On Sunday, one year old Bryden Chan was knocked down and killed in Sarteneja village in the Corozal district. On Tuesday, police formally arrested and charged twenty year old Luis Tzul in connection with the fatal traffic accident. Tzul, a resident of Copper Bank Village has been charged with the offences of manslaughter by negligence, causing death by careless conduct, driving without due care and attention and failure to provide specimen. On Easter Sunday afternoon, Tzul was driving his Ford pickup truck in Sarteneja village when baby Bryden Chan ran out onto the Front Street in the village and into the path of the vehicle. A collision could not be avoided and the baby boy was knocked down. He sustained severe head and body injuries. Baby Bryden Chan was transported to the Corozal Town Hospital where he was pronounced dead on arrival.
The Belmopan branch of the Belize Water Services Limited in Belmopan was robbed at gunpoint yesterday evening. The cashier, forty six year old Gabriela Pinto told police that around five fifteen yesterday evening, three men of dark complexion entered the building situated at the Garden City Plaza in the nation’s capital. One of the men produced a firearm, pointed it at Pinto and demanded money. Fearing for her life, Pinto says she handed over a Belize Bank deposit bag containing seventeen thousand, five hundred and fifty eight dollars and eighty five cents in Belize currency, in addition to two hundred and seventy US dollars. The men then made good their escape. Police investigations continue.
Police in Belmopan are also investigating the burglary of a house on Caracol Street. According to a report, the house, belonging to Delmaree Fairweather was burglarized sometime between Easter Monday morning and nine thirty last night. Stolen in the burglary were three flat screen television sets, all to a total value of six thousand, four hundred dollars.
In Belize City, fifty six year old Janet Arnold has reported being the victim of a burglary. Arnold, who lives on Seashore Drive in the Buttonwood Bay area of Belize City, reported to police that sometime between midday on Holy Thursday and four thirty on Easter Monday afternoon, her house was broken into. Stolen in the burglary was an assortment of electronic items and jewelry valued at forty nine thousand, four hundred and fifty dollars. Police investigations continue.
An Orange Walk cane farmer has been the victim of a burglary. Thirty four year old Adalid Wicab, a resident of San Felipe village, reported to police that he left home on Saturday afternoon enroute to Chetumal, Quintana Roo, Mexico. Wicab says that his house was properly secured when he left; but when he returned home later that same day, he discovered that the house was burglarized. Wicab says that stolen in the burglary was five thousand dollars in cash and assorted jewelry all to a total value of seven thousand, two hundred and fifty dollars. Police say they are investigating the alleged burglary and are looking for two men, Edwardo Solis of August Pine Ridge and Valerio Magana of San Felipe who they believe could assist them in the investigation.
A man was held up and robbed at gunpoint early yesterday morning in Santa Elena town in the Cayo district. Thirty year old Santos Gonzalez, who works as a park manager for the National Institute for Culture and History, says he was walking on the La Loma Luz Boulevard around six forty five yesterday morning when he was accosted by a gun-toting masked man. Gonzalez says he say a grey Saturn car approaching him, then watched as a man of creole descent with what appears to be a chrome nine millimeter pistol exited the vehicle and run towards him. The man who had his face covered with a black mask, demanded what Gonzalez was carrying, which happened to be a black school bag. Inside the bag, which Gonzalez handed over, was a wedding ring, his wallet and two thousand, six hundred and ten dollars in cash. Over half of the cash, or one thousand five hundred and ten dollars was the property of the government of Belize. All total, the robber escaped with three thousand and fifty dollars worth of items. Police investigations continue.<< Read other news