Easter Holiday Policing

Tue, 2024-04-02

The Bermuda Police Service, (BPS) wish to take this opportunity to thank the public, for working with us to prevent any major incidents over the Easter holiday period.

There were numerous social events spread across the island and these took place without any incidents reported, or calls for police assistance to deal with any untoward situations or incidents of anti-social behaviour.

Still, there were a number of arrests made for various offences.

Troublingly, despite publicly highlighting via a press conference as well as social media along with traditional media, that there would be a heightened police presence across the island, including roadside sobriety checkpoints over the holiday weekend, 158 tickets were issued for traffic offences.

Of that figure, 117 were for speeding offences, with motorists clocked at speeds ranging from 60 KMH to 80 KMH. The other offences included no driver’s license, unlicensed and uninsured vehicle, illegal tint, disobeying traffic signs and use of cell phone while driving.

Troublingly, there were seven people arrested for driving while impaired.

The highest breathalyser reading recorded was 202.3 milligrams of alcohol in 100 millilitres of blood. That’s more than twice the legal limit of 80 milligrams/100 millilitres.


Shortly before 3:00 a.m. on Monday, April 1, 2024, police attended the King Edward VII Memorial Hospital in response to a report of a male that showed up seeking treatment for a knife wounds to his hand.

Investigations revealed the victim was walking to his car, which was parked on Angle Street, Pembroke, when he was allegedly approached by three unknown males, dressed in all black and traveling on two dark coloured motorcycles.

They allegedly demanded a chain he wore around his neck but he refused. A struggle reportedly ensued during which the male sustained lacerations to his hand.

No property was taken.

The suspects then rode off along Angle Street, onto Union Street and made good their escape.


On Sunday, March 31st, 2024, police received a report that three individuals dressed in all black clothing, black helmets, black gloves and wearing masks were in the area of Tamarind Vale Warwick, attempting to steal a motorcycle.

The individuals were approached by a member of the public and fled. Two on a motorcycle and one on foot. The suspects on the motorcycle dropped the bike but still managed to make good their escape.

Officers responded to the area and saw a male fitting the description of the suspects. Unable to give an account as to why he was in the area, he was arrested on suspicion of TWOC. He was taken to the Hamilton Police Station where he was also arrested on an outstanding warrant.

The bike dropped by the two other suspects, was subsequently recovered by officers. Checks revealed that it had been previously reported stolen.


Around 8:45 p.m. on Saturday, March 30, 2024, police and Bermuda Fire and Rescue Service (BFRS) personnel attended a report of a vehicle on fire on The Glebe Road, Pembroke.

On arrival, officers found a light truck engulfed. The fire was extinguished by BFRS.

Subsequent inquiries led to suspicions the fire was maliciously set.


Just before 12:30 a.m. on Saturday, March 30, 2024, police received a report that a male was waving a knife and threatening people in the area of Dundonald Street, Pembroke.

Officers on patrol located a male fitting the description of the subject on Victoria Street, near the Hamilton Police Station.

Officers engaged the subject who dropped a bag he had in his possession and ran off.

After a brief foot pursuit, the subject was apprehended at the intersection of Church Street/Court Street.

He was arrested for possession of a bladed article in a public place.

These matters all remain under investigation and anyone with information is asked to call the main police number, 295-0011 or 211.

You may also share the information with a police officer you know, or via the BPS Community Reporting Portal at, https://portal.police.bm.