LAST UPDATE # 4: Suspect in fatal traffic “Hit and run” traffic incident turns himself in.

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LAST UPDATE #4  P O L I C E   R E P O R T

Suspect in fatal traffic “Hit and run” traffic incident turns himself in.

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten –– The actual suspect in the “hit and run” traffic incident which took place on Thursday April 16th 2015 between 6.30 a.m. and 7.00 a.m. on the Airport Boulevard, leaving the victim dead on the side of the road has freely turned himself in.

The 32 year old suspect was immediately arrested and taken into custody. His vehicle, which is also a black HUMMER with license plate P-1819, which clearly has damage to the front, was also confiscated for further investigation.

The former suspect in this case has been released and his vehicle returned. He is no longer is suspect in this case.


UPDATE #3 EXTRA POLICE REPORT #2 !!!! 
POLICE REQUESTING PUBLIC ASSISTANCE

In connection with the ongoing investigation regarding the “hit and run” traffic accident which took place on Thursday April 16th between 06.30 and 07.00 a.m. on the Airport Boulevard, the police traffic department is requesting the assistance of the public to gather more information.

Later during the morning of the incident a possible suspect in this case was arrested at his home and his black HUMMER with license plate P-151 was confiscated for the investigation.

The results of the questioning of the suspect and the preliminary investigation on the HUMMER thus far did not indicate any involvement of the suspect or his vehicle. The suspect in the meanwhile was released but his vehicle will temporarily remain at the disposal of the traffic department for further investigation.

The police have seen and studied footage from the surveillance cameras from businesses and homes in the area and noticed that there have been other drivers driving on that road around the same time the incident took place. The police are asking those witnesses who may have witnessed anything that could be of importance to the investigation to come forward and give this information.


UPDATE #2 POLICE REPORT #1  !!! Pedestrian looses life in hit and run traffic accident

On Thursday April 16th at approximately 07.00 a.m. police patrols were sent to the Airport Boulevard in the vicinity of Thrifty Car Rental to investigate a serious traffic accident involving a pedestrian and a black jeep.

The driver of the jeep did not stop and continued driving after hitting the pedestrian with the jeep and leaving in a helpless situation on the side of the road. On the scene the patrol encountered the lifeless body of a male victim who was not showing any signs of life. The paramedics arrived on the scene shortly after but however could not do anything the save the victim’s life.

The Airport Boulevard was immediately closed off in both directions for the traffic department and Forensic department to collect evidence and carry out an investigation. Doctor Mercuur arrived on the scene and pronounced the death of the victim.

Based on information that came into the police department a male suspect living in the Cape bay area and the owner of a black HUMMER jeep with license plate P-151 was arrested at his home as a suspect in this case. The vehicle was also confiscated for further investigation. This case is been investigated by the police traffic department.

UPDATE #1 
PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten – UPDATE: a Indian man who is the pedestrian is reported to be dead after being struck by a hit and run driver on the airport road Thursday morning.
Reports state that the pedestrian, a Indian male jogger, was struck by an unknown vehicle in-front of Thrifty car rental on the Airport Road.
The driver of the vehicle kept on driving.
The fatal incident is now being investigated by the St. Maarten Police Department.
In an update to this story reports have now come in that the owner of the SUV, identify by the name of “Bruno” from Cape bay has been found and is in police custody, his SUV a black Hummer was also confiscated. The Driver was not arrested as yet. A report from the police can be expected later today.

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