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Coastal Road red hot

Coastal Road red hot

5.56 AR15 assault rifle and 47 rounds found in Ford Explorer on Coastal Road 6 men armed with high-powered rifles escaped from the vehicle, leaving behind one rifle WHITE RIDGE, Coastal Road, Stann Creek District, Sun. [...]

One-eyed burglar, 52, sentenced to 6 years

One-eyed burglar, 52, sentenced to 6 years

BELIZE CITY, Mon. Nov. 12, 2018– Edward Quilter, 52, a laborer of Ladyville with vision only in his right eye, was sentenced to 6 years in prison today by Senior Magistrate Aretha Ford after she found [...]

Samuel August, Sr., 35, arraigned on murders of his son and ex-mother-in-law

Samuel August, Sr., 35, arraigned on murders of his son and ex-mother-in-law

BELIZE CITY, Fri. Nov. 9, 2018– Samuel August, Sr., 35, the former Belize City Council backhoe operator who allegedly committed the unspeakable crime of killing one of his three sons and his ex-mother-in-law with a backhoe, [...]

Security guard and friend shot by thieves who robbed gas station

Security guard and friend shot by thieves who robbed gas station

BURRELL BOOM ROAD, Belize District, Mon. Nov. 12, 2018– Andre Gomez, 42, a security guard of Burrell Boom, and his friend, Dennis Barkley, 18, were in the CDS Gas Station compound located on the Burrell Boom [...]

Romario Pech, 23, released from Mexican prison

Romario Pech, 23, released from Mexican prison

CHETUMAL, Quintana Roo, Thurs. Nov. 8, 2018– Romario Pech, 23, a resident of Yo Creek, has been found not guilty of manslaughter after being jailed in Chetumal, Mexico, for 17 months. Pech was accused of killing [...]

Another robbery caught on camera in Belmopan

Another robbery caught on camera in Belmopan

BELMOPAN, Wed. Nov. 7, 2018– Surveillance footage of several businesses being robbed have been circulating on social media over the past few days. Yesterday, around 11:30 a.m., a robbery in Belmopan at Tai Fu Store located [...]

Tracy Betancourt, 21, arraigned for murder of San Pedro businessman, Lamont Lipka

Tracy Betancourt, 21, arraigned for murder of San Pedro businessman, Lamont Lipka

SAN PEDRO, Ambergris Caye, Belize, Thurs. Nov. 8, 2018– At about 9:30 Sunday night, May 13, 2018, Lamont Edward Lipka, 49, an American citizen and the owner of Tropicana Bar and Grill, located on Coconut Drive [...]

Tyrique Myles, 18, third alleged cop killer, arraigned

Tyrique Myles, 18, third alleged cop killer, arraigned

BELIZE CITY, Tues. Nov. 6, 2018– A third person has been arraigned for the murder of Constable Osborne Martinez, 27. He is Tyrique Myles, 18, a resident of Tibruce Street who was shot in his right [...]

After stealing a car, Samuel August, Sr., crashed the stolen car into a backhoe

After stealing a car, Samuel August, Sr., crashed the stolen car into a backhoe

BELIZE CITY, Mon. Nov. 5, 2018– In the early morning hours of Wednesday, October 31, Samuel August, Sr., a backhoe operator employed at the Belize City Council, turned his machine into a weapon and drove it [...]

Phil Staine, 46, charged with murder, found guilty of manslaughter

Phil Staine, 46, charged with murder, found guilty of manslaughter

His two brothers were acquitted of murder BELIZE CITY, Mon. Nov. 5, 2018– Orlando Staine, 41, and Kareem Staine, 37, two of three brothers charged with the murder of BDF volunteer soldier Denver Villafranco, 23, walked [...]