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911 Operators of the Royal Turks and Caicos Islands Police Force celebrates “Tele communicators Week”

April 24-30 was observed as Public Safety Telecommunicators week by the team at the 911 Emergency Communications Centre.

During the week, the staff celebrated by wearing a different color that represented each island of the Turks and Caicos Islands, this signifies their responsibility of answering emergency calls from all the islands.

“The 911 operator is the critical link between the citizens and the different emergency services; they are responsible for screening the calls and transmitting that information to the necessary personnel.” Said 911 Supervisor Ms. Nerissa Fortune, “Because each incoming call is unique and can vary from requests for general information to reports of life-threatening incidents, the operator must ask specific questions to prioritize the call accurately and assign it appropriately to emergency responders.”

Therefore, it is important to answer the questions asked as this is vital for responding emergency personnel.

The week kicked off on Sunday 24th April with a Church Service at the Bethany Baptist Church in Blue Hills and ended with an Officers Appreciation cocktail at Kalooki's located in Blue Hills.

Woman robbed by two masked men

Female robbed by two masked men

Officers of the Royal Turks and Caicos Islands Police Force are investigating a robbery which occurred earlier this morning (Thursday 28th April 2016) in Blue Hills.

Officers responded to the Bible Street area after a female reported that shortly after 12am she arrived home and as she unlock her door she was grabbed by her ankle. When she turned around she noticed a slim built male with red mask on, dressed in black hoodie armed with what appeared to be a gun and knocked her on the forehead. The other male snatched her white, black and brown leather bag containing an Iphone 6, Credit Cards and other identification cards before making off in a westerly direction.

A crime scene was established.

The female was taken to the Cheshire Hall Medical Centre where she was treated for her injuries and later discharged.

If you were the area of Bible Street during that time of night and have seen the culprits, please contact the Chalk Sound Police Station at 338-5901.

To remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 1- 800 8477 or use the Crime Stoppers online reporting page: www.crimestoppers.tc.

Woman found dead in Pirate’s Cove identified as ‘Yuneiry VERAS’

yunera deceasedThe woman found dead by Police Officers this past weekend has been identified as 26-year-old Yuneiry Veras of the Dominican Republic.

Ms. Yuneiry Veras was last seen around 2 am on Monday 18th April 2016 at her residence in Blue Hills. Her lifeless body was discovered about 1:04 pm on Saturday 23rd April 2016 in Pirate’s Cove located on Tom Lightbourne’s Drive, the North Western area of Providenciales. This section of Providenciales is very secluded and is surrounded by bushes. The road is unpaved and leads to Bonefish Point Beach.

investigators are awaiting the official results of an autopsy that was done on Monday 25h April, however a homicide investigation is already in progress

We know that someone out there may know what happened to Ms. Veras on the night of her disappearance. She was well known and have been in contact with a few persons due to her working at a popular Bar and Night Club located on Aviation Drive.

The police are seeking your assistance to find the person or persons who may be responsible for her murder.

Anyone with information about this murder or other crimes is asked to contact the Chalk Sound Police Station at 339-5901.

To remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 1- 800 8477 or use the Crime Stoppers online reporting page: www.crimestoppers.tc.

The information you provide will be treated in the strictest of confidence.

Three men jointly charged with Conspiracy to Rob

Earlier today (Wednesday 27th April 2016), Investigators of the Royal Turks and Caicos Police Force jointly charged and Cautioned three males ages 30, 31, and 32 years old with Conspiracy to Rob in relation to a report that was made on Sunday 10th April 2016.

On that date, around 1:37 pm, officers responded to the Sunny Foods Supermarket located on South Dock Road Providenciales, where during the robbery a male was shot multiple times on his back by three masked men. The men then got away with an undisclosed amount of money.

The trio was later arrested on suspicion for the offence.

They were taken to the Magistrate’s court where they were not allowed to enter a plea.

They are remanded into custody until Friday 3rd June 2016 for a sufficiency Hearing.

51 year old male plead guilty to Burglary

On Thursday 21st April 2016, in the Magistrate's Court, 51-year-old John Spencer Missick plead guilty to Burglary in connection with a report that was made on Monday 8th February 2016.

On that day, the complainant made a report to police that shortly after 5 pm he arrived home and found Mr. Missick entering the bush from the laundry room. Upon confronting him, it was observed where he had in his possession beach towels and laundry detergent. Upon making checks, the complainant noticed that the items were stolen from his laundry room.

Police later arrived on the scene, arrested Mr Missick and then formally charged and cautioned.

Mr. Missick was sentenced to two years’ probation. During his probation period he must reside in North Caicos, report to the Bottle Creek Police Station every Thursday and must work (one hundred) 100 hours of Community service.