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Busy Weekend For Police

Image of Acting Police Commissioner Milton Desir

POLICE are reporting an incident-free Jounen Kweyol weekend but a busy weekend for them nonetheless in responding to criminal activities across the country.

Image of Officer in Charge of the Police Force, Milton Desir [PHOTO: PhotoMike]
Officer in Charge of the Police Force, Milton Desir [PHOTO: PhotoMike]

The big one for them was the triple homicide in Bruceville, Vieux Fort that occurred early Saturday morning.

Police received a call of the shocking incident about 1:00 a.m. on Saturday. Acting Assistant Commissioner of Police, George Nicholas, said yesterday that investigations are ongoing on the matter.

The three men found dead in Bruceville were in the same house and were reported to have been shot. They have been identified as David Raymond alias “Pumpkin” of Bruceville; Allan Norbert alias “Reese” of TiRocher, Micoud; and Christopher Henry of Babonneau.

Saturday’s shooting brought the number of homicides so far for the year to 47. That number moved up to 48 yesterday morning when Andrew Nelson found himself in an altercation with someone police described as “a business proprietor” in which Nelson was fatally shot.

The incident occurred in TiRocher, Micoud. Police say they are still at the preliminary stage in their investigations into that incident.

Meanwhile, Officer in Charge of the Police Force, Milton Desir, is warning citizens of a campaign by police, which will inconvenience them in the coming days. Desir explained that his department has its crime fighting strategies in place but will not disclose them. However, he revealed that one strategy includes routine traffic checks.

He called on law-abiding citizens not to be alarmed at the checks even though it may inconvenience them, adding that traffic checks are a way to find and confiscate illegal drugs, unlicensed firearms, criminals and sought-after characters and illegal goods because vehicles are the preferred choice of transport used by criminals.

Micah George is an established name in the journalism landscape in St. Lucia. He started his journalism tutelage under the critical eye of the Star Newspaper Publisher and well known journalist, Rick Wayne, as a freelancer. A few months later he moved to the Voice Newspaper under the guidance of the paper’s recognized editor, Guy Ellis in 1988.

Since then he has remained with the Voice Newspaper, progressing from a cub reporter covering court cases and the police to a senior journalist with a focus on parliamentary issues, government and politics. Read full bio...

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  1. Has the statement of which the police commissioner said about people and the police given the ok to use ‘deadly force’ against violent or disturbed people increased shootings in St Lucia from so called normal people/business men, that think they can be the law, the court and enforcer all in one and therefore shoot people dead and get off with it, with no backlash from the police! due to using ‘self defence’ or ‘mentally ill’ as their excuse to control or remove when and where required! Sad times ahead as I expect more will follow!

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