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21 August 2014



On 21st August 2014 at 5:45am, while police were making checks on cell no. 1 at the Corozal Police Station, they saw prisoner, Jesus TAMAI, 47yrs, hanging from a shirt which was tied to the cell window. He was observed to be apparently dead. At 6:00am, the body was taken to the Corozal Hospital where it awaits a postmortem examination. TAMAI was detained for disorderly conduct on 20th August 2014 at 10:45pm.



On 20th August 2014 at 11:55pm, acting on information received, Orange Walk Police visited an area 2 miles South West on the Yo Creek Road where approximately 50 feet from a feeder road, police saw the body of a male Hispanic person lying on the ground. The body was observed lying face up with wounds to the hands, abdomen and the left side of the head. Police also saw a shotgun and a machete about a foot away from the body and a head lamp on the person’s head. Celso MORENO, 63 year old of Belize Corozal Road, reported to the police that sometime around 7:00pm on 20th August 2014, he and his brother Gumercindo Ernesto MENDOZA, 65 year old of Orange Walk Town, went hunting in the area. They both went a separate direction when at about 11:00pm on 20th August 2014, MORENO sighted with the aid of a flashlight what appeared to be a deer and he proceeded to open a single shot from his licensed 12 gauge single action shotgun. He then made checks and saw his brother, Gumercindo MENDOZA, lying on the ground, apparently dead.  The body was transported to the Northern Regional Hospital where he was pronounced dead on arrival at 2:50am on 21st August 2014. The body now awaits a postmortem examination. Police have detained Celso MORENO pending investigation.



Acting on information received at 6:30pm on 20th August 2014, police visited A&R Enterprise Limited, located at Mile 1 1/2 on the Phillip Goldson Highway, Belize City, where they spoke to the supervisor at A&R Enterprise Limited. The supervisor reported that at about 6:27pm, the security guard entered the business establishment followed by a tall dark skin male person who was wearing a stocking over his face. The male person had a firearm pointed to the left side of the security guard. Upon entering, he ordered all the employee to lie down on the floor and then proceeded to the supervisor's office where he stole a plastic bag containing $9,084.66 cash, a black and red Go brand cellular phone, a white and blue Huawei brand cellular phone, one gold ring with a stone and a gold bracelet. Thereafter, the robber then ordered all the employees to the second floor and demanded that the supervisor open the safe while a Hispanic descent male person was standing at the entrance of the business establishment. Fearing for her life, the supervisor opened the safe where the male person stole a container containing $1,969.65 in cash and another containing $1,225.00 in cash; both properties of A&R Enterprise Limited. The robber also took other items belonging to the employees. Thereafter, he ordered all the employees to get in the office and lock the door. Both male persons made good their escape. Police investigations continue. 


On 20th August 2014 at about 7:00am, police conducted a search in some nearby bushes on Swan Street where they found a transparent plastic bag under a board containing suspected cannabis. The drugs amounted to 17.4grams. Police labelled it as found property.
On 20th August 2014 at about 3:30pm, a search was conducted in some bushes in the San Pedrito Area, where police found a transparent plastic bag which contained a black plastic bag with suspected cannabis. The drugs amounted to 125.8grams. Police labelled it as found property.



On 20th August 2014 at 4:00pm, acting on information of a robbery in progress in the El Pilar Area, San Ignacio Town, police responded; where they met Betty CRUZ, 52 year old of Bullet Tree Village. She reported that at 1:00pm, on the same date, she and her husband Ruben DIAZ, 57 year old   Manager, were approached by (5) Hispanic male persons who were all armed with assault rifles and pistols. They were forced to hand over $1000.00 in cash, (2) power saws, a converter and an assortment of food Items. The bandits also took three security cameras from the wall and two solar panels. The five men then left the area heading in a westerly direction.


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