British Virgin Islands

Friday, Jan 15, 2021

One arrested for breaking curfew

One arrested for breaking curfew

The Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) has arrested one person for breaching the government-imposed territorial curfew.

Commissioner of Police Michael Mathews said the individual - whose identity has not been revealed - was apprehended Thursday night when they were caught out during after-hours.

The top cop denounced their behaviour which he described as irresponsible.

“It’s selfish behaviour by individuals and it puts those individuals and my officers at risk. So, I’m pleading to people; please comply with the laws of the territory. Please comply with the Curfew Act. Please comply with the instruction my officers give and stay indoors and let’s keep us all safe.”

Commissioner Matthews, in the meantime, said the RVIPF will be on high alert for wrongdoers who plan to use the curfew to commit crimes.

He said his officers will be “robust” in those efforts.

“The message is very simple. Criminals, if you think this is an opportunity to take advantage, we’re going to be out there looking for you and we are going to be out there in large numbers,” Matthews asserted.


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