LATEST NEWS, inside the BPS

Weekend Incidents

Mon, 2023-11-27

Robbery

Around 10:40 p.m. Friday, 24th November 2023, police received a report of a robbery at Four Star Pizza, Flatts.

Information is, an unknown male wearing all black clothing, a black helmet, a mask and gloves, entered the store and forced the cashier out of the way before he removed the cash from two registers.

The subject then fled the scene on a dark coloured motorcycle.

He rode off in a westerly direction along North Shore Road and made good his escape.

Police are asking anyone who may have any information on this incident to contact Detective Sergeant Lennox Ince on 717-2304 or, via email lince@bps.bm.

Arrest on Suspicion of Impaired Driving

Shortly after 3:45 a.m. Saturday, 25th November 2023, police officers on mobile patrol on Reid Street observed a disturbance, in the area of Bungalow 56 on Reid Street, City of Hamilton.

Upon seeing police, one of the men involved fled on a motorcycle while not wearing a helmet. The disturbance dissipated, and the male returned a short time later.

He however fled the scene riding a motorcycle, for a second time.

The subject was subsequently located on Court Street near Jamaican Grill and upon seeing police fled for a third time.

Officers then came across the male, who appeared to have lost control of his motorcycle and crashed by mounting the sidewalk near the junction of Two Way Mews and North Street, Pembroke.

He sustained non-life threatening injuries and was attended to at the scene by EMTs, before he was transported by ambulance to hospital for further treatment.

He was subsequently arrested on suspicion of driving while impaired.

Anyone with information on this incident is asked to contact Sergeant Marina Jn Pierre by calling the main police number 295-0011 or via email mjnpierre@bps.bm.

Confirmed Firearms Incident in Warwick [Updated]

Tue, 2023-11-21

Around 8:50 p.m. on Tuesday, November 21st, 2023, police received reports of several gunshots heard in the area of Cobbs Hill and the Railway Trail in Warwick.

Upon police arrival at the scene it was confirmed that a male had been shot.

He was transported by ambulance to King Edward VII Memorial Hospital for treatment for his injuries which are considered life threatening.

An investigation into this incident has begun and anyone with information is asked to call the main police number, 295-0011.

Update: The male injured in tonight’s confirmed firearms incident, in Warwick has sadly, succumbed to his injuries.

Industrial Accident Victim Identified

Thu, 2023-11-16

The Bermuda Police Service, (BPS), can now confirm the identity of the male Portuguese National who was fatally injured in an industrial accident which occurred last week, as 42-year-old Nelson Macedo.

Mr. Macedo was reportedly struck by a steel-beam shortly before 5:00 p.m. on Friday, November 10th, while he worked at a construction site, in St. George.

He was transported via ambulance to hospital for treatment for his injuries. Unfortunately, he passed away a short time later.

An autopsy is anticipated in due course.

This matter remains under investigation and anyone with information is asked to contact Police Constable Peter-Paul Taylor on the main police number, 295-0011 or via e-mail, ptaylor2@bps.bm.

Remembrance Day Holiday Weekend Policing Activity

Tue, 2023-11-14

During the Remembrance Day holiday weekend, the Bermuda Police Service (BPS) conducted proactive patrols throughout the island. A summary of BPS activity from 5pm Friday, 10th November 2023 until 5am Tuesday, 14th November 2023 is provided below.

Arrests

A total of 27 people were arrested (breakdown included below). Of the six impaired driving arrests, four motorists failed the alco-analyser test and two refused to take it.

Outstanding warrants = 12.

Impaired driving = 6.

Threatening words = 2.

Importation of a controlled drug = 1.

Possession of a controlled drug with intent to supply = 1.

Possession of a controlled drug = 1.

Burglary = 1.

Theft = 1.

Willful damage = 1.

Obtaining services by deception = 1.

Traffic Offences

A total of 84 traffic tickets were issued to motorists, for the following infractions.

Speeding = 37.

No vehicle licence =12.

No driver’s licence = 9.

Disobeying a traffic sign = 8.

No vehicle insurance = 7.

Driving while disqualified = 3.

Helmet offence = 2.

Manner of driving = 2.

Youth license offence = 2.

Mobile phone offence = 1.

Unsafe load = 1.

In addition, 27 motorist advice notices (official written warnings) were issued.

Public Advised Not to Circulate Sandys Parish Fatal Collision Video

Tue, 2023-11-14

The Bermuda Police Service is appealing to the public not to share any video footage of the most recent fatal road traffic collision, which occurred in Sandys Parish on Thursday, November 9th, 2023.

Sharing the video could potentially jeopardise the ongoing investigation into this matter.

Further, we ask that you adhere to fundamental values such as mutual respect, kindness and consider the impact on the family of the deceased at this time.

Consider how you would feel were it your relative, close friend or colleague seen in that video, particularly if viewing for the first time.

Should you receive the video, please delete it from your device and do not forward it on.

Fatal Industrial Accident [Updated]

Mon, 2023-11-13

Shortly before 5:00 p.m. on Friday, November 10th, 2023, police attended a report of an industrial accident at a construction site in St. George.

It was reported a 42-year-old male Portuguese National, was working at the site when he was struck by a steel beam.

EMTs attended and transported the injured male to King Edward VII Memorial Hospital for treatment for his injuries.

Unfortunately, he was pronounced dead, a short time later.

Officers from the Bermuda Police Service Forensic Support Unit visited and processed the scene.

Inquiries into this matter are ongoing.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Police Constable Peter-Paul Taylor on the main police number, 295-0011 or, via e-mail, ptaylor2@bps.bm.

The Bermuda Police Service extends condolences to the family of the deceased.

No further information will be provided at this time.

Update: Thursday, 16th NovemberThe Bermuda Police Service, (BPS), can now confirm the identity of the male Portuguese National who was fatally injured in an industrial accident which occurred last week, as 42-year-old Nelson Macedo.

Mr. Macedo was reportedly struck by a steel-beam shortly before 5:00 p.m. on Friday, November 10th, while he worked at a construction site, in St. George.

He was transported via ambulance to hospital for treatment for his injuries. Unfortunately, he passed away a short time later.

An autopsy is anticipated in due course.

This matter remains under investigation and anyone with information is asked to contact Police Constable Peter-Paul Taylor on the main police number, 295-0011 or via e-mail, ptaylor2@bps.bm.

Victim in Fatal RTC Identified

Mon, 2023-11-13

The Bermuda Police Service (BPS) can now confirm the identity of the victim in that fatal road traffic collision which occurred around 10:50 p.m. on Thursday, November 9th, 2023, as 48-year-old Filipino National, Lovella Cruz.

Ms. Cruz was riding her motorcycle east along Somerset Road, Sandys Parish, near the junction with Cricket Lane, when a motorcar traveling in the opposite direction crossed the centre line and the vehicles collided.

Ms. Cruz was transported via ambulance to King Edward VII Memorial Hospital for treatment for her injuries but sadly, was pronounced dead a short time later.

The motorcar driver, a 35-year-old Bermudian male, was not injured in the collision. He was subsequently arrested on suspicion of driving while impaired.

The investigation into this, the thirteenth road fatality for this year continues. Anyone with any information on this matter, is asked to contact Sergeant Anton Gilbert of the Roads Policing Unit on 717-2338 or via e-mail, agilbert@bps.bm.

We extend condolences to the family of the deceased.

A BPS Family Liaison Officer has been assigned to assist them during this difficult time.

BPS PHOTOS

BPS TWEETS

bps facebook

security advice for women

Reduce the risk of
becoming a victim of crime with
these simple tips.

Read More >>

robbery prevention

Take steps to reduce the
opportunities for criminals to steal.

Read More >>