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RTCIPF NEWS RELEASE - (August 24, 2015)

***FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE***

55 YEAR OLD MALE IN CRITICAL CONDITION AFTER CRASH – LEEWARD HIGHWAY

Officers from Chalk Sound Police Station are actively investigating the circumstances surrounding a single vehicle accident earlier this morning (Monday August 24, 2015) shortly after 1:30AM.

Upon officers arriving at the scene, they observed a gold Ford F150 truck facing in an eastern direction on the left lane of the highway in the vicinity of Building Materials Do It Center with extensive damages to the front of the vehicle. The said vehicle was driven by a 55 year old male of Kew Town who was conveyed to Cheshire Hall Medical Centre (CHMC).

The 55 year old male was admitted to CHMC and remains in a critical but stable condition.

UPDATE: POLICE LOCATE STOLEN CAR – FIVE CAYS ROAD

Acting on information received, officers of the Royal Turks & Caicos Islands Police Force have located a white Toyota Caldina which was reported stolen during a Robbery in Five Cays on Tuesday August 18, 2015.

The stolen vehicle was recovered yesterday (Sunday August 23, 2015) in the vicinity of an apartment complex in the Subdivision area of Five Cays. Officers established a crime scene which was examined by forensic officers. The vehicle was later taken to a secured location for further forensic analysis.

Investigations continue into this matter.

Police are appealing to anyone with information about any crime, no matter how small or insignificant (the tip) may seem, to call Crime Stoppers on 1-800-8477 or use the Crime Stoppers online reporting page: www.crimestoppers.tc. Information you provide will be treated in the strictest of confidence. All calls are answered by Miami Dade Police and no one from the RTCIPF will know who called. Only the information received will be provided to the RTCIPF.

We remind people they should not report crime information via our Facebook and Twitter pages.

PREVENTION CRIME TIP - BUSINESS OWNERS

  • Keep doors and windows clear of signs and posters to allow good two-way visibility.

  • Use video surveillance and make it well known.

  • Make bank deposits at least once a day.

  • Place a surveillance camera behind the cash register facing the front counter.

  • Install an emergency (panic) alarm.

  • Make your sales counter clearly visible to observers.

  • A clean environment is good for business and uncomfortable for robbers.

  • Keep your business well-lit inside and outside


Please visit the Royal Turks & Caicos Islands Police Force website at www.tcipolice.tc or Facebook page at www.facebook.com/rtcipffor Crime Reports and additional Crime Prevention Tips.

RTCIPF NEWS RELEASE - (Saturday August 22, 2015 )

Saturday August 22, 2015 9:05AM   

32 YEAR OLD ARRESTED FOR ASSAULT AND CANNABIS – FIVE CAYS

A 32 year old man has been arrested following an assault at Denoche nightclub, which has left a man with multiple injuries.

Just after 12am (Saturday 22 August 2015), police attended the Denoche nightclub located on Five Cays Road, following reports of a fight.

Officers arrived a short time later and found a man injured.

The injured man, aged 37, was taken to Cheshire Hall Medical Centre for treatment of injuries to his right arm, right eye and mouth. He was treated and released.

It is also alleged that the 32 year old man threw an object that broke the rear screen of a black Honda Torneo car which was parked outside of the nightclub.

The 32 year old man was arrested at the scene and were taken to Chalk Sound Police Station. He was arrested for Assault Occasioning Actual Bodily Harm.

Initial investigations have led police to believe the man and the victim are known to each other.

While the arrested 32 year old man was being transported to Chalk Sound police station, officers smelled a strong odor near him while he was in the police vehicle. Police conducted a search and located a substance believed to be cannabis. He was then arrested for Possession of a Controlled Drug.

Investigations are ongoing.

TACTICAL UNIT OFFICERS SEIZE CANNABIS – BLUE HILLS

According to reports, around 6:00pm on Friday August 20, 2015 officers from the Tactical Unit were on patrol on Bay Road, Blue Hills, when they observed a man standing near a tree acting suspiciously. The man on seeing the officers threw an object to the ground and fled on foot. The officers gave chase but were unable to catch the man. The officers retrieved the object from the ground and found it to be a quantity of Cannabis. The man is being sought by the police.

POLICE SEEK PUBLIC'S HELP AFTER VEHICLE VANDALIZED – DOCK YARD

Police are appealing for information after the front screen of a vehicle was smashed in Dock Yard yesterday.

At about 2:37am (Saturday August 22, 2015), police have been told that a man parked his vehicle outside his home. Sometime later he heard a loud noise outside his home. The man went outside and recalled a limited description of a male wearing a white shirt running from his car towards Bible Street. The man also observed that the male had thrown objects at the front screen, front passenger door glass and rear screen of his vehicle which cause the glass to be broken.

Officers attached to Beat & Patrol were notified of the incident and commenced investigations. Police have no suspects at this time.

POLICE SEEK HELP IN SOLVING BURGLARY – WHEELAND

The Royal Turks and Caicos Islands Police are also investigating a burglary of a home at a Wheeland address in Blue Hills which was reported to Chalk Sound Police Station yesterday (Friday August 21, 2015).

The complaint stated that he secured his home some time earlier and on his return, he discovered that his home was broken into. Missing from the home was a Stolen are three flat screen TVs, a sum of cash, quantity of coins, a set of electrical tools, one black HP laptop, a quantity of jewelry and three Alcatel cell phones. The scene was photographed and processed by of scenes of crime officers and further investigations are being carried out by Criminal Investigations Department.

Police are appealing to anyone with information about any crime, no matter how small or insignificant (the tip) may seem, to call Crime Stoppers on 1-800-8477or use the Crime Stoppers online reporting page: www.crimestoppers.tc. Information you provide will be treated in the strictest of confidence. All calls are answered by Miami Dade Police and no one from the RTCIPF will know who called. Only the information received will be provided to the RTCIPF. We remind people they should not report crime information via our Facebook and Twitter pages.

PREVENTION CRIME TIP- BUSINESS OWNERS

  • Keep doors and windows clear of signs and posters to allow good two-way visibility.

  • Use video surveillance and make it well known.

  • Make bank deposits at least once a day.

  • Place a surveillance camera behind the cash register facing the front counter.

  • Install an emergency (panic) alarm.

  • Make your sales counter clearly visible to observers.

  • A clean environment is good for business and uncomfortable for robbers.

  • Keep your business well-lit inside and outside

Please visit the Royal Turks & Caicos Islands Police Force website at www.tcipolice.tc or Facebook page at www.facebook.com/rtcipffor Crime Reports and additional Crime Prevention Tips.

ARMED BURGLARS ROBBED 29 YEAR OLD MAN – BIBLE STREET

Detectives of the Royal Turks and Caicos Islands Police Force (RTCIPF) are conducting investigations after a man was robbed at his home at a Blue Hills address yesterday morning.

About 4AM, (Wednesday, August 19, 2015) a 29 year old male was woken by a loud noise and got out of his bed to investigate the source of the noise. He was immediately confronted by two masked male intruders standing at approximately 5 feet 2 inches dressed in black. Both masked men were armed, one with a firearm and the other with a knife.

During the incident, both masked men demanded cash from the 29 year old male. Both suspects then fled the scene carrying with them items taken from the home which included a gold chain, a silver male bracelet, a BLU cell phone and a sum of cash.

Police searched the area; however, the two masked men were not located.

Detectives from the RTCIPF are conducting inquiries into the incident and are appealing for the public’s help to identify the offenders involved.

PREVENTION CRIME TIP - REDUCING VIOLENCE

• Look for ways to settle arguments and disagreements without violence. Remember: if you resort to violence to settle disputes, a child may well follow your example. Be a good role model.
• Use good manners to help ease tensions that can lead to violence. Teach kids that showing respect for themselves and for the needs of others can prevent crime.
• Report crimes and suspicious activities to police; agree to testify when necessary. If you want to live in a safe community, stand up for what you believe in.
• Don't support illegal activities, like buying stolen property or using illegal drugs. It's the wrong message to send to a child, and it involves you in criminal activity. It also encourages more crime that hurts you and your neighbours.

Please visit the Royal Turks & Caicos Islands Police Force website at www.tcipolice.tc or Facebook page at www.facebook.com/rtcipf for Crime Reports and additional Crime Prevention Tips.

Police are appealing to anyone with information about these crimes, no matter how small or insignificant (the tip) may seem, to call Crime Stoppers on 1-800-8477 or use the Crime Stoppers online reporting page: www.crimestoppers.tc. Information you provide will be treated in the strictest of confidence. All calls are answered by Miami Dade Police and no one from the RTCIPF will know who called. Only the information received will be provided to the RTCIPF. We remind people they should not report crime information via our Facebook and Twitter pages.  

RTCIPF NEWS RELEASE - (August 21, 2015)

Friday August 21, 2015 9:45AM   

ANTONIO LUCIANO SERVING 3 MONTHS FOR STOLEN GOODS

19 year old Antonio Luciano appeared before the Supreme Court in Grand Turk on two counts of Handling Stolen Goods. On Thursday August 20, 2015 Luciano was sentenced to prison for three months on each charge. His sentence is to be served consecutively to the sentence that he is already serving.

RASHAUN ASTWOOD GETS SUSPENDED SENTENCE

41 year old Rashaun Astwood pleaded guilty in the Magistrate Court to the offence of Possession of Controlled Drugs, Possession of Controlled Drugs with the Intent to Supply. He was given a suspended sentence of three months imprisonment. The suspended sentence is to run for eighteen months.

DRUG SEIZURES

On Thursday August 20, 2015 at 8:03PM Tactical Officers acting on intelligence conducted a search in an area of Provo and found a quantity of cannabis which was seized for destruction.

On Thursday August 20, 2015 at 5:20PM Tactical Officers acting on intelligence conducted a search on an area in Kew Town. During that search, a quantity of cannabis was found which was seized for destruction.

On Thursday August 20, 2015 at 6:20PM Tactical Officers acting on intelligence conducted search in a bushy area of Five Cays where a quantity of Cannabis was found in a zip lock bag and seized for destruction.

ARRESTS & CHARGED

A 17 year old male of a Five Cays address was arrested and charged for the offence of Possession of a Controlled Drug namely Cannabis in relation to an incident on Wednesday August 19, 2015.

A 17 year old male of a Five Cays address was arrested for the offence of Handling Stolen Goods in relation to a report made on Thursday August 08, 2015.

A 17 year old male of a Five Cays address was arrested for the offence of Possession of a Controlled Drug namely Cannabis.

A 53 year old male of a Bambara, Middle Caicos address was arrested and charged for the offence of Using Offence Weapon So As To Cause Fear and Assault Occasioning Actual Bodily Harm. This is in relation to a report made in North Caicos.

UPDATE: POLICE MAKE ARREST IN STOLEN CAR INCIDENT – FIVE CAYS

Officers of the Royal Turks & Caicos Islands Police Force have arrested a 32 year old male of a Blue Hills address on suspicion of Robbery yesterday (Thursday August 20, 2015).

The arrest of the 32 year old male is in connection with a Robbery report (Tuesday August 18, 2015) made by a 24 year old man that he was robbed of a sum of cash and his car in the vicinity of Noah’s Bar in Five Cays.

The vehicle had yet to be found as of today Friday August 21, 2015.

If you know the location of this stolen vehicle, always think about your own safety and the safety of others. Do NOT pursue this vehicle or any other vehicle you believe may be stolen.

If the vehicle is being driven or you believe the driver or the vehicle occupants are still nearby, then please call 911 and ask for Police.

Police are urging anyone with information in relation to this incident to call Crime Stoppers on 18008477. Information you provide will be treated in the strictest of confidence. We remind people they should not report crime information via our Facebook and Twitter pages.

UPDATE: POLICE LOCATE STOLEN CAR – BOODLE WAY

Detectives of the Royal Turks & Caicos Islands Police Force have located a grey Honda Civic which was reported stolen during a burglary in Blue Hills on Wednesday August 19, 2015.

The stolen vehicle was recovered in the vicinity of Club 2005 on Aviation Drive. No arrest have been made as yet in connection with this crime and police continue to appeal for the public’s help with providing information that would lead to an arrest and recovery of additional stolen items. During the burglary two IPhones were also stolen.

TWO BURGLARIES REPORTED OVER NIGHT - PROVO

  1. The Royal Turks and Caicos Islands Police are also investigating a burglary of a home at a Cherry Close address in Kew Town which was reported to Chalk Sound Police Station yesterday (Thursday August 20, 2015).

The complaint stated that he secured his home on Thursday August 20, 2015 at 7:30AM and on his return that same day at 4:40PM, he discovered that his home was broken into. Missing from the home was a Nokia cellphone. The scene was photographed and processed by of scenes of crime officers and further investigations are being carried out by Criminal Investigations Department.

  1. The Royal Turks and Caicos Islands Police are also investigating a burglary of a home at a Providenciales address which was reported to Chalk Sound Police Station yesterday (Thursday August 20, 2015).

The complaint stated that she secured her home on Thursday August 20, 2015 at 6AM and on her return that same day at 7PM, she discovered that her home was broken into. Missing from the home was a Notebook Laptop, a Movado watch, one gold chain, a pair bangles and one Apple iPhone. The scene was photographed and processed by of scenes of crime officers and further investigations are being carried out by Criminal Investigations Department.

Police are appealing to anyone with information about any crime, no matter how small or insignificant (the tip) may seem, to call Crime Stoppers on 1-800-8477or use the Crime Stoppers online reporting page: www.crimestoppers.tc. Information you provide will be treated in the strictest of confidence. All calls are answered by Miami Dade Police and no one from the RTCIPF will know who called. Only the information received will be provided to the RTCIPF. We remind people they should not report crime information via our Facebook and Twitter pages.

REPORT SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY

Trust your instincts. If something doesn't seem right in your neighborhood, it probably isn't. Be very suspicious but do NOT approach:

  • Persons walking up and down the street and/or parking lot looking into cars or trying door handles.

  • Vehicles cruising the street and/or parking lots at very low speeds for extended periods while observing parked cars.

  • Persons sitting in running parked cars for prolonged periods and vehicles dropping one person off while continuing to cruise the same area.

We prefer to check an innocent citizen going about their business than to not check and end up taking a crime report.

Please visit the Royal Turks & Caicos Islands Police Force website at www.tcipolice.tc or Facebook page at www.facebook.com/rtcipffor Crime Reports and additional Crime Prevention Tips.

ARMED BURGLARS ROBBED 33 YEAR OLD MAN – BOODLE STREET

Detectives of the Royal Turks and Caicos Islands Police Force (RTCIPF) are conducting investigations after a man was robbed at his home at a Blue Hills address yesterday morning.

About 4:50AM, (Wednesday, August 19, 2015) a 33 year old male was woken by a loud noise and got out of his bed to investigate the source of the noise. He was immediately confronted by two masked male intruders standing at approximately 5 feet 2 inches dressed in black. Both masked men were armed, one with a firearm and the other with a knife.

During the incident, both masked men demanded valuables from the two occupants of the home.

Both suspects fled the scene carrying with them items taken from the home which included two IPhones and the keys to a silver Honda car.

Police searched the area; however, the two masked men were not located.

Detectives from the RTCIPF are conducting inquiries into the incident and are appealing for the public’s help to identify the offenders involved.

PREVENTION CRIME TIP - REDUCING VIOLENCE

• Look for ways to settle arguments and disagreements without violence. Remember: if you resort to violence to settle disputes, a child may well follow your example. Be a good role model.
• Use good manners to help ease tensions that can lead to violence. Teach kids that showing respect for themselves and for the needs of others can prevent crime.
• Report crimes and suspicious activities to police; agree to testify when necessary. If you want to live in a safe community, stand up for what you believe in.
• Don't support illegal activities, like buying stolen property or using illegal drugs. It's the wrong message to send to a child, and it involves you in criminal activity. It also encourages more crime that hurts you and your neighbours.

Please visit the Royal Turks & Caicos Islands Police Force website at www.tcipolice.tc or Facebook page at www.facebook.com/rtcipf for Crime Reports and additional Crime Prevention Tips.

Police are appealing to anyone with information about these crimes, no matter how small or insignificant (the tip) may seem, to call Crime Stoppers on 1-800-8477 or use the Crime Stoppers online reporting page: www.crimestoppers.tc. Information you provide will be treated in the strictest of confidence. All calls are answered by Miami Dade Police and no one from the RTCIPF will know who called. Only the information received will be provided to the RTCIPF. We remind people they should not report crime information via our Facebook and Twitter pages.