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09 May 2014

ORANGE WALK DISTRICT

MISSING PERSON

On 8th May 2014 at 9:00am, Jesus Antonio GARMA, of Carmelita Village - Orange Walk District, visited the Orange Walk Police Station and reported that his son 22 year old Ricardo GARMA has been missing since Wednesday, 30th April 2014, when he left home at about 2:00pm. He was wearing a yellow pair of tennis, plain white socks, red short sleeve shirt and a red ¾ pants. Ricardo is of fair complexion, about 5 feet 6 inches in height , has straight dark hair cut low, a scar on the upper part of his head, a tattoo of a skull on his right fist and a rose on the left side of his chest area. Ricardo GARMA is a mental patient. He was last seen on 4th May 2014, at about 9:00pm, walking on the highway by the BSI Junction towards Orange Walk Town.

FOUND PROPERTY

On 7th May 2014 at about 6:00pm, Orange Walk Quick Response Team conducted searches in an empty lot located at Royal Palm Street, Orange Walk Town, where they found in an overgrown area one black and orange flare gun with the barrel adapted with Aluminium pipe and a .38 bullet. Police also found a black .22 pellet gun that was wrapped with a black plastic bag and a plastic bag which contained 3lbs of Marijuana. All items found were taken to the Orange Walk Police Station where they were deposited as Exhibit.

BELIZE DISTRICT

ADVISORY

THERE HAVE BEEN SEVERAL REPORTS MADE OF A CON ARTIST(S) PREYING ON THE ELDERLY IN THE NORTH SIDE OF BELIZE CITY POSING AS A LINESMAN, CABLE MAN, AND REPAIRMAN AMONG OTHERS. THUS, RESULTING IN MONIES AND PROPERTIES BEEN STOLEN FROM THE VICTIMS. THE POLICE DEPARTMENT ADVISES THE PUBLIC ESPECIALLY THE ELDERLY IN NORTH SIDE, BELIZE CITY, TO BE ON THE LOOKOUT FOR THIS UNSAVOURY CHARACTER(S) AND TO CALL 911 IF THIS PERSON COMES TO YOUR HOME. ALSO, TO CALL THE COMPANY TO CONFIRM THAT INDEED A PERSON HAS BEEN SENT ON THEIR BEHALF. DO NOT LET THEM IN UNLESS THE OFFICE HAS CONFIRMED THE PERSON(S) DOCUMENTS AND BUSINESS THERE AS LEGITIMATE. NOTE: HE MAY HAVE ACCOMPLICES WITH HIM.
 
THEFT

On 8th May 2014, a retiree visited precinct 3 and reported that at about 9:30am he was at home when a male person of dark complexion (described as in his mid-forties, standing about 5 feet 10 inches in height, wearing a black baseball cap, t-shirt, long pants and brown boots) came to his door claiming to be an employee of Baymen Cable and identified himself as "Reginald Flowers" of Burrell Boom. The complainant let the male person inside his home to check the cable wire while he was fixing breakfast. He saw Reginald near his bedroom door and became skeptical, but proceeded to fix his breakfast. Shortly after the man left, he claimed that his black purse containing $60.00Bcy, a First Caribbean Bank ATM card, and his Social Security Card were missing from the head of his bed.
 
An 88 year old woman of Kelly Street, Belize City, reported to police that on 7th May 2014, sometime around 10:00am, a male person arrived at her house pretending to be a City Council employee. The male person told her that he was sent to fix her veranda. At that time the woman was about to go to the store, but the male person offered to get someone to run the errand to which she approved. While waiting for the person to return, the male person told the woman that he noticed her wedding band and earrings needed cleaning and offered to clean it. Again she agreed and the male person then told her that he would then check on the person he sent to the store. The male person stepped outside the house and that was the last time she saw him.
 
FOUND PROPERTY

On 8th May 2014, at about 10:45am, while police was conducting patrols in the area of Barrack Road and Eve Street, they searched an abandoned house/yard where they found a white bucket and plastic bags containing green leafy substance. Both plastic bags were taken to precinct three Queen Street Police Station where it was weighed, amounting to 169.6 grams of cannabis. The drugs were labeled as found property.

MURDER

On 7th May 2014, at 6:18pm, police visited a bus stop located in front of Puma Gas Station, Ladyville Village, where they saw Vince MARTINEZ Jr., 27 year old of Kings Park, Belize City, dressed only in blue jeans long pants lying motionless in a pool of blood with a single gunshot wound to the right side of the head. Initial investigations revealed that MARTINEZ Jr. was sitting under the bus stop when a male person of dark complexion, dressed in a white shirt and a black long pants, came running from the direction of Marage Road and fired a single shot at him causing the fatal injury. The perpetrator then reportedly ran back in the same direction where a car was waiting for him and made good his escape. The body was transported to the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital where it was pronounced dead at 8:15pm and then to the Morgue where it awaits a postmortem examination. Police investigation into the matter continues.
 
POSTMORTEM EXAMINATION

Reference the death of 23 year old Julian WILLOUGHBY, of Antelope Street Extension - Belize City, on 6th May 2014 at 1:00pm, Doctor Mario ESTRADA BRAN performed a postmortem examination on the body and certified the cause of death to be Cardio Sonic Shock due to Acute Tapenade Syndrome and due to Heart Injury caused by Gunshot Wound.

BELMOPAN CITY

MISSING PERSON

Mark PHILLIPS, 66 year old Belizean Security Guard of Teakettle Village, has been reported missing. His last known destination was on Gill Street, Belize City, on 5th May 2014 at around 8:30am where he went to visit his mother. He was last seen wearing his security guard uniform – a green shirt and a black pants .If seen, please contact the nearest police station or call 911.
 
On 8th May 2014, at 5.30pm, 39 year old Elvira WELCH, Caretaker at Marla’s House of Hope, reported that on 8th May 2014 at 5:00pm while she was making checks on the children, she realized that three of the children were missing. The three children names and ages are as follows: Seleni CAL, 15 years old; Franchester AUGUST, 14 years old and Brittney GENTLE, 14 years old. Police investigations continue.

SAN IGNACIO TOWN

ROBBERY

On 8th May 2014 at 5:55pm, a supervisor of BWEL San Ignacio Town reported that at 5:50pm he was inside the main office when two male persons of dark complexion entered the BWEL compound and held up the security guard with a pistol. They then proceeded inside the main office and took the day’s sale, $1,915.43Bcy, along with some Belize Bank cheques and other personal items from the staff.  The two assailants then made good their escape. Police investigation into the matter continues.
  
DRUG TRAFFICKING

On 8th May 2014 at about 10:20am, police were on mobile patrol on George Price Avenue, Santa Elena Town, when they conducted a search on Jeffery James SWISHER, American National of Cristo Rey Road, Santa Elena Town, which led to the discovery of a black plastic bag inside his right front pants pocket, The bag was found to contain 85.5 grams of cannabis. Jeffery SWISHER was arrested and charged for the offence of Drug Trafficking.

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