BELIZE CITY, Mon. Aug. 26, 2013
A man, 19, of Belize City reported that about 8:50 Sunday evening, August, 25, he was at a Chinese shop located at the corner of Curassow Street and Cemetery Road buying some items when he saw six male persons dressed in blue and white clothing walking toward him, from the direction of Lakeview Street.
As they came closer to him, he recognized them to be from the Ghost Town Gang. The six persons walked up to him, and without provocation, one of them punched him on his left cheek. One of them, who is 5 feet 5 inches tall, and of fair complexion and medium build, with puffy hair, and who was dressed in a baby-blue 3/4 pants and a blue-and-yellow striped shirt, put his hand in the front of his pants and pulled out what appeared to be a black handgun and pointed it at him.
Fearing for his life, he started to run, and as he turned on to Curassow Street, he heard a single shot fired in his direction. Police are seeking the shooter.
On Friday, August, 23, a nurse of Ladyville village visited the Ladyville Police Station and reported that her bungalow cement house was burglarized. The burglar(s) gained entry by prying open the window louvers, and stole jewelry, electronic items and personal items, all to a total value of $5,780.
Police were on mobile patrol along the Philip Goldson Highway at about 8:40 a.m. on Friday, August 23, when, between Miles 2 and 3, they saw a white Chevrolet 3500 pickup truck with L/P California 7X47153, which was heading towards Belize City. Police saw the pickup hit a dark-complexioned man, later learnt to be Mervin Moore, 32, of Belize City, who was pushing a cart in the direction of Belize City.
The pickup truck did not stop and render aid. Police immediately pursued the truck and told the driver to pull over on the megaphone, but the driver refused.
The driver of the pickup then turned left around the Grace Kennedy roundabout heading towards Coney Drive, where he lost control and the pickup overturned, landing with its four wheels in the air in a drain.
Police formally arrested and charged a boy, 16, of Magazine Road, Belize City, for the offences of negligent wounding, driving an unlicensed motor vehicle, driving a motor vehicle not covered by third party risk insurance, driving a motor vehicle without driver’s license, failing to report an accident and failing to stop and render aid.
A professor at the University of Belize and a resident of Buttonwood Bay area, Belize City, visited the station and reported that about 11:50 p.m. on Friday, August 23, he heard his neighbor’s dog barking and shortly after, he heard his gate rattling, as if someone was trying to enter his yard.
Thereafter, he heard a loud bang near a Nissan Pathfinder which was parked beside his house. He immediately looked through his window and saw that there was a fire outside next to the vehicle. He immediately called for police assistance and triggered his house alarm to alert his neighbors.
He then came out with water and saw a broken beer bottle with a cloth, with the scent of kerosene or gasoline, which was on fire, which he extinguished. He checked around his house and yard and saw no one in the immediate area and that the vehicle was not damaged.
Police have begun an investigation into the attempted arson of the property.
A pastor of Coral Grove visited the Precinct 4 station and reported that while he was out of the country, sometime between 7:40 a.m. on August 21, and 10:45 a.m. on August 24, someone burglarized his house and stole electronic items, jewelry and other personal items, all to a total value of $3,155.
A security guard visited the Caribbean Shores Police Station and reported that at about 12:30 p.m. on Sunday afternoon, August 25, while at his work place at Heritage Bank on Princess Margaret Drive, Belize City, he parked his black-and-white bicycle near the bathroom area of the Heritage compound.
He observed that a man who was wearing a red short-sleeved shirt and long jeans pants jump on the bicycle and rode off towards Mercy Lane. He ran behind the thief and managed to subdue him in front of Jamboree Diner on Mercy Lane. He called the police, who came and arrested and charged a Belizean fisherman of Santa Barbara St., Belize City.
About 2:15 on Sunday evening, August 25, police were on mobile patrol on Princess Margaret Drive, when they observed two men riding on separate bicycles, who each had in their possession a black plastic bag and were acting very suspiciously. They were stopped and searched, which led to the discovery of a large quantity of small lobster tails inside the plastic bag, suspected to be illegal lobster.
Both men of the city were then escorted to the Fisheries Department, where police handed over the two black plastic bags containing the lobster tails. The lobster tails were then counted in their presence, and amounted to 152. The total cost of each lobster tail was $50.00, all to a total value of $7,600. Both men were charged jointly for possession of illegal lobster.
The Administration Building in Punta Gorda escaped destruction after a fire was quickly extinguished by the Punta Gorda Fire Service. As result, there was only minimal damage to the building.
The incident occurred about 2:30 this morning, Monday. Punta Gorda Police reported that they were making routine checks on the compound of the Administration Building next to the Punta Gorda Police Station, when they saw smoke coming from the roof of the Administration Building, which houses the Magistrate’s Court and the Sub-Treasury Building on Front Street.
They immediately investigated and found that the majority of the smoke was coming from inside the Clerk of Court Office.
As a result, Fire Department personnel were informed and responded promptly, extinguishing the fire. Police are investigating the cause of the fire, but as at press time tonight, the cause is not yet known.
Police have one person detained following the stabbing of a cab driver, a Nigerian, 33. Uguchugu Christopher told police that he picked up a man who asked to be taken to a certain destination. Upon their arrival at the monument area near Save-U Supermarket, Christopher and the passenger got into an altercation, and that was when the passenger allegedly slashed Christopher’s throat.
Christopher, however, although injured, managed to subdue his attacker, and handed him over to police. He then drove himself to the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital, where he was treated.
Police say that they expect to charge the attacker with wounding.