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Suspect Arrested For Theft

Wed, 2023-10-25

A suspect has been arrested in relation to a number of thefts from homes, especially in the Pembroke Parish Area.

It appears seniors in particular, were targeted by persons claiming to be in need of assistance.

Once allowed into the home, the individual would then remove items of value.

The theft discovered only after the caller left.

The person arrested remains in custody as inquiries into these matters continue.

We wish to advise members of the public:

                    Do not allow anyone into your home unless it’s someone you know and trust.

                    If a person claiming to represent a utility or a company or even a government agency, visits your residence, please ensure they provide proper Identification before allowing them access to your property. You don’t need to open the door for them and if you feel uneasy, you can always ask that they come back another time, when someone you trust is there with you.

                    Be cautious of anyone coming to your residence claiming they need help and want to use your phone. Unscrupulous individuals are known to play on the emotions of seniors, in order to gain their sympathy before relieving them of their valuables.

                    Think about marking valuable possessions with your postcode and the number of your house or flat. Marked property is harder for thieves to sell on, so it can put them off. Also, try and photograph any valuables so if something valuable of yours does get stolen, the police are more likely to identify and return it to you.

If you believe you have been targeted by individuals involved in this practice, please immediately call the main police number 295-0011.

Suspect Arrested In Serious Injury Collision

Wed, 2023-10-25

Shortly after 5:30 pm on Tuesday, 24th October, 2023, police were dispatched to a report of a serious road traffic collision involving a motorcycle and a motorcar near the junction of North Shore Road and Coney Island Road, Hamilton Parish.

Upon arrival, officers were informed that a white Jeep was traveling west along North Shore Road when the driver reportedly veered into the path of a motorcycle which was traveling in the opposite direction.

The vehicles collided, with the female motorcycle rider sustaining a serious leg injury after she was  ejected from the bike.

The injured female was transported via ambulance to King Edward VII Memorial Hospital where at last check she continued to receive treatment for her injuries.

The driver of the jeep, also a female, left the scene of the collision before the arrival of police or paramedics.

She was subsequently arrested at a nearby residence on suspicion of driving while impaired and causing grievous bodily harm by dangerous driving.

This matter remains under investigation and anyone with information is asked to contact Sergeant Cornelius Marc on, 717-2233 or via e-mail - cmarc@bps.bm.

Joint Operation Involving Visiting Cargo Ship in Dockyard

Thu, 2023-10-19

Based on information received, the Bermuda Police Service (BPS) and Bermuda Customs Department, assisted by the Royal Bermuda Regiment Coastguard, engaged in a joint operation which involved the execution of a warrant on board a visiting cargo ship Thursday, 19th October 2023.

The operation remains ongoing.

As such, it would not be prudent to provide any further information at this time.

Reported Removed Car from St. Augustine’s Church Parking Lot

Wed, 2023-10-18

The Bermuda Police Service (BPS) is appealing for the public’s assistance in locating a silver Hyundai i10 car with license plate 37855, reported removed from St. Augustine’s Church parking lot in Pembroke, sometime between 9am and 3pm Wednesday, 18th October 2023.

Members of the public are encouraged to report any sightings of this vehicle by calling 211, or 911 in an emergency.

Confirmed Firearms Incident in the City of Hamilton: No Reported Injuries [Updated]

Wed, 2023-10-18

Shortly before 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, October 18th, 2023, police received a report of a firearms incident in the area of Park Road, Pembroke.

Upon arrival, officers were informed that a lone suspect riding a motorcycle discharged a firearm in the direction of two males who were standing outside the nearby Bermy Cuisine restaurant.

The suspect then rode off in the direction of Woodlands Road.

There have been no reports of any injuries.

The suspect was said to have been riding a white step-through motorcycle.

They were wearing a black jacket, dark coloured pants, white sneakers and a black helmet.

Detective Inspector, Jason Smith appealed for the public’s assistance in identifying and locating the suspect, believed to be a male: “We are asking anyone with CCTV cameras along Woodlands Road and the surrounding area, to please check their devices to see whether they may have captured video or still images of anyone fitting the description of the suspect.”

Mr. Smith added: “The brazenness of this incident is particularly alarming as it took place at the height of the luncheon interval, with several people gathered outside the Bermy Cuisine restaurant, or making their way back to their places of work or to patronise nearby businesses. This should be cause for major concern among the community and I am asking that anyone with any information at all on this incident to please get in contact with us urgently.”

Anyone with information on this incident is asked to contact Detective Inspector Smith on 717-0864, via email, jsmith2@bps.bm. Alternatively, please call the main police number, 295-0011 or provide the information to a police officer you know.

You may also provide the information via the community reporting portal at https://portal.police.bm or call the independent and confidential Crime Stoppers number, 800-8477.

Friday, 20th October 2023 - A 21-year-old man has been arrested in connection with this incident. Watch the press conference.

Monday, 30th October 2023- Around 2:45 p.m. on Friday, October 27th, 2023, police executed a firearms warrant at a Mount Hill, Pembroke, residence, in relation to the ongoing investigation into a confirmed firearms incident, which occurred shortly before 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, October 18th, 2023, in the area of Park Road, Pembroke.

A 29-year-old male was arrested at the residence in relation to that matter.
 
Several items liable for seizure were recovered during the execution of the warrant.
 
Police continue to appeal for members of the public who may have any information on that non-injury shooting, to please get in contact with Detective Inspector Jason Smith on 717-0864 or via e-mail, jsmith2@bps.bm.
 
You may also contact Detective Sergeant Anneka Donawa on, 717-2250 or, via e-mail, adonawa@bps.bm.
 
We take this opportunity to again thank those members of the public who have so far come forward to assist with the investigation.
 
This has resulted in the development of significant leads, which are currently being pursued.

Registered Owners: Please Claim Impounded Vehicles by 6th November

Tue, 2023-10-17

The Bermuda Police Service (BPS) currently has 57 motorcycles in its Prospect, Devonshire impound. About half, 29, are listed as recovered stolen motorcycles.

Our priority, as always, is to return these vehicles to their rightful owners.

Prior to public notification, several attempts are made by the BPS Impound Office to contact the registered owners of impounded vehicles.

Unfortunately, such efforts are often unsuccessful, due to available contact information being out of date.

Members of the public are encouraged to review the list of registration numbers in the Official Gazette notice on the Government of Bermuda’s website, to identify any vehicle that may belong to them.

The notice can be found at: https://www.gov.bm/theofficialgazette/notices/gn07902023.

Registered owners may reclaim their vehicles by contacting the BPS Impound Office, Monday to Friday between 9am and 5pm, at telephone number 247-1751.

Any vehicle not claimed within 21 days, (by 6th November 2023), will be disposed of, in accordance with the Police Property Act, 1921.

It should also be noted that under the law, the BPS does not have the authority to sell impounded vehicles to the general public.

Burglaries Update: 12 Arrests, Suspected Stolen Property Recovered

Tue, 2023-10-17

As investigations continue into the spate of smash and grab burglaries, which have impacted a number of businesses across the island, the Bermuda Police Service (BPS) wish to remind members of the public, it is a crime to purchase or receive stolen goods.

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