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Jan 2, 2019

Lucky Strike Asks for More Law-Enforcement Support

In the aftermath of the homicide, Vice-Chairman and Justice of the Peace in Lucky Strike is making an appeal to the authorities for law-enforcement support in the village. According to Allan Jones, after Howard Coleman was killed things escalated in the village when residents found out that a man from the village was the suspected killer. He says that villagers attacked the alleged killer and it took more than an hour for police to arrive and secure the crime scene.

 

Allan Jones

Allan Jones, Vice-Chairman, Lucky Strike Village

“We had a hard time getting in touch with the police department. Yes the man died already, but we tried our best to make contacts and it was almost an hour. And what transpired is that I left in my hand to protect the crime scene; I’m not a police officer and I had to contain the crowd. And the crowd kept on going and going and there was a brawl whereas villagers started attacking Giovanni and we couldn’t do anything. And Giovanni got beaten up by members of the village yesterday. I didn’t get to see who did it because I was at Howard’s house, the crime scene; that happened on the road. So I would like to ask if the police department could get into the community and share some sort of contact number where we can even contact one police—if it is a private number or something—so we can get assistance as quick as possible. Yes the man died already and there is nothing else that could be done, but then the brawl start between the accused and villagers.”

 

Andrea Polanco

“So there is no substation here?”

 

Allan Jones

“Maskall is the closest. Those guys have motorbikes. But there was one time where if they put a police in Maskall, they come to the community. But it doesn’t happen again.”


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