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Residents Reminded to be Wary of Phishing Scams

Thu, 2021-01-14

The Bermuda Police Service wishes to once again advise the public not to provide personal details in response to requests sent via e-mail from unknown entities. 

These requests are usually linked to advisories informing the recipient that they have come into significant sums of money and all that is required for them to collect those funds is to provide personal information. As is the case with the two most recent scam e-mails being circulated locally.

Superintendent Sean Field-Lament said: “The purpose of these scams is usually identity theft. The advice is to not respond to these e-mails and immediately delete them.

911 Temporarily Out of Service [Update: 911 Now Operational]

Wed, 2021-01-13

The 911 emergency telephone number is temporarily out of service.

Residents in need of immediate police assistance are advised to call 211 or 295-0011 until further notice.

In addition, the following phone numbers can also be used to contact police until the 911 emergency telephone number is restored:

Second Road Fatality for 2021: 35-Year-Old O’Dean Phillips

Wed, 2021-01-13

The Bermuda Police Service can now confirm the death of 35-year-old O’Dean Phillips.

Mr. Phillips passed away following a serious single road traffic collision involving a motorcycle, just east of the Terceira’s Service Station on the North Shore Road, Devonshire, shortly after 1:00 a.m. on Monday 11th January, 2021.

The Bermuda Police Service extends sincere condolences to the family of Mr. Phillips.

Second Road Fatality for 2021

Mon, 2021-01-11

Shortly after 1:00 a.m. today, Monday 11th January, 2021, police responded to a report of a serious single vehicle collision involving a motorcycle, just west of Terceira’s Service Station on the North Shore Road, Devonshire.

Upon arrival, officers found an unresponsive male with a severe leg injury lying on the roadway. The officers immediately commenced C.P.R. on the victim, a thirty-five-year-old Smith’s Parish resident, until the arrival of EMTs a short time after.

He was subsequently transported via ambulance, to King Edward VII Memorial Hospital, where sadly, he succumbed to his injuries.

Investigation Underway Into Reported Indecent Exposure Incident

Thu, 2021-01-07

The Bermuda Police Service is investigating a report of indecent exposure which reportedly took place today, Thursday 7th January, 2021, in the area of Cavendish Road, Pembroke.

A female informed police that as she ran along Cavendish Road near Lane Hill, shortly after 6:00 a.m. today, she observed a light skinned male, wearing a fluorescent jacket standing underneath a light pole near Lane Hill. As she approached the male reportedly exposed himself to her.

First Road Fatality for 2021: 28-Year-Old Oronde Wilson Jr.

Tue, 2021-01-05

The Bermuda Police Service can now confirm the death of 28-year-old Oronde Wilson Jr.

Mr. Wilson was seriously injured when the motorcycle he was riding crashed on Middle Road in Southampton near the junction with Lighthouse Road, in the vicinity of Jews Bay, around 8:55am Monday, January 4th.

Police, Bermuda Fire & Rescue Service as well as ambulance personnel responded to the scene.

Clarification Regarding When to Make a Missing Person's Report

Tue, 2021-01-05

The Bermuda Police Service wishes to advise the public that there is no requirement to wait 48 hours to file a report if someone goes missing, particularly in the case of a minor or someone whose mental or emotional state may be compromised.

Martin Weekes, Assistant Commissioner of Police, said: “It has come to our attention via social media posts, that some members of the community are of the belief that a certain period of time must elapse before they are able to file a missing person’s report.

That is simply not so.

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