Nevis Police Arrest Three Men On Murder Charges

Murders and Violent Crime Continue In St. Kitts and Nevis

Murders and Violent Crime Continue In St. Kitts and Nevis

Basseterre, St. Kitts – Nevis
St. Kitts – Nevis Police Press Release
April 14, 2011

On the morning of Thursday 14th April 2011 police on Nevis formally arrested and charged three (3) persons on warrants in the first instance for the murder of Gary Smithen of Hermitage, Nevis, which was committed on Friday 8th April 2011. They are as follows:

· 27 year-old Dustin Lapsey of Bath Village

· 31 year-old Asim Parris of Stoney Grove

· 19 year-old Raphael Wallace of New Castle

Investigations into these matters are still ongoing.

Police Investigate House Breaking and Larceny

Basseterre, St. Kitts – Nevis
St. Kitts – Nevis Police Press Release
April 14, 2011

On Wednesday 13th April 2011 police at the Criminal Investigations Department received a report of a House Breaking and Larceny which occurred in the Conaree area. Police officers responded immediately and their investigations revealed that on Wednesday 13th April 2011 a Conaree resident secured his premises at approximately 2:57 pm and left home. He returned sometime around 3:45 pm discovered that his house was broken into and when he entered to investigate further he met two (2) young men in his bedroom. He enquired of them what they were doing in his house and got no answer; instead one of the young men approached him and tried to remove something from his waist. As a result the homeowner drew his license firearm and shot one of the intruders in his right leg and restrained the other. The intruders remained in the house until the police arrived on the scene. The injured intruder was taken to the JNF Hospital by the Emergency Medical Services and is warded in stable condition under police guard. The other intruder was arrested on suspicion of House Breaking and Larceny and taken to the Basseterre Police Station. A number of stolen items were recovered from the bag of one of the intruder and the yard. Formal charges are expected to follow as soon as practicable. Investigations are ongoing.

Police Investigate Wounding

Basseterre, St. Kitts – Nevis
St. Kitts – Nevis Police Press Release
April 14, 2011

On the afternoon of Wednesday 13th April 2011 police at the Criminal Investigations Department received a report of an altercation which occurred at the St. Georges Anglican Church yard. Police responded immediately and their investigations revealed that at approximately 3:45 pm, 27 year-old Wayne “Chi Chi” Hendrickson of Lower Prickley Pear Alley was at the St. Georges Anglican Church yard attending a funeral when a group of young men entered the church yard and attacked Hendrickson and stabbed him on his back and beat him about his body. Hendrickson was taken to the JNF Hospital where he underwent emergency medical treatment and was warded in stable condition. Hendrickson has since discharged himself from the hospital. The police are in search of a number of suspects in relation to this matter. Investigations are ongoing.

Police Investigate Shooting At Conaree

Basseterre, St. Kitts – Nevis
St. Kitts – Nevis Police Press Release
April 14, 2011

On Wednesday 13th April 2011 at approximately 8:10 pm police at the Criminal Investigations Department received a report of a shooting in the Conaree area. Police officers from the Special Services Unit and the Criminal Investigations Department responded immediately and their investigations revealed that a young man at Conaree Village attacked a group of persons and discharged a loaded firearm injuring, 18 year-old Scott Carey of Conaree in his right arm and 26 year-old Detaia Byron also of Conaree in his left small finger. Both Carey and Byron were transported to the JNF Hospital and received emergency medical treatment. Byron was detained and Carey was discharged after he received treatment. Officers from the Crime Scene Department processed the scene and items of evidential value were collected and taken into police custody for further analysis. Two (2) of persons of interest are in police custody assisting the police with their investigations. Investigations are ongoing.

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