From: Acting head of communication Department
Inspector E.S. Josepha
May 29th 2022
Elderly woman dies from medical complication after burglary
An elderly woman had passed away from medical complication after her Pointe Blanche home was invaded by burglars around 5:00 am on Sunday, May 29, 2022.
Police Central Dispatch received several calls about a residential burglary in progress at Thrush Road 1. Several patrols and ambulance personnel were dispatched to the location.
On the scene, the police patrol found an elderly woman who showed no sign of life. Paramedics tried to revive her to no avail.
From the preliminary investigation, it appeared that an unknown number of suspects had broken into the home of an elderly couple. During this break-in, the female resident was startled from sleep and screamed when she saw the suspect(s) in her home. The suspects tried to grab the male resident, who had also woken up, but they failed and ran out of the residence.
In the course of this incident, the woman suffered serious medical complication and passed away on the scene.
Investigation into this sad incident is still ongoing by the police.
Anyone with information about this tragic incident should contact detectives via + 1 721 542 2222, ext.107 or 176, the anonymous tip line 9300, send a private message via Facebook Page: Police Force of Sint Maarten – Korps Politie Sint Maarten or website http://www.policesxm.sx.
KPSM personnel complete training sessions
Several team members of the Police Force of Sint Maarten KPSM and several justice partners have recently completed a number of training and upgrading courses.
The courses covered leadership V.K.L., Crisis Management Training S.G.B.O., and Large Scale Operation Training (T.G.O)
and Basic Analysis Course B.C.A. KPSM Management congratulate all personnel for successfully completing these courses.
In the 2022 year plan of KPSM, training and upgrading of the police personnel are listed as fundamental goals. These are vital for the further development and improvement of the service to the community.
“Knowledge is power”