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Bermuda Records 6th Road Traffic Fatality

Mon, 2022-05-23

The Bermuda Police Service (BPS) can now confirm the death of 52-year-old Robert Hudson, Bermuda’s sixth road fatality for 2022, and extends sincere condolences to his family and friends.

Mr. Hudson was fatally injured in a single vehicle collision around 2:45pm, on Sunday 22nd May. Preliminary information suggests he was traveling east along Cut Road near the junction with Floral Lane, St. George’s, when he lost control of his motorcycle causing him to collide with a wall before hitting a parked motorcar.

Despite life-saving efforts, Mr. Hudson tragically succumbed to his injuries a short time later.  An investigation into the circumstances of this fatal collision has commenced and a BPS family liaison officer is providing support to the family at this difficult time.

Members of the public with any relevant information – particularly witnesses to the crash or persons who can provide details regarding the whereabouts of Mr. Hudson prior to the collision are asked to contact Constable DeForest Evans on 717-0860 or via email devans@bps.bm.

Serious Collision in St. George’s: Rider Sustains Life Threatening Injuries [Updated]

Sun, 2022-05-22

Around 2:45pm, Sunday 22nd May, police and other first responders were dispatched to a report of a serious collision along Cut Road near the junction with Floral Lane, St. George’s.

Preliminary information suggest a man on a motorcycle was traveling east on Cut Road when the rider lost control of his vehicle and struck a wall and a parked motorcar.

Life saving efforts were commenced at the scene and the man was transported to King Edward Memorial Hospital, for what has been described as life threatening injuries.

Traffic was diverted through Floral Lane while investigators processed the scene. The road has now reopened.

Anyone with information regarding this collision is asked to call 211.

Update: Monday, 23rd May - Bermuda records sixth road traffic fatality.

Patrick Dill Murder Investigation Remains Active Six Years Later

Sat, 2022-05-21

The Bermuda Police Service (BPS) is renewing its appeal for witnesses to come forward regarding the murder of 26-year-old Patrick Dill, who was fatally shot outside of his home approximately 11pm Saturday, 21st May 2016.

Today marks six years since Mr. Dill’s murder.

The case remains open and the investigative team continues to encourage any witnesses or members of the public with information to come forward – particularly those who were in the Crossland Lane, Pembroke area that night and saw persons acting suspiciously before and after the fatal shooting.

Help us bringing some closure to the family and friends of Patrick Dill.

All information received will be treated in the strictest of confidence and we are urging anyone that can assist the ongoing investigation to call the Senior Investigating Officer Detective Sergeant Jason Smith on 717-0864, or e-mail jsmith2@bps.bm.

Alternatively, anonymous tips can be provided via the independent and confidential Crime Stoppers hotline at 800-8477, or www.crimestoppers.bm.

Persons with information may also speak to a BPS officer they are familiar with.

Confirmed Firearms Incident in Pembroke: No Reported Injuries

Fri, 2022-05-20

Around 10:15 p.m. on Thursday, 19th May 2022, police received several 911 calls reporting several gun shots heard in different locations within Pembroke Parish, including Deepdale Road, Parsons Road, St. Augustine Hill, Curving Ave and Middle Town.

Police units were immediately despatched to these areas and were informed two individuals on a motorcycle were chasing another person. One of the individuals on the bike was said to have been discharging a firearm as the chase continued.

There have been no reports of anyone attending hospital seeking treatment for gunshot injuries. There were also no reports of property damage in relation to this incident.

Officers recovered several spent shells along with one live round of ammunition from various scenes located in the previously mentioned areas.

As we heighten patrols to provide reassurance to residents, we urge anyone with information on this incident to please get in contact with us by calling 211, the main police number, 295-0011. You may also call Crime Stoppers on 800-8477. Alternatively, share the information with a police officer with whom you are familiar.

Suspect Arrested in Connection With Divots Bar & Grill Firearm Incident

Fri, 2022-05-13

The Bermuda Police Service can confirm an 18-year-old male, is currently in custody assisting with the ongoing investigation into the firearm incident, which occurred at Divots Bar and Grill, Belmont Hills Drive, Middle Road, Warwick on Tuesday 10th May, 2022.

Meanwhile, detectives continue to progress the forensic strategy and other investigative actions concerning the firearm incident, which occurred on Court Street on Sunday 8th May 2022.

Detective Chief Inspector Sherwin Joseph of the Crime Division stated: “We are unable to say at this time if the firearm incident which occurred on Sunday 8th May, on Court Street, is connected to the incident which occurred at Divots Bar and Grill.

We are awaiting the outcome of forensic and ballistic testing to determine whether or not the same firearm was used during both incidents.

We wish to remind the public that while we pursue these two matters, the investigation into the murder of Keyoshe Robinson is still being actively progressed by our Serious Crime Unit. Mr. Robinson’s lifeless body was found on Thursday 5th May, 2022, on the shoreline near the golf course in St. George’s.”

Anyone with information on any of these crimes, no matter how insignificant you may think that information to be, to please make contact using 211, the police main line 295-0011 or reaching out to a police officer with whom you are familiar. You may also call Crime Stoppers on 800-8477 or, Acting Detective Inspector, Dean Martin on 717-2074.

We would like to thank the members of our community who have so far come forward and provided information concerning these incidents.

Sudden Death of 50-Year-Old Jove Mascarinas

Thu, 2022-05-12

The Bermuda Police Service (BPS) can now confirm the death of 50-year-old Jove Mascarinas and extends sincere condolences to her family and friends.

Mrs. Mascarinas, a Filipino guest worker, was seriously injured as one of the occupants at a Hilltop Court, Southampton residence where an explosion occurred around 8:50pm Monday, 2nd May 2022.

She received treatment in the Intensive Care Unit of King Edward VII Memorial Hospital where sadly, she was ultimately pronounced dead on the evening of Tuesday, 10th May.

Her husband, 49-year-old Oscar Mascarinas, who also suffered fatal injuries in the Hilltop Court explosion, predeceased her.

A BPS Family Liaison Officer is providing ongoing support to both their families.

The investigation regarding the circumstances and cause of this tragic incident continues.

Once again, members of the public with any information, no matter how insignificant it may seem, are urged to call 247-1744 as soon as possible.

Commissioner Simons Addresses Firearm Incident at Divots Bar & Grill

Wed, 2022-05-11

As the investigation into the firearm incident which occurred yesterday at Divots progresses, the Bermuda Police Service wishes to thank those members of the public who have thus far. Thank you for providing statements, or otherwise sharing information with detectives.

We urge those individuals who have information about the incident but have not yet come forward, to please do so. I cannot sufficiently stress how important it is for you to work with your police service to combat this kind of behaviour which puts all our lives at risk.

On the question of risk, not long after yesterday’s incident, individuals began sharing a video clip and an image of the off duty police officer, who attempted to apprehend the suspect.

Sharing that video clip and image could quite possibly put the safety and wellbeing of both that officer and those present at risk. What’s more, it could negatively impact the investigation by revealing information which investigators would not want publicised at that time.

I am grateful for the brave actions of the officer and how the recovery of the firearm will advance the investigation and significantly reduce future harm in the country.

I should also make the point that the preservation of life and property must always remain our main objective. Thus, I wish to advise the public that should you find yourself faced with a similar situation, you should always take actions that maximise your safety and avoid confrontation with the perpetrator.

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