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Ex-gangsters in Mayflower Hoping to Turn Over a New Leaf

South Side Commander Senior Superintendent Marco Vidal was in the Mayflower/Ghost Town area today on a walking tour, meeting with residents and gang networks in that area.  One of those [...]

Who Left Baby Boy to Die on East Canal?

Before nine o’clock this morning, the lifeless body of a baby was found by a sanitation worker at East Canal in Belize City.  The full-term baby boy, with his umbilical [...]

Ex-G.S.U. Boss Investigated for Fund Misappropriation

The Gang Suppression Unit has been under the leadership of Superintendent Andres Makin since the beginning of July when transfers within the Belize Police Department came into effect.  While the [...]

Corozal Family Charged in Weed Bust

There was another big drug bust on Wednesday up north in Corozal. Thirty-four-year-old Altamira, Corozal resident Albert Humes and nineteen-year-old Belize City resident Shanice Humes have been arrested and charged [...]

American Jailed for Hiding Money in Belize

A Florida national is headed to jail for using hidden Belize accounts to conspire to commit tax and bank fraud. Forty-eight-year-old Casey Padula of Port Charlotte, Florida, pleaded guilty in [...]

Housing Says No Projects Going On, Beware of Scammers

In a press release issued today, the Ministry of Housing and Urban Development says that scam artists are attempting to hustle money from the public under the pretense that homes [...]

Cecil Gill to Face Charges in Philip Samuels’ Murder

We’ll come back to the senate hearings later, but a Belize City resident wanted for the stabbing death of Phillip Samuels has surrendered himself to police and is being held [...]

Alleged Crooked Cops Busted for Shaking Down Students

This afternoon, CIB personnel escorted two of their own to court to be arraigned for extortion. Corporal Marvin Salam, a police officer of Corozal, along with Corporal Anthony Blair of [...]

G.S.U. Find Powered Cocaine and Marijuana in Boat

GSU police have seized almost a pound and a half of powder cocaine from the streets of the Old Capital during an operation conducted this evening.  At around four o’clock, [...]

Duo Unable to Ditch Weed on Southside

A Corozal along with a Belize City man is tonight out on bail after they were arraigned for drug trafficking. Both were busted on Tuesday with almost four and a [...]

Police on the Beat on Caesar Ridge

This afternoon, Belize City police took to the streets to acquaint themselves with residents of the Port Loyola, Driftwood Bay and Palm Grove communities.  The weekly meet and greet took [...]

Philip Samuels’ intervention in domestic dispute cost him his life

Early on Monday night, thirty-one-year-old Phillip Michael Samuels was stabbed and killed. Samuels was hanging out with a group of friends at an apartment on Boots Crescent, Belize City when [...]

Police take up death of Hammond Lemoth as murder investigation

While police continue to look for a Belize City resident in connection with the recent murder of Phillip Samuels, Regional Commander for the Eastern Division South jurisdiction, Superintendent Marco Vidal [...]

David and Anke Doehm to seek bail on child cruelty charge this Friday

The bail application for David and Anke Doehm, the American couple charged with cruelty to late thirteen-year-old daughter Faye Lin Cannon, will be heard at the Supreme Court on Friday. [...]

Commissioner Whylie, retired Supt. Julio Valdez are before Senate on Wednesday

News Five has confirmed that the Senate Special Select Committee is taking a different tack for its hearing on Wednesday at the National Assembly in Belmopan.  For the last two [...]

Ten thousand dollars to find Felix Ayuso’s killer

There’s a ten thousand dollar bounty on Vildo Westby’s head. He’s the man wanted for the murder of Felix Ayuso Junior that happened on San Pedro in February of this [...]

New boss, same hard-working G.S.U. – multiple drug busts

It may have flown quietly below the radar at the beginning of the month when officers within the Belize Police Department were being transferred to various positions, but the Gang [...]

Jail, no bail for ex accused of assaulting former partner

Belize City resident, Keith Middleton, the ex- boyfriend of a woman attacked with a screw driver, is spending his first night on lock down at the Belize Central Prison after [...]

New Corozal O.C. Ready to Crack Double-Murder Cases

New O.C. of Corozal Superintendent Sinquest Martinez comes to the job from National Crimes Investigation Branch and the Major Crimes Unit, where he was staff officer. He has thirty-one years [...]

Mexico Pushes for Treaty on Human Trafficking Collaboration

Last week, Chetumal Police rescued a Belizean teenager who was briefly ensnared by suspected human traffickers in the Botes area. It highlighted the severe problem of human trafficking, for which [...]

Toddler girl drowns in pit at Maya Mopan home

Six months ago in January, we reported on the death of an eighteen-month-old child, Edwin Lorenzo Duarte. He drowned after falling into an uncovered well while playing behind his house [...]

Doehm couple went to bank before they went to jail

A photograph of Anke Doehm has been making the rounds on social media. The photo is taken from afar, but it shows Anke lining up inside the Belize Bank. When [...]

Still no bail for Orlando Vera; attorney wants judge off case

Forensic examiner Orlando Vera was back in court today as he continues to seek bail ahead of an appeal of his June first conviction for abetment to pervert the course [...]

G.S.U. menace Keith Yearwood, younger brother of Police Inspector

The Gang Suppression Unit is under fire once again, this time for allegedly beating up the younger brother of well-known Police Inspector Fitzroy Yearwood.  On Thursday night, G.S.U. personnel on [...]

Family left battered, bruised and in fear

The entire ordeal was witnessed by Yearwood’s son who happened to also be in the area purchasing food at a nearby restaurant. Not only has the incident left him badly [...]