BASSETERRE. St. Kitts - TWO individuals have been taken into custody and are assisting with investigations into the Sunday morning (Jan. 5) fire which totally destroyed the Venezuelan Embassy office on St. Kitts.
The incident occurred at about 4:15 a.m. and after members of the St. Kitts and Nevis Fire and Rescue were engaged in a four-hour fight fire, they quenched the fiery fury but not before it totally destroyed the Venezuelan Embassy office and its contents.
The Police Force’s Public Relations Office issued a press release today (Jan. 7) which informed that investigations into the matter revealed that the fire was “intentionally set”.
The police communiqué explains that in addition to the Fire Officers, members of the Ross Island Constables Unit and the K9 Unit had responded to the scene.
A motorcar, P7809, was “found at the scene” and it - along with other items - was taken into police custody. However, the release failed to indicate whether or not the car was occupied when it was discovered and whether or not it is owned by any of the two individuals taken into custody.
Addressing the fire that took place at the office of the Organisations of American States (OAS), the press release said investigations revealed that it too was “intentionally set on fire”.
Persons who may have information that could assist in these investigations are asked to contact either Crime Stoppers at 1-800-8477 (TIPS) or the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) at 465-2241 EXTS 220, 230 or 231.