PHILIPSBURG – The Detective Department is busy investigating two cases of destruction of a vehicle. One case involved two vehicles that were totally burnt in the South Reward area on Tuesday afternoon, July 12.
The vehicles in question were both extinguished by the Fire Department. One of the vehicles was a gold colored Jeep, owned by parliamentarian Christopher Emmanuel, which was not in regular use.
After the first fire was extinguished and the firemen, detectives and forensic detectives left the scene, the owner called detectives and forensics back to the scene, and informed them that a burned firearm had been discovered in the this vehicle. The Forensic Department retrieved the weapon, and it was seized for further investigation.
At present no-one has been arrested in this case. Detectives are questioning potential witnesses.
Another case of destruction of a vehicle belonging to the former MP Romain J. Laville took place in the South Reward area between Tuesday, July 12, at approximately 10:00pm, and Wednesday, July 13, at approximately 9:00am.
An unknown person or persons had damaged former MP Romain J. Laville’s pick-up truck using a sharp hard object. The pick-up was damaged above the right tail-light. The investigation is ongoing.
As more information becomes available the media will be informed.