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Investigation Underway After Man Shot & Injured on Court Street [Updated]

Sun, 2024-03-10

Police are investigating a confirmed firearms incident which took place in the area of Court Street and Elliott Street outside the Spinning Wheel night club, around 12:15 AM on Sunday, March 10, 2024.

Initial reports indicate one male sustained multiple gunshot wounds.

He was transported by ambulance to King Edward VII Memorial Hospital and is currently receiving treatment for his injuries.

There were several people in the area when the incident occurred and police are appealing for eyewitness or anyone who may have any information to call the main police number, 295-0011.

Update: Investigations continue into the firearms incident which occurred in the area of Court Street outside the Spinning Wheel night club on Court Street, Pembroke around 12:15 a.m. on Sunday, March 10, 2024.

A 38-year-old man who sustained multiple gunshot wounds in that incident remains in hospital, where he continues to receive treatment for his injuries, which are not considered life-threatening.

Court Street remained closed between Dundonald Street and Elliott Street for approximately four hours after the incident while the scene was forensically processed. Several spent shells were recovered.

It is understood that immediately after the shooting, two men dressed in dark clothing with dark tinted helmets were seen speeding along King Street on a motorcycle that did not have any number plates.

Investigators are particularly interested in speaking with anyone who may have seen individuals fitting this description in the area of Court Street and Elliott Street, Pembroke, shortly before or after the shooting.

We wish to thank those members of the public who have so far come forward with information on this incident.

However, we are aware there were several others who would have witnessed what happened and we ask that you or anyone with any information please contact Acting Detective Inspector Anneka Donawa on 717-2250 or via email, adonawa@bps.bm.

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

Alternatively, please provide the information using the police community reporting portal at, https://portal.police.bm or via the independent and confidential Crime Stoppers website at https://crimestoppers.bm and completing the anonymous crime reporting form.

Drug Seizure Arrests

Wed, 2024-03-06

On Sunday, March 3, 2024, Police arrested two foreign nationals were at L.F. Wade International Airport after Customs Officers discovered the visitors had in their possession, a large quantity of what is believed to be the controlled drug, cocaine.

A police spokesperson stated, "Drug smugglers go to great lengths to conceal drugs when entering our borders. We will continue to collaborate with our partners at our ports of entry to improve existing security and detection measures and protect our community.”

The items have been submitted to the government analyst for testing and an investigation into the seizure has now begun.

No further information will be provided at this time.

No Serious Injuries Reported After Two Vehicle Southampton Collision

Wed, 2024-03-06

Around 8:50pm Tuesday, 5th March 2024, a reported two vehicle collision occurred on Middle Road in Southampton, near the junction with Evans Bay Road.

Police, Bermuda Fire & Rescue Service as well as ambulance personnel responded.

It appears that a car and a truck were being driven in opposite directions along Middle Road when the collision occurred.

The car driver, understood to be a 72-year-old Warwick woman, was temporarily trapped in her vehicle, before being extracted by firefighters.

She was then transported to King Edward VII Memorial Hospital via ambulance for treatment of her injuries and later discharged.

The truck driver, said to be a 48-year-old Sandys parish man, was not hurt.

However, both vehicles involved were damaged.

There was traffic disruption in the area for approximately two hours while the scene was processed.

Any witnesses that have not already come forward are encouraged to call 211.

Firearm and Ammunition Recovered

Mon, 2024-03-04

Shortly after 12:30 a.m. on Monday, March 4, 2023, police officers were on mobile patrol along Park Lane Pembroke, when they approached a small group of people gathered in the area.

Upon seeing the officers, a male member of the group ran off and dropped a number of items as he fled.

Officers recovered the items, which included a firearm and a quantity of ammunition.

The subject was subsequently arrested after he was discovered hiding at a nearby residence.

An investigation into this matter is now underway.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Acting Detective Inspector, Anneka Donawa, on phone number 717-2250 or via email at adonawa@bps.bm.

You may also share the information with a police officer you know or by using the community reporting portal at https://portal.police.bm.

Alternatively, you may provide the information by visiting the independent and confidential Crime Stoppers website at https://crimestoppers.bm/ and completing the anonymous reporting form.

Some Parish Officers Temporarily Re-Deployed to General Patrol Duties

Wed, 2024-02-28

The Bermuda Police Service (BPS) wishes to inform the public that commencing Monday, March 4th, 2024, a number of Parish Officers will be re-deployed to general patrol duties.

This re-deployment will last until, Tuesday, April 30th, 2024 and is part of continued efforts to make Bermuda safer.

This means there will be limited access to your Parish Officers during the period mentioned.

The BPS apologises for any inconvenience this temporary change may cause, as we recognize the value that Parish Officers bring to our community.

We thank the public for their patience and understanding.

Meantime, should you need to contact the Parish Constables Office, please call, 247-1223 or, e-mail at,  parishes@bps.bm.

Confirmed Firearm Incident in Paget: No Reported Injuries

Tue, 2024-02-27

Detectives are currently investigating a confirmed firearm incident that occurred around 12:55am Tuesday, 27th February 2024, outside a Tribe Road Number 5, Paget home.

Bermuda Police Service (BPS) patrol officers responded and secured the scene.

Forensic evidence collected at that location confirmed that a firearm had been discharged.

However, there were no reported injuries.

So far, limited information indicates that two potential suspects were travelling together on a motorcycle in the area, at the time the gunshots were heard.

Paget residents that live along Tribe Road Number 5, or other members of the public with any information, no matter how insignificant it may seem, are urged to share it in confidence:

by calling Detective Inspector Jason Smith on 717-0864, or e-mailing jsmith2@bps.bm;

by calling Detective Sergeant Odessa Philip on 717-2193, or e-mailing ophilip@bps.bm;

by calling the Serious Crime Unit on 247-1739, or visiting the BPS community reporting portal at https://portal.police.bm.

Alternatively, individuals that can assist this investigation are encouraged to speak with a police officer they know, or provide anonymous tips through the Crime Stoppers Bermuda website at https://www.crimestoppers.bm.

‘Operation Holly’: Three Arrested, Cash & Suspected Drugs Seized

Tue, 2024-02-27

The Bermuda Police Service (BPS) issued a public advisory on 20th February 2024, concerning the suspected presence of fentanyl-laced heroin in the community, which has resulted in the hospitalisation of three individuals.

On Saturday, 24th February 2024, the BPS executed an operation dubbed ‘Operation Holly’, under the authority of the Misuse of Drugs Act.

Police officers from the Drug Unit, Tactical Department, and Criminal Investigation Unit participated in the exercise.

Three people have been arrested on suspicion of possessing a controlled drug with intent to supply, after police conducted search warrants at three residences in Pembroke Parish, seizing a quantity of suspected heroin, drug paraphernalia, and cash.

Superintendent Sherwin Joseph, Crime Division, emphasized, "The successful seizures have effectively disrupted a drug network operating in Bermuda and have contributed to the protection of our community from the harmful effects of illicit or dangerous drugs.”

The Bermuda Police Service remains committed to fostering a safe and secure environment for all residents.

Members of the public are reminded that should they have any information on criminal activity occurring in a community, please call the main police number, 295-0011, 211, or speak with a police officer whom they may know.

You may also provide the information via the BPS community reporting portal at https://portal.police.bm/.

Alternatively, you may submit anonymous tips via the independent and confidential Bermuda Crime Stoppers website, https://www.crimestoppers.bm.

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