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16 March 2017



1.     On the 16th of March 2017 at around 1:40am, police responded to reports of a house fire at # 32 Iguana Street, where they saw a green and brown wooden house engulfed in flames. The fire was extinguished by members of the fire Department. Upon checking inside the house, police found the charred remains of Louise BERRY, 85-year-old Housewife of the same address. The cause of the fire is yet to be determined.
2.     On the 15th of March 2017 at 7:00am, police visited # 46 Prince Street where they saw the upper flat of a two story wooden structure engulfed in flames. The fire was put out by members of the Fire Department. Investigations revealed that on the said date at 6:55am, Arilee SCOTT, 49-year-old who lives downstairs, was informed by her 4-year-old grandson who came running from upstairs telling her the house was on fire. The upper flat was completely destroyed by fire while the lower flat received water damage. No one was injured and the value of the house and its contents are not yet determined.


About 6:30am on the 15th of March 2017, San Ignacio Police were conducting anti-drug operation when they executed a search at a residence on Macal Street, San Ignacio Town, which led to the discovery of three (3) black plastic bags containing cannabis amounting to 785g, 844g and 956g cannabis respectively. Further searches near a creek led to the discovery of another black plastic bag containing green leafy substance amounting to 199g cannabis. The drugs were labelled as Found Property.



On the 15th of March 2017 at 11:30am, Punta Gorda Police visited Front Street where  behind Vernon’s pharmacy they saw the body of Telma COC, 28-year-old Guatemalan Housewife Punta Gorda, floating with abrasions and scrapes on both knees. The body was retrieved and transported to the Punta Gorda Hospital Morgue. Police are investigating.

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