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May 20, 2011

Attorney says the home was ransacked during raid

As we said, at about six this evening, Menjivar was finally taken to the police station for processing. His attorney, Arthur Saldivar told News Five that the house was completely ransacked and that Menjivar was injured.

Arthur Saldivar, Attorney

“All rooms, all rooms in a whole has been shot up. There are bullet holes in the kids’ bedroom, in the room that was being used by the maid, in the room that is used by Mister Menjivar and wife, in the parlor or hall—the entire house, all around the house was shot up. The doors were completely destroyed—the front door in particular. The entrance into the home, it was kicked open. It looks like downtown Bagdad and I haven’t been to Bagdad, but I imagine that is what a place in Bagdad would look like after they subject it to sustained automatic weapon. Certainly it was automatic weapons that were in used at the time. The dogs in the yard were killed—three were shot, two died—one is holding on to life, but suffering. I totally, the scene is unreal.”

Andrea Polanco

When we spoke this morning with Mister Vidal, he told us that Mister Menjivar actually opened fire on them and they responded—that that’s what happened. Do you believe that the extent of damage you saw warrants the exchange of gunfire this morning?”

Arthur Saldivar

arthur saldivar

“When the police arrived, from what I understand, if that vehicle that was shot was there—it was a vehicle with white license plate. Certainly no shots was fired to the dogs being killed. So it stands to reason any person in their home appreciating that someone is killing their animal, somebody is shooting in their yard, by matter of sports, if you have a firearm would do whatever you can to defend yourself. And I believe that’s what took place. Now considering that these shots were not only being fired from one direction, or at one location, but all around the house, it does not mesh well for what Mister Vidal had to say. Certainly that has to be checked, but what is certain is that Mister Menjivar had his wife and three minor children in that home. Every responsibility and every reason to do what he could to defend himself from what he believed were home invaders noh.”

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23 Responses for “Attorney says the home was ransacked during raid”

  1. PAS says:

    THAT’S Y THEY TOOK SO LONG TO CHARGE D BOY!!!! UR BOY THAT JEFFRIES…. PAYBACK’S A !@#$%…LOL

  2. Adrian Chacon says:

    Mike should get himself a good lawyer and sue them.

  3. Rich says:

    how the lawyer know weh down town bagdad look like he been there cause i know for a fact nothing in belize weh get hit by bullets nuh look like weh deh inna iraq.

  4. islander says:

    Belize’s GESTAPO…….All this tactics were certainly learned from the SS… Smells like Germany in the fourties.

  5. bmpresident says:

    Adrian Chacon, I Know you most be family to Mike’s wife, Iliana Chacon, But just like in the U.S.A. belize has law, and Drug Dealing is against the law, not only that, illeagal fire arms is also against the law, contraband liquor contraband cigarretes, oh and prostitution, also belize has 1 or 2 police officers that are not bought by mike so you know what mike should get, LIFE IN PRISON

  6. Jose Chacon says:

    We have the lawyer, Adrian…don’t worry…GSU should prepare their pockets to pay for all the damages…physical and emotional, physcological and also for the loss of business.

    They have all been charged for Attempted murder against every single GSU member that was in the operation, also for aggravated assault for every GSU officer and damages to the vehicle tire….

    The media is welcome to take video/photos of the house and see for themselves the amount of bullets that penetrated the house from outside to all the rooms.

    We are organizing a business shutdown on Tuesday in Belmopan and will move heaven and earth til we get justice.

    One last thing, people must know that the officers from GSU made some of the most prejudice and discriminating comments. The kids inside the house heard when officers would tell each other “we shoulda mi kill the @**hole one time…”. Another officer said outside infront of the media, “I don’t like deh round deh ya !***ing spanish, dats why me no come da cabana”.

    They have no respect and they demand respect. The detainees were not allowed to use the restroom and were forced to do their necesities right there and then. How about the right of these HUMAN beings?

    Mike’s brother and Ismael Chacon’s son, who went to inquire upon being called by the security were detained and beat up like animals. Left out in the sun for some 5 hours and not allowed to use restroom nor were they given drinking water. On top, they used one of the phones and text a contact on the phone “traeme cuatro bolsas de buen polvo y veinte onsas de buen marijuana”. Mr Saldivar confronted Mr Vidal upon receiving the message which was forwarded to him and he could not respond.

    People watch out because you could be next. If someone no like you, he can just tip off GSU and you will have this coming for u. LETS STAND TOGETHER AGAINST INJUSTICE!!!

  7. rachel cass says:

    obey the law and you have nothing to worry he was in the wrong to fire at the police

  8. Earl Grey says:

    Mr. SALDIVAR…………. TODAY……..take pictures of all the police damage caused to their property.

    YOU CAN “POST” THE PICTURES OF WHAT YOU ARE TALKING ABOUT FOR ALL THE WORLD TO SEE.

  9. rachel cass says:

    it seems these days people dont have any respect for the law whatsoever the police is allways the bad ones stand behind the police

  10. LSM says:

    BAGDAD COME ON PEOPLE SEEM TO MAKE IT SOUNDS RIDICULOUS THEY SEE ONE THING AND MAKE IT SEEMS WORST …………… CABANA GUY COULD HAVE SAID ONE THING AND ANOTHER BECAUSE HE HAS MONEY HE EXPECTS EVERYONE TO BE ON HIS SIDE …….. ATTORNEY IS ALL ABOUT MONEY MEN COME ON /////// THEY JUST DOING THERE JOB NEXT DID MR CABANA HAVE LISCEN TO THE GUNS HES NOT FROM HERE AND GUATEMALA IS UNDER INVATION WE HAVE TO BE CAREFUL THEY BUT FOR THE GSU IF THEY DID WRONG THEY HAD REASON

  11. Sasha says:

    Dumbo, that is what a raid is about, ransack the whole house so you can find evidence.

  12. fromafar says:

    Where’s Dickie?

  13. Justice says:

    If the Pm does not like you thyen death might be orchestrated. The GSU are just his dummies. I can undersatnd if they suspect you and have a warrant but shooting wildly and throwing discriminatory reamarks where childre are around is not right. killing animals is not right and I woudlget the internatioanl animal rights society after theor sorrowful A## as well. You do not have to visit gabdad tpo kno. It is on CNN so we all ahve a clue. I guess they are trying to eliminate the Chacon’s but if I were them I would seek help from the mafia since they are playing dirty!

  14. luis vasquez says:

    for anyone who didn’t like the police tacticts, u should be introduced to the drug dealers tacticts, they are so nice……aha

  15. mike says:

    Y GO FAR TO MAKE SEARCHES, RAULS ROSE GARDEN IS HERE IN BELIZE CITY WHERE D MOST ILLEGAL ACTIVITIES HAPPEN

  16. mike says:

    I GUESS TIS IS POLITICAL, LETS B WISE, SOMEONE PAYING THE POLICE 2 SEARCH CABANA

  17. omar Silva says:

    Is the GSU even commissioned under the Police Act. I don’t think so. If the GSU was under the police Act then the Police Commissioner should have an operational order should be in place. Another thing people wants to know is who and which authority issue the warrant….hope its not the DPP because then it would be a conflict of interest between the role of husband ‘Commander of GSU versus the role of wife ‘DPP’ . The GSU seem to be operating like one of those political directed paramilitary death squads that operated in the region in the past. Mr Vidal cannot seriously believe that he could subvert the law and act with impunity to serve his political masters then hide behind the legal skirts of his DPP wife without response in equal measure as a reaction. All these repressive forces that operated liberally in the region in the past have found out that the consequenses could be harsh or harsher as is happening in much of the reason.

  18. carlos says:

    Its not what the GSU did but how they did it. Why go 4 a. m. int eh morning? They could have gone big daylight. Apparently the GSU really need some better training and Mr. Vidal fire him from his job send him to Bagdad thats the way things work in Irak.

  19. Dvirgin says:

    ARTHUR SALDIVER IS THE OFFICIAL LAWYER FOR THE DRUG DEALERS, ONCE DRUGS IS INVOLVE THEY WILL JUMP TO DEFEND , SRPRISE HOW DICKIE THE DOG NO SHOW HIS FACE YET. ONCE MONTEVIDEO KICK THEM @$$ THEY JUMP TO DEFEND EVERYTHING THAT ILLEGAL IN OUR COUNTRY. NO WONDER THEY ARE FIGHTING HARD TO WIN THE ELECTION SO EVERYTHING THAT IS ILLEGAL WILL BECOME LEGAL.
    PEOPLE ARE WAITING AND WATCHING, BUT NOT MY VOTE FOR PUP AGAIN NEVER.

  20. Earl Grey says:

    LET’S SEE PICTURES OF THE HOUSE THAT WAS SHOT-UP!!!!!!!!!!!!

  21. kris says:

    Authur Saldivar da wah @$$hole who is there to make money, so he will say whatever possible to get his clients out of deep $#!%!!!! sometimes we as human beings need to put ourselves in other people poisition and think what we would do if we were in that situations. These officers risk their lives everyday to do tghe jobs that many people dont have the balls to do. as a cop if your working to hard- ur harrassing the people, and if your not working- your lazy and aint doing $#!%. these cops have families also and if it means protecting themselves so that they coiuld go home to their families then i would do the same thing. they work hard for a little money and no benefits. Its a damn if u do and damn if u dont profession.

  22. dee says:

    Is d GSU similiar to the Navy Seal? …lol. On a serious note they are three sides to this story, i”ve heard d police side and now anxiously awaiting mike’s side (his encounter) then lets us determine d truth

  23. Dan Armeneau says:

    You folks should be really concerned. You think it’s justified, for any reason, to go shoot up a child’s bedroom? That’s questionable material even for a D-Grade Hollywood gore fest. There are lines that should never be crossed and and there are some that have obviously been crossed here! Now your Government wants to ram through some “tough on crime” bill that will further erode the liberties and freedoms of both criminals and citizens alike. It’s only going to get worse unless you stand up and do something about it and you better start thinking about it real soon even though it’s probably too late!

    Mr. Vidal, there is no way on this earth that you can claim your goons are professionally trained. Your raid stinks of reckless and dangerous rank amateurism compounded with live ammunition! Talk about a recipe for certain disaster. What could possibly go wrong with a hastily planned (and I use that term loosely) invasion (and I use that term in a succinct manner) based on questionable intelligence (now I’m really getting loose with the terms)? Mr. Vidal, you most certainly have horseshoes where they’re not normally found after you pull that fiasco out of the sump without tragic consequences.

    It’s a bloody miracle no one was killed and absolutely remarkable your goon squad didn’t end up filling each other with lead! Where is your head at man? I’ll bet where its at is dark and it don’t smell so good!

    I know there are opposing views here about whether or not Mike was a good guy or a bad guy or maybe even someone in between. So what! You’re going to run into that no matter what. When you run a bar you’re for sure going to run into that! The first guy you have to fire out of your establishment cause he’s overly stimulated on Cane Juice and annoying the patrons is the guy you’re going to have to worry about taking revenge on you or your family for his perceived injustice. Now all the basturd has to do is to ring up the Goons Squad Unit and they gleefully rush in and do his bidding. How bloody convenient is that?

    When your law enforcement people start believing they have a “right” to “dish out justice” you have a serious problem on your hands. Lines have been crossed and it ain’t looking pretty for democracy as it was intended!

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