Crime & Police News

Antelope Street Gunfight case goes back to court

In 2019, an old west gunfight occurred on Antelope Street, Belize City. The shootout was
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Car Dealer Faces Additional Firearm Charges in Burrell Boom

Burrell Boom Car Dealer has been slapped with two additional firearm-related offenses.  27-year-old, Howard Reyes
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Passing Out Ceremony Welcomes 145 New Police Officers to Belize

The Belize Police Department is hopeful that its policing efforts will improve with additional boots
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Police Commissioner Issues Memo Warning of Consequences for Officer Misconduct

Police Commissioner Chester Williams has issued a memorandum to police officers across the country with
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Police Commissioner Chester Williams Elected President of Regional Commission

Police Commissioner Chester Williams has been elected as the President of the Commission of Chiefs
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Punta Gorda Town Councilor Moses Cal Faces Multiple Charges Again

Punta Gorda Town Councilor, Moses Cal is in trouble with the law again. Love News
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Charges Dropped Against BDF Soldier Accused of Assaulting Wife

All charges were dropped against a Belize Defense Force soldier after allegedly assaulting his wife.
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Four Men Found Guilty of Manslaughter in Trio Village Incident

Four men who were on trial for murder were found guilty for manslaughter in court
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Police Inspector Criminally Charged for Assaulting Detainee in Rural Belize

Police have criminally charged one of their own after the Inspector of Police forced his
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Domestic Dispute Turns Fatal: Man Killed, Two Injured in Cayo

Turning now to the weekend crime … a man is dead, two persons are hospitalized,
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Man Gunned Down in Orange Walk Town: No Known Enemies

Over the weekend, a man was gunned down while heading home in Orange Walk Town.
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Man Shot and Robbed in Silk Grass Village

A man was shot and robbed on Saturday night in Silk Grass Village, Stann Creek
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Construction Worker Convicted of Immigration Offense, Fined $1,500

A construction worker of Orange Walk Town was convicted of an immigration offense. 38-year-old, Jose
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Intruders Caught Sleeping in School, Charged with Burglary

Two intruders were caught red-handed. On Thursday, June 15, twenty-year-old, Arenel Smith and twenty-year-old, Clifford
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Hundreds Gather for Deals at Police Auction in Belize

Sold! It’s the word of the day as hundreds of people gathered at the Queen
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Guilty Verdict in High Court Murder Trial

Cecil Gill, who was accused of stabbing his friend 21-year-old, Phillip Samuels, was found guilty
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Charges Dropped against Police Officers Accused of Extortion

Two police officers that were charged with extortion are officially free men after the alleged
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Tragic House Fire Claims Life of Toddler with Special Needs

Tonight, two families are mourning the loss of a special needs toddler who perished in
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Police Commissioner Seeks Compensation Over Defamatory Video on Gun License

Police Commissioner Chester Williams is seeking compensation for damages reportedly brought on by a video
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Police Seek Assistance in Locating Person of Interest in Arson

Police in Punta Gorda are asking for the public’s assistance in locating 42-year-old, Richard Valerio.
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High Court ammunitions case involving Elmer Nah adjourned

The trial surrounding ammunition charges against Elmer Nah, Epifania Caliz and Manuel Caliz was adjourned
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Police Commissioner Reports Progress in Forensics Unit’s Assistance with Major

Police Commissioner Chester Williams has reported that the forensics unit, and its staff are progressing
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Police Commissioner Calls for Responsible Reporting from the Media

Police Commissioner Williams also spoke on the relationship with the media.  He noted that he
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Man Granted Bail After Damaging Ex-Lover’s Property Worth Over $7,000

A man, who destroyed over seven thousand dollars of household items in his ex-lover’s home,
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Shooting Incident Under Investigation in Corozal Town

Police in Corozal are investigating a shooting incident that occurred on G-Street South in the
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Murder Charge Dropped: David Arnold Walks Free in DJ Hard

David Arnold, who was charged for the 2017 murder of Andrew Bennett, popularly known as
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Tragic Road Accident Claims Three Lives

Tonight, two families are mourning and one man is clinging to life after a road
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Investigation Underway: Woman Found Dead in Vehicle Fire in Cayo

Police and firefighters are investigating the death of a young woman who lost her life
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Woman Shot in Leg during Feud

A Belize City woman is on the road to recovery after she was targeted over
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Arrest Made in First Murder of 2023: Denvoy Bartley Charged

After almost half of a year, investigators have nabbed the man they believe committed the
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Transport Officer Arrested for Alleged Extortion: Wife of Cop Targeted

A Transport Department officer has been criminally charged by police for allegedly extorting the wife
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Teacher Dies in Freak Accident: Carey McCalla Fatally Injured by

A teacher from the Corozal District lost his life over the weekend in a freak
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Police Commissioner Seeking Legal Action Against Opposition Leader’s Defamatory Statement

Police Commissioner Chester Williams is seeking legal advice reference a statement issued by the Leader
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Leadership Intervention Unit to Get New Director: Dominique Norales to

The Leadership Intervention Unit (LIU) will see a new Director installed by the end of
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British National Charged with Theft of Funeral Home Van Denied

A British national was taken to court today after being charged with theft.  58-year-old, Msrko
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Special Prosecutor Bill Fails in Senate, Raises Questions on DPP’s

The Special Prosecutor Bill – it is a Bill that was passed through the House
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Man Fined for Burglary and Assault in Ex-Girlfriend’s Home

Michael Jorgenson was hit with a high fine when he appeared before Senior Magistrate Tricia
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Ministry of Health Addresses Allegations of Rape Involving a Doctor

While the Ministry of Health and Wellness is aiming to build a better tomorrow, there
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Belizeans Feel Safer Than Ever in Terms of Crime, Survey

And when it comes to the country’s crime situation, according to the survey, Belizeans feel
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Security Personnel Convicted of Drug Possession and Obstruction

A security personnel has been convicted of drug possession.  30-year-old, Keshane McDougall who works at
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Special Prosecutor Bill Sent Back to Cabinet for Adjustments after

At this week’s Senate meeting, the Special Prosecutor Bill was sent back to the Cabinet. 
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Cabinet Approves Amendments to Legislation on Deliberate Transmission of HIV/AIDS

Cabinet has approved the amendments to legislation that punishes an individual for deliberately or recklessly
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Northern Belize Faces Surge in Violence, Prompting Assistance from Belize

In recent weeks, violence has reared its ugly head in the northern districts as we
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Illegal High-Caliber Rifles Raise Concerns in Belize, Says Police Commissioner

This past week the two shooting incidents in Libertad Village, Corozal were done using high
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Police Commissioner Aims to Address Rogue Officers in Northern Belize

As the Police and the BDF are working at curbing the violence up north, Police
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Jasmin Hartin Detained at the Border

Jasmin Hartin spent the night at the Corozal Police Station last night after authorities tried
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Deputy Commissioner of Police Seeks Judicial Review over Dr.Rosado’s appointment

Deputy Commissioner of Police, Bart Jones is turning to the courts for a judicial review
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Fishermen Fined Heavily for Possession of Illegal Marine Products

The court has levied a heavy fine against fishermen found with illegal marine products.  The
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Another Youth Falls Victim to Gun Violence in Belize City

Last night, another youth lost his life to the senseless and chronic gun violence plaguing
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Shooting Incident Reported in Libertad Following Commissioner of Police’s Visit

Last night there was a shooting incident in Libertad hours after the Commissioner of Police
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Central Bites Restaurant in Belize City Hit by Burglars for

A Belize City restaurant was hit by burglars for the second time in two weeks.
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Suspect Arrested in Caye Caulker Murder Case

Police have nabbed the man they believe shot and killed 45-year-old Floyd “Southy” Samuels in
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Man Gunned Down in Caye Caulker Home, Three Detained for

Another man was gunned down on Saturday night in the comfort of his home on
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Three Arrested in San Ignacio Drug Trafficking Case

Two persons were arrested on Friday, and San Ignacio Police are looking to detain a
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Corozal Police Investigate Chopping Incident in Patchakan Village

Corozal Police are looking into a chopping incident that happened last night in Patchakan Village.
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Police Investigate Rape of Minor in Orange Walk Town

Police in Orange Walk Town are investigating the rape of a minor. On Saturday, around
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Belize Police Issue Warning to Gun Dealers and License Holders

The Belize Police Department is sending a stern warning to gun dealers and gun license
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Investigators Closing in on Suspect in Imarie Galvez Murder Case

Investigators out West say they are closing in on the person they believed murdered 19-year-old
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Over $40,000 Worth of Items Stolen from British Army Training

Over forty thousand dollars’ worth of items were stolen from the British Army Training Support
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Commissioner Williams Unable to Confirm Gun License Sales in Public

The Commissioner of Police, Chester Williams, says he is unable to say whether persons in
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Belize Police Certify Dozens of Cops in Defensive Tactics to

The Belize Police Department hopes to see a decrease in civilians being harmed by police
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Dangriga Police Officer Charged with Aggravated Assault, Controversy Surrounds Case

Police Constable Tyrell Rowley of the Dangriga formation is being charged for aggravated assault with
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Belize’s Commissioner of Police Seeks Presidency of Regional Police Commission

In less than one month, the Commissioner of Police, Chester Williams, will be vying for
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Belize Police Department Enhances Emergency Response Plan for Hurricane Season

With the hurricane season upon us, the Belize Police Department says they are ready to
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Can criminal charges be brought against Erwin Contreras ?

Sticking with the topic of the Definitive Agreement, there is the angle of former Minister
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Illegal Airstrip Destroyed in Southern Belize

An operation to destroy an illegal airstrip was done in the eep South earlier today
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Men Under Investigation for Alleged Rape of Mentally Challenged Woman

Three Belize City men are under the Belize Police Department’s magnifying glass for allegedly raping
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Police Commissioner Addresses Increase in Missing Girls Cases

In recent weeks, there has been an uptick in cases of young girls being reported
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Convicted Cop Killer Escapes Jail Time, Fined $75,000 in Manslaughter

Convicted cop killer, Jasmine Hartin, has escaped jail time after being slapped with a $75,000
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Police Commissioner Reacts to Sentencing of Jasmin Hartin

Our newsroom met up with Police Commissioner on Orange Street, Belize City, and asked him
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Police Commissioner Defends Investigation in Stabbing Incident Case

The Commissioner of Police, Chester Williams, has responded to the attorney of a fourteen-year-old charged
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Resident Faces Arson Charges after Neighbor’s Property Damaged by Garbage

A resident of La Democracia Village is facing possible arson charges after she burnt two
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Police Commissioner Engages with Downtown Belize City Residents in Meet

Police Commissioner Chester Williams led a team of cops downtown Belize City where he met
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No jail time for Jasmine

Justice Sandcroft handed down a $75,000 fine and for Hartin to serve 300 hours of
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Family Claims Wrongful Arrest and Victimization of Minor in Belize

The family of a 14-year-old minor, who is in police custody, claims he was wrongfully
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Burglary Strikes Michael Finnegan Market in Belize City

There was a burglary over the weekend at the Michael Finnegan Market in Belize City. 
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Murder in Georgeville Leaves The Peaceful Community Disrupted

A woman was killed on Saturday inside her business establishment in the Progresso Village, Cayo
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Police narrow down suspect list in Imari Galvez murder case

It has been 13 days since Imari Galvez was strangled to death out west.  Police
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Who is Protecting Our Women ?

On the heels of the Moralez murder this weekend, the United Democratic Party issued a
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Police Commissioner Williams Reflects on Caribbean Police Commissioners Assembly

Police Commissioner Chester Williams recently returned from Trinidad and Tobago where he was attending the
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Butane Truck Driver Robbed at Gunpoint in Orange Walk Town

A butane truck driver was robbed this morning on Market Lane in Orange Walk Town
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Police Special Constable Found Guilty for unlawful Sexual Intercourse

A former Police Special Constable was sentenced to thirty years in prison for assault upon
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Ex-Police Constable found Guilty of Raping Minor

An ex-Police Constable is now facing fifteen years in prison after he was convicting of
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Minister of Human Development comments on Kareem Martinez judgement

The tragic death of 14-year-old Laddie Gillett has brought the relationship between law enforcement and
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Kareem Martinez sentenced to 18 years in prison

Former cop, Kareem Martinez was sentenced to 18 years in prison for the shooting death
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Man Pleads Guilty to Aggravated Burglary; Faces Sentencing for Breaking

Michael Jorgenson has pleaded guilty of breaking into the home of his former common-law-wife.  The
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Man knocked down by “dalla van” taken to court

Raymond Dyer is the man who was knocked down by a dalla van yesterday on
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Father of slain teen still searching for answers

It’s been one year and nine months since 15-year-old, Cassman Gill was shot a stone’s
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Cecil Gill offers two thousand dollars for information leading to

In his quest for closure, Cecil Gill is now offering a reward of two thousand
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Belizean Auto Dealers Robbed in Mexico

A Belizean man was a part of a convoy coming to Belize through Mexico when
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Police Officer Charged with Sexual Assault of Colleague; Granted Bail

Tonight, a cop is out on bail after being accused of sexually assaulting one of
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Belize’s Commissioner of Police Appointed Interim President of Regional Police

Belize’s Commissioner of Police, Chester Williams was appointed Interim President of the Commission of Chiefs
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Candle Light Vigil held for 19-year-old Imarie Galvez

It’s been over a week since 19-year-old Imarie Galvez was murdered and police are yet
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