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12 August 2014



On 11th August  2014 at about 11:00am, based on information received of an alleged arson, San Pedro Police and Coast Guard personnel visited the Basil Jones area located about 13 ½ miles north of San Pedro Town. Upon arrival they observed a wooden structure completely burned to the ground. Initial investigation revealed that the house belonged to Moses CAMPOS, 50 year old of San Juan Area, San Pedro Town. The caretaker, Santiago William TRAPP, 57 year old of the same address, could not be located. As a result, checks were made within the area where it was confirmed that he was last seen on 10th August 2014 at around 9:00am. A search was conducted in the area where at about 1:45pm, a shallow grave was located about ½ mile from the burned house which led to the discovery of the body of Santiago TRAPP. The body was retrieved from the grave where it was observed that his neck was completely severed and the body had multiple stab wounds. Police have detained seven men of San Pedro Town, pending investigation of Murder.


At 2:20pm on 11th August 2014, Belmopan Police visited Kitty Bank Road, Cayo District, about 8miles from Banana Bank Lodge, where a Toyota Pickup was seen overturned on its right side on the road. Investigation revealed that Marcelo REYMUNDO, 48 year old Farmer of Belmopan City, was driving on the Kitty Bank Road with eight (8) passengers in his vehicle and upon reaching Santander Farm, he lost control of his vehicle and overturned. As a result, a passenger, Yeymi Adolfo SAQUIC, 26 year old Guatemalan Laborer of Belmopan City, sustained serious head and body injuries and died while being transported to the Western Regional Hospital. The other passengers received varying degrees of injuries, but none life threatening. The body of Yeymi Adolfo SAQUIC now lies at the Western Regional Hospital Morgue waiting a postmortem examination. Police are investigating.


Aminata MARAESA, 42 year old American College Professor of New York City, U.S.A., visited the Punta Gorda Town Police Station and reported that sometime around 9:00pm on 6th August 2014, she left the Natures Way Guest House located on Front Street, Punta Gorda Town, leaving her 16-year-old daughter in the company of other students who were also staying at the guest house. Upon her arrival, she was informed by the owner of the guest house that her daughter and the other students were seen in a Police vehicle. She then made her way to the Station and upon arrival; she saw her daughter had been detained along with (3) female and (4) male students. She was told that her daughter and the other students were detained for smoking marijuana. All students where then released into the custody of MARAESA. She then interviewed her students where one of them informed her that prior to her arrival, a policeman demanded $1,000.00 for their release. However, they all came up with $400.00US which was handed to the police for their released. The student was then told to leave the country by 11th August 2014 or he would be rearrested. Police have since detained the officer, pending investigation.




On 11th August 2014 at about 8:30am, based on information received of a body found in Trio Village, Independence Police visited a Farm road at about ¾ of a mile north of Trio village where the body of a Hispanic decent male person was seen. The body had two stab wounds, one to the right side of the chest and the other to the abdomen. The body was identified as that of Juan Manuel ESPANA, 23 year old Honduran Farmer of Trio Village. Initial investigation is that Juan ESPANA was last seen alive around 6:00pm on 10th August 2014, when he was seen riding a Motorcycle within Trio Village. The body was taken to the morgue awaiting a postmortem examination. Police are investigating.

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