Sint Maarten Police Report

Korps Politie Sint Maarten
Par Korps Politie Sint Maarten 18 Fév 2016 17:58

Sint Maarten Police Report

Dangerous escaped prisoner still at large

The prisoner by the name Kathron Fortune a.k.a. “Cuchi” who escaped from prison guards on Monday February 15th 2016 has not yet been recaptured and is still at large. An intense search to recapture this prisoner is still ongoing. The Public Prosecutors Office and Police Department on the day of the escape sent out a joint press release requesting the assistance of the entire community to help locate this prisoner.

The picture of the prisoner that was sent to all media outlets is dated September 16th 2014. His latest description is as follows:

Kathron Fortune was born on the island of Grenada, 38 years of age, he has a dark complexion and a full beard, weighs between 200 and 215 pounds, is approximately 5 feet and nine inches tall, he has a heavy set and strong posture, very low cut hair and possibly a pony tail.

The Public Prosecutors’ Office and Police Department are reminding the general public, that assisting in the escape of a prisoner, keeping that prisoner in hiding, assisting that prisoner in any other form, to prevent his or her capture by authorities, is considered a criminal act and is punishable by law.

Anyone who have information that can lead to the recapture of this armed a very dangerous prisoner should immediately get in contact with the Police Department by calling 54-22222 ext. 214 or215, the tip line # 9300 or 911.

“Do not attempt to capture this prisoner on your own call the police.”

4 suspects arrested for drugs and fire-arm possession

Four men were arrested and are presently in custody for further investigation in connection with drugs and fire arm charges. The arrest took place on Thursday February 18th at approximately 12.00 p.m. during a general control by the Multi Disciplinary team on the Union road in the vicinity of the border.

A private vehicle with the French license plate 0129 AAC was stopped by the officers for control when the officers smelled the strong odor of marihuana coming from the inside of the car. A search of the vehicle followed at which time two plastic bags each containing a considerable amount of compressed marihuana was found and confiscated for further investigation. All four suspects namely K.A.L. (33), G.A.L. (25), T.V.W. (19) and D.B.R. (15) were arrested on the spot and taken to the Philipsburg Police Station.

The vehicle in question was also confiscated for further investigation. At the police station a more in depth search of the vehicle took place and under the center console between the driver and passenger seats three loaded handguns were found and confiscated for further investigation.

The Police Department is informing all parents to pay very close attention to their children and find out who their friends are. Monitor their behavior during and after school hours. In this case the youngest suspect is a minor of 15 years old. (See pics attached drugs and fire arms)

Police step increases general controls

The Police Department is increasing their general controls and are advising all persons to walk with proper picture identification at all time. All drivers should have their valid drivers license when operating a motor vehicle and make sure the vehicle they are driving is in good working condition and all documents for that vehicle are in order. This is to avoid any unnecessary inconvenience if you are stopped by the police during their control.

Korps Politie Sint Maarten
Par Korps Politie Sint Maarten 18 Fév 2016 17:58