Tag Archives: police

An Englishman blamed for false alarm at CC Atlantico

Panic and confusion this weekend in one of the most popular southern shopping centres after a false alarm led to hundreds of shoppers being asked to leave calmly and quietly. Guardia Civil and the Local Police, in the south eastern area of Santa Lucia de Tirajana, had to evacuate more…

Hoteliers say they will not pay false claims

Spanish hoteliers say they are not willing to compensate blackmail.  CEHAT 

Police “neutralise” Las Palmas man with axe 

National Police agents “neutralised” a man on Wednesday May 17th, who was wandering

Newsbrief: Detained for up to seven burglaries around the south of Gran Canaria

Policia Nacional in San Bartolomé de Tirajana have detained a 36-year-old Cameroonian national, with 67 previous police records, for allegedly having committed seven burglaries from apartments and bungalows in the south of Gran Canaria. The robberies occurred over the last four months

Newsbrief: Police seize invasive alien speices, California King Snake, for sale online on Gran Canaria

The GRUMACanarian Police Environment Group on Gran Canaria seized a specimen of the species Lampropeltis Californiae last week, commonly known as the California King Snake (Culebra Real de California in Spanish)

Child injured by glass door in Puerto Rico

  A seven-year-old boy suffered serious injuries in Puerto Rico over the weekend

Investigation in to bus overtaking cyclists

The driver of a public transport Global Bus was filmed overtaking a group of cyclists

Newsbrief: Brit detained during holiday in Las Palmas for assaulting partner

An incident took place last Friday on Calle Olof Palme in the Capital of Gran Canaria, Las Palmas. Agents of the Policía de Barrio responded to a report made to 092 (the direct police contact number) about a couple on the street engaged in a heated argument, when officers arrived…

Newsbrief: Very precious luggage forgotten in airport elevator

Policia Nacional in the south of Gran Canaria have located a suitcase containing jewellery inside, valued at more than €100,000 that appears to have been lost on arrival to the island by its owner, a foreign tourist. The search for the missing bag was triggered following a report from a foreign couple

Police close net on Rolex Smash & Grab

National Police continue to investigate the circumstances around the armed robbery in Meloneras

30 minute police chase ends in shots fired

National Police arrested a man of about 30 years of age, on Sunday, after a 30 minute chase

Police seize 18 wild rabbits for sale on net

The General Police Corps Environment Group (GRUMA) have seized 18 adult rabbits

Newsbrief: drug smuggling ring detected in the capital Las Palmas, six arrested

Policia Nacional last week detained six members of an organization, of African origin, in the island’s capital Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, accused of introducing heroin and cocaine to the islands using a human “mule” system

British tabloid fakes turn up the fear (& BS)

The Spanish Home Office have vigorously denied rumours this evening of the government

Moroccan suspect detained in Las Palmas

Policia Nacional have arrested a 33-year-old Moroccan who it is thought may have been intending

Newsbrief: Detained for allegedly impersonating a police officer in Mogán

Guardia Civil from their Main Post in Puerto Rico -Mogán on the night of  February 1 detained a 28 year old with the initials M.M.C, and with numerous previous police records, as having allegedly committed theft and accused of “usurpation of public functions”. Investigations began on January 26, when the victim

Drones to battle illegal fishing on the Islands

The Canary Islands’ Government Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, Fisheries and Water is using drones

Newsbrief: Suspected tourist credit card fraudsters arrested in Mogán

The Guardia Civil Main Post in Puerto Rico de Mogán detained two people, with initials S.D. And A.K., accused of fraud. Both are foreign residents of Asian origin and employees of an electronics shop located in the municipality of Mogán. An investigation began as a result of a complaint to Guardia Civil

Tropical fruits seized on Gran Canaria

The Ministry of Agriculture seized exotic tropical fruits in the Mercalaspalmas

Newsbrief: tourists couple detained after assaulting each other in the south of Gran Canaria

San Bartolomé de Tirajana police detained a man and a woman of 34 and 35 years of age, both British nationality and without previous police records, suspected of an offense of assault. The intervention began after police received a 091 call from a hotel in the south of Gran Canaria

Newsbrief: Guardia Civil detained a Moroccan in Las Palmas for glorifying terrorism

An operation in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria on 17 January, has resulted in the arrest of a 30-year-old Moroccan citizen, initials A.Z, as the alleged perpetrator of an offense under anti-terrorism legislation. It was the result of collaboration

A ‘tomato’ frog seized by police

The Canary Islands Police GRUMA Environmental Group  seized a ‘tomato’ frog

German was shot on sailboat in port

Guardia Civil officers are investigating the death of a German citizen

Newsbrief: Irishman with outstanding warrants arrested in Maspalomas area

A man of Irish nationality has been arrested in the tourist town of San Bartolomé de Tirajana, on the south of Gran Canaria, when he was found during a police security check to have three outstanding warrants, issued from separate courts on the island, according to the National Police.

Gunshot victim found dead in Arguineguín

The body of a man with a gunshot wound has been recovered from the waters 

Newsbrief: 11 arrested, 49 kg of cocaine and 20 kg of hashish seized, in the Canary Islands.

Eleven people have been arrested as part of ‘Operation Scipio’, report Policia Nacional, who say they have dismantled an organization dedicated to drug trafficking in the Canary Islands.

Chaos for the animals at Circo Kaos

Despite the City of Las Palmas this year having unanimously rejected, in September, circuses

Puerto Rico night spot owner investigated

The owner of a Puerto Rico nightspot is under judicial investigation