Public Thanked for Cooperation During Christmas Holiday Policing

Wed, 2022-12-28

The Bermuda Police Service wish to thank the public for helping make this Christmas long weekend a safe and peaceful one for all Bermuda residents. A robust police presence was out on the streets this weekend conducting stop checks and patrols to clamp down on anti-social behaviour and drink driving as well as to deter persons from criminal behaviour.

Despite most people enjoying the holidays in a responsible manner a number of arrests were still made with suspects arrested for drug offences, carrying weapons as well as those found with outstanding warrants. One driver was arrested on suspicion of driving whilst impaired.

There were unfortunately a number of road traffic collisions, some of which resulted in injuries and caused diversions to be put in place.

Around 3:15 a.m. on Sunday, December 12th, 2022, police and EMTs responded to a 911 call reporting a single vehicle road traffic collision involving a male on an auxiliary cycle on Crow Lane.

Upon arrival officers found an unresponsive male lying in the roadway with what appeared to be a serious head injury. EMTs attended to the victim who was subsequently transported by ambulance to King Edward Hospital for further treatment of his injuries.

Around 7:30pm on Saturday 24th December, police and other first responders were dispatched to the scene of a two vehicle collision along Grey’s Bridge, Sandys, involving a light van and an auxiliary cycle. The 16-year-old-male cyclist sustained multiple injuries and was taken to King Edward Memorial Hospital via ambulance for treatment of his injuries. The male driver of the van was not reported to be injured.

In both cases what were first thought to be serious injuries at the scene were treated at the hospital and the drivers released.

Acting Deputy Commissioner of Police Martin Weekes stated: “I wish to personally thank the community for the cooperation and assistance shown our officers during the festive period. We value this partnership which continues to bring positive results as your Bermuda Police Service continues the work to Make Bermuda Safer.”

The public can expect to see the continued high visibility policing over the New Year holiday.