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David “Goofy” Phillips Murdered with Cement Block at Mile 8

A man was callously murdered overnight near the Western Pines community. The killer apparently used a cement block to kill David Phillips, otherwise known as Goofy. The incident happened behind [...]

B.D.F. Says IED Found on Maya Aircraft; Maya Says It’s a Rocket Motor

On Tuesday at midday, the Belize Defense Force was informed that a contraption which appears to be an explosive object had been found on an aircraft belonging to Maya Island [...]

Mahogany Heights Mother Pleads Guilty to Drug Trafficking

A Mahogany Heights resident has been convicted of drug trafficking after police discovered one hundred and seventeen grams of cannabis in her home. Reports are that on Wednesday night, police [...]

Mahogany Heights Family Charged For Marijuana Found in Home

Also in Mahogany Heights Village, a family of four was busted with forty-one grams of marijuana.  On Wednesday, police visited the home of Stephanie Copious and executed a search warrant [...]

Teenager Burglarizes Mother’s Home

Earlier today, an eighteen-year-old was facing seven years for burglary, until his mother appeared in court to drop the charge. Brian Hilton is accused of breaking into his mother’s home [...]

Sarteneja Fisherman Fined $38K for Out-of-season Conchs

The conch season officially opens on Sunday, October first, and will run through to the end of June 2024.  If the production quota is realized earlier, the conch season will [...]

Construction Worker Busted for Immigration Offense

Twenty-three-year-old Walter Martinez, a Honduran national pleaded guilty to failure to produce a visitors permit on demand when he appeared before a Senior Magistrate earlier today.  On Tuesday, Martinez was [...]

Police Charge Guatemalan Man With Murder of Elmer Canto

It was an outrageous story two days ago when it broke: a man embroiled in an argument with a woman over food, another man stepped in to part the fight, [...]

Ronlee Petillo will Stand Trial for Rape After Bail is Revoked

Ronlee Petillo, a Belize City resident who is well known to law enforcement, has been committed to stand trial for rape.  When he appeared before the Chief Magistrate earlier today, [...]

Sarteneja Fisherman Busted for Out-of-season Conch

Thirty-one-year-old Jose Luis Eguizabal appeared unrepresented before the lower courts today where he was fined for being in possession of fifteen pieces of conch during the closed season.  On September [...]

Man Stabbed During Fight in Belmopan

A man was stabbed to death during a fight in Belmopan on Sunday. Reports are that the victim, Elmer Canto, was embroiled in a fight with a woman at a barbecue [...]

Grenade Found in Belmopan

The fatal stabbing in Belmopan was not the only crime-related news that unfolded over the weekend in the Garden City. Police, on Saturday evening, also discovered a hand grenade in [...]

Law Places No Limits on Amount of Gun License for One Individual

ComPol Williams further clarified that there is not a limit on the amount of gun licenses a single individual can possess. He noted that there are individuals with up to [...]

Elderly Watchman Fined for Unlicensed Ammunition

Seventy-year-old Jose Lopez, a security guard on a farm in Belize District, is lucky to have been spared jail time after being charged with kept unlicensed ammunitions.  On September eighteenth, [...]

Old SOE Violations Land Belize City Man in Jail for Three Years

Twenty-seven-year-old Calvin McKay is spending the next three years in prison after he was convicted for two curfew violations during the states of emergency in 2020 at the time of [...]

Police Constable Charged for Assaulting Ex-girlfriend

In the lower courts today, twenty-five-year-old Tyrek Tyrone Gillett, a police officer, was granted bail after being charged with assaulting his ex-girlfriend and threatening to kill her.  Gillett, a resident [...]

Ex-convict Arraigned for La Popular Robbery

An ex-convict, who has spent time in jail for the murder of Alfonso Eck while in prison, is back behind bars tonight after he was charged with robbery and placed [...]

Thief Breaks Into Home of High Court Judge

In the wee small hours of this morning, a burglar broke into the residence of Justice Nigel Pilgrim in the Hollywood area of Lord’s Bank Village.  The forty-four-year-old High Court [...]

Jaheem Lawrence is Injured During Weekend Shooting

There was also a shooting on Custard Apple Street in Belize City over the weekend that left one man injured.  Since the start of the September Celebrations, the police department [...]

Belize City Woman Claims Police Brutality

A Belize City woman claims that she was brutalized by police officers at the Raccoon Street Police Station when she went to file a report over the weekend. Fifty-two-year-old Sherlette [...]

Mother Murdered; Common-law Husband Shot Up in PG

The sound of gunshots permeated the dead of night on Far West Street in Punta Gorda Town in the early hours of Saturday morning, as a woman and her common-law [...]

Cabinet Minister Weighs in on Gun Control in Belize

On Thursday, reporters asked Minister Fonseca for his thoughts on the topic of gun license reform, as the discussion rages on, and with amendments to the Firearms Act already being [...]

73-Year-Old Business Man Shot Outside Home in Santa Elena Town

An elderly man is hospitalized tonight after he was attacked by a gunman in Santa Elena Town. Just after two a.m., seventy-three-year-old Natalio Castaneda was at his home on Carmen [...]

Mervin Domingo Charged for Crashing into Philip Goldson Monument

The taxi operator responsible for toppling and damaging the bust of Belizean national hero Philip Goldson when he collided into the monument on Saturday morning, has been charged for driving [...]

Earl Baptist Found Guilty of Assaulting Police Constable

A resident of Police Street who is presently on remand for a murder committed in 2022, has been found guilty of aggravated assault with a firearm upon a police officer.  [...]