Police arrest youth for verbal threat

PHILIPSBURG–Police bike patrol officers arrested seventeen-year-old R.R.S. in the area of Hard Rock Café on Boardwalk Boulevard on Sunday.

Police said in a press release on Sunday that while the officers were preparing to get on their bikes to continue their patrol, the young man verbally threatened one of the officers using profanity.

Police claimed that the young man said what he would do to the officer when he is not in his uniform for what they had done to his mother. The officers then recognised this young man as the son of a woman who had been arrested on Boardwalk Boulevard while resisting arrest for an offence she had committed earlier this month

“The officers went on to arrest the young man for the threat he made towards them. While placing the suspect in handcuffs, he started resisting heavily, causing the officers to use the necessary force to break his resistance.

“After the suspect was placed in handcuffs he continued to verbally threaten the officers what he is going to do them for what they did to his mother. The suspect was taken to the Philipsburg police station where he was led in front of the acting prosecutor who will decide how this case will be handled,” stated police.

The police continue to inform the public that they are here to serve and protect the entire community of St. Maarten and all its visitors.

“We carry out our duty to the best of our ability to guaranty safety and security for everyone and will continue to do so. At the same time the police are tasked with maintaining law and order and will not accept or allow anyone under any circumstance to threaten any of its officers in any form, or to resist their arrest without facing the consequences of their actions,” concluded the police in their statement.

Source: The Daily Herald https://www.thedailyherald.sx/islands/73164-police-arrest-youth-for-verbal-threat