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Aug 1, 2014

Couple Charged for Arthur Saldivar’s I-pad…


Ernesto Cruz

An Orange Walk couple who owns a bakery in Ladyville were today in the Belize Magistrate’s Court where they were read a single charge of handling stolen goods. Fifty-four year old Ernesto Cruz and fifty-two year old Anna Christina Cruz were charged in relation to an I-pad belonging to attorney and politician Arthur Saldivar. That I-pad was allegedly missing for two weeks, and then was found inside the bakery on Tuesday. The couple was read the charge of theft, and pleaded not guilty. But Magistrate Herbert Panton noticed than another charge was on the sheet – that of handling stolen goods – and he informed the Police prosecutor that persons could not be charged for both offences – it had to be one or the other.

Anna Christina Cruz

With that, the charge of theft was withdrawn and the couple was charged for handling stolen goods. The pleaded not guilty and were offered bail in the sum of one thousand dollars each. The couple alleges that the I-pad was left in their bakery and they placed it in a lost and found box, which is where Saldivar and the Police found it on Tuesday. But Saldivar claims that when he used the tracking beacon on the I-pad, it showed that the device was actually in Orange Walk before it made its way back to Ladyville.

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4 Responses for “Couple Charged for Arthur Saldivar’s I-pad…”

  1. jamar says:

    obviously the ipod was at ow, because the owners were not present at the bakery for a couple days and if left there a worker or anyone could have taken it, they made it their responsibility to have it safe and sound. i cant believe a stupid ipod making a big issue. next time please let your niece be more careful and take care of the damn ipod, if she hadn’t forgotten it there these innocent people wouldn’t be going through all this embarrassment, but the truth will prevail. and what about it being at Vegas house, that is just politics and is way out of proportion, zaldivar doesn’t waste time to place things to his convenience. start saving your money and be prepared for the demand that will go through your way for defamation of character.

  2. Sharkattack says:

    This matter continues to make featured news and in reality is just an embarrassment to me as a citizen for having no importance I will say that the main thing I am gathering from these reports is that I would never in my life hire Saldivar to represent me or vote for him for political office. I hope he realizes all of this is simply harming his reputation. If I can offer some insight I would like to add that based on the information I have gathered, the iPad was said to be missing for 2 weeks. To me this screamed two things to me right off the bat. In one statement, Saldivar claimed that he tracked his iPad and it showed it was in OW yet he failed to report the authorities to retrieve it then until it made its way back to Ladyville. Then in another statement I read, Saldivar pressed charges for data being stollen from his iPad. Immediately I realized that if Saldivar knew how to track his iPad yet not wipe the data from his iPad remotely and left his iPad missing for 2 weeks then this entire ordeal is on him.

  3. jake says:

    I lost my I PAD and are to stupid to realize it is like forgetting my phone!!!!! Anyone could pick it up!!!!!
    A charge for stupidity should be given to Arthur Saldivar!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! And a charge for wasting the courts time for being stupid should be given to Mr. Arthur Saldivar!!!!!!!!!

  4. Uncle Benji says:

    This is asinine. Simply ridiculous. Channel 5 is doing their job in reporting all news. That is what they are suppose to do. But Saldivar? Man you have your IPad. Let it go at that.

    I am really hoping, wishing and wanting that the Cruzes file a defamation countersuit against Saldivar. It would make my day.

    “Belizean Cruffy” is a serious disease that affects most Belizeans in the USA and lots of Belizeans here in Belize. Saldivar has Belizean Cruffy.

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