Police department very busy over the weekend

Chief Inspector Ricardo Henson


PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten — The Police Department has been quite busy over the weekend answering many calls for police assistance. At least seven of these calls were for fights that had taken place at different locations.  These fights do not include the other cases that are presently other investigation by the Detective Department.

On Friday July 21st, at approximately 10.35 p.m. a jealous husband with initials P.P.C. was arrested for ill-treating his wife with a machete. As a result of the ill-treatment the victim suffered several wounds to her body which needed medical attention. The incident took place on the Arch Road in Sucker garden. The suspect remains in custody pending further investigation.

On Friday July 21st during a routine control by a police patrol a man with initials A.M. was arrested for the possession of numerous small plastic bags each containing an amount of marihuana. During the control of the vehicle the suspect was driving, the investigating officers realized that the VIN-number on the vehicle had been tampered with, which raised the suspicion that the vehicle might be stolen. The drugs and vehicle were both confiscated for further investigation. The suspect remains in custody.

On Friday July 21st a man with initials D.S. from Guyana was arrested by police after he attempted run over his girlfriend with his car. The suspect is in police custody for further investigation.

On Saturday July 22nd a female with initials D.R. was arrested by police on the Soualiga road after she ill- treated her husband with a knife. The victim suffered several cuts to his face and back. The victim was treated on the scene by paramedics and then taken to the Sint Maarten Medical center for further treatment. After treatment the victim came to the police station and stated that he did not wish to press charges against his wife. After questioning and summoned to appear in court at a later date the suspect was released.