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Chinese Businessman Remanded for Shooting Customer

Twenty-nine-year-old Wenjing Lei, a Chinese businessman, appeared before a Senior Magistrate earlier today where he was read two criminal offenses, including one count of use of deadly means of harm [...]

Psychiatric Evaluation Ordered for American National

An American National is to undergo a court-ordered psychiatric evaluation in order to have her plea taken in court. She is thirty-eight-year-old Adeola Lara Ade-Ekisola, who was brought to court [...]

Belize City Man Shot Over $15 Dollars Debt

A Belize City man was shot on Friday night over fifteen dollars that he reportedly owed. Reports are that Eugene Thompson was at his home in Belama Phase Five when [...]

Man Shot During Altercation with Chinese Business Owner

A Belize City man was shot outside a grocery store on Sunday afternoon in Belama Phase two. According to police, thirty-nine-year-old Reno Castillo was socializing in front of the store [...]

High Speed Police Chase and Shootout in Hattieville

A high-speed police chase on the Burrell Boom Road led to a shootout between police and a group of men. Police officers had erected a checkpoint on the George Price [...]

Ex-police Says His Prolonged Court is an Injustice

A former police officer is claiming that the court is acting unjustly by prolonging a case, which he believes, should be dismissed. The defendant is Darrell “Tutsi” Usher, a former [...]

Cameron Hemsley Murdered in Ladyville

A man was shot dead early this morning in Ladyville. He has been identified as twenty-one-year-old Cameron Hemsley, a known street figure of the same community. Hemsley was released from [...]

Attempted Murder Charges Withdrawn By Complaint

In 2023, twenty-eight-year-old Howard Reyes was charged for attempted murder, use of deadly means of harm, aggravated assault with a firearm and wounding, following a shooting incident in Saint Paul’s [...]

Six Days in Belize Ends with Six Months in Prison

After a mere six days in Belize, a Honduran national has been charged with illegal entry and is at risk of serving six months in Prison. Allegations are that thirty-nine-year-old [...]

Police Seek Steven Diaz for Murder OW Baker Josh Ku

The lifeless body of nineteen-year-old Joshua Ku was discovered at an isolated location along a dirt road in the Rhaburn Ridge area, near the fringes of Orange Walk District.  He [...]

Attempted Murder Trial against Former Coast Guard Officer Continues

The trial for attempted murder against former Coast Guard Officer Keyren Tzib is coming to an end with both defense and crown opening and closing their case. Tzib stands accused [...]

Michael Baptist Sentenced for Stabbing Eugene “Fat Back” Webster

A man who attacked his stepfather, stabbing him multiple times back in July 2016, has nine years and one month left behind bars to serve for the  crime of dangerous [...]

Joseph Budna is Arrested and Charged for Cyber Bullying

Orange Walk Police have arrested and charged Joseph Budna for the crime of cyber bullying.  As we reported on Friday, Budna, a well-known figure who has had several brushes with [...]

Missing OW Teen Found Dead in Rhaburn Ridge

Joshua Ku enjoyed socializing with his friends in Orange Walk Town.  The nineteen-year-old lived with his sibling and grandfather and worked at a bakery along with his mother.  The mother [...]

Four Charges for Blake Lewis

On Friday, we reported on the capture of twenty-five-year-old Blake Lewis who was wanted by police in connection with a double murder in Hattieville.  While Commissioner of Police Chester Williams [...]

Elderly Woman Dragged to Court and “Roughed Up” Over Land Dispute

Sixty-one-year-old Gertrude Hunter was taken to court this morning where she was arraigned on four criminal offenses, including damage to property, two counts of aggravated assault upon two police officers [...]

ComPol Williams Explains Why He Reported His Brother

Earlier this week, we told you that Commissioner of Police, Chester Williams brought charges against his own brother, Arthur Williams, under the Cybercrime Act. Arthur Williams was charged with two [...]

BPD and Human Trafficking Institute signs MOU

The Belize Police Department and the Human Trafficking Institute has solidified their efforts in the fight against human trafficking and smuggling. On Thursday, the department and the institute signed a [...]

Man Wanted for Hattieville Double Murder Captured

On Thursday night, police captured a suspected murderer that has been on the run since October twenty-fourth, 2023. Twenty-two-year-old Lewis Blake was wanted for questioning in connection with the murder [...]

Man Pleads Guilty to Theft; Fined a Hefty Sum

A man who was caught stealing several items inside Simon Quan Store on Queen Street was ordered to pay thirty times the cost of the two items he stole after [...]

Man Fined for Public Drinking

A man was fined today for consuming alcoholic drinks in a public space. Twenty-five-year-old Francisco Torres pleaded guilty to public drinking after he was caught drinking a beer in public. [...]

ComPol Williams Press Charges against Brother For Alleged Cyber Bullying

Commissioner of Police, Chester Williams, has pressed charges against his brother, Arthur Williams, for alleged cyber bullying. This morning, Arthur Williams was escorted to the Belize City Magistrates Court in [...]

Shane Bennett Gets Life in Prison for Murder

In January 2020, thirty-six-year-old Anthony Parks was gunned downed in Independence Village, he succumbed to his injuries eleven days later.  But when his suspected killer was convicted of murder in [...]

Pending Police Senior Command Shuffle Ruffles Feathers Internally

With the announcement of transfers and promotions within the Belize Police Department, News Five understands that not all police officers who make up the senior command are happy campers. Reports [...]

Did Belizean Migration to U.S. Contribute to 2023’s Low Murder Count?

There are reports that more than ninety gang affiliates from Belize City migrated to the U.S.A in 2023 to seek asylum. With the 2023 murder count coming in at a [...]