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Three Murder Suspects Charged in Court Thanks to Public Assistance

Wed, 2021-10-06

The Bermuda Police Service (BPS) has in the last week, successfully had three individuals charged before the courts in connection with two recent murders.

Two men were charged with the murder of Duane Gibbons, who died after being found with a stab wound lying in the roadway near Blue Hole Hill, Hamilton Parish in the early hours of Thursday 16th September, 2021 – and one man was charged with the murder of Joshua Rowse, who died having sustained multiple stab wounds in an attack which occurred on Sunday 14th June, 2020, outside the Rubis Service Station on South Road, Warwick.

Antoine Daniels, Assistant Commissioner – Crime, said, “That suspects have been charged before the courts in relation to these two brutal crimes, is testament to the commitment to duty and provision of justice of our officers.

The detectives investigating these matters and their colleagues who provided support, have been diligent in their efforts to find those believed responsible for these acts of criminality which have left two families mourning the loss of loved ones and a community understandably concerned about the level of violence involved in these two incidents.

The BPS often calls on the assistance of the public in our ongoing efforts to solve crime. Your assistance through providing information enabled the investigations into these two incidents to progress and achieve success.

While we now await the outcome of the judicial process in relation to these matters, the BPS takes this opportunity to say, thank you members of the public. However, these investigations are still live and we ask that you continue to come forward with any information at all you might have in relation to these two murders.

Again, we urge you to continue to partner with your Bermuda Police Service so that together we can successfully do the work needed to make our island home safer.”

Female Motorcyclist Injured in Laffan Street Crash

Tue, 2021-10-05

Around 2:55 pm today, Tuesday 5th October, 2021, police and other first responders attended a single vehicle road traffic collision on Laffan Street, Pembroke.

Reports are a 43 year old female motorcyclist was headed east along Laffan Street, when she apparently struck a newly installed speed bump and lost control of the bike.

She was thrown from the cycle and struck her head on the roadway.

She was reportedly in and out of consciousness and was subsequently transported via ambulance to King Edward VII Memorial Hospital, where at last check she was being attended to for a serious head injury.

Anyone with information on this incident, is asked to call 211 or, the main police number 295-0011.

Motorcyclist in ICU After Frog Lane Crash, Investigation Ongoing

Tue, 2021-10-05

Around 10:25pm Thursday, 30th September 2021 police, Bermuda Fire & Rescue Service as well as ambulance personnel were dispatched to a reported serious single vehicle motorcycle crash on Frog Lane in Devonshire, near the junction with Palmetto Road. 

The rider involved, said to be a 28 year old Smith’s parish man, was understood to be traveling north along Frog Lane when he crashed into the corner of the triangular traffic island just prior to the junction and then struck the sidewalk on Palmetto Road.

The 28-year-old man was rushed to King Edward VII Memorial Hospital via ambulance for treatment of serious injuries, including head trauma. It was later confirmed that he had been admitted to the hospital’s Intensive Care Unit (ICU) in critical condition.

As part of this crash investigation, the scene was processed by a police Traffic Collision Investigator, as well as a detective from the Forensic Support Unit.

The most recent medical update available indicated that the injured rider’s condition in the ICU had stabilised.

Witnesses or members of the public with any information regarding this crash are encouraged to contact Constable Shem Obeius on 211, or e-mail sobeius@bps.bm, as soon as possible.

Resignation of Constable Barbi Bishop

Mon, 2021-10-04

The Bermuda Police Service (BPS) can confirm that following the outcome of the Constitutional matter involving P.C. Barbi Bishop, P.C. Bishop tendered her resignation from the Service. The BPS has accepted her resignation with her last working day being the 27th September.

Resignation of Commissioner of Police Stephen Corbishley

Fri, 2021-10-01

The Bermuda Police Service wishes to thank former Commissioner Corbishley for his service. We also assure the public that the BPS continues to achieve its mission of Making Bermuda Safer, under the guidance of Acting Commissioner, Darrin Simons and his leadership team. 

There will not be any disruption in service to the community, while we await the appointment of the next Commissioner.

One Year Anniversary: Renewed Garrina Cann Murder Appeal

Wed, 2021-09-29

Today, Wednesday September 29th, 2021 marks the one-year anniversary of the brutal murder of Ms. Garrina Cann.

Members of the public will recall that on Tuesday 29th September, 2020, Ms. Cann was celebrating a birthday with several friends on the porch of her Sunset Pass, Pembroke residence when a gunman approached on foot and fired multiple shots at Ms. Cann, who lost her life in front of her friends & family.

Lead investigator, Acting Detective Inspector Jason Smith said, “We are confident there are persons in this community who know something about this shocking murder. We urge you to come forward and help us catch her killers and bring them to justice.

Rest assured any information provided, will be treated with the strictest confidence.”

If you know something, please make contact with Senior Investigative Officers, Detective Superintendent Nicholas Pedro on 717-0854 or, Acting Detective Inspector Jason Smith on 717-0864.

Alternatively, you may contact Crime Stoppers on 800-8477 or, https://www.crimestoppers.bm/2021/07/27/do-you-have-information/

Two Suspects Arrested: Duane Gibbons Murder Investigation

Tue, 2021-09-28

The Bermuda Police Service (BPS) can confirm two 18-year-old males have been arrested in connection with the investigation into the murder of 57-year-old Duane Gibbons.

You may remember Mr. Gibbons was found with a stab wound to his back, lying in the roadway just east of the Swizzle Inn on the North Shore Road, Hamilton Parish, around 2:15 a.m. on Thursday 16th September, 2021.

He was transported via ambulance to the King Edward VII Memorial Hospital, where he was subsequently pronounced dead.

Acting Detective Inspector Jason Smith who has spearheaded the investigation said, “We wish to thank those members of the public who have so far come forward and provided information to assist with the investigation into this matter and continue to encourage anyone who believes they may have information regarding the murder of Mr. Gibbons to please contact me on 717-0864, or Detective Sergeant Windol Thorpe on 717-0752.”

Anyone with information may also call the main police number, 295-0011 or, the independent and confidential Crime Stoppers number, 800-8477.

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