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Inquiries Underway After Two City of Hamilton Businesses Burglarised

Mon, 2022-05-23

The Bermuda Police Service (BPS) is currently conducting inquiries into two reported burglaries at City of Hamilton businesses.

P-Tech on Reid Street, near the junction with Queen Street, was burglarised around 1:40am Monday, 23rd May 2022. It appears that two men gained entry into the store.

Both suspects were said to be of slim build. However, one suspect was wearing light coloured pants, a dark coloured hooded jacket with the hood up, a baseball hat and dark coloured shoes with light coloured soles while the other suspect was believed to be wearing a green or grey hooded jacket with the hood up, dark coloured pants, light coloured shoes and a baseball hat.

At this time, it is understood that the two P-Tech intruders made good their escape with a quantity of electronic items.

The Terrace on Front Street was burglarised around 4:30am Monday, 23rd May 2022. It appears that a lone intruder wearing a helmet, dark coloured jacket and lighter coloured pants as well as a mask, gained entry into the premises.

So far, it is unclear what was removed from The Terrace bar and restaurant.

Both scenes were secured and forensically processed, with CCTV footage from both businesses being reviewed as part of the investigation.

At this stage, it is unknown whether the two incidents are linked, but the possibility has not been ruled out.

Members of the public that can assist investigators are encouraged to call Detective Sergeant Lennox Ince on 247-1222, 717-2304 or e-mail lince@bps.bm.

Anyone with information regarding either burglary can also call the Criminal Investigations Department on 247-1744, or speak to a BPS officer they are familiar with.

Bermuda Records 6th Road Traffic Fatality

Mon, 2022-05-23

The Bermuda Police Service (BPS) can now confirm the death of 52-year-old Robert Hudson, Bermuda’s sixth road fatality for 2022, and extends sincere condolences to his family and friends.

Mr. Hudson was fatally injured in a single vehicle collision around 2:45pm, on Sunday 22nd May. Preliminary information suggests he was traveling east along Cut Road near the junction with Floral Lane, St. George’s, when he lost control of his motorcycle causing him to collide with a wall before hitting a parked motorcar.

Despite life-saving efforts, Mr. Hudson tragically succumbed to his injuries a short time later.  An investigation into the circumstances of this fatal collision has commenced and a BPS family liaison officer is providing support to the family at this difficult time.

Members of the public with any relevant information – particularly witnesses to the crash or persons who can provide details regarding the whereabouts of Mr. Hudson prior to the collision are asked to contact Constable DeForest Evans on 717-0860 or via email devans@bps.bm.

Serious Collision in St. George’s: Rider Sustains Life Threatening Injuries [Updated]

Sun, 2022-05-22

Around 2:45pm, Sunday 22nd May, police and other first responders were dispatched to a report of a serious collision along Cut Road near the junction with Floral Lane, St. George’s.

Preliminary information suggest a man on a motorcycle was traveling east on Cut Road when the rider lost control of his vehicle and struck a wall and a parked motorcar.

Life saving efforts were commenced at the scene and the man was transported to King Edward Memorial Hospital, for what has been described as life threatening injuries.

Traffic was diverted through Floral Lane while investigators processed the scene. The road has now reopened.

Anyone with information regarding this collision is asked to call 211.

Update: Monday, 23rd May - Bermuda records sixth road traffic fatality.

Patrick Dill Murder Investigation Remains Active Six Years Later

Sat, 2022-05-21

The Bermuda Police Service (BPS) is renewing its appeal for witnesses to come forward regarding the murder of 26-year-old Patrick Dill, who was fatally shot outside of his home approximately 11pm Saturday, 21st May 2016.

Today marks six years since Mr. Dill’s murder.

The case remains open and the investigative team continues to encourage any witnesses or members of the public with information to come forward – particularly those who were in the Crossland Lane, Pembroke area that night and saw persons acting suspiciously before and after the fatal shooting.

Help us bringing some closure to the family and friends of Patrick Dill.

All information received will be treated in the strictest of confidence and we are urging anyone that can assist the ongoing investigation to call the Senior Investigating Officer Detective Sergeant Jason Smith on 717-0864, or e-mail jsmith2@bps.bm.

Alternatively, anonymous tips can be provided via the independent and confidential Crime Stoppers hotline at 800-8477, or www.crimestoppers.bm.

Persons with information may also speak to a BPS officer they are familiar with.

Confirmed Firearms Incident in Pembroke: No Reported Injuries

Fri, 2022-05-20

Around 10:15 p.m. on Thursday, 19th May 2022, police received several 911 calls reporting several gun shots heard in different locations within Pembroke Parish, including Deepdale Road, Parsons Road, St. Augustine Hill, Curving Ave and Middle Town.

Police units were immediately despatched to these areas and were informed two individuals on a motorcycle were chasing another person. One of the individuals on the bike was said to have been discharging a firearm as the chase continued.

There have been no reports of anyone attending hospital seeking treatment for gunshot injuries. There were also no reports of property damage in relation to this incident.

Officers recovered several spent shells along with one live round of ammunition from various scenes located in the previously mentioned areas.

As we heighten patrols to provide reassurance to residents, we urge anyone with information on this incident to please get in contact with us by calling 211, the main police number, 295-0011. You may also call Crime Stoppers on 800-8477. Alternatively, share the information with a police officer with whom you are familiar.

Suspect Arrested in Connection With Divots Bar & Grill Firearm Incident

Fri, 2022-05-13

The Bermuda Police Service can confirm an 18-year-old male, is currently in custody assisting with the ongoing investigation into the firearm incident, which occurred at Divots Bar and Grill, Belmont Hills Drive, Middle Road, Warwick on Tuesday 10th May, 2022.

Meanwhile, detectives continue to progress the forensic strategy and other investigative actions concerning the firearm incident, which occurred on Court Street on Sunday 8th May 2022.

Detective Chief Inspector Sherwin Joseph of the Crime Division stated: “We are unable to say at this time if the firearm incident which occurred on Sunday 8th May, on Court Street, is connected to the incident which occurred at Divots Bar and Grill.

We are awaiting the outcome of forensic and ballistic testing to determine whether or not the same firearm was used during both incidents.

We wish to remind the public that while we pursue these two matters, the investigation into the murder of Keyoshe Robinson is still being actively progressed by our Serious Crime Unit. Mr. Robinson’s lifeless body was found on Thursday 5th May, 2022, on the shoreline near the golf course in St. George’s.”

Anyone with information on any of these crimes, no matter how insignificant you may think that information to be, to please make contact using 211, the police main line 295-0011 or reaching out to a police officer with whom you are familiar. You may also call Crime Stoppers on 800-8477 or, Acting Detective Inspector, Dean Martin on 717-2074.

We would like to thank the members of our community who have so far come forward and provided information concerning these incidents.

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