Police Report

Saturday, February 22nd, 2014

Burglary
On Tuesday, February 11th, 35 year old Eric Andrews, Belizean tour operator of Barrier Reef Drive in San Pedro Town, visited the San Pedro Police Station and reported that on Monday, February 10th at about 8:30PM he went into his apartment, located on Barrier Reef Drive to retrieve his licensed 9mm Luger firearm, chrome and black in colour, valued at $2,200 from a safety box in the bedroom of his apartment. When he got to his bedroom, he noticed that the safety box was damaged and open. Upon making a further inspection, he noticed that the firearm was missing along with two magazines containing 26 live rounds of 9mm ammunition. Police are currently investigating.
Wounding
Florentino Velasquez, 19 year old Belizean handyman of Boca del Rio Area, San Pedro Town reported to the San Pedro Police station that on Tuesday, February 11th at about 3:40PM while riding his bicycle on the beach front in Boca del Rio Area traveling on a South to North direction and after passing the High School he heard a loud bang and felt pain to his lower right foot and realized that he had been shot by an unknown person, he then made his way to the police station and made a formal report. Police investigations continue.
Rape
On Saturday, February 15th at about 10:30AM, a 19-year-old woman of San Juan Area, San Pedro Town visited the police station and reported that at about 12AM on the same date she left her house with one of her female friends and went socializing with other friends. At about 3AM she said that she was ready to go back home and so her friend decided to accompany her as far as the Central Park. She further stated that she continued to walk home and noticed that she was being followed by a male person she knows. Upon reaching home at about 4AM she reportedly locked her door when about two minutes later she heard a knocking on her door. She stated that she went to open the door because she thought that it was her female friend who had returned. As she opened the door she saw the same male person that was following her at the door. He then reportedly forced himself inside her home and had sexual intercourse with her against her will. Police are seeking one man as investigations continue.
Found Property/Possession of control drugs and pipes
On Monday February 17th at about 2:10 p.m., San Pedro Police proceeded to the Tropic Air Cargo Section which is located on Manta-Ray Street, San Pedro Town where they searched a package addressed to Chris Burkey from one Pulu Lightburn in Belize City. In “Mega-man supplement” box measuring six by three inches wrapped with plastic tape. Upon opening the box there was a white transparent plastic zip-lock bag which contained a compressed green in color vegetable substance which was suspected to be cannabis. All items including receipt was retrieved and taken to the San Pedro (Police) Station where the item was weighed which amounted to 229.7 grams. It was then sealed and labeled as found Property. On Tuesday February 18th, police conducted a follow up on the investigation and visited Burkey’s residence in the Boca del Rio Area where police found 1.6 grams of cannabis and two pipes. Burkey was informed of his offences and is expected to be charge for the crimes of “being in possession of a control drugs and being in possession of pipes.”

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