Philipsburg, August 12th 2019
From: Chief Inspector R.V. HENSON
POLICE PRESS RELEASE
In the early morning on Monday August 12th a police patrol was sent to the corner of Welfare road Wellington road in Cole bay, behind the lottery-office of Robbie’s Lottery where a man identified with initials R.I. was found hanging from a noose around his neck and was not showing any signs of life. On the scene the investigating officers did encounter the victim and immediately informed the Emergency dispatch about the situation which seemed to be and apparent suicide. A medical doctor, paramedics, Detectives and Forensic investigators were also sent to the scene. The doctor pronounced the death of the victim as detectives spoke to potential witnesses and forensic investigators collected evidence.
It is unclear what exactly happened and why. The investigators however at this point in the investigation have not ruled out that foul play. The body of the victim has been confiscated for further investigation. More details of this case are unavailable at this time. As the details become available t5he media will be informed. (See pics attached)
Suspect arrested in ongoing armed robbery investigation.
On Saturday August 10th 2019 at approximately 03.40 a.m. detectives from the Special Unit Robbery arrested a male suspect identified with initials K.D.I. in connection with an ongoing armed robbery investigation which took place on Monday May 6th on Apricot Road Sint Peters. The suspect remains in custody for questioning and further investigation.
Controls on illegal workers
On Friday August 9th a multi disciplinary-team consisting of members of the KPSM Mobile Unit, Human Trafficking Unit, Alpha Team, Uniform Division, the Prosecution Service, Coast Guard, Inspectors of the VSA and SZV conducted a control on illegal workers at the Alegria Hotel construction site located in Beacon Hill. A total of 20 illegal workers in service for two separate construction companies were controlled.
From the control it was apparent that all workers were working illegally and had no insurance. All workers were registered by the Immigration Mobile Unit and were given the obligation to report to the department on specific dates. The two construction companies for whom these persons worked were given a hefty fine. (See pics attached)