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Single Vehicle Car Collision on St. David’s Road Thursday Afternoon

Thu, 2024-03-14

Around 12:30pm Thursday, 14th March 2024, a reported single vehicle collision occurred on St. David’s Road in St. George’s, in the vicinity of Stocks Road.

Early information indicates that a car driven by a 66-year-old St. George’s woman went off the road, at the corner near Stocks Harbour.

The incident happened in front of a police officer driving in the area, who immediately stopped his vehicle and entered the water to render assistance until the arrival of Bermuda Fire and Rescue Service (BF&RS) personnel.

Apparently the female driver was not seriously hurt and was treated for a hand injury at the scene by BF&RS emergency medical technicians.

At last check, arrangements were being made to have the damaged car removed from the shoreline.

Once again, motorists travelling through this area of St. David’s Road are reminded to use caution, particularly when the roads are wet.

Any witnesses are encouraged to call Constable Rhonda Pitt on 717-2120, or e-mail rpitt@bps.bm.

Witness Appeal: Reported Disturbance in Devonshire

Thu, 2024-03-14

Shortly before 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, March 10, 2024, police officers were dispatched to a disturbance involving several individuals, two of whom were allegedly armed with knives, at the Ocean View Golf Course, Devonshire.

Upon police arrival most of the people had left the scene. However, forensic evidence was found to confirm an incident had occurred.  Shortly after, a 39-year-old male with a head injury was seen on North Shore Road near Loyal Hill, Devonshire. He was subsequently transported by private car to King Edward VII Memorial Hospital, where he was attended to for his injury, which was not considered life threatening.

Around 3:35 p.m. on the same day, Emergency Dispatch received a call for assistance for a 42-year-old male with an apparent stabbing injury, at a Cedar Park Road, Devonshire residence. Officers attended the scene and located the injured male who was also taken to hospital by private vehicle.

His injuries which included cuts to his shoulder and head, were not considered life threatening.

An investigation into these matters, which are all believed to be linked, has begun and anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Constable Patrick Jones on 717-2170 or via email at pjones@bps.bm.

You may otherwise share the information with an officer you know or by using the BPS Community Reporting Portal at https://portal.police.bm.

Another option would be to visit the independent and confidential Crime Stoppers website at https://crimestoppers.bm/ and complete the anonymous online reporting form.

Damage Only Paget Collision Involving DPT Bus, Utility Pole & Truck

Thu, 2024-03-14

Around 2:20pm Wednesday, 13th March 2024, a reported collision occurred on Middle Road in Paget, near the junction with Chapel Road.

It appears that a Department of Public Transportation (DPT) bus was being driven in the westbound lane of Middle Road, when an unknown vehicle being driven in the opposite direction caused the bus driver to take evasive action and collide with a utility pole.

Part of the utility pole then struck a truck, which was being driven behind the DPT bus.

The DPT bus, utility pole and truck were damaged.

However, there were no reported injuries.

Traffic was diverted from Middle Road, Paget at the junctions of Manse Road and Chapel Road while BELCO, Digicel and One Communications personnel were at the scene regarding the damaged utility pole.

Normal traffic flow resumed in the area around 4:45pm Wednesday.

Inquiries continue and any witnesses are encouraged to call Constable Conor Perkin on 211 or e-mail cperkin@bps.bm.

Hit & Run Witness Appeal: Female Pedestrian Hurt

Wed, 2024-03-13

Around 3:00 pm on Tuesday, March 12, 2024, police and EMTs attended a road traffic collision involving a pedestrian and a motorcar, at the junction of Reid and Parliament Streets in the City of Hamilton.

On arrival, it was ascertained that a 30-year-old female was struck by a motorcar while crossing the roadway.

The vehicle was driven by an unidentified male who left the scene.

Officers later located the vehicle, abandoned, along Angle Street, Pembroke.

The victim was transported by ambulance to King Edward VII Memorial Hospital, where she was attended to for injuries which were not considered serious.

She has since been discharged.

An investigation into this hit and run incident is now underway.

Anyone with information is asked to contact PC Kori Jackman on 247-1704 or via email kjackman@bps.bm.

RFC 83 Underway: 14 Student Officers Recently Sworn In

Wed, 2024-03-13

One week ago, a swearing-in ceremony for Recruit Foundation Course (RFC) 83 was held at Bermuda Police Service (BPS) Headquarters Training Centre, 1:15pm Wednesday (6th March 2024).

As is tradition, the Commissioner of Police, along with members of the BPS Senior Leadership Team and Training Centre staff, officially inducted the newest recruits.

The 14 student officers of RFC 83 are:

PC 2600 Utsav Bansal

PC 2601 Anasia Barclay

PC 2602 Rachel Benedict

PC 2603 Ashley Berkeley

PC 2605 Chante James

PC 2606 Amoy Johnson-Smith

PC 2607 Tyler Kendall

PC 2608 Holly Lavigne-Smith

PC 2609 Logan Alexander

PC 2610 Dragan Pavkovic

PC 2611 Suraj Nair

PC 2612 Tahirah Simmons

PC 2613 Jah-Kintae Williams

PC 2614 Krislyn Lambert

Commissioner of Police Darrin Simons, the BPS Senior Leadership Team as well as the Training Centre staff, welcome the latest officers-in-training to the BPS family and wish them all the best in their future policing careers.

Seated, left to right: Sergeant Kimberly Cowper, Inspector Derrick Golding, Assistant Commissioner of Police Antoine Daniels, Commissioner of Police Darrin Simons, Acting Assistant Commissioner of Police James Howard, Commissioner’s Staff Officer Charlene Thompson.

Standing front row, left to right: PC 2600 Utsav Bansal, PC 2611 Suraj Nair, PC 2606 Amoy Johnson-Smith, PC 2603 Ashley Berkeley, PC 2614 Krislyn Lambert, PC 2612 Tahirah Simmons, PC 2613 Jah-Kintae Williams, PC 2608 Holly Lavigne-Smith, PC 2605 Chante James, PC 2214 Julia Swan (BPS Training Centre staff) PC 2609 Logan Alexander.

Standing back row, left to right: PC 2607 Tyler Kendall, PC 2602 Rachel Benedict, PC 2601 Anasia Barclay, PC 2152 Shannon Trott (BPS Training Centre staff).

Missing from photo: PC 2610 Dragan Pavkovic.

Truck Hits Trailer Tuesday Morning, Truck Passenger Injures Legs

Wed, 2024-03-13

It now appears that a collision reported around 7am Tuesday, 12th March 2024 on Middle Road in Southampton, near the junction with Granaway Lane, occurred when a light truck driven in the westbound lane collided with the rear of a trailer attached to a heavy truck, which had stopped in the westbound lane.

Police, Bermuda Fire & Rescue Service as well as ambulance personnel responded.

At the time, the heavy truck and trailer were stationary while a small crane was unloaded into the nearby bus layby.

The passenger of the light truck, said to be a 44-year-old male guest worker, was temporarily trapped in that vehicle before being extricated by firefighters.

It is understood that after transport to hospital via ambulance, he received treatment for injuries to his legs and was later discharged.

No one else was hurt in the collision.

Inquiries are ongoing and any witnesses should call Constable Ryan Swan on 211 or e-mail rswan@bps.bm.

Money Recovered

Tue, 2024-03-12

On Sunday, March 10, 2024, the Bermuda Police Service seized a significant amount of money which was discovered in the area of Church Bay Park, Southampton.

We are currently attempting to identify who the owner may be.

Should you have misplaced any money in the Church Bay Park area of Southampton, please get in touch with Acting Detective Chief Inspector Jason Smith of the Specialist Investigations Department via 717-0864 or email jsmith2@bps.bm.

Inquiries Continue After Southampton Collision Tuesday Morning [Updated]

Tue, 2024-03-12

Inquiries continue regarding a collision that occurred around 7am Tuesday, 12th March 2024 on Middle Road in Southampton, near the junction with Granaway Lane.

Details remain limited at this time. However, it appears that a truck collided with the rear of a trailer, which was being towed by another truck.

Apparently one male was hurt and taken to King Edward VII Memorial Hospital via ambulance for treatment of a leg injury.

An update on his medical condition is anticipated in due course.

Traffic was reduced to one lane for approximately one and a half hours, with delays for morning commuters in the area, until the damaged vehicles could be cleared from the scene.

Any witnesses are encouraged to call 211.

Update: Wednesday, 13th March - It now appears that a collision reported around 7am Tuesday, 12th March 2024 on Middle Road in Southampton, near the junction with Granaway Lane, occurred when a light truck driven in the westbound lane collided with the rear of a trailer attached to a heavy truck, which had stopped in the westbound lane.

Police, Bermuda Fire & Rescue Service as well as ambulance personnel responded.

At the time, the heavy truck and trailer were stationary while a small crane was unloaded into the nearby bus layby.

The passenger of the light truck, said to be a 44-year-old male guest worker, was temporarily trapped in that vehicle before being extricated by firefighters.

It is understood that after transport to hospital via ambulance, he received treatment for injuries to his legs and was later discharged.

No one else was hurt in the collision.

Inquiries are ongoing and any witnesses should call Constable Ryan Swan on 211 or e-mail rswan@bps.bm.

Commissioner of Police’s Public Appeal After Recent Firearms Incidents

Tue, 2024-03-12

Commissioner of Police Darrin Simons – “The Bermuda Police Service (BPS) is appealing for the public to provide any information they may have regarding recent firearms incidents in our community.

When we work together, the evidence of our success is clear.

Information provided by members of the public resulted in arrested suspects and recovered evidence for two recent firearms incidents. Thankfully, neither of these resulted in injury.

Early this past Sunday morning, officers attended a confirmed shooting outside a popular establishment on Court Street, Pembroke. A 38-year-old man sustained multiple gunshot wounds. His injuries are not considered life threatening but he remains in hospital.

No one called the police to report this incident. A police officer on duty at the Hamilton Police Station happened to hear the gunshots and alerted colleagues.

Early indications are that the rapid response by officers and their life-saving actions may well have prevented a more tragic outcome.

It is understandable that residents would feel some unease in light of these brazen acts of criminality.

I wish to assure the public, the Bermuda Police Service remains unrelenting in our efforts at making Bermuda safer.

There is now a heightened presence on the streets with officers from Community Policing redeployed to general patrol duties until the end of April. That redeployment is in addition to stepped up enforcement activity by the Gang Unit, the Police Support Unit, and the Roads Policing Unit.

However, we also need you to do your part by reporting criminal activity that may be taking place in your neighbourhoods, or that you are otherwise aware of.”

Public Urged Not to Circulate Video Clip of Court Street Firearm Incident

Tue, 2024-03-12

The Bermuda police service is aware of a video clip of the firearms incident which occurred on Court Street in the early hours of Sunday, March 10, 2024, now being circulated on social media.

We wish to remind that this matter remains under investigation and sharing these images could hamper that investigation.

Not to mention, the images are quite disturbing and would no doubt be of concern to the victim and those close to him.

We strongly urge that should you receive this video clip, you immediately delete it from your device and not share it on.

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