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Two Hand Guns Recovered

Two Hand Guns Recovered  Assistant Commissioner of Police Mr. Martin Weekes - The Bermuda Police Service (BPS) have recovered two handguns this week both thanks to assistance form the public. The first recovery was made on Tuesday 7th August, when a member of the public discovered a hand gun in the St. David’s area and alerted police. The second recovery was made on Wednesday 8th August after a member of the public alerted police to a hand gun found in the waters off of South Shore. Investigations have commenced into both incidents, the weapons have been processed and are currently being forensically examined to ascertain whether they have been used in the commission of crimes.  A total of 5 firearms have been recovered by the BPS since January 2018 and we would like to take this opportunity to thank those members of the public who have assisted police with these recoveries.  We would like to encourage anyone who may have information regarding these two firearms or any knowledge of other firearms to contact police on 295-0011 or by calling the confidential Crime Stoppers number 800-8477.  



Investigation Into Chain Snatching Incidents

Police are currently investigating two incidents of chain snatching, which took place on South Road yesterday 7th August, in a short space of time. Around 10:00am the male victim was travelling east along South Road, Paget near Stovell Lane, when two men on a motorcycle road alongside victim, grabbing ahold of the chain around his neck. They were unsuccessful in their attempt to take the chain, but were able to make good on their escape, traveling in an easterly direction along South Road.



Police Daily Report 6th August 2018

Altercation at Paradise Lakes The Bermuda Police Service is aware of several videos circulating on social media in relation to an altercation on the water in the area of Paradise Lakes shortly after 8pm on Sunday 5th August. As a result of this incident, two men and a woman attended KEMH and were subsequently released following treatment. There were numerous individuals on several marine vessels in the area at the time. Police are interested in speaking to those individuals who were in the immediate vicinity of the altercation and also anyone who may have video footage of the incident. Anyone with any information should call the Criminal Investigation Department on 247-1044 or the confidential Crime Stoppers line on 800-8477.  



Cup Match Holiday Report

As of 9:00 am on Saturday, August 4, 2018, the Bermuda Police Service can report that there were no major incidents island-wide. We would like to advise the public that the police will continue their highly visible presence on our roads and waterways for the duration of the holiday period.  People should obey all waterway and road laws and be reminded that drinking and driving or riding under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol is prohibited. During the period between Wednesday, August 1st at 11:00pm and Friday, August 3rd at 11:00pm, there were nine collisions, four of those collisions resulted in injury. Seven people were arrested for driving under the influence, two people arrested for drugs, nine people arrested on warrants and one high speed chase.    



Taylor Grier Murder Investigation

Murder of Taylor Matthew Grier Speaking notes of Acting Chief Inspector Arthur Glasford At around 10:00pm on Friday, July 27, 2018, whilst Court Street was bustling with individuals enjoying a beautiful evening, the calm of the night was interrupted when two men on a motorcycle wearing dark clothing and full face visor helmets descended south on Tills Hill in the area of Elliot Street. The gunman got off the motorcycle and approached a group of men congregating in the area and began to open fire.  The crowd rapidly dispersed, however, two men were caught in the gunfire.  The gunman and his accomplice then got onto their motorcycle and traveled north on Court Street turning east onto Angle Street before making good their escape.  Both victims were rushed to KEMH via ambulance.  Sadly, the 30-year-old Taylor Matthew Grier was pronounced dead at the hospital at 10:23 pm. A 55-year-old man is currently in the hospital being treated for what is believed to be non-life threatening injuries.



Daily Report 25th June 2018

Theft from Marine Vessels Over the last few weeks a number of personal water craft as well as commercial vessels have been broken into and had items taken from vessels. In some cases, large amounts of alcohol, boat parts and other valuables such as fishing equipment have been removed and these occurrences have been island wide. Police are advising the public to lock and secure your valuables and where possible remove those items from your vessels. We are also requesting that if you see anyone acting suspiciously please make note of the vessel, get a  description of the suspects and notify 2950011.”  



REGIONAL COOPERATION IN DRUG ARREST

In December 2016, The Bermuda Police Service arrested two Canadians nationals for the importation of the potent and dangerous controlled drug fentanyl from Canada to Bermuda. Members of The Organized & Economic Crime Department (OECD) of the Bermuda Police Service, working in partnership with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP), commenced a joint investigation to tackle transnational crime to suppress dangerous drugs from entering Bermuda and dismantle the conspiracy network involved. As a result of the joint investigation the RCMP have conducted an operation in the Greater Toronto Area which recently culminated in the arrest of eight (8) persons in Canada for various Conspiracy and Drug Trafficking charges. The 18 month joint investigation lead to the seizure of kilogram levels of Fentanyl, Cocaine, Methamphetamine, Cannabis, Counterfeit US currency, 12 handguns, ammunition, and a grenade. The joint inter-agency collaboration demonstrates that the Bermuda Police Service and their international law enforcement partners mutual commitment in tackling Transnational Crime. In an official RCMP news release, Inspector Donna Streeter, Officer in Charge - Toronto North Serious and Organized Crime Team said “Serious and Organized Crime in Canada is a multi-faceted and borderless problem impacting all.



Theft from Parked Cars

The Bermuda Police Service would like to advise the motoring public about a recent rise in thefts from parked cars particularly in the City of Hamilton. It appears that individuals are gaining entry into unlocked vehicles and rummaging through looking for anything of perceived value. In some cases thieves are removing “window rain guards” and forcing the windows down then gaining entry. Police are asking the public to do the following to lessen your chances of becoming a victim: 1. Ensure that you leave your vehicle locked and secured at all times. 2. Never leave anything of value in your car. 3. Where possible always leave your car in a well-lit area. 4. Ensure window rain guards are secured in your vehicle. 5. Report an suspicious activity to police    



Witness Appeal

The Bermuda Police Service is conducting an investigation into a 37 year old Jamaican national, who unlawfully exited the Arrivals Hall whilst being examined by HM Customs staff at the LF Wade International Airport around 1:08 p.m. on Tuesday 10th July, 2018. It is alleged that the male ran east along the Airport main road and onto the Causeway in St. Georges. The police are appealing to anyone who may have witnessed the incident, to contact Detective Sergeant David Bhagwan on 717-2042, alternatively on e-mail; dbhagwan@bps.bm  or on the Crime Stoppers confidential hotline 800-8477.



43 Year-old Man Arrested for Sexual Assault on a Minor

  The Bermuda Police Service can confirm that a 43 year old man has been arrested in relation to an allegation of sexual assault on a minor. Because of the nature of the offence(s) and the fact that there is an active investigation underway, no further comment can be made at this time. The Bermuda Police Service wishes to reassure everyone in the community that the Bermuda Police Service has a continuing commitment to safeguard children from harm and in particular incidents of a sexual nature. A full investigation is underway by officers of the Vulnerable Persons Unit within the Serious Crime Department. Members of our community are reminded that if they have information about, or believe they have been a victim of abuse or sexual assault, they should report the matter to the Police. All reports of this nature will be handled in a compassionate & confidential manner. The Vulnerable Persons Unit can be contacted on 247-1461, or 295-0011.    



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