Chief of Police in Kumanovo is released, and accuses authorities of intimidation and a set up

Kumanovo, 13 December, 2016 - 23:08 (META) 

Stojance Velickovic, the Chief of Police in Kumanovo, who the police tried to arrest tonight, was released after the police, on the orders from the Public Prosecutor’s Office searched his home.

Velickovic claims that police entered his home at 16:40 pm, executed a search of his property and were specifically looking for documents and records from the elections.

“They came at 16:40pm, stormed into my home with uniforms, masks and firearms and frightened my family. They began a search of the property. I do not know where we made a mistake because the elections were fair and democratic. This is a set up by Mitko Chavkov and other inspectors who are protected like the endangered polar bear. They want to scare me after the victory in Kumanovo. They want to detain me and intimidate me. The elections in Kumanovo were conducted in an orderly manner. The inspector acted accordingly and correctly, he informed me that they had orders, and were looking for some sort of documents at my home. They went through my ledgers and notebooks and were specifically searching for some kind of documents. The order came from the Public Prosecutor’s Office in Skopje. The aim was to intimidate me because I work professionally. This whole process was tendentious and fiction, but I will see this situation to the end”, said Velickovic.

Before Velickovic poke publicly, the Mayor of Kumanovo, Zoran Damjanovski gave a statement , and said that the attempted arrest was brash, but urged citizens to preserve the peace.

While the police were at the home of Velickovic, outside the property a group of citizens gathered to show their support. They chanted “No justice, no peace.”

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Police want to arrest the Chief of Police in Kumanovo but citizens won’t allow it

Kumanovo, 13 December, 2016 - 22:09 (META) 

Police and special ops units are in front of the home of Kumanovo’s Chief of Police, Stojance Velickovic, who was recently promoted to that position by the MOI, and SDSM’s Oliver Spasovski.

In front of the home, there is a group of citizens that will not allow Velickovic to be taken away.

“We are gathered in front of Velickovic’s house. There are two special ops’ vehicles. These are planned provocations and incidents because they want to arrest the Chief of Police for no reason. They are arresting him because he was put in this position by Oliver Spasovski. The people are waiting and will not allow that. The police are inside the house and we don’t know what is happening because his telephone was taken away from him”, said Miroslav Trlin, a member of SDSM Kumanovo.

He adds that Velickovic hadn’t committed a crime but he was doing his job and was arresting criminals.

“Meta” tried to get in touch with the authorities at MOI, but none of the spokespersons replied to our calls.

Police searching for three attackers involved in a fight in Lopate, Kumanovo region

Kumanovo, 6 August, 2015 - 12:17 (META) 

Two brothers and another unidentified person attacked and severely beat up three persons last night in the Kumanovo village of Lopate. The victims were taken to the medical center in Kumanovo.

The incident that happened around 19:45 was preceded by a verbal altercation between the brothers and the persons who were later attacked. According to police information, the brothers F. A. (33) and F. A. (30) and another person who has not been identified, drove a vehicle Volkswagen Vento to block the road to another vehicle, Volkswagen Sharan with Austrian plates, that was occupied by V. Z. (18), his brother F. Z. (18) and R. A. (20). The attackers left their vehicle and immediately began to hit the passenger side window of the other car with the handle of a gun. At that moment V. Z., who was behind the wheel, tried to escape but in the attempt hit a fence. The attackers descended on the victims which resulted in injuries. One in the group that was taken to the hospital had suffered a head trauma of a blunt object.

The Police Department of Kumanovo investigated the incident and are still searching for the three attackers.