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Ernst Dolce charged for Carrying Firearm – The Bight

Thursday, 02nd July 2015 8:58AM

After a thorough investigation by the Royal Turks and Caicos Islands Police Force, (RT&CIPF) the charge of Carrying Firearm has been laid against 26-year-old Ernst Dolce relating to an incident, which took place on Monday, 29th June 2015 in the Lower Bight area.

Ernst Dolce was taken before the Chief Magistrate Clifton Warner in the Magistrate’s Court yesterday (Wednesday 01st July 2015) on that Carrying Firearm charge.

Dolce was not required to enter a plea until the day of his Sufficiency Hearing in the Supreme Court. The Chief Magistrate has scheduled the date for that Sufficiency Hearing for Friday 07th August 2015 in Grand Turk.

Police expands search to find 33 year old Banel Colin – Dock Yard

Sunday, 28th June 2015 12:51PM

The Royal Turks & Caicos Islands Police Force have expanded their search this morning (Sunday 27th June 2015) to find Banel Colin who was reported missing on Monday 22nd June 2015.

Police continue to make an appeal for the public's help to find Banel Colin as investigations continue into his disappearance.

Residents of Five Cays initially joined the police search party for Colin at approximately 6AM. This morning’s search began at Colin’s home in Five Cays, where police returned for a second look in search of new clues. Information later suggested that Colin may be found in the Dock Yard area. More residents from Five Cays and also the Kew Town area later joined the search in Dock Yard at approximately 11:30AM.

At the time of this press release, police and residents are still searching the Dock Yard area.

Colin was last seen on Friday (June 19th, 2015) at approximately 8:30AM at his home in Five Cays. At the time he was last seen, he was wearing a white polo shirt, a long pair of jeans and brown shoes.

He is described as a Black male of dark complexion with a black low haircut, bearded with side burns. He has dark brown eyes and stands at about 5 feet 7 inches tall and of a slim build.

Anyone with information surrounding his disappearance, location or any information relevant to this missing person report is asked to call the Royal Turks & Caicos Islands Police at 911 or 941-4448 extension 81843 or 81837, or use the untraceable, anonymous Crime Stoppers Miami number at 1-800-(TIPS) or 1-800-8477. No names or numbers are requested and only the information provided is passed on to the Royal Turks & Caicos Islands Police.

Police makes appeal to find 33 year old Banel Colin – Five Cays

Tuesday, 23rd June 2015 6:30PM

BanelcolinThe Royal Turks & Caicos Islands Police Force are making an appeal for the public's help to find Banel Colin who was reported missing yesterday (Monday 22nd June 2015).

Officers of the Royal Turks & Caicos Islands Police Force are investigating the disappearance of 33 year old Colin who is a resident of a Five Cays address in Providenciales.

Colin was last seen on Friday (June 19th, 2015) at approximately 8:30AM at his home in Five Cays. At the time he was last seen, he was wearing a white polo shirt, a long pair of jeans and brown shoes.

He is described as a Negro male of dark complexion with a black low haircut, bearded with side burns. He has dark brown eyes and stands at about 5 feet 7 inches tall and of a slim build.

Anyone with information surrounding his disappearance, location or any information relevant to this missing person report is asked to call the Royal Turks & Caicos Islands Police at 911 or 941-4448 extension 81843 or 81837, or use the untraceable, anonymous Crime Stoppers Miami number at 1-800-(TIPS) or 1-800-8477. No names or numbers are requested and only the information provided is passed on to the Royal Turks & Caicos Islands Police.

Update on Kevino Smith investigation and appeal for information

Thursday, 25th June 2015 11:21AM

Officers from the Royal Turks and Caicos Islands Police Force (RT&CIPF) are continuing their investigations into the disappearance of Mr. Kevino Smith of Grand Turk.

Up to the time of this release, police continue to await the results of the DNA. DNA analysis can be a long and difficult task however, it is an essential part of our investigation.

The forensic focus of the investigation has two main objectives. The first is to identify the remains and the second is to establish the cause and manner of death.

While the police awaits those results, as we have reassured the Smith family, we also want to reassure the the residents of Grand Turk and the wider Turks & Caicos Islands that our investigations are still continuing.

As part of our investigations, we are still appealing to anyone who may have information pertaining to Mr. Kevino Smith’s disappearance. No matter how insignificant you may think your information is, please come forward and let us know.

Anyone with information surrounding Kevino Smith’s disappearance, location or any information relevant to this investigation is asked to call the Royal Turks & Caicos Islands Police at 911 or 941-4448 extension 81843 or 81837, or use the untraceable, anonymous Crime Stoppers Miami number at 1-800(TIPS) or 1-800-8477. No names or numbers are requested and only the information provided is passed on to the Royal Turks & Caicos Islands Police Force.

Fatal shooting – Bible Street

Monday, 22 June 2015 9:30AM

The Royal Turks and Caicos Islands Police Force (RTCIPF) have launched an investigation after a man was found on a roadway and later died, in Blue Hills yesterday morning.

At approximately 12:06AM (Sunday, 21 June 2015), officers attached to The Beat & Patrol Unit were called to Bible Street, after reports of multiple shots were heard being fired.

Police arrived to find a man, aged 22, with serious injuries lying on the road.

The man was taken to Cheshire Hall Medical Centre, where he later died. The name of the deceased is known to police but is not being released at this time.

There was also a second man, aged 20 who sustained a gunshot wound during the same incident on Bible Street. He was taken to hospital and treated for non-life threathening injuries. He remains in a stable condition.

An investigation was commenced and a crime scene established that was examined by detectives and forensic specialists.

Police are in search of two males who they believe can assist them with their investigations. Both males were last seen wearing short pants and black hoodies.

Police have not arrested any suspects at present.

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. 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.