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PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten - KPSM assisted by members of the Police Forces of the Netherlands, Aruba, Curacao, The Royal Marechausee, VKC and VKS continue to have general controls at different locations on the Dutch Side of the island.

PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten - As of Wednesday October 11th KPSM with the assistance of the Police force of the Netherlands, Aruba, Curacao, the Royal Marechaussee, the VKC and VKS intensified the general controls at different locations on the island. The controls took place at the round about at former Eddy’s Auto Supplies and the Churchill round about, where a total of 40 private vehicles were checked with illegal tinted windows which was removed; seven scooters were brought in because the riders did not have valid documents for them including one stolen car which was confiscated for further investigation.

Three arrests were made. One for theft, one for public intoxication and not following instructions of a police officers and one for the possession of drugs and a weapon.

PHILIPSBURG, St.Maarten - Based on the popular video which was posted on Social Media in the aftermath of hurricane “Irma” in which it was clear to see how a group of youngster intentionally made forced entry into “Boolchands” a major electronic and jewelry store located on Front Street.

This store did not suffer damage during the hurricane and was totally in tact when this daylight break-in took place. This video is circulating is being used as part of the investigation to identify all suspects involved in this break-in.

PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten - Based on information of possible illegal fire-arm possession a search of a popular night club located on the A. Th. Illidge road was conducted on Tuesday at approximately 10.30 a.m.

During this search a male suspect with initials M.C.M. was arrested after a considerable amount of U.S., Euro and Guilders currency was found.

PHILISBURG, St. Maarten - During the looting investigation eight cases of “Bleu Storm Vodka” was found and confiscated. This brand of vodka seems to be quite rear. Many distributors and liquor stores were contacted but none confirmed to be the representatives of this brand.

PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten - On Thursday, October 5th, 9 more persons were arrested by police officers involved in the ongoing looting investigation. This investigation started immediately in the aftermath of hurricane “Irma”. These arrests took place during house searches at seven different locations on the Dutch side of the island. At all of these locations large amounts of looted items were found and confiscated for further investigation.

At one location a fire-arm was located and confiscated.

PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten - 8 Persons were arrested on Wednesday October 4th during at least seven house searches at different locations on the Dutch side of the island that were executed by members of KPSM

PHILISPBURG, St. Maarten - The police force of Sint Maarten (KPSM) is hereby sending a request to the family members of the victim R. Andrews, who was stabbed to death, on 17th september 2017, Over The Bank.

PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten - On Saturday September 30th two men identified with initials A.M. and M.O. were arrested in Cole Bay for extreme public violence.

During their arrest the suspect A.M.

PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten - On Friday September 29th 2017 a man identified with initials C.P. was arrested for the possession of a shotgun after the central Police Dispatch received information that this make was walking with this in public.

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