P O L I C E P R E S S R E L E A S E
Man arrested for Ill Treatment
Friday, April 21 at 11:20pm the Central Dispatch center received a call for assistance. The Police patrol and ambulance were sent to Lime Road, in St. Peters, where a man seriously injured another man with a piece of 2×4 lumber during an altercation.
When the patrol arrived, they found the victim unconscious on the ground. He was then transported by ambulance to the St. Maarten Medical Center where he remained for further treatment. The suspect with initials R.G.M. was arrested on the spot.
The weapon was later confiscated by the detective department and the investigation is ongoing to determine what exactly happened.
Shooting incident at Maho
On Saturday, April 22 around 7.45pm the Central Dispatch Center received information about a shooting that took place in the area of Maho Reef, at the entrance to Point Pirouette. Based on information received it seems that several persons were involved in a shoot-out. Apparently groups had an argument and they shot at each other on Amazone Drive in front of many visitors and residents of the island.
This case is under investigation by the detective department of the Police Force of Sint Maarten. Two vehicles, both Huyndai brand, were confiscated for further investigation,.
The exact reason of the shooting is still unknown, but luckily no one was injured. At this moment, no further details can be given concerning the shooting.
Serious ill treatment at the Carnival Festival Village
On Sunday, April 23, around 4:30am, a total of three men were arrested in connection with a serious case of ill treatment against three security employees working at the Carnival Festival Village.
The arrested men with the initials J.J.H, J.P.H. and D.S.K.M. were questioned and remain in police custody for further investigation.
The three members of the security company received serious concussions and had to be taken to the Sint Maarten Medical Center to be treated for their injuries. After treatment they were allowed to go home. The detectives are looking into this case of serious ill treatment as the investigation continues.