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23 May 2014

BELIZE DISTRICT

MAKING OFF WITHOUT PAYMENT

Boris FUENTES, a Salvadoran Taxi Driver of a Lagoona Drive, Boca Del Rio, San Pedro Town, visited the San Pedro Police Station along with officers from the San Pedro Ambergris Caye Neighbourhood Watch Patrol. They had in their custody 22 year old Luis GONZALEZ, of a San Pedro Town address.  Initial report from FUENTES is that, at about 12:45am, he was at the food stand located by the airstrip when he was approached by Luis GONZALEZ who proceeded to hire his taxi to take him home. Upon arrival at GONZALEZ’s destination, GONZALEZ exited the vehicle and subsequently disappeared without paying FUENTES for his service. The San Pedro Ambergris Caye Neighbourhood Watch Patrol got into action and found the passenger on the beach trying to hide. Luis GONZALEZ was then escorted to the San Pedro Police Station where he was detained.   
 
ROBBERY

Wilson CADLE, 18 year old of Dollar Bank Road, Hattieville village, reported that on 21st May 2014 at about 7:30pm while he was heading home on the Dollar Bank Road, he was held up by two male persons wearing cloths over their faces. One of them pointed a handgun to his stomach while the other searched his pockets. He stole $24.00Bcy and two cell phones: (1) black and (1) blue and white LG touch screen from his pocket. The male persons then headed towards the Western Highway; making good their escape. Police investigations continue.
 
ARSON

David LOCARIO, Mechanic of Yarborough Road, Belize City, visited the Burrell Boom Police Station on 20th May 2014 at about 2:18pm and reported that on October, 2013, he parked his Ford Escort, four door Wagon type car in his common-law wife’s yard, in the race track area in Burrell Boom Village. The vehicle contained a variety of clothing and equipment. On 19th May 2014 at about 7:30am, he was informed that his vehicle was set on fire. Police investigations continue.
 
POSSESSION OF CONTROLLED DRUGS

On 14th May 2014 at about 12:13pm, while on patrol in the Bronson Avenue Area, Burrell Boom Village, police searched a male person which led to the discovery of a transparent plastic zip lock bag containing twelve parcels of green leafy substance inside his pants waist, believed to be cannabis. The male person was then escorted to the Burrell Boom Police Sub-Station where he was identified as 56 year old Stephen O’BRIAN, of Burrell Boom Village, Belize District. The suspected cannabis was weighed which amounted to 30.grams of cannabis. A further search led to the discovery of money in different denominations amounting to $268.00Bcy, believed to be proceeds from the sale of cannabis. Stephen O’BRIAN was then charged with Possession of Controlled Drugs to Wit; 30 grams of cannabis.
 
ARSON

On 22nd May 2014 at about 8:55pm, Ladyville Police responded to a report of a house on fire at #10 Edwin Park Avenue, Lords Bank Village. Initial investigations revealed that at about 8:15pm, Evan LAMB Sr., of #10 Edwin’s Park Avenue, arrived home and then left to visit a friend in the said village. At about 8:50pm, the neighbor saw that the house was completely engulfed in flames. Shortly after, personnel from the Fire Department arrived at the scene and extinguished the fire; however, the concrete bungalow house measuring approximately 30 feet by 40 feet was completely destroyed. Police investigations continue.
 
WOUNDING

On 22nd May 2014 at about 9:30pm, acting on information received of a stabbing incident in Lords Bank, Ladyville, Police visited the address where a 17 year old, of Lords Bank, was seen suffering from stab wounds to the left leg, the left lower back, the left hand and elbow. He reported that he had just arrived home from the shop and upon approaching the front door of his house he was attacked by a male person, who had come out of a white car and inflicted the wounds with a knife. The 17 year old was transported by BERT ambulance to the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital for further treatment and was later discharged. Police are seeking a man as investigations continue.

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