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BPS Officers Assist With Cayman Islands Royal Visit Security Detail

Fri, 2019-04-05

Four members of the Bermuda Police Service (BPS) have recently returned from the Cayman Islands, after spending a week working alongside the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service (RCIPS) as Close Protection Officers (CPO), during an official Royal visit on the 27th and 28th of March.

The officers had the distinct honour and privilege of being deployed as part of the security detail to His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall, during the Royal couple’s Cayman leg of their Caribbean tour.

Roberto Marques Ordered to Forfeit $179,240

Fri, 2019-04-05

Acting Superintendent Nicolas Pedro: "In October 2017, Roberto Marques [a Customs officer at the time] was convicted with another man for supplying cocaine along with other offences.

On Thursday 4th April 2019 in the Supreme Court of Bermuda, Justice Carlisle Greaves presided over a confiscation hearing for Mr. Marques.

The Financial Crime Unit of the BPS presented evidence that found that Marques had benefitted from his criminal activity over a six-year period valued at over $255,000.

Man Hurt in Industrial Accident in Southampton

Thu, 2019-04-04

Shortly after 7am this morning [4-April] first responders attended the Port Royal Golf Course in Southampton, to a report of an industrial accident.

It was reported that a 48-year-old groundsman was operating a tractor style mower, when he placed his hand inside of the machine attempting to remove some debris. As a result, several fingers were severed from his left hand. The man was conveyed to King Edward VII Memorial Hospital via ambulance and is currently being treated for his injuries, which are not believed to be life threatening.

Sudden Death on Diverted Flight

Wed, 2019-04-03

Around 12:55am on Wednesday, 3rd April, first responders attended L.F. Wade International Airport regarding a flight diversion to Bermuda, after a reported medical emergency.

Jet Blue flight #1562, originally departed Barbados en route to New York, but was diverted to Bermuda after a 63-year-old woman became unresponsive during the flight. The woman was transported to King Edward VII Memorial Hospital via ambulance where she was later pronounced dead.

Man Arrested in Connection With Stolen Motorcycle

Mon, 2019-04-01

On Sunday March 31st a complainant reported putting their motorcycle up for sale on an online “sale site.” This resulted in two individuals attending his residence asking to take the cycle for a test drive.

The males took the cycle however they never came back. Acting on specific information one of the males was arrested in connection with the incident and the investigation is ongoing.

Upcoming Road Sobriety Checkpoints: April 5th – 7th

Fri, 2019-03-29

The Bermuda Police Service would like to advise the public that the next series of road sobriety checkpoints (as specified in the Official Gazette Notice Thursday, March 28th) will be conducted starting next Friday, April 5th.

The checkpoints will be in effect in Hamilton parish, Devonshire, Pembroke, Paget, Warwick and Southampton on Friday, April 5th, Saturday, April 6th and Sunday, April 7th.

Third Road Fatality of 2019: 51 Year Old Anthony Shawn Smith

Wed, 2019-03-27

The Bermuda Police Service can now confirm the death of 51 year old Mr. Anthony Shawn Smith and extends sincere condolences to his family and friends.

Mr. Smith – understood to be a Pembroke resident – was seriously injured when the motorcycle he was riding east crashed over an embankment on Palmetto Road, Devonshire between Dock Hill and Parsons Lane around 3:40am Tuesday, March 26th.

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