Police warns the public

Chief Inspector Ricardo Henson

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten — The Police Department is taking this opportunity to again address the very serious issue of the destruction of Political Billboards and other publicly placed material or items for public viewing on the public roads and which belong to the numerous political parties for the upcoming 2016 Parliamentary Election.

The police department on a daily basis receives official complaints from contact person of the different political parties regarding the destruction of their property. This criminal act is in violation of Article 2: 334 of the Penal Code and the political parties in question have requested criminal investigations into these cases.

The police department has taken these cases very seriously, just like every other case, and will do in depth investigations to determine who is/are responsible for these criminal acts.