It has been their view that in various cases, some persons have been aware of the facts surrounding certain matters, but have been afraid to assist the police. However, residents have also recognized that if they continue to refuse to extend the required helping hand to law enforcement agents, this would only prolong the unspeakable magnitude that has become the reality of the crime wave in the country.
Commissioner of Police, CG Walwyn has also gone on record with his comments that crime will always happen, but it is the collective effort of the police and the public that would help to reduce it and capture those thought responsible for the acts. During the past six months, it would appear as though the public is listening and assisting, because, though criminal acts are continuing, the police have been very swift in their investigations that have led to arrests of suspects.
The latest such incident is related to the arrest of Vedel K. Browne of Webbes Ground in Gingerland, Nevis, who was taken into custody last Saturday, (February 18th), soon after being named publicly as a person of interest. He was later formally charged on Monday, 20th February 2012.
Browne was, according to police, is a suspect and has been arrested in connection with the robbery, at the home of US Justice Breyer, in Golden Rock, Nevis, which took place on February 9, 2012.
While thanking the police officers involved in this investigation, for their diligent work, Commissioner of Police, CG Walwyn also extended his appreciation to those persons who came forward with information, in connection with the case.
He said, “I want to take this opportunity to thank the general public for assisting the Police with our efforts to ensure that Nevis maintains its longstanding reputation as a safe place for both residents and visitors”.