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Confirmed Firearms Incident in Pembroke: No Reported Injuries

Sat, 2024-02-03

Around 12:35 a.m. on Saturday, February 3, 2024, police received a 911 call reporting multiple gunshots heard in the Crossland Lane area, Pembroke.

Officers attended and upon arrival, found evidence to confirm a firearm had been discharged at that location.

There were no reported injuries.

Inquiries at the King Edward VII Memorial Hospital confirmed no one had attended the facility seeking treatment for a firearm related injury.

This matter is now under investigation and anyone with any information is asked to contact Detective Inspector, Jason Smith, on 717-0864 or via email at jsmith2@bps.bm.

You may also share the information with a police officer you know or by using the BPS online reporting portal at https://portal.police.bm.

Reported Serious Motorcycle Collision in Devonshire

Sat, 2024-02-03

Around 3:20 a.m. on Saturday, February 3, 2024, police and EMTs were dispatched to a reported single vehicle road traffic collision involving a motorcycle on Middle Road, Devonshire, near the junction with Orange Valley Road.

Upon arrival, officers discovered a male with an apparent head injury lying unresponsive on the roadway.

EMTs attended to him at the scene and he was subsequently transported by ambulance to King Edward VII Memorial Hospital for treatment of head and neck injuries which are described as serious.

Anyone with information on this incident is asked to contact Police Constable Jordan Basden, on 515-2498 or, via email - jordan.basden@bps.bm.

You may also call the main police number, 295-0011 or use the BPS online community reporting portal, at https://portal.police.bm/.

Non-Life Threatening Injuries for Two Riders Hurt in Crow Lane Collision

Thu, 2024-02-01

Two riders hurt in a collision along Crow Lane, Pembroke Wednesday afternoon received non-life threatening injuries.

It now appears that the two vehicle collision occurred around 1:15pm Wednesday, 31st January 2024, when a motorcyclist travelling along Crow Lane leaving the City of Hamilton and the rider of a 50cc scooter, travelling in the opposite direction along Crow Lane, collided at the junction with Spurling Hill, as the scooter rider attempted to turn up Spurling Hill.

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

It is understood that the 17-year-old local male 50cc scooter rider was treated at the scene for non-life threatening leg injuries, while the motorcyclist, said to be a 43-year-old Pembroke man, apparently sustained injuries to his face, hands and legs.

The motorcyclist was transported to King Edward VII Memorial Hospital via ambulance for treatment and later discharged.

Inquiries continue and any witnesses that have not already come forward are encouraged to contact Acting Sergeant Jordan Basden on 211, e-mail jordan.basden@bps.bm, speak with a police officer they know, or provide any relevant information via the BPS online community reporting portal at https://portal.police.bm/.

Reported Two Vehicle Collision at Crow Lane, Spurling Hill Junction [Updated]

Wed, 2024-01-31

Around 1:25pm Wednesday, 31st January 2024, a reported two vehicle collision occurred at the junction of Crow Lane and Spurling Hill, Pembroke.

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

Details remain limited at this time. However, a 50cc scooter and a motorcycle were involved, with both riders injured.

One of the riders is believed to have been more seriously hurt than the other. However, medical updates on both injured individuals are anticipated in due course.

Motorists experienced traffic delays at the junction of Crow Lane and Spurling Hill for approximately two and a half hours, while the scene was processed by Bermuda Police Service (BPS) personnel.

Inquiries continue regarding the circumstances of this collision.

Any witnesses are encouraged to call 211, speak with a police officer they know, or provide any relevant information via the BPS online community reporting portal at https://portal.police.bm/.

Update: Thursday, 1st February - Both riders sustained non-life threatening injuries.

78-Year-Old Female Pedestrian Injured in Suspected Hit & Run

Tue, 2024-01-30

Around 1pm Monday, 29th January 2024, uniformed police officers responded to a suspected hit and run road traffic collision, involving a 78-year-old female pedestrian, at the junction of North Shore Road and Callen Glen Rise in Hamilton parish.

It appears that the Hamilton parish resident was crossing North Shore Road from the waterside, heading towards Callen Glen Rise, when she was apparently struck by a motorcyclist travelling east. It is understood that the rider continued east along North Shore Road.

On police arrival, the 78-year-old woman was found lying in the grass near the westbound lane, being assisted by members of the public. She was then transported to King Edward VII Memorial Hospital via ambulance for treatment of non-life threatening injuries and later discharged.

Inquiries by the Bermuda Police Service (BPS) continue regarding the circumstances of this suspected hit and run road traffic collision. So far, no description of the motorcycle or rider believed to have been involved, has come to light.

Any witnesses, or persons with relevant information, particularly anyone who may have seen a motorcyclist travelling east at speed along North Shore Road, Hamilton parish between Francis Patton Primary School and Blue Hole Hill around 1pm Monday, 29th January 2024, are encouraged to contact Constable 2572 Tyler Nelmes on 211, e-mail tnelmes@bps.bm or speak with a police officer they know.

Information can also be provided through the BPS online community reporting portal at https://portal.police.bm/.

Reported Damage Only Collision Involving Car & Bus in Southampton

Mon, 2024-01-29

Around 12:15 a.m. on Sunday, January 28, 2024, police were dispatched to a road traffic collision involving a motorcar and a Department of Public Transportation bus.

Reports are the bus was traveling east on Middle Road near the junction with Jennings Bay Road, Southampton, when a motorcar traveling in the opposite direction, swerved into the eastbound lane and collided with the bus.

There were no reported injuries.

An investigation into this matter is now underway and anyone with information is asked to call Police Constable Daischon Chin on 295-0011 or via email at dchin@bps.bm.

Firearm Recovered

Sun, 2024-01-28

A traffic stop in St. George’s on Saturday, January 27, 2024, has led to the recovery of a firearm.

Police were conducting road traffic checks on Mullet Bay Road St. George’s on the above date, when shortly before 4:30 p.m., they stopped a motorcar driven by a 22-year-old male.

Officers conducted a search of his person and a quantity of controlled drugs was found in his possession. He was arrested and escorted to Hamilton Police Station where he was processed and detained.

A warrant was subsequently executed at the subject’s residence. During a search at that location, a firearm was recovered and seized.

Officers also recovered and seized a large quantity of controlled drugs along with an amount of cash.

An investigation into this matter is underway and no further information will be provided at this time.

Dockyard Incident

Thu, 2024-01-25

Shortly after 2pm on Thursday 25th January, 2024, police responded to a report of a possible firearms incident at a Dockyard residence.

Information suggests that an unknown male wearing dark clothing entered a private residence and brandished what was believed to be a firearm.

The suspect then left the residence and is believed to have departed the area on awaiting motorcycle in the company of another male.

Police began a search of the Somerset area and were alerted to a motorcycle believed linked to the incident, at a location on the Bob’s Valley Road.

An investigation into the matter has commenced and we are appealing to anyone who may have witnessed the incident or anyone who may have seen two males dressed in dark clothing, on a motorcycle acting suspiciously in the Dockyard or Bob’s Valley area, to contact police on 211.

BPS Response to Osagi Bascome Murder Trial Not Guilty Verdict

Tue, 2024-01-23

Acting Detective Chief Inspector Derricka Burns of the Serious Crime Unit - "It is crucial to acknowledge that the investigation into the tragic death of Mr. Bascome has been a meticulous and thorough process.

Detectives were not only professional, but also diligent with their investigation into this matter and ensured that no stone was left unturned in the pursuit of justice.

Despite the outcome of the trial, we express our appreciation to and commend the prosecution for their unwavering commitment to presenting the evidence deliberately and establishing a compelling case.

We respect the integrity of the judicial process and accept the court's decision.

It is important to remember that while the court has reached its verdict, this case has brought great grief and loss to the family and loved ones of Mr. Bascome.

We extend our deepest sympathies to them during this difficult time. Their pain and loss are immeasurable, and our thoughts and support remain with them.

We appeal for the community to remain vigilant and support one another during this healing process. It is essential that we come together as a community to show empathy and understanding, as we navigate the aftermath of this trial.

While there are currently no further suspects in this matter, the Bermuda Police Service encourages anyone who may have additional information that could bring closure to this case to come forward and make contact with us."

Drugs Seizure: Investigation Ongoing

Mon, 2024-01-15

The Bermuda Police Service has commenced an investigation into the discovery of multiple cannabis cultivation plots in the eastern end of the island.

Police were alerted to the location of a “grow site” in the St. George's area on Friday, January 12th, 2024.

Officers attended the location and further inquiries led to the discovery of additional sites.

One hundred and thirty-eight mature plants have been seized so far, and the investigation into this matter remains ongoing.

We urge anyone with information about cannabis cultivation or drug supply in their community to call the main police number, 295-0011. You may also share the information with a police officer you know or, via the Community Reporting Portal at, https://portal.police.bm.

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