Posts tagged as police

Latvian police offers lockdown ‘self-certification’ template

Thursday, October 21, 2021

If leaving the house during curfew hours you will need to have such a ‘self-certification’ document on your person to be checked by police upon demand. Failure to provide the necessary information risks a fine. We have reproduced it in full below and also attached the Word document to this story in case you want to download it or print it for future reference. Please note that a handwritten note is also…

Latvian police seize booze, cigarettes, guns and ammo in Kuldīga raids

Wednesday, October 13, 2021

State Police said October 13 a series of raids in Kuldīga had resulted in the seizure of guns, ammunition, contraband cogarettes and alcohol. Officials of the Criminal Police Division of the Kuldīga District of the State Police conducted four sanctioned searches, during which they found 200 liters of alcohol of illegal origin and 27,700 cigarettes without excise stamps of the Republic of Latvia. In another criminal proceeding, 25 different unregistered weapons, 20…

Two people were detain for vaccination fraud

Monday, August 16, 2021

The State Police said that over the weekend, police have discovered another location in Riga where bogus vaccination against Covid-19 was allegedly organized. Two persons were detained in connection with the incident. One of the persons detained is a medical worker. The VP, in cooperation with other institutions, continues to investigate  the case for alleged fictitious vaccination and bribery. The law-enforcement officials call for people who have received a fake…

1,044 bicycle thefts have been recorded in the first seven months

Thursday, August 12, 2021

According to State Police information 1,044 bicycle thefts have been recorded in the first seven months of this year. VP data show that the number of bicycle thefts is increasing – 1,616 bicycle thefts were recorded in 2019 and 2,678 stolen bicycles in 2020. Already 1,044 bicycle thefts have been recorded in seven months this year but there are still some owners of bicycles who don’t report the fact to…

Jūrmala police protest against chief

Wednesday, July 28, 2021

Latvian Radio reported July 28, that a fifth of Jūrmala Municipal police staff have signed an extensive letter to the council protesting against the superiors and threatening to leave the job en masse, Latvian Radio reported July 28. The Jūrmala Municipal Police employs around 200 staff. This year 14 officers have left the service, but a few days after the drowning of a seven-year-old child, 11 out of 14 lifeguards…

Police appeal for help in soccer agent shooting case

Tuesday, July 20, 2021

Latvian State Police released pictures July 20 of men they seek in connection with the murder of the soccer agent Romāns Bezzubovs in April of 2021. According to the police, the men in the photos are Ivans Agapitovs (1967) and Deniss Koņaškins (1975). Police reminded that all persons are presumed innocent until proven guilty. At the same time, police said that the persons can be dangerous and/or armed so no attempts should be…

Police and firefighter vaccination likely to be compulsory

Sunday, July 18, 2021

Vaccination is likely to be compulsory also for police officers and firefighters, according to the Interior Minister, Marija Golubeva, Latvian Radio reported July 16. Although the amendments to the law on compulsory vaccination specifically highlight educational, social care and medical institutions, the obligation on state institutions to provide epidemiologically safe services means that the obligation to vaccinate will apply to a much wider range of employees. Heads of establishments will decide on…

Police salaries a priority for new Latvian Interior Minister

Friday, June 4, 2021

The salary of police officers and other internal affairs workers is not competitive and should be increased as soon as possible, the new Interior Minister Marija Golubeva said. At the same time, Golubeva said there are other things that need to be done in the interior department, such as providing police with modern technologies and equipment. It is also known about the bad police working conditions in the precincts. The…

Police finds no criminal offense in alleged homophobic assault last year

Tuesday, May 25, 2021

According to Latvian Radio, at the end of last year, a reportedly homophobia-based physical and emotional attack was carried out against Professor Deniss Hanovs of Rīga Stradiņš University (RSU). Police currently say there is nothing to base criminal proceedings on. “There were two men approaching us at the market in Ķengarags, by flower kiosks. They passed us by and then began to publicly and loudly comment about my body – backside. He…

No leaks found in 12th-grade exam pipes so far

Wednesday, May 12, 2021

The State Police, along with the State Education Content Center (VISC), on Tuesday, May 11, inspected four schools on the first day of the centralized examination without identifying signs of leakage of the exam content, police said May 12. On Tuesday, 12th-grade students started their centralized examination session with the exam in English. In order to prevent the illegal disclosure of exam content, police are carrying out checks at random schools and…