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Remembrance Day Holiday Weekend Policing Activity

Tue, 2023-11-14

During the Remembrance Day holiday weekend, the Bermuda Police Service (BPS) conducted proactive patrols throughout the island. A summary of BPS activity from 5pm Friday, 10th November 2023 until 5am Tuesday, 14th November 2023 is provided below.

Arrests

A total of 27 people were arrested (breakdown included below). Of the six impaired driving arrests, four motorists failed the alco-analyser test and two refused to take it.

Outstanding warrants = 12.

Impaired driving = 6.

Threatening words = 2.

Importation of a controlled drug = 1.

Possession of a controlled drug with intent to supply = 1.

Possession of a controlled drug = 1.

Burglary = 1.

Theft = 1.

Willful damage = 1.

Obtaining services by deception = 1.

Traffic Offences

A total of 84 traffic tickets were issued to motorists, for the following infractions.

Speeding = 37.

No vehicle licence =12.

No driver’s licence = 9.

Disobeying a traffic sign = 8.

No vehicle insurance = 7.

Driving while disqualified = 3.

Helmet offence = 2.

Manner of driving = 2.

Youth license offence = 2.

Mobile phone offence = 1.

Unsafe load = 1.

In addition, 27 motorist advice notices (official written warnings) were issued.

Public Advised Not to Circulate Sandys Parish Fatal Collision Video

Tue, 2023-11-14

The Bermuda Police Service is appealing to the public not to share any video footage of the most recent fatal road traffic collision, which occurred in Sandys Parish on Thursday, November 9th, 2023.

Sharing the video could potentially jeopardise the ongoing investigation into this matter.

Further, we ask that you adhere to fundamental values such as mutual respect, kindness and consider the impact on the family of the deceased at this time.

Consider how you would feel were it your relative, close friend or colleague seen in that video, particularly if viewing for the first time.

Should you receive the video, please delete it from your device and do not forward it on.

Fatal Industrial Accident [Updated]

Mon, 2023-11-13

Shortly before 5:00 p.m. on Friday, November 10th, 2023, police attended a report of an industrial accident at a construction site in St. George.

It was reported a 42-year-old male Portuguese National, was working at the site when he was struck by a steel beam.

EMTs attended and transported the injured male to King Edward VII Memorial Hospital for treatment for his injuries.

Unfortunately, he was pronounced dead, a short time later.

Officers from the Bermuda Police Service Forensic Support Unit visited and processed the scene.

Inquiries into this matter are ongoing.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Police Constable Peter-Paul Taylor on the main police number, 295-0011 or, via e-mail, ptaylor2@bps.bm.

The Bermuda Police Service extends condolences to the family of the deceased.

No further information will be provided at this time.

Update: Thursday, 16th NovemberThe Bermuda Police Service, (BPS), can now confirm the identity of the male Portuguese National who was fatally injured in an industrial accident which occurred last week, as 42-year-old Nelson Macedo.

Mr. Macedo was reportedly struck by a steel-beam shortly before 5:00 p.m. on Friday, November 10th, while he worked at a construction site, in St. George.

He was transported via ambulance to hospital for treatment for his injuries. Unfortunately, he passed away a short time later.

An autopsy is anticipated in due course.

This matter remains under investigation and anyone with information is asked to contact Police Constable Peter-Paul Taylor on the main police number, 295-0011 or via e-mail, ptaylor2@bps.bm.

Victim in Fatal RTC Identified

Mon, 2023-11-13

The Bermuda Police Service (BPS) can now confirm the identity of the victim in that fatal road traffic collision which occurred around 10:50 p.m. on Thursday, November 9th, 2023, as 48-year-old Filipino National, Lovella Cruz.

Ms. Cruz was riding her motorcycle east along Somerset Road, Sandys Parish, near the junction with Cricket Lane, when a motorcar traveling in the opposite direction crossed the centre line and the vehicles collided.

Ms. Cruz was transported via ambulance to King Edward VII Memorial Hospital for treatment for her injuries but sadly, was pronounced dead a short time later.

The motorcar driver, a 35-year-old Bermudian male, was not injured in the collision. He was subsequently arrested on suspicion of driving while impaired.

The investigation into this, the thirteenth road fatality for this year continues. Anyone with any information on this matter, is asked to contact Sergeant Anton Gilbert of the Roads Policing Unit on 717-2338 or via e-mail, agilbert@bps.bm.

We extend condolences to the family of the deceased.

A BPS Family Liaison Officer has been assigned to assist them during this difficult time.

Contraband Seized, Suspects Arrested

Fri, 2023-11-10

On Thursday 9th November, 2023, the Bermuda Police Service (BPS) in conjunction with the Royal Bermuda Regument Coast Guard (RBRCG) and Bermuda Maritime Operations conducted a joint peration dubbed, “Operation ARKAB.”

The BPS Drugs Unit were called in after members of the RBRCG with the assistance other police officers and Bermuda Maritime Operations, intercepted two vessels in Bermuda waters.

Several packages suspected to contain the controlled drugs cocaine and cannabis, with an estimated street value of over twenty million dollars, were recovered.

The BPS, Tactical Division and Drug Unit officers, later arrested six men in relation to this matter, and executed several search warrants in Pembroke and Warwick Parishes.

A Royal Bermuda Regiment Spokesman said, “The success of this operation is a demonstration of the investment in the capability by the Royal Bermuda Regiment Coast Guard since its inception in 2020.”

“With the support of our partner agencies, the RBR Coast Guard works around the clock to make Bermuda waters safer and to protect Bermuda’s interests.”

A BPS Spokesman added, "We continue to collaborate with the Royal Bermuda Regiment Coast Guard and the Bermuda Maritime Operations Center to keep our island free from illicit drugs.”

The BPS Drugs Unit continues investigations into this matter.

No further information will be provided at this time.

11 Community Policing Division Officers Receive Various Awards of Recognition for Good Work

Fri, 2023-11-10

11 officers from Community Policing Division receive various awards of recognition for good work from Acting Superintendent Jerome Laws.

Sergeant 2394 Jerry Waterman, Constable 2553 Bryden Pedro, Constable 2589 Kyrun Zuill, Constable 2579 Jennifer Suter and Constable 2586 Raeshun Robinson, Constable 2561 Kayjuna Lema and Constable 2564 Andre Burgess each received a Superintendent’s Award for their diligence, teamwork and decision making, which led to the arrest of a burglary suspect, along with the recovery of stolen property, drugs, stolen motorcycles and illegal dogs.

Sergeant 2140 Kimberly Cowper, Constable 2548 Shandora Burrows and Constable 2544 Ryan Swan each received a Superintendent’s Award for their diligence, teamwork and decision making, which led to the arrest and conviction of an arsonist.

And Cconstable 2524 George Edmead received a Letter of Good Work for his commitment, dedication, and teamwork as a member of ‘A Watch’.

 

 

 

Fatal Road Traffic Collision in Sandys Parish [Updated]

Fri, 2023-11-10

Around 10:50 p.m. on Thursday, 9 November 2023 police and other first responders were dispatched to a report of a serious two vehicle collision on Somerset Road near the junction with Clyde Best Lane, Sandys, involving a car and a motorcycle.

Details are limited at this time however, it is believed that the vehicles were traveling in opposite directions when the collision occurred.

The female rider of the motorcycle was conveyed to King Edward VII Memorial Hospital for treatment, but sadly she has succumbed to her injuries. The male driver of the car was not reported to be injured and has since been arrested in connection with the incident.

Traffic is being diverted at Long Bay Lane and Gilbert Lane while police process the scene.

Anyone who may have witnessed this collision is asked to call the Roads Policing Unit on 247-1788 or 211.

Update: Monday, 13th NovemberThe Bermuda Police Service (BPS) can now confirm the identity of the victim in that fatal road traffic collision which occurred around 10:50 p.m. on Thursday, November 9th, 2023, as 48-year-old Filipino National, Lovella Cruz.

Ms. Cruz was riding her motorcycle east along Somerset Road, Sandys Parish, near the junction with Cricket Lane, when a motorcar traveling in the opposite direction crossed the centre line and the vehicles collided.

Ms. Cruz was transported via ambulance to King Edward VII Memorial Hospital for treatment for her injuries but sadly, was pronounced dead a short time later.

The motorcar driver, a 35-year-old Bermudian male, was not injured in the collision. He was subsequently arrested on suspicion of driving while impaired.

The investigation into this, the thirteenth road fatality for this year continues. Anyone with any information on this matter, is asked to contact Sergeant Anton Gilbert of the Roads Policing Unit on 717-2338 or via e-mail, agilbert@bps.bm.

We extend condolences to the family of the deceased.

A BPS Family Liaison Officer has been assigned to assist them during this difficult time.

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