Major clean up at Philipsburg police station

The Sint Maarten Police Force is getting ready for a major clean up at the Philipsburg headquarters on December 18th 2014.

In the past, several scooters and motorbikes were taken out of circulation, because there was something wrong with them: for instance, they had no insurance, or a technical problem. Some of them were collected by their owners afterwards, but others (about 45 of them!) remained at the station for months or, in some cases, even for years. The police is unaware who the goods belong to, because they weren’t formally confiscated. Their owners just didn’t come to pick them up.

KPSM wants to return those vehicles to their rightful owners, because the police force is lacking space in their courtyard. A ‘viewing day’ is organized at the police station in Philipsburg.

On December 18th 2014 between 10 a.m. and 12 p.m. you can collect your own scooter or motorbike.

If you know your bike or scooter is present at the police station, you can take it home with you, if you can show the following documents to one of our employees:
– A proof of your identity (a driver’s license, identity card or passport)
– A proof that you are the owner of the scooter/motorbike

We’re police; we need proof
You have to prove to us that you are the owner of the vehicle. If you do so, your motorbike/scooter will be returned to you. If you can’t, the vehicle will not be given to you.

After December 18th, all vehicles which the owner did not show up for will be and are left at the courtyard of the police station, will be destroyed.