PHILIPSBURG:--- A male suspect well-known to police with initials A.F.A has been arrested on Tuesday May 10th 2016 at approximately 09.30 p.m. in connection with an ongoing attempted assault with a deadly weapon, attempted manslaughter and possession of illegal drugs investigation. A warrant for his arrest was issued by the Public Prosecutors Office. The incident took place on January 23rd 2016 on the Soualiga Boulevard in the vicinity of the Festival Village in Philipsburg.
While conducting a search of the suspect a large kitchen knife and 16 small plastic bags each containing an amount of marihuana, prepared for distribution, was found and confiscated for further investigation. The suspect remains in custody as the investigation continues.
Another male suspect with initials R.O.N.R. was arrested by police on the Walther Plantz Square on Wednesday May 11th 08.35 p.m. This arrest was made based on a warrant for his arrest as a suspect in numerous serious criminal activities such as, armed robbery and rape. At the moment the suspect realized that the police was about the approach him, he took off running to avoid his capture. A warning shot was fired by police. The suspect did not stop and continued fleeing. While running away the suspect lots his footing on two occasions causing him fall to ground. As a result of this the suspect sustained injuries to his face. The suspect also resisted heavily against his arrest, but was quickly brought under control by the arresting officers. He was taken to the Philipsburg Police Station for further investigation. At the police station the suspect was treated at by paramedics for the injuries he sustained and then taken to the Sint Maarten Medical Center for further treatment. After treatment the suspect was brought back to the police station where he remains in custody.