Police Investigate weekend firearm related incidences

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppTurks and Caicos, February 27, 2017 – Providenciales – Police are investigating a number of firearm related incidents that occurred on Providenciales over the weekend.   Around 11:26pm on Saturday 27th February 2017, complainant reported to the Police that he had just arrived home in an area in Five Cays, when he was approached by an unknown masked man dressed in full dark clothing with a gun in his hand and demanded money.   The culprit struck him on the right side of his face with the gun after he told him he had no money.  The victim was taken to the Cheshire Hall Medical Centre where he was treated and later discharged.At 1:53am on Sunday 26th February 2017, Police responded to an area on the Leeward Highway to a report of an Attempted Robbery and Discharging of Firearm.  The complainant was met and told officers that he was alerted of someone in his yard and upon making checks he noticed three (3) masked men dressed in white clothes trying to break into his home.  He also stated that they attempted to break into his neighbor’s house and fired three gunshots before making off.   Checks were made in the area but no one was seen.Also on Sunday 26th February 2017 around 8:25 pm, Police responded to the an area on the South Dock Road and met a complainant who told officers that upon her arrival at home, she was approached by a masked short built dark male who came out of the bushes, pointed a gun at her and demanded money.   The culprit escaped on foot with a brown MK purse which contained a small amount of cash and Insurance Cards. The victim was taken to the Cheshire Hall Medical Centre for treatment due to minor abrasions received on her arm.   Investigations are ongoing in these incidence.If you have any information regarding these incidence, contact the police at Chalk Sound Police at 338-5901/941-8067 or contact Crimestoppers at 1-800-8477. The information you provide will be treated in the strictest of confidence. We remind you not to report crime information via our Facebook and Twitter page.Press Release: RTCIPF#MagneticMediaNews Recommended for you Related Items:#magneticmedianews Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp ALERT # 2 ON POTENTIAL TROPICAL CYCLONE NINE ISSUED BY THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY THURSDAY 12TH SEPTEMBER, 2019 AT 9 PM EDT Electricity Cost of Service Study among the big agenda items at September 11 Cabinet meeting The Luxury of Grace Bay in Down Town Provolast_img read more

Trump policy of sending asylum seekers to Mexico faces judge

first_img AP Posted: March 22, 2019 AP, Trump policy of sending asylum seekers to Mexico faces judge March 22, 2019 SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A U.S. judge in San Francisco will scrutinize the Trump administration’s policy of returning asylum seekers to Mexico during a court hearing Friday to help him decide whether to block the practice.Civil rights groups have asked Judge Richard Seeborg in San Francisco to put the asylum policy on hold while their lawsuit moves forward. Seeborg was not expected to rule immediately.The policy began in January at the San Ysidro border crossing in San Diego, marking an unprecedented change to the U.S. asylum system . Families seeking asylum are typically released in the U.S. with notices to appear in immigration court.The administration later expanded the policy to the Calexico port of entry, about 120 miles (193 kilometers) east of the San Ysidro crossing.The lawsuit on behalf of 11 asylum seekers from Central America and legal advocacy groups says the administration is violating U.S. law by failing to adequately evaluate the dangers that migrants face in Mexico.It also accuses Homeland Security and immigration officials of depriving migrants of their right to apply for asylum by making it difficult or impossible to do so.“Instead of being able to focus on preparing their cases, asylum seekers forced to return to Mexico will have to focus on trying to survive,” according to the lawsuit filed in February by the American Civil Liberties Union, the Southern Poverty Law Center and the Center for Gender & Refugee Studies.The Trump administration hopes that making asylum seekers wait in Mexico will discourage weak claims and help reduce an immigration court backlog of more than 800,000 cases.The Justice Department said in court documents that the policy “responds to a crisis of aliens, many of whom may have unmeritorious asylum claims, overwhelming the executive’s immigration-detention capacity, being released into the U.S. to live for many years without establishing an entitlement to relief, and often never appearing for immigration proceedings.”Border Patrol arrests, the most widely used gauge of illegal crossings, have risen sharply over the last year but are relatively low in historical terms after hitting a 46-year low in 2017.A federal law allows the Homeland Security secretary to return immigrants to Mexico at her discretion, Justice Department officials said in a court filing this month urging Seeborg not to block the policy.The civil rights groups said that law does not apply to asylum seekers who cross the border illegally or arrive at an entry port without proper documents.The policy followed months of delicate talks between the U.S. and Mexico. Mexicans and children traveling alone are exempt from it. Categories: California News, Local San Diego News, National & International News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

POLICE LOG for December 14 National Grid Protestors Injured Owl School Bus

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Here are highlights from the Wilmington Police Log for Friday, December 14, 2018:Police moved National Grid locked out employees back to “their normal spot” on Ballardvale Street. Police remains on scene until a detail arrived. (7:20am)A Railroad Terrace homeowner spoke to Animal Control Officer about animal burrowing in her garden. (10:17am)Police and Fire Department responded to report of a trash truck fire near Market Basket on Main Street. (12:43pm)A caller stated he was behind Bus #4 and it appeared the axil was separating from the bus. Police contacted North Reading Transportation, who contacted driver. Everything checked OK. (1:33pm)A motorist found an owl laying in the roadway on Forest Street. Animal Control Officer responded. Owl flew away. No issue. (3:24pm)Police located a blue Schwinn bicycle near a rock wall on Middlesex Avenue. Police will contact DPW if bike is still there by Monday morning. (9:49pm)(DISCLAIMER: This information is public information.  An arrest does not constitute a conviction.  Any arrested person is innocent until proven guilty.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email [email protected] You To Our Sponsor:Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedPOLICE LOG for August 19: Fist Fight At Planet Fitness; Hawk Stuck Inside Building; Gas Line StruckIn “Police Log”POLICE LOG for July 15: Police Called Over Pizza Delivery Dispute; Bad Crash At Woburn St. & Lowell St.; Injured FawnIn “Police Log”POLICE LOG for May 18: Wilmington Man Arrested On Drug Charge; Bullet Found On Main St.; Dry Ice Experiment Confused With Gun ShotsIn “Police Log”last_img read more

Thousands flee to makeshift camps as bombing escalates in south Syria

first_imgMen inspect a damaged house in Busra al-Harir town, near Deraa, Syria on 13 March. Photo: ReutersTheir belongings piled nearby, elderly displaced Syrians struggled against the wind as they fastened a white tarpaulin on the metal frame of their makeshift new home in the country’s south.They are among thousands who have fled intensifying Syrian government shelling in recent days on rebel-held territory south of Damascus.Fearing an imminent ground assault, they escaped carrying whatever they could from their battered homes.Among the shelters erected on a barren piece of land in the village of Burayqah, Quneitra province, stands the one that houses Ali al-Homsi and his family.They escaped deadly bombardment on their hometown of Kafr Shams, which lies in a wedge of territory between the provinces of Daraa, Quneitra, and Damascus.The area has come to be known as the Triangle of Death, for the bloody battles fought there since Syria’s war erupted in 2011.“I wasn’t planning on coming here, but the intense bombing in recent days forced us to leave-especially after it killed more than one of our loved ones,” said Homsi, 36.“That’s what made us flee.”He was squatting on the dry earth as his young sons took a break and lay in the sun nearby.“We’re setting up this tent just so we can have shelter,” he told AFP. “But we don’t have the basic necessities for life-there’s no water here to drink or wash with.”After neutralising rebel strongholds on the edge of the capital, President Bashar al-Assad is turning his attention to the south, the cradle of the seven-year uprising against him.Rebels still control a majority of the southern provinces of Daraa and Sweida, and bombing has so far focused on a string of rebel towns and villages between the two.‘War is not far off’While a full-fledged assault has not yet begun, Homsi says it will come sooner or later and hopes he won’t be stuck in the camp.“I expect war, especially after (regime forces) dropped flyers threatening the Triangle of Death with war, bombardment, and destruction,” he said.Syrian helicopters have scattered such messages across rebel-held parts of Daraa and Quneitra in recent weeks, warning of an impending assault and telling insurgents to drop their arms.Then, on Tuesday, they began ramping up their bombardment.The strikes and artillery have since killed 18 civilians and forced some 12,000 people to flee, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.Those that headed to Burayqah brought mattresses, blankets, plastic jars of food, and gas canisters for cooking.Their scant belongings lay in haphazard piles used as beds by children covered in dust.“The bombardment was random. We came here on a motorbike. I carried what I could with me but there’s nothing to live on here-no water, no toilets, no food,” said Fares al-Salkhadi, 58.He arrived three days ago with his family from the village of Inkhil and said he expected a mass exodus when the assault begins in earnest.“People will be displaced here from all the villages,” he warned. “War is not far off.”Nearby, a man and his children-some of whom looked as young as six-picked up large rocks and stacked them side-by-side.They hoped that erecting their tent on this platform would keep snakes and scorpions out of their new home.‘What is this life?’More than six million people have been internally displaced since Syria’s conflict erupted in 2011, including nearly one million this year alone.The United Nations has warned that fighting in the country’s south was putting some 750,000 people at risk.Elderly Mohammad al-Homsi, 74, also had a narrow escape from his hometown of Kafr Shams.“The house was about to collapse on us. We fled under the bombs,” the balding man said in a deep, rasping voice.He paid 10,000 Syrian pounds ($23, 20 euros) for a private car to drive him and his family to Burayqah.“There’s not even a tent here for us to seek refuge in-we’re on the ground and under the sun,” he said.“What is this life? If a woman wants to use the restroom, there’s none available. This is a scandal and it’s shameful.”Bashir al-Nasr, 42, waited for several days in his hometown of Aqarba for a pause in the bombing so his family could flee.He piled his wife and children onto a motorbike and headed to Burayqah, but his future remains uncertain.“The indiscriminate bombs and our fear for ourselves and our children brought us here,” Nasr said.“We left just to find safety.”last_img read more