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Man Arrested in Connection With Stolen Motorcycle

Mon, 2019-04-01

On Sunday March 31st a complainant reported putting their motorcycle up for sale on an online “sale site.” This resulted in two individuals attending his residence asking to take the cycle for a test drive.

The males took the cycle however they never came back. Acting on specific information one of the males was arrested in connection with the incident and the investigation is ongoing.

Upcoming Road Sobriety Checkpoints: April 5th – 7th

Fri, 2019-03-29

The Bermuda Police Service would like to advise the public that the next series of road sobriety checkpoints (as specified in the Official Gazette Notice Thursday, March 28th) will be conducted starting next Friday, April 5th.

The checkpoints will be in effect in Hamilton parish, Devonshire, Pembroke, Paget, Warwick and Southampton on Friday, April 5th, Saturday, April 6th and Sunday, April 7th.

Third Road Fatality of 2019: 51 Year Old Anthony Shawn Smith

Wed, 2019-03-27

The Bermuda Police Service can now confirm the death of 51 year old Mr. Anthony Shawn Smith and extends sincere condolences to his family and friends.

Mr. Smith – understood to be a Pembroke resident – was seriously injured when the motorcycle he was riding east crashed over an embankment on Palmetto Road, Devonshire between Dock Hill and Parsons Lane around 3:40am Tuesday, March 26th.

Confirmed Firearm Incident in Warwick: No Reported Injuries

Wed, 2019-03-27

Around 10:40pm Tuesday, March 26th several 911 calls were received reporting gunshots in the Spring Hill, Warwick area. Police officers responded to the neighbourhood and did not find anyone injured – but subsequently confirmed that a firearm had been discharged.

Inquiries are underway and witnesses or anyone with any information – particularly area residents that may have observed any suspicious activity in the vicinity of Bright Temple A.M.E. Church Tuesday night – please call the Serious Crime Unit on 247-1739 or the independent and anonymous Crime Stoppers hotline 800-8477 at the earliest opportunity.

Investigation Underway After 55 Year Old Man Admitted to ICU

Tue, 2019-03-26

Detectives are currently following lines of inquiry regarding a 55 year old man – said to be from Hamilton parish – who was seriously injured in an alleged altercation sometime between Wednesday, March 20th and Friday, March 22nd.

He was admitted to the Intensive Care Unit Friday night (March 22nd) and at last check this morning (March 26th) remained in the Intensive Care Unit listed in stable condition.

Fatal Motorcycle Crash on Palmetto Road in Devonshire This Morning

Tue, 2019-03-26

Around 7:10am today (March 26th) a member of the public observed and reported an unconscious man in the trees along Palmetto Road in Devonshire near Dock Hill.

Police and fellow first responders were immediately dispatched to the scene and the man was rushed to King Edward VII Memorial Hospital via ambulance.

Sadly, he was pronounced dead later this morning.

Ten Motorists Arrested for Impaired Driving Over the Weekend

Mon, 2019-03-25

A total of 10 motorists were arrested for impaired driving offences over the weekend, with road sobriety checkpoints conducted in six parishes from Friday night (March 22nd) until Sunday night (March 24th).

While there are no road sobriety checkpoints scheduled for this coming weekend, members of the public are urged not to drive or ride under the influence as police officers conducting their regular patrols will be on the lookout for any offences, including impaired driving.

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