Police Report

Tuesday, January 24th, 2017

Contraband Goods
*On Saturday, January 21st at 11:45AM, acting on Special Branch information, a joint team of Special Branch and San Pedro Police conducted a search at the residence of 53-year-old Clive Forman in the San Pablo Area. The search led to the discovery of 22 cases of assorted contraband Mexican beer. The goods were confiscated and handed over to the Belize Customs Department awaiting prosecution for the crime of “Being in Possession of Un-customed Goods”.

Possession of Controlled Drugs
*On Saturday, January 21st at 11:55AM a joint team of Special Branch and San Pedro Police conducted a search at the apartment of 21-year-old Saul Bolanos in the DFC Area. Also present at the time was his common-law-wife 25-year-old Anna Haylock and his sister, 27-year-old Carolina Bolanos. The search led to the discover of three cases of contraband Mexican beer, 32 bottles of contraband liquor, 50.6 grams of suspected cannabis and $30,650BZ in cash. All three persons were escorted to the San Pedro Police Station where Saul Bolanos pled guilty to “Possession of Controlled Drugs”. The contraband goods were handed over to the Belize Customs Department awaiting prosecution for the crime of “Being in Possession of Un-customed Goods”.

Drug Trafficking
*On Tuesday, January 24th at around midnight members of the San Pedro Quick Response Team were conducting a motor cycle patrol in the Bayside Area when their attention was drawn to a dark skin male standing on a veranda of a house. Upon sighting the police patrol, the man ran into the house. The police pursued the person and noticed that he threw something out of the window. The culprit was identified as 20-year-old Emmet Lopez. Police escorted Lopez to where the item was thrown and inspected it in his presence. The black plastic bag found contained several small transparent bags of suspected cannabis. Lopez was then informed of his offense and escorted to the San Pedro Police Station. At the station the suspected drugs were weighed amounting to 167.2 gram. As a result, Lopez was formally arrested and charged for the crime of “Drug Trafficking”.

Burglary
*On Saturday, January 21st, Harrison Jacobs, manager of a restaurant in the Eliot subdivision visited the San Pedro Police Station and reported that on the same date around 12:45am himself, his friend, and his boss, Emilio Villanueva decided to make a routine check to the establishment located on Chicken Street to verify that all was in order. Upon reaching the establishment, the complainant reported that a wooden gate to the building was opened. As a result he stopped to check on the business and saw a tall slim built, clear skinned Hispanic male stepping out of the same wooden gate. Complainant stated that the said male person then turned around and pretended to be urinating beside the establishment wall. The complainant then asked him “what are you doing here”, to which the said male person replied that he was urinating and then left the area. Afterward, Jacobs made checks around the building which led to the discovery of a white plastic bag containing an assortment of liquor and wines and a black bag which contained a Dell Laptop. The items found had a total value of $2,174BZ. Jacobs also noted that the back glass window that is located near the bar area was broken. Assistance was requested from the San Pedro Police who proceeded to detain 24-year-old Leonardo Escobar. After processing the scene and recording statements, police officially arrested and charged Escobar for the crime of “Burglary”.
Attempted Burglary
*On Sunday, January 15th, Ronald Uh visited the San Pedro Police Station to make a formal report. He reported that while riding his black beach cruiser bicycle about 11:45pm on that date on Barrier Reef drive near Central Park it started to rain so he took shelter under a church. Uh went on to stated that while sheltering a browned skinned person grabbed his left hand and pulled what appeared to be a black gun and stated to him “give me your money I want all your money and your chain is it gold?” The complainant stated he could clearly see the gun and feared for his life. Uh stated that when the person had asked him to take off his chain, he managed to push the gun down wards and then ran away straight to the San Pedro Police Station to report the incident. Uh was able to identify his attacker as he recalled seeing him before in the Boca del Rio area about 30 minutes prior to the attack. As a result, San Pedro Police arrested 22-year-old Simon Velasquez where they recovered a black air pistol from him. Velasquez has since been charged for “Attempted Burglary” and “Possession of an Air Gun”.

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