I had my bag pilfered at Johannesburg, says Lawson

Saints will be flying in and out of an airport with a high crime rate and a reputation for losing baggage, the Hon Lawson Henry told fellow legislative councillors. He spoke from experience. He said: “Many Saints, including myself, have had to travel to Johannesburg to gain links to other international airports, and our experiences […]

Water the lawn, and you’ll get grassed up

Police are investigating reports that people on St Helena have been wasting water – with the island only six days away from its supplies drying up in the most populated area. A ban on using hoses and sprinklers has been imposed across the island, even though only parts of it are short of water. Chief […]

Saints to appear in UK court over stolen motorcycles

Two St Helenian men are to appear before magistrates in the UK after a number of stolen motorcycles were seized on the island. Ryan Benjamin, 31, and Dominic Benjamin, 23, of Longwood, St Helena, are facing charges of handling stolen motorcycles and a quad bike, and conspiracy to remove stolen property from the UK. They […]

Man in custody after alleged violent disorder

An incident of violent disorder in Jamestown led to one man being arrested on suspicion of affray, report St Helena Police. The weekly crime round-up says one male was detained in custody on Thursday 31 January 2013 and charged with several criminal offences. Bail was refused. A special court hearing was held two days later […]

Saints say No to violence at home

Growing numbers of people on St Helena are seeking help after being attacked in their homes. And on the last weekend of November 2012, men and women on the island were asked to wear white ribbons to show their opposition to domestic violence. A coffee morning and a vigil were organised to help spell out the […]

Domestic violence on St Helena: six arrests in three months

St Helena Police dealt with seven incidents of domestic violence in the space of three months between August and November 2012. One of the people arrested was a woman. The cases have all been detailed in the island’s weekly crime bulletin.  Reports by DETECTIVE SERGEANT CLARENCE ROBERTS Monday 13 August 2012: During the early hours, police […]

Endemic trees reported stolen from Millennium Forest

Police are investigating the alleged theft of gumwood and rosemary trees from St Helena’s Millennium Forest on Wednesday, 31 October 2012. No further details have been given, but Detective Sergeant Clarence Roberts said officers would be making regular visits to the area. “If anyone is seen that looks suspicious, they will be dealt with accordingly,” […]

Stolen bikes and cash seized after import investigation

An investigation into stolen motorcycles being imported to St Helena has led to the seizure of a dozen machines. They are to be sold at auction. Police also found a large sum of money on the island. The courts in Jamestown have ordered that the cash be forfeited. Several other motorbikes were sold to people on the island who […]

Police chief expresses sadness for convicted prison boss

The conviction of St Helena’s last prison manager for theft has been described as a “sad situation” following positive work on the island. St Helena Police helped recover stolen property left on the island by Mick Morris, who was said in court in the UK to have had a long-term problem with depression. Morris, 45, […]