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02 March 2017



On the 27th of February 2017, at about 4:00pm, a team of police officers from the Anti-Narcotics Unit were about to conduct a house search at a residence on Unity Street, Orange Walk, the residence of Jorge LEIVA, when they saw a male and female running towards the back door. Both of them appeared to have something in their hands. They were both apprehended and identified as Jorge Enrique LEVIA, 57-year-old Truck Driver of Orange Walk District, who had in his possession a bag that contained an AR 15 rifle Caliber .223 and Larissa Karel ZETINA, 24-year-old also of Orange Walk, with four (30) rounds magazines, one had (27) live .223 rounds of ammunition in it while the other three were empty. The house was then searched where police found 205.3 grams of cannabis, (49) .223 rounds of ammunition, (50) 7.62 live rounds of ammunition and a black rifle scope. Both persons were arrested and charged for Possession of a Controlled Drug with Intent to Supply, Kept Ammunition without a Gun License, and Prohibited Ammunition. Mr. Jorge LEIVA was additionally charge with Kept Firearm without a Gun License.

On the 28th of February 2017 at 11:20am, police responded to information received of a drowning incident and went to an area of the Rio Hondo River at San Roman Village, Orange Walk District, where some 20 feet away from the Old San Roman Village Bridge, the decomposed body of Felipe Oswaldo TOLEDANO, 37-year-old of Orange Walk Town, was seen floating. Investigation revealed that on the 26th of February 2017, Felipe Oswaldo TOLEDANO was seen within San Roman Village raffling a watch and it was only until 10:45am, on the 2nd of March 2017, that a villager saw the body floating in the river. On the 28th of February 2017, a post mortem examination was conducted on the body certifying the cause of death to be consistent with drowning.



On the 1st of March 2017 at around 10:00pm, police responded to a shooting incident on Aloe Vera Street and visited the area where they received information that the victim had been transported to the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital. Police then visited the KHMH where they saw Everald AUGUSTINE, 17-year-old of Belize City, with gunshot wounds to the chest and back. Investigations revealed that AUGUSTINE was riding his bicycle on Aloe Vera Street along with a companion when his companion allegedly shot him. He was rushed to the KHMH where he was pronounced dead on arrival at 10:09pm. Police investigations continue.


Reference the Suspected Drowning report on Tuesday, 28th February, 2017, a search was carried out on the 1st of March 2017, where at 4:00pm, the body of Rickilee Michelle MERCER, 29-year-old American Accountant of U.S.A, was found floating in the leeward area of Caribbean Sea near Black Adore Caye. The body had no signs of physical injuries. The body was retrieved and transported to the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital where she was pronounced dead at 4:49pm. The body now lies at the K.H.M.H. awaiting a post mortem examination.  



On the 1st of March 2017 at about 9:35pm, Belmopan Quick Response Team (QRT) was conducting mobile patrol in Teakettle Village when their attention was drawn to a male person, on a blue motorcycle, who had a white sack in his lap. The driver was pursued where he made a left turn on an unnamed street in Camalote village and threw the sack from his lap and continued driving at high speed. He was intercepted and taken to where he had thrown the sack which was retrieved and found to contain (3) parcels of cannabis amounting to 6,810 grams. The male person was identified as Freddy Rene SOSA, 21-year-old of Ontario Village. He was arrested for the offence of “Drug Trafficking”.



On the 1st of March 2017 at 5:30pm, while the Mobile Interdiction Team were conducting foot patrol on the Arenal Road they found a bag under a tree containing (9) compressed parcels of suspected cannabis amounting to 3,808 grams.



On the 1st of March 2017 at about 5:00am, police visited an area on the Placencia Village road between miles 2 and 3, Stann Creek District, where they saw a 350 Ford double cab pickup truck which was completely destroyed by fire. The pickup truck collided into an electrical wooden lamp post. Inside the vehicle were suspected charred human remains yet to be identified. Between the hours of 3:00pm and 5:00pm, a post mortem examination was conducted on the two charred human remains that verified that they were those of a male and a female. The cause of deaths were certified to be due to “thermal injuries”. Police investigations continue.

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