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Alvaro Aldana, 19
Jake Cadle, 23
The Convicted Burglar
Harvey Trapp, 20
Trapp Gets Five Years For Burglary
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SAN IGNACIO TOWN, Cayo,
Tuesday October 16, 2012:
The heroic actions of a senior
police officer resulted in the onsite
apprehension of at least one person,
from a team, long suspected of
involvement in a string of robberies
within the community.
It was shortly after 10 o’clock on
the night of Friday October 12, 2012,
when Assistant Superintendent of
Police (ASP) Amin “Sheriff”
August was recreating with friends
at a bar in his home village of
Esperanza when three armed robbers
stormed into the bar with intent to pull
off a robbery.
The robbers described as one
being of dark complexion armed with
a 9 mm pistol and the other two
being of lighter complexion, one of
whom was armed with a machete and
the other with a knife. They were all
dressed in dark clothing with cloth
wrapped around their faces in the
form of masks.
Initial investigation revealed that the
three robbers stormed into E’s Cool
Spot/Western Poultry Bar which is
attached to the grocery store. The man
with the gun allegedly fired a single
shot inside the place ordering
everyone inside the establishment to
spread out on the floor.
The man with the knife proceeded
to hold up the 17 year old male shop
attendant and ordered him to walk
behind the counter and to hand up the
money. The knife man was distracted
when ASP August refused the
gunman’s order to take to the floor
resulting in a struggle between August
and the gunman. Being a firearm
expert himself, in the struggle August
managed to press the magazine
release from the pistol causing the
magazine to fall to the floor but with a
single bullet remaining in the chamber.
By this time the attention of all three
robbers was turned to August as the
gunman call for the others to assist
him. The one with the knife came
with a stabbing motion at August
prompting him to loose his hold of the
gun. The gunman reportedly took a
few steps backwards, pointed the gun
to August’s mid section, and squeezed
the trigger firing off the single bullet
that was left in the chamber.
Fortunately for the policeman, the
bullet hit the buckle of the belt he was
wearing resulting with mere fragments
of the shot hitting August in the
abdomen. The gunman and the
machete man quickly fled the scene.
SAN IGNACIO TOWN, Cayo,
Wednesday, October 17, 2012:
Convicted burglar Harvey Trapp
Jr. was today sentenced to five years
in jail after he was found guilty of
burglarizing the home of Ramon
“Monchies” Vargas in March 2012.
Six and a half months ago, on
March 31, Belizean teacher, Ramon
Vargas, 43, reported that his house,
located in the Hillview area of Santa
Elena Town, was burglarized and that
the thief made off with over 11
thousand dollars in electronic items,
jewellery and cash.
In the report to the police Vargas
informed that he secured and left his
house at around 6 o’clock that
Saturday morning and proceeded to
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Notwithstanding the injury, ASP
August took command of the
situation and with assistance from the
other customers, managed to close up
the establishment and in the process
trapping the knife man inside.
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August was transported by his
cousin, the bar owner, Elvis
Orellano, to the San Ignacio
Community Hospital and later to the
Western Regional Hospital in
Belmopan where he underwent
immediate surgery resulting in the
successful removal of the fragments
from his abdomen. He is currently
recovering at the hospital in Belmopan.
Police were summoned to the
scene where, apart from a badly
battered knifeman, they recovered
a mega brand 9mm magazine
containing five live 9mm bullets (three
luger brand and the other two
The knifeman was transported to
the police station in San Ignacio where
he was identified as Jake Anthony
Cadle, 23, Belizean laborer of #2
Tulip Street, San Ignacio.
Then a bird began to sing in
the process of expanding the
investigation. Three days later, on
Monday, October 22, police caught
up with Alvaro Aldana, 19, Belizean
unemployed of Dalia St, San Ignacio,
as he was relaxing inside a house also
in San Ignacio.
Aldana is no stranger to the police.
He is classified as a repeat offender
who has been at it for many years
previously hiding under the law
that protects minors from public
disclosure. He is now of age and
is graduated into the major crime
The accused Jake Anthony Cadle
and Alvaro Aldana appeared on
Tuesday, October 16 in the San
Ignacio Town courtroom of
magistrate Narda Morgan, where
they pled not guilty to the charge. In
concurring with the prosecutor’s
request for the denial of bail,
magistrate Morgan proceeded to
remand them both to jail while
adjourning the matter until Thursday,
December 13, 2012.
As the investigation continues,
police are looking for one Mark
Anthony “Fifty Cents” Conorque,
of a Belmopan address whom they
believe can assist in the investigation.
ASP Amin “Sheriff” August,
Recuperating At The Western Regional Hospital
BY: Rolando Cocom
Since the recent murders in the
Twin Towns, people in the Cayo
District have become increasingly
vocal about their concerns to reduce,
and if possible end, the hideous crimes
afflicting our society.
I extend my sincerest sympathies
to all Belizeans who have had to
experience criminal activity, especially
to the families who have lost their
loved ones, particularly the Martinez
and Lowe families.
No number of demonstrations, no
whipping of criminals, no person
hanged, will ever be able to heal the
void left in the lives of those who have
lost loved ones.
The reason for standing up against
crime is really to make sure that more
families do not experience the hurt,
frustration, suffering, and emptiness
Belizeans are on the move
advocating for change. This does not
constitute a movement. It is an early
stage. It can either become something
episodic and die off OR mature and
become effective in