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Second Illegal Sloop Intercepted for the week

A motorized fiberglass boat from Haiti was detected by the Coastal Radar Station and intercepted by the Royal Turks and Caicos Islands Police Force-Marine Branch at approximately 10:45 PM last night (Wednesday 4th May 2016) near the North West Point area.

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The 45 foot white Fiberglass Sailing vessel bearing the name, “Different Drummer”, assisted with a Diesel Inboard Engine was escorted to the South Dock port where Officials from various Police units, Border Control, and other Government and Non-Governmental agencies were on hand to assist with the processing of these individuals. There were 81 souls on board consisting of sixty-six (66) males and fifteen (15) females.

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Eighty (80) individuals were later transported to the Detention Center for further processing and detention, one male who appeared to be dehydrated was taken to the Cheshire Hall Medical Centre for medical assistance.

They will be repatriated later.

Samuel Augustin Found Guilty for Robbery and Shooting with Intent

On Monday 2nd May 2016, after a two weeks trial, 39-year-old Samuel Augustin was found guilty of Robbery and Shooting with intent, in connection with a report that was made on Thursday 14th May 2015.

On that night, the complainant stated that around 7:30 PM he went to Scotia Bank located on the Leeward Highway to make a night deposit at the Automated Teller Machine. Upon arrival at the location and exit his vehicle, he was approached by two masked men who were shooting at him. As a result of getting shot several times about his body, the bag which contained an undisclosed amount of cash fell to the ground as he ran for cover. The culprits took the bag of money and ran off into the nearby bushes.

Police were dispatched to the location where a crime scene was established, and an investigation was launched.

A short time later, police officers were in the area of Blue Mountain when they saw Mr. Samuel Augustin and detained him for a search where an undisclosed amount of cash was found in his possession.

He was immediately arrested on suspicion of Robbery.

On Friday 26th June 2015, he was formally charged and cautioned for the offences mentioned.

The sentence is set for Friday 13th May 2016.

Illegal Sloop Intercepted, 12 Detainees escaped

A motorized wooden boat from Haiti was detected at approximately 3:03 AM on Sunday 1st May 2016 eight- miles off the shore of Providenciales. The vessel was detected by the Coastal Radar Station and intercepted by officers of the Royal Turks & Caicos Islands Police Force – Marine Branch.

The 32 foot blue and red boat with the name, “Sen Jan Baptise EOE M Cheche Lavi BR69”, powered with a 40 Horse Power engine and a 30 Horse power Parson engine was escorted to the South Dock port where Officials from various Police units, Border Control, and other Government and Non-Governmental agencies were on hand to assist with the processing of these individuals. There were 108 souls on board consisting of (one hundred (100) males and eight (8) females.

All 108 individuals were later transported to the Detention Center for further processing and detention.

Update: Shortly after 12 Am on Monday 2nd May, a detainee who was complaining of stomach pains requested to be taken to the bathroom. As the security guard was assisting him, a struggle ensued which resulted in the officer being choked and handcuffed to the cell door. Twelve (12) male detainees were able to escape before assistance arrived.

Woman robbed by two masked men(May 2, 2016)

Female robbed by masked man

Earlier today (Monday 2 May 2016) a female was robbed at gunpoint in Heaving Down Rock, located on the eastern point of Providenciales.

The complainant contacted 911 at 7:04 AM  and reported that she was approached by a 5’11” slim built male wearing a black mask with a Mickey Mouse image, pointed a small brown rusty gun at her and demanded cash. The masked man took the lady’s black handbag containing an undisclosed amount of money, cheques, and other documents. He demanded keys to her Light Blue Dodge Caravan registration TC28128 and sped off with it.

Police responded, and a crime scene was established.

The vehicle was later found on Arawak Drive in Long Bay.

No injuries were reported and Investigations are ongoing.

Were you in the area of Heaving Down Rock during the time of this incident and may have seen something? 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.