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Registered Owners: Please Claim Impounded Vehicles by 6th November

Tue, 2023-10-17

The Bermuda Police Service (BPS) currently has 57 motorcycles in its Prospect, Devonshire impound. About half, 29, are listed as recovered stolen motorcycles.

Our priority, as always, is to return these vehicles to their rightful owners.

Prior to public notification, several attempts are made by the BPS Impound Office to contact the registered owners of impounded vehicles.

Unfortunately, such efforts are often unsuccessful, due to available contact information being out of date.

Members of the public are encouraged to review the list of registration numbers in the Official Gazette notice on the Government of Bermuda’s website, to identify any vehicle that may belong to them.

The notice can be found at:

Registered owners may reclaim their vehicles by contacting the BPS Impound Office, Monday to Friday between 9am and 5pm, at telephone number 247-1751.

Any vehicle not claimed within 21 days, (by 6th November 2023), will be disposed of, in accordance with the Police Property Act, 1921.

It should also be noted that under the law, the BPS does not have the authority to sell impounded vehicles to the general public.

Burglaries Update: 12 Arrests, Suspected Stolen Property Recovered

Tue, 2023-10-17

As investigations continue into the spate of smash and grab burglaries, which have impacted a number of businesses across the island, the Bermuda Police Service (BPS) wish to remind members of the public, it is a crime to purchase or receive stolen goods.

Teen Male Arrested, Suspected Illegal Drugs Seized

Mon, 2023-10-16

An 18-year-old man was arrested and a quantity of suspected illegal drugs recovered by police over the weekend.

Officers conducting traffic checks near the junction of Union Street and Parsons Road, Pembroke, shortly after 11:30 p.m. on Saturday, 14th October 2023, signalled a motorcycle rider to stop.

The rider ignored the officers and rode in a dangerous manner along Parsons Road before entering the City of Hamilton.

Officers followed the subject, who made his way to Bulls Head car park, where he abandoned the bike and was eventually arrested, as he attempted to leave the area on foot.

The subject was searched and found to be in possession of several small twists containing suspected cannabis and cannabis resin, a scale, a quantity of cash, as well as a knife.

A subsequent search of the man’s residence resulted in the recovery of a quantity of suspected controlled drugs, drug equipment and cash.

The suspect is expected to appear before the courts in due course.

Two Males Arrested in Connection With Latest P-Tech Burglary

Mon, 2023-10-09

Shortly after 3:45 a.m. on Monday, October 9th, police officers on mobile patrol in the City of Hamilton, were alerted to suspicious activity at the P-Tech Electronics retail store. Officers attended the location and found the front door damaged. A search was made of the immediate area when officers observed a person dressed in dark clothing heading towards Par-La-Ville Park.

The subject got on a motorcycle and fled upon seeing police.

Several units responded and the subject, a 19-year-old male, was eventually arrested and transported to Hamilton Police Station.

A search of Par-La-Ville Park resulted in the arrest of a second suspect, a 28-year-old male, as well as the recovery of several electronic items believed to be stolen during the burglary.

“The BPS continues to work in partnership with the business owners of properties that have been recently targeted.”

“Some of the strategies being explored with the business owners are “Target Hardening” and “Early Notification and Response/Alerts."

Anyone with information on this incident is encouraged to contact the Criminal Investigations Unit at 247-1744.

Operation Hallikar: Contraband Seized, Two Arrested

Fri, 2023-10-06

On Thursday, 5th October, 2023, police conducted a joint Operation dubbed, “Operation Hallikar”, with HM Customs.

The Bermuda Police Service (BPS) Drugs Unit were called in after Customs Officers intercepted a shipment found to contain the controlled drugs cocaine, with an estimated street value in excess of BDA $180,000.

The BPS, Tactical Division and Drug Unit officers led by Detective Inspector Nidol Barker, later arrested a 40-year-old female, and a 36-year-old man in relation to this matter, and executed search warrants in Southampton Parish.

Acting Detective Superintendent, Sherwin Joseph, the officer currently in charge of the Crime Division stated: “This seizure has prevented a substantial amount of harmful drugs from being distributed into our community. We continue to work collaboratively with Customs, to identify and disrupt the importation and distribution, of illicit drugs on our island."

No further information will be provided at this time. The BPS Drugs Unit continues investigations into this incident.

Addressing Antisocial Behaviour After School in the City of Hamilton

Fri, 2023-10-06

As part of ongoing efforts to address the issue of anti-social behaviour involving schoolchildren in the City of Hamilton, the Bermuda Police Service (BPS), will be working in partnership with the Ministry of Education, private schools and shopkeepers in and around the Washington Mall area of the City of Hamilton with a view to reducing the incidences of anti-social behaviour.

Assistant Commissioner of Police (Operations) Martin Weekes stated, “the BPS are aware that it is a small minority of students from schools across the island that are causing these problems and not the majority of students or one individual school. We do not wish to be seen to blame all schoolchildren for the behaviour of a few or one school above others. The BPS will be working with all the schools to identify anyone seen on cameras to be committing offences and to put solutions in place.

Meetings are being arranged with the various stakeholders to discuss additional approaches which can be used to bolster measures which are already in place. Measures already implemented include school visits to talk about the avoidance of negative activity, peer mediation involving our dedicated school’ officer, as well as regular foot patrols within the City of Hamilton particularly in areas such as the bus terminal and Washington Mall, where students tend to gather.

The Ministry of Education as well as private school administrators have committed to meetings commencing next week to discuss options available.

However, key to the success of all this is the active involvement of parents. Parents are urged to make every effort to ensure their children are at home within a reasonable time following the dismissal of school and not simply “hanging out” in the city.

We appreciate some students are involved in extra-curricular activities come the end of the school day which may entail being in the city for some period. The focus should still be on ensuring they are out of the city and making their way home in as short a time as circumstances allow.

This is a community issue that we are all charged with addressing.

Let’s work together to ensure success."

Somerset Police Station Public Phone Service Disrupted

Thu, 2023-10-05

Please be aware that the station phone located outside the Somerset Police Station, which is used by members of the public to call for service after hours, is currently out of service.

Efforts are being made to have the service restored as quickly as possible.

In the interim, persons attending the Somerset Police Station seeking assistance are advised to call 295-0011 and we will respond accordingly.

We apologise for the inconvenience caused.



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