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Tan Guo ZHANG, 48 year old Chinese/Belizean Businessman of Corozal town, visited the Corozal police station on 31st August 2014 where he made a report. ZHANG stated that between the hours of 9:15pm and 9:30pm on 31st August 2014, he was inside his business place, ‘Tans Game Room’ located on 7Th avenue in Corozal town, when a Hispanic male person entered his business place and changed a $10.00bcy into $5.00UScy. Ten minutes later, another male person knocked at the door and upon entering, the man who was inside playing the machine placed a knife to his throat. The second man who entered tied ZHANG hands, both feet and blindfolded him. As ZHANG tried to move, he was punched on the left side of mouth causing a cut wound. Both male persons were inside the building for about 30 minutes before they made good their escape through the back door. As ZHANG untied himself, he noticed that both male persons took approximately $500.00US, $200.00Bcy and 1 cartoon of colonial cigarette. Police have since detained one man pending investigation.



At 4:36am on 31st August 2014, police visited Faber’s Road Extension where they saw Michael USHER, 38 year old Belizean Mason, lying on the street with apparent gunshot wounds to the upper body and head. Initial investigations revealed that USHER was riding his bicycle from the George Price Highway towards Central American Boulevard when he was approached by a male person who fired several shots in his direction causing his injuries. He was transported to the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital where he was pronounced dead at 6:00am. Police recovered (6) 9mm expended shells and (1) slug from the scene. Police investigations continue. 


On 29th August 2014 at about 9:30am, acting on information, police visited an area between Miles 46 and 47 on the George Price Highway. Upon arrival, police conducted a search on a bushy lot which led to the discovery of a plastic bag containing 319.3 grams of suspected cannabis. No one was in the immediate area at the time of the search and as a result, the item was labeled and deposited as Found Property.  

On 29th August 2014 at about 8:10pm, police visited an area between miles 46 and 47 on the George Price Highway where they saw a red Mitsubishi Pickup on the side of the highway. The front portion of the vehicle was extensively damaged. Next to it was a grey Chevy Tracker. It had overturned and was extensively damaged. Inside the Tracker were three persons who were trapped inside. Initial Investigation revealed that the Chevy Tracker collided with the Mitsubishi pickup which was travelling on the opposite direction. As a result, Luis Romero URBINA, 67 year old Belizean Businessman of Orange Walk Town, who was driver of the Mitsubishi Pickup, sustained abrasions on his forehead, hands, right side of his body, right knee and right elbow. Lenin MAYAVAN, 20 year old Indian Medical Student of Belize District, who was driver of the Chevy tracker, sustained abrasions to his elbow and right hand, a cut wound in left palm and swelling on right side of head. MAYAVAN’s passengers, Jose Manuel CASTELLANOS, 17 year old of Belmopan City, and Maritza Cruz RODRIGUEZ, 22 year old Honduran Waitress, were trapped in the vehicle. Both passengers were apparently dead due to head and body injuries. URBINA and MAYAVAN were transported to the Western Regional Hospital for treatment while Jose Manuel CASTELLANOS and Maritza Cruz RODRIGUEZ were transported to the Western Regional Hospital where they were pronounced dead on arrival. The bodies of Jose Manuel CASTELLANOS and Maritza Cruz RODRIGUEZ know await a postmortem examination. Police investigation continues. .


On 30th August 2014 at about 1:35am, police visited the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital where they saw Francis Stanley GILL, 42 year old of Belize City, with his left foot broken. Initial investigations revealed that at about 12:45am on 30th August 2014, GILL was buying food at a restaurant on Freetown Street, Belize City, when he got into an altercation with 33-year-old Devon JONES, of Belize City. JONES, while in his Chevy Blazer, reportedly ran into GILL who was standing against the wall of the restaurant. As a result, GILL’s foot had to be amputated due to the severity of the injury. Devon JONES has since been arrested and charged for the crimes of Maim and Aggravated Assault.


On 31st August 2014, police conducting mobile patrol stopped George GRANT, 51 year old Belizean Laborer of Punta Gorda Town, where they observed him holding what appeared to be the barrel of a shotgun. Upon conducting a search of a knapsack that he was carrying, Police discovered another piece - of what appeared to be a part of a shotgun - where the serial number appeared to have been filed off.  He was asked to produce a license for the firearm, but failed to do so. He has since been detained pending charges.


On 30th August 2014, acting on information received of a missing person, police visited the Village of San Pedro Columbia, Toledo District, where they were informed that Agrapina COC, 61 year old Belizean Housewife of San Pedro Columbia Village, left home at about 12:30pm on the same date en route to a local store and did not return. As a result, a search was conducted in the area by the family members and at about 7:36pm, the nude body of Agrapina COC was discovered about 10 feet beside the main road at the Southern entrance of Columbia Village. Police observed a large cut wound to the center of her head. The immediate area was searched where several pieces of clothing with blood stains were found. The body of Agrapina COC was transported to the Punta Gorda Hospital where it was pronounced dead on arrival. The body now awaits a postmortem examination. Police are looking for one man for questioning. Police investigation continues.

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