ST MAARTEN P O L I C E – R E P O R T: June 29th 2015

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KPS police logoMan gets stabbed in eye during fight

On Sunday afternoon, June 28th, around 4:30, a major fight took place at a residence on Middle Region Road. The parties involved were severely under the influence of alcohol.

During the fight a 23-year old man was stabbed in his eye with a sharp object. The victim needed to be transported to the hospital for medical assistance. The police were called and a patrol and detectives to the scene to investigate the case.  An 18-year old woman, the suspect of the stabbing, was taken into custody. She will be questioned later today by the detective department of the Police Force of Sint Maarten.  The woman couldn’t be questioned earlier, because of her condition. (She was still under the influence of alcohol.)

If you were a witness to this incident, and you haven’t spoken to the detectives yet, please contact the police force on telephone number 542 2222 or stop by the station to talk to the detective that’s handling the case.

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Attempted armed robbery on Backstreet

Friday afternoon, June 26th, an armed and masked man entered a house in Backstreet. A woman and her 9 months old baby were threatened by the armed man with a gun. The man kicked the baby and the mother started a fight with the man. A next person, who was in the house but in another room, came to the rescue and the robber took off running. Nobody was injured during the fight.  The robbery was unsuccessful. A police patrol and detectives went to the scene to search for evidence. An official complaint was made up by the police who are investigating the case.

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2 young suspects arrested for theft of 2 scooters   

On Friday afternoon June 26th on Welfare road, in the vicinity of Tropicana Casino, the Police Patrol stopped two young men, 15 and 17 years old. The 2 men were riding on scooters of which they did not have any proof they were the official owner. The 2 youngsters were arrested as suspects of theft. Both of them were taken into custody and will be questioned. The scooters were confiscated by the police officers, who are investigating the case. The prosecutor will make a decision if and when the scooters can be returned to the rightful owners.

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Former marital partners arrested

On Friday June 26th of, around 3:25 pm, a former couple was arrested in St. Peters by police for destructing, threatening and attempted man slaughter. The couple had a fight and a lot of violence was used at the scene.  A Police Patrol was called to help out and calm the situation but then the suspects became aggressive towards the police.  The police officers needed to call for assistance from their colleagues.

Eventually both suspects were arrested, brought to the Police Station and questioned by Detectives. They confessed to the acts they were charged with. After questioning the couple was sent home.

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KPS police logoCar stolen on Union Road

On Saturday night June 27th a car was stolen in the vicinity of ACE Mega Center on Union road in Cole Bay. An unknown man asked the owner of the car for a ride. The driver refused to give this unknown man a ride. Suddenly the suspect pulled out a sharp object, threatened the driver and forced himself into vehicle and ordered the driver to drive into the direction of Philipsburg. During the ride the suspect forced the owner of the car to get out of his own vehicle. After forcing the driver out of his vehicle the suspect then drove off with the victim’s car.  The police were called to the scene. The victim was taken to the police headquarters to file a complaint. The Detective Department is investigating the incident.

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Suspect caught in the act

On Saturday June 27th at approximately 01.45 a.m. a patrol was sent to a snack bar opposite “Jump up” casino to investigate a break-in in progress. On the scene the investigating officers noticed that the suspect had gained access via a window on the side of the building. While the officers continued with their investigation they noticed that the suspect was still in the building. The 47 year old suspect who is well known by police was arrested on the spot and taken to the Philipsburg Police Station for questioning.

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Car overturns slightly injuring passenger.

On Saturday June 27th at approximately midnight police patrols and traffic department were sent to the A. J. C. Brouwers road in the vicinity of the “Look out Point” (Harold Jack) to investigate a traffic accident. On the scene the investigating officers encountered a vehicle which had landed on its roof. The passenger of the vehicle was lightly injured and was taken to the Sint Maarten Medical Centre to be treated. According to the traffic officer the driver was traveling at a high speed and lost control of the vehicle. The vehicle then hit the side of the hill causing the vehicle to overturn and land on its roof. As a result of the accident the vehicle was severely damaged. The Fire department was called in to assist with the clearing and cleaning of the street.

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Jewelry store robbed

On Monday June 29th at approximately 09.40 a.m. police patrols and detectives were sent to MILAN jewelers on the Cyrus Wathey Square to investigate an armed robbery which had occurred shortly before. On the scene the investigating officers learnt that two or three, possibly more persons were involved in the robbery. One robber went into the establishment while one robber stood at the entrance. At least one firearm was involved. After robbing the establishment of some jewelry they fled the scene on two motorized vehicles. Detectives and Forensic department were on scene speaking to witnesses and collecting evidence. More details in regard to this investigation were not released by the Detective Department because of the seriousness of the case.

If you were a witness to this incident, and you haven’t spoken to the detectives yet, please contact the police force on telephone number 542 2222 or stop by the station to talk to the detective that’s handling the case.