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Nov 24, 2016

Police Hunting for Suspect in Fire That Destroyed Equipment for Ray Cattouse

Sometime after nine o’clock last night, someone set fire to two trucks and a work shed on the property of Ray Cattouse along the Philip Goldson Highway. The damage is estimated at somewhere around a hundred thousand dollars. A third truck would have been destroyed by the fire had it not been for Cattouse’s quick response. Ladyville Police told us that there isn’t a suspect at this time.


ASP Juanito Cocom, O.C., Ladyville Police

“Last night about nine-twenty p.m., detectives visited a fire scene at mile fourteen on the Philip Goldson Highway at the residence of Mister Raymond Cattouse. Upon their arrival, police observed a shed engulfed in flames and also two dump trucks in that shed engulfed in flames. We spoke with the owner, fifty year old Belizean business Raymond Cattouse who is the owner of Cattouse Trucking Company. He reported to us that about nine p.m. he was awoken by his son stating that the trucks were on fire. They went to the shed to try to out the flames meanwhile someone else called the fire department who reached there in about twenty minutes. When the fire was out, they noticed that both of the trucks were completely destroyed. The value of one of the trucks was 45,000 and the other truck was fifty-five thousand.”


Juanito Cocom

Andrea Polanco

“Now, is this certain that it was an arson or was it an accidental fire?”


ASP Juanito Cocom

“We are treating this as an arson for now. We have recorded statements and are investigating deeper.”


Andrea Polanco

“No suspects at this time?”


ASP Juanito Cocom

“At this time we don’t have any suspects.”


Andrea Polanco

“Did Mister Cattouse relay to you if there is something that would have led to something like this?”


ASP Juanito Cocom

“Yes, he did. But that cannot be divulged to the media. That is part of the investigation.”

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