on Tortola. Photo: Team of Reporters
It was on August 20, 2018, that many of the children laboured and decorated the area with plants close to the Sunrise Bakery in Purcell Estate on Tortola. Photo: Team of Reporters
PURCELL ESTATE, Tortola, VI - Police sources have confirmed to our newsroom, that Randy Ashton, aka ‘Box Head,’ of Georges North Side, on Tortola, was over the weekend arrested on suspicion of theft, in relation to the missing plants removed on the morning of August 21, 2018, from Purcell Estate.

The flowers were planted the day before, through District Representative, Honourable Alvera Maduro-Caines’ (R6), 'Youth Summer Beatification Project,' for children between the ages of 12 and 17.

Police sources said, Mr Ashton, who runs a car-wash in the public parking lot close to Scotia Bank, was however, only charged with damaged to property.  

Kudos to police- Hon Maduro-Caines

Many residents have since expressed their surprise by the development, since Mr Ashton is described as 'always kind and very professional’ with his customers.  

Hon Maduro-Caines in a Facebook post on August 25, 2018, praised the members of the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) for “the quick action.”

The second term Legislator also singled out Inspector Jacqueline Tom-Christopher, who Hon Maduro-Caines said, “took the lead in this case and went beyond, to get it solved and updated us every step of the way.”

16 Responses to “Randy Ashton charged with damage to property over stolen ‘Purcell plants’”

  • 123 (26/08/2018, 14:44) Like (19) Dislike (1) Reply
    SMH every body gone mad
    • What the. .... (26/08/2018, 18:31) Like (43) Dislike (1) Reply
      Man that is some ratchet S**t. But for what? He should be made to pay back the value of the plants/ replace them and assist with the planting.
  • Pissed (26/08/2018, 16:22) Like (75) Dislike (0) Reply
    Dude, I use to patronize your business and upon hearing that you were involved with destroying the work those kids did, I am done. What is the reason for the don't make any sense behavior.
  • one eye (26/08/2018, 16:24) Like (7) Dislike (16) Reply
    must be the wrong person again lol
  • ??? (26/08/2018, 17:15) Like (18) Dislike (2) Reply
    LOL....wow....! That’s foul mehn Box Head...so low...
  • wowww (26/08/2018, 17:38) Like (23) Dislike (1) Reply
    That’s a shame!
  • VG (26/08/2018, 18:32) Like (2) Dislike (4) Reply
    It was his twin
  • Hmmm (26/08/2018, 21:37) Like (15) Dislike (0) Reply
    Where is his picture
  • What!! (26/08/2018, 21:50) Like (19) Dislike (0) Reply
    You are a disgrace never coming to your car wash again.
  • Disgusted (27/08/2018, 00:37) Like (20) Dislike (0) Reply
    I would never spend another dime at his car wash.
  • Eagle Eye (27/08/2018, 05:46) Like (29) Dislike (1) Reply
    He almost get away.they should make the children box him in his head.
  • tola (27/08/2018, 08:07) Like (15) Dislike (1) Reply
    dude look how you just kill your car wash? people now not going there anymore.
  • wowzers (27/08/2018, 08:41) Like (14) Dislike (0) Reply
    While some people are here saying they are never going to his car wash again, I'm puzzled at how he was able to have "STOLEN" property, "Destroy" property and only be charged with damage to property?
  • Just Curious (27/08/2018, 10:04) Like (14) Dislike (0) Reply
    I wonder how he is able to afford that big pick up truck....and cant afford some little cheap plant?
    They say never grudge a man because you don't know how he come by it. Anyways I'm minding my funky business.
  • NezRez (27/08/2018, 17:46) Like (9) Dislike (0) Reply
    Wow! What a way to now lose your business. Why would you do this? These children put in so much time and were so proud of their work. Shame on you!


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