Ten (10) arrested in burglary ring

Matthew Cuffy (3rd from left)

Assistant Superintendent, Matthew Cuffy, Head of the Criminal Investigations Department (CID), reported that several men have been arrested in connection with a series of burglaries in the Roseau area, following searches performed by the police, on August 8, 2018.

In a press conference held at the Police Headquarters, on Monday, Cuffy stated that from August 3 to 5, the CID received fourteen reports of burglary from the city of Roseau and surrounding areas, resulting in the execution of several search warrants, which led to the recovery of various stolen items and the arrest of ten suspects.

“On Wednesday, August 8, 2018, the CID went out on a major exercise in the city and environs, during which a number of search warrants were executed. The premises of six suspects were searched, and a total number of 479 items which were reported stolen, were recovered and seized for investigations,” he explained. “Ten suspects were arrested as a result, and are in police custody, assisting in the ongoing investigations.”

It was said that during that specific operation, the police found and seized one firearm and one imitation firearm.

Richmond Valentine (center) flanked by the police chief and his deputy

Meantime, Police Superintendent, Richmond Valentine, called on motorists to respect and observe traffic laws.

He revealed that for the year thus far, 617 tickets were issued to motorists who were in violation of the Traffic Act, mostly with respect to motorists driving unlicensed vehicles. Valentine also noted that 50 motor scooters and 32 motor vehicles have been seized as a result of traffic violations by the motorists.

“The evidence seemed to suggest that motorists are comfortable violating traffic regulations,” Valentine said. “I would like to remind them that there are consequences; and we will continue to ensure that the traffic regulations are adhered to by all motorists.”

Valentine also noted that three firearms and forty rounds of ammunition were recovered during traffic checks and stop-and-search operations. Four persons have since been charged with various firearm-related offenses, and are in police custody.



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    August 14, 2018

    I would like to see in addition to these occasional press conferences a weekly police blotter giving the entire country information on what is happening all over Dominica with regards to crime, It would in my opinion have the public cooperate with the police in helping to solve cases. That info could be used by the print media and the more prominent ones by broadcast media in a timely manner. The cost of providing that info info doesn’t look exhorbitant to me.

    • Jayson
      August 14, 2018

      That’s a great idea! I second that!

  2. mine
    August 14, 2018

    Good job, jail them all hard labor. They just rob others of hard won properties.

  3. Silent
    August 13, 2018

    The Government of Dominica should take a page out of the Leadership of the Barbados Labour Party.
    Effective July 1, 2018 the road tax in Barbados was abolished and replaced with a Fuel Tax. You don’t have to pay your vehicle’s license anymore. But you surely gotta buy gas! :lol: :lol: Perfect Strategy.

    • Jheri Curl
      August 14, 2018

      But what about the people using fuel for machinery and not automobiles?

  4. %
    August 13, 2018

    Good job cops.Thats good policing.Thats what i like to hear.
    Stop keeping us in the dark,we need more regular press conferences…
    I have not forgotten you all promise to the public that you all knew who the consignee of the barrel with guns is…… So I am waiting.
    Finally I find it a travesty of good policing,that one of your own is constantly on talk shows openly supporting his political party.This is ugly and unprofessional. Leaders lead from the front. This individual is hitting you all good work below the belt,and making a mockery of the force.Stop playing as though it does not exist!!! Discipline the guy man!!!!
    Keep on the good work.Well done!!
    Love You All .

  5. Shaka Zulu
    August 13, 2018

    When they screw up i will be first to say. Good job CDPF for enforcement of law. More of this needs to be done. These motorist in Dominica need to get with program.

  6. August 13, 2018

    Kudos to the Commonwealth of Dominica police force

  7. moi
    August 13, 2018

    Good work. Now wat about those soo tee weh?

  8. Uncle
    August 13, 2018

    Credit where credit is due. Keep it up fellows.

  9. Ibo France
    August 13, 2018

    This police report shows lawlessness aplenty. Great work by the police! They should be commended for their crackdown and huge success, in this instance, on criminal activities. The number of stolen items and traffic violations are incredibly astounding. If the government is lawless , the entire country becomes lawless. Lawlessness just doesn’t happen overnight. We need our government to be honest, transparent and accountable. Transparency is like disinfectant in government. It destroys corrupt practices.

  10. jin
    August 13, 2018

    hmmm boi what happen to our country

  11. Sam
    August 13, 2018

    Jail them hard labour so they will have to to think sell the form of transportation they will not do it again and invest the money to buy stuff for police force job well done

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