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3 Persons Charged & Fined for Breach of Curfew on San Pedro

Police are swiftly enforcing state of emergency regulations.  In San Pedro where a mother and daughter have the virus, three persons were charged with “Breach of Curfew Conditions.”  This is [...]

Attorney Arthur Saldivar Charged for Spreading False News

Attorney Arthur Saldivar is the second person to be charged for spreading false information in relation to COVID-19. The charge comes after Saldivar made a Facebook post on Saturday, claiming [...]

Group of Men Slapped with ‘Social Distancing’ Charge

Police say that they have arrested a group of men for failing to comply with the social distancing act in light of COVID-19.  The arrest was made at a bar [...]

Trio Charged for Failing to Comply with Public Drinking and Social Distancing Regulations

Police are coming down hard on persons who do not observe quarantine measures in place.  Over the weekend, three persons were charged for public drinking in the south.  Police say [...]

Was it you, ACP Alden Dawson?

And in a separate case – but related to the issue of public drinking – we turn to an incident that allegedly involves a senior police officer.  A video was [...]

3 Charged for Unlicensed Ammunition

On Saturday morning, around eight o’clock, police conducted a search at a residence in San Ignacio where they found unlicensed ammunition. Three persons, who were at the residence at the [...]

Police Shoot Burglar in the Foot!

Forty-one-year-old Kenrick Reneau was shot in the foot this morning. The resident of Consuelo Street was shot by police when he attempted to flee the scene of an attempted burglary. [...]

First Person Charged for Spreading Fake News, LOL

Twenty-five-year-old Erika Vargas, a resident of Orange Walk Town, is the first person on record to be charged with spreading false news.  The arraignment follows a stern warning from Attorney [...]

Man Found Dead in the North; Did He Drown?

In other news, an Orange Walk man was found dead in a pond. Police say that no injuries were observed on the body and it is suspected that Nolasco Gonzalez, [...]

Robbery and Shooting in Bella Vista Village

Police are looking for four men who committed a robbery and shooting in Bella Vista Village earlier this week. On Monday, the assailants held up a security guard and robbed [...]

A Stabbing Between in-Laws

An argument between in-laws has left one person hospitalized and another facing an attempted murder charge. Police say that during the early hours of Tuesday morning, a family was socializing [...]

Reydarius Sho is Hacked to Death in the South

Since the round-up of gang members in Belize City, the gun violence has subsided.  But there was a murder recorded over the weekend in southern Belize. Around midday on March [...]

Lindon Hinds & Kendale Flores are Charged for Murder of 5 Year-Old Kia Herbert

It’s been almost a week since five-year-old Kia Herbert was senselessly murdered inside her house on Pitter Street in Belize City; she was with her mother, Frances Herbert when shots [...]

Alleged Gang Members Imprisoned

As the crackdown of suspected gang members continues, police today hoarded away a first group of affiliates.  The men were picked up at different times and places and kept in [...]

Police Department Publishes Wanted Persons List

The full force of the law to crack down on crime came down as early as three o’clock on Wednesday morning when the round up began in neighbourhoods in the [...]

Police Make Several Arrests Following Belize City Bloodbath

Several persons were arraigned this evening in the lower courts after being charged for crimes ranging from attempted murder to murder.  On Tuesday afternoon, twenty-two-year-old Derrick King, an employee of [...]

An Update on the State of Emergency

At a press conference this evening, Commissioner of Police Chester Williams provided an update on operations being conducted under the existing state of emergency, beginning with an increase in the [...]

Measured Progress in Solving Homicides Involving Two Infants

Investigators are closer to making arrests in at least three of the murders that occurred earlier this week.  According to Commissioner Williams, they have made significant inroads in cracking the [...]

What’s Ahead for Citizen Security this Weekend?

ComPol Chester Williams stopped short of divulging operational details of police activities that are scheduled for this weekend, suffice to say that the ramped up presence of officers in the [...]

Anglican Bishop Speaks on Crime Situation

The recent spike in gun violence in the Old Capital claimed the lives of two innocent children in two separate incidents. Five-year-old Kia Herbert was fatally shot on Tuesday as [...]

Minister Faber Speaks on Spate of Crimes

Also speaking on the topic was Minister of Education, Youth, and Sport Patrick Faber. Kia Herbert was a constituent in the Collet Division which is, Faber’s constituency. The Minister says [...]

South Side Belize City Under State of Emergency, Again

The coronavirus, crime and the recent crash of a B.D.F. helicopter, in which four soldiers perished; are heavy and hugely critical issues facing the nation.  First on the matter of [...]

Chester to Bad Man: “We Will Find You Wherever You Are”

While police conducted an early morning raid today, it is believed that a number of persons, who are wanted for involvement in gang activity, may have given them the slip [...]

No Judicial Relief Prior to Thirty-day Incarceration

It is expected that of the eighty-two persons, who are presently in custody and are headed to the Belize Central Prison for the next thirty days, a number of them—through [...]

Gang Members Keep Receiving Extensions for Unpaid Fines

Equally challenging for the Belize Police Department, in its attempt to put away known gang members, is the fact that the lower courts continue to impose fines and grant subsequent [...]