Police Report April 25: Man shot to death



Two arrested with false traveling documents

The Alpha Team operating at the Princes Juliana International Airport, on Saturday April 21st at approximately 06.00 p.m., arrested a female identified with initials M.H. and a male identified with initials M.C. in connection with the fact that they arrived on the Sint Maarten with an Air Antilles Flight originating from Haiti and attempted to use falsified travel documents to enter the island illegally. Both suspects were to the Philipsburg Police Station where they were held for questioning and further investigation.

Update in ongoing armed robberies.

The Special Unit Robbery in an update with the ongoing attempted armed robbery investigation which took place in Guana bay on April 17th, and which lead to an intense search for the two suspects by police on that same afternoon in the hills of Middle Region and which also lead to the arrest of two suspects 17 year old male suspects are stating that based on the based on the information they have gathered, that these two suspects are likely also involved in the other robberies committed last week  in Cole bay and Simpson Bay areas. No more details will be given regarding these investigations at this time.

Man shot to death

On Tuesday April 24th at approximately 03.45 p.m. police patrols, paramedics, detectives and forensic investigators were directed to Gibbs drive in Dutch Quarter where a shooting was reported. On the scene the investigating officers encountered a male victim who was bleeding from multiple gunshots wounds to his upper body.

The victim was lying on the ground next to a car which he was driving when the shooting occurred.  Paramedics who arrived on the scene treated the victim and immediately transported him in very serious condition to the Sint Maarten Medical Center. The crime scene was immediately cordoned-off by police for the forensic department to collect evidence and the detectives to interview potential witnesses. Shortly after the Police department received notice from the medical center that the victim had passed from the wounds he sustained.

The identity of the victim has not yet been established and the person or persons responsible for the shooting have not yet been identified or arrested. No further details to this investigation are available at this time. As more information becomes available the media will be informed.

In the meantime the Police department is asking anyone who saw what happened before, during or after this shooting to immediately get in contact with the Police Department by calling the emergency number 911, 54-22222 ext 215 and 216. Your assistance in helping to solve this case is highly appreciated.

Man arrested for selling false entry-tickets

Police have arrested a man suspected of selling false entry-tickets to the “Latin Night” scheduled to be held on Wednesday April 25th at the Festival Village. The suspect was arrested in Cole Bay on Monday April 23rd.

After comparing the tickets confiscated from the suspect with an original ticket it was clear to see the difference. An original ticket has a watermark in bedded in the ticket which the false ticket does not have. Approximately 500 of these tickets were sold by the suspect and possibly other unknown persons to the public at a price of U.S. $ 25.00 each. The original of this entry ticket was U.S. $ 35.00 and is now sold for U.S. $ 40.00.

The police department is warning all ticket holders who have purchased any of these false tickets that those tickets have no value. Persons, who have purchased a ticket or tickets from unknown individuals and not from those businesses as was advertised, will not be able to enter the village on “Latin Night” with that false ticket.

To avoid any unnecessary inconvenience these persons should purchase a new ticket if they want to attend the show and file and official complaint with the Detective Department. When entering the Festival Village each ticket will be scanned with a UV-light to indicate the validity of the ticket.

The suspect remain in custody for questioning and further investigation