Police report Sint Maarten

Korps Politie Sint Maarten
Par Korps Politie Sint Maarten mai 29, 2016 18:37

Police report Sint Maarten

Justice Minister signs documents for the purchase of SOREMAR building

On Monday May 23rd, the Justice Minister Edson Kirindongo, while on official visit at the police headquarters in Philipsburg and the representative/real estate agent of Remax Elite Mr. Antonio Pomato signed the final documents for the purchase of the SOREMAR building located on the Orange Grove road in Cole bay. The signing of these documents was witnessed by the chief of police Carl John and several other officers that were present.

The purchasing of the SOREMAR building to be used by the KPSM was an issue that was being discussed over a year. The SOREMAR Building will be used by the KPSM who has been in serious need of a proper facility to install two indoor shooting ranges, provide space for physical training for their personnel, for the expansion of the Forensic Department and the installing of the Emergency Dispatch Center.

The purchasing of this building is a major step forward for the KPSM where the training of its personnel is concerned mainly in order to improve their skills and level of professionalism. The Minister of Justice has definitely seen this as necessity for the Justice Department and has done is utmost to see this become a reality. (See pic attached. From L. to R. Mr. Antonio Pomato, the Minister of Justice Edson Kirindongo and Police Chief Carl John during the official signing of the documents.)

Shooting at West Inn Hotel

On Sunday May 29th at approximately 10.15 a.m. the Emergency Dispatch received the first call of a shooting which had taken place on the second floor parking lot of West Inn Hotel. The callers also stated that at least two persons were injured as a result of the shooting. According to witnesses the suspects may have fled the scene in two small white vehicles after the incident. Immediately several police patrol and paramedics were sent to the location to investigate what had taken place. On the scene the investigating officers and paramedics located two victims who were injured by gun shots. They were both treated on the scene and then transported by ambulance to the Sint Maarten Medical Center for further treatment. The scene was immediately closed off by police for the Forensic Department to collect evidence and conduct an in depth crime scene investigation. Detectives were also on the scene speaking to potential witnesses. Another male person who supposedly was near the scene as shots were fired jumped from the second floor parking lot to the garden below. As a result of this he fractured one of his legs. This person was not shot or injured because of any involvement in this shooting.

The victims in the shooting remain in critical condition in the Sint Maarten Medical Center and were op the press time unable to give any information or statements regarding the shooting. Detectives are busy investigating. As more information becomes available to media will be informed.

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Korps Politie Sint Maarten
Par Korps Politie Sint Maarten mai 29, 2016 18:37

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