CRIME DOWN! Region Six police ready to intercept criminals fleeing to Suriname
Regional Police Division Six (East Berbice – Corentyne) has recorded a 40 per cent decrease in serious crimes, Regional Commander Boodnarine Persaud revealed during a recent ‘Police and You’ programme.
Commander Persaud said this significant reduction is as a result of existing “good partnership” between the public and the Guyana Police Force.
“We have seen a significant reduction of crime in our region.
“Serious crime [such as] murder, robbery, rape, break and enter and larceny,” the Commander said.
However, he noted that there has been a slight increase in armed robberies between the period of January and February 2022.
“From mid-January to the third week in February we had a series of gun robberies, we have since arrested and charged a few persons [and] we took six [illegal] firearm off the road,” the Commander related.
Since then, the Police Commander said things in the region have been “quiet” except for several bar fights. Majority of the incidents, he explained, stemmed from alcohol consumption.
Meanwhile, there has also been a significant increase in fatal accidents. For the year thus far, seven fatal accidents were recorded when compared to two last year.
Six of the fatal accidents resulted from driving under the influence of alcohol. Commander Persaud revealed that four of the drivers died and one was charged. At the same time, the region is also reporting a 32 per cent decrease in serious accidents.
To counter drinking and driving in the region, the Commander said they have been educating the public on road safety via radio and television programmes.
Further, the Commander explained that the region stands ready to intercept criminals who may want to flee to neighbouring Suriname.
“We have a good networking system so if we have a crime committed and the perpetrator is on the run, two of the areas you would find these persons, are Parika and Springlands.”
Those at Parika will try to escape to Venezuela.
Earlier this month, 40-year-old Clarence Farley was arrested at the Malinmar Hotel in Region Six for the brutal murder of his wife, 41-year-old high school teacher, Omega Ault. Farley had been on the run for days. Police Headquarters reported that ranks acted on information received and went to the hotel and discovered Farley in a room.