Saturday, May 25, 2024

San Pedro Police Station

Christian Espat, person of interest in Morales murder, hands himself over to Police

Just after 2PM, on Tuesday, May 30th, Christian Espat walked into the San Pedro Police Station and handed himself over to the authorities after hearing he was a person of interest in the murder of his ex-partner Mirza Morales. Espat was accompanied by his common-law wife, parents, and an attorney. He stated that he handed himself in in an effort to clear his name, as he had nothing to do with Morales’ execution.

Northern Police sub-station gets a mobile phone line

During the public meeting held on May 17, 2023, in a community ten miles north of San Pedro Town, residents complained that the recently opened police sub-station did not have a telephone number making it difficult to report incidents or emergencies. This concern was noted by San Pedro Town Council (SPTC) members and Area Representative Honourable Andre Perez, who hosted the gathering and committed to solving the issue. The solution came promptly on Monday, May 22nd, when SPTC announced that a dedicated phone line had been secured for the northern police sub-station. Residents living in and around that area can now contact the police substation at the mobile number 674-3003 and be part of the WhatsApp group created for members of that northern community through the same number.

Rape suspect of 12-year-old girl now in custody, yet to be charged

A police report states that on Saturday, August 21st, a 12-year-old minor was raped when she exited her house to use the outside latrine. A 20-year-old male, identified as Alejandro Choc, is now in custody. He is expected to be charged today (August 24th) or tomorrow, and arraigned on Thursday, August 26th at the San Pedro Magistrate Court.

Charged with Murder, David Gonzales appears at San Pedro Magistrate Court; case adjourned

David Gonzales, accused of killing his wife Marisela Gonzales in October 2020, was back on the island for his scheduled appearance at the San Pedro Magistrate Court on Wednesday, June 9th. Gonzales is serving time at the Kolbe Foundation-Belize Central Prison after being formally charged with Murder last year. After his hearing in San Pedro Town, the case was adjourned, and he is to return to court on July 29th.

Superintendent Christopher Noble commander of Region Four; his deputy oversees the SP Police Station

The Belize Police Department (BPD) has named Superintendent Christopher Noble commander of the recently created Region Four within the Belize District comprising of Caye Caulker and Ambergris Caye. As a result, Assistant Superintendent Basil Reyes will be in charge of the San Pedro Police Station on Ambergris Caye, while Noble oversees both island operations.

Superintendent Christopher Noble receives 2019 Crime Fighter Award

The Belize Police Department has recognized the extraordinary job Superintendent Christopher Noble has done as the head of the Coastal Executive Unit (Ambergris Caye and Caye Caulker) over the past six months by awarding him with the 2019 Crime Fighter Award.

Ambergris Caye Emergency response authorities condemn prank calls

Over the past few weeks, several emergency calls have been made to the San Pedro Police Station and the local Fire Department, all resulting in false alarms. These prank calls are condemned by the local authorities, who warn that anyone caught committing these activities can end up penalized for ‘Mischievous Act’ by the police department.

Rafael Ramirez Calderon acquitted in 2015 murder of Dionicio Trujillo murder

Calderon had been serving jail time since 2015 when he and Arvington Neal were jointly charged for murder. After the main witness could not be located for the Supreme Court trial, the case was discontinued, and crown for the Director of Public Prosecutions’ office entered a case of nolle prosequi- a formal notice of abandonment by the plaintiff and acquitting Calderon of the charge.