Sat, 2005-04-23

Around 1:45 this morning, Police attended a reported assault at the White Hill Club on Middle Road in Sandy’s parish. It appears that the victim, an 18 year old Warwick man, was at a function at the club with friends when he went to purchase drinks. As he did so, he was attacked by a young man with a machete. The suspect and victim are known to each other. As a result, the victim sustained a 4” wound to the top of his head which required 15 stitches to close and a laceration to his arm which required 3 stitches to close. The Warwick man was treated at KEMH for his injuries (which are not believed to be life threatening) and released. The suspect, a 16 year old male from Sandy’s parish, made good his escape following the assault. Police are appealing for any witnesses to this incident or anyone with any information to contact the Somerset Criminal Investigation Unit on 234-1010.

Attempted Theft

At 12:25 this morning, Police attended a reported attempted theft from an unattended vehicle. On arrival officers found an off duty Police officer with the suspect in custody. The complainant stated that after walking his dogs he returned home to find a man searching the interior of his car, which was parked at his Cross Bay Road, Southampton residence. The complainant approached the man and a verbal exchange took place, before the suspect attempted to flee the scene on foot. However, the complainant managed to catch the suspect and detain him until an off duty Police officer arrived. The suspect, a 43 year old Warwick man, was subsequently arrested, taken to Somerset Police station and detained. A car found at the scene believed to have been used by the suspect was seized and taken to the Police Impound yard.