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Aug 13, 2012

How safe are we? Minister of National Security’s vehicle broken into

John Saldivar

He’s the head honcho of local law enforcement, but even the Minister of National Security, John Saldivar Senior, has been targeted by criminals. His vehicle was burglarized, while it was parked in Belize City on Saturday night. A handbag, containing personal documents belonging to Saldivar’s wife and son, was stolen from inside the Toyota Prado. The culprit gained access to the vehicle by breaking the front passenger side window, which was valued at four hundred dollars. Police Press Officer, Inspector Fitzroy Yearwood provided the details at this morning’s press conference.


Insp. Fitzroy Yearwood, Police Press Officer

Fitzroy Yearwood

“We had a theft reported by our minister, Minister of National Security, Mr. John Saldivar. He reported that between the hours of six-thirty p.m. and ten-fifteen p.m. on Saturday, the eleventh of August 2012, his white in color Toyota Prado bearing License plate BZB-1568, the property of the Government of Belize, was broken into while parked on Newtown Barracks just in front of the Ex-Servicemen League. Stolen from the vehicle was a brown ladies handbag containing two Belizean passports belonging to his wife Darlene Saldivar and John Saldivar Junior.  A bunch of keys was also stolen and documents belonging to Darlene, such as her driver’s license, social security card, voters ID and a hundred and fifty dollars in cash. We are asking the public if you come across these identification cards or other documents, if you can please drop it off or visit the nearest police station.”

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23 Responses for “How safe are we? Minister of National Security’s vehicle broken into”

  1. Storm says:

    A little taste of the reality the rest of us live with daily.

  2. Eye in the Sky says:

    Vehicles were not broken into as much when we had dark tinted windows and the thieves could not see what or if anyone was inside the vehicle.
    Bring back the dark tinting and our vehicles safety.

  3. Rod says:

    Goes to show you the complete failure of this gov. And pm to curb any kind of crime in the jewel in fact this is not the jewel anymore this is land of the thief crime is so rampant that you can’t even hang out you draws pa line if they no thief it even if y got holes they still thief it what a useless impotent incompetent pm and gov. Totally useless kick them out now before it’s completely too late to come back from this black hole of crime and destruction.

  4. stop di hate says:

    personally i am a PUP but john i believe has good intentions as minister… now lets get to my suggestion. this is the main reason i believe this so called tint law was ridiculous, the criminals can see right in the vehicle.i yes , his was wife was a bit careless but still. and also was this vehicle on government duty?? if so he should pay for the window and not us.

  5. from the West says:

    Rod, why dont you shut up until you have something new to say. I wonder how the PM could be kicked out now, 1 year after election. While you shut up, go study the situation in Belize, and do something about it.

  6. Belizean says:

    AMEN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! to “from the West” I think Rod has amnesia. Keeps saying the same thing over and over. Its more like a parrot that has only learned 10 words.

  7. Gapi says:

    I am not a normal person

  8. blackberry says:

    The minister have witness what us Belizeans experience every day, sixty percent of us don`t even bother to report the crimes committed on us. I once reported the break in and theft of a firearm and the police did not even visit the scene and the shoe prints were clearly visible on the scene. Reason: there was a policeman’s funeral that day .

  9. Elgin Martinez says:

    If you can’t secure your own vehicle then how can you secure the Jewel?

  10. now i see says:


  11. Elgin Martinez says:

    Who knows what else might have been stolen from the vehicle that was not reported in the news.What if this incompetent Minister had classified information pertaining to the national security of our Jewel in the said vehicle.Wake up Belizeans our national security is in shambles we are vulnerable to both foreign and domestic threats.

  12. raul guevara says:

    If the car of the minister of national security get broken into, what is left for all of us?

  13. Rod says:

    To now I see. Belizean and from the west. The three of you are the reason this country is the way it is because the three of you have your noses up this udp pm and gov. @$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$ you see all the murders rapes thefts and rampant corruption and you still defend this gov. I will bet the three of you were the most dunce in your class no brains you are the problem with Belize three twits.

  14. Storm says:

    Elgin, you make a good point. It has never been apparent to me what in his background qualified Hon. Saldivar to run our national security. We need a HIGHLY trained and experienced professional to do that vital job, not the best–intentioned politician.

    The truth is, the political skills of campaigning and telling every voter what he wants to hear has nothing to do with the ability to run government agencies. I think that is why we witness such overall failure by political ministers. We need a different system, where ministers are appointed by the PM, but who are NOT also in the Assembly.

  15. Elgin Martinez says:

    We are as safe as the Minister of National Security’s Vehicle.

  16. BMNJ says:

    This is a whole new ball game by the criminal elements. Welcome to the life of misery, Minister of National Security. This is just the beginning if nothing concrete is going to be done about crime by our politicians – both PUP and UDP. I won’t be surprised if on a future news cast, the victim is PM Barrow or the Leader of the Opposition. Only when they taste what we have tasted for many years then something good is going to happen in our nation. They will change and enforce certain laws that is going to protect them but at the same time, we, the commoners, will benefit from it as well.

  17. now i see says:

    @ Rod You could say all you want i dont give a &#!+. We are just tired of reading your crap goverment this goverment that but guess what? Mr DEAN BARROW is your prime minister even if you role in !@#$ and then bade with all the water of the sea. Thats why you are unhappy in life. And you will be until we say so!!!!. You sound just like Qtip head musa. You like talk but i no see you do something about it. You should have more respect for your prime minister. I bet you dont even respect your mother (if you have one).

  18. Rod says:

    Ya my mother is your mother nowisee get it.

  19. now i see says:

    @Rod actually you were adopted.( not even your mother love you). Your real family is in Guatemala. Get it?

  20. rodisatroll says:

    In Internet slang, a troll is someone who posts inflammatory,[2] extraneous, or off-topic messages in an online community, such as a forum, chat room, or blog, with the primary intent of provoking readers into an emotional response[3] or of otherwise disrupting normal on-topic discussion.[4] The noun troll may refer to the provocative message itself, as in: “That was an excellent troll you posted.”

  21. Belizean says:

    now i see is right. We as civilians and people of Belize(hopefully patriotic) are charged by God Himself to respect our authorities and even pray for them. If we live a life of blame, being negative and so on, I doubt God has any contacts on earth to be intercessors on His behalf. If we talk disrespectfully about our leaders, we are disrespecting God too, and I surely dont want to come under such a curse

  22. Bev says:

    all the complaints and blame game, but really what are WE doing about it all? WE have created this society and WE are the ones to blame…..walks don’t change anything…. little things like teaching our children to be polite makes a HUGE difference

  23. steven james flowers says:

    hey darlene saldivar must say it was sad hearing what happend, knowing you as a friendly person from the time i knew you from st.johns college days as a well respectful lady.well its how people goes these days, they pictured in their mind that you guys have it all so they want to reap what they have not planted. well not much to say over the internet but just take care of yourselves.

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