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Bermuda Day Holiday Policing

Thu, 2023-05-25

Superintendent James Howard, Tactical Policing Division - "The Bermuda Police Service (BPS), takes this opportunity to advise the public on measures geared toward ensuring a peaceful and safe time during this year’s Bermuda Day holiday weekend.

In order to deter anti-social behaviour, especially during the night-time economy you can expect to see an increased police presence across the island during this time, with 315-F checks being carried out at various locations.

The BPS will also be conducting roadside sobriety checks commencing Thursday, May 25th, 2023, through to Monday, May 29th, 2023, in the following Parishes:

Hamilton Parish

Smith’s Parish

Devonshire Parish

Pembroke Parish

Paget Parish

Warwick Parish

Southampton Parish<

Bermuda Day Race Events.

The Sinclair Packwood Memorial Bicycle Race, sponsored by the Bermuda Bicycle Association, will see race participants set off from York Street, St. George’s Parish at 8:20am. The riders will race along the main roads from St. George’s Parish, finishing on Cedar Avenue, City of Hamilton. The Junior Sinclair Packwood Memorial Bicycle Race, will start on Middle Road, Devonshire, near Fort Hill at 8:20am and finish at Dutton Avenue, Pembroke Parish.

The Bermuda Half Marathon Derby with approximately 1,000 runners will start from York Street St. George’s at 8:30am and finish at Dutton Avenue, Pembroke Parish.  The Junior Classic Running Race will start at 9:45am at the east end of Front Street and finish on Dutton Avenue. Approximately 60 runners will compete in this race.

As in previous years, the Bermuda Police Service, Bermuda Reserve Police and the race organisers will have officers and marshals positioned along the routes. They are there to minimise risks to all road users, especially the cyclists and the runners.

We are asking the motoring public to fully cooperate with any directions given. We all need to do our best to ensure there are no collisions with race participants, as that could lead to serious injury or death.

On Friday, the roads along the race route will close at 8:00a.m.

Therefore, persons who are travelling on morning flights need to be sure they arrive at the LF Wade International airport prior to 8am.

The road closures for the races will be in effect from 8:00am until around 12.30pm. Details of the road closures can be found on the Government of Bermuda’s website under The Official Gazette, Government notices. In addition:

• No traffic will be allowed to travel in either direction during the cycle race.

• No traffic will be allowed to travel in either direction during the running race.

Bermuda Day Parade.

The Bermuda Day parade will commence within the City of Hamilton at 1:30pm and will finish at approximately 7pm. The parade will start on Front Street, near the junction with Bermudiana Road and travel along Front Street to Court Street, Church Street, and Cedar Avenue before concluding on Marsh Folly Road.

No parking areas will be marked, and specific road closure times are contained in the gazetted notices. Once the roads are closed in the City of Hamilton, no persons will be allowed to move their vehicles between the time that the races start and the end of the parade.

During the parade, King Street between Reid Street and Church Street will be converted into a two-way street from 12.30pm until the conclusion of the parade.

Road Safety.

The motoring public should be mindful that the police will be highly visible on the roads. In addition to calming the roads, there will be an emphasis on offences such as speeding, impaired driving and driving without due care and attention. Remember, road safety is everyone’s responsibility.

Loud Music.

Bermuda Day brings with it a party atmosphere. Loud music, both in residential neighbourhoods and on the water, is a feature of this holiday. We ask a couple of things of the public. Patience and tolerance on the part of the persons who enjoy a more sombre celebration, along with a display of respect and courtesy on the part of those who take a more festive approach.

We encourage members of the community, to work together to keep the peace in their neighbourhoods. Please exercise patience, tolerance, and caution so that we all have a good time.

On behalf of the Commissioner of Police, BPS staff and the Bermuda Reserve Police, I wish the entire community a pleasant, enjoyable, and safe holiday weekend."

Renewed Appeal Regarding the 5th Road Fatality of 2023

Tue, 2023-05-23

The Bermuda Police Service (BPS) is still seeking the assistance of the public in the investigation of 29-year-old Marco Warren’s tragic death.

A BPS Family Liaison Officer continues to provide support to Mr. Warren’s loved ones.

As always, the BPS is grateful for members of the public who have already shared any information. We are encouraging anyone who was traveling on North Shore Road from Flatts to Blue Hole Hill between 3:00am and 3:15am on Sunday the 14th of May to please make contact with the police. Even if you don’t believe you saw anything significant, we would like to speak with you.

Currently available CCTV footage is being reviewed, and we are requesting anyone with private CCTV footage along North Shore Road between Crawl Hill and Blue Hole Hill to contact us.

To the driver, and any occupants of the vehicle involved, please make yourselves known to police. This is your opportunity to do the right thing, and let us know what occurred during the early hours of Sunday morning.

As this investigation progresses, additional lines of inquiry will be considered accordingly.

Investigating officer Constable DeForest Evans can be contacted by phone at 717-0860 or via the e-mail

The BPS community reporting portal at can also be used to provide information anonymously.

Alternatively, tips can be provided to the independent and confidential Crime Stoppers hotline 800-8477 or through the Crime Stoppers Bermuda website at

Of course, if you’d prefer, any information can be shared with a police officer you know.

It’s not too late to help bring some closure to Mr. Warren’s family and friends.

Dedicated Team Continues Investigating 2016 Murder of Patrick Dill

Sun, 2023-05-21

Today is the seventh year anniversary of the murder of Patrick Dill. Mr. Dill was shot to death as he left his residence on Crossland Lane, Pembroke, and was about to get into his car to go to a party. This was about 10:35 p.m. on Saturday 21st May, 2016. This was a senseless murder that took the life of Patrick, who at the time was 26 years-old and was in the prime of his life.

Detective Inspector Jason Smith is renewing the appeal for community assistance.

“Patrick was a vibrant young man that was an I.T. technician, working in international business. He was pursuing his goals and a productive member of society that was gunned down by unscrupulous men.

The investigation into Patrick’s murder is ongoing and today, on the anniversary of his death, the police are continuing to appeal for witnesses to come forward and assist in their investigation, to bring closure to his family, and friends.

The investigation remains active and there is a dedicated team of investigators working on this case that needs the public’s assistance.

Investigators are aware that members of our community have information that is crucial to our investigation, but may be reluctant to come forward. We understand the sensitivities surrounding your reluctance to come forward, however this information is invaluable to piece together the strands that can tip the investigation over.

Patrick’s family are still grieving and are looking for answers to why he was taken away from them at such a young age.

There are residents in the Crossland neighbourhood that witnessed and saw activity that aroused their suspicions the night before and the night of his murder. These area residents might have seen a man lurking about in the neighbourhood and can either identify or provide police with a description of what he looked like and or was wearing. This is the kind of assistance that we are looking for.

No matter how insignificant you may think of the information you have, you can help in solving this murder.

We are appealing for you to make contact with investigators in solving this case and bringing justice to his family.”

Anyone with information is asked to make contact with investigators, Detective Inspector Jason Smith or Detective Constable Llewellyn Edwards and Detective Constable Warren Bundy.

The officers want to hear from you. Detective Inspector Smith can be reached at 717-0864, Detective Constable Edwards can be reached at 717-0992, and Detective Constable Bundy at 717-0899.

Alternatively, you can call the independent and anonymous Crime Stoppers hotline at 800-8477, the police call centre at 211, or speak with a police officer you know.

BPS Continues Work With Partner Agencies to Tackle Financial Crime

Fri, 2023-05-19

The Bermuda Police Service (BPS) would like to take this opportunity to share the “Bermuda 2020 Report on Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing Risk Assessments.”

The BPS works with partner agencies within the National Anti-Money Laundering Committee to both combat and deter criminal use of our financial systems, and our collective input into this report helps inform decision making at all levels within our community.

We continue to work tirelessly to prevent & detect money laundering & terrorist financing in all its various forms, with the continued development of our staff, collaboration with local & international partners, and by the prosecution of offenders.

Our Financial Crime team can be contacted on 295-0011.

Detectives Actively Investigating Recent Commercial Burglary Spree

Fri, 2023-05-19

Detectives are actively investigating 11 reported burglaries and two attempted burglaries at separate service stations, grocery, electronic & jewellery business establishments in various locations across the island.

Many of these reported incidents have occurred within the pre-dawn hours, between the hours of 3am and 5:30am, at the following locations:-

•             P-Tech, Reid Street, City of Hamilton (12th April) 

•             RUBiS Terceira’s, North Shore Road, Smith’s parish (22nd April)

•             Crawl Hill Esso Tiger Market, Hamilton parish (23rd April)

•             Collector’s Hill Esso Tiger Market, Devonshire (25th April)

•             Sunglass & Watch Shop, Reid Street, City of Hamilton (26th April)

•             RUBiS Causeway (Blue Hole Hill), Hamilton parish (26th April)

•             Warwick Esso Tiger Market, Middle Road, Warwick (27th April)

•             Audio Visual Ltd, Mangrove Bay Road, Sandys (10th May)

•             Red Laser Electronics, Bakery Lane, Pembroke (14th May – attempted burglary)

•             Empire Grocery, North Shore Road, Devonshire (14th May)

•             Art Mel’s Restaurant, St. Monica’s Road, Pembroke (14th May)

•             Astwood Dickinson, Front Street, City of Hamilton (between.15th & 16th May – attempted burglary)

•             RUBiS Warwick Service Station, South Road, Warwick (16th May) 

A quantity of Apple products (including Apple TVs, watches, iPhones, AirPods, iPads), JBL earbuds, other electronic devices, cigarettes, jewellery, and cash has been stolen.

Those responsible on the varying occasions involved 2-3 persons described as all wearing dark coloured clothing, dark coloured helmets & visors, ranging between 5 feet 8 inches and 6 feet tall, riding dark coloured motorcycles. They are seen on CCTV to be in possession of tools to break the glass to gain entry into these premises.

Firstly, the Bermuda Police Service (BPS) is reminding all businesses & homeowners to ensure their alarm systems and security cameras are in working order and to report suspicious persons or activities in your neighbourhood, service station area, or commercial area by dialing 911 or 211 as soon as possible.  We also want to remind businesses to not leave large amounts of cash on the property.

More importantly, the BPS is seeking the assistance of the public who may have any information about these incidents, no matter how insignificant it may seem, to please be encouraged to call the Criminal Investigations Department on 247-1744, e-mail, tell a police officer you may know or submit an anonymous tip to Crime Stoppers confidential hotline 800-8477 (TIPS). You may also visit the website

We would also like to remind the public that, it is an offence to receive/handle goods that are suspected to be stolen and if you suspect that you have purchased stolen property, please contact the BPS via the information above.

Teen Male Injured in Reported Disturbance

Thu, 2023-05-18

Around 9:13 p.m. on Wednesday, May 17th, 2023, police received reports of a disturbance at Rambling Lane, Pembroke.

It was reported that one of the persons involved was armed with a knife.

Upon their arrival officers were informed that a 17-year-old male had been stabbed in the face and was transported by private motorcar to King Edward VII Memorial Hospital for treatment.

Checks at the hospital confirmed the victim sustained a laceration to his right cheek. His injury was not deemed to be life threatening.

Details on the circumstances pertaining to this incident remain limited at this time. The only information available on the suspect is that the person is a male, approximately 6’ tall and of muscular build.

Anyone with information on this matter is asked to call the main police number, 295-0011 or, the confidential and independent Crime Stoppers number 800-8477. You may also provide the information to a police officer you’re comfortable speaking with.

Overturned Car, Smith's Parish

Sun, 2023-05-14

Around 10:15pm on Sunday 14th May 2023, police and other emergency service personnel were dispatched to a report of a single vehicle collision, on Harrington Sound Road in the area of Manor House Drive in Smith’s.

It was reported, that a motor car involved in a collision had overturned, causing several of the occupants to be trapped inside.

The occupants were eventually freed from the vehicle and were attended to by EMTs at the scene, however no serious injuries were reported.

Traffic diversions had been put in place until the overturned vehicle was removed from the scene, and regular traffic flow has been restored in the area.



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