SUCKER GARDEN, Sint Maarten - On Monday July 21st at approximately 03.30 a.m. police patrol was sent to Pendant cactus drive in Sucker garden to investigate a break in at an apartment building on the road.
In the immediate area the police saw a man that fit the description of the suspect in this case. This man was questioned by police and he admitted to have committed the act. The suspect with the initials A.R. (29) was arrested on the spot and he was to taken to the location where the break-in was reported. There the investigating officers located the apartment where the suspect had broken into.
During the investigation the officers felt the strong scent of marihuana coming from another apartment. When one of the officers looked into that apartment, a man was seen standing in the bedroom with a gun in his hand. Immediately this man was asked to come outside, which he did.
He denied having a gun in his possession and refused the officers to search his room. However his home was searched by police after receiving a search warrant. During the search a loaded 9 mm GLOCK pistol was found under the mattress of his bed.
The weapon was confiscated by the Forensic Department for further investigation. These two brothers’ initials R.A. (25) and S.J.A. (27) were arrested in connection with the possession of a fire-arm.
While the arrest was taking place the officers saw a white Hyundai Accent driving on to the premises at very high speed. The driver drove this car into two of the officers causing them to have to jump out of the way to avoid being hit by the car.
The driver of the car and brother of the two other suspects with initials J.J.A. (40) was also arrested in this case after threatening the lives of the officers and that of their families. All suspects remain in custody for further investigation. (Contributed by the Police Force of Sint Maarten)