BU’s Note: Local media has reported that Pedro Caddle turned himself over to authorities in the company of his Attorney at law on Friday 30, 2013. Given the nature of this matter BU withholds the name of the person who submitted this writing two days ago which was not picked up by BU.
Once again, the police are seeking public assistance in locating Pedro Caddle, who is wanted in connection with a number of “serious criminal matters”. Pedro has been recently released from prison, where he has been held since 2011, following a May 2011 request for public assistance in locating the man, then too being sought in connection with a number of “serious criminal matters”.
Of course, Pedro’s venture into “serious criminal matters” began well before 2011. The readership may recall that Pedro was a victim of a shooting incident while at the QEH in 2002. Public transcripts on the ensuing trial state, “Pedro Caddle, a person who by his own admission is constantly in trouble and always being shot, went to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital on that day in question for dressing for one of his numerous gunshot wounds, and was shot again by an unknown assailant.”
Without fully being aware of the total number of charges and convictions made against Pedro during his lifetime of crime, I cannot say definitively what he is and is not guilty of, however, a minimal amount of investigation would reveal that the number of reported burglaries in St. Joseph increase significantly during the periods when Pedro is not incarcerated.
His criminal activity has targeted locals and tourists alike. There have been allegations made against Pedro with respect to an armed robbery at the Round House in 2011 and again this very week at Sea U guest houses. In fact, Pedro was indicted in a burglary made against my own Canadian family while on vacation in Barbados as far back as 2001.
The above was offered to provide some context.
How many times does Barbados intend to arrest, charge, convict and release this seasoned criminal?
Has any assessment been done on the destructive economic impact Pedro has had on Barbados in missed tourism opportunities, lost marketing dollars, or the cost of his many runs through the legal system.
Is any consideration made for the long-standing emotional trauma he has caused his many victims?
Lastly, and what I really want to know is, when, Barbados, is it enough?