Crime & Police News

Fishermen Fined for Extracting Conchs in Special Zone

Two fishermen from northern Belize were fined today after fishing in a Special zone. Fifty-seven-year-old
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Belize Police Department Reports Decrease in Crime

The decrease in crime recorded by the Belize Police Department is a testament to the
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Multi-Agency Crime Forum Discusses Smart Policing and Police Restructuring

The multi-agency Crime Forum took place today in Belmopan at the University of Belize.  The
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Two Men Arrested and Charged in Connection with Orel Leslie’s

Two men are behind bars awaiting trial for the murder of businessman, 34-year-old, Orel Leslie. 
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Honduran National Fined for Crack Cocaine Possession

A Honduran national was fined today for possession of crack cocaine. Forty-seven-year-old, Raul Suazo appeared
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Belize City Woman Charged with Attacking Sister, Released on Bail

A Belize City woman is out on bail after being charged for attacking her own
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Honduran Asylum Seeker Accused of Assault with a Machete Granted

A Honduran man who came to Belize seeking asylum is accused of assaulting a man
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Three Men Found Not Guilty in Handling Stolen Goods Case

Three men accused of having a police officer’s stolen laptop were found not guilty in
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Investigation Launched into Alleged Excessive Force by Traffic Officers

The Ministry of Transportation has launched an investigation into an incident involving two traffic officers
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Toledo Police Officers Honored for Exemplary Service

The Belize Police Department held a special ceremony today to honor officers from the Toledo
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Police Commissioner Confirms Controversial Sale to Businessman Ricardo Borja

The Commissioner of Police Chester Williams has confirmed that he sold a seventy-thousand-dollar vehicle to
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Crime Rates Down Across Belize, Thanks to Effective Policing

In other news from the Police Commissioner, statistics are showing that crime across the country
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BDF Blunder: Firework Mistaken for IED

Tonight, the Belize Defense Force is staring down an embarrassing situation after its bomb experts
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Attorney Oscar Selgado’s Murder Trial Continues with Voir Dire Procedure

The abetment to commit murder trial of attorney Oscar Selgado continued in the High Court
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Burglary Suspect Donovan Franzua Released on Bail

Forty-nine-year-old Donovan Franzua is out on bail after being charged with burglary. Franzua is accused
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Chinese Businessman and Partner Face Drug Trafficking Charges in Belize

A Chinese businessman and his common-law wife were charged with drug trafficking after police found
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Glenford Arnold Convicted of Sexual Assault Against Minor

Sixty-eight-year-old Glenford Arnold has been convicted of a single count of sexual assault against an
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Belize Law Enforcement and UB Collaborate on Crime Prevention Forum

The Leadership Intervention Unit (LIU), the Belize Police Department, and the Ministry of Home Affairs
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Has the departure of the Director of the DYS impacted

While the LIU continues to work toward the reduction of crime and violence, it suffered
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Fishermen Fined for Possession of Conch During Closed Season

Twelve fishermen from Chunox Village received a hefty fine this week after being caught with
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Two Men Charged for Gruesome Murder of David Phillips in

Over the weekend, police charged two Belize City men for the gruesome murder of forty-three-year-old,
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Meighan Brothers Acquitted of Gang Affiliation Charge

Tyrone and Ellis Meighan were acquitted of a charge of gang affiliation in the Belize
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Belize City Man Sentenced to Prison for Obtaining Property by

A Belize City man has been sentenced to prison for obtaining property by deception. Thirty-nine-year-old,
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Accused Rapist Remanded to Belize Central Prison After Bail Revoked

Thirty-four-year-old Ronlee Petillo has been remanded to the Belize Central Prison, after having his bail
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Altercation Leaves Belmopan Resident Dead, Suspect in Custody

A Belmopan resident is dead and another is in police custody pending charges after an
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Man Sentenced to Prison for Shoplifting Air Fresheners

A fifty-five-year-old man caught shoplifting air fresheners has been sentenced to three months in prison.
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Teenager Remanded for Alleged Cell Phone Robbery

A nineteen-year-old Belize City resident has been remanded to the Belize Central Prison for allegedly
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Belize City Resident Granted Bail for Marijuana Possession

Eighteen-year-old Belize City resident Alonzo Myers is out on bail after being arrested and charged
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Man Accused of Sexual Assault on Minor Released on Bail

A man accused of inappropriately touching a ten-year-old girl is out on bail. Thirty-two-year-old Alguin
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Senior Citizen Spared Prison Time in Firearm Offense Case

Today, a Senior Citizen who is employed as a security guard was spared prison time
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Man Remanded to Belize Central Prison in Connection with Shooting

A Belize City man has been remanded to the Belize Central Prison, after beign charged
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Belize City Resident Out on Bail After Alleged Burglary

Belize City resident, twenty-six-year-old Byron Flowers, has is out on bail after being accused of
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Salvadoran National Awaits Deportation After Failing to Comply with Visitor’s

A Salvadoran national is awaiting deportation after being charged for failing to comply with the
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Burglary at Trinidadian Judge’s Home in Belize Raises Concerns

The home of a Trinidadian Judge was burglarized this morning in Lord’s Bank, Belize District.
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Couple Remanded to Belize Central Prison for Ammunition Found in

A couple of Camalote Village, Cayo District was shown no mercy when they appeared in
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New Ambassadors Present Credentials to Belize Governor General

Aside from the Guatemalan Ambassador, there were two others who presented their letters of credence
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Ellison Chavez Receives 2023 Manuel Heredia Scholarship

Ellison Chavez of Belize Rural South is the recipient of the 2023 Manuel Heredia Scholarship. 
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Police Seek Suspect in Fatal Shooting of Dona Gonzalez in

Police are on the hunt for 25-year-old Fibriel Savala, a suspect in the murder of
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Family Seeks Justice After Loved One Dies from Injuries in

A family in the Cayo District is demanding justice for their loved one, who died
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Stolen Sweater Leads to Charges Against Two Belize City Men

A stolen sweater valued at fifteen dollars set the events in motion that landed two
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Damion Saldano Granted Bail After Threatening Words Charge

Twenty-two-year-old Damion Saldano is out on bail after being charged with a single count of
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Police Capture Suspect in Triple Murder Case: Toledo Man Arrested

Police have arrested a man wanted in connection with three murders. Officers from the Toledo
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Minister of Public Service weighs in on allegations that public

The issue of gun licenses wasn’t the only one Borja’s murder brought to light. Borja
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Belize City Resident Convicted of Aggravated Assault on Police Officer

Belize City resident, Earl Baptist, who is already on remand on a charge of murder,
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Remand for Kevaughan Middleton Extended Pending Bail Application

Twenty-four-year-old, Belize City resident Kevaughan Allan Middleton, remains on remand at the Belize Central Prison
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Man Charged with Traffic Offenses Granted Bail

A Belize City man is out on bail after being charged with two traffic offenses.
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Elderly Businessman Shot in Critical Condition in Santa Elena

An elderly businessman from Santa Elena is fighting for his life after being shot early
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Aggravated Burglary Occurs in Western Belize

Police are investigating a case of aggravated burglary that took place in western Belize last
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Toledo Man Sentenced to Prison for Repeat Drug Trafficking

A man from San Antonio Village, Toledo district, has been sentenced to a year in
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Asian National Sentenced to 10 Years in U.S. Prison for

An Asian national who had acquired Belizean nationality during the period 2011 to 2013 has
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Man Charged with Murder of 79-Year-Old Juliana Rhys in Dangriga

Police have arrested and charged one man for the murder of 79-year-old, Juliana Rhys. Yesterday,
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Belize Carnival Association Apologizes for Violence During Carnival Road March

The Belize Carnival Association has publicly apologized to carnival attendees who were injured during the
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Two Men Remanded for Alleged Rape of 15-Year-Old Girl

Two men accused of raping a fifteen-year-old girl have been remanded to the Belize Central
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Police Officer Accused of Sexually Assaulting Minor Granted Bail

A cop is out on bail after being accused of sexually assaulting a minor. Twenty-six-year-old
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Psychiatric Evaluation Ordered for Woman Charged with Property Damage

A Belize City Magistrate has ordered a psychiatric evaluation for thirty-eight-year-old, Ladyville resident, Karina Lord
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Belizean Man Denies Heinous Crime Allegations in Guatemalan Media

A Belizean man is working to clear his name after a Guatemalan news agency reported
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Forty Senior Police Officers Promoted, Coast Guard Recruits Face Challenges

Forty senior police officers were officially promoted last week. The announcement was made via an
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Belize Seeks U.S. Support to Tackle Drug Trade and Patrolling

The Ministry of National Defense hopes to procure additional resources from the United States Government
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Investigation Underway in Elderly Man’s Death in Cayo District

Police out west are investigating the death of an elderly man in the Cayo District.
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Belize City Man Stabbed During Altercation with Cousin

A Belize City man was stabbed during an altercation a stone’s throw away from his
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Man Arrested with Loaded Firearm During Carnival Road March

A North Creek resident is serving his first night on remand after busted on Saturday
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Allegations of Assault Arise as Men Are Detained for Loitering

Police patrols had stepped up this past weekend.  So much so that they were detaining
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18-Year-Old Remanded for Stabbing Incident in Belize City

An 18-year-old has been remanded to the Belize Central Prison after he was fingered and
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Ministry Launches Investigation into Immigration Officer Caught in Cocaine Videos

Weeks after two videos of an immigration officer cutting what appeared to be cocaine, the
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Sierra Leone National Retains Belizean Attorney After Authorities Prevent Departure

The family of a Sierra Leone national has retained a Belizean attorney after authorities refused
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Belize City Man Granted Bail for Property Damage Charge

A Belize City man is out of bail following a charge of damage to property.
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US Officials Collaborate with Belize to Combat Transnational Crime Surge

One of the main areas of focus during the delegation’s visit was transnational crime in
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Belizean Man Sentenced to Six Months in Prison for Bicycle

Fifty-seven-year-old Marlon Blease has been sentenced to six months in prison for stealing a bicycle
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Police Constable Accused of Sexual Assault Granted Bail

A police constable is out on bail and has been placed on interdiction after being
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Belize City Resident Remanded to Prison for Bicycle Theft

Forty-year-old Belize City resident Darrell Gray was remanded to the Belize Central Prison today.  Gray
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Trial Begins for Inmate Accused of Failing to Return Rented

A trial of theft for Clinton Medina, who is already serving a two-and-a-half-year prison sentence
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Police Officers in Belize Trained to Engage Persons with Mental

A group of nineteen police officers are being trained in Belize City today on how
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Guilty Verdicts in A&R Store Robbery Case

Twenty-one-year-old, Keon Budnah, is on remand at the Belize Central Prison pending sentencing after he
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Men Charged with Threatening to Kill Granted Bail

Two men are out on bail after being charged for threatening to kill a man.
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Woman Charged with Wounding Released on Bail

A Ladyville woman after being charged with wounding. Thirty-two-year-old, Leivy Magana appeared in court today
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Crooked Tree Man Remanded for Alleged Robbery

A Crooked Tree man has been remanded to prison after being unable to post bail.
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AK-47 Assault Rifle Found in San Pedro, Man Arrested

San Pedro Police have charged a man in connection with an AK-47 assault rifle, found
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Businessman’s Murder Sheds Light on Gun License Controversy

The killing of businessman, Ricardo Borja, has exacerbated the matter of gun licenses and allegations
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Man Sentenced to Prison for Stealing Boss’s Vehicle

A Belize City man was sentenced to prison today after being convicted of stealing his
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Woman Fined for Possession of Crack Pipe

A Belize City woman was fined in court today for being in possession of a
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Man Fined for Aggravated Assault and Threatening Words

Thirty-year-old Stephen Flowers Jr was fined today after pleading guilty to one count of aggravated
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UDP fires off flurry of press releases calling on the

Five press releases in one day, it is unheard of, but it did happen today. 
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Suspect Arrested in Connection with July Murder in Belize City

Police have caught the man they believe murdered 38-year-old James Dorian Escarpeta on July 16. 
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Two Men Charged for Handling Stolen Motorcycle in Belize City

Two Belize City men were charged this week for riding around on a stolen motorcycle. 
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Toledo Man Granted Bail Pending Appeal of Sexual Assault Conviction

A Toledo man who is appealing a conviction of sexually assaulting a minor was granted
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Trial of Police Officers Flouting COVID Curfew Ends with Pardoning

The trial of two police officers caught out after curfew during COVID lockdowns, ended today
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Lords Bank Man Fined for Public Intoxication in Belize City

A Lords Bank man was fined today for being drunk in public. Twenty-five-year-old Hilberto Cho
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Belize City Man Granted Bail After Alleged Knife Attack

A Belize City man accused of attacking another man with a knife is out on
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Honduran National Fined and Faces Deportation for Illegal Entry

A Honduran national was fined in court today for an immigration offense. Twenty-nine-year-old Carlos Martinez
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Accused Thief Charged Following Property Damage Case

Twenty-seven-year-old Jermaine Wagner was charged with damage to property just last week, but today he
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Mother and Children’s Terrifying Ordeal: Diesel Attack by Estranged Boyfriend

A mother of three is living in fear and uncertainty after her estranged boyfriend doused
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Real Estate Agent Detained for Questioning in Connection to Ricardo

Reports to our newsroom indicate that Frik de Meyere has been detained by the Police
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