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20year old female arrested for Wounding

Investigators of the Royal Turks and Caicos Islands Police (RTCIPF) have arrested a 20year old female of Five Cays for wounding after a report was made of an incident on Saturday 6th February 2016.

Shortly after 8:00 pm RTCIPF officers responded to an area in Five Cays where a male was found complaining of pain and informed officers that he was stabbed on the left side of the stomach by the female during a fight between them.

He was taken to the Chalk Sound Medical Centre for treatment.

Investigations are ongoing.

Police are urging anyone with information about this incident to call Crime Stoppers on 1-800-8477 or use the Crime Stoppers online reporting page: www.crimestoppers.tc, Chalk Sound Police Station 941-8067 or National Crime and Intelligence Bureau (NCIB) via email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 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 page.

50 year old male caught burglarizing home

A 50 year old male is assisting the police after having being caught burglarizing a home yesterday in the Turtle Cove area.

Shortly after 5pm (Monday 8th February 2016) a homeowner arrived home and made the discovery. At the time the culprit already had in his possession several beach items and soap powder. Police was informed and the male was taken into custody.

Investigation ongoing into this matter.

Police are urging anyone with information about this incident to call Crime Stoppers on 1-800-8477 or use the Crime Stoppers online reporting page: www.crimestoppers.tc, Chalk Sound Police Station 941-8067 or National Crime and Intelligence Bureau (NCIB) via email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 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 page.

 

Police investigates three (3) separate incidents of arm robbery on Providenciales

Investigators of the Royal Turks and Caicos Islands (RTCIPF) are investigating one (1) of attempted robbery and two (2) separate reports of arm robbery that occurred in different areas of Blue Hills last night.

At about 4:50 pm (Tuesday 2nd February 2016), a 74year old male and his wife were bird watching in the Wheeland area when they were confronted by a tall and dark slim built male with a mask over his face pointing a gun at them who demanded cash and a wedding ring. The 74year old man managed to escape and reported the incident to the police. Police searched the area; however, the masked men was not located.

Also, at 9:51pm on the same date, a 36 year old male along with his wife had just arrived home in the area of Snake Hill when they were approached by three (3) masked men described to be 5’10”, dark complexion and slim built; who pointed a gun and knives at them and got away with a lady's handbag.

And lastly on the same night at 10:48pm, a 20 year old male and his sister were walking home in the vicinity of the Clement Howell High School when they were also approached by three (3) masked men described to be 5’10”, dark complexion, slim built and at the time wearing black hoodie and short pants pointed a gun at them and demanded cash. The suspects got away with two (2) cellular phones.

Police searched the areas for the suspects, but none was found.

Police are urging anyone with information about this incident to call Crime Stoppers on 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. We remind people they should not report crime information via our Facebook and Twitter page.

Press Release (2/4/2016)

Following the recent fire at Helena Jones Robinson High School (HJRHS) on Grand Turk, there has been rumor and speculation about the cause of that fire, some acts of vandalism and a perceived link to the deployment of Police Officers in the nation’s capital.

Decisions about the numbers and use of officers are always contentious. These decisions are only taken following extensive internal consultation and careful consideration by the Force Executive Team. Our aim is always to ensure that we make the best use of resources and target our efforts to maximum effect. From time to time, this can create a perception of ‘winners’ and losers’ in the eyes of the public and a belief that they are, or are about to suffer a diminished service.

In relation to Grand Turk we considered a number of significant factors that influenced our decision making; it is the nation’s capital and seat of Government; it receives a large influx of visitors when cruise ships dock; citizens deserve an effective police presence commensurate with crime patterns and social conditions and that police numbers must reflect the volume of calls for assistance received.

Presently, there are 38 police officers deployed in Grand Turk, which has recently been reduced from a previous deployment of 46. This is a significant number of officers in relation to the size of the resident community.

Police numbers alone are not the solution to many of the issues facing us in the Turks and Caicos Islands. Partnership working and a shared understanding of the challenges and potential solutions is fundamental to making the country safe. Improving the skills of officers and ensuring that they have the tools to carry out their duty is equally important. The officer in charge of the Division is confident that he has the resources required to do the job and whilst we will not reveal actual numbers on patrol at any given time, reports by some media that two officers are on night duty are wide of the mark. Our response time to calls for assistance is very good and reported crime in Grand Turk continues to diminish year on year. Every reported crime is thoroughly investigated and when appropriate specialist officers are called to assist uniform colleagues.

Our enquiries into HJRHS continue, we are following positive leads and the investigation is progressing, but I would urge anyone with information that may assist us to make contact with any police officer.

Commissioner of Police

Police have issued a stern warning to vandals who have deliberately damaged several vehicles on Grand Turk

Officers of the Royal Turks and Caicos Islands (RTCIPF) are requesting residents on Grand Turk to be alert in observing and reporting suspicious behavior during the evening and night time hours.

During the past two months, a number of separate incidents of vehicles being damaged have been reported to the Grand Turk Police Station. Damage to the vehicles has consisted of windshields and windows being smashed with cement blocks or other hard objects by perpetrators.

The vandals have on occasion stole items from the vehicles but in these recent cases have only damaged the cars and are committing these incidents during the late nights and early mornings when owners are asleep. A few Government vehicle windshields have also been destroyed by the same method.

Offenders are warned of the serious nature of their behavior, anyone who are doing this as part of a misguided idea of fun, then please remember not only that but the inconvenience and annoyance they are causing to victims.

Police ask that residents be alert to suspicious activity and don't hesitate to call 911 to report it, this includes description and clothing of strangers or known persons walking or loitering about their property. Record descriptions of suspicious people and vehicle(s), obtain license plate numbers when possible and park their vehicles in well-lit areas at their residence and do not to leave anything of value in them.

Police are urging anyone with information about this incident 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. We remind people they should not report crime information via our Facebook and Twitter page.