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DNA Taken to Try and Identify Remains Found at Larks Caye

Police have taken a DNA sample for the body of John Doe found at Larks Caye, off the coast of Placencia. A postmortem result conducted on June fifteenth found the [...]

Drug Plane Landing Unconfirmed

On Thursday, the media got a chance to ask the Commissioner of Police about reports of a drug plane landing in the area of Graham Creek and Crique Sarco on [...]

Body Found at Larks Caye Died from Multiple Injuries: Still Not Identified

Police have released the postmortem results of a body found near Lark Caye, off the coast of Placencia two weeks ago. As we reported, when Coast Guard officers found the [...]

Manslaughter Charge in the Death of Jillian Garcia

Nineteen-year-old Jillian Garcia lost his life on Sunday night when he was run over by an SUV traveling at high speed.  The incident happened in his home village of Trial [...]

2 Fires in Jalacte

Police are reporting on two fires in Jalacte, Toledo District over the last two days. On Tuesday, reports are that a thatched structure which houses the residence of Stephen Koy [...]

PG Father Seeking Answers in Death of Security Guard Son

What happened to his son? That is the question one father from Punta Gorda is asking tonight, one day after his son’s body was found on a small caye ten [...]

Tattoos Helped Father Identify Son’s Remains

The burnt remains found on a farm in Esperanza Village last week were identified on Tuesday as that of missing fireman Peter Luis Jones.  His grieving father, Peter Jones Senior, [...]

S.P.U. Raid Turns Up Firearms and Marijuana

The Special Patrol Unit conducted an operation in the Saint Martin de Porres neighborhood on Monday night which yielded a quantity of marijuana, as well as a cache of weapons.  [...]

Elder Abuse: Secret Crime Seldom Reported

June fifteenth is World Elder Abuse Awareness Day.  The National Council on Ageing says last year, four percent of domestic violence cases were crimes against older men and women, but [...]

Trial Farmer Villager is Run Over…Is It Vehicular Homicide?

A young man from Trial Farm, Orange Walk District is dead and an investigation is underway to determine whether the circumstances that led to his demise were intentional or accidental.  [...]

Father Identifies Remains of His Son, Missing Fireman Peter Jones

There is a sad end to a missing person’s story from last week.  This evening, police have confirmed that the burnt remains found on a farm in Esperanza Village last [...]

Superintendent Jemmott to be laid to rest Saturday

Fallen police Superintendent Henry Jemmott will be laid to rest in Dangriga on Saturday. During Monday’s press briefing A.C.P. Joseph Myette said many of his fellow officers have been affected [...]

Cocaine found in Dangriga Washer

Police busted five people, including a minor, with five parcels of cocaine in Dangriga. According to police, a search was conducted at a residence on Poots Martinez Street on Thursday [...]

Brother Angry At Sibling Who Does Not Contribute to Family, Is Fined Thousands after Machete Attack

In court news, a man who pleaded guilty to threatening his brother, hacking him with a machete and then chopping up his personal belongings was given until September thirtieth to [...]

Common-law moves on after dropping aggravated assault charges

A man and woman who have been in a common-law union for over sixteen years and brought charges of aggravated assault against each other ended up dropping the charges today [...]

Belizean Artist Shot in Victoria Street Attack

A shooting incident in Belize City around nine-thirty p.m. on Wednesday has left an aspiring musical artist recovering in the hospital.  It happened on Victoria Street, just a stone’s throw [...]

Principal Asks for Public Help to Recover Stolen Equipment

Thieves have once more targeted a Belize City school; this time, it was Trinity Methodist.  News Five spoke with the principal today about what happened, what was stolen and how [...]

Multi-Sector Approach to Combating Gang Violence

The Briceño administration says it will not be negotiating with the gangs.  It’s a position that the prime minister himself has made abundantly clear.  But that is not to say [...]

Escalation of Illegal Activities in Adjacency Zone

The Friends for Conservation and Development are reporting an escalation of illegal activities inside the Adjacency Zone.  FCD notes that they have been using remote sensing, aerial reconnaissance and ground [...]

Guatemalan Poachers Busted; Had Baby Peccary and Game Meats

The Friends for Conservation and Development has also detained two Guatemalan poachers in Chiquibul Forest.  Raul and Victorino Rivera were detained on Saturday and handed over to San Ignacio Police. [...]

PM on Faber Incident: Condemns Violence against Women – Physical or Psychological

As we reported at the top of the newscast, the U.D.P.’s Patrick Faber is having his leadership challenged following a videotaped altercation with his daughter’s mother.  Since the video went [...]

G.O.B. Pushing Employment to Tackle Gangs

Last week Friday, a number of community leaders got together to hold what they call a leadership intervention program to address crime and violence in Belize City. A release from [...]

Gruesome Discovery as Partial Corpse Found in the Sea

Late last week Coast Guard officers came across the lifeless body of an unidentified person fifteen miles off the coast of Placencia Village, near Whipray Caye. Could the deceased be [...]

Body Identified in Eldridgeville

While police are working on identifying the body found off Whipray Caye, they believe they have been able to identify the human remains found in Eldridgeville, on Friday.  Police believe [...]

Teakettle Villager Dead after Night Out

A man from the Young Bank area of Teakettle Village died on Saturday night under questionable circumstances, reportedly after spending the night out at a popular night club with a [...]