From: Acting head of communication Department
Inspector E.S Josepha
October 24th h 2023
Sint Maarten Police Force Takes Strong Measures to Address Parking Violations on Front Street and Boardwalk
In response to the persisting issue of illegal parking on the sidewalks and designated no parking areas of Front Street and Boardwalk, the Sint Maarten Police Force has intensified its efforts to curb this problem. Numerous warnings were issued to the general public urging motorists to refrain from parking illegally. Unfortunately, despite these warnings, violations have continued, necessitating decisive action from law enforcement.
Starting on October 23rd, 2023, the Sint Maarten Police Force, specifically the bike patrol officers and other designated personnel, commenced towing vehicles that were egregiously and illegally parked in direct violation of the traffic ordinance of Sint Maarten. In the first day of this operation, four vehicles were removed for illegal parking, and five fines were issued to offenders.
The bike patrol unit will persist with these strict measures in the upcoming days to ensure public safety and maintain the smooth flow of traffic on Front Street and Boardwalk. Motorists are strongly advised to adhere to parking regulations and refrain from parking on sidewalks or any designated no parking zones.
Warning to Offenders:
Owners of the towed vehicles are requested to y appear at the Philipsburg Police Station for further processing and the retrieval of their vehicles
Appeal to the Public:
KPSM urges all motorists to respect traffic regulations and parking rules. Illegal parking not only inconveniences others but also poses significant safety risks. We seek the cooperation of every citizen and visitor to maintain law and order on our streets.
Police Respond to Two Serious Accidents in St Maarten
The Police Force of St Maarten (KPSM) responded to two separate serious accidents on October 23, 2023. The first incident occurred at 09:00 AM when multiple calls were received by the police central dispatch regarding a car that had flipped over on its side on Amaryllis Road. Police patrol, fire department, and ambulance personnel were dispatched to the scene. Upon arrival, officers found a white I-10 overturned on its side. Bystanders and officers assisted in safely removing the female driver and her dog from the vehicle. The fire department stabilized the overturned vehicle, preventing it from slipping further down the wet pavement. The victim, who was shaken but only suffered minor injuries, was attended to by the ambulance department.
The second accident took place at 10:15 PM on W.J. Nisbeth Road, a few hundred meters before the stoplights. Police central dispatch received several calls about a serious accident involving a red Hyundai I-20 that had collided into a concrete wall next to a business establishment. The driver was trapped inside the vehicle. With the assistance of the fire department personnel, the driver was extricated from the vehicle and rushed to the Sint Maarten Medical Center (SMMC) in a very serious condition.
The driver sustained severe injuries, including a broken leg, broken hip, and gashes to his upper body. Preliminary investigations by the traffic department indicated that the driver, while traveling towards the stoplight, attempted to overtake another vehicle, lost control, and collided with the concrete wall. The traffic department continues to investigate this incident.
The Police Force of St Maarten urges all individuals to drive safely and exercise caution, especially considering the wet roads following the passage of the storm Tammy. Please remember to adhere to traffic rules and regulations to ensure the safety of everyone on the road.
Sint Maarten Police Force Apprehends Suspect Involved in Domestic Violence Incident and Seizes Large Quantity of Narcotics
The Sint Maarten Police Force swiftly responded to a domestic disturbance call on October 23, 2023, at approximately 18:00 hours, dispatched to Blyden’s Drive. The call indicated a potentially violent situation involving an ex-girlfriend and a suspect allegedly armed with a firearm. Upon arrival at the scene, officers identified the suspect’s vehicle leaving Blyden’s Drive. The driver, identified as A.F.X.B, was stopped and controlled.
During a routine inspection of the vehicle, officers discovered a substantial quantity of narcotics concealed within the car. The suspect was immediately arrested, and the narcotics were confiscated as evidence.
The suspect is currently in custody at the Philipsburg Police Station, where he is being held for questioning regarding both the domestic violence incident and the possession of illegal narcotics. The Sint Maarten Police Force remains committed to ensuring the safety and well-being of our community members and will continue to take decisive action against individuals involved in criminal activities.
The Sint Maarten Police Force urges anyone with additional information related to this incident or other criminal activities to come forward and assist with the ongoing investigation.
Anyone with relevant information pertaining to this investigation to contact the Major Crimes Department of the Police Force of Sint Maarten at +17215422222 ext. 214, 208, 224 or the free anonymous tip line 9300. You can also visit www.policesxm.sx to report crimes anonymously via the tip contact form or you can leave a private message via Facebook page: Police Force of Sint Maarten – Korps Politie Sint Maarten