Tuesday, July 16, 2024

Crime

Steve Arceo shot and killed after reported house break-in

The San Pedro Police is investigating a deadly shooting that occurred late on Thursday evening, June 20th, at a house in the Secret Beach area that resulted in the death of 46-year-old Steven 'Steve' Francis Arceo. Police reported that when they responded to the incident, they found Arceo's lifeless body with gunshot wounds hanging through a glass window.

Anke Doehm found guilty of Cruelty to a Child in the death of her adopted daughter

American national Anke Doehm, 63, was found guilty of Cruelty to a Child in the death of her adopted 13-year-old daughter, Faye Lin Cannon,...

Belize ends 2023 with the lowest murder rate in years

While the last weekend of 2023 resulted in two additional deaths related to gun violence, one considered a possible act of self-defense, the total murder count for the year was 85, the lowest for Belize since 2005, dropping Belize’s murder rate per 100,000 residents to 19.1. The reduction in violent crime is considered very positive for the country’s public safety efforts, as the murder rate in recent years has been over 100 per year.

Jose Mendoza convicted for the fatal stabbing of his father-in-law

Just before Christmas, former island resident Jose Ricardo Mendoza was convicted for the 2018 fatal stabbing of his father-in-law, Gaspar Vargas. Mendoza was tried at the High Court in Belize City, where he was given 25 years for the crime. He was sent back to the Kolbe Foundation-Belize Central Prison to start his sentence.

Police looking for one suspect following the stabbing of two San Pedro police officers

The San Pedro Police Formation is looking for one suspect following an attack on two officers in the early hours of Wednesday, December 6th,...

Retired San Pedro teacher Alex Nuñez charged with Obtaining Property by Deception

A well-known former San Pedro high school teacher, 52-year-old Alex Nuñez, is facing several charges of Obtaining Property by Deception. Nuñez was formally arrested...

Jasmine Hartin is back in San Pedro’s court; case on Common Assault and Drug Possession adjourned

On Wednesday, November 22nd, Canadian National Jasmine Hartin returned to San Pedro’s Magistrate Court for the trial on the charges of Drug Possession and Common Assault. Hartin and her attorney, Arthur Saldivar, hoped to conclude these two legal matters. However, they were adjourned to January 26, 2024, to be heard at the Belize City Magistrate Court.

David Gonzalez found guilty of his wife’s murder

San Pedro resident 32-year-old David Gonzalez was found guilty of the murder of his wife, Marisela Gonzalez, at the High Court in Belize City...

San Pedrito shooting victims need help to cover medical expenses

The deadly mass shooting in the San Pedrito subdivision in the early hours of Monday, October 23rd, left three dead, including a three-year-old baby girl. Four bystanders were injured: Jose Hernandez, 31, Leonel Cornejo, 27, Ivan Guerra, 22, and Randy Guerra, 19. They are recovering at the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital in Belize City. This essential medical care comes at an expense, and in the case of the Guerras, their relatives have held fundraisers and are asking the public for help.

Jasmine Hartin misses court hearing on Drug Possession and Common Assault charges

Former San Pedro resident Canadian national Jasmine Hartin, 34, was a no-show at the San Pedro Magistrate Court on Wednesday, August 16th, for her...

Jamal Quiros, San Pedro teenager, gunned down at home early Friday

A 19-year-old San Mateo resident identified as Jamal Quiros was murdered in the early hours of Friday, August 11th, while inside his home. According...