Saint Lucia police have reported 73 curfew breaches during the Easter Holidays, with a number of individuals being arrested in connection with those and other offences.
The disclosure came in the following release regarding holiday operations by officers:
During the course of the Easter Holidays (April 02, 2021, to April 05, 2021), the following COVID-19 related breaches were recorded by Royal Saint Lucia Police Force:
– 73 curfew breaches with 7 individuals arrested as a result.
– 2 bar owners arrested for operational breaches (charges expected in both instances).
– 3 mass crowd gatherings (at beaches and rivers)
– 2 omnibus operators warned for exceeding the passenger limits.
– 1 individual cautioned for operating loud speakers
Additionally, other police operations were conducted islandwide resulting in:
– 12 Arrests
– 9 Search warrants executed
– 299 Persons searched
– 890 Vehicles checked during traffic checks
– 21 Vehicles impounded (including 14 motorcycles)
– 111 Tickets issued
– 58 Dangerous instruments seized
– 14 Rounds of ammunition recovered
– 69 Warnings issued during traffic checks for various infractions
No serious crimes were reported during the period under review.
The Royal Saint Lucia Police Force wishes to thank the general public for their cooperation during the Easter Holidays.
We remain committed to providing a safer environment for all people in Saint Lucia.
Headline photo: Pre-COVID vehicle check (Stock image)