Sint Maarten Police Report

Korps Politie Sint Maarten
Par Korps Politie Sint Maarten 17 Fév 2016 19:52

Sint Maarten Police Report

P O L I C E   R E P O R T

“CATFISH” investigation treated as a criminal investigation

In the morning hours on Sunday January 10th 2016, human remains/bones were found by hikers walking through a trail on the Arlette B. Peters road; also know as the Old Cake House road in the Cay Hill area. The Police Forensic Department did an investigation on the scene whereby several bones and clothing were collected as evidence.

Due to the condition of the bones an archeologist was called in to do an investigation. The results from this investigation were that the bones were human; the gender is male, between the ages of 25-35 years old, slim and short posture, not taller than 1.66 meter and has a gold teeth. The estimated time the body was lying on the scene is between 9 and 18 months.

It is suspected that this person did not die of natural causes and as a result hereof a criminal investigation has started. An investigation on missing persons on the Dutch and French side of the island for a possible identification was done, but had no positive results. This person remains unidentified.

The police department is taking this opportunity to reach out to families in the community who have been missing a family member fitting this description to come forward and call the police on the tip line #9300, 54-22222ext. 214/215 or contact us on our Face book page.

Suspect in shooting arrested.

Police and Detectives are presently investigating a shooting which took place on Tuesday February 16th at approximately 10.00 p.m. in area of Zorg en Rust in Dutch Quarter. The investigating officers on the scene learnt, that an argument had taken place involving two men with the initials C.M. and H.E., in connection with and ongoing feud between them. During the confrontation shots were fired. C.M. was arrested as a suspect on the scene in connection with the investigation. A search of the suspects’ home was also done and an amount of drugs were found and confiscated for further investigation. No one was hurt during the shooting.

Student arrested for drugs and weapon possession

On Wednesday February 17th at approximately 12.00 p.m. a sixteen year old student with initials E.C. attending secondary school was arrested by police on the L.B. Scot road. The police was called because this student and some other friends were busy smoking drugs in the area. During students’ arrest a search of his school bag was done and four small plastic bags each containing an amount of marihuana and a brace knuckle was found. The drugs and weapon were confiscated for further investigation. The student was taken to the Philipsburg police station for questioning.

The police department is again taking this opportunity to advise all parents to monitor their children and their activities during and after school hours. Monitor their behavior to see if there any changes that could indicate that they may be using marihuana.

Signs of Marijuana Use

Physical Change:

  • Bloodshot eyes
  • Fast heart rate
  • Sleepy, lethargic
  • Lack of coordination
  • Increase cravings for snacks

Change in Actions:

  • Confusion and lack of focus
  • Unusually talkative
  • Dropping studies or usual activities
  • Misjudging time
  • Secretiveness

For further information search the Internet for “Signs and Symptoms of marijuana use”.

Korps Politie Sint Maarten
Par Korps Politie Sint Maarten 17 Fév 2016 19:52
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