|Crime Corner: Haitian sloop in Turtle Tail, police lament lack of radar|
|Thursday, 01 July 2010 10:32|
At approximately 6.30 a.m. June 24, 911 received a call from a concerned citizen who reported that a sloop had landed in the Turtle Tail area of Providenciales.
The Maritime Division of the Royal Turks and Caicos Police Force was notified and immediately dispatched a duty crew to the location. When the duty crew arrived, the boat had already landed and most of those aboard had already disappeared into the bush.
Assistant Commissioner Neil Hall said he was very disappointed by the news, especially because he believes if a new radar was in operation, the boat would have never even made it into TCI’s territorial waters.
The radar project has been on the government’s list for some time, but it ran into a holding pattern when government funds became tight.
“Our resources are stretched to the limit,” Hall said, and the radar would go along way in protecting the borders of the country.”
Police round up 51 illegal migrants in island sweep
Early Saturday, June 26, police in Providenciales apprehended 51 illegal migrants.
Among them were 35 male Haitians, 15 female Haitians and one male Dominican. They are being processed and repatriated.
Three in custody, two shot after gunfire in Bight
Police have two male Turks Islanders and a male Haitian national in custody after investigating a shooting in the Bight early June 29.
Police recovered a number of spent shells at the scene. When they visited the Cheshire Hall Medical Centre, they found Haywood McIntosh Jr. and Fritz Delancy nursing gunshot wounds.
Masked gunmen rob security officer of receipts
Two masked gunmen robbed a security officer on Saturday, June 26, after he made a pickup at Scotiabank in Grace Bay on Providenciales. The subjects made away with a bag of receipts.
The subjects fled the scene in a white Toyota Corolla 4-door car. Police are investigating.
Haitian man has three fingers severed in argument
Police are investigating an incident Friday, June 25, in which an illegal Haitian man had three fingers of his right hand severed in an altercation.
Police said the incident occurred in Sonny Yard, Kingston, in Providenciales.
Two men caught with loaded automatic weapon
Police arrested two Turks Islanders on weapon and ammunition charges after a traffic stop in Five Cays on Friday, June 25.
Michael Williams, 41, and Harold Arthur, 50, both of Providenciales were charged with possession of a prohibited weapon and possession of ammunition.
Police recovered a black Introtec automatic firearm loaded with eight rounds of .22-caliber ammunition.
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