Police react to illegal use of official police logo
On Tuesday, May 17, the Police management team was confronted with the issue that a poster designed by an unknown person(s), which has been publicized contains the KPSM logo, and a picture of a police vehicle being used as part of the promotion.
This poster is a public invitation to join promoters for “Happy Hour” from 5:00pm to 7:00pm at Casablanca every first Friday of every month in support of “Law Enforcement Appreciation Day.”
The Police management team has emphatically denied having any knowledge of any involvement in the production of this poster, nor have they given authorization to anyone, any business or businesses, to use the official police logo as part of any type of business promotion.
The official police logo does not belong to any private entity, but is property of the government of Country St. Maarten. This logo should not be used without the proper authorization for any purpose other than what it was designed for.
Management will contact the person(s) responsible for this promotional poster, to have it removed from the Internet, and to explain the negative impact and consequences this promotion poster could have. The police force is prepared to take all legal actions against anyone who uses the police logo in an unlawful manner.
The Special Robbery Unit is presently investigating an armed robbery, which took place on Tuesday, May 17, at 7:50pm at Tan Tan Supermarket located on A.Th. Illidge Road in Dutch Quarter.
Two unknown men, one with a gun, stormed into the establishment and threatened everyone inside with the use of his weapon if no cooperation was given.
The other suspect emptied the cash register and took the sales of the day. After committing this act, the suspects fled from the scene on foot in the direction of Union Farm.
Student stabbed, two others in custody
The Police Juvenile Department is presently investigating a stabbing, which took place in the parking lot of the Philipsburg Jubilee Library on Wednesday, May 18, at approximately 7:00am. Two students who attend school in the Reward area, ages 15 and 16 years old, came out of the school bus at the library, and got into a physical confrontation with the other student, aged 14. During the confrontation one of these two students stabbed the other student twice in his back.
The two suspect students were arrested by police on the scene and taken to the Philipsburg Police Station, where they were handed over to the Juvenile Department.
The victim was treated on the scene by paramedics, and taken to the St. Maarten Medical Center for further medical treatment. The two stabs the victim sustained were non-life threatening. The victim was allowed to leave the hospital in care of his mother.
The reason why this incident took place in being investigated by the Juvenile Department, and both suspects will remain in custody for further investigation