Acting Assistant Commissioner James Howard - Just over a week ago I stood in front of the media and public of Bermuda and made a pledge that the Bermuda Police Service would do everything in our power to bring the perpetrators of shootings that took place on Remembrance Day to justice.
To date, a 29 year old Sandys parish man has been placed before the courts and we are following up other significant lines of enquiry.
The inaugural Commissioner’s Vision Awards ceremony, sponsored by Bermuda Cablevision, was held at 6pm Wednesday, November 19th in the Berkeley Institute cafetorium to officially acknowledge a total of 150 students for their leadership qualities.
Five awardees were nominated by each of the participating public as well as private primary, middle and senior schools for exemplifying the Bermuda Police Service core values of Professionalism, Integrity, Respect, Accountability, Dedication, Courage and Unity.
Once again the Bermuda Police Service would like to remind members of the public to remain vigilant regarding phone calls, e-mails and other correspondence from unknown persons that attempt to obtain personal information or other sensitive data.
One common scam involves unknown callers offering to help residents with alleged glitches reportedly affecting their home computers.
The motoring public is advised that the Paget traffic lights are currently out of order due to a temporary electricity outage in the area.
As a result, a police officer is posted at the Middle Road, South Road Paget junction to direct traffic.
Inquiries are ongoing into a reported theft from a laundrette in the plaza adjacent to The Market Place in Sandys parish that occurred around 2:55pm Monday, November 17th.
Apparently two unarmed male offenders quickly entered the premises and made good their escape with a quantity of cash.
Inspector Robert Cardwell, Officer in Charge of the Roads Policing Unit - The Bermuda Police Service continues to regularly record incidents where motorcycles are reported to have been ‘taken without the owner’s consent’ – referred to as TWOC.
To date there have been 728 such reports compared to 599 at the same time last year.
At 2:55pm today, police attended an incident that took place at Launderette in the plaza adjacent to The Market Place in Sandys parish. It appears that two individuals entered the premises, made demands of money and escaped with an unknown quantity of cash.
Police have now commenced an investigation into the incident and we are appealing for anyone who may have seen individuals in the area, particularly The Market Place, Dollar Depot area acting suspiciously, to contact police on 295-0011 or the independent and confidential Crime Stoppers hotline 800-8477.