Justice K-9 Unit visit Sr. Magda School
On Monday May 14th at approximately 02.30. p.m. the Justice K-9 Unit visited the Sister Magda Primary School to give the students attending afternoon classes a demonstration of the
capabilities of these dogs.
The K-9 Unit has seven dogs; one patrol dog which is highly trained to assist in arresting violent and aggressive suspects in dangerous situations and six sniffer dogs which are very highly trained for traces of drugs, fire-arms and explosives, cellular phones and money. These dogs carry out searches on a daily bases at our seaport and airport to prevent the entry of illegal drugs and other illegal items.
The high light of the afternoon was the demonstration with Oscar the patrol dog showed his skills in arresting a violent suspect and a suspect that is in hiding.
Victims hurt in traffic accident
The Police traffic Department is presently investigating a serious traffic accident which took place on Saturday May 19th at approximately 11. 20 p.m. on the Walter Nisbet road in the vicinity of the Central Bank.
The accident was between two private vehicles with license plate 8751AAC and P-2267. The driver of the 8751AAC making a left turn did not give the right of way to the oncoming traffic P-2267 heading in the direction of the Salt Picke...rs Round about causing the vehicles to collide
The occupants of the 8751AAC complained of pain in the neck while the driver of P-2267 suffered a broken right leg. All victims were taken by ambulance to the Sint Maarten Medical
Center for further treatment. Both vehicles had severe damage.
Second suspect arrested
The police department is glad to announce that in connection with the ongoing investigation of
numerous break-ins which have been taken place in the Philipsburg area and mainly the Boardwalk during the late night hours over the last two weeks a second suspect has been arrested.
This arrest was possible based on information gathered by the investigating officers involved
who have worked tirelessly to capture this suspect. The suspect identified with initials J N., for
whom an arrest warrant was issued, was caught in the act, while attempting to break into another business in Philipsburg. He was arrested on the spot and taken the Police Head Quarters where he will remain in custody for further investigation.
Even though a second suspect is this investigation has been arrested the police will not let their guard down and will continue to be vigilant in order to capture those culprits that are responsible for break-ins not only in Philipsburg but in all areas or neighborhoods on the island.
The community should get involved calling the emergency number #911 when they see any
suspicious activities in their surrounding.
Suspect in fatal “hit and run” traffic accident comes forward
The Police traffic department has released the information that the suspect in the fatal hit and run traffic accident which took place on Saturday January 27th 2018 at approximately 04.00 a.m. on Union road in the vicinity of Ace Mega Center causing the death of Roy Flanders, who was known to be mentally challenged, has come forward.
The suspect in this case had left scene of the accident and did not report it to t...he police department. The suspect identified with initials J.F.A. gave a complete and accurate statement to the traffic investigators of what exactly transpired that night.
The prosecutor dealing with traffic cases who was continuously updated with the progress of the investigation was also informed of the statement given by the suspect.
After reviewing the entire case it was concluded that this case was purely an unfortunate accident and based on the statement given by the suspect and on the request of the mother of the victim, the prosecutor decided not follow through with any prosecution and ordered the case closed.
Police arrests two suspects in separate investigations
On Tuesday May 15th police arrested two men suspected of being responsible for several break-ins in the Philipsburg and Sint Peters areas.
The first suspect identified with initials M.J.F has been arrested as a suspect responsible for breaking into several businesses in the Philipsburg area and mainly on the Board walk over the last two weeks....
The second suspect identified with initials K.D.S. was also arrested by police suspected to of
being responsible for several break-ins in Sint Peters and mainly on Lime road. K.D.S. was
caught in the act while he committing a break-in at one of the homes on Lime road. Both
suspects remain in custody pending further investigation.
BREAKING NEWS: MAN FOUND SHOT TO DEATH IN CAPE BAY
On Tuesday May 8th at approximately 11.10 p.m. police patrols, detectives and Forensic Investigators were directed to Aaron Jacob Drive in Cape bay in connection reports of a shooting and a lifeless body of a man been found with gunshot wounds to his body.
On the scene the investigating officers located the body of a man whose identity due to the investigation at this time will not be released. The man did not show any signs... of life and had gunshot wounds to his body.
The scene was immediately closed off by the investigating officers and detectives were interviewing potential witnesses while the Forensic investigators collected evidence.
The victim was pronounced dead on the scene by a medical doctor and the body was confiscated for further investigation.
At this time it is unclear why this shooting took place and who is responsible for this act. As the investigation continues and more information becomes available the piblic will informed.
Aggressive man shot by police
A man identified with initials V.A and well-known to police was shot in his leg on Tuesday afternoon may 8th at approximately 04.20 p.m. The incident happened after police was called at the resident on Arrow root road where the suspect and his sister were again having problems.
On the scene, according to reports, the police approached the suspect who was armed with a knife was ordered several times to put the knife down which he refused to do....
At one point he became very aggressive and approached the officers in a threatening manner with knife still in his hand. He was again ordered by officers to drop the knife which he again refused to do. A warning shot was fired by police but the suspect continued approaching the officers at which
time he was shot in his upper leg.
Other police patrols, Paramedics, Detectives and Forensic
investigators were sent to the scene to conduct an investigation.
The suspect was treated on
the scene and then taken the Sint Maarten Medical Center for further medical treatment. The
suspect remains in hospital for observation.
Mentally disturbed female threw rocks at Parliament Building
On Tuesday May 8th between 10.45 a.m. and 11.00 a.m. a mentally disturbed female known to police and identified with initials D.C. threw two large rocks at the glass-door of the main entrance at the Parliament Building located in Philipsburg, causing two large cracks in the door. This incident happened while members of parliament were in discussion.
According to reports the female had been given medication to treat ...her condition about three
days ago. The medication however did not to take effect with the result that she became
She apprehended by two officers on duty at the Parliament building and taken to the Philipsburg Police Station where she was met by personnel from the Mental Health
Foundation. She was given medication and then taken to the foundation for further treatment.
Traffic diversions as trench-work resumes
The Carnival season for 2018 is over, the children will be back in school and the trench-work on
the W.G. Buncamper road leading from Point Blanche to the Freedom Fighters round about will resume as of Monday May 7th 2018 at 06.00 a.m.
This trench-work will require traffic diversions into and coming from the direction of Point Blanche. These diversions will also have influence on the traffic circulating in Philipsburg and surroundin...g.
W.G. Buncamper road: Traffic coming from the Point Blanche area will not be allowed to make
a left turn onto the Emmaplein using the Welvaart brug. Drivers will have to proceed towards
the Freedom Fighters round about.
Front Street: Traffic coming from Front Street will not be allowed to make a left turn onto Emmaplein in the direction of Back Street and Voges Street. Drivers will have to proceed towards Welvaart Brug and make a left turn towards Freedom Fighters round about.
Cannegieter Street: Traffic coming from the Cannegieter Street towards Voges Street will not be allowed to make a left turn onto Voges Street. Drivers will have to make a right turn on to
Voges Street in the direction of Emmaplein and onto Welvaart Brug followed by a left turn into
the direction of Freedom Fighters round about.
Walter Nisbet road/ Sucker garden road: Traffic going towards Point Blanche from the Walter Nisbet road and Sucker Garden road will have to make use of Voges Street and Emmaplein onto Welvaart brug and then a right turn onto Juancho Yrausquin Boulevard and proceed to point
Voges Street: The Voges Street will be concerted into one way traffic leading to Emmaplein
towards Welvaart brug.
Temporary traffic signs will be placed at all locations where traffic has been diverted.
All drivers are asked to pay keen attention to this information and following the traffic signs to allow the traffic to flow as smooth as possible.
KPSM expresses Gratitude to the community
KPSM, we would like to thank the general public for a safe conclusion of the 2018 Carnival
season. Despite a few minor, expected, incidents throughout the season it was over all a
dormant carnival season.
KPSM would also like to thank SCDF for their cooperation during the 2018 carnival season as we
too are now looking forward to 50years of carnival in 2019.
We would also like to remind the
public that although carnival is over crime is still evident and one should always be vigilant and
remember the 3 A’s of Crime Prevention:
1. Be Aware of your surroundings at all times.
2. Be Alert to suspicious people and vehicles.
3. Avoid dangerous situations.
If you are leaving home and out for the evening:
- Turn on lights, radio or television so that it looks like some-one is at home.
- Lock all doors and windows well
- Don’t display items where they can be seen from the outside.
- Park your car in a well-lit area
- Avoid carrying a large amount of cash.
- Pay close attention to the people around
- When returning to your vehicle or your home, have your keys in your hands ready to open the
- Ask your neighbor to keep a watchful eye out for you.
- Do not drink and drive
Public warning from the police department
As the 2018 Carnival season comes to an end the police department want to bring the following to the attention of the public. In the last few days of the carnival season several persons have filed complaints with the detective department regarding theft.
These persons stated that they were pick-pocketed by unknown person(s) while walking through large crowds and mainly during the “Jouvert Jump up” and during events at the Festival Vi...llage.
The police department is hereby sending a warning to the public to carry your valuables such as wallets and cell phones in a safe place on you to avoid them from been stolen.
Traffic diversion for “Last lap Jump-up”
In connection with the “Last Lap Jump-up” scheduled to for Wednesday May 2nd at 08.00 p.m.
the police department as a safety precaution has taking the following traffic measures.
Due to the fact that Welgelegen road does not have proper lighting and in the interest of public safety the police department after discussions with the SCDF have change the place of gathering for the bands taking part in the jump-up. The bands will no longer gather in front of the Raoul Illidge Sport complex. Instead they will gather at the open lot opposite Ace Hardware on the A.J.C. Brouwers road. A.J.C. Brouwers road will beclosed at the intersection of Kooyman Hardware.
All traffic going to Philipsburg will have to use alternative routes through Cay Hill to get to their destinations.All drivers should pay keen attention to this information to avoid any unnecessary delays or inconvenience.
Road closure for 2nd day parade
In connection with the Second Day Parade which is scheduled for Tuesday May 1st 2018 the
following road closures will take place.
At 06.00 a.m. Front Street and all alleys leading to Front Street will be closed to all traffic.
At 10.30 a.m. Nisbet road will be closed at Salt Pickers Round about. No traffic will be allowed
in the Direction of Prins Bernard Brug. Soualiga Boulevard will be closed at Rock Salt drive. No
traffic will be allowed in the direction of the Salt Pickers round about. Walter Nisbet road will
be closed at the Hensey Beaujon Street. No traffic will be allow in the direction of Salt Picker
At 12.00 p.m. Voges Street will be closed between the Cannegieter Street and Front Street. This
street will only be used by the emergency services. Walter Nisbet road will be closed at the
Percey Labega Street. No traffic will be allowed in the direction of Salt Pickers round about.
At 12.30 p.m. Cannegieter Street will be closed at Manzanilla steeg. No traffic will be allowed in
the direction of Percey Labega Street. Long wall road closed at Percey Labega Street. No traffic
will be allowed at Kerkhof Street. Little Bay road will be closed at Fort Willem road. No traffic
will be allowed in the direction of Front Street and Kerkhof Street. Back Street will be closed
Manzanilla Steeg. No traffic will be allowed in the direction of Kerkhof Street.
At 04.20 p.m. Juancho Yrausquin Boulevard will be closed at Welvaart Brug. No traffic will be
allowed in the direction of W.G. Buncamper road. W.G. Buncamper road closed at Freedom
Fighters Round about. No traffic will be allowed in the direction of Juancho Yrausquin
At 04.40 p.m. Sucker garden road closed at Freedom Fighters round about. No traffic will be
allowed in the direction of Walter Nisbet road. Walter Nisbet road closed at Salt Picker round
about. No traffic will be allowed in the direction of Freedom Fighters round about. Soualiga Boulevard closed at Rock Salt Drive. No traffic will be allowed in the direction of Salt Pickers round about. Peterson Street closed at the Salt Picker round about. No traffic will be allowed on the salt Picker round about. Walter Nisbet road closed at Codville Webster Street. No traffic will be allowed in the direction of the Salt Pickers Round about.
Directly after the last vehicle in the carnival parade has passed those streets that were closed,
they will be reopened to regular traffic. After the parade has gone onto the Soualiga Boulevard
the Salt Pickers round about will remain partially closed to allow regular traffic to go into the
direction of Prins Bernard brug and Freedom Fighters Round about.
Suspect(s) shoot at family home
On Saturday April 28th at approximately 05.00 a.m. police patrols and detectives were directed to the home of the Ottley family located at Upper princes Quarter where shots were reported fired.
On the scene the investigating officers found evidence that indeed indicates that shots were fired at the house and the vehicles on the premises. This evidence was collected by the Forensic Department for further investigation. No one was injured during... this incident and no
suspects have been identified or arrested. The reason for this hooting is also unknown.
The Police Department is asking anyone who has information that can help solve this case to
immediately get in contact with department by calling 54-22222 ext 213, 214, the Emergency
Dispatch 911 or the Police anonymous Tip line #9300.
Man seriously injured in “Hit and Run” accident
The Police Traffic Department is presently investigating a”hit and run” accident which took place on Saturday April 28th at approximately 03.05 a.m. on the Welfare road in the vicinity of
“Toppers” leaving one male victim very seriously injured.
On the scene the investigating officers found the victim lying in pool of blood in front of ”Toppers” and was clear to see that he suffered severe head trauma. The victim is identified ...
with initials R.L.B. born in Barbados and a resident of Tortola. According the information the victim at the time of the accident was crossing the street and was struck by a private vehicle with French license plate. The driver of the vehicle did not stop and continued driving in the
direction of Simpson Bay.
Paramedics treated the victim on the scene and transported him immediately to the Sint
Maarten Medical Center for further medical attention. The Police Department later learnt that the victim would have to be flown to the U.S. because of his serious medical condition.
As this investigation continues the Police Department is asking those persons that were in the vicinity at the time of theaccident and saw what happened to get in contact with traffic department as soon as possible by calling 54-22222 extension 241 or the Emergency Dispatch by dialing 911 . The information you share can help in solving the investigation as soon as possible.
Medical student dies in traffic accident
On Thursday April 26th at approximately 07.00 p.m. the Police Traffic Department and paramedics were sent to Rhine road in Cupe a Coy to investigate a traffic accident involving a scooter rider who was seriously injured. On the scene the investigating officers encountered the male victim of American nationality and identified with initials J.V.H.P. and who is a medical student at the
American University of the Caribbean (A.U.C.) lying... on the ground. He was treated on the scene by paramedics and then transported in very serious condition to the Sint Maarten Medical Center for further medical treatment.
The investigating traffic officer concluded that the victim was travelling at too a high speed when he rode over a “traffic bump” at which point he lost control of his scooter and collided with a concrete wall. At approximately 08.50 p.m. the police department received the news that the victim had died at the medical center of the injuries he sustained.