Sint Maarten. Successful Jouvert Jump-up

Korps Politie Sint Maarten
Par Korps Politie Sint Maarten 28 Avr 2014 18:13

Sint Maarten. Successful Jouvert Jump-up

The Police Department (KPSM) is reporting a very successful Jouvert Jump up for 2014 Carnival Season.

This Jump up which took place on Saturday April 26th was one of the largest ever. It started on time (04.00 a.m.) and arrived back at the Festival Village at approximately 10.00 a.m.

There were thousands of revelers jumping behind the bands and Dj’s and thousands of onlookers along the route. During the jump-up and when it arrived at the Festival Village a few minor fights started which were quickly broken up by the police.

During the parade two young men (18 and 21 years old) were arrested for the possession of a machete. The machetes were confiscated and both suspects were taken to the Philipsburg for further investigation. One other man was also arrested for being involved in a fight.

All suspects will remain in custody until after the Carnival season and will be charged with illegal weapon possession.

Three other persons that were brought in for questioning were released on the decision of the Public prosecutor.

Korps Politie Sint Maarten
Par Korps Politie Sint Maarten 28 Avr 2014 18:13