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Rider Arrested After Two Motorcycle Devonshire Collision Sunday [Updated]

Mon, 2024-05-20

A collision involving two male motorcyclists along North Shore Road, Devonshire, near Loyal Hill Road around 7:10pm Sunday 19th May 2024, has led to the arrest of one of the men, said to be a 49-year-old Smith’s parish resident.

It now appears that both motorcyclists were travelling in the same direction along North Shore Road when the rider in front, understood to be a 71-year-old Devonshire man, was struck from behind by the 49-year-old rider, as the older man attempted to turn on to the Railway Trail, heading toward North Ridge Crescent.

Both men were transported to King Edward VII Memorial Hospital by ambulance and treated for their injuries, which are not believed to be as serious as originally thought.

The 49-year-old man was later discharged from hospital and taken into police custody, on suspicion of impaired driving.

Traffic in the area was diverted for approximately two hours, while the collision site was processed.

Inquiries continue and any witnesses that have not already come forward are now encouraged to contact Constable Kevin Medeiros by calling 211 or e-mailing kmedeiros@bps.bm.

Update: It has since been confirmed that the injured 71-year-old male motorcyclist involved in a Devonshire collision Sunday, around 7:10pm, has also been discharged from hospital, after receiving relevant medical care.

Reported Two Motorcycle Collision: North Shore Road, Devonshire [Updated]

Sun, 2024-05-19

Around 7:10pm Sunday, 19th May 2024, a collision occurred on North Shore Road in Devonshire, near the junction with Loyal Hill Road.

Early information indicates that two motorcyclists collided with each other.

Both riders were transported by ambulance to King Edward VII Memorial Hospital for treatment.

The extent of their injuries is unknown at this time.

However, one of the riders may have been more seriously hurt.

A medical update is anticipated in due course.

Traffic diversions are in effect in the area, while the scene is processed.

Any witnesses are encouraged to call 211, as soon as possible.

Update: Monday, 20th MayA collision involving two male motorcyclists along North Shore Road, Devonshire, near Loyal Hill Road around 7:10pm Sunday 19th May 2024, has led to the arrest of one of the men, said to be a 49-year-old Smith’s parish resident.

It now appears that both motorcyclists were travelling in the same direction along North Shore Road when the rider in front, understood to be a 71-year-old Devonshire man, was struck from behind by the 49-year-old rider, as the older man attempted to turn on to the Railway Trail, heading toward North Ridge Crescent.

Both men were transported to King Edward VII Memorial Hospital by ambulance and treated for their injuries, which are not believed to be as serious as originally thought.

The 49-year-old man was later discharged from hospital and taken into police custody, on suspicion of impaired driving.

Traffic in the area was diverted for approximately two hours, while the collision site was processed.

Inquiries continue and any witnesses that have not already come forward are now encouraged to contact Constable Kevin Medeiros by calling 211 or e-mailing kmedeiros@bps.bm.

Single Vehicle Collision in Southampton: Motorcyclist Hurt

Fri, 2024-05-17

Around 10:10p.m. on Friday, 17th of May 2024, police and other emergency services were dispatched to a report a serious single vehicle collision involving a motorcycle, along Middle Road Southampton near the junction with Tribe Road #3 (Five Star Island).

The male rider has been transported to King Edward Memorial Hospital for treatment of his injuries.

Traffic diversions have been put in place at Church Road and Lighthouse Road, while police process the scene.

Anyone who may have witnessed this, collision and have not yet spoke with police are urged to call 211 at the earliest opportunity.

Sudden Death of 61-Year-Old Woman

Thu, 2024-05-16

Acting Commissioner of Police, Na’imah Astwood – “Around 10:55am Thursday, 16th May 2024, the Bermuda Police Service (BPS) received a 911 call regarding a suspected mental health emergency in the Wellington Slip Road, St. George’s area.

BPS officers were promptly dispatched to that location. Shortly after arriving and interacting with a 61-year-old local woman, she became distressed and after that, unresponsive.

The attending officers immediately rendered first aid.

Emergency medical technicians then arrived and the woman was rushed to King Edward VII Memorial Hospital via ambulance, with lifesaving efforts in progress.

Sadly, she was later pronounced dead at the hospital.

In view of the fact the BPS engaged with the local woman just prior to her death, the BPS has implemented our Post Incident Management procedures and notified the Police Complaints Authority.

Additionally, a BPS Family Liaison Officer has been assigned and a full investigation into this matter is currently underway, with relevant updates to be provided in due course.”

Collision Investigation Continues After Pedestrian Injured in Warwick

Mon, 2024-05-13

The investigation regarding a reported collision involving a car and a pedestrian that occurred around 3:15pm Saturday, 11th May 2024, along Middle Road Warwick near Watch Hill Lane, continues.

Apparently the injured pedestrian, said to be a 31-year-old man visiting from the UK, was treated on site by emergency medical technicians before being transported, conscious, to King Edward VII Memorial Hospital via ambulance for further treatment.

It is understood that the UK visitor was later discharged from hospital, after receiving additional relevant medical care.

The car driver, said to be an 83-year-old Warwick man, was not hurt.

Traffic in the area was diverted for approximately three hours, while the scene was processed.

The Bermuda Police Service thanks those witnesses that have already come forward and encourages anyone else with information that can assist this investigation to contact Constable Shayna Simmons by calling 211, or sending an e-mail to ssimmons@bps.bm.

Man Hospitalised After Stabbing Incident in Sandys Parish

Mon, 2024-05-13

Around 12:40am Sunday, 12th May 2024, police received a report of a stabbing incident.

Apparently a 33-year-old Sandys parish man was assaulted by another individual in the parking lot between Legends Bar and Mr. Chicken restaurant, along Somerset Road, Sandys parish.

The injured man was conscious and transported to King Edward VII Memorial Hospital via private car for treatment of multiple stab wounds, which are considered non-life threatening.

At last check, the 33-year-old was listed in stable condition in the Intensive Care Unit.

The scene was forensically processed and inquiries continue.

Any witnesses are encouraged to contact Detective Constable Patrick Jones of the Criminal Investigations Department by phone on 717-2170 or by e-mail at pjones@bps.bm.

Alternatively, persons with relevant information can provide anonymous tips through the Crime Stoppers Bermuda hotline 800-8477, or their website, www.crimestoppers.bm.

Pedestrian Injured by Car in Warwick Collision

Sat, 2024-05-11

Around 3:15pm on Saturday 11th May 2023, police and other first responders were dispatched to a report of a serious collision on Middle Road, Warwick; near Watch Hill Lane, involving a private motorcar, and a pedestrian.

Information surrounding the accident is unclear at this time. However, it is believed that the male pedestrian may have suffered a head injury.

Police are currently processing the scene. Diversions have been put in place at Burnt House Hill and Tamarind Vale.

Anyone who may have witness this collision is asked to call police on 211.

Update: Monday, 13th MayThe investigation regarding a reported collision involving a car and a pedestrian that occurred around 3:15pm Saturday, 11th May 2024, along Middle Road Warwick near Watch Hill Lane, continues.

Apparently the injured pedestrian, said to be a 31-year-old man visiting from the UK, was treated on site by emergency medical technicians before being transported, conscious, to King Edward VII Memorial Hospital via ambulance for further treatment.

It is understood that the UK visitor was later discharged from hospital, after receiving additional relevant medical care.

The car driver, said to be an 83-year-old Warwick man, was not hurt.

Traffic in the area was diverted for approximately three hours, while the scene was processed.

The Bermuda Police Service thanks those witnesses that have already come forward and encourages anyone else with information that can assist this investigation to contact Constable Shayna Simmons by calling 211, or sending an e-mail to ssimmons@bps.bm.

Fraud Investigation

Fri, 2024-05-10

The Financial Crime Unit of the Bermuda Police Service carried out a pre-dawn operation on Wednesday, May 8th, 2024, in relation to an ongoing investigation into persons defrauding a financial institution and one of its clients of a significant sum of money.

Warrants executed at different locations across the island, resulted in the arrests of three suspects who are currently in police custody.

A quantity of cash as well as other items believed to be the proceeds of crime were recovered during the execution of those warrants.

The investigation into this matter remains ongoing and those arrested will be appearing before the courts in due course.

Detective Chief Inspector Jason Smith of the Specialist Crime Division stated, “I wish to thank those persons who came forward and provided information which enabled Investigators to make significant headway with this matter. Their assistance has proven invaluable in putting a stop to an illegal activity which may have otherwise remained unknown to police.”

“This type of partnership benefits the entire community as it enables us to bring perpetrators to justice and in so doing make Bermuda safer.”

Victim Update: Middletown Lane, Pembroke Shooting Investigation

Thu, 2024-05-09

Two males shot during a firearms incident which occurred on Middletown Lane, Pembroke around 2:05pm Thursday, 2nd May 2024, remain warded at King Edward VII Memorial Hospital and are recovering from their injuries.

The investigations into all confirmed recent firearms incidents, remain ongoing.

We are again appealing for anyone with any information on any of these matters, to please get in contact with us at 295-0011, 211 or the community reporting portal at https://portal.police.bm.

You may also speak with a police officer you know or, provide the information via the independent and confidential Crime Stoppers hotline, 800-8477.

As a reminder, Crime Stoppers offers a $5,000.00 reward for any information leading to the recovery of a firearm or the arrest and conviction of anyone responsible for a firearm offence or any other serious crime.

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