LATEST NEWS, inside the BPS

Female Visitor Seriously Hurt in Hamilton Parish Rental Scooter Collision

Thu, 2023-09-28

Shortly before 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, September 27th, 2023, police and other first responders were dispatched to a single vehicle road traffic collision involving a female visitor on North Shore Road, near the junction with East Point Lane, Hamilton Parish.

The victim, who along with her husband arrived on board the cruise ship Carnival Magic, was reportedly traveling west on a livery cycle along North Shore Road, when she lost control of the vehicle and collided with an embankment. Her husband was apparently riding ahead of her, on another livery cycle, at the time.

She sustained multiple injuries to the head and body and was unresponsive, but breathing, while being attended to at the scene by EMTs.

She was subsequently transported by ambulance to King Edward VII Memorial Hospital, where at last check, she was conscious and alert and continued to receive treatment for her injuries which are considered serious, but non-life-threatening.

There were delays as a result of the collision, with traffic being diverted away from the scene which remained closed for just over an hour, while being forensically processed.

The Bermuda Police Service wish to thank the public for their understanding and cooperation during the temporary road closure.

An investigation into this collision is now underway and anyone with information is asked to contact P.C. Rhonda Pitt on 717-2120 or, via email

Two Suspected Stolen Motorcycles Recovered in Sandys Parish

Mon, 2023-09-25

Around 12:45pm Wednesday, 20th September 2023, police officers on mobile patrol along Long Bay Lane, Sandys parish encountered two men wearing helmets with dark coloured visors, each riding a separate motorcycle.

The officers’ attention was drawn to one of the motorcycles, which had no licence plate.

Both riders were stopped by police and as they were being spoken to, abruptly rode off together on one of the motorcycles, abandoning the other.

The two men were pursued, but eventually made good their escape in the Daniel’s Head Park, Sandys parish area.

The suspected stolen motorcycle they abandoned on Long Bay Lane was recovered.

The other suspected stolen motorcycle, used to flee from police, was later recovered in the School Crescent, Sandys parish area.

Inquiries regarding this matter continue and anyone with relevant information is encouraged to call 211 or e-mail

In addition, motorists that may encounter any suspicious activity regarding motorcycles – particularly motorcycles parked or being ridden with a missing or covered licence plate – are urged to contact police at the earliest opportunity.

Members of the public are also reminded that they can report stolen motorcycles via the Bermuda Police Service community reporting portal at

Man Arrested After Firearm, Ammunition & Suspected Illegal Drugs Seized

Sun, 2023-09-24

A 24 year old man has been arrested after he was found to be in possession of a firearm and ammunition as well as a quantity of suspected illegal drugs.

Following the execution of a warrant at the suspect’s residence, a number of items believed to have been stolen along with drug equipment and an amount of suspected illegal drugs were recovered.

The suspect remains in police custody and a court appearance is anticipated.

No further information will be provided at this time.

Teen Arrested on Suspicion of Motorcycle Theft

Fri, 2023-09-22

Police officers were on mobile patrol on South Road in Paget around 1:45 a.m. on Friday, September 22nd, 2023, when they observed a male riding a motorcycle heading west, near Paraquet Restaurant, using his foot to push another bike, which was believed to have been stolen, also ridden by a male.

Upon seeing the officers, the rider of the suspected stolen bike jumped off and got on the back of the the other bike.

The men failed to stop when called on to do so by the officers and sped off before they were seen again near Tribe Road No. 5.

The rider lost control of the bike as he again sped off, throwing the pillion passenger off in his attempt to make good his escape.

After a short foot chase the pillion passenger, a 19-year-old male, was arrested on suspicion of bike theft.

Officers were also able to ascertain the identity of the rider said to be a fifteen-year old male and an arrest is imminent.

Rider Arrested After Failing to Stop at Speed Check, Police Officer Injured

Thu, 2023-09-21

Around 8:20pm on Thursday, September 21st, 2023, uniformed police officers from the Roads Policing Unit were conducting speed checks on North Shore Road near the junction with Grace Lane, Pembroke Parish.

The officers attempted to stop a motorcycle clocked at 74 KPH travelling west on North Shore Road.

A police officer in uniform and standing in the roadway signaled for the rider to stop.

The rider, a male, failed to do so. Two other officer on marked motorcycles, one with emergency lights only, on, the other with emergency lights and sirens on, followed and attempted stop the rider.

He again failed to stop and continued travelling at a high rate of speed.

As the cycle approached the junction with Overview Hill, the driver suddenly decelerated and attempted a left turn onto Overview Hill, the police bike was unable to stop in time and collided with the rear tire of the cycle. Causing both cycles to come to a stop.

The officer sustained minor injuries to his arms and right knee. The rider of the other bike was not injured.

He was arrested on suspicion of dangerous driving.

A Traffic Collision Investigator and a member of the Forensic Support Unit attended and processed the scene.

Meanwhile, the Bermuda Police Service (BPS) is aware of a video circulating on social media in which the person who recorded the video is accusing the police of wrongdoing in relation to this collision.

The video recording captures the aftermath of the incident, the cause of which is being investigated.

The BPS wish to appeal for anyone who witnessed the incident or who may have recorded images or video of the lead-up to the collision if not the collision itself, to please call the main police number, 295-0011.

Three Suspected Stolen Motorcycles Recovered in Two Separate Incidents

Tue, 2023-09-19

Around 11:35am Monday, 18th September 2023, police officers on mobile patrol in Warwick encountered two men on a motorcycle travelling along Spice Hill Road.

On seeing the police vehicle, the male rider sped away and was pursued by the patrol officers to Eastdale Lane, where the rider and pillion passenger abandoned the motorcycle they were on and escaped on foot in the Well Bottom area.

Apparently another male then rode off on the freshly abandoned motorcycle, heading along South Road.

He was pursued by an additional police unit on mobile patrol, until that rider ultimately abandoned the motorcycle in the vicinity of Lighthouse Road, also making good his escape on foot.

A search of the surrounding area resulted in the recovery of the suspected stolen motorcycle used. In addition, a second suspected stolen motorcycle was recovered nearby.

In a separate incident, police officers on mobile patrol in Warwick around 5pm Monday, 18th September 2023, encountered a male motorcyclist wearing an unfastened helmet travelling along Dunscombe Road.

As a result, the officers stopped the rider. However, while relevant checks were being conducted regarding the motorcycle, the man rode off.

He was pursued from Dunscombe Road on to South Road, before being stopped again by the same officers near Rocklands Road.

The rider, understood to be a 20-year-old Warwick man, was then arrested on suspicion of stealing the motorcycle he was riding, plus issued tickets for traffic offences including no driver’s licence and riding with an unfastened helmet.

The suspected stolen motorcycle used was also recovered.

Inquiries regarding both matters are ongoing.

Ongoing Witness Appeal: Saturday Night's Confirmed Firearm Incident

Mon, 2023-09-18

The investigation continues into the confirmed firearms incident which occurred in the area of Court Street and Elliot Street, Pembroke shortly after 11:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 16th 2023.

While forensic evidence was recovered at the scene, officers are still keen on hearing from members of public, particularly anyone who was among the large group of people who were at the location at the time the shooting occurred.

The suspects are described as two males wearing dark clothing, travelling on a dark coloured motorcycle.

One of the suspects reportedly discharged a firearm in the direction of a group of people who were gathered on the sidewalk.

They then rode off in the direction of Till’s Hill.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Sergeant Odessa Philip on 717-2193 or, via email

You may also call the independent and confidential Crime Stoppers number 800-8477 or, share the information with a police officer you know.



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