The light and power company , the Jamaica Public Service (JPS) is reporting that crews carrying out operations in sections of the central parish of St. Catherine last week, removed 325 illegal connections.
Almost half of these electrical wires were taken down in the Orange Field and Old Harbour Bay (Budho Lane and Dagger Bay) communities
The other communities in which the teams found the illegal wires included Jericho, Gregory Park, Penn Way and Greater Portmore (Myrtle Way).
Two persons were arrested for the illegal abstraction of electricity and eight others summoned to appear in the Spanish Town Resident Magistrate's Court on November 26 – among them 5 women.
This is the second consecutive week, in which JPS crews have removed over 300 illegal connections from the grid, in St. Catherine communities.
JPS is appealing to persons, to avoid the consequences of arrest, including a bad police record.
The public is reminded that the Company is eager to work with non-regularized persons, to help meet their energy needs.
Persons who are not regularized should go to the nearest Customer Service Office to make arrangements to do so.