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PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten - On Sunday, the 23rd of July 2017, in the early morning hours, an elderly lady was assaulted at her home in Middle Region.

The Police Department is requesting witnesses and / or anyone who have seen anyone, going or leaving from the home,

WILLEMSTAD, Curaçao - The Dutch Caribbean Coastguard in Aruba received a notification this morning that there were two Spanish speaking men seen in the area between Boca Prins and Dos Playa. One of them was slightly injured and the other one was stuck between some rocks. Assets from the Coastguard, San Nicolas Police, Ambulance and Fire department were deployed. Upon arrival to abovementioned location, both men were found. In a joint effort of the present services, they were able to free the man stuck between the rocks from his terrible situation.

He was badly injured. It was clear that they were undocumented Venezuelan migrants who attempted to reach Aruba through the north coast.

PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten - In connection with the ongoing investigation regarding the human remains that were discovered on Tuesday August 1st 2017 near the Belair beach, it has become clear to the investigators that the these remains are from two different persons of whom their identity have not yet been officially established.

PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten - On Wednesday August 2nd at approximately 12.30 a.m. police were sent to Sint Peter’s road in the vicinity of Boasman Appt. where a shooting incident was reported.

On the scene the investigating officers learnt that no shooting had taken place.

PHILIPSBURG, ST, Maarten - On Tuesday August 1st and Wednesday August2nd two male suspects in the in the ongoing Lynx investigation were arrested by detectives.

PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten - During a search done on Tuesday August 1st by members of the KPSM assisted by the Dutch Marines stationed on the island, human remains were found in the vicinity of Belair Beach.

These human remains have been confiscated for further investigation.

WILLEMSTAD, Curaçao - Last night units of the Coast Guard in the Caribbean twenty-six (26) undocumented Venezuelans arrested and handed over to the Police Corps Curacao (KPC). The Dash-8, the maritime patrol aircraft Coast Guard detected a suspect vessel south of East Point Curaçao.

Two Super RHIB's from Curacao bases used are similar.

PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten - The Police Department is investigating a case which is called the “Ball thrower”. 

It is via social media that KPSM became aware of photographic images place on this site, where it is very clear to see when an unknown person, while bathing at the beach, threw an object which looks like a red or dark ball at an aircraft which was about to land at Princess Juliana International Airport.

PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten - The Police Department, the Public Prosecutors Office and the Minister of Justice are confirming the capture and arrest of Kathron Fortune a.k.a. “Cuchi” after receiving the information from the Royal Police Force of Saint Kitts and Nevis. The arrest took place on Saturday July 29th on the island of Saint Kitts.

OYSTER POND, French Saint Martin - At 12:25pm on Wednesday, July 26, hikers near the Whale Watch Observatory in Oyster Pond on the French side reported to Gendarmes the presence of a body that was partially submerged in the water, some 50m from the edge.

This lifeless, but recently deceased body, was of a man about 35 years old, 1.80m and of Latino ethnicity. His head was about 80cm in the water. He was pulled out by Gendarmes, who found that he was wearing Bermuda shorts with a distinctive belt buckle.

The deceased was wearing T-shoes and had no identifying documents, or phone, or car keys on him.

In addition, a new white and red basket was found on the bank, however, the connection to the corpse cannot be ascertained at the moment.

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