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Nov 21, 2018

Caretaker Hospitalized Following Aggravated Burglary in Ontario

A fifty-five-year-old caretaker is tonight in a critical, but stable condition at the Western Regional Hospital in Belmopan, following an early morning attack at a farm in Ontario Village. Simeon Alvaro Perez had just arrived to work around seven o’clock when he was attacked by three men, who were burglarizing his workplace, the DeYoung residence, on the hilltop off the Prayer Mountain Road in the village. According to police, the Teakettle resident heard a commotion and went to inquire with a shovel in hand. During the struggle with the robbers, Perez was stabbed as many as twelve times to the body with a knife before one of the thieves struck him across the head with the shovel.  The thieves then escaped from the area. A scenes of crime personnel responded shortly after to process the scene while Perez was rushed to the Western Regional Hospital where a cat-scan was conducted to determine the severity of the injury to his head. According to the family, Perez has been working at the DeYoung residence for the past two months.

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