Crime & Police News

Heroic Mother and Neighbors Thwart Attempted Child Abduction in Belize

Police would not confirm if they have levied charges against the man who allegedly attempted
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Fake Lands Officer Scams Dozens Out of $250,000

Tonight there are reports reaching our newsroom of a case where one woman was able
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Attorney Oscar Selgado Begs for Mercy After Being Found Guilty

Attorney Oscar Selgado was back in court today where he reportedly apologized to Marilyn Barnes
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Minister Balderamos-Garcia Condemns Rise in Crimes Against Minors Amid Shocking

Minister Dolores Balderamos Garcia has weighed in on the recent increases in crimes against minors. 
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Minister Balderamos- Garcia Urges Parental Accountability in Teen Assault Case

Minister Balderamos-Garcia also spoke on the case where a 14-year-old girl was beaten by her
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ComPol Chester Williams Elected First Vice President of Caribbean Police

Belize’s Police Commissioner Chester Williams has been re-elected to serve on the executive of the
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ACP Albert Charlery of the Royal St.Lucia Police Force wins

When more than two dozen police commissioners converged in Belize this week, it was an
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Southern Belize Teacher Arrested for Alleged Rape of 13-Year-Old Student

A 50-year-old teacher was arrested and charged with two counts of rape in southern Belize. 
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Teen Girl Assaulted by Boyfriend in Bella Vista, Police Intervene

A 14-year-old girl was the victim of a domestic assault last week in Bella Vista
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San Pedro Resident Charged with Raping 15-Year-Old Girl

A resident of the Escalante subdivision in San Pedro Town has been charged for raping
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Convicted Murderer Hildebrandt Codd Remains at Large Five Months After

Convicted killer Hildebrandt Codd remains on the run some five months after escaping from police.
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Stepfather Faces Trial for Alleged Killing and Abuse of 3-Year-Old

The court trial against 31-year-old Kenrick Longsworth began today before Justice Derick Sylvester.  The matter
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Man Sentenced to 19.5 Years for Sexual Assault on Niece

A 64-year-old man will serve nineteen and a half years in prison after he was
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BDF Staff Sergeant in Police Custody Amid Shooting Incident Investigation

The BDF Staff Sergeant Alfonso Williams who was being sought by Police for questioning is
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Gunfire Erupts at North Creek Road Basketball Court, Two Dead

Police trucks swarmed North Creek Road last night after gunshots erupted at a basketball court
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Belize Ambassador Denies Involvement of A Belizean Vehicle in Chetumal

Belize’s Ambassador to Mexico, Oscar Arnold, says there are no official reports that a vehicle
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Chief Justice Announces Enactment of Criminal Procedure Act to Tackle

There’s big news coming out of the judiciary tonight. Chief Justice Louise Blenman announced today
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Arrests Made in San Pedro Robbery Case: Two Charged, One

Police have also arrested and charged two San Pedro men in connection with a robbery
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Ladyville Shooting Leaves Man Injured: Frank Young Recuperating after Midnight

A Ladyville man is recovering after being shot last night.  Twenty-six-year-old Frank Young told police
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Auditor General Uncovers Fraud: Government Loses Over $200K in Belize

In 2023, the Office of the Auditor General uncovered two cases of fraud at the
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BDF Staff Sergeant Wanted for Questioning in Punta Gorda Shooting

Punta Gorda Police are looking for BDF Staff Sergeant Alfonso Williams for questioning.  Love News
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Ministry of Home Affairs Addresses Surge in Online Scamming

The Ministry of Home Affairs is looking for solutions to combat the recent surge in
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Foreign Minister Labels Travel Advisory for Chetumal Following Spike in

The Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Francis Fonseca says that the travel advisory
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Port of Belize Eyes Partnership with Chetumal Free Zone in

With the government now owning the Port of Belize, Prime Minister Briceno was able to
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Belize Hosts Historic Association of Caribbean Commissioners of Police Conference

The 38th annual conference of the Association of Caribbean Commissioners of Police (ACCP) is being
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PM Addresses Allegations of Government Cartel Ties

In recent days, an ad has been running on the nightly news alleging there is
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Police Commissioner Williams Mulls Political Bid Amid Speculation and Criticism

Police Commissioner Chester Williams has been toying with the idea to pursue his political aspirations
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San Pedro Resident Reports Firearm Theft Amid Burglary Incident

A San Pedro man reported that his licensed firearm was stolen during a burglary yesterday.
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Court Arraigns Men for Theft and Damage of Child’s Cellphone

Two men were arraigned in court today for allegedly stealing and damaging a 9-year-old’s cellphone.
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Belize City Labourer Charged with Unlawful Sexual Intercourse with Minor

A resident of Santa Barbara Street, Belize City, is on remand at the Belize Central
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Trio in Court for Illegal Logging in Monkey Bay National

Three of five men who are being accused of illegal logging were taken to court
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Immigration Officer Under Investigation After Altercation at Western Border

A senior immigration officer remains on active duty tonight, but has been asked to submit
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Police Commissioner Surveys Northern Borders Amidst Security Concerns

The Commissioner of Police, Chester Williams, did a reconnaissance in the north over the weekend,
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Double Homicide Rocks Roaring Creek Village: Police Hunt for Suspects

For the second time this year, gun violence has rocked Roaring Creek Village to its
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Gunman Targets Group in Belize City, Injuring One: Police Make

A Belize City man was shot while socializing on Saturday night in Majestic Alley, Belize
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Belize City Mechanic Survives Assassination Attempt: Gunmen Escape

A Belize City mechanic is hospitalized after surviving an attempt on his life. Last night,
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Homicide Rate Rises in 2024: Police Face Challenges in Crime

This country has now recorded 41 homicides in 2024. Last year, the country was able
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Opposition Leader Alleges Cabinet Involvement in Drug Trade

Moses Shyne Barrow, Belize’s Opposition Leader, made some serious allegations earlier today when he spoke
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Chetumal Business Community Urges Removal of Travel Advisory from Belize

With a recent caution issued to those traveling to Mexico, the business community in neighbouring
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Opposition Leader Barrow Criticizes Commissioner Williams’ Performance

Commenting on Chester Williams’ possible political career was Leader of the Opposition, Moses Shyne Barrow. 
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Ministry of Transport Clarifies Seatbelt Law Amid Extortion Claims

The Ministry of Transport has clarified statements made by the Commissioner of Police about the
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Belize Defense Force Boosts Border Patrols Amidst Mexican Cartel Concerns

The Belize Defense Force says it will be bolstering its patrols along Belize’s northern borders
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Three Men Charged with Gang Affiliation Face Belize City Magistrate’s

Three men charged with gang affiliation were arraigned in the Belize City Magistrate’s Court this
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Hattieville Resident Out on Bail for Alleged Death Threat Against

A Hattieville resident is out on bail for allegedly threatening to kill his brother-in-law. 40-year-old
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Belize City Resident Fined for Smoking Weed in Public

A Belize City resident who was arrested in Majestic Alley Park for smoking weed in
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Belizeans on Edge as Cartel Violence Spills into Chetumal: Mexican

Recent violence and insurgence of the cartels in Mexico have become a cause for concern
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Security Meeting Held in Belize Amid Cartel Threats: Police Dispel

Over on the Belize side, the troubling situation in Chetumal led to a high-level security
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No Travel Advisory Yet Despite Border Uptick in Cartel Crime

With the high-level meetings in both Belize and Mexico, Belize has not issued a travel
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Mexican Military Crackdown in Chetumal Amidst Cartel Violence, Sparks Concerns

The Mexican government has launched a military operation in neighboring Chetumal amidst an uptick in
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Belmopan Man Brutally Chopped to Death, Police Pursue Suspect

A 52-year-old man was chopped to death this morning in the City of Belmopan. The
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Human Remains Found in Corozal Linked to Missing San Joaquin

More than two months after San Joaquin villager, Rosalito Pacheco, went missing, human remains were
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Human Remains Found on La Isla Bonita, Police Investigating

Police are probing into the discovery of human remains on La Isla Bonita, San Pedro.
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Human Services speak on uptick of crimes against children

There has been a disturbing uptick in crimes being committed against children. In the past
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Convicted Attorney’s Sentencing Delayed Due to Power Outages

After being convicted of abetment to commit murder in March, attorney Oscar Selgado was back
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Disturbing Video Sparks Outrage in Belize City: Police Investigate Assault

Tonight, police are probing into a disturbing incident that was caught on camera in Belize
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Parents Charged with Cruelty as 14-Year-Old Daughter is Found Pregnant

Two parents of San Pablo Village, Orange Walk District, were charged yesterday with cruelty to
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Fugitive Extradited: Suspect in Cayo Murder Now in Police Custody

After being on the run for almost eight months, tonight Dimas Duartes is in police
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Family Petitions for Justice: Accused Robber’s Death Raises Questions

The family of 49-year-old Ronald, the accused robber who was shot and killed, has launched
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Arrest Warrant Issued: Former Coast Guard Seaman Fails to Appear

The Belize High Court has issued a bench warrant for the arrest of former Belize
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Senior Courts Launch Initiative for Alternative Dispute Resolutions

The Office of The Honourable Chief Justice Louise Esther Blenman has announced that the Senior
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Fugitive Murderer Still At Large: Reward Offered for Information

It has been just over four months since convicted murderer Hilderbrant Codd escaped police custody.
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Accused Car Battery Thief Remanded to Prison

A Ladyville resident was sent to prison after he failed to meet bail for alleged
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Jamaican National Carlos Higgins Released Amidst Legal Battle, Wanted for

Jamaican national, Carlos Higgins was in the custody of immigration to be expelled from the
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Orange Walk Resident Faces Extradition to US for Intoxication Manslaughter

Orange Walk resident, Osmar Eliasar Correa, is being extradited to the United States where he
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Employees Robbed at Tu Kan Block Factory on George Price

Employees of Tu Kan block Factory at mile twelve and a half on the George
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Taxi Driver Kidnapped, Robbed of Vehicle and Cash in Belize

A Belize City taxi driver was kidnapped and robbed of his vehicle this morning. Police
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Government Addresses Illegal Logging Concerns Near Guatemala Border

The government says it continues to combat illegal logging in the country’s forest reserves that
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FSC Hosts Webinar on Anti-Money Laundering Amid High-Risk Designation

The Financial Services Commission (FSC) hosted a high-level webinar yesterday, to discuss anti-money laundering and
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Andreinae Samuels Charged Despite Assault, Shares Her Side of the

On Monday, we reported the story of Andreinae Samuels, a woman who was severely beaten
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Belize City Man Charged for Raping Child

A Belize City man has been arrested and charged with the rape of a child.
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23-Year-Old Nelson Canul Charged with Unlawful Sexual Intercourse

Police have charged 24-year-old Nelson Canul with unlawful sexual intercourse after he impregnated a 14-year-old.
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Family Found Guilty for Grievous Harm Charges Against Neighbor

A jury in the courtroom of Justice Nigel Pilgrim has found a family of three
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Belize City Family Scammed Out of Thousands in Vehicle Deal

A Belize City family has reportedly been scammed out of several thousand dollars by a
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US Human Rights Report Highlights Belize’s Challenges in Justice and

In the US Human Rights Practices Report 2023, Belize’s review by the US Department of
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Investigation Underway Following Death of Belize City Resident Found in

Investigators are awaiting the outcome of the post-mortem of Yoans Anaril Rivas, a resident of
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American National Seeks Action Against Belize Police Commissioner for Rights

American national Joseph Camp is asking the United States Government to take action against Commissioner
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Belize Territorial Volunteers Uncover Illegal Logging Operation in Columbia Forest

The Belize Territorial Volunteers (BTV) says it has uncovered a major illegal logging operation in
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American Appeals for Pardon in Belize, Citing False News Conviction

American national, 39-year-old Joseph Camp, is appealing to Governor General, Her Excellency Dame Froyla Tzalam,
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Belize City Man Arrested for Drugs and Firearms Offenses

Police have arrested and charged a Belize City man for drugs and firearms offences. On
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Seven-Year-Old Dies in Road Accident; Speeding Suspected

A seven-year-old boy is dead following a road traffic incident in the rural Belize district
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Belize City Man Injured in Machete Attack on Barrack Road

A Belize City man is recovering after being chopped several times over the weekend. Police
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Squad 97 Makes History: Largest Police Recruit Cohort Graduates in

The Police Department had history made today as Squad 97 has been marked the largest
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Police Recruitment Milestone: UN Gender Inclusion Standards Surpassed

The Police Department made history today in several areas including the total number of recruits
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Belize Hosts Annual Forensic Science Symposium: Focus on Public Engagement

The National Forensic Science Services (NFSS) and the University of Belize held the fourth annual
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Forensic Science Services Receives Budget Boost

The National Forensics Science Services (NFSS) has received an almost million-dollar increase in its yearly
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Sexual Violence Data Discussed at Training: Belize Records Thirty-Four Rapes

Major crimes data shows that there were thirty-four rapes reported in Belize last year. The
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Police Response Criticized: Public Outcry After Fatal Shooting Incident

When Michael Usher was fatally shot on Monday night, his last moments were caught on
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Teens Face Drug Charges in Cayo District: Arrest Made Following

Two teenagers are to be arraigned on drug charges following a house search in Esperanza
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Decades After Brutal Murder, Sandra Ruiz’s Killer Sentenced to 30

The details of the brutal killing of Sandra Ruiz in 2008 resurfaced in court today
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Major Gang Bust: Drugs, Weapons Seized, Three Men Remanded

Three Belize City gang members are at the Hattieville Ramada after being busted with several
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Exhibit Keeper in Cannabis Candy Scandal Faces New Charges

In April 2023, police exhibit keeper, thirty-eight-year-old Mario Bustillos made headlines after he improperly disposed
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Stolen Hospital Vehicle Recovered in Guatemala, Minister Commends Police

Police have recovered a Toyota Hilux pickup truck that was stolen from the Western Regional
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Extradition Case of Murder Suspect to Commence with New Legal

The extradition case of Nimrod Tillett, who is wanted for a murder in Mexico, is
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Is the Leadership Intervention Unit failing in its attempts to

Is the Leadership Intervention Unit failing in its attempts to reform Belize City gang members? 
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Minister of Home Affairs says recent spike in murders isn’t

The country’s murder rate is up, but the Minister of Home Affairs says the recent
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State of Emergency Extension Uncertain Amid Gang Conviction Challenges

The Commissioner of Police Chester Williams has expanded the State of Emergency to include the
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