Police dismiss claims that Chinese intercepted drone at Morne Daniel

Police PRO, Inspector John Carbon

The police have said that the arrest of well-known vlogger Lynworth (Mystelics) Mitchell  of Portsmouth, and videographer/photographer Jawanza Stuart of Castle Comfort, is a result of ongoing police investigations without intervention by anyone else.

Speaking to media today, Police Public Relations Officer (PRO), Inspector John Carbon, stated that Mitchell and Stuart were detained on March 3, 2021, at Morne Daniel near Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit’s official residence after an incident involving an unmanned aerial vehicle commonly referred to as a drone.

“Sometime about 5:00 p.m. on March 3, 2021, the drone was seen flying over the Prime Minister’s official residence at Morne Daniel. The officers on detail at the said compound attempted to keep track of the drone but eventually lost sight of it completely.”

He continued, “a few minutes after, the drone fell to the ground outside the eastern wall of the Prime Minister’s farm which is right next to his official residence.”

Inspector Carbon said that the device was later recovered about 5:15 p.m.  by the said Officers and seized for investigation.

The Police PRO described claims that the drone was intercepted by a Chinese national as “patently false.”

“This has been a direct police intervention from the very beginning. It was officers who intercepted the two occupants of a Mitsubishi pickup registration number TL654 which was in the vicinity of the farm in question. They were apprehended after they disembarked the vehicle and were inquiring about the fallen drone,” he explained.

The vehicle in question was also searched and subsequently taken, along with the two individuals, to police headquarters.

“The ongoing investigation into the matter is continuing and the men remain detained at the Roseau Police Station,” Inspector Carbon stated.

Meantime, a group of people gathered outside of the Police Headquarters today demanding the release of Mitchell and Stuart.

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24 Comments

  1. Parallels
    March 8, 2021

    How do they know. Chinese are way more sophisticated with radio frequency to take it down. I am not anti Chinese and I don’t think the opposition fellas have any leg to stand on without them. It’s all about THE DEAL and the opposition has the worse tack record re deals. Thanks to their bad deal making we still haven’t recovered from the worse DEAL ever made with Domlec which is why they still cannot win election here. Trump learned from them. You need to have the ability to make deals that are favorable, without negative long-term effects for your people. And I’m not sure this govt has it either without transparency. It’s not against the law to fly drone but the opposition have misled the young men to take heat for them. A man has to have some level of privacy at his home. Case closed. They have been freed.

  2. Dr Clayton Shillingford
    March 5, 2021

    Police dismiss claims that Chinese intercepted drone at Morne Daniel
    A drone fell out of flight thru some cause as yet unstated or unknown Is that a criminal offense??What is the specific charge against Lynworth (Mystelics) Mitchell of Portsmouth, and videographer/photographer Jawanza Stuart of Castle Comfort, ?? The charge is not stated in this report Are the two suspects represented by an attorney(s)? Since this is a public matter What have the attorneys said?Which comes first ongoing police investigations or arrest without cause??Smells of incompetence again

  3. John smalls
    March 5, 2021

    This is political victimisation and nothing else. There is no law in Dominica constitution saying that any aircraft can’t fly over the prime minister’s mansion or any building there for. As a Dominican who was born a labour and not a freedom like our prime minister and most of his colleges. They have taken things to far now this one and the one Danny lugay is an abuse of power. This one has me very upset.

  4. click here
    March 5, 2021

    We have no drone laws. They were on public road. The drone was retrieved on public road as well.

  5. So I See It
    March 5, 2021

    DNO, You’re deliberately deciding which comments are posted.

    I tried to post three times to yesterday news, each time it was awaiting moderation, but never posted.

    “DNO, what value did the nationality of the individual who found the drone, add to the story?
    Furthermore, you’ve provided the full names of the attorney of each individual, yet has not been able to tell us (a) what they’ve been charged with, and (b) highlighted if there are any rules, regulations or laws forbidding flights or photography of the Prime Ministers official residence”

    Now look what?

    ADMIN:The comment had not yet been posted.

  6. Roger Burnett
    March 5, 2021

    In terms of general access to Morne Daniel, I wonder what became of “the immediate action” to create a bypass at Morne Daniel following serious rock falls under Canefield Cliff three years ago.

    “We will be moving in the cabinet tomorrow to compulsory acquire the lands to create the bypass at Morne Daniel with immediate action and to declare this road a public road so as to mitigate against the landslides,” the PM said.

    https://dominicanewsonline.com/news/homepage/news/general/govt-to-address-danger-under-canefield-cliff/

  7. dissident
    March 5, 2021

    Regardless of what you say….we know who retrieved the drone when it fell. De officers lost sight of the drone after it pass over Skerrit house and boom all you find it next to Skerrit wall….. THAT IS A SET UP!!!!
    This story sounds so fishy…. you all can’t give an inch of an explanation for the dead young man in police custody!!!!
    Protect your Chinese masters…..I have started my economic boycott of Chinese stores!!!!!
    Chinese will take all you mind…. not my $$$$$

  8. Zandoli
    March 5, 2021

    So, the police must detain an individual during an investigation? These guys are behaving like those tinpot dictators in Myanmar.

  9. Shaka zulu
    March 5, 2021

    It is strange that you guys come out so quick defend the Chinese. The PM talked about the house in morne Daniel having best security scenario. This is just a manifestation. He know why he want to be there. This Chinese compound like all embassies around the world is an intelligence gathering facility and resembles a modern day fort like the days of the colonial empire

  10. REAL!!!!
    March 5, 2021

    This is pure intimidation. Drug men are release for possession of Cocaine after a few hours of arrest pending investigation.

    So why are these young guys not release pending the investigation of the so called espionage charge as the police have the drone………why are they held in the prison cells for 2 nights now.

    So, if Skerrit neighbors children are flying a drone in the area they are also going to be arrested…This is exactly why Skerrit should be living in Morne Bruce on State property.

  11. RastarMarn
    March 4, 2021

    But Carbon a local man like you dat came from the Roots of Capuchin you suppose to just let them man go on General Principle and in principle in “The Spirit of the Law”,,,

    But I doh comprehend the charges!!!

    So the FAA or what whatever Caribbean equivalent set up rules nuh for where One can fly or cannot fly a Drone, is not like Morn Daniel close to any airport!!!

    So what needs to be determined is what law dem pardners break and if dey Break a Law Who is the injured Party???

    If there is no Injured Party there cannot be no case because in order for them to have committed a Crime there have to Be an Injured Party,,,

    But then again Mistadem making up the rules as they wake up every day so hey One day people will Say “Enough is Enough” until that day allyou will just have to stand on the sidelines and what MistaDem Play,,,

  12. Shaka zulu
    March 4, 2021

    The vehicle in question was also searched and subsequently taken.
    Ok lets assume you dont need a warrant in this case to search the vehicle. Upon searching the vehicle and questioning the men did you find drugs, weapons, explosives sensitive equipment, listening devices, or anything of suspicion that warranty them being locked up for two days for questioning? Are they deemed a national threat? Or is it really a lil coward from villecase that is so paranoid anything sends him into a state of psychotic frenzy even after he put up a wall around the fortress? Your press conferences are very selective it seems. This is nothing but harrasment and intimidation. You guys a really convinced all Dominicans are fools.

  13. %
    March 4, 2021

    This involves the PM so you are on here with a lot of crap and idiocy.. This selective justice on one group of people must stop, because i can see how it will end up.
    What about the death of the Kingshill man? Are you all moo moo?
    You are so dumb and shameless!!!

  14. Ibo France
    March 4, 2021

    I have to give the armed body guards of Skerrit credit for being some of the world’s best SPIN DOCTORS. These guys can even spin tops in mud,. They are that good .Lying. experts extraordinaire. Unfortunately though, that’s about the only thing they do well……

  15. Watching
    March 4, 2021

    But allu not easy eh, let the.police so their job..what they have plane flying over the man residence for. Eh, allu like to protest..when for allu to come out allu not coming out. If allu drole over my house and still on my compound of course I will be suspicious of allu. Stupes tan..I love mysteliks vibes but u stretching de joke man. U disappoint me man..hope they release u..I miss my video for today..I wonder what he was recording for us boy..it have a be some thing interesting..I waiting.
    dno self say is chinese that bring de drole now they say officers find it. Smh..get allu news right first eh

  16. He is Human
    March 4, 2021

    The man died in police custody, the Bishop is Silent but he commented on George Floyd, the Priests are Silent but they commented on George Floyd, the Kiara Operatives on their talk shows are Silent but they commented on George Floyd, the Pastors are Silent but the Commented on George Floyd.
    Since Johnrose Lindsay police are getting away with willfully abusing persons in their custody and we Dominicans remain Silent.
    I am asking the International Human Rights Organization to investigate the Minister of National Security, the Police Commissioner, his Deputy and the Department of Criminal Investigation and the Justice system of DOMINICA

  17. He is a Human Being
    March 4, 2021

    While I agree if that’s the situation, which really don’t add up, the police has right to investigate.
    My issue is the police is forthwith issuing a statement to clarify information about this drone situation, but since Carnival Tuesday there about a man was suppoingly dead in police custody and everyone including the PM and the Minister of National Security is tight lip about it.
    It looks like the PM and his family, alive is Human and the man dead in custody is a piece of garbage thrown on the street.
    People of Dominica, you all are condoning these things in the name of your political affiliation but remember when the police will pick up one of your sons, grandsons, nephews, brothers, sisters, nieces, granddaughters, wives, husbands and families, they may not know color.
    I’ve always learnt when it reaches home then it might be too late.
    The victim is human and he has family. You Dominicans stood and ran you all mouths about George Floyd in America and George Floyd is right…

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    • Look it.
      March 5, 2021

      You started world war three (3) now you deal with it. It is not what you say but is the way you say it,and it is not what you do but is the way you do it.The situation is frightening

  18. Ibo France
    March 4, 2021

    I want to hear from the two victims of Skerrit’s dictatorial rule. I adamantly refuse to believe a word from these armed body guards of the misleader. They have a twenty year history of being mendacious.

    A man always sounds right until you hear the other side of the story. Let us not forget that Danny Lugay was jerked from his car, held by the cuff of his pants, badly roughed up, arrested for nothing wrong. The police guards Mr. Skerrit like a lioness guards her newly born cubs. Promotion in that.

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    • March 4, 2021

      And you think they are going to tell you the truth and nothing but the truth?

    • Truth, Truth Truth
      March 4, 2021

      Really Ibo France.

      condone wrong things still.

      When is your turn, I want to hear what you have to say?

    • Pipo
      March 4, 2021

      Is that the same man Ibo who claimed in his passport promo for potential customers in Nigeria recently that he is a man who can travel around in his country freely and always is available to everyone???? Is our country truly a land of the free????

    • Truth, Truth and more truth
      March 4, 2021

      Ibo why should a drone be over the PM Residence of any country?

      High time that you folks respect authority. First God and those who have rule over us be it in any organization.

      Why won’t you people respect others?

      Wait when it falls on you. You will sing another tune if is you or your family!

      Wait what comes around, goes around.

    • Man bites dogs
      March 5, 2021

      That guy Ibo France, is a sick turkey do not have a life of his own talking rubbish all day long to himself no one is listening.

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