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Police Car & Motorcycle Collide Near Southside Police Station [Updated]

Wed, 2019-02-13

Around 7:45am today (February 13th) a two vehicle collision occurred on St. David’s Road in St. George’s – involving a police car and a motorcycle – in the vicinity of Southside Police Station.

Police, fire and ambulance personnel responded to the incident.

Initial information indicates that a pregnant woman was riding the motorcycle with a young girl as pillion passenger at the time of the collision, and that both were transported to hospital via ambulance for injuries that are not believed to be serious.

Advisory: Counterfeit Bermuda $50 Notes Currently in Circulation

Tue, 2019-02-12

Residents and businesses are advised to be vigilant for counterfeit Bermuda $50 notes currently in circulation, bearing serial numbers A1402579 and A1361701.

In the last 10 days, 10 of these counterfeit Bermuda $50 notes have been seized by police.

Employees are once again advised that if counterfeit cash is detected during a transaction, the member of staff receiving the fake money should hold on to it, note the description of the individual who tendered it and contact police immediately.

Selection of Inspector Emmerson Carrington & Acting Sergeant Melvin Best to the ICC Americas Regional Umpires' Panel

Mon, 2019-02-11

During the month of January 2019, Inspector Emmerson Carrington (pictured right) and Acting Sergeant Melvin Best (pictured left) were selected to the International Cricket Council (ICC) Americas Regional Umpires’ Panel along with three other umpires from Bermuda (photo courtesy of Bermuda Cricket Board).

The panel is comprised of thirteen umpires from the USA, Cayman Islands, Canada, Belize and Bermuda.

The ICC Americas region is made up of one full ICC member (West Indies) and 16 other associate members from North, Central and South America.

Inspector Carrington and Acting Sergeant Best started umpiring in Bermuda in 2009 and 2011 respectively and have developed their skills at a tremendous rate.

Both have officiated the Cup Match Classic and became the first two police officers to officiate Cup Match at the same time in 2018.

Man Assaulted at Bailey’s Bay Cricket Club Treated & Discharged

Mon, 2019-02-11

Around 11:30pm Sunday, February 10th police officers and ambulance personnel responded to a reported assault at Bailey’s Bay Cricket Club.

It appears that a 24 year old man was outside with a group of young men on the club’s porch when he was assaulted by two other men.

The club was closed at the time.

Appreciation Expressed for Community Meeting on Noisy Kite Flying

Sun, 2019-02-10

As a result of numerous complaints by members of the public regarding the loud noise from kites being flown around the island – which in some cases have led to physical altercations – the Western Community Action Team convened a community meeting at Bright Temple AME Church on Friday, February 8th from 6:30pm until 8:30pm to allow all concerned to express their views, share some suggestions and identify solutions.

Reported Missing Person: 76 Year Old Brooke Hassan [Located]

Sat, 2019-02-09

The Bermuda Police Service is asking for the public’s assistance in locating 76 year old Brooke Hassan of North Shore Road in Pembroke. He was last seen Friday, February 8th and he is described as a brown complexioned male, grey beard and of stocky build 5’10" tall.

He was wearing a grey shirt and army green cargo pants.

Anyone who knows the whereabouts of the vulnerable man should contact the police on 295-0011.

Update: Please be advised the missing 76 year old man has been located. We would like to thank members of the community for assisting.

Productive Meeting Held With Owners of Central Area Liquor Licenced Establishments

Fri, 2019-02-08

The Bermuda Police Service (BPS) held an informational session with Liquor Licenced Establishments (LLEs) yesterday, Thursday 7th of February 2019 at the Police Recreation Club Hall in Prospect Devonshire. This meeting was to discuss the Liquor Licence Legislation and police expectations of licenced premises based on that legislation. It was also a good opportunity to establish and continue to promote a working partnership with the police. Licensees had the occasion to put forth questions or concerns they had in relation to the closing down of their business.

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