The broken glass of the police vehicle.
Bikes confiscated during the bike control last Sunday.
PHILIPSBURG–Another routine motorbike control in the Dutch Quarter area between 4:00 and 9:00pm Sunday could have ended badly when for unknown reasons a passer-by threw an unknown object at a police vehicle, shattering its rear glass, according to police on Tuesday.
The patrol team had just pulled over a scooter for a routine control when an unknown object later identified as a rock was thrown toward the officers, hitting and breaking the glass of the patrol car. Luckily no officers were injured.
The Police Force informs the community that this type of behaviour will not be accepted and will not be taken lightly. This incident is currently being investigated in hopes that it leads to the arrest of the person(s) involved. Person(s) will be prosecuted for this blatant disregard and disrespect for law enforcement.
Ten scooters were confiscated during the control, two arrests were made and seven persons received fines for various traffic violations.
The police said they will continue to carry out these controls to ensure all motorists are following the laws. “We will not shy away from our scheduled controls based on this incident. The incident shows there is a need for the Police Force to increase the amount of controls done in order to ensure our communities remain safe.”
Source: The Daily Herald https://www.thedailyherald.sx/islands/85377-police-vehicle-damaged-during-motorbike-controls