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Recent Robberies

Thu, 2020-05-28

There have recently been a number of incidents where individuals who have posted items for sale on social media, are relieved of the items without receiving payment upon showing up at an agreed location to complete these transactions.

There have also been instances where prospective buyers are relieved of cash without receiving the item advertised.

The BPS advises against cash transactions and instead, have payment transferred into a bank account.

If this is not possible and there must be a face to face exchange of cash, please arrange to carry out such transactions during the daylight hours, in high traffic areas.

This will minimise the risk of you being robbed of your cash, or item you’re selling.

Also, make sure that you are shown proper proof of ownership of the item being sold, so as to avoid falling victim to purchasing stolen goods.

 

Police Respond to Arrest Video

Tue, 2020-05-26

The Bermuda Police Service is aware of a video clip circulating on social media and showing the arrest of an individual by armed police officers on the evening of Monday 25th May.

Assistant Commissioner of Police Martin Weekes stated, “The actions of the officers shown in the video were in response to information received and as part of ongoing efforts to disrupt gang activity and anti-social behaviour. The individual shown being taken into custody has since been bailed.

Despite the sensational appearance of the video clip, I can assure the public that the actions of the arresting officers have been reviewed, as is the case with every police use of force, and found to be proportionate to the threat posed based on the information received.

ACOP Weekes Comments On Police Officer Struck By Motorcyclist

Mon, 2020-05-25

Assistant Commissioner of Police, Martin Weekes, today commented that over the weekend, officers from the Roads Policing Unit were on duty enforcing road traffic laws, and in particular speed offences and offences involving driving whilst impaired.

Whilst not able to speak to specific incidents, Mr. Weekes noted that an officer was injured when he was struck by a motorcycle ridden by a subject who was later arrested for driving whilst impaired. The officer was treated at the hospital for his injuries.

Fourth Year Anniversary of the Murder of Patrick Dill

Thu, 2020-05-21

 

Today marks the fourth year anniversary of the murder of Patrick Dill. 

Patrick Dill was murdered, (shot to death), outside his home on Saturday 21st May, 2016. This was a senseless, insensitive act that took the life of a twenty-seven-year-old man who was in the prime of his life.

Detective Sergeant Jason Smith stated:

“Patrick was a vibrant young man pursuing his goals and a productive member of society who 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 appealing for witnesses to come forward and assist with this investigation, to help bring closure to his family, and friends.

Things are at a critical stage and the police need your assistance to advance this matter.

We are aware that members of our community who have information crucial to our investigation, may be reluctant to come forward. However, this information is invaluable to piecing together the strands that can tie everything together.

Patrick’s family are still grieving and are looking for answers as to why he was taken away from them.

 

 

The Death of Mr. Henry Santucci

Tue, 2020-05-19

The Bermuda Police Service (BPS), can now confirm the identity of the victim in that fatal stabbing incident on Saturday 16th May, as 60-year-old Mr. Henry Santucci.

The Bermuda Police Service extends its sincerest condolences to the family of Mr. Santucci during this difficult time.

The BPS continues to appeal for anyone with information on this incident, to please contact the main police number on 295-0011 or the police reporting number 211.

Alternatively, persons wishing to provide information anonymously, may do so by calling the independent and confidential Crime Stoppers number, 800-8477.

 

 

Retail Sector/ Restaurant Covid-19 Physical Distancing Compliance

Wed, 2020-05-06

The Bermuda Police Service has partnered with the Chamber of Commerce to work on ways to help patrons and owners at reopened businesses, abide by the new regulations in the area of physical distancing and wearing of protective face-masks when shopping. 

Yesterday, the Parish Constables from the Community Policing Division of the Bermuda Police Service visited restaurant and retail locations island wide, to speak with business owners and patrons to advise on the new regulations and Government guidance.

We are happy to report that for the most part, business were doing their part by placing markers 6 feet apart, displaying signage and had staff monitoring the lines to enforce physical distancing and the wearing of masks.

During the weekend, there were a number of reports made to the Covid Portal https://portal.police.bm as well as on Social Media that some retail establishments and restaurants were not being compliant with the Covid-19 Regulations.

Traffic Wardens to Enforce Parking Restrictions

Tue, 2020-05-05

The BPS would like to advise the public that as retail businesses in the City reopen and traffic in the City increases, that the Traffic Wardens will be patrolling the city enforcing parking restrictions as well as advising on physical distancing and the wearing of masks when queuing outside shops and restaurants. 

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