Archive for September, 2016

Judicial police arrested two men suspected of aggravated child pornography

Friday, September 30th, 2016

The Judicial Police warns, once again, to the danger of sharing videos and photos via the internet

The Judicial Police, through the Department of Criminal Investigation of Aveiro, have identified and arrested a young man, 20 years old, for child pornography.

The victim, now 15 year-old met the suspect through a social network, during 2014, having established a “friendship.”

For several months, at his request, the victim sent him numerous photographs and videos of an intimate nature.

When earlier this year she indicated she intended to end this relationship “online”, the suspect, in retaliation, released these photos and videos on Facebook pages to the victim’s classmates.

During a house search sequence performed at home the suspect, the said media files were seized, plus a laptop computer and a smartphone number in a mobile phone, which he kept stored.

The detainee appeared to the competent judicial Authorities for judicial interrogation, with an application that he be banned from contact with minors, banned for using the internet, and report three times a week to police.

As part of this investigation a 17 year old person was arrested caught in the act in possession of the videos and the victim photos published on the Internet.

He has been notified to appear in DIAP of Viseu, in order to be subjected to judicial interrogation by judicial Authorities and the application of enforcement measures.

The judicial Police alert once more to the dangers of sharing intimate photographs or videos by internet, especially with people who they do not know.


Operation “Guardian Angel” – Results

Thursday, September 29th, 2016

On 28th September the National Republican Guard (GNR) intensified throughout the national territory, the monitoring of the use of seat belts and restraint systems for children (SRC) and the misuse of the phone whilst driving.

Enforcement actions, carried out by the Territorial Command and the National Traffic Unit, directed at, national, regional and local roads where the offences relating to such matters are more frequent, resulted in the inspection of over 3 thousand drivers, having recorded the following violations:

  • 117 for failure or improper use of safety belts and / or restraint system for children;
  • 85 misuse of mobile phone in the course of driving.

Being missing or incorrect use of safety belts and / or restraint system for children one of the main causes of serious road accidents (with death and serious injury) in Portugal, as well as speeding and driving under the influence of alcohol.


The GNR will continue to intensify these measures to reduce the number of road accident victims.

Gouveia – missing elderly person rescued by GNR

Thursday, September 29th, 2016

The GNR Gouveia Territorial Detachment rescued on 28th September an elderly person aged 84 years, who had earlier gone missing from his home in Folgosinho, Gouveia.

After the warning given by a family member, at 14:30 hours, the GNR were mobilized in order to find the person who had left home some six hours earlier. After a search he was located at 19.00 hrs the same day about one kilometre from the residence.

He had slipped and fallen in the middle of pine needles, having been dragged into the middle of dense bush with his face down which made it impossible to ask for help.

The victim was transported by the Volunteer Bombeiros of Folgosinho to the Gouveia Health Center and later to the Sousa Martins Hospital in Guarda, where he was treated and discharged.

Around 15 military and the dog unit were engaged in  the search and rescue, plus the Bombeiros

Safe Communities Portugal and PSP sign National Protocol

Tuesday, September 27th, 2016

On 26th September 2016 a national protocol was signed in Lisbon by the National Director of the Polícia de Segurança Pública (PSP), Chief Superintendent Luís Farinha and President of Safe Communities Portugal, David Thomas. The protocol provides a framework in which the two organisations will work together in the area of crime prevention on a national basis.

During the ceremony which was held at the PSP National Headquarters in Lisbon, in front of senior police officers and other guests, the National Director stressed the importance of police public engagement and the work of Safe Communities.

David Thomas praised the PSP in putting the community at the heart of their work, through their special programs, visible policing and other initiatives. This helps build confidence in and trust of police.

The protocol extends the work of Safe Communities throughout the country, through close collaboration with the PSP at all levels. This includes the sharing of information and dissemination of the PSP’s work to all areas of the community. This also provides a regular forum for the sharing of ideas and best practices.


PSP “Operation Active Safety” results

Sunday, September 25th, 2016

In the framework of Operation Active Safety, the Public Security Police (PSP) detained 124  people, 74 for driving with excess alcohol, 13 for lack of legal authority for driving, 10 for warrant of arrest, nine for disobedience, six  for drug trafficking, four for illegal gun possession, three for illegally being in the country, two for theft, one for aggression and two for other  situations. The PSP seized four bladed weapons.

A total of 1042 administrative offense notices were issued for offenses under the Highway Code and complementary legislation and 51 administrative offense notices for other offenses.

Held between 07:00 on 23 September and 07:00 on the 24th, this operation focus police reinforcements at areas where there was a high level of travellers, particularly in public transport interfaces and adjacent car parks, in order to ensure safety of citizens in their daily commuting and, simultaneously, to deter theft, robbery, vandalism or other crimes

In a coordinated action, which mobilized hundreds of police officers, all of the country’s commands were also checked and controlled conditions of sale and consumption of alcoholic beverages to minors. A total of five cases were detected of administrative offenses.

SEF arrest person for drug trafficking – Lisbon Airport

Friday, September 23rd, 2016

SEF have arrested a 24 person for trafficking in drugs at Lisbon International Airport.

The person was stopped en route from Rio da Janeiro to Madrid and the drugs were contained in his body.

Traffic Accidents increase but road deaths decrease

Friday, September 23rd, 2016

The ANSR has reported that during the period 1st January to 15th September 2016, the number of road accidents throughout the country stood at 89,368 an increase of 4727, 5.5% compared to the same period last year.

The number of deaths during this period, however, decreased by 22 to 305.

The area with the largest number of deaths was Lisbon, 45 followed by Setubal, Aveiro and Leiria, each with 25.

PSP arrest more than 19,000 during “Safe Summer” operation

Tuesday, September 20th, 2016

The PSP arrested more than 19,000 people between June and September, during the “Summer safe” operation, and the more crimes detected driving with excess alcohol and lack of legal authority in a statement today (19th September.

The operation was held between June 15 and September 15, across the country,. The PSP said that they stopped 11,800 drivers for excess alcohol, 1,500 for not having legal authorization to drive and 1,300 for drug trafficking. The Public Security Police also reports that 611 people were arrested for theft, 315 for illegal gun possession and 213 for other theft.

The PSP also seized more than 1.1 million drug doses, 380 bladed weapons, 306 firearms and nearly 160,000 kg of explosives.

During the summer months, the PSP has checked more than 12,700 homes, ensuring safety residences during the holidays of the owners, and delivered around 126,000 bracelets for children under the “Program Here I am!”.


“Tispol – Seatbelt Operation”

Monday, September 19th, 2016

The National Republican Guard (GNR) intensified last week, 12-18th September enforcement action concerning against drivers failing to observe seat belt and child restraint systems (CRS) laws.

During the operation they checked over seven thousand vehicles and detected 400 violations for failure or improper use of safety belts and / or CRS.

The failure to use restraint systems is one of the main causes of serious road accidents (with death and serious injury) in Portugal, together with speeding and driving under the influence of alcohol. The GNR has intensified actions to reduce the number of road accident victims.

Alenquer and Torres Vedras – Probation for Domestic Violence

Monday, September 19th, 2016

The GNR Center for Research and Support for Specific Victims (NAIVE) have detained between 14th and 16th September, three men aged between 26 and 55 on suspicion of domestic violence in the municipalities of Alenquer and Torres Vedras.

In the context of investigations, there was evidence of non-compliance of the court orders that led to the arrest of three suspects. These Orders prevent them from contacting or approaching the victims of physical and psychological harassment.

In a more severe situation, which occurred in the municipality of Torres Vedras, after an judicial interrogation, the detainee was remanded after the GNR seized a 6.35 mm caliber pistol and a 12 caliber rifle.