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National Police: Property crime down in Limón from last year

The National Police received 2,512 complaints for property crimes during the first half of this year, representing a 13.6 percent drop from the same period of 2016.

Limón holds community peace march in response to recent shooting

A recent shooting in Cieneguita, Limón, shocked the community – but it was quick to respond, both supporting victims' families and organizing a peace march.

Public Security minister says he’ll resign if not given more funds for policing

Costa Rica's National Police force currently has some 14,000 officers. Public Security Ministry Gustavo Mata says there should be at least 18,000.

US tourist denounces rape in Puerto Viejo

A U.S. woman filed a criminal complaint against a man who she says raped her last Sunday on a beach in Costa Rica's Caribbean beach town of Puerto Viejo.

Costa Rican police rescue second sea turtle from butcher this month

Police in Limón have rescued a second green sea turtle in as many weeks that was likely destined for a soup pot.

Protestor convicted for vandalism during protests against Moín port

Labor leaders and some politicians denounced the conviction, while the court said it would not allow vandalism during protests.

7 injured in Limón bar shootout involving at least one AK-47 assault rifle

Judicial Investigation Police found several types of bullet casings at the scene, including some from an AK-47 assault rifle and a 9 mm handgun.

Costa Rica makes first large marijuana seizure of 2015

There’s 1 metric ton less of Jamaican "high red” marijuana destined for Costa Rica after authorities seized a boatload of the drug off the coast of Limón on Sunday, according to a statement from the Public Security Ministry.

Defendants in Jairo Mora murder trial allegedly attack courthouse guard

At approximately 1:30 p.m. on Monday, one of the seven defendants in the Jairo Mora murder trial allegedly attacked a guard while being transported from his jail cell at a Limón courthouse, the Judicial Investigation Police stated in a press release.

High-profile Jairo Mora murder trial delayed again; defendant has chicken pox, says attorney

According to the attorney for Mora's family, Rodrigo Araya, defendant Ernesto Enrique Centeno is in quarantine at Sandoval prison with chicken pox.

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