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Traffic controls lead to two arrests

Traffic controls lead to two arrests

SINT MAARTEN (COLE BAY) - The police stopped and controlled a number of vehicles and issued fines during routine traffic controls held in various locations on the island over the weekend, police said in a statement on Monday.

During one of these controls in the area of Cole Bay on Saturday evening November 16th, 2019, the police stopped a suspicious white Hyundai H -100 truck which had on a P-number plate as opposed to the V- number plates which are typically issued for trucks.

The driver of the pick-up truck which contained the license plate H-100 was stopped and asked for the valid vehicle information.

By closer inspection of the vehicle and documentation, the police became aware that the vin-number of the vehicle was tampered with and all the documentation for the vehicle was falsified. 

The driver with the initials O. F. C. was arrested for being in possession of a stolen vehicle. He was brought to the police station and held for further questioning.  The pick-up truck was also confiscated for further investigation.    

During a control at a separate location, conducted on Saturday night at approximately 8.00 pm, the patrol stopped the driver of a car on Wellington road and asked him to provide valid documentation.

The man with the initials A.D. was handed over to the police after a driver’s license and identification card that later proved to be falsified. He was arrested and brought to the police station where he is being held pending further investigation. The driver’s license and ID card have been confiscated. (Sint Maarten Police Force) 

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