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01 July 2014

BELIZE CITY

MURDER

On 30th June 2014 at about 8:10pm, police visited Mahogany Street, Belize City where they saw Myron SMITH, 17 year old of Belize City, lying face down in the back of a yard with (1) apparent gunshot injury to the left side of chest, near the armpit and (1) apparent gunshot injury to the upper right side of his back. The body of Myron SMITH was transported to the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital where he was pronounced dead at 9:25pm. Initial investigation revealed that earlier that day, SMITH was riding his bicycle along with two other male persons on Brown Street when about (4) shots were fired by unidentified person(s). SMITH managed to run across the basketball court where he dropped to the ground motionless while the other the two male persons managed to escape unhurt. Police recovered (2) S&B 9X19 expended shells and (1) .45 AUTO AP13 expended shell from the scene. The body of Myron SMITH now lies at the KHMH morgue awaiting a postmortem examination. Police are investigating.
 
AGGRAVATED BURGLARY

On 29th June 2014 at about 8:50pm, police visited #10-B Fabers Road Extension, Belize City, where a 30 year old woman reported that, about 8:15pm on 29th June 2014, she was at home along with her 6 months old baby when a dark complexion male person - who was wearing a mask on his face - entered her house and demanded money. Fearing for her life, she told the male person to take anything he wanted and as she walked toward the front door, two more male persons of dark complexion with masks over their faces entered her house. One of the male persons took out a firearm and pointed it at her and told her to get back inside and at the same time locked the front door with the keys. She stated that the male person searched her purse and took $200.00Bcy in cash and also took her black 19 inch flat screen television. All three male persons then made good their escape by going through the back door. Police are investigating.
 
OBTAINING PROPERTY BY DECEPTION

On 30th June 2014 at about 3:20pm, a 40 year old Clerk of Belize City visited the Mahogany Substation and reported that on 19th June 2014 at about 3:30pm, she handed over $600.00Bcy to a man for a house he promised to rent to her at the Corner 6th and Saint Thomas Street. She stated that he promised to hand over the key for the house along with the receipt for the money, which was handed over to him on 28th June 2014. She stated that up to the time of making this report, she has not heard from him after making several attempts to contact him on the phone. She then made inquiries and was informed that the house situated at the address is not the property of the man, nor is he in charge of it. Police are seeking this man, of a Freetown Road address, pending charges of Obtaining Property by Deception.
 
THEFT OF MOTOR VEHICLE

Norman O. PETERS, of Currasow Street, Belize City, reported that on 30th June 2014, between the hours of 2:00am and 4:30am, his black 2013 MEILUN was stolen from his yard. Police are investigating.
 
CAYO DISTRICT

SHOOTING INCIDENT

Jesse FIGUEROA, of Unitedville Village, Cayo District, reported that on 30th June 2014 at 9:10pm, he was at the football field in the village along with his cousins when he saw a male person of dark complexion - wearing a red rag covering his face and a dark cap - entered the compound of the Community Center. The male person walked towards the field and upon reaching near the basketball court, he reportedly fired (7) shots in their direction with what appeared to be a handgun. The person then ran in the direction of Blackman Eddy and made good his escape into the nearby bushes. No one was injured. Police are investigating.
 
THEFT OF MOTOR VEHICLE

On 30th June 2014, Maria COC, of Belen Street, Belmopan City, reported to police that on the said date at about 6:00am, she parked her Black Meilun Motor Cycle with L/P # BMPMC and 00536 VIN # LF3XCGOA4AA00 beside the public restroom in the Market area. At about 5:45pm, she went for the motorcycle, but it was nowhere to be found. Police are investigating.
 
FOUND PROPERTY

On 30th June 2014 at about 4:50pm, police conducted a search in an overgrown lot in Teakettle Village where two black plastic bags containing green leafy vegetable substance suspected to be Cannabis were retrieved. No one was in the area and both bags were taken to the Belmopan Police Station where they were weighed. The drug, amounting to a total of 893 grams, was deposited as found property.

STANN CREEK

INDEPENDENCE SOUTHERN FORMATION

SUDDEN DEATH

On 28th June 2014, at about 1:00am, Independence Police visited the Independence Polyclinic where they saw the body of Jeffery O’BRIEN, 23 year old of Independence Village, with what appeared to be bite wounds. Initial investigations revealed that sometime around 11:30pm, on 27th June 2014, a 17 year old male minor was heading home on his bicycle when he came across O’BRIEN lying on the road side, gasping for breath. He was reportedly bitten by two pitbull dogs, found to be owned by the 17-year-old who discovered O’BRIEN. The minor resides in a small house, on an unfenced property belonging to Minister Joy GRANT, but also adjacent to the fenced residence of Minister GRANT. O’BRIEN was transported to the Independence Poly Clinic where he was pronounced dead on arrival. The body now awaits a postmortem examination. Police have since taken possession of the two dogs. Minister GRANT is not under investigation regarding this incident since it has been determined that the dogs do not belong to her. Police investigation continues.

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