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HELP BRING CLOSURE TO DANSHUN'S FAMILY

Thu, 2020-08-27

Today, marks the second anniversary of the murder of Danshun Swan, who was stabbed to death shortly after midnight on Monday 27th August 2018.  

Danshun had attended a party at the Southampton Rangers Club and was stabbed when he attempted to break up a fight that had taken place outside the club premises on South Road.

There was a large crowd that witnessed the fight and many witnessed the fatal stabbing.

The investigation into Dashun’s murder, is at a critical stage and there is the potential of it being solved and those responsible being brought to justice and providing closure to his family and loved ones, who continue to grieve the loss of their son, brother and friend.

Road Traffic Offences

Tue, 2020-08-25

The BPS can report that last week saw Traffic offenders contribute just over eighteen thousand dollars to the government coffers after appearing in Magistrates Court.

Offenders who appeared before the Courts incurred fines for a slew of traffic offences including driving whilst impaired, driving unlicensed and uninsured vehicles, and no driver’s license.

Speeding Fines were also heavily represented, with excessive speeds recorded, ranging from 61Kmph, to 82Kmph.

Reflecting on these figures, Inspector Charlene Thompson, the officer in charge of the Roads Policing Unit, (RPU), said: “Officers from the Roads Policing Unit are not happy handing out tickets or bringing people to court. We would much prefer to be handing out rewards for safe driving, as we have with our bottled water campaign, which was started last weekend”.

Road Traffic Offences

Tue, 2020-08-25

The BPS can report that last week saw Traffic offenders contribute just over eighteen thousand dollars to the government coffers after appearing in Magistrates Court.

Offenders who appeared before the Courts incurred fines for a slew of traffic offences including driving whilst impaired, driving unlicensed and uninsured vehicles, and no driver’s license.

Speeding Fines were also heavily represented, with excessive speeds recorded, ranging from 61Kmph, to 82Kmph.

Reflecting on these figures, Inspector Charlene Thompson, the officer in charge of the Roads Policing Unit, (RPU), said: “Officers from the Roads Policing Unit are not happy handing out tickets or bringing people to court. We would much prefer to be handing out rewards for safe driving, as we have with our bottled water campaign, which was started last weekend”.

Daily Report 20th August 2020

Thu, 2020-08-20

Approximately 9:20 a.m. on Wednesday, 19th August, police officers were on mobile patrol in Warwick when they observed plants they believed to be the controlled drug cannabis being grown in flower pots at a Pearman’s Hill, West residence. 

Following enquiries, it was determined the plants belonged to a 22-year-old male occupant of the residence.

A search of the occupant’s apartment resulted in the discovery of a quantity of suspected cannabis as well as dug equipment.

The occupant was subsequently arrested and detained. 

COVID-19 Emergency Powers

Wed, 2020-08-12

As of 5th August 2020, the Bermuda Police Service has been granted an additional power under the Public Health (COVID-19 Emergency Powers) Amendment (No. 3) Regulations 2020. This section reads:

(3A) A police officer of the rank of superintendent or above may, upon reasonable belief that a contravention of these Regulations has occurred on a
licensed premises, order any licensed person, his servant or his agent carrying on business at the licensed premises, to close the licensed premises for a period not exceeding 24 hours.

In the interest of transparency, we would like to notify the public of this section of law and that we will be addressing such breaches accordingly.

Burglary Prevention

Wed, 2020-08-12

Following recent reports of burglaries and prowlers at residential premises, home owners are reminded to observe a few basic crime prevention measures, in order to minimise the attraction and impact of these acquisitive crimes.

Detective Sergeant Clifford Roberts of the BPS Crime Division stated: “Simple measures such as ensuring the locks on your windows and other access points are properly installed and functioning, outdoor lighting is properly secured and in good working order. 

installing motion activated outside lighting, installing or refreshing existing alarm systems and/or CCTV helps in target hardening your property and can certainly go a long way in deterring criminals from selecting your premises.

Man Stabbed on Union Street, Pembroke

Wed, 2020-08-12

Around 10:00 a.m on Sunday, 9th August, a passersby observed a male, with what appeared to be stab wounds on Union Street in Pembroke.

The 60-year-old male was transported to King Edward VII Memorial Hospital, via private car and was admitted for treatment to multiple stab wounds.

However, his injuries were deemed to be non-life threatening.

Based on information received in relation to this incident, police attended a Pembroke property to conduct enquiries and subsequently arrested a 69-year-old male who is now assisting with the investigation into this matter.

Any member of the public who may have been in the area of Union Street, Pembroke, around 10:00 a.m. on Sunday, 9th August and may have witnessed two males involved in a dispute, is asked to contact the Criminal Investigations Unit, (CIU), on 247-1744 or, the independent and confidential Crime Stoppers number at 800-8477.

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