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July 21, 2014
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Police continue investigations into
the murder of Jeffrey Eiley
San Pedro Sun
It’s been four months since the murder of San Pedrano Jeffrey Eiley, and San Pedro Police are still searching for Rafael Juarez. Eiley was shot and killed in the early hours of Thursday, March 6th, and Juarez is believed to have vital information about the shooting incident.
Initial investigation revealed that Eiley had been in an altercation with Juarez the evening before, and it may have led to the shooting. Since then, police have not been able to apprehend Juarez, and they believe he left the country. As to what country he fled, police have no leads and no person has been officially charged for the murder of Eiley. “Juarez is a person of interest, he may have vital information that can lead us to solve the case and find a culprit. At this time we cannot say that it is Juarez that killed Eiley,” said Officer in Charge Luis Castellanos.
Police have also reviewed surveillance footage from an establishment at the crime scene. Police have stated that the footage is unclear, shows only silhouettes and only partial times of the shooting. “There is no clear evidence in the surveillance footage captured so it cannot be used in the investigation,” said Castellanos.
Police do continue their investigations and believe that Juarez will be located using the help of foreign entities. Anyone with any information that could lead to the location of Juarez or can contribute to the investigation can do so by contacting the San Pedro Police at 206-2022. For those wishing to remain anonymous, Crimestoppers Belize may be notified at 0-800-922-8477.
San Pedro Police Report
Open Premises Outside
of Prescribed Hours
San Pedro Police has served a summons to the co-owners of Big Daddy’s Beach Lounge for opening the premises outside of prescribed hours. According to police on Friday, July 11th at around 1AM, Police Constable Serano visited Big Daddy’s Beach Lounge, co-owned by Javier Paz and Kent Dallas, and informed one of the employees that the operating license granted by the San Pedro Town Council for that date had expired and that it was time to close down the establishment. The employee informed PC Serano that the business was about to close so PC Serano left expecting the establishment to close. PC Serano returned back at 1:15AM he saw that the bar was still operating. He informed the employee that because they did not shut down at the time directed to them, the owners would have to face court charges. PC Serano observed that even after being instructed to close down and told about the charges, the bar still remained open. PC Serano called the police station and with back up from Corporal Kirby Palma and PC Alfredo Chavarria, shut down the business. Together the three officers forced the bar to close down at about 2AM. On Friday, July 11th at 10PM, PC Serano served a court summons to Kent Dallas to attend Magistrate Court and answer to the charge of “Open Premises Outside of Prescribed Hours” contrary to Section 27 (3) (b) of the Intoxication Liquor License Act Chapter 150 of the Substantive Laws of Belize Revised edition 2000.
On Sunday, July 13th, 49-year-old Heidi Horan visited the San Pedro Police Station and reported that on the same date a person had entered her home with intention of burglary. According to Horan, while in her bedroom of her condo south of San Pedro Town, she saw someone coming up the stairs. She walked out and noticed a man standing in her kitchen. Horan asked the man what he wanted and he held up a coffee cup that was on the table and said “I want some water.” Horan gave him the water and then he left. Horan informed her husband, Ricky Horan what had happened as a result Mr. Horan followed the man and got the cup back. Mr. Horan informed the manager of the incident. The man had no authorization to enter the condo and resort security guards made a citizen’s arrest, taking him to the police station where he was charged for burglary. The man was identified as 34-year-old Jose Linarez.
Police have informed that they charged the man for burglary because he entered the house with intentions of burglarizing and had no authorization to enter the house. It is not necessary for a person to steal something to be charged with burglary but simply to enter into a building illegally with intent to commit a crime, especially theft.
Carried a person on a bicycle/
Allowed self to be carried on a bicycle
On Friday, July 11th at around 8:30PM, while on his way to work, PC Serano noticed two males who were double ridding on Caribena Street. As a result PC Serano stopped the individuals, identified as 27-year-old Giovanni Williams and 24-year-old Elroy Williams, and informed them of the offence that they had committed. PC Serano decided to let both men go off with a warning, but shortly after leaving them, PC Serano noticed that they continued double riding. PC Serano caught up to the men and detained them for committing a traffic offence. The two men were escorted to the San Pedro Police station where they were charged for committing a crime contrary to Section 87 (1) of the Motor Vehicle and Road Traffic Act, Chapter 230 of the Substantive Laws of Belize Revised Edition 2003.
By Dr. Ajay Hotchandani
The Doctor’s Orders
Back to basics – Washing Hands
The history of medicine is a peculiar one. In the 18th/19th century one could argue that a large number of advances in medicine occurred as a result of data mining. Keys to the advancements were based on observation and the gathering of data. The basic concept of washing hands lead to a reduction in the spread of an infection was first proposed in 1847. Before it was proposed, the researcher had to have noticed that hand washing, or the absence of hand washing, was the key difference between the numbers of people dying on the obstetric ward. Before a physician can treat you, they must know what they are treating, and this is determined by gathering data.
In the past week I’ve been called to consult on several cases presenting with the same symptoms of nausea, mild diarrhea, vomiting and lethargy (feeling tired). The overall presentation has been so mild in most cases, that the patients were able to attend to their daily activities, including work. While employers may find the news of their employees being able to continue working, as it reduces sick days and lost work time, as a positive occurrence, in the grand scheme of things one can argue that it may be counterproductive.
Most gastrointestinal infections (stomach bugs) are transmitted from person to person via contact and ingestion of the infectious agent- contaminated hands, surfaces, objects and food. The simplest way to reduce or prevent transmission is to be vigilant in maintaining proper hand hygiene. Places of employments, restaurants, and homes where someone may be symptomatic should ensure that the basic availability of clean water, soap and a drying agent (paper towels or hand dryer) are available to help prevent the spread of the infectious agent. Earlier I mentioned employees not feeling sick enough to stay home, even though mildly symptomatic they may be considered a “carrier”, thereby unintentionally spreading the “bug”.
In the absence of access to clean water and soap an alternative is hand sanitizers. Hand sanitizers are often alcohol based gel that help combat the spread of infectious diseases. Most people tend to have travel size bottles either on them or in their car. Nowadays you can get them in different scents that often leave people smelling like a fruit salad or baked goods. Some things you should know about hand sanitizers:
•If your hands are visibly dirty, you must wash with soap and water first
•Apply enough sanitizer to cover all surfaces of your hands and rub until dry
•It is flammable, so use with caution around an open flame (mainly applies to people working in restaurants and kitchens).
•Limit use in kids who may place their fingers in their mouth.
Helping to curb the spread, wiping down toys and surfaces that kids tend to come in contact with or may place in their mouth is recommended. You don’t necessarily need to use harsh concentrated chemicals for this; a simple solution of warm water and soap should do the job. Often times it takes just one person in the family to be sick before it unavoidably spreads to everyone.
Whether it is at work or at home, the simple act of proper hand hygiene can significantly help reduce the transmission of infectious agents and improve health.
If there are any questions or a health topic you would like to be seen addressed please feel free to contact me via facebook.
MONDAY JULY 21,
3PM AT EL PESCADOR
1. Introduction and job description of the new Deputy Inspector of Police Henry Jemmott.Please R.S.V.P if you will be able to attend
2. Crime report by Inspector of Police Lewis Castellanos
3.Review of the neighborhood watch presidents meeting of Monday, January 14
a. Cadet program = Brittany
b. Crimestoppers- Steve
c. youth curfew- Deputy Inspector Jemmott
d. Freddie Gonzales- trip
e. open issues
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