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Jul 21, 2014

San Pedrano Juan Menjivar Slapped With Slew of Charges

Juan Menjivar

The long arms of the law caught up with a minor and another resident of San Pedro. It all started with a shooting and ended with an arrest for drug trafficking. Police today charged thirty-year old San Pedrito resident Juan Menjivar with drug trafficking, discharging a firearm in public, uncustomed goods and possession of money believed to be the proceeds of drug trafficking. A fifteen year old minor was charged for drug trafficking along with Menjivar. The arrests are the result of a search conducted at the home of Menjivar late Sunday night. New Deputy Commander of the Coastal Executive Unit, Inspector Henry Jemmott, explained what led to the bust of the over three pounds of cannabis.


Via Phone: Insp. Henry Jemmott, Deputy O.C., Coastal Executive Unit

Henry Jemmott

“On Saturday, the nineteenth of July 2014 Police responded to shots fired in the DFC area of San Pedro Town. Upon arrival to that location, Police retrieved expended casings from in front of a bar in the area. They then conducted a thorough investigation and canvassed the area where they found witnesses to the incident. We then further conducted investigations and found out that the alleged person who fired the shots is one Juan Menjivar. He is the valid holder of a gun license and he is a taxi-man from the San Pedrito Area of San Pedro Town. We then proceeded to his house at about eleven p.m. on Sunday. There we conducted searches of his house. First we conducted searches for him to hand over his licensed firearm. After he handed over the firearm officers noticed that he was acting very suspicious. They then proceeded to search the house for drugs and other illegal substances. They then retrieved three parcels, brown parcels which they opened in his presence which contained one thousand four hundred and thirteen grams of cannabis. He was then cautioned and placed under arrest. Also present at the time was the minor. The Police furthered their searches within the house and found cash amounting to fifteen thousand, three hundred and fifteen dollars.”


Police also discovered eight bottles of Hennessey Whiskey, for which Menjivar was also charged. According to Jemmott neither Menjivar nor the minor are known to the Police.

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2 Responses for “San Pedrano Juan Menjivar Slapped With Slew of Charges”

  1. oscar965 says:

    Taxi drivers in San Pedro know what is going on. Often they are recruited to take drugs from point A to Point B. The taxi drivers make good money with this and police have known about this for a long time, its about time one of them was caught. This bust is small fries compared to the well connected San Pedranos who control the drug trade on the island…

  2. Phillipa says:

    Good job San Pedro police

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