Tag: Puerto Rico Police Department (PRDP)

41 People Arrested At Illegal Cock-Fighting Event In Puerto Rico

SAN JUAN — The Arecibo Puerto Rico Drug Division, with the cooperation of personnel from the Aguadilla, Mayagüez and Utuado Drug Divisions, Special Arrests, Intelligence, Comprehensive Plan and K9, arrested 41 people this weekend after an illegal cock-fighting ring was discovered in the Las Tosas neighborhood of Florida, Puerto Rico. Acting on a tip, authorities arrived […]

TRICK OR TREAT? PRPD Gets ‘Blue Flu’ On Halloween In Protest Over Pension Cuts

SAN JUAN — Some 1,900 police officers across Puerto Rico went on strike this morning to demand a better public pension plan, authorities said. The absences are expected to continue through the weekend and prompted several mayors to declare a state of emergency. A minority of officers are planning be sick between 4:00 a.m. today and 4:00 […]

St. Croix Man Found Shot To Death After Agents Raid His Home In Puerto Rico

SAN JUAN — A St. Croix man was shot to death early Sunday morning on Boulevard Buenos Aires, near the San Juan Park housing complex in Santurce, authorities said. Joshua “Mongo” Cepeda, 26, of Kingshill, was a resident of the La Fe community, in Maunabo, the Puerto Rico Police Department said. On April 3, agents […]

3 Puerto Rican Police Officers Killed During Carjacking Incident

SAN JUAN — Three police officers were killed and a fourth was injured Monday near Puerto Rico’s capital following a carjacking, authorities said. Two of the dead officers were shot dead point blank range and the third was run over, Agent José Catalano told The Associated Press. The incident occurred in the popular tourist district […]

HOG WILD! Pot-Bellied Pigs Running Amok In Puerto Rico And Ruining Christmas

SAN JUAN — Thousands of Vietnamese pot-bellied pigs are snorting and squealing their way across Puerto Rico in what many fear has become an unstoppable quest to eat and reproduce on an island struggling to stop them. They forage through gardens and farms, knock over trash cans and leave pungent trails of urine and excrement, […]

Drunk Man Goes Berserk In Puerto Rico Airport When Asked To Put On A Face Mask

SAN JUAN — An impaired man has been arrested on suspicion of assault after attacking a Department of Health employee at Puerto Rico’s Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport this past weekend. The victim was attacked by Adrien Williams after he asked him to put on a face mask and complete a mandatory health declaration before leaving […]

Puerto Rico Cops Find $15.6 Million Worth of Cocaine on Fishing Boat in Cabo Rojo

[ad name=”HTML-68″] [wpedon id=”23995″ align=”left”] SAN JUAN — Authorities in Puerto Rico say they found cocaine worth an estimated $15.6 million on a fishing boat off the southwestern coast. U.S. Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) against and Puerto Rican police searched the boat after stopping it off the town of Cabo Rojo. On board they […]

Former Puerto Rico Police Officer Sentenced To 15 Years in Prison For Making Child Porn

SAN JUAN – A former Puerto Rico Police Department (PRPD) police officer was sentenced Wednesday to 22 years in prison, followed by 15 years of supervised release, for possessing and producing child pornography. The sentence follows an investigation by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) with the assistance of the PRPD […]

Guaynabo Mayor Hector O’Neill Forced To Resign Over ‘Lewd Acts’ Directed At Female Cop

[ad name=”HTML-68″] SAN JUAN — A judge in Puerto Rico says there’s enough evidence to arrest a well-known former mayor accused of sexually harassing a policewoman. Hector O’Neill faces seven charges including sexual abuse and lewd acts. He was being held Tuesday on a $50,000 bond and is scheduled to appear in court for a […]