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Vehicle Disposal Notice

Fri, 2018-02-16

The Bermuda Police Service would like to advise the public that the following vehicle disposal list will be published in the Royal Gazette on February 23rd 2018 and March 9th 2018.

Any vehicle not claimed within twenty-one (21) days of the final notice, will be disposed of in accordance with the Police Property Act, 1921.

Clarification: Sudden Death of 81 Year Old Virginia Deborah Kay Smith

Mon, 2018-02-12

The Bermuda Police Service would like to clarify that Ms. Virginia Deborah Kay Smith – who was found in an unresponsive state inside the Cedar Avenue, Pembroke residence where she lived around 7am Saturday (February 10th) and later pronounced dead at the scene by an attending doctor – is better known as Kay by her family and friends.

In addition, Ms. Smith’s next of kin later confirmed her age to be 81 years old, not 88 as originally stated in a police media release Sunday (February 11th).

Sudden Death of 54 Year Old Tyrone Edwards

Mon, 2018-02-12

The Bermuda Police Service can now confirm the death of 54 year old Tyrone Edwards and extends sincere condolences to his family and friends.

Bermuda Fire & Rescue Service personnel as well as ambulance personnel responded to a medical emergency in Dockyard involving Mr. Edwards Saturday morning (February 10th).

Sudden Death of 81 Year Old Virginia Smith [Updated]

Sun, 2018-02-11

The Bermuda Police Service can now confirm the death of 88 81 year old Virginia Smith and extends sincere condolences to her family and friends.

Ms. Smith was found in an unresponsive state inside the Cedar Avenue, Pembroke residence where she lived, around 7am Saturday (February 10th).

She was subsequently pronounced dead at the scene by the attending doctor.

Woman Found Dead [Updated]

Sat, 2018-02-10

Police and EMTs responded to an incident that took place on Cedar Ave. in Pembroke at 7am this morning (Saturday).

Upon police arrival it was ascertained that an unresponsive woman was found in her residence. An on call doctor was notified and her death was certified.

No further information will be given until the next of kin has been notified.

Recent Supreme Court Ruling Provides Important Opportunities for Learning

Wed, 2018-02-07

Acting Commissioner of Police Paul Wright – The Bermuda Police Service (BPS) takes very seriously the important role that it plays in the safeguarding of children.

The ruling handed down by the learned Judge found that the Department of Child and Family Services made the decision that a young child be removed from the care of his parents for his safety on 3rd May 2017 and relied on the BPS to effect the removal.

However, the ruling also found that the removal of the young child by the BPS was an unreasonable exercise of its discretion under section 41 of the Children’s Act 1998.

Reported Robbery at Maxi Mart in Sandys Parish

Wed, 2018-02-07

Around 11:40pm Tuesday, February 6th police officers responded to a reported robbery at Maxi Mart in Sandys parish.

It appears that a lone male, described as approximately 6 feet 4 inches tall of slim build wearing dark coloured clothing, entered the store brandishing a bladed article and demanded money.

However, the suspect was unable to get any cash and made good his escape with a quantity of tobacco and cigarette papers.

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