Posts tagged as police

Latvian drivers beware: police is watching from up above

Wednesday, September 16, 2020

The police have started to use a drone for road traffic control, and it has already identified a couple of aggressive drivers, said Normunds Krapsis, chief of the State Police, to Latvian Television September 16. Krapsis said that the number of road deaths and victims in Latvia is not going down. This year by September 15, 91 traffic participants died in Latvia, 3025 were injured. Last year, 90 people died in…

Shocking images of illegal dog breeding sparks vigilante

Monday, September 7, 2020

A West Highland Terrier named Sniegius went missing last Thursday in Kretinga District, western Lithuania. What the dog’s owners found during the search caused a wave raids by police and volunteers across Lithuania. While combing the area where Sniegius had last been seen, the searchers of the dog heard a bark inside a shabby-looking house. “We approached a building and we saw, through a dirty window, our Sniegius locked in…

Police asks to slow down near schools despite absence of signs

Tuesday, September 1, 2020

The State Police calls on drivers to observe a safe speed of 30 kilometres per hour in the vicinity of schools, although there are no signs to regulate it, said the Deputy Chief of State Police, Normunds Krapsis, to Latvian Television September 1. “The time with the emergency elections of Riga City Council it has been forgotten to set up road signs with a warning that the speed of driving…

Neo-Nazi suspect attempted a terror attack in Lithuania, police says

Friday, June 26, 2020

Police in Lithuania arrested a neo-Nazi suspect last year who tried to commit a terror attack, the country’s prosecutors said on Friday. A pre-trial was launched in October 2019 when an improvised explosive device was found next to the Western Union offices in the Lithuanian capital. The suspect had sprayed FK DIVISION and SIEGE graffiti, as well as a swastika. Lithuania’s anti-terror police unit, ARAS, neutralised the device which was…

Lithuanian police launch probe into Black Lives Matter rally in Vilnius

Thursday, June 11, 2020

The police in Lithuania are investigating eight cases of administrative offenses, as well as a public order violation, during the Black Lives Matter rally in Vilnius last week. The administrative offences include holding placards with swearwords, such as “f**k the police”. “We want people to express their beliefs in a peaceful and reasonable way – without using such epithets and insulting institutions or specific officers, or, even worse, using violence,”…

Lithuanian police to honour killed colleague with a minute of silence

Monday, June 1, 2020

Police officers will on Monday exit their vehicles at 12:00 across Lithuania to observe a minute of silence to mark the killing of a fellow officer on Friday. An armed man on Friday shot dead Saulius Žymantas, 40, an officer with the Mažeikiai District police station in northwestern Lithuania. A female officer was also wounded. They arrived in the village of Birbiliškės in Lithuania’s northwestern district of Mažeikiai in response…

Ministry: Defense League rather than Defense Forces best suited for assisting police

Saturday, May 30, 2020

The Ministry of the Interior believes police could provide training for military conscripts in order to include them in law enforcement when necessary. The Ministry of Defense has not immediately rejected the plan, but sees members of the Defense League better suited for assisting police. Head of the Ministry of the Interior Rescue and Crisis Management Policy Department Jaanis Otsla told ERR that the ministry will soon introduce a proposed…

Lithuanian police deploy anti-terror squad after man kills officer and flees

Friday, May 29, 2020

An armed man has killed one and injured another police officer in the village of Birbiliškės in Lithuania’s northwestern Mažeikiai District, and fled. “Police Commissioner General Renatas Požela is expressing the deepest condolences to the family of the killed officer on behalf of the whole police community,” the police said. A male police officer, aged 40, was killed and a female officer was shot in the leg. Her condition is…

Estonian police call of search for bears in capital Tallinn

Friday, May 15, 2020

Estonian police have called off a search of two bears, a mother and her cub, after they were spotted wandering on the outskirts of the country’s capital, Tallinn. They had probably moved on elsewhere, the Estonian authorities said. “No further signs of the bears were found in the morning, which suggests that they have moved on,” according to Estonia’s Rescue Board  quoted   by the country’s public broadcaster ERR. The…

Estonian police call off search for bears in capital Tallinn

Friday, May 15, 2020

Estonian police have called off a search for two bears, a mother and her cub, after they were spotted wandering on the outskirts of the country’s capital, Tallinn. They had probably moved on elsewhere, the Estonian authorities said. “No further signs of the bears were found in the morning, which suggests that they have moved on,” according to Estonia’s Rescue Board  quoted   by the country’s public broadcaster ERR. The…