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PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten - On Saturday, April 22 around 7.45pm the Central Dispatch Center received information about a shooting that took place in the area of Maho Reef, at the entrance to Point Pirouette. Based on information received it seems that several persons were involved in a shoot-out. Apparently groups had an argument and they shot at each other on Amazone Drive in front of many visitors and residents of the island.

PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten - Friday, April 21 at 11:20pm the Central Dispatch center received a call for assistance. The Police patrol and ambulance were sent to Lime Road, in St. Peters, where a man seriously injured another man with a piece of 2x4 lumber during an altercation.

When the patrol arrived, they found the victim unconscious on the ground. He was then transported by ambulance to the St. Maarten Medical Center where he remained for further treatment.

PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten - The traffic department is today, Saturday, April 22nd investigating an accident.

The incident, which occurred at around 10:30 on the Pondfill between two cars, left one Person nursing their wounds.

PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten - On the April 19, while on regular patrol in St. Peters, police identified suspect L.D.B. from Jamaica who had a warrant for his arrest for attempted murder of his girlfriend.

PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten - On Friday, April 21, around 3am the police dispatch sent a patrol to Sonesta Maho where a taxi driver was ill treated by two men.

When the patrol arrived the taxi driver claimed that the men had assaulted her and that she wanted to press charges.

PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten - On Wednesday, April 19 a container was stolen from International Liquor and Tobacco (ILTT) at the Harbor in Pointe Blanche.

The container was filled with cigarettes.

PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten - Last night, Thursday April 20th at 9:45 pm an armed robbery took place at The Foo Hoo Restaurant, located on the Front street.

The restaurant was robbed by a lone gunman, masked and with a fire arm.

PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten - In connection with the criminal investigation code named “Robalo ” the suspects E.L.A.H (37) and U.G.A. (55) were arrested on Wednesday April 19, 2017. A search led by the Judge of Instruction and a Prosecutor was also conducted at E.L.A.H.’s home. Important documents, digital data carriers and telephones were confiscated.

On August 10, 2016 a search had already taken place at U.G.A.’s home in connection with this same investigation.

PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten - On Monday April 17th the “Opening Jump Up” for the 2017 Carnival Season was held. The parade left the Reward/Sint Peters area shortly after 08.00 p.m. destined for the Festival Village located on the Soualiga Boulevard. A large amount onlookers and revelers came out to attend this event.

Even though the police department continuously stressed on the entire community and particularly the youngster to conduct themselves in a lawful manner they unfortunately chose to do otherwise. Along the route of the Jump Up on numerous occasions police had to intervene and even arrest several persons that were involved in fights that had broken out. During one of the fights a man was ill-treated with a “brass-knuckle”. Two females had a disagreement which started in the vicinity of Chippie café and ended up in the Festival Village and one man was stabbed.

A total of four young men and two young women were arrested and taken to the Philipsburg Police Head Quarters.

PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten - One man was arrested as a suspect in an attempted break-in Cole Bay on Sunday April 16th at approximately 12.20 a.m.  A police patrol after receiving information of an ongoing break in at Money 4 Gold in Cole Bay immediately went on the scene to investigate what was going on. 

On the scene the patrol saw two unknown men at the rear of the building. The building was surrounded by the patrol and two off duty officers who came to assist, however one of the men took off running and jumped over a nearby fence and disappeared in the darkness.

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