Sunday, June 28th, 2015
An American student who was staying at a beach resort in Caye Caulker Village reported that about 3AM on Saturday, June 20th, she was socializing at a Night Club located in the Bahia Area of Caye Caulker. She then wanted to use the bathroom so she went outside by the seaside when she was choked from behind by someone, which caused her to pass out. Upon her gaining consciousness, she realized that someone was on top of her having sex with her against her will and another person was holding down her wrist on the sand. Shortly after, the male person who was raping her got off of her, and the person who was holding down her wrist also began raping her. The complainant could not remember what else transpired or where both accused went to after the incident, as she was highly intoxicated. At the time of the incident, the area was dark and the complainant could not see the faces of the men, or the clothing they were wearing or give any description of them. The scene was processed, a medical examination was done on the victim, and medical legal forms were issued and certified as Harm, by a doctor. The matter remains under investigation.
On Saturday, June 20th at 10:50PM, San Pedro Police responded to information of a robbery in progress at the beach front of Crazy Canucks. Upon arrival, Corporal #400 Jose Blanco spoke to 24-year-old Allison Holmes, an American Forest Ranger who reported that at 10:25PM she was robbed by a dark-skinned male person. While Cpl Blanco was speaking with her, a dark-skinned male person dressed in a white T shirt and ¾ blue jeans pants was seen running from an east to a west direction. People who had gathered there started saying ‘that’s him, he is escaping’. As a result Police Constable #679 Victor Tush and Blanco set chase after him and caught him shortly after in an open lot, where he was found stooped down. Initial investigation reveals that Holmes was walking southwards on the beachfront when she was approached from behind and grabbed in a choke hold position. She managed to turn around and see a thin, dark-skinned male person. He then began to choke the complainant. A struggle ensued between them, and the person punched her in the mouth and told her that he would kill her if she did not hand over the purse. The male person started to lift up her dress and touched her on her both legs. She got fearful, and started shouting for help. The person ripped off her purse straps and ran, making his escape. Inside her small brown in color Boho brand purse with strap valued at $200BZ was her white wallet, valued at $20BZ, 2 credit cards valued at $80BZ, a debit card valued at $40BZ, $102BZ in cash in different denominations, and one Black Berry phone valued at $80BZ. Court action was requested. The scene was visited, where suspect was apprehended. The suspect was taken to the scene where Allison Holmes arrived and she properly identified him as Florentino Velasquez. He was officially charged for Robbery.
On Wednesday, June 17th at about 4PM, a joint team of San Pedro Strike Team, Criminal Investigation Branch and Special Branch personnel intercepted a grey Chevy Impala with license plate # SP-C-3619 on Pescador Drive. At the time the vehicle was being driven by its owner 30-year-old Howell Sydney Longsworth. Also in the vehicle was 29-year-old Colin Searle. A search was conducted inside the vehicle led to the discovery of a grey and black knapsack containing two transparent plastic bag with 139.2 grams of suspected cannabis. They were formally arrested and charged for Drug Trafficking.
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