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Renewed Appeal: New Year’s Day Fatal Boat Crash Investigation

Thu, 2019-01-03

At last check this morning (January 3rd) the injured 30 year old man said to be from Smith’s parish – and believed to be the operator of the powerboat involved in the early morning New Year’s Day crash that claimed the life of 24 year old Mr. Adrian Hassell – was recovering in stable condition on a general ward at the hospital, after initially being treated in the Intensive Care Unit.

The investigation continues and the investigating officer is renewing the appeal for anyone who may have seen or spoken to Mr. Hassell on the evening of December 31st (New Year’s Eve) – particularly at City of Hamilton establishments Dog House or Pickled Onion on Front Street – as well as anyone who may have seen or spoken to the friends he was with that night.

Ten Motorists Arrested on Suspicion of Impaired Driving

Wed, 2019-01-02

A total of 10 motorists were arrested on suspicion of impaired driving from Friday night (December 28th 2018) until Tuesday night (January 1st 2019).

More than half of those arrested were caught at road sobriety checkpoints.

The main objectives of the road sobriety checkpoints are to help make the roads safer and ultimately save lives.

Fatal Boat Crash Investigation: Death of 24 Year Old Adrian Hassell

Wed, 2019-01-02

The Bermuda Police Service can now confirm the death of 24 year old Mr. Adrian Hassell and extends sincere condolences to his family and friends.

Mr. Hassell, believed to be a Sandys parish resident, was seriously injured when the private powerboat he was traveling in struck rocks near Lefroy House in Sandys parish around 4:40am Tuesday, January 1st (New Year’s Day).

Death at Sea [Updated]

Tue, 2019-01-01

At 4:41am police received a call from a staff member at Lefroy House, Lagoon Road, Sandys requesting medical assistance for a male who came knocking on their door for help.

Details are still unclear but it appears that 3 persons, two males and one female went on an excursion on an 18ft vessel and hit the rocks.

One of the males was unresponsive and subsequently taken to the hospital via ambulance where he later was pronounced dead.

Commissioner's New Year's Safety Message

Mon, 2018-12-31

Commissioner of Police Mr. Stephen Corbishley - Over the last 72 hours we have seen an increase in tensions between gangs on the island. This came to a head with the murder of Ronniko Burchall on Saturday morning.

At present a 31 year old man has been arrested in connection with this matter and a full investigation has commenced by the Serious Crime Unit.

Over the next few days the public can expect to see heightened levels of policing activity throughout the island, and there may be some inconvenience as officers engage the public.

The Shooting of Ronniko Rodney Burchall at St. David’s Cricket Club

Sun, 2018-12-30

Acting Inspector of the Serious Crime Unit Jason Smith - On Friday 28 December 2018, St David’s Cricket Club held their annual Christmas party for their members and supporters at the clubhouse in St David’s.

About 1:40am Saturday morning 29th December while patrons were socializing and enjoying the festivities, a male brandishing a firearm shot 30-year old Ronniko Rodney Burchall multiple times as he stood outside of the cricket club. The suspect left on foot and it is believed that he ran towards the general area of Cashew City, St. David’s.

Shooting at St. David's Cricket Club [Updated]

Sat, 2018-12-29

Police responded to a report of a firearms incident that took place at 1:40am in St David's.

Upon police arrival it was ascertained that a male was standing outside of the St. David's Cricket Club when a man walked up and shot him.

The suspect left the area and the victim was taken to the hospital via the ambulance and his condition is unknown at this time.

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