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Will Murder Stats Remain Lower in 2022?

2022 comes to an end in less than three weeks and the police department is working overtime to ensure that it maintains a lid on crime and violence going into [...]

Police Seeks Public Assistance in Cracking Double Murder Investigation

An arrest is yet to be made in a deadly Sunday afternoon shooting in Belize City that claimed the lives of Cleon Smith Junior and Kendale Ramirez.  Despite the mother [...]

Edward Cabanas Free From Jail After Four Years on Remand

Thirty-year-old Edward Cabanas is free from jail tonight after he was handed a suspended sentence on a remaining prison term.  Back in 2012, Cabanas stabbed his sibling three times in [...]

Kendale Ramirez’s Wife Says He Missed the Bus and Caught a Ride That Ended in His Murder

Police have still not charged anyone as yet for the fatal shootings of Cleon Smith Junior and Kendale Ramirez and there is no one detained for the grisly double homicide, [...]

Grieving Wife Says Picking Up the Pieces Is A Huge Feat

Trinity Castro told News Five that the bullets that struck Kendale Ramirez killed more than just one man. She says that since the incident, her three children have been having [...]

Deliveryman Robbed of Undisclosed Amount of Cash and Checks  

There was an armed hold-up earlier today on the George Price Highway in Hattieville. Police say the incident happened at around eight this morning near mile sixteen and a half [...]

Zinc Thief Gets Seven Years in Jail

Forty-two-year-old Dwayne Mark Gentle has been sentenced to seven years in prison for burglary after allegedly breaking into the home of a police officer on West Street on Monday. Gentle, [...]

Police Detain Suspects Pending Double Murder Investigation

It has been more than two days since Cleon Smith Junior and Kendale Ramirez were shot dead inside a rented Kia S.U.V. on Electric Avenue and police have detained an [...]

Devon Jones Receives Suspended Sentence for 2014 Incident

Forty-one-year-old Devon Jones, who pleaded guilty to the lesser charge of use of deadly means of harm after he used his vehicle and ran it into Francis Gill and crushing [...]

Is Police Department Concerned About Recent Murder Trends?

There have been two incidents of late where multiple persons have been shot dead during armed assaults in Sand Hill Village and Belize City.  While these types of violent occurrences [...]

Two Men from Southern Belize Gunned Down in Belize City

Two men from southern Belize who were sitting in a parked vehicle in front of a house on Electric Avenue in Belize City became the targets of a youth on [...]

Grieving Mother Claims Policeman Abused Her at Murder Scene

As if the murder of Cleon Smith Junior was not enough for his mother to endure, she showed us abrasions on her skin that she accuses a policeman at the [...]

Life Sentences for Raheem Budram and Kareem Eaghan Jr.

A pair of Belize City residents, convicted for the murder of forty-three-year-old Shane Budram, has been sentenced to life in prison.  Raheem Budram and Kareem Eaghan Junior will not be [...]

Belize Police Department Monitors Regional Gang Crackdown

The Ministry of Home Affairs and the Belize Police Department are closely monitoring developments in neighboring Central American countries with respect of serious crackdowns being carried out against gangs in [...]

Design Depot Employees Charged for Theft and Handling Stolen Goods

Twenty-seven-year-old Malcolm Morris Baptist, a warehouse keeper, and twenty-three-year-old Zachary Tun, a maintenance worker of Santa Clara Village, Corozal District, appeared unrepresented in the magistrate’s court earlier today where they [...]

Couple Busted with Firearm Remanded to Jail  

A man and his common-law-wife were today remanded to the Belize Central Prison on gun-related charges. Twenty-four-year-old Charles August and thirty-year-old Eloise Baldarez of Antelope Street, Belize City, pleaded not [...]

A Grandmother, Her Son and Grandson are Convicted of Drug Trafficking  

A Belize City family is lucky to be at home tonight after being found guilty of three counts of possession of a controlled drug with intent to supply.  Eighty-year-old Brenda [...]

Charred Remains in Lemonal are that of Owen Tucker Senior

As we reported on Monday, police discovered a body in the Lemonal Village; believed to be that of Owen Tucker Senior. The charred human remains were retrieved and transported to [...]

A Deliveryman is Charged for Fatally Knocking Down His Best Friend

This afternoon, nineteen-year-old William Faux was arraigned on charges of manslaughter by negligence, causing death by careless conduct and drove motor vehicle without due care and attention after fatally running [...]

Commissioner of Police Says Murder Investigation against Interdicted Policeman Continues

There is still no one charged in connection with the murder of businessman, Elvis Polanco in San Pedro, last weekend. Police had quickly detained one of their own who was [...]

Commissioner of Police: “Burglaries Are Killing Us!”

The tally on the murder rate for 2022 won’t be in for another few weeks, but what the Belize Police Department can say from now is that they have been [...]

Belize-Guatemala Joint Investigation into Shooting Incident Near Belize Guatemala Border

A Belize Defense Force soldier is hospitalized after being shot in the buttocks during an incident that may have international implications. According to a release from the Belize Defense Force, [...]

Body of Missing Businessman Found; Taxi Man Charged

The body of sixty-six-year-old Owen Tucker Senior was discovered today in Lemonal Village. Reports are that the Belizean/American businessman, who had purchased the Crocland property, was murdered and his body [...]

Jerome Bennett is Gunned Down in Belize City

There was a murder recorded over the weekend in Belize City. Twenty-five-year-old Jerome Bennett was at his home on Pitter Street when two persons approached and took turns executing the [...]

Policeman’s Vehicle Searched but Yields No Clues into Woman’s Murder

Almost a month ago, on October thirty-first, Celia Florian, a thirty-year-old businesswoman of Belmopan went missing. Her body was discovered off the Hummingbird Highway four days later and a post [...]