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PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten - On Saturday august 26th at approximately 00.40 a.m. a lady reported to the Police Head Quarters in Philipsburg that her life and that of her friend were threatened by a man she knows who was accompanied by several other men on the Cannegieter Street. She also stated the man in question was in the possession of a fire-arm.

Immediately after receiving this information several police patrols headed to the location to investigate what had taken place. On arriving on the scene the investigating officers saw a man standing next to a white vehicle with license-plate P-6830 while another man was sitting in the driver seat of the car. The officers recognized this person very well-known to police. This man took off running when he noticed the police had arrived on the scene.

The officers also saw a Hyundai I-10 with license plate P-4292 parked at the same location. Two men were standing next to this vehicle while another was sitting in the driver seat. One of the men standing outside of this vehicle was recognized as K.L.B. and very well known to the police department.

PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten - On Wednesday, 23 August 2017, three searches were conducted on Sint Maarten regarding the investigation "Mars". The searches were conducted by officers of the St. Maarten Police Force (KPSM) under the auspices of an Investigative-Judge and in the presence of a Public Prosecutor of the Public Prosecutor's Office Sint Maarten.

"Mars" is the criminal investigation into the death of Luis “Blanco” Darante and Edwin “Eggy” Rosario. In this case four suspects have been identified. They are: T.J.F. (1989), K.F. (1977), K.K.S. (1987) and M.A.W. (1977). T.J.F. and K.K.S. are detained. K.F. is detained in another investigation but is also a suspect in “Mars”.

PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten - The Special Unit Robbery is presently investigating two armed robberies which took place on Tuesday August 22nd at two different supermarkets located on the Union road. These robberies took place between 10.30 a.m. and 11.00 a.m.

This is when two unknown armed men, who arrived on a scooter, stormed into the establishments threatening the cashier with their guns and stealing an undisclosed amount of cash from the register and then fleeing on the scooter.

ROME - Francesco Corallo is not a completely free man. In the Italian media, it is reported that the casino boss from St. Maarten is not allowed to leave his place of residence and should report to the Justice on a weekly basis.

ARUBA - The radar operator of the Coast Guard supports point tonight Aruba detected a suspicious contact to north-east of Aruba. A super-RHIB of the fulcrum, and a patrol land were directed to the indicated location. It was also asked assistance of the Police Corps Aruba (KPA).
Because the boat was no longer seen at sea by the Coast Guard and the police began a search on the north coast of Aruba.

PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten - Three young men with initials J.H., T.H. and R.S., all in the early twenties, were arrested by police on Sunday August 20th at approximately 08.20 p.m., during a control by police on the border of Union Road and Belle View for the illegal possession of an amount of marihuana.

PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten - Between Friday August 18th and Sunday August 20th traffic controls were conducted in the Philipsburg area on illegal parking mainly on Front Street and Back Street. These controls were done by the Police Bike patrol reinforced by the police cadets who are presently doing the practical part of their training.

These controls were held apart from the regular controls that are done during the day.

PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten - The Special Unit Robberies is presently investigating three armed robberies which took place on Wednesday August 16th and Thursday August 17th. The victims of these armed robberies were persons either stepping into or out of their vehicle. They were all held at gun point and their valuables stolen. During one of the cases the vehicle was stolen from the victim.

The Police department is doing its utmost to protect you, you family and your property from crime and is therefore advising the entire community and mainly drivers to take the following precautions to avoid becoming a victim.

  1. Be aware of your surrounding at all times.
  2. Be alert to suspicious people and vehicles.
  3. Avoid dangerous situations.

DUTCH CARIBBEAN - On Wednesday, 16 August 2017, a declaration was signed in Kralendijk (Bonaire) in which the Public Prosecutor (OM), Royal Marechaussee (KMar), Police force of the Dutch Caribbean (KPCN) and the Public Body of Bonaire (OLB) have committed themselves to work together on a “safety picture BES 2017” (Veiligheidsbeeld BES 2017) . These parties are now part of the steering group that will guide the process.

The “security picture BES 2017” is commissioned by the Attorney-General (PG) of Curaçao, Saint Maarten, Bonaire, Saint Eustatius and Saba, and must consist a report describing the threats, and especially visible criminal threats that are visible on the islands. The assignment has been given to the Royal Marechaussee. They will be assisted by researchers from the Public Body of Bonaire and from science. The research covers all three BES Islands.

PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten - On Thursday August 17, around 1:30pm the Central Dispatch received a call about an armed robbery that took place at Gold Star Jewelry, front street in Philipsburg.

The bike patrol was immediately informed and at the venue they were told that a lone gunman entered the establishment and threatened the owner, demanding gold and money. After he committed the crime, he fled on foot with an undisclosed amount of money and jewelry.

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