Odd Case of Home Invasion in Orange Walk

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Updated: December 19, 2016

Last night Orange Walk Police responded to a 911 call regarding a shooting incident at a residence on Belize/Corozal Road. Orange Walk Police visited the residence where 51-year-old Divya Padwani reported that two masked men, one armed with a handgun entered her house and hit her husband, 55-year-old Navin Padwani on his face then shot her television and made good their escape. Inspector Jose Mendez of Orange Walk Police told us more.

JOSE MENDEZ

“Nothing was stolen from the complainants.”

HIPOLITO NOVELO

“Are you able to say how they entered the residence?”

JOSE MENDEZ

“Our current investigation has not been able to uncover that detail at this moment.”

HIPOLITO NOVELO

“Can you tell whether or not the family recognized these men?”

JOSE MENDEZ

“At this moment they are still unidentified we are still looking for these individuals. We are looking at nearby businesses for surveillance cameras to get any leads we can.”

HIPOLITO NOVELO

“Do you believe that they are from the Orange Walk district?”

JOSE MENDEZ

“I cannot say at this moment if they are from here.”

HIPOLITO NOVELO

“What warning do you have for people in Orange Walk and the country because it is the Christmas season and criminals are taking advantage of this season to commit thefts.”

JOSE MENDEZ

“The general public should be more alert and conscious about their surroundings and the fact that the criminal element will be seeking to use this opportunity to strike and if they see anybody that seems suspicious they should call us and have us respond and deal with the matter.”

 

Also over the weekend, Orange Walk Police charged 28-year-old Jovanni Mauricio Polanco and 26-year-old Nicaraguan Katley Karina Moralez Molina for the crime of Drug Trafficking. Both persons were present when police search a residence on Muffles Street and discovered close to eleven thousand grams of cannabis.