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Armed Robbery in Santa Rosa Village Caught on Camera

An armed thief was captured on camera as he held up a store owner in southern Belize.  He got away with thousands of dollars in cash, but soon enough, the [...]

Belize City Man Charged for Conspiracy to Commit Murder

Businessman, Jose Hilario Diaz, was brutally murdered at his place of business on Cemetery Road as he was preparing to close shop on Tuesday evening. A gunman walked into the [...]

Ladyville Resident Targeted by Gunman

Twenty-eight-year-old Tyrique Munnings is at the K.H.M.H. in a critical condition after he was shot several times on Thursday night.  Munnings was in the Milpa Area of Ladyville when a [...]

COLA Weighs in on Officer-involved Slaying of Allyson Major Jr.

The state of affairs regarding crime and violence in the country, particularly in Belize City, continues to erode.  The police department has fallen into distrust from the very public its [...]

From Chester Williams Sings New Anti-gang Sankey

In April 2017, Assistant Commissioner of Police Chester Williams was instrumental in bringing together a number of feuding groups in Belize City to call a ceasefire.  Along with Dianne Finnegan [...]

From Organizing Peace Treaties to Clamoring for Life Imprisonment

When grilled about his recent anti-gang approach, ComPol Williams defended the position he took a few years ago in uniting the warring factions.  However, those who continue to wreak havoc, [...]

4 Officers are Placed on Interdiction Following the Death of Allyson Major

Four officers have been placed on interdiction following the shooting death of former teacher, Allyson Major Junior.  Major was shot by one of the cops during a police chase that [...]

ComPol Williams Gives Assurances on Special Investigation

This evening the Commissioner of Police Chester Williams met the media, he has been tasked by the Minister of National Security with putting together a special team of investigators to [...]

ComPol Admits to the Use of Excessive Force in Major’s Shooting

As part of the ongoing investigation, Commissioner Williams outlined the steps that will be taken, including a forensic analysis of the bullets fired, to determine who shot and killed Allyson [...]

Curfew Revisited, Parents Will be Held Liable

So, with the spate of unrelated murders that gripped Belize City on Tuesday evening, Commissioner Williams has decided to, with immediate effect, reinstitute a curfew for children which was met [...]

Springfield Farmer Charged for Murder of B.D.F. Volunteer in Armenia

An arrest has been made three and a half months after a murder in Armenia Village, Cayo District; at the time, B.D.F. volunteer soldier Hermelindo Ical was killed. Police now [...]

P.U.P.’s Cordel Hyde says G.O.B.’s Crime Fighting Strategy Flawed

In a recent statement made on social media, Minister of National Security John Saldivar spoke on crime and perception.  The minister said that murder, burglary, theft, and robbery all declined [...]

Allyson Major Jr. Dies at the Hands of Pursuing Cops

Four persons were killed in the mayhem of a very violent Tuesday evening. In a span of five hours, two were killed and died on the spot, while two others [...]

Allyson Major Jr. is Remembered by Friends and Family

Allyson Major was a very close friend of Caribbean Shores Area Representative Kareem Musa and a lifelong friend of former COLA President Giovanni Brackett.  Like Major’s immediate family, both men [...]

Vendor Murdered in Belize City; Police Don’t Know Why He was Killed

A Belize City vendor was shot and killed on Tuesday evening shortly after the shooting of Allyson Major Junior.  Naturalized Belizean Jose Diaz, a clothing vendor, was inside his small [...]

Ghanaian Cabbie Emmanuel Ampomah is Murdered by his Fare

One of the murders in Tuesday night’s madness that is baffling police involves Ghanaian Emmanuel Ampomah.  The fifty-two-year-old cabbie was fatally stabbed inside his taxi by his fare after eight [...]

Nixon Pinto is Stabbed to Death During Antelope Street Beef

A feud between rival groups in the area of Antelope Street Extension has resulted in the stabbing death of nineteen-year-old Nixon Pinto.  Sometime around six o’clock on Tuesday evening, Pinto [...]

Fake Cops Target Mayor Earl Trapp in Brazen Home Invasion

The Mayor of San Ignacio Earl Trapp and his wife were victims on Tuesday night of the violence that is sweeping across the country and spares no one. The Trapp’s [...]

Duo Charged for Major Drug Bust

Police have formally arrested and charged Lynroy Longsworth and Kenosha Beaton for the crime of possession of control drugs with the intent to supply.  The duo was busted with many [...]

Police Move Quickly to Defuse Dispute between Warring Groups in Sandhill Village

Police are moving quickly to defuse a feud between two rival groups in Sandhill Village, Belize District.  That feud led to the shooting of Ivan Hyde who was injured while [...]

17-Year-Old Charged with Manslaughter for Fidel Bardalez’s Death

On Saturday morning, thirty-six-year-old Fidel Edilberto Bardalez was found brutally murdered in Alta Vista Village in the Stann Creek District.  He had been beaten and chopped to death by a [...]

Police Re-strategize to Address Spike in Major Crimes

Belize City residents are at the mercy of criminals. Following the string of major crimes that occurred on Tuesday evening and the recent murders over the past weeks, the Belize [...]

A Major Marijuana Haul on the Philip Goldson Highway

Mayhem in the city, where two late evening shootings have left one man dead and another injured. But tonight, we go first to a major drug bust early this morning [...]

Chaos in Downtown Belize City; 2 Men Shot

Police are currently at the corner of Mosul Street and Cemetery Road processing the scene of a late evening murder in the Old Capital. News Five has confirmed that a [...]

Ivan Hyde is Shot Inside his House in Sand Hill Village

There was also gun violence in Sand Hill, Belize District, where a  resident was injured and recovering at the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital after he was shot inside his bathroom. [...]