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PRESS RELEASES

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Renewed Warning About Circulating Defamatory Social Media Messages

Friday, December 06,2019

The Bermuda Police Service is aware of a social media message circulating that incorrectly links a specific Customs officer to the recent arrest of a 41 year old man in relation to an ongoing investigation by law enforcement authorities in Canada. For the record, the ongoing investigation does not involve the individual whose profile photo is being circulated.



BPS Aware of Social Media Post About Unknown Man Following Young Girl

Thursday, December 05,2019

The Bermuda Police Service is aware of a social media post circulating online from a concerned mother about an unknown man saying hello to and following her daughter. Apparently the incident occurred around 4pm Wednesday, December 4th as the young girl walked to the Youth Library in the City of Hamilton.



Person of Interest: Chet Wilmot [Updated]

Thursday, December 05,2019

The Bermuda Police Service is seeking the public’s assistance in locating Chet Wilmot. Mr. Wilmot is wanted in connection with an ongoing investigation.Mr. Wilmot is between five foot six inches and five foot eight inches tall, light brown complexion and of medium build, weighing about one hundred and sixty pounds.He has salt and pepper hair worn in a low cut. Mr. Wilmot is known to frequent the Farm Lane and St. Mary’s Road areas of Warwick. Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Chet Wilmot is asked to contact the police Criminal Investigations Unit on 247-1744, the main police line on 295-0011 or the confidential Crime Stoppers number on 800-8477. Update: Tuesday, December 10th - The Bermuda Police Service would like to thank the public for their assistance in locating 57 year old Chet Wilmot. Mr. Wilmot, a person of interest in an ongoing investigation, has made contact with police.



Secret Shopper Scam & Money Laundering

Wednesday, December 04,2019

The Bermuda Police Service wishes to advise that members of the public who participate in the so called Mystery Shopper Scam may be engaging in money laundering activity. An act that is illegal and could result in jail time and or hefty fines. Money laundering is defined under sections 43-45 of the Proceeds of Crime Act as the offence of knowingly concealing, or assisting the acquisition of criminal property.



Two Police Officers Arrested & Suspended From Duty

Monday, December 02,2019

Commissioner of Police Stephen Corbishley – As you are aware, two police officers have been arrested and suspended pending the outcome of an ongoing investigation. Details of that investigation cannot be revealed at this time, as the matter may go before the courts. That notwithstanding, I note that any person subject of a criminal allegation is entitled to defend themselves accordingly and they are innocent until proven otherwise.



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