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Joint Press Release: Bermuda Police Service and the Ministry of Health

Wed, 2021-07-14

The Ministry of Health has confirmed Mr. Antonio Belvedere met the requirements of the Quarantine (COVID-19) (No. 3) Amendment (No. 2) Order 2021 when he arrived in Bermuda today.

The Ministry confirmed he arrived with an approved Bermuda COVID-19 Travel Authorisation form, fell within an exempted category (unaccompanied minors or medically vulnerable & their caregivers) and will quarantine at home for the mandatory 14 day period.

Operation Vega Update

Mon, 2021-07-12

Operation Vega highlighting the extent of undesirable behaviour, a major cause for concern, on the island’s roads.

In one instance, a driver was clocked at 109 KMH.

Reminding that having a driver’s license is a privilege and not a right, Martin Weekes, Assistant Commissioner of Police provided an update on the progress of Operation Vega thus far:  

“With the advent of “Operation Vega” the new Roads Policing Initiative launched one week ago, 219 traffic tickets have been issued and nine stolen bikes recovered.

Of those 219 tickets issued, the biggest numbers (41) were for speeding offences, and for disobeying traffic signs (23).

Tickets were also issued for other targeted offences to do with safety, including:

Advice to Seniors: Be Wary About Disclosing Banking Details

Mon, 2021-07-12

The Bermuda Police Service (BPS) is once again advising our seniors not to provide their banking information to unknown individuals.

In one recent incident, a senior was contacted by an individual via WhatsApp and led to believe they were the recipient of a substantial sum of money. However, in order to collect the funds, the senior was advised they would have to make a transfer from their account to another at a local bank.

The senior followed the instructions, only to be duped out of a significant amount of money.

A report was made to police and an investigation into this matter has now begun.

Appeal Dismissed Regarding Former Police Officer Oswin Pereira

Thu, 2021-07-08

The BPS welcomes today’s finding by the Court of Appeal in rejecting the recent application on behalf of former police officer Oswin Pereira, who was dismissed without notice in January 2020 for matters of gross misconduct.

Police Commissioner Stephen Corbishley today stated:

"This is the second occasion the BPS have dealt with appeals in relation to this matter and I welcome the Court of Appeal’s agreement that the decision by the police conduct panel, chaired by Mr. Alan Dunch, in January 2020, was correct.

There has been much publicity given this case in the media, with the published judgment now articulating in detail the circumstances of this matter.

It is essential the public have trust and confidence in police officers and it is right that the BPS sought to defend the conduct panel’s original decision to dismiss Mr. Pereira without notice which has today been upheld by the Court of Appeal."

Witness Appeal: Two Vehicle Collision Resulting in Serious Injuries

Tue, 2021-07-06

At approximately 11:22 a.m. on Monday, 28th June, 2021, Police attended a serious motor vehicle road traffic collision at the junction of Court and Victoria Streets, Pembroke. This collision involved a motor cycle and a van, resulting in the motorcycle rider suffering extensive injuries and is currently hospitalized.

We are appealing for anyone who may have been in this vicinity and saw the collision when it occurred or, immediately thereafter. Any information on this incident will assist in reconstruction of the event to explore any potential offence(s) that may have been committed.

The investigating officer is PC 2537 Noah Harvey and he can be contacted on 247-1704 or the police main line at 295-0011.

Suspects Arrested After Front Street Stabbing Incident

Mon, 2021-07-05

Shortly after 1:00 a.m. on Saturday 3rd July, police responded to a report of a fight involving several individuals near the Flagpole on Front Street.

Upon arrival, persons involved in the fracas fled the scene on motorcycles and foot and were pursued by police officers.

A 22-year-old male attended King Edward VII Memorial Hospital with a stab wound to his lower back.

His injury, which was deemed non-life threatening, was treated and he was later discharged.

Police have arrested three persons in connection with the incident.

Suspects Arrested in Connection With Quan Marley Lowe Murder Investigation

Sun, 2021-07-04

The Bermuda Police Service can confirm that three suspects have been arrested in connection with the murder of Quan Marley Lowe.

One of suspects, a 24-year-old Sandys Parish man, has been charged in relation to this matter and is expected to appear before a Magistrate tomorrow, Monday 5th July, during the plea court session.

The other two have been released on police bail, pending further inquiries.

Acting Detective Inspector, Jason Smith, the lead investigator in this matter said: “This inquiry remains active and has shown that when the police and public work together, we can solve these murders and bring to justice those responsible.

We are aware that there were between 6 and 8 persons involved in the assault on Quan Marley Lowe and so there are persons in our community that have yet to be held accountable.

To that end, we are renewing our appeal for anyone with information to please come forward and assist by telling us what you know, despite how insignificant you may believe that information to be.”

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