Fatal RTC

Sun, 2005-04-24

Around 3:20 this morning, Police attended a serious road traffic collision on South Road in Warwick near the junction with Rocklands Road. It appears that an auxiliary cycle was traveling east on South Road when the rider lost control of the vehicle, colliding with two taxis traveling in the opposite direction. As a result of the collision the victim, a 29 year old German national, sustained head injuries. He was pronounced dead at 4:35am by an on-call physician at the scene. No further information will be released until the deceased’s next of kin are notified.

Sudden Death

Around 8:30pm on Sunday, Police attended a reported sudden death at a North Shore Road, Pembroke residence. It appears that the victim, a 44 year old Pembroke man (Canadian national), was lowering a boom on to a dock approximately 8' below when he fell, landing on the dock. The boom then fell on top of the victim’s head. He was pronounced dead at the scene by an on-call physician. Inquiries into this incident are underway. No further information will be released until the deceased’s next of kin are notified.


Around 10:10pm on Sunday, Police attended a reported robbery on South Road in Warwick, near the junction with Camp Road. On arrival officers spoke to the four female victims, who are Canadian visitors to the island. The women (ranging in age from 32 – 42 years old) stated that they were walking along South Road around 9:30pm when one of the women noticed that someone was walking behind them. The women moved to side of the road to let the man pass, as he was walking faster than they were. Instead, the man grabbed a purse from one woman and knocked over another, punching the second victim about the body. A member of the public stopped to assist the visitors and the culprit then made good his escape on foot towards Chaplin Bay. Police immediately searched the surrounding area for the culprit, but were unsuccessful in locating him. The suspect is described as a brown skinned male, approximately 6’ tall wearing a white long sleeved shirt and a white baseball cap with a logo on the front. He is believed to be in his 30s. Two of the women were taken to KEMH for treatment; a 32 year old Canadian national for abrasions to her forehead, leg and arms and a 35 year old Canadian national for observations. Both were subsequently released. Police are appealing for any witnesses to this incident or anyone with any information to contact PC Arthur Dill on 295-0011.

Weekend Activity

Over the weekend 4 people were arrested for impaired driving and there were 8 incidents of breaking and entering. There were also 15 damage only road traffic collisions and 9 road traffic collisions resulting in injury.