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Money Recovered

Tue, 2024-03-12

On Sunday, March 10, 2024, the Bermuda Police Service seized a significant amount of money which was discovered in the area of Church Bay Park, Southampton.

We are currently attempting to identify who the owner may be.

Should you have misplaced any money in the Church Bay Park area of Southampton, please get in touch with Acting Detective Chief Inspector Jason Smith of the Specialist Investigations Department via 717-0864 or email jsmith2@bps.bm.

Inquiries Continue After Southampton Collision Tuesday Morning [Updated]

Tue, 2024-03-12

Inquiries continue regarding a collision that occurred around 7am Tuesday, 12th March 2024 on Middle Road in Southampton, near the junction with Granaway Lane.

Details remain limited at this time. However, it appears that a truck collided with the rear of a trailer, which was being towed by another truck.

Apparently one male was hurt and taken to King Edward VII Memorial Hospital via ambulance for treatment of a leg injury.

An update on his medical condition is anticipated in due course.

Traffic was reduced to one lane for approximately one and a half hours, with delays for morning commuters in the area, until the damaged vehicles could be cleared from the scene.

Any witnesses are encouraged to call 211.

Update: Wednesday, 13th March - It now appears that a collision reported around 7am Tuesday, 12th March 2024 on Middle Road in Southampton, near the junction with Granaway Lane, occurred when a light truck driven in the westbound lane collided with the rear of a trailer attached to a heavy truck, which had stopped in the westbound lane.

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

At the time, the heavy truck and trailer were stationary while a small crane was unloaded into the nearby bus layby.

The passenger of the light truck, said to be a 44-year-old male guest worker, was temporarily trapped in that vehicle before being extricated by firefighters.

It is understood that after transport to hospital via ambulance, he received treatment for injuries to his legs and was later discharged.

No one else was hurt in the collision.

Inquiries are ongoing and any witnesses should call Constable Ryan Swan on 211 or e-mail rswan@bps.bm.

Commissioner of Police’s Public Appeal After Recent Firearms Incidents

Tue, 2024-03-12

Commissioner of Police Darrin Simons – “The Bermuda Police Service (BPS) is appealing for the public to provide any information they may have regarding recent firearms incidents in our community.

When we work together, the evidence of our success is clear.

Information provided by members of the public resulted in arrested suspects and recovered evidence for two recent firearms incidents. Thankfully, neither of these resulted in injury.

Early this past Sunday morning, officers attended a confirmed shooting outside a popular establishment on Court Street, Pembroke. A 38-year-old man sustained multiple gunshot wounds. His injuries are not considered life threatening but he remains in hospital.

No one called the police to report this incident. A police officer on duty at the Hamilton Police Station happened to hear the gunshots and alerted colleagues.

Early indications are that the rapid response by officers and their life-saving actions may well have prevented a more tragic outcome.

It is understandable that residents would feel some unease in light of these brazen acts of criminality.

I wish to assure the public, the Bermuda Police Service remains unrelenting in our efforts at making Bermuda safer.

There is now a heightened presence on the streets with officers from Community Policing redeployed to general patrol duties until the end of April. That redeployment is in addition to stepped up enforcement activity by the Gang Unit, the Police Support Unit, and the Roads Policing Unit.

However, we also need you to do your part by reporting criminal activity that may be taking place in your neighbourhoods, or that you are otherwise aware of.”

Public Urged Not to Circulate Video Clip of Court Street Firearm Incident

Tue, 2024-03-12

The Bermuda police service is aware of a video clip of the firearms incident which occurred on Court Street in the early hours of Sunday, March 10, 2024, now being circulated on social media.

We wish to remind that this matter remains under investigation and sharing these images could hamper that investigation.

Not to mention, the images are quite disturbing and would no doubt be of concern to the victim and those close to him.

We strongly urge that should you receive this video clip, you immediately delete it from your device and not share it on.

Male Motorcyclist Hospitalised After Collision With DPT Bus

Mon, 2024-03-11

Around 9:20am Saturday, 9th March 2024, a reported two vehicle collision occurred on Harrington Sound Road in Hamilton parish, near the junction with Quarry Road.

It appears that a head-on collision involving a motorcyclist and a Department of Public Transportation (DPT) bus in the Shark Hole Hill area, resulted in the rider being temporarily trapped under the front of the bus, while still on the motorcycle.

The injured motorcyclist, understood to be a 29-year-old Pembroke man remained conscious throughout, as passengers from the bus assisted him until he could be extricated and transported to King Edward VII Memorial Hospital via ambulance for treatment.

At last check he remained hospitalised, with injuries that were considered non-life threatening.

The bus driver and passengers were not hurt. However, both vehicles involved were damaged.

Inquiries continue regarding the circumstances of this collision and any witnesses are encouraged to call Constable Tyler Nelmes on 211, or e-mail tnelmes@bps.bm.

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.

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