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10 Days of Crime Reports from Royal TCI Police

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#TurksandCaicos, April 22, 2022 – At around 1:15pm on Wednesday 6th April 2022 a Police Patrol in the Five Cays area reported to the Police.  Control Room that they heard shots being fired. Soon after, the Police patrol found a man who appeared to have suffered a gunshot wound. He was transported by the Police Patrol to hospital where he is receiving treatment.

During this incident and again later during the evening it is believed that a number of shots have been fired within the Five Cays area and Officers from the RTCIPF are investigating the shooting of the man and the discharge of the firearms.

Following these incidents, a number of photographs have been circulating across the TCI on social media and within WhatsApp groups purporting to be related to the Turks and Caicos Islands and the incidents of shootings in Five Cays. The public are advised that the photographs are not believed to be related to the Turks and Caicos Islands and they should not be circulated further.

At around 1:15 pm on Wednesday 6th April 2022, a Police Patrol in the Five Cays area reported to the Police Control Room that they heard shots being fired. Soon after, the Police patrol found a man who appeared to have suffered a gunshot wound.

He was transported by the Police Patrol to the hospital where he is receiving treatment.

During this incident and again later during the evening it is believed that a number of shots have been fired within the Five Cays area and Officers from the RTCIPF are investigating the shooting of the man and the discharge of the firearms.

Following these incidents, a number of photographs have been circulating across the TCI on social media and within WhatsApp groups purporting to be related to the Turks and Caicos Islands and the incidents of shootings in Five Cays.

The public is advised that the photographs are not believed to be related to the Turks and Caicos Islands and they should not be circulated further.

At around 4:30 am on Monday, April 11, 2022, a planned policing operation to arrest a suspect for serious offences of violence and firearms-related crime was carried out at an address on Venetian Road, Providenciales.

During this operation, a single round from a Police Firearm was discharged which resulted in serious injuries to a suspect. The suspect is in hospital being treated and is under Police guard.

A Police Officer was also injured and is also receiving treatment in Hospital. A non-police issue firearm was recovered from the scene.

  • Suspect Involved in Police Related Shooting Dies 12/4/2022

The Royal Turks and Caicos Islands Police Force has confirmed that the suspect who was shot during the Policing operation in the early hours of today, Monday 11th April 2022, has died in hospital at about 8:15 pm tonight.

The circumstances of the discharge by the Police officer during the police operation remain under review as is normal in such circumstances and no further comment will be made at this stage.

  • CRIME UPDATE 13/04/2022

AGGRAVATED BURGLARY – LONG BAY BEACH DRIVE, LONG BAY HILLS, PROVIDENCIALES 

On Wednesday, April 13, 2022, at about 10:35 pm, Police Control Room received a report of an Aggravated Burglary in Long Bay Beach, Long Bay Hills, Providenciales. Officers from the Response and Operation Unit were dispatched to a villa on Long Bay Drive.

The victims were at home when three masked men, all dressed in black and armed with guns entered their villa through an unlocked door and demanded money. The culprits made off with an amount of cash, jewelry and mobile devices. No shots were fired.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact the Crime Stoppers hotline at 1-800-8477 (TIPS) or call 911.

  • AGGRAVATED BURGLARY – LEEWARD ESTATES, PROVIDENCIALES

On Wednesday, April 13, 2022, at 12:05 am, Police Control Room received a report of an Aggravated Burglary in the area of Leeward Estates.

Officers from the Response and Operations Unit responded to the location and were informed by the victims that two masked men armed with a piece of pipe entered their villa through an unlocked door and demanded cash, which they made off with along with mobile devices. No injuries were reported. Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact the Crime Stoppers hotline at 1-800-8477 (TIPS)  or call 911.

  • ROBBERY ON MILLENNIUM HIGHWAY, SUSPECT ARRESTED ON LEEWARD HIGHWAY, PROVIDENCIALES 17/4/2022

At about 9:13 pm on Saturday, April 15, 2022, the Police Control room received a report of an armed robbery along Millennium Highway, Providenciales. It was also reported that shots were fired and a victim sustained injuries. The culprits made off in a stolen vehicle.

Several Police Units responded to the scene along with Emergency Medical Services. The wounded victim was taken to the hospital for further medical treatment.

Shortly after, at about 9:46 pm, the Police Control Room was informed of another Robbery victim at the same location on Millennium Highway, whose vehicle was also stolen.

Later on that same night, Police Units received information and as a result, intercepted a vehicle along the Leeward Highway that matched the description of one of the stolen vehicles. The occupants fled the vehicle and ran into the bushes. Police Units were later informed of a man seen running down Leeward Highway and they responded to the location where they apprehended a man about to board a vehicle.

A search was conducted on the man and a bag in his possession. A black handgun was found on completion of the search. The man was arrested. The driver of the said vehicle was also arrested. Both men are currently in Police custody as the investigation continues.

  • DOMESTIC VIOLENCE REPORT ESCALATES TO MURDER INVESTIGATION 17/4/2021

Officers of the Serious Crime Unit have now launched a murder investigation after the victim of a domestic violence investigation passed away on Friday, April 15, 2022. The victim was flown to the Dominican Republic for further medical treatment.

The victim, a national of the Dominican Republic was hospitalized in the Dominican Republic at the time of her passing after she was struck by a vehicle on Thursday, April 14, 2022, which was driven by her ex-boyfriend.

The suspect has been in Police custody since Thursday, April 14, 2022, after he surrendered himself in relation to the investigation that was launched into the domestic violence report.

  • Crime Update 17/4/2022

ROBBERY – LOWER BIGHT, PROVIDENCIALES 

On Sunday, April 17 2022 at about 4:42 pm, the Police Control Room received a report of a Robbery in the Lower Bight area of Providenciales.

Police Units responded to the location, where they were informed by the victim that the culprit held him at gunpoint and then made off with his vehicle. No injuries were sustained. No shots were fired.

  • AGGRAVATED BURGLARY – LOWER BIGHT, PROVIDENCIALES 

On Sunday, April 17, 2022, at about 12:30 am, the Police Control room received a report that two masked men broke into a villa in the Lower Bight area of Providenciales.

Police and Emergency Services responded to the location. Police were informed by the occupants who were on vacation that two masked men, armed with a weapon, believed to be a machete, entered the home. A fifty-two-year-old man sustained injuries and was taken to the Cheshire Hall Medical Centre for treatment.

No property was stolen.

  •  AGGRAVATED BURGLARY – GRACE BAY, PROVIDENCIALES 

On Sunday, April 17, 2022, at about 12:39 am, the Police Control Room received a report of an Aggravated Burglary in the Grace Bay area of Providenciales.

Responding officers were informed by the occupants who were on vacation that, two masked men, armed with a weapon, entered their villa and demanded cash. The culprits made off with an amount of cash, jewelry and electronic devices.

Investigations have been launched into these incidents. Anyone with information about these incidents is asked to contact the Crime Stoppers hotline at 1-800-8477 (TIPS) or call 911.

  • FIREARM SURRENDERED

On Sunday, April 17, 2022, a black Glock Pistol along with eight rounds of 45 cal ammunition were handed over to the Police. The weapon will be processed and dealt with accordingly.

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Firearm and Drug Charges

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July 15th, 2024.

 

SHAIWANZO MISSICK of South Back Salina, Grand Turk, has been charged with six counts of firearm-related offences.

Missick, 30, was charged on July 13 after police officers consulted with the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions.

The offences against Missick are:

  • One Count – Discharging Firearm
  • One Count- Discharging Ammunition
  • One Count-Possession of Firearm with intent to commit a serious offence
  • Two Counts-Possession of Ammunition
  • One Count –Possession of Firearm
  • One Count-Possession of Controlled Drugs
  • One Count- Possession of Controlled Drugs with intent to supply.

The charges against Missick came following a report made on Saturday, 29 June 2024,  following a shooting incident in Breezy Brae.

Officers obtained a warrant and searched the accused’s residence based on the information received.

The RT&CIPF is asking the public to notify the closest police station, contact 911, the Serious Crime Unit at 231-1842, Crime Stoppers at 1-800-8477, and anonymously give any information on illegal activity.

Additionally, persons are encouraged to download the Crime Stoppers P3 app from the Google Play Store or Apple Apps and share information anonymously.

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Five Cays Shooting Update

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#TurksandCaicos, July 19, 2024 – Shortly after noon on July 12th, the Control Room of the Royal Turks and Caicos Islands Police Force received reports of a shooting in Five Cays, Providenciales. A team of offices was dispatched to Granny Hill.

Upon arrival, several interviews were conducted, and evidential items were retrieved.  Thankfully, no one was injured.

Given the investigation’s sensitivity and lines of inquiry, the RT&CIPF cannot comment further.

We are aware of audio videos and photographs purporting to be the location of where the incident allegedly occurred and ask that persons circulating such be mindful of exposing victims.

The RT&CIPF is again reaching out to the public, emphasising their crucial role in this investigation.

We urge you to notify the closest police station, contact 911, the Serious Crime Unit at 231- 1842, Crime Stoppers at 1-800-8477, and anonymously provide any information on this shooting or any illegal activity.

Your cooperation is vital in ensuring justice is served. Additionally, persons are encouraged to download the Crime Stoppers P3 app from the Google Play Store or Apple Apps and share information anonymously.

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Discharge of Firearm

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Turks and Caicos – Shortly after 10:00 p.m. on Friday 05th July 2024, the Police Control Room received a report of gunshots being heard at the TCI Disposal and Solid Waste, located along Millennium Highway, Blue Hills.

Officers and medical personnel responded, and based on preliminary investigations, a truck transporting a male occupant entered the dump and started offloading items.

An employee at the dump site confronted the occupant. However, he was shot at.

The employee managed to escape. Thankfully, he was not injured. This remains an active investigation.

The RTCIPF asks the public to notify the closest police station, contact 911, the Serious Crime Unit at 231-1842, Crime Stoppers at 1-800-8477, and anonymously give any information on illegal activity. Additionally, persons are encouraged to download the CrimeStoppers P3 app and share information anonymously.

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