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Easter Weekend Mishaps

Easter weekend did not pass by without any mishaps. On Friday, April 10, thieves attempted to rob Marina’s Store on Seagrape Drive; on Saturday, April 11, Police were dispatched to the scene of a flipped over four-seater golf cart in front of Banyan Bay Villas and on Sunday, April 12, the San Pedro Fire Department responded to a house fire in the San Juan Area.

Shooting Incident

Based on information received, police checked the clinic of Dr. Daniel Gonzalez where they observed that Carlos Diaz, 43-year-old, Belizean security of San Telmo Area was suffering from a single gunshot wound to the stomach area.

Reports say that Diaz was injured in an attempt robbery at Marina’s Store on Seagrape Drive. The assailant was wearing a mask, dressed in full black and had a hand gun which appeared to be a 9mm pistol. Diaz was airlifted and transported to the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital in Belize City for further medical treatment and is currently in a stable condition. The assailant is on the loose up to press time.

Visitor Flips Rental Golf Cart

Spring break turned sour for a group of City folks that were vacationing on the island. Police arrived at the scene of a road accident on Saturday, April 11, at about 3:30p.m. where they observed a cream four-seater golf cart belonging to Captain G’s Rentals that was flipped onto its side on the right hand side of the road in front of Banyan Bay Villas.

Driver of the golf cart was 17-year-old, Zakir Tillett, Belizean student of Sarstoon Street in Belize City. According to Tillett she was driving the golf cart when he lost control of the cart and flipped over. Tillett received minor injuries and was issued a medical form. He was then arrested and charged for driving a motor vehicle without a valid driver’s license and was not covered by a third party rick insurance.

According to the rental, the golf cart was insured and the costs of the damages on the cart added up to $1,500Bze which will be charged to the driver, Zakir Tillet.

Fire in San Juan Area

On Sunday, April 12, at about 10:20 p.m. the San Pedro Fire Department responded to a house fire in the San Juan Area. Both fire engines were dispatched to the fire scene and upon arrival they observed that a zinc structured house measuring about 7 x 20 sq ft. was engulfed by fire. The firemen were quick to extinguish the fire and investigations reveal that the house belonged to Mr. Hector Mungia; Mr. Santiagio Ortunia was occupying the house at the time.

Structure damaged was estimated to be about $500.00Bze while Mr. Ortunia reported a $3,000Bz of personal loss. The structure was completely destroyed by the fire and investigation reveal that it was a case of arson as the house had no electrical wiring and evidence prove that it was set intentionally. Two containers of thinner were found, one in the front of the house and the other one at the back. This is how investigators believe that house was set on fire.

At the time of the fire Mr. Ortunia was not at home as he had left since Thursday, April 9. Police continue the investigation on this case.

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