Sun, 2006-10-22

At 11am on Friday, Police attended a reported assault at a Railway Trail, Southampton residence. It appears that the victim, an 85 year old Southampton woman (a double amputee) was assaulted by a 26 year old Pembroke woman inside the home. The Pembroke woman allegedly punched the victim in the head following an argument. The suspect was then arrested, taken to Somerset Police Station and detained. She was subsequently bailed. The victim suffered only minor injury (facial swelling). Inquiries into this incident are underway.

Halloween Advisory

Halloween is almost upon us, and the Bermuda Police Service would like to remind the public that officers will be deployed before Halloween and during Halloween night to ensure that the occasion is enjoyed by all. As Halloween approaches we would also like to advise shopkeepers to be especially vigilant about whom they sell eggs to, and to be wary of individuals attempting to purchase large quantities of eggs. Let's all work together to make this Halloween a safe and uneventful one.

Weekend Activity

Over the weekend there were 8 people arrested on suspicion of impaired driving (2 women & 6 men, ranging in age from 20 - 43 years old; 6 of the individuals failed the alco-analyser test and 2 refused to take it, with 5 collisions occurring as a result of impaired driving) and 10 reported burglaries (1 in Smith's parish, 2 in Devonshire, 2 in Pembroke, 2 in Paget, 1 in Warwick and 2 in Sandy's parish). There were also 24 reported damage only road traffic collisions, 6 reported road traffic collisions resulting in injury and 11 reports of eggs being thrown at passing vehicles.