Philipsburg, November 19th   2018

From: Chief Inspector R.V. HENSON

                                               POLICE PRESS RELEASE

KPSM apologizes for 911-service fall-out

On Sunday November 18th at approximately 09.30 a.m. the 911 emergency-service was disrupted due to technical problems. The technicians immediately went to work to have this situation resolved. At approximately 04.00 p.m. on Sunday the problem had been solved and the emergency service to the community was restored. During the fall-out period several calls were placed to the 911 emergency services however the callers received did not receive any answer. The management of KPSM is therefore sincerely apologizing to community for this unfortunate situation and for the inconvenience this may have caused.  

In addition KPSM is informing the community that in an unfortunate event the 911 emergency-service falls out they should direct all emergency phone-calls to the Police Head Quarters in Philipsburg using Tel: 54-22222.  The operator will receive the call and forward it to the on duty watch-commander who will dispatch the police patrols and paramedics to the scene of the emergency.

Shooting incidents

The Detective Department is presently investigating two separate shooting incidents which took place on Sunday November 18th. The first one took place at around 03.00 a.m. in the vicinity of McDonalds on the Welfare road. According to the reports several shots had been fired and as a result thereof at least three vehicles were damaged. Several spent shell casings were found on the scene. These shell casings were confiscated for further investigation. No one was reported injured. No suspect(s) have been identified.

The second incident took place at around 04.00 p.m. in the vicinity of L’Esperance Hotel on Tiger road in Cay Hill. According to reports several shots were reported fired. On the scene the investigating officers located several spent shell casings which were confiscated for further investigation. Directly after the shooting persons were seen running from the area. No one was reported been injured. No suspects were identified and the reason for the shooting is unknown. It is unknown if these two cases are related at this time.

Anyone who has information in connection with these two cases should get in contact with the Detective Department by calling 54-22222 ext. 214/215 or 911


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