Tag: Puerto Rico Police Department (PRPD)

Family Of Connecticut Man Who Drowned Trying To Save Family Members Asks Puerto Rico For Danger Signs

SAN JUAN — Family and friends mourned the loss of a Connecticut man who died while saving his two daughters during their vacation in Puerto Rico last week. His nieces told of the horrific ordeal and the community’s response on Wednesday. “My uncle actually drowned,” said Huertas the niece of Jose Antonio Gonzalez.  “He hit […]

Man Who Shot Dead 2 PRPD Officers, Ran Over Another, Found Executed Near Cruise Ship Terminal In Isla Verde

SAN JUAN — The man being sought in the killing of three police officers is the person recently found shot to death with a cardboard sign on his chest declaring him guilty, Puerto Rican authorities announced Wednesday. Officials said they did not yet know who fatally shot the suspect, identified as 25-year-old David Rivera Bátiz. […]

Coast Guard Rescues Body Boarder In Distress At Surfer’s Beach in Aguadilla

SAN JUAN — The crew of a Coast Guard Air Station Borinquen MH-65 Dolphin helicopter rescued a body boarder in distress at Surfer’s Beach Saturday afternoon in Aguadilla, Puerto Rico. A man in his late 20’s was rescued. He was discovered during a routine patrol by a local police officer. The Puerto Rico Police Department […]

3 Dominican Nationals Arrested With 174 Pounds Of Cocaine Near Dorado Beach

SAN JUAN — U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and the Puerto Rico Police Department arrested three illegal aliens from the Dominican Republic and seized 174.07 pounds (78.96 Kilos) of cocaine after making landfall near a beach in Dorado. A concerned citizen contacted CBP Public Affairs with information on suspicious activity in a Dorado Beach […]

Coast Guard Takes 18 Illegal Dominican ‘Migrants’ From Puerto Rico Back To The Dominican Republic

SAN JUAN — The Coast Guard took 18 illegal migrants back to the Dominican Republic between Saturday and Tuesday, following the interdiction of an illegal migrant voyage off the coast of Cabo Rojo, Puerto Rico. The interdiction is the result of ongoing multi-agency efforts in support of Operation Caribbean Guard and the Caribbean Border Interagency Group […]

Boy, 11, Killed In Drive-By Shooting In Ponce On Sunday Night: PRPD

SAN JUAN — An 11-year-old boy was killed in southern Puerto Rico in a drive-by shooting that left three others injured, including his six-year-old brother, authorities said today. Unknown gunmen shot into a car carrying the children and two adults including the boys’ mother, Sunday night in the southern coastal city of Ponce, the Puerto […]

Mostly Black Town In Puerto Rico Sees Its Own Past In The Death Of George Floyd

LOIZA — As evening fell over Puerto Rico, hundreds gathered at a vigil for George Floyd recently in Loíza, a coastal town home to one of the island’s largest Black communities. Crowds congregated at el Ancón, a pier named after the retired barge it once housed, which crossed loiceños and their cars over the Rio […]

Puerto Rico Shuttered 4 Police Stations To Combat Spreading Of COVID-19

SAN JUAN — Puerto Rico on Tuesday closed its fourth police station in a week, raising concerns about the ability of it to respond to the coronavirus pandemic as officers accused the government of exposing one of the largest police departments in a U.S. jurisdiction to COVID-19. More than 100 officers now remain quarantined as […]

3 Employees Suspended In $4M Puerto Rico Online Scam

SAN JUAN — Puerto Rico’s government said Friday that it suspended three employees as federal agents investigate an online scam that attempted to steal more than $4 million, an official told the Associated Press. Manuel Laboy, executive director of Puerto Rico’s Industrial Development Company, said rigorous procedures were not followed when the agency received an […]

PRPD: Scam Targeted $4 Million From Puerto Rican Retirement System

SAN JUAN — An online scam that targeted Puerto Rican agencies attempted to steal more than $4 million, police said Thursday, deepening concerns about the management of local government finances during an economic crisis. Authorities have frozen at least $2.9 million, said an official who was not authorized to comment on the case and requested […]