With the help of the community Orange Walk Police managed to remove a firearm off the streets. Commanding Officer, Superintendent Selvin Tillett told us more.
“On Sunday 3rd January at about 4pm the Orange Walk Quick Response team conducted a search of an empty lot located at _______ Crescent near the Sandy Hunter Library where upon searching under a log police found a .32 caliber pistol bearing serial number P055700 with an empty magazine that was wrapped in a black plastic bag. The firearm was taken to the Orange Walk Police Station where it was deposited as found property. We believe the gun is still functional.“
“Do you guys believe that it was placed there in order to be retrieved later to be used in a crime?”
“Well it was placed there most naturally and like I said due to the good communication with the community they saw it and called the police.”
In other news coming out from the Orange Walk District, three motorcycles were stolen there. The first belonged to Juan Perez. He told police that on December 30 he parked his red Meilun motorcycle valued at $2,200 with his friend known to him only as Tino of San Jose Village. After he did so, the motorcycle went missing. The second motorcycle went missing the day after on January 1. Austin Rodriguez reported to police that just after midnight; he parked his black Meilun Motor Cycle behind Bouchy’s Night Club and went to socialize. When he went to check on it at around 3:30, he realized that it had been stolen. The third motorcycle theft happened just minutes after in the same area. This one belonged to Emil Leiva. He told police that he parked his grey, black and red Meilun Ninja Motorcycle, valued at $ 4,500 in an empty lot near HI Five Night Club at around four in the morning. He entered the business place and he came out, he found out that his motorcycle was missing.