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Reminder: Traffic Diversions, Parking Restrictions for Harbour Nights

Tue, 2018-05-15

The motoring public is reminded that the typical traffic diversions and parking restrictions remain in effect for this year’s weekly Harbour Nights in the City of Hamilton, which started on Thursday, April 26th and ends on Wednesday, August 29th.

The usual Wednesday evening traffic diversions (closed to vehicular traffic from 6:15pm until 11pm) include a section of Front Street between Court Street and Queen Street as well as a section of Burnaby Street between Reid Street and Front Street – while the usual Wednesday evening restricted parking areas (no parking from 4pm until 11pm) are on Front Street between Court Street and Queen Street as well as Burnaby Street between Reid Street and Front Street.

Female American Visitor Stable in ICU After Rental Scooter Crash [Updated]

Tue, 2018-05-15

Around 6:50pm Monday, May 14th police and fellow first responders were dispatched to a reported single vehicle rental scooter crash on Somerset Road in Sandys parish, near the junction with Morgan Hill.

It appears that the rider of a rental (50cc) scooter, believed to be a 44 year old South Carolina woman, was traveling west on Somerset Road when she struck a wall at the bottom of Scaur Hill and was thrown into the ocean approximately 15 feet below.

Man Arrested After Reported Disturbance Outside Woody’s in Sandys

Mon, 2018-05-14

Detectives are currently conducting inquiries regarding a reported disturbance outside Woody’s Sports Bar & Restaurant in Sandys parish that apparently occurred around 11:30pm Sunday, May 13th.

It appears that two men were involved in an altercation with two other men, resulting in two of the men being stabbed.

The individuals hurt – said to be a 47 year old Sandys parish man and a 45 year old Sandys parish man – were treated at the hospital for their injuries and later discharged.

Pedal Cyclist Hurt in Collision With Car Saturday Morning

Sun, 2018-05-13

Around 11:35am Saturday, May 12th police and fellow first responders attended a reported collision in the St. John’s Road, Woodlands Road, Cemetery Road Pembroke area.

It appears that the collision occurred as a male pedal cyclist riding along St. John’s Road attempted to negotiate the round-a-bout at that location and a car being driven along Cemetery Road also attempted to negotiate the round-a-bout.

Renewed Advisory After Recent ‘Chain Snatching’ Incidents

Fri, 2018-05-11

In the last week, two incidents of ‘chain snatching’ have been reported to police – with one of those incidents resulting in a man sustaining non-life threatening injuries.

In both instances the suspects and victims were men.

As a result of these latest incidents it is once again strongly recommended that members of the public consider not having their expensive jewellery on display in public and remain vigilant for any unknown or suspicious individuals approaching them.

Autopsy Confirms 4th Road Fatality of 2018: 84 Year Old Lois Simmons

Wed, 2018-05-09

The Bermuda Police Service can confirm that the autopsy of 84 year old Lois Simmons has been completed.

Results verify Ms. Simmons died of injuries caused when the car she was driving struck a tree in the vicinity of Barnes Corner, Southampton around 4:30pm Friday, May 4th.

As such, Ms. Simmons is officially the fourth road fatality of 2018.

Police Officer Arrested

Tue, 2018-05-08

Discipline Officer, Acting Deputy Commissioner of Police Martin Weekes - A 33 year old Smith's Parish resident who is a serving police constable, was arrested today by officers of the Organised, Economic Crime Department on suspicion of offences under the Bribery Act 2016. An investigation has commenced and further enquiries will follow. The Bermuda Police Service wishes to make it clear that it takes any allegation of bribery and corruption among its officers and staff extremely seriously and that all allegations will be thoroughly investigated and dealt with according to law.

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