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Police Finally Speak on Wilbert Vallejos Raid

Beleaguered former Lands Commissioner Wilbert Vallejos and his family in Patchakan, Corozal District were the subject of an intelligence-led operation on January fourth where their residence was searched by personnel [...]

K9 Sniffs Out Crack-Cocaine in OW Residence, 4 Persons Charged

Four persons were charged with drug offenses after the K9 dog, Terry, sniffed out the location of hidden cocaine and crack cocaine at an Orange Walk residence.  Officers descended at [...]

Gregory Bowen’s Long, Troubling Relationship with the Police

Did thirty-nine-year-old Gregory Bowen kill himself inside a holding cell at the Queen Street Police Station on Monday morning? That’s what police say happened, but his family doesn’t believe that’s [...]

The Crime Statistics for 2020

The final statistics for 2020 showed that last year murders were down overall in Belize.  The Belize Crime Observatory compiled and analyzed the 2020 crime statistics.  The agency says that [...]

Gregory Bowen’s Family Says “show me the evidence of his suicide”

Tonight, the family of Gregory Bowen is speaking out. Bowen is the thirty-nine-year-old man found dead in a cell block at the Queen Street Police Station on Monday morning.  The [...]

Bowen Family Says the Cops Knew of His Mental Condition!

While the Bowen family is questioning the police’s account of his death, they are angry that the police department denies knowing of his mental state.  Catherine Bowen says that her [...]

Minor Died from Acute Respiratory Distress

Police are still investigating Myron Itza’s death, the fourteen-year-old minor from San Jose Succotz who was discovered dead inside a bedroom on New Year’s Day. A post-mortem confirmed that the [...]

Son of Missing Elderly Man Speaks Out

Police are also investigating another suspicious case in the west. In this case, it is the mysterious disappearance of an older man. It has been six days since Miguel Caceros [...]

Weed Bust in Orange Walk

There is yet another weed bust to report in the North. On Tuesday, a police operation for drugs and firearm in Orange Walk Town led to the discovery of several [...]

Search for Missing Elderly Man Continues!

Today, News Five’s reporter Duane Moody and cameraman Kenroy Michael travelled west to Benque Viejo del Carmen where, as the days go by, the Caceros family is fearing that the [...]

Where is Oscar Corea Senior? He’s Been Missing since December 28th

The Corea family from the Santiago Juan area of San Ignacio is also looking for its patriarch who has been missing since December twenty-eighth. Oscar Corea Senior left home on [...]

Former Lands Commissioner Detained

He sat in the seat of power in the so-called hotbed of corruption for ten years, as the Commissioner of Lands and Surveys, but tonight Wilbert Vallejos finds himself in [...]

A New Year’s Eve Execution on West Street

Twenty-five-year-old Shane Flowers was the last murder victim for 2020.  The Taylor’s Alley resident was dispatched in a hail of bullets on New Year’s Eve and a female companion with [...]

Kelvin Lindo – First Murder Victim of 2021

The first murder for the New Year was recorded on the night of January first in Santa Cruz Village in southern Belize. The body of Placencia resident, Kelvin Lindo was [...]

Minor Discovered Dead in Succotz; One Man Detained Pending Charges

Four other persons lost their lives over the extended weekend. The first includes a fourteen-year-old boy whose body was discovered in a sitting position in a bedroom at the home [...]

Man Hangs Himself Inside Detention Cell at Police Station

An investigation is underway in Belize City where a resident, who was detained by police, was discovered dead inside a holding cell at the precinct. Gregorio Bowen was taken into [...]

Murder Rate Reduced in 2020; 102 Murders Recorded

While 2020 closed with the murder of Shane Flowers, it still ended on a high note for the Belize Police Department.  The murder rate is significantly down; in fact the [...]

The Search for Missing Elderly Man

Police are also investigating the disappearance of an elderly man in the west. But this missing person’s case is unlike others we’ve covered and as police and family members have [...]

Another Weed Bust!

There was yet another weed bust on the Philip Goldson Highway. In Orange Walk on January second, police intercepted a vehicle driven at the time by Akeem Bowen; he was [...]

GSU & Anti Gang Task Force Disbanded!

The Gang Suppression Unit (GSU) and the Anti-Gang Task Force have been disbanded. This decision has given birth to the Gang Intelligence, Investigation, and Interdiction Unit (GI3), which will be [...]

Analysis of crime data tells all kinds of stories!

On Wednesday night, we told you about the Belize Crime Observatory’s analysis of the crime data for 2020. According to the most recent figures, Belize is also on track to [...]

Major crimes down by 30%!

Major crimes are down across the board by a whopping thirty-percent in 2020. The Belize Crime Observatory has analyzed data compiled by the Belize Police Department and other agencies – [...]

Belize’s 2020 murder rate at 25 per 100,000 – lowest since 2013

The Belize Crime Observatory says that the data show that the murder rate for 2020 will be the lowest in seven years. Interestingly, the B.C.O. says that across the Central [...]

Dangriga Man killed on Christmas Day

A Dangriga resident was shot and killed inside his home on Christmas Day. Police say they don’t know why Errol Gomez was gunned down nor do they know who did [...]

Kenyon Flores is Charged for Boxing Day Shooting of Shemar Kelly

A bold attempt was made on the life of twenty-year-old Shemar Kelly on Friday morning as he walked along Lakeview Street, in the direction of Vernon Street.  It is the [...]