Suspect in car break-in arrested

On Saturday November 18TH at approximately 02.30 p.m. a Simpson Bay police patrol was informed of a car break-in that had just taken place in the vicinity of La Bamba. The suspects in this case were two unknown men who were driving a silver colored Hyundai Accent with license plate P-6462. The suspects had fled in the scene in the direction of Cole bay.


The patrols immediately started searching the area for the vehicle and suspects in questions. During the search a patrol spotted in suspect vehicle in which one male person was driving. The police patrol started following the vehicle and when the suspect noticed he was being followed he increased his speed and headed across the border to Marigot. The patrol informed the Central Dispatch on what was taking place. The French authorities were immediately informed as the patrol crossed the border. The car was followed to Sandy Ground where the suspect jumped out of the car and went into hiding. The police officers stayed on the scene where the suspect had left the car awaiting the arrival of the Gendarmes. After a short while the suspect turned himself in. The Gendarmes arrived immediately on the scene and after being informed arrested the suspect and confiscated the vehicle.

The officers then returned to the Dutch side and informed the Public Prosecutor of the incident while the suspect remained in custody on the French side. On Sunday November 18th the suspect with initials G.A.H. born in de Dominican rep. was handed over to the Police Department. He was arrested and taken to the Philipsburg Police Station where he remains in custody for further investigation.