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#503928 - 05/03/15 06:16 PM TAXI DRIVER KILLED
BONIODO Offline
I HEARD THAT ANOTHER TAXI DRIVER WAS FOUND KILLED TODAY. IS THAT TRUE? ANY NEWS OF SAME?

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#503929 - 05/03/15 08:02 PM Re: TAXI DRIVER KILLED [Re: BONIODO]
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Ambergris Today
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Yet another murder shocks the island town of San Pedro, Ambergris Caye. Another Taximan, Dionicio Trujillo was found dead in the Marina Area, south of the DFC area around 9a.m. today Sunday, May 3. His death is believed to be as a result of a robbery. San Pedro Police have already detained individuals believed to be responsible for the murder. Police continue their investigations.

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#503938 - 05/04/15 05:22 AM Re: TAXI DRIVER KILLED [Re: BONIODO]
Chris Offline
Don't worry, it was probably drug related and besides, the Marina area is 3 miles from San Pedro so nothing to worry about.
These things happen all over the world, San Pedro is no different. Nowhere is perfect.

Except that at the present pace San Pedro's murder rate for 2015 will be 4.5 times that of Chicago, USA and 17.5 times that of London, England.

Except that many folk who live on the island remember when this sort of thing NEVER used to happen and now it's happening more than once a month.

Except that the Belize government seems to be adopting a policy whereby the San Pedro police have just enough resources and support to be totally ineffective.

Nothing to worry about.

Ticking, ticking, ticking.....

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#503941 - 05/04/15 10:45 AM Re: TAXI DRIVER KILLED [Re: BONIODO]
Marty Online   happy

5 Arrested in Taxi Driver Murder

Belize Media Group has received information that 5 persons have been arrested for the murder of Donicio Trujillo, the taxi driver from San Pedro, Ambergris Caye that was murdered last night.grey 5 Arrested in Taxi Driver Murder in San Pedro, Ambergris Caye

According to reports, Trujillo was discovered around 7am this morning by a security officer who noticed that his taxi van was a short distance from his body which had stab wounds on the neck and chest.

Police believe that the 5 persons arrested are responsible for the murder. Investigation continues.

Breaking Belize News


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#503947 - 05/04/15 01:00 PM Re: TAXI DRIVER KILLED [Re: Chris]
BZ Bound Offline
Originally Posted By Chris
Don't worry, it was probably drug related and besides, the Marina area is 3 miles from San Pedro so nothing to worry about.
These things happen all over the world, San Pedro is no different. Nowhere is perfect.

Except that at the present pace San Pedro's murder rate for 2015 will be 4.5 times that of Chicago, USA and 17.5 times that of London, England.

Except that many folk who live on the island remember when this sort of thing NEVER used to happen and now it's happening more than once a month.

Except that the Belize government seems to be adopting a policy whereby the San Pedro police have just enough resources and support to be totally ineffective.

Nothing to worry about.

Ticking, ticking, ticking.....


Well said.
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#503948 - 05/04/15 01:05 PM Re: TAXI DRIVER KILLED [Re: BONIODO]
Diane Campbell Offline
Agree that government needs to be held accountable, and so does the public.
There is not a crime committed in this island where the culprit is completely unknown.
People need a safe way to share intelligence on crimes, and to know that sharing the info will have an effect.
Please consider CRIMESTOPPERS as a very useful tool.

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#503954 - 05/04/15 06:19 PM Re: TAXI DRIVER KILLED [Re: BONIODO]
Marty Online   happy

Taxi Operator Dionicio Trujillo found murdered

Second Taximan Murdered in Less Than a Week in San Pedro


Another Cabbie Killed On San Pedro

Another Taxi driver from San Pedro Town was slain over the weekend. He was stabbed to death, his throat cut, and his body left right beside his taxi van. Police believe that he may have been robbed, and from all appearances, he was yet another hardworking cab driver and a family man.

42 year-old Donicio Trujillo is the second taxi driver to be killed in only 5 days, and so his peers are worried that the criminal elements on the island are targeting them. 7News travelled to the island today, and spoke with police, Trujillo's family and his fellow cabbies to try to get some answers. Daniel Ortiz reports.

Daniel Ortiz reporting
42 year-old Donicio Trujillo's body was discovered here at this section of the island of San Pedro. It's known as the Marina Area, which leads to the new Dump Site.

A few 100 yards in the opposite direction is the docking site where all the barges unload their cargo. It's basically the lifeblood of the islands supplies from the mainland, but as you can see, it has no lights or lampposts. So, in the dark of Sunday morning, Trujillo's killers attacked him at this spot.

Sgt. Lenancio Bol - Station Sergeant, San Pedro Police
"The lifeless body of a male person was seen in a drain, in a pool of water just off the dirt road. The body was viewed, where it was observed that it had what appears to be stab wounds. One to the center of the abdomen, to the chest area, also to the left forearm and to his throat."

Dorla Moralez - Niece of Deceased
"He had a stab under his heart. He had another stab under his chest and they cut his throat and then they hit him with a rock on his head."

Sgt. Lenancio Bol - Station Sergeant, San Pedro Police
"Also seen was a grey in color taxi van, parked on the same dirt road about 20-30 feet away from where the body was discovered."

Dorla Moralez - Niece of Deceased
"He didnt have any enemies at all. I am living here for 6 years now on this island and have never seen anyone approached him for any problem or anything. He didn't have any enemies. He was a hardworking man. He had been sole parent for his 4 kids; Oscar, Yadira, Emmanuel and Dennis. He was a really nice person. He was more than an uncle. He was like a dad, a brother and good friend to all his nieces."

Daniel Ortiz
"Sir, is San Pedro police concerned that taxi drivers are being targeted at this time by the criminal elements on the island?"

Sgt. Lenancio Bol - Station Sergeant, San Pedro Police
"Definitely, we place that in high consideration, but I don't want to put anything out there to say that the criminal elements or anyone - that the taxi operators are being targeted. Nevertheless, we are looking at different angles in terms of how we will go about dealing with it especially after this second murder. We are looking at this last murder as robbery as the motive. This person, after checking his identity, we confirmed there was no cash, after information received that he has some sort of money on him. We check different areas, but there was nothing to suggest he had any money on him after he was murdered. We are looking at this one maybe as a robbery."

While police are being careful not to suggest that the taxi drivers are being targeted, the taxi drivers on the island we spoke to are concerned about their safety. They suspect that they are under threat, and are asking for patience from the general public who they serve, especially passengers looking for late night taxi runs.

Alfonso Wiltshire - Concerned Taxi Driver
"Out here some of them are saying 'you know what Mr. Wiltshire, what do we have to do now that when people call us in the middle of the night that they need a service?' and fortunately or unfortunately speaking, we the taxi drivers - we are the ambulance of this island. We are the ones that take the bank people and all the services that has to be done here - the taxi drivers are the ones that normally would do this service. As of right now as we speak, everybody is concerned about who they are picking up 'should I take this person?' And this is when people would say these guys are being like racist or trying to not take certain people. But unfortunately speaking, it is so hard, because our daily lives depends on the taxi service that we performed and we would like to be nice with the general public and we are asking the general public to please coop with us until everything goes back to calm."

Trujillo is the father of 4 children, and the second eldest couldn't be told about his death up until after this evening, because she was taking PSE. Her family was concerned that the news would have made her emotionally unstable, and that she probably wouldn't have been able to sit the exam.

Channel 7


Taxi-man Stabbed to Death in San Pedro

Donicio Trujillo

The San Pedro Police Department is investigating a second brutal murder in less than a week. On Sunday morning, well-known taxi-driver forty-two year old Donicio Trujillo was found stabbed to death on a remote road outside of town; his van was parked nearby. Trujillo’s apparently senseless killing comes just five days after the execution of another island taxi-man, Jose Rigoberto Beltran, and Police are busy searching for motives, connections and killers. Mike Rudon was in San Pedro today and has the story. 

Mike Rudon, Reporting

At first glance this scene is like something out of a tourism catalogue, but the reality is far different, and tragic. This boat which travelled to the mainland on Sunday evening at around 6:45 was carrying the body of Donicio Trujillo, brutally murdered in San Pedro at least twelve hours earlier. He was transferred to the pan of a waiting Police mobile and taken to the K.H.M.H.  morgue.

Just after seven-thirty that Sunday morning, San Pedro Police were called out to a dirt road just off Marine Drive south of San Pedro Town, after some persons passed the area and made the shocking discovery.

Lenancio Bol, Station Sergeant, San Pedro

“The lifeless body of a male person was seen in a drain in a pool of water just off the dirt road. The body was viewed where it was observed that it had what appeared to be stab wounds – one to the centre of the abdomen, to the chest area, to his left forearm and to his throat. Also seen was a grey in colour taxi van parked on the same dirt road about twenty to thirty feet away from where the body was discovered. The body was fully clothed. The male person had on his shirt and his pants. We found what we believe were his slippers, one inside the van and one outside the van. I don’t believe that this person was killed inside the van. There was no trace of blood, no trace of any other evidence to suggest that in terms of his blood or anything else at this time.”

The exact time of death will be established in a post-mortem examination later today, but it has been reported that his van was observed parked at his home until after four-thirty that morning. His niece says she last saw him on Saturday evening working, and then on Sunday morning she got the terrible news.

Dorla Moralez

Dorla Moralez, Niece of Donicio Trujillo

“I was at my house Sunday morning when I got a call from my other uncle who is working at El Pescador and he told me that they just murdered another taxi-driver and they told him it was my uncle so I called, I dialled his number but I didn’t get to him, he didn’t answer.”

There is rampant speculation on the island, and much fear, that taxi-drivers are being targeted for some reason. Five days ago taxi-man Jose Rigoberto Beltran was found dead in his van off a dirt road. His hands and feet were bound and he had been shot once to the head. Police say that murder was a simple consequence of robbery, and are trying to allay the fear of taxi-operators even as they put the pieces of the puzzle together.

Lenancio Bol

Lenancio Bol

“Definitely we put that in high consideration, but I don’t want to put anything out there to say that the criminal elements are targeting taxi-operators, nevertheless we are looking at different angles to see how we will deal with this, especially after this second murder.”

One angle that Police are actively following is that this murder, as vicious and senseless as it seems, could also be a result of a robbery.

Lenancio Bol

“There is nothing to suggest that any of the murders are drug related. I don’t want to speculate. We are looking at this last murder with robbery as the motive. This person after checking his identity we confirmed that there was no cash after some information we received that he had some money on him. We checked certain areas but there is nothing to suggest that he had any money on him after he was murdered. So we are looking at this one as a robbery at this point.”

Donicio Trujillo’s daughter Yadira is taking her P.S.E. exams today in Benque, and family members have not yet told her that her father is dead. That is something they will do today, even as they try to come to grips with the tragic loss of a loved one without any warning.

Dorla Moralez

“He didn’t have any enemies. He didn’t have any enemies at all. I’ve been living here six years on this island and I’ve never seen anybody approach him for any problems or anything. He didn’t have any enemies. He was a hard-working man. He was a full parent for his four kids – for Oscar, Yadira, Emanuel and Dennis. He was a really nice person. He was more than an uncle…he was a dad, a brother and a good friend to all his nieces.”

Today Trujillo’s van was parked outside the San Pedro Police Station, right next to the van of Jose Rigoberto Beltran. Five persons have been detained and are currently being interviewed. Mike Rudon for News Five.

Police have denied reports that a note was found in Trujillo’s van which states that four more taxi-operators have been targeted for murder. 

Channel 5


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#503962 - 05/05/15 04:29 AM Re: TAXI DRIVER KILLED [Re: BONIODO]
Gaz Cooper Offline
TRULY SHOCKING what has happened to Ambergris Caye where Crime and Murders are concerned

Those stats are horrific for a tiny island that not so very long ago had no murders and hardly any crime at all besides petty crime

The truth is if the authorities really wanted to clean up the island it could easily be done the island is tiny and the whole island could be contained and policed very very easily if they had the tools and were truly committed to policing the island.

Time to get real like Chris said ticking ticking ticking


Edited by Gaz Cooper (05/05/15 04:33 AM)
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#503979 - 05/05/15 12:03 PM Re: TAXI DRIVER KILLED [Re: BONIODO]
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#504482 - 05/23/15 10:53 AM Re: TAXI DRIVER KILLED [Re: BONIODO]
Marty Online   happy

San Pedro Cabbie Murdered Because Of Inappropriate Relationship With Minor

3 weeks ago, two San Pedro taxi men were killed in a 5 day span. Police made four arrests for the murder of Jose Beltran. And, now, they they've arrested and charged 2 men for the murder of the second taxi victim, Donicio Trujillo.

Those men are 40 year-old Rafael Ramirez, a Guatemalan laborer of San Pedro, and 25 year-old Arvington Neal, a Belizean laborer of San Ignacio. Police believe that Rafael Ramirez may have been settling a personal score with Donicio Trujillo - over an inappropriate relationship he had with a minor. So, it was not drug related. The break in the case when police found the Trujillo's cell phone in Cayo with Arvington Neal. To make this happen San Pedro police networked effectively with cops in Cayo.

Yesterday, they were charged jointly with the offence of murder, and it is expected that they will be arraigned and remanded to the Belize Central Prison at the earliest convenience.

Trujillo's body was found near his taxi van early on Sunday, May 3, in the secluded area known as the Marina. He had been stabbed several times, his throat was slashed, and according to his niece, it appeared that his assailants struck him over the head with a rock.

Channel 7


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