Police seeking public assistance for 8 unresolved crimes

first_img Tweet Sharing is caring! Share LocalNews Police seeking public assistance for 8 unresolved crimes by: – May 11, 2012 Armstrong DrigoThe Dominica Police Force has appealed to citizens to come to their assistance in solving eight (8) crimes including murder, kidnapping, arson and robbery which to date are unresolved.Police Chief Cyril Carette told a press conference on Friday that the police are working assiduously to solve these crimes however they are in dire need of any information which members of the public may have.“A number of matters remain unresolved and therefore I am appealing to members of the public with information to assist in bringing these cases to a successful closure”. The seven unsolved crimes he highlighted are;1. The shooting death of Omara “Mwanga” Smalls which occurred on High Street on September 15th, 2010;2. Arson at the home of corporal Patrick George in River Estate which occurred on January 23, 2011;3. Disappearance of Julien Jno. Finn alias Goatee on February 16, 2011;4. Robbery at the Paix Bouche Credit Union on July 5th, 2011;5. Murder of Tyson Thomas which occurred in Portsmouth on December 27th, 2011;6. Murder of Armstrong Drigo which occurred in Portsmouth on January 4th, 2012;7. Death of Emmanuel Shillingford of St. Joseph at Macoucherie on January 23rd, 2012;8. Kidnapping of Deon Hakim Alfred and Leon Dopee Joseph both of Stockfarm.Omara “Mwanga Freeman” Smalls. Photo credit: Dominica WeekendzPersons who may have information relating to any of the above mentioned crimes are asked to call the anonymous hotline 1 800 4468 and provide this information. Carette also stated that with regard to a shooting incident which occurred at the Convent Preparatory School on July 12th, involving 2011Nicholas Roberts and a police officer has been thoroughly investigated.“I must inform that this matter was thoroughly investigated and the proper procedures have been followed. The matter is now in the hands of the Director of Public Prosecutions”. He also announced that they have made some headway in the investigation of an unresolved fire report of 2010 at the home of former magistrate GON Emmanuel.“I want to place on record that investigation into the matter involving the fire at the home of Mr. GON Emmanuel on December 25th, 2010 is continuing. The police are in receipt of an analysis report from the Forensic Sciences Centre in Barbados however we are awaiting the findings of an electronic analysis report”.He noted their commitment to protecting and serving the country and its citizens.“We hold true to our oath which states among other things that we will well and truly serve the government and people of the Commonwealth of Dominica without fear, favour, malice or ill will”.Dominica Vibes Newscenter_img 275 Views   2 comments Share Sharelast_img

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