: ' crime'

Central Belize is country’s killing zone

BELIZE CITY, Thurs. Jan. 15, 2015 The latest crime statistics released by the Belize Police Department confirm that 2014 saw 24% more homicides occurring in the country than in 2013. The stats indicate that 24 more [...]

Cristo Rey burglar sentenced to 7 years in jail

COROZAL TOWN–Elton Coba, 30, of Louisville, Corozal District, was given a 7-year jail sentence for burglary and handling stolen goods on Monday in the Corozal Magistrate’s Court when he appeared before Magistrate Hurl Hamilton, who arraigned [...]

“Weed apples” get teenager 6 months in jail

BELIZE CITY--On New Year’s Eve [...]

2015’s first murder

TEAKETTLE, Cayo District–A little more than 15 hours after the New Year began, the first murder of the year occurred. Yaima Duany Ledesma, 30, a Cuban worker at Dream Valley Resort Restaurant and Bar situated about [...]

Amandala chats with CEO Ret’d. Colonel George Lovell

BELIZE CITY–Major crimes are up by 6% and murders up by over 20%, almost erasing the gains which Belize made in 2013 in reducing the murder rate below triple-digit figures. However, Ret’d. Colonel George Lovell, Chief [...]

Kraal Road violence: 1 man stabbed, 1 man shot, in separate incidents

BELIZE CITY–Two men are being treated at the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital (KHMH) after one was shot multiple times and the other seriously stabbed. The first incident occurred at about 4:45 yesterday morning. Dean Murrillo, 39, [...]

Burglary on the rise during Christmas season

BELIZE CITY–Over $90,000 in cash and properties have been stolen by thieves from property owners since the beginning of the police response to the anticipated crimes of the Christmas season. The expected crimes are burglaries robberies [...]

4 thieves escape after police high-speed chase

ORANGE WALK TOWN–A Mazda 4-door car has been impounded by Orange Walk police after it was abandoned by four robbers during a high-speed chase by police. They got out of the car, ran into the surrounding [...]

Epileptic charged with attempted murder for Mahogany Heights shooting

BELIZE CITY–A Mahogany Heights man who suffers from epilepsy was remanded to the Belize Central Prison when he was arraigned on charges of attempted murder, dangerous harm and use of deadly means of harm upon Joel [...]

95 pounds of weed, gun and ammo get man 5 years in jail

BELMOPAN–Casey Fitzgerald Smith, 35, of Bishop Street, Belize City, has been sentenced to three years in prison after being found guilty of drug trafficking. Smith was additionally fined $10,000 and if he defaults on payment, he [...]