Published On: Mon, Nov 18th, 2019

Police arrest 2 suspects for false documentation and 1 for scooter theft

KPSM Police Force News Update - arrested - suspects

PHILIPSBURG — Police arrested three suspects over the weekend: two suspects were arrested for falsified documentation and a third was arrested for scooter theft.

Routine traffic controls over the weekend lead to two arrests
The police stopped and controlled a number of vehicles and issued fines during routine traffic controls held in various locations on the island over the weekend.

During one of these controls in the area of Cole Bay on Saturday evening November 16th, 2019, the police stopped suspicious white Hyundai H-100 truck which had on a P-number plate as opposed to the V-number plates which are typically issued for trucks. The driver of the pick-up truck which contained the license plate H-100 was stopped
and asked for the valid vehicle information.

By closer inspection of the vehicle and documentation, the police became aware that the VIN-number of the vehicle was tampered with and all the documentation for the vehicle was falsified.

The driver with the initials O. F-C was arrested for being in possession of a stolen vehicle. He was brought to the police station and held for further questioning. The pick-up truck was also confiscated for further investigation.

During a control at a separate location, conducted on Saturday night as well at approximately 08.00 pm, the patrol stopped the driver of a car on Wellington road and asked him to provide valid documentation.

The man with the initials A.D. handed over to the police a driving license and identification card that later proved to be falsified. He was arrested and brought to the police station where he is being held pending further investigation. The driver’s license and ID card have been confiscated.

Suspect in scooter theft apprehended
In the ongoing investigation into a scooter theft that took place on the 09th of November 2019, in the Pelican Key area, the police arrested the second suspect with the initials M.I.H.

An arrest warrant had been issued for M.I.H for his involvement in the theft of the scooter from in the Pelican area. The first suspect with initials J.J.J was arrested on the same night of the theft in the Simpson bay area, but the second suspect manages to evade arrest that night.

The patrol was able to apprehend suspect M.I.H after information surfaced about his whereabouts after he had broken into a restaurant in the Simpson Bay area, on the morning of November the 17th 2019.

When the suspect was encountered he was in possession of the stolen goods from the restaurant. He brought to the police station and held for further questioning.