Police Report

Saturday, March 1st, 2014

Grievous Harm
Zaira Rivas, Salvadorian National, visited the San Pedro Police Station and reported that on Monday, February 24th while she was sleeping in her home; her common-law husband came home, under the influence of alcohol and started arguing with her. To avoid problems, Rivas left the room and went outside and sat on the entrance of the house. While sitting, she felt someone grab her from her foot. She noticed it was her common-law husband, Edward Ozaeta. Rivas then took her slippers and threw it at him so that he would let her go. But Ozaeta then took a pint bottle and swung it towards her. The bottle hit Rivas in the head which immediately begun to bleed. Ozaeata left the house after the incident, at which time Rivas went to a private clinic to receive medical assistance. Rivas has requested court action.
Possession of Controlled Drugs
On Monday, February 24th at around 11AM while PC Raheem Neal, and the Quick Response Team (QRT) was on mobile patrol on Laguna Drive, he noticed a male person riding a black beach cruiser bicycle heading in a north to south direction. The person was stopped and informed that a search would be conducted on him. Upon searching the person, PC Neal found a green leafy substance in his right hand suspected to be cannabis. The person was immediately informed of the offence and was escorted to the San Pedro Police Station. The person was later identified as an underage resident of the Boca del Rio Area. The suspected drugs were weighed and amounted to 2.06 grams.
Drug Trafficking
On Monday, February 24th at around 11:15AM, Detective Constable (DC) Jermaine Pook and PC Tyrell Swazo visited a house in the Boca del Rio Area. Upon arrival, PC Swazo observed a male person carrying a transparent plastic bag with suspected cannabis. He was instructed to hand over the bag, and was informed that he had committed an offense and that a search would be conducted on him and inside of the house. Nothing incriminating was found on him. The officers then proceeded to search the home where they found a bag containing a white powdery substance between some clothes. The man was informed of his offense and escorted to the San Pedro Police Station along with another male that was found in the house during the search. At the station, the first male was identified as 35 year old Deon Charles Faber and the other man was identified as 19 year old Devin Shakeim Alvarez, both originally from the Orange Walk District. The suspected Cannabis was weighed and amounted to 52.6 grams, while the suspected cocaine was weighed and amounted to 5.43 grams. Faber was charged for Possession of a Controlled Drug, while Alvarez was charged for Drug Trafficking.


Stolen Property
Local artisan Jose Novelo visited the San Pedro Police Sation on Friday, February 21st to report that while on a trip to Belize City with his wife, he left behind two tables and two chairs from which he operates his business, on the beach in front of Caribbean Villas Resort. When he returned on the island on Tuesday, February 18th he went straight to where he left his belongings and discovered that they were missing. Novelo inquired around the area and found out that his belonging had been moved by two male employees of Caribbean Villas Resort. According to Novelo, owner of the resort, Peter Lawrence has expressed his dissatisfaction over the couple having their business in the area. Novelo proceeded to tell police that this type of harassment has been ongoing for the last few weeks. As a result, Lawrence was detained on Friday, February 21st but was released after a couple of hours. Novelo has requested court action and police investigations are still ongoing.
Obtaining Money Transfer by Deception
On Wednesday, February 19th, 18-year-old Kendra Mejia of Glitter Street, San Pedro Town visited the San Pedro Police Station to report that on Tuesday, February 18th she called her fiancé to check on how he was doing. He then asked her if she had received the money that he sent for her via two separate Western Union money transfers. The first transfer was made on Monday, February 17th for a total of $950 and the second was on Tuesday, February 18th for a total of $950 (all for a grand total of $1,900) which he sent to one Ethel Caliz, whom he said told him that Mejia had lost her phone and needed some money. Mejia informed him that she did not authorize anybody to ask him for any money on her behalf. Police are currently seeking Ethel Caliz for questioning.

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