(Police Press Release) PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten – The police patrols arrested a man with the initials J.E., today July, 7th 2020, on suspicion of theft of a vehicle that was reported stolen in the Ebenezer.
The owner of the vehicle explained to officers that the keys to the vehicle were accidentally left in the car the night prior and they noticed that the vehicle was no longer parked in the area in which they left it.
It was later discovered that the suspect, who was walking by at the time, noticed the keys in the vehicle and took it upon himself to drive away with the vehicle.
The officers later obtained information that the vehicle had been spotted driving around in St. Peters area. The patrols were able to intercept the vehicle and the suspect on the Cherry Nut Road. He was immediately arrested and transported to the police where he is being held pending further investigation. The investigation is still ongoing.