SIMPSON BAY:--- On Sunday, October 22, the Sint Maarten Police Force assisted by members of the Police Forces of the Netherlands, Aruba, Curacao, The Royal Marechaussee, VKC and VKS, carried out extra patrols in the Simpson Bay area, since a benefit concert took place at Kim Sha Beach. Just before midnight, one of the bike officers on the Billy Folly Road, saw a man driving reckless that drew his attention. The officer approached the man, but the driver was not amused that the officer signaled him. The driver purposely attempted to run over the Bike Patrol Police Officer with his car. When the police officer noticed what was happening, with a swift, well-trained response, he fortunately managed to avoid the vehicle.
After this act, the man drove off, but the police officers noted the vehicle details. Several patrols were informed by the Central Dispatch Center to be on the lookout for the vehicle. Shortly thereafter, the same car was found in Simpson Bay area. The suspect was identified and due to good police work and combining forces, the suspect was apprehended a bit later at a local establishment in Simpson Bay. The suspect P.B. was arrested at 00:30 am on Monday, October 23, and brought to the Police Station for questioning.
The Sint Maarten Police Force will not tolerate and will use all means of the law, to act against this type of behavior.
Minor arrested with a knife after school hours.
ST. PETERS:--- On Monday, October 23, around 12:30 pm, the Sint Maarten Police Force received a call about the student of a secondary school in St. Peters, who was most likely in the possession of a knife. A patrol was sent to the school and by the time they arrived and found the student in question, the suspect J.G. (17 years old) threw the knife in the bushes and when the officers found it, the student claimed it was not his weapon. The suspect did not have a valid ID card at that moment. The Police Officers took him in custody and brought the minor suspect to the Headquarters in Philipsburg for questioning. After hearing he was sent home with a stiff warning from the police officers.
Armed robbery at Lucky Star.
DUTCH QUARTER:--- The Special Robbery Unit of the Police Department is presently investigating an armed robbery at the Chinese Supermarket Lucky Star in Dutch Quarter. The incident took place on Thursday, October 26th at approximately 07.15 p.m. The call came into the Emergency Dispatch who immediately sent the police patrol to investigate what had taken place. On the scene, the officers spoke to the victims and several witnesses. According to the information that was gathered, one young man with a handgun threatened the employee with his weapon and took money from the cash register. The suspect fled the scene on foot with an undisclosed amount of money. Detectives are investigating the armed robbery, any tips are welcome.
KPSM Police Report