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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,

Robbery Witness Appeal: Walker Christopher Jewellery Store

Sat, 2024-01-13

Around 1:12 p.m. on Saturday, January 13th, 2024, police received a report that a male had entered the Walker Christopher Jewellery store on Queen Street, in the City of Hamilton and used a hammer to smash a showcase.

The suspect then grabbed a quantity of jewellery and fled the scene on the back of a motorcycle driven by another male.

The suspect is described as about 5’10” tall, of stocky build.

The motorcycle rider was described as being approximately 6’2” tall and light complexioned.

An investigation into this incident is now underway.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Constable Dawn Hector by calling 515-2594 or via email

You may also call the Criminal Investigations Division on 247-1744.

Alternatively we encourage you to speak with a police officer you know or share the information by visiting the community reporting portal at

1st Road Fatality of 2024: 17-Year-Old Jeremiah Phillips

Mon, 2024-01-08

The Bermuda Police Service (BPS) can now confirm the identity of the victim in that fatal road traffic collision which occurred this past weekend, as 17-year-old Jeremiah Phillips.

Mr. Phillips succumbed to injuries sustained in the collision which occurred around 3:30 a.m. yesterday, Sunday, 7th January, 2024, on Verdmont Road, just south of the junction with Verdmont Valley Drive, Smith’s.

At the time, Mr. Phillips was riding a motorcycle with a pillion passenger travelling north along Verdmont Road.

He was negotiating a sweeping left hand bend when the motorcycle he was riding became involved in a collision with three other motorcycles travelling in the opposite direction.

His pillion passenger, a 15-year-old male, remains listed in critical condition in the Intensive Care Unit of the King Edward VII Memorial Hospital.

A 19-year-old male who was riding one of the other motorcycles involved in the collision was attended to at hospital for his injuries and discharged.

The BPS has begun an investigation into this matter and anyone with information, is asked to contact PC Victor Fishington on 717-0836 or, via e-mail at

You may also speak with a police officer you know or, call the main police number 295-0011.

A BPS Family Liaison Officer has been appointed to assist the family of the deceased during this difficult time.

We extend to them, our sincere condolences.

Car Overboard North Shore Road, Smith's Parish

Sun, 2024-01-07

Around 1:15 p.m. on Sunday, 7th January 2024, Police and Emergency Medical Services were dispatched to a single vehicle road traffic collision involving a private motor car on North Shore Road, Smith's near Penhurst Park.

It was reported that the motor car was traveling westwhen the driver lost control of the vehicle which, went through the railing and landed partly in the water near the dock at Penhurst Park.

The male passenger wastransported to hospital by fire personnel for treatment for his injuries which were not considered serious.

Fatal Collision Witness Appeal: 1st Road Death of 2024

Sun, 2024-01-07

Around 3:30 a.m. on Sunday, January 7th, 2024, police and other first responders were dispatched to a reported serious road traffic collision, involving four motorcycles, on Verdmont Road, just south of the junction with Verdmont Valley Drive, Smith’s.

One bike, ridden by a 17-year-old male with a 15-year-old male pillion passenger in tow, was reportedly traveling north on Verdmont Road toward Middle Road, when it was involved in a collision with the three other bikes which were all traveling in a southerly direction.

The rider and pillion passenger of the bike traveling north, sustained life-threatening injuries in the collision. The rider was unresponsive and EMTs began performing life-saving efforts as the two were transported by ambulance to King Edward VII Memorial Hospital for treatment.

Unfortunately, the rider succumbed to his injuries a short time later. At last check the pillion passenger was reported to be in critical condition.

The male 19-year-old rider of one of the other bikes sustained non-life threatening injuries to his hand and leg. At last check he was being attended to for his injuries at hospital.

The other two riders, also males, one 18-years-old, the other 19-years-old, were not reported to be injured.

An investigation into this, the first fatal road traffic collision of the year, has begun and anyone with information, is asked to contact PC Victor Fishington on 717-0836 or, via e-mail at  You may also speak with a police officer you know or, call the main police number 295-0011.



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