POLICE OFFICER CHARGED IN PRISON CONTRABAND INCIDENT 

Basseterre, St. Kitts, September 29, 2016 (RSCNPF):  


According to a press release from the Public Relations Unit of the St. Christopher and Nevis Police Force,  Police Constable, No. 772 Cleavon Chumney who was arrested on Tuesday night (September 27) on suspicion of the introduction of contraband into Her Majesty’s prison has been formally charged and cautioned.

 

Constable Chumney has been charged with the following offences: 


Criminal Offences: (1) Possession of Cannabis, (2) Possession of Cannabis with intent to supply, (3)Unlawfully conveying Cannabis to Her Majesty’s Prison, (4) Unlawfully conveying Tobacco to Her Majesty’s Prison, (5) Unlawfully conveying 5 lighters to Her Majesty’s Prison.

 

Chumney also faces a charge of Discreditable Conduct. This charge is disciplinary in nature. 

 

In relation to the charge been brought against the Officer the release quotes the Commissioner of Police Mr. Ian M. Queeley as saying,  “I echo what I have previously said, as upholders of the law, we expect our officers to maintain the highest standards of integrity.  We will not condone wrong doing and everyone is responsible for their actions and will be held accountable.  Officers who engage in corrupt practices will face the consequences as prescribed by law….the investigations are completed and the appropriate actions have been taken.”

 

The release further stated that the officer in question has been suspended with immediate effect pending the outcome of these charges.

 

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ILLEGAL FIREARM SEIZED IN ‘OPERATION SAFE STREETS’, TWO (2) PERSONS ARRESTED AND CHARGED


Basseterre, St. Kitts, September 28, 2016 (RSCNPF):   A.380 pistol and five (5) rounds of matching ammunition was seized by a combined search team on Tuesday (September 27) while executing a search warrant in Boyd’s Village, as part of “Operation Safe Streets”.  

 

Two (2) persons were arrested and charged in the find.  Kenesha Whattley and Chadin Buchanan, both of Boyds Village were arrested, formally charged and cautioned for the offences of possession of a firearm and possession of ammunition.  

 

To date, the teams have executed in excess of one hundred and twenty (120) search warrants on properties across the Federation. Over one hundred (100) Vehicular Check Points resulting in almost one thousand (1000) vehicles searched, almost five hundred (500) Stop and Searches of persons of interest,  searches of abandoned properties and lots are also ongoing, just to highlight some successes of the operations.    

 

The previous searches have netted ten (10) rounds of .45 calibre ammunition, thirty-three (33) rounds of .9mm ammunition, an imitation (fake) pistol, a very large quantity of dried & cured marijuana and a quantity of marijuana ready for sale. Over Thirty-one thousand (31,000) marijuana plants under cultivation were uprooted and seized from over seventy-five (75) fields, with some plants being as tall as eleven (11) feet in height.

 

Commissioner of Police Mr. Ian M. Queeley said, “the vigilance and thoroughness of our teams during these searches is bearing fruits. Our teams have now seized one (1) illegal firearm and 48 rounds of ammunition and some other contraband items, knives, camouflage clothing and the like.  But the seizure of the firearm is encouraging, it gives our teams optimism, and that is a force multiplier.”  He added, “I have told the teams, we cannot allow the days when we do not find anything to discourage us….our vigilance and thoroughness will get us there.”

 

“Again, I want to express heartfelt thanks to the general public for their patience, cooperation and support of the operation so far,  it is this cooperation that will continue to make our communities safer” said Commissioner Queeley.   


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JUVENILE CHARGED WITH MURDER FOR MONDAY’S SHOOTING IN NEVIS

 

Basseterre, St. Kitts, September 24, 2016, (RSCNPF) A 17 year old male juvenile of Rawlins Village Nevis has been arrested and formally charged on a warrant in the first instance for the offence of Murder committed on Tuesday (September 20th).  

 

The incident resulted in the death  of another 17 year old  juvenile, a resident of Hanley’s Road.  

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CONTINUED POLICE VIGILANCE DELIVERING RESULTS – TWO GUNS FOUND IN CONAREE

   

Basseterre, St. Kitts, August 24, 2016 (RSCNPF):  A late night search on Tuesday (August 23) of two (2) empty lots of land in the Conaree area by officers of the Special Services Unit (SSU) resulted in the discovery and seizure of two (2) 9mm pistols and fifty one (51) rounds of ammunition.

 

The two (2) black and silver Smith and Wesson 9mm pistols with six (6) rounds of 9mm ammunition and forty five (45) rounds of .45 caliber ammunition were found buried in a hole on one (1) of the lots.  No one has been held accountable for the find.   As normal procedure, these firearms will be forensically examined to determine the extent if any of their involvement in any criminal activity. This seizure brings to twenty three (23), the number of illegal firearms seized by the Police so far in 2016, surpassing the twenty one (21) seized in 2015.

 

On Friday (August 19) an illegal firearm was discovered and seized in Nevis during a community patrol; on Saturday (August 20) two “fake firearms” and a quantity of ammunition were seized by police while searching abandoned properties in St. Kitts.    

 

Commissioner of Police Mr. Ian M. Queeley commenting on the seizure said,  “our latest discovery within the last five (5) days is testament to the fact that our policing efforts are continuing to bear fruits.”  He added, “we have had a steady success in finding and removing these illegal firearms from our communities, every illegal firearm removed is one less instrument to inflict injury or death amongst our your people.  Further, I am appealing to the general public to stand up and be counted by providing the evidence required leading to the prosecution of these criminals.” 

 

The removal of illegal firearms from our communities is one of the deliverables of the Police Six Point Plan rolled out last year.  

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FAKE GUNS AND REAL AMMUNITION FOUND IN SEARCH OF ABANDONED PROPERTIES

 

Photo Caption: Fake shotgun seized by the Royal St. Christopher and Nevis Police force 


Basseterre, St. Kitts, August 23, 2016 (RSCNPF):  The execution of a number of search warrants and a subsequent search of neighbouring abandoned properties netted the Police two “fake” firearms, a shot-gun and a .9mm pistol.  Additionally, a box containing 64 rounds of .22  ammunition was also found.   

 

The searches were conducted in the McKnight area by officers of the Special Services Unit (SSU) and in Sandy Point (Crab Hill) by officers assigned to District “B” whose stations include Old Road, Sandy Point, St. Pauls, Dieppe Bay and Tabernacle.   



Photo  Caption: Second Fake gun seized by the police.  9mm

No one was held accountable for the items. They were seized by the Police.  

 

“The discovery and seizure of these items is an indication that the items used by the criminals to commit crimes are not kept on their premises. As we continue to search the abandoned properties and lots, and as continue our stop and search operations of  both of vehicles and persons, we will continue to yield results” said Divisional Commander Supt(Ag) Travis Rogers.

 

“The find today is significant, the “fake” firearms could have been used to commit crimes and the ammunition to inflict injuries or death to our citizens, both are now in the hands of the Police,” he added.


Photo Caption: Ammunition seized by the police force


The discovery of these two “fake” firearms and the ammunition comes on the heels of a similar success on Friday (August 19) in Nevis, in which a Smith and Wesson pistol with matching ammunition was found during a community patrol by officers of the Nevis Division. 

 

To date 21 illegal firearms have been removed from our communities in 2016. 


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POLICE INVESTIGATING DISCOVERY OF DEAD BODY IN FAHIE’S MOUNTAIN   

Basseterre, St. Kitts, July 29, 2016 (RSCNPF):  The Police on St. Kitts are investigating the discovery of a body in the Fahie’s Mountain area of Newton Ground. 


According to a press release from the Police Public Relations Unit, initial investigations have revealed that remains are those of a male. Positive identification of the remains have not yet been made.  Cause of death will be determined after an examination by the Forensic Pathologist. 


There was no official Missing Persons bulletin issued for circulation; the investigation is ongoing.  

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Well-Known Businessman Killed On Nevis

(SKNP PULSE Monday, July 25, 2016): Criminal activity within the Federation in the last four hours has raised a serious alarm. 

Two murders, one in St. Kitts, St. Johnson’s Village and one in Nevis taking the murder toll to 21. The last murder was committed on Jesup’s Beach Nevis, (Sand Dollar).   

Photo  Caption:  Former Manager of Uprising,  Mr. Gary Claxton

According to reports Gary Claxton of Stoney Grove, a well-known businessman who buys fish and other seafood stock from fishermen and resell was gunned down on the beach around 2.30 pm. According to a Police Press release the victim was shot during an attempted robbery. Claxton was pronounced dead on the scene.  

We here at SKN PULSE wish to extend condolences to the families of the deceased. 

The investigation  is ongoing.   

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Crime Update: Two Killed In Greenlands

St. Kitts and Nevis,  (SKNP): The spate of gun violence continues to plague St. Kitts; the shooting incident at Finnes Avenue in Basseterre tonight, (Thursday) has left the nation in shock. 

According to reports some five individuals were shot at during the incident which reportedly occurred around 8:30(pm) in McKnight in close proximity to Jonel Powell’s Constituency Office. 

One male identified as Cleon Gilbert was shot and died on the scene. Moreover there were also confirmed reports that Kyle Allen of Upper Thibou Avenue died on arrival at Joseph N. France Hospital. 

Further,  two other males Omax Bye,  Vance Nisbett of Thibou Avenue and Kevis Cotton of College Street Ghaut were also injured in the shooting.

This latest incident takes the murder total to 19 in St. Kitts and Nevis. 

More details will be provided on this latest development as other information becomes available

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POLICE REMOVES ANOTHER ILLEGAL FIREARM FROM OUR COMMUNITIES

Basseterre, St. Kitts, July 17, 2016 (RSCNPF):  A search operation conducted in the St. Johnson’s Village at about 6.45am on Sunday (July 17) has resulted in the seizure of an illegal firearm and matching ammunition. 

 

Seized during the search was one (1) Tech 9 semi-automatic pistol and 12 rounds of .9mm ammunition.

 

This seizure brings to sixteen (16) the number of illegal firearms seized from our communities so far in 2016.

 

The investigation into the find is ongoing.  

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Police Update: Building Breaking And Larceny 

The following is an update of criminal activity that are been investigated by the Royal St. Christopher and Nevis Police Force:

Larceny from the person: Police is investigating a report of larceny that occurred about 9.00am on Friday, July 15 along South Independence Square Street.  Investigations reveal that the VC was walking along the named road when unknown male walked up behind her and pulled away her purse. The Purse contained one Social Security card, one National Bank Card, one Scotia bank card, one Cooperative Caribbean Credit Union Bank Card, one St. Kitts Nevis Driver’s License and $950.00 East Caribbean Currency. Officers from the CID are investigating. 

Robbery:  Police is investigating a report of robbery that occurred around 11.00pm on Friday, July 15 at the St. Johnson Community Centre.  Investigations revealed that a group of five persons were using the facility playing cards when three (3) masked men, dressed in dark clothing one armed with a pistol entered the building and robbed the group of their personal items including cellular phones, laptops and wallets.  The scene was processed by the Crime Scene Unit and the investigation is ongoing. 

Building Breaking and Larceny: Police is investigating a breaking and larceny that occurred at Upper Project Saddlers at about 9.30pm on 10th July 2016. The resident reported they went to sleep and when they awoke at about 5.30am on 11th July 2016 she discovered the house broken into. A number of items were stolen.  The scene was processed and the investigation continues.   

Building Breaking and Larceny: Police is investigating a breaking and larceny that occurred at Cunningham Street at about 5:30 pm. Residents reported one family member returned home to collect a bunch of keys and saw a young man who does not live there coming from the yard when questioned as to why he was there he stated that he is a friend of the family. Later that evening when the entire family returned they discovered that a number of items were stolen including a St. Kitts and Nevis passport’s.  The investigations continues.   

House Breaking and Larceny: Police is investigating a breaking and larceny that occurred at Marshall Alley. At about 6:00 am resident secured their house an left for work. Upon return home from work at about 2:25 pm and upon entering the house they discovered that the middle north western bedroom Miami louvre was twisted and broken open.  Upon checking the other bedrooms they observed that the rear north west bedroom door was opened.  The residents son stated that they left home for work at about 9:00 am and he secured all windows and doors. He  further stated that upon checking the front south east bedroom he discovered that his personal electronics were gone along with other house items.

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