Swift Response from members of the Public lead to Swift Court Action

(ZIZ News) — On Tuesday 23rd June sometime after 2:00 pm a report of Larceny from the Person was made at the Sandy Point Police Station in which a tourist had her hand bag and contents stolen from her while run along a road in Sandy Point. .

Initial investigations revealed that Jessica Pate of United States who arrived in the Federation earlier in the day (Tuesday 23rd June 2015), on a boat; Ocean Star and docked at Sandy Point was running along Fig Tree Long Path. When she was attached by young man who was wearing a Navy blue mask that totally covered his face walked up behind her and pulled her green and brown bag from her wrist and ran away with it.

The investigations commenced and with the assistance of members of the public a male juvenile was taken into police custody. The juvenile was formally arrested and charged for the offence of Larceny from the Person, and subsequently taken to court. The juvenile plead guilty to the charge and was placed on probation for a period of twelve (12) months in the sum of $2,000.00 to keep the peace and be of good behaviour.

The High Command of the Royal St. Christopher and Nevis Police Force takes this opportunity on behalf of the entire Force to extend thanks and appreciation to those civic minded persons for their assistance and cooperation in the investigation of this case. Also, to encourage everyone to emulate these individuals in assisting and cooperating with the police in their investigations, and the reduction crime and fear of crime in our beautiful Federation.

Arrests: Leroy James alias “Baza” of Saddlers Village was formally arrested and charged for the offence of Causing Death By Careless Driving, which was committed on Sunday 14th June 2015 at Newton Ground. Leroy James was bailed and is expected to appear at the District ”B” Magistrate Court on Monday 10th August 2015. Bail conditions include the handing over of his Driver’s License is to the court as well as the suspension of his Driver’s License until the disposal of the matter.

In other News: An investigator at the Sandy Point Police Station is investigating the circumstances and cause of the destruction of two (2) wooden homes at The Alley, Sandy Point between 9:15 pm and 11:35 pm on Tuesday 23rd June 2015.

Initial investigations revealed that the houses were owned and occupied by 20 years old Lesroy Hodge and 41 years old James Hodge, who were not at home at the time of the fire. A resident of the area contacted the St. Kitts and Nevis Fire and Rescue Services; a team of fire officers responded to the scene and extinguished the fire. The houses and their contents were completely destroyed, and nearby two (2) houses received damages. The cause of the fire is unknown at the moment.

Efforts were made to solicit information from Lesroy Hodge, but, he is refusing to communicate with the police.

Anyone who has information pertaining to this incident is ask to contact the Sandy Point Police Station at 465-6162, the nearest police station , or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-8477 (TIPS). Remember, you do not have to provide your personal information and you may be eligible to receive a reward.

Also: The Violent Crime Unit (VCU) is investigating a shooting incident which occurred just before 6:00 am on Wednesday 24 June 2015 at the Bakery of Ernest Hendricks at Palmetto Point, during which Ernest Hendricks was wounded.

Initial investigations revealed that an armed masked assailant entered the bakery and attacked Mr Hendricks and injured him during the attack. Mr Hendrickson was transported to the Joseph N France General Hospital by the EMS for medical attention and is said to be warded in critical but stable condition.

Police officers of the Old Road Police Station, SSU, VCU, Crime Scene Unit, and K9 Unit responded to the scene and carried investigations.

Anyone who has information pertaining to this incident is ask to contact the Violent Crime Unit at 467-1886, 467-1887, or 467-1888, the nearest police station, or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-8477 (TIPS). Remember, you do not have to provide your personal information and you maybe eligible to receive a reward.

Gift Shop at the Royal St. Kitts Resort Robbed

An investigator at the Frigate Bay Police Station is investigating a report of Armed Robbery at the Gift Shop at the Royal St. Kitts Resort which occurred about 8:45 pm on Tuesday 23 June 2015, during which a sum of money was stolen.

Initial investigations revealed that two (2) armed masked assailants entered the Gift Shop and pointed their fire arms at the clerk, and demanded money. The clerk therefore handed over a sum of money as demanded in order to avoid harm, and the assailants took the money and fled the scene.

Police officers of the Frigate Bay Police Station , CID, SSU, Police K9 Unit, ROSS University K9 Unit, and Crime Scene visited the scene and conducted investigations

Anyone who has information pertaining to this incident is ask to contact the Frigate Bay Police Station at 465-6899, the nearest police station, or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-8477 (TIPS). Remember, you do not have to provide your personal information and you maybe eligible to receive a reward.

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