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Shootout at Corozal Ferry; Man Drowns After

A man reportedly drowned at around one-thirty this afternoon, following a shootout between two groups near the Pueblo Nuevo Ferry. The man who drowned was reportedly along with one of [...]

Alleged Gang Member Denied Bail

Belize City resident Ronlee Petillo has been accused of being a member of the George Street Gang (GSG) and was arraigned before Magistrate Dennison Mannon earlier today. Petillo, who was [...]

Ryan Foster Apologies for Escaping Police Custody

As many as three prisoners escaped while being escorted to the Belize Central Prison over the last four to five months. The most recent escapee, twenty-eight-year-old Ryan Foster, did so [...]

Tehje Vaughn is Denied Bail in Shooting Death of Charles Canton

This morning in the lower courts, the daughter of a well-known city councilor was denied bail when she was brought up on a charge of manslaughter by negligence.  Tehje Vaughn [...]

Police: Adrian Pook was the Intended Target of Shooting, Despite Other Reports

A man was shot dead near his house by a gunman who hid under the victim’s back step.  While there are reports that the deceased was not the intended target, [...]

ComPol Says Confiscated Weed Edibles were Properly Handed Over

Were the confiscated cannabis edibles that created chaos at Saint Luke’s Methodist last week properly handed over as evidence to the police department?  That’s the question that was put to [...]

Exhibit Keeper Charged with Negligent Harm for Marijuana-laced Candy

There is major development in the case of the weed laced candies that hospitalized several children on Tuesday. National Exhibit Keeper for the Belize Police Department, Mario Bustillos, has been [...]

School Vendors to be Closely Monitored Following Cannabis Candy Incident

Cabinet has received a full update on the cannabis candies that affected several Belize City primary school students. Cabinet has urged the Minister of Home Affairs, Kareen Musa, to exert [...]

Man Shot Dead in Belize City on Thursday Night

The crime wave, at least in the Belize District, has taken off again, with three murders in two days, two of them occurring only seven hours apart on Thursday. The [...]

Late Evening Shooting in the King’s Park Area

A man died late this evening following a shooting incident in the King’s Parks area of Belize City. The victim has been identified as thirty-year-old Charles Canton. Canton was found [...]

LOO Wants to See Significantly Fewer Crimes Happening

And while the police department reports that major crimes have been on the decline since 2020, Barrow says this does not absolve the current government of how bad things currently [...]

Independence Village Youth Murdered In “Martins”

A young man, who lived in Independence Village and had just come to Belize City to visit with friends, was shot and killed sometime after one this afternoon. The victim, [...]

Still No Motive for Murder of Armando Williams

While with ComPol Chester Williams, he was also asked for an update on the investigation into the murder of Armando Williams.  The sixty-year-old Swallow Street resident, who also goes by [...]

Armando Williams Murdered at his Ladyville Home

Just before midday today police were called out to the scene of what is believed to be yet another murder in Ladyville. It’s the third murder to be recorded in [...]

33 Persons, Including Children, Hospitalized After Eating Edible Cannabis

Tonight, thirty-three patients are receiving medical attention at the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital after suffering marijuana intoxication.  Twenty-seven of them are children who are attending primary school, between the ages [...]

Police Provide New Details in Ladyville Double Murder

Thirty-nine-year-old Miguel Encalada was arraigned on two counts of murder on Monday.  His court appearance where he was unrepresented by legal counsel, followed the shooting death of his common-law wife [...]

Were Drugs The Motive for Ladyville Double Homicide?

There are several unanswered questions that have been posed to investigators, including a possible angle that may have involved drugs.  Here’s how ACP Romero responded to those queries.   Reporter [...]

Police Provide Update on Officer-involved Shooting of Wilford Dawson

Thirty-eight-year-old Wilford Dawson was injured during an officer-involved shooting on Sunday night in Gardenia Village.  That is because he allegedly refused to stand down when instructed by officers responding to [...]

Suspect in Shocking Ladyville Double Murder Appears in Court

Miguel Encalada, the Ladyville resident who is accused of the murder of his common-law-wife, fifty-year-old Desiree Gonzalez Rowland and his own brother, twenty-five-year-old George Encalada Rochester, appeared in the Belize [...]

Leon Walford is Sentenced to Life in Prison for Murder

Thirty-eight-year-old Leon Walford has been sentenced to forty-eight years in prison for the execution-style murder of American national Lamont Edward Lipka in May 2018.  The deadly incident took place in [...]

Two Arraigned for Shooting of Jervis Valencia

Two men who police have blamed for last week’s shooting of well-known street figure, Jervis Valencia appeared in the Belize City Magistrate’s Court today. They are Logwood Street resident, twenty-five-year-old [...]

Police Shoot Man Acting Disorderly in Gardenia Village

A man was shot by police in Gardenia Village on Sunday night after he allegedly became disorderly and then charged at police with a piece of board. Police information is [...]

Police Commissioner: Evidence Suggests Both Victims of Double Murder Were Killed Inside the House

The Ladyville community was stunned on Thursday afternoon when reports of a double murder began to surface in the village. Indeed, a man and a woman were found dead inside [...]

Woman and Brother-in-law Murdered in Ladyville; Police Detain Suspect

A man and a woman were found dead inside a residence in Ladyville shortly after midday today. The two were businesswoman, fifty-year-old Deserie Gonzalez Rowland and her brother-in-law, twenty-five-year-old George [...]

Ladyville Chairman Grew Up With Victim and the Suspect

Chairman of Ladyville, Bernardo Bennett, also told News Five that the incident brings back eerie memories of what happened over a decade ago, when an entire family was murdered inside [...]