Attempted run over of a Bike Patrol Officer – one arrest made

PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten - On Sunday October 22, the Sint Maarten Police Force assisted by members of the Police Forces of the Netherlands, Aruba, Curacao, The Royal Marechaussee, VKC and VKS, carried out extra Patrols in the Simpson Bay Area, since an Benefit Concert took place at Kim Sha Beach. Just before midnight, one of the Bike Officers on the Billy Folly Road, saw a man driving reckless that drew his attention.

The officer approached the man, but the driver was not amused that the officer signaled him.

The driver purposely attempted to run over the Bike Patrol Police Officer with his car. When the Police Officer noticed what was happening, with a swift, well trained response, he fortunately managed to avoid the vehicle.

After this act, the man drove off, but the Police Officers noted the vehicle details. Several patrols were informed by the Central Dispatch Center to be on the lookout for the vehicle. Shortly thereafter, the same car was found in Simpson Bay area. The suspect was identified and due to good police work and combining Forces, the suspect was apprehended a bit later at a local establishment in Simpson Bay. The suspect P.B. was arrested at 00:30 am on Monday October 23, and brought to the Police Station for questioning.

The Sint Maarten Police Force will not tolerate and will use all means of the law, to act against this type of behavior.

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