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Reported Explosion at Marl Lane, Warwick Residence

The Bermuda Fire and Rescue Service as well as the Bermuda Police Service attended a report of an explosion at a residence on Marl Lane in Warwick (off of Cobbs Hill Road) at 12:41pm today. Presently the scene is being processed by police as well as fire personnel. We will update the public with information as it becomes available.



Search Warrants Executed in Sandys Parish

Today the Bermuda Police Service executed warrants in the Boaz Island area of Sandys in connection with an ongoing firearms investigation. As a result, 3 men have been arrested and taken into police custody, whilst the investigation is advancing.



Investigation Into Confirmed Firearm Incident Outside Docksider Pub

Detective Chief Inspector Na’imah Astwood, Serious Crime Department – Good Afternoon.  The Bermuda Police Service can confirm that around 1:10am today (Wednesday, May 16th) a firearm incident occurred outside The Docksider Pub and Restaurant, Front Street, City of Hamilton. An investigation regarding the circumstances is currently underway. The Serious Crime Unit is heading up inquiries, with Detective Sergeant Jason Smith and Detective Sergeant Dean Martin leading the investigative team regarding this confirmed firearm incident.



Female Visitor Hurt in Rental Scooter Crash Airlifted Overseas

At last check this morning (May 16th) the 44 year old American woman hurt in a single vehicle rental scooter crash around 6:50pm Monday, May 14th on Somerset Road in Sandys parish, near the junction with Morgan Hill, had been airlifted overseas for further medical treatment. She was initially admitted to the Intensive Care Unit at King Edward VII Memorial Hospital and was listed in stable condition yesterday (May 15th).



Reminder: Traffic Diversions, Parking Restrictions for Harbour Nights

The motoring public is reminded that the typical traffic diversions and parking restrictions remain in effect for this year’s weekly Harbour Nights in the City of Hamilton, which started on Thursday, April 26th and ends on Wednesday, August 29th. The usual Wednesday evening traffic diversions (closed to vehicular traffic from 6:15pm until 11pm) include a section of Front Street between Court Street and Queen Street as well as a section of Burnaby Street between Reid Street and Front Street – while the usual Wednesday evening restricted parking areas (no parking from 4pm until 11pm) are on Front Street between Court Street and Queen Street as well as Burnaby Street between Reid Street and Front Street.



Female American Visitor Stable in ICU After Rental Scooter Crash [Updated]

Around 6:50pm Monday, May 14th police and fellow first responders were dispatched to a reported single vehicle rental scooter crash on Somerset Road in Sandys parish, near the junction with Morgan Hill. It appears that the rider of a rental (50cc) scooter, believed to be a 44 year old South Carolina woman, was traveling west on Somerset Road when she struck a wall at the bottom of Scaur Hill and was thrown into the ocean approximately 15 feet below.



Man Arrested After Reported Disturbance Outside Woody’s in Sandys

Detectives are currently conducting inquiries regarding a reported disturbance outside Woody’s Sports Bar & Restaurant in Sandys parish that apparently occurred around 11:30pm Sunday, May 13th. It appears that two men were involved in an altercation with two other men, resulting in two of the men being stabbed. The individuals hurt – said to be a 47 year old Sandys parish man and a 45 year old Sandys parish man – were treated at the hospital for their injuries and later discharged.



Pedal Cyclist Hurt in Collision With Car Saturday Morning

Around 11:35am Saturday, May 12th police and fellow first responders attended a reported collision in the St. John’s Road, Woodlands Road, Cemetery Road Pembroke area. It appears that the collision occurred as a male pedal cyclist riding along St. John’s Road attempted to negotiate the round-a-bout at that location and a car being driven along Cemetery Road also attempted to negotiate the round-a-bout.



Renewed Advisory After Recent ‘Chain Snatching’ Incidents

In the last week, two incidents of ‘chain snatching’ have been reported to police – with one of those incidents resulting in a man sustaining non-life threatening injuries. In both instances the suspects and victims were men. As a result of these latest incidents it is once again strongly recommended that members of the public consider not having their expensive jewellery on display in public and remain vigilant for any unknown or suspicious individuals approaching them.



Autopsy Confirms 4th Road Fatality of 2018: 84 Year Old Lois Simmons

The Bermuda Police Service can confirm that the autopsy of 84 year old Lois Simmons has been completed. Results verify Ms. Simmons died of injuries caused when the car she was driving struck a tree in the vicinity of Barnes Corner, Southampton around 4:30pm Friday, May 4th. As such, Ms. Simmons is officially the fourth road fatality of 2018.



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