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PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten - Yesterday, August 14th at approximately 01.00 p.m. police patrols were sent to a home in Belvedere where according to reports three unknown men armed with guns forced themselves into a house while the owner was home with a friend.

The intruders held both persons hostage and demanded they hand over all the money in their possession.

PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten - On Sunday, August 13th, a patrol was directed to Dutch Quarter for a dispute between a man and a woman. The brother of the man was trying to mediate between parties which turned physical. The situation got out of hand at which time one of the brothers took a knife and stabbed the other.

PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten - On Sunday, August 13th at approximately 01.10 a.m. the Emergency Dispatch received a call of an ongoing burglary at a popular bar located at Back Street. When the patrol arrived on the scene they noticed that a window of the establishment was and informed to the Emergency Dispatch concerning the ongoing burglary.

While on the crime scene the investigating officers noticed a suspicious man walking away from the bar and as soon as the police officers identified themselves, he took off running in the direction of Front Street.

BES, islands - The Caribbean Coastguard (KWCARIB) received on Sunday, August 13th, 2017 a report of a fishing vessel around 14:40 pm, the 'Mary 2 "that had changed. The vessel was located at that time at about two and a half (2.5) miles southeast of Aruba. There were three (3) persons on board. A yacht that was nearby, the 'Energy' could take two (2) of the men from the water. The third was still missing.
The Coast Guard cutter Panther at that time was patrolling was equally directed to the area and began a search.

PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten - On Thursday morning, the 10th of August 2017, the Police and Immigration officers carried out a control at a construction site on the Dutch side of Sint Maarten. When the officers arrived at the site, one of the construction workers tried to escape and while fleeing he tripped over an iron rod injuring himself.

Unfortunately the rod pierced his hand. The ambulance was immediately called for assistance and eventually took him to the emergency room for medical attention. After the medical treatment he was brought to the station for further investigation.

During this control, the Immigration Officers arrested three men from the Dominican Republic and two men of Venezuelan Nationality.

PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten - The Public Prosecutor of Sint Maarten demanded on Wednesday a prison sentence of 3 years and payment of the amount of more than 727.145 guilders. Funds that were charged by the suspect J.A.J.R. In employment is extinguished.

This is the research "Tarpon". An investigation started in 2014 following a statement by the Secretary General (SG) of the Ministry of General Affairs in June 2014 following an investigation by Government Accountant Bureau Office Sint Maarten (SOAB) in connection with suspicion of ambitious eclipse and money laundering.

J.A.J.R. was director of the National Security Service Sint Maarten (Veiligheidsdienst Sint Maarten, VDSM). In connection with the investigation, several searches took place during the investigation.

BES Islands - Around 8:10 pm, the Coast Guard Support Center of Aruba received a notification that a fishing boat, the "Michali 'had engine trouble and was drifting. After the position of the vessel was determined, the cutter Panter tore equal to render assistance.

The 'Michali' was found around 9:20 pm on nine (9) miles west of Manor Beach with three (3) persons on board.

PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten - The central dispatch center got a call on Sunday, the 6th of August, around 10.30 pm, about an ill treatment incident in Sucker Garden.

The Patrol was immediately sent over and noticed one man unconscious on the ground with serious head injuries. The victim was treated on the scene by the ambulance personnel and immediately brought to the Sint Maarten Medical Center for further treatment.

PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten - In connection with an ongoing investigation, conducted by the Youth an Moral Department, the minor T.H. , 15 years old was arrested on August  the 5th 2017.

PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten - Monday August the 7th in the early morning hours around 06:30 am, an armed robbery took place at the Star Mart Texaco at Bush Road. Two armed robbers with masks, went into the Star Mart and threatened the personnel to hand over cash.

An undisclosed amount of money was taken and after they committed the crime they escaped on foot in an unknown direction.

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