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Reported Serious Collision at Court Street & Dundonald Street [Updated]

Tue, 2022-04-19

Around 7:50am on Tuesday 19 April 2022, police and first responders were dispatched to a report of a two vehicle collision at the junction of Court and Dundonald Street City of Hamilton.

On arrival it was ascertained that both vehicles were traveling in opposite directions on Dundonald Street, when the male driver of a company van, attempted to make a right turn onto Court Street, crossing the path of a male motorcycle rider.

The motorcyclist was transported to King Edward Memorial Hospital for treatment of a suspected head injury. The van driver was not reported to be injured.

Traffic is being diverted at Court and Victoria Street and Court and Elliott Street junctions while the scene is being processed. Motorists are advised to use alternative routes.

Police are appealing for anyone who may have witnessed this collision to contact Constable Tashun Simons on 211 or tsimons2@bps.bm.

Update: Wednesday, 20th April - Thankfully, the motorcyclist hurt in a collision with a van Tuesday morning (19th April 2022) at the junction of Court Street and Dundonald Street in the City of Hamilton – understood to be a 26-year-old Pembroke man – has since been treated and discharged from hospital. The van driver was not injured. Inquiries regarding this collision continue and any witnesses are once again encouraged to call Constable Tashun Simons on 211 or e-mail tsimons2@bps.bm.

BPS Thanks Public After No Major Incidents Reported at Easter Events

Mon, 2022-04-18

Commissioner of Police Darrin Simons – “In keeping with the Easter holiday, observed this past weekend, there were several celebratory events put on across the island.

We are happy to report there were no major incidents reported at any of these events.

Our officers attended several of these functions and engaged with members of the community, many of whom expressed their support and encouragement for our efforts.

The Bermuda Police Service would like to take this opportunity to thank the community and particularly the various Community Clubs and Sports Clubs, which organised these very well attended social gatherings and worked with us, to ensure they all took place in true Bermuda fashion.

Fourth Road Fatality for 2022: 29-Year-Old Jason A. Lee

Mon, 2022-04-18

The Bermuda Police Service (BPS) can now confirm the death of 29-year-old Jason A. Lee, Bermuda’s fourth road fatality for 2022, and extends sincere condolences to his family and friends.

Mr. Lee was injured when the motorcycle he was riding collided with a truck and a wall on North Shore Road, Hamilton parish near Radnor Road around 3:30pm Tuesday, 12th April 2022.

The 29-year-old was transported via ambulance to King Edward VII Memorial Hospital, where while receiving treatment for what were determined to be life threatening injuries, Mr. Lee succumbed to those injuries in the Intensive Care Unit later Tuesday evening (12th April).

A BPS Family Liaison Officer continues to provide support to loved ones of the deceased at this time.

Constable Tavoris Douglas is currently investigating the circumstances of this fatal collision and members of the public with any relevant information are once again asked to call 211 or the main police number 295-0011. Constable Douglas can also be reached via his e-mail tdouglas@bps.bm.

Advisory: Success Factory Suspected Pyramid Scheme

Fri, 2022-04-15

The Bermuda Police Service, (BPS), has received reports of a suspected pyramid scheme under the name “Success Factory”, operating on the island. 

How the Scheme Works:

Investors are asked to join one of four levels of membership;

-  Basic (125 Euro)

-  Standard (250  Euro)

-  Super (500 Euro)

-  Ultra (1,000 Euro)

Members are recruited by invitation only and once accepted, they are encouraged to recruit others. 

The scheme also promotes the sale of so called “success products” to others. For each “success product” sold, the client receives 10% of the value of the sale.

Larger sales, mean an increased level status, which comes with rewards, such as free event tickets.

The operators of “Success Factory” also heavily encourage members to invest in ‘DagCoin’, a junk crypto currency.

However, members are reportedly unable to redeem their currencies for up to three years.

Detective Superintendent, Nicholas Pedro of the Serious Crime Unit warned, “This scheme bears many of the hallmarks of a pyramid scheme including, emphasis on recruiting, there is no genuine product or service being sold and there is a complex commission structure.

We urge you to avoid putting any money into Success Factory, you might think it’s worth something, but there is no supporting evidence to show that it does. From all appearances the only way to make money in this venture is to recruit people.”

Should you be approached by anyone attempting to recruit you into investing with “Success Factory”, please contact the BPS Financial Crime Unit on 295-0011.

Arrest Made in Connection With Murder of Laje Franklin

Thu, 2022-04-14

The Bermuda Police Service can confirm an individual has been arrested in connection with the ongoing investigation into the murder of Laje Franklin.

The subject remains in police custody at this time.

Detective Chief Inspector Peter Stableford said, “We appeal to members of the public who may have seen a group of motor bikes leaving St. George around 11:00 pm on Tuesday 5th April 2022, to please get in contact with us.”

Again, anyone with any information on this incident should call 211, 295-0011, Crime Stoppers on 800-8477 or, share that information with a police officer you’re comfortable speaking with.

Meanwhile, the two men arrested in relation to the murder of Che Jennings, have been released on police bail.

Acting Superintendent Laws Completes Multi-Agency Gold Incident Command Workshop

Wed, 2022-04-13

As the Bermuda Police Service seeks to ensure continued best practice throughout its ranks, Acting Superintendent, Jerome Laws, recently attended a Multi-Agency Gold Incident Command, (MAGIC), workshop in Miami, Florida, USA.

The training, conducted between March 28th – 31st 2022, was facilitated by the Foreign Commonwealth Development Office for the British Overseas Territories of Anguilla, Bermuda, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Monserrat, and Turks and Caicos.

The MAGIC training aims were to develop delegates' confidence, understanding and ability to perform the role of Gold Commander by planning, implementing and reviewing a multi-agency strategy to ensure the timely resolution of a major incident or civil emergency.

The training provided a legislative and practical framework for strategic level command in emergencies and major incidents, where a multi-agency response is required.

Fourth Road Fatality for 2022 [Updated]

Wed, 2022-04-13

Shortly after 3:30 p.m. yesterday, Tuesday 12th April, 2022, police and other first responders attended a two vehicle road traffic collision, involving a motorcycle and a truck, at the junction of Radnor Road and North Shore Road, just west of the Crawl Hill Esso Service Station, Hamilton Parish.

The motorcycle rider, a 29-year-old male, complained of chest pain and possible head injuries.

He was transported via ambulance to King Edward VII Memorial Hospital, where while receiving treatment for what were determined to be life threatening injuries, he succumbed to those injuries.

A Family Liaison Officer has been appointed to assist the family of the deceased during this difficult time.

An investigation into this matter, which marks the island's fourth road fatality of this year, has begun and anyone with information on this incident, is asked to call 211 or, the main police number 295-0011.

Update: Monday, 18th AprilThe Bermuda Police Service (BPS) can now confirm the death of 29-year-old Jason A. Lee, Bermuda’s fourth road fatality for 2022, and extends sincere condolences to his family and friends.

Mr. Lee was injured when the motorcycle he was riding collided with a truck and a wall on North Shore Road, Hamilton parish near Radnor Road around 3:30pm Tuesday, 12th April 2022.

The 29-year-old was transported via ambulance to King Edward VII Memorial Hospital, where while receiving treatment for what were determined to be life threatening injuries, Mr. Lee succumbed to those injuries in the Intensive Care Unit later Tuesday evening (12th April).

A BPS Family Liaison Officer continues to provide support to loved ones of the deceased at this time.

Constable Tavoris Douglas is currently investigating the circumstances of this fatal collision and members of the public with any relevant information are once again asked to call 211 or the main police number 295-0011. Constable Douglas can also be reached via his e-mail tdouglas@bps.bm.

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