Man killed in suspected hit-and-run

first_imgThe body of a man was on Saturday afternoon discovered lying on the parapet at Number 76 Village, Corentyne, Region Six (East Berbice-Corentyne), and is suspected to have been a victim of a hit-and-run.The car that was impounded by the policeThe man was later identified as 27-year-old Premchand Harripaul of Lot 62 Section A, Number 69 Village, Corentyne.According to information received, the police received an anonymous call and were informed of the discovery.As the ranks arrived at the scene, the motionless body was seen lying facedown with what appeared to be bloodstains on the neck and torso.There was also a visible cut to the neck. However, at the scene, the police recovered a portion of a vehicle’s headlamp, which suggested that Harripaul might have been struck down.Meanwhile, on Sunday, acting on information, Police visited a spray paint establishment in Crabwood Creek and inspected a vehicle with a broken headlamp.According to the owner of the spray paint shop, the vehicle was taken there on Saturday evening to have it fixed as soon as possible.The vehicle was taken into Police custody and the owner of the car was arrested and is assisting with the investigation.last_img read more

2 Southern California fires contained

first_imgA section of Highway 18 between Running Springs and Big Bear Dam remained closed to traffic because of falling rocks, officials said. In eastern San Diego County, a roughly 850 acre wildfire northeast of Julian was also contained. The blaze was started by an illegal campfire and had forced about 400 people to flee while destroying one vacation home and at least 23 other structures, including a chapel, a lodge and several cabins. By The Associated Press FAWNSKIN – A wildfire that scorched more than 14,000 acres in the San Bernardino National Forest was fully contained Thursday, the U.S. Forest Service said. Several days of cool weather helped firefighters surround the six-day fire. Hundreds of residents who were ordered to evacuate from the mountain community of Fawnskin were allowed to return home Wednesday. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more