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Screen_Shot_2013-12-06_at_8.21.34_PMYesterday we told you about a chopping incident that left woman police officer, Marilyn Pate wounded. The incident occurred around two thirty on the street that extends off East San Martin Street in Trial Farm Village. Second in Command at the Orange Walk Police Station, Inspector Julius Cantun, gave us an update on the investigations.


Inspector Julius Cantun- 2nd in Command, Orange Walk Police

“The woman police who was injured in Trial Farm yesterday during the execution of her duties, we can inform that she has been released after being kept at the hospital for observation, certain tests were run on: X-rays which determine that there was no serious injury to the skull or to the brain, so far she has been released and she is recovering nevertheless, the medical officers have requested further examination to be conducted such as Cat scan and that will be done very shortly just to ensure that the woman police officer I clear and out of the woods and she be recovering, right now she is on sick leave until further notice and further information. He was being detained and brought to the police station, something happened during that course of that procedure where the suspect had told the police that he will go and put on some shirt and what on and that is when he was able to have access to a machete and that is when he returned and he attacked the police woman for no reason and then inflicted three chop wounds to the head, two to the left side and one to the right and two chop wounds to the left hand defensive injuries while the police woman was trying to defend herself.

Since the incident, Pate has received treatment for her injuries but her culprit still remains at large.

Inspector Julius Cantun- 2nd in Command, Orange Walk Police

“So far we have we have followed certain information that we have received, we have a team of police officers leading this operation for the apprehension of Mr. Oscar Hernandez or Oscar Perez, he was by either name, he is a Belizean 44 years of age, his last address is Zericote Street Trial Farm Village and he is wanted for the crime of attempt murder, dangerous harm and other relevant charges.”


“Do you have the weapon in yesterdays’ incident?”

Inspector Julius Cantun- 2nd in Command, Orange Walk Police

“Yes, the matter is still under investigation, the police officers have recovered the machete that was used in this assault.”


“So with the weapon in hand is he considered dangerous?”

Inspector Julius Cantun- 2nd in Command, Orange Walk Police

“Yes, remember that he used a machete and we do not know if he may access to other machetes or what he would he be in possession, we know for a fact that he has assaulted and he has injured a police officer so at this point in time all of our police officers has been cautioned to consider him armed and dangerous and to exercise all necessary precaution when approaching him or dealing with him.”


As we reported yesterday, WPC Pate had gone to the residence along with members of the Human Development Department where they intended to detain Hernandez pending investigations into allegations of his involvement with a female minor. Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Oscar Hernandez, also known as Oscar Perez, is asked to contact the nearest police station.

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