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Person of Interest Appeal

Fri, 2021-08-20

The Bermuda Police Service is seeking the public’s assistance in locating 19-year-old Zywonde Lema.

Mr. Lema is a light skinned, black male, approximately 5’ 3” in height, slim built, clean shaven and wears his hair in a high top fade.

He is known to frequent the Peat Lane, Pembroke area as well as Cedar Hill in Warwick, and Camp Hill, Southampton.

Mr. Lema is a person of interest to police.

Anyone with information on his whereabouts is asked to contact Acting Detective Inspector, Dean Martin, on 717-2074, via e-mail dmartin@bps.bm or, the Serious Crime Unit on 247-1739.

Serious Collision Witness Appeal

Thu, 2021-08-12

Around 11:30pm on Sunday 8th August 2021, and other first responders were dispatched to a single vehicle road traffic collision along Crow Lane near the North Roundabout. 

Information suggests that the a 41-yr-old man was travelling  in an easterly direction, when he collided with a pole as he attempted to negotiate a bend. 

The victim was transported to KEMH for treatment of his injuries, which are described as being very serious. 

Police are appealing to anyone who may have witnessed this accident, to call Acting Sgt. LeRoma Swan on 247-1454 or 717-0708.

Witness Appeal: Two Motorcycle Collision Near Collector’s Hill

Fri, 2021-08-06

Around 5:50pm Thursday, 5th August 2021 police officers attended a reported two motorcycle collision on South Road in Smith’s parish near Collector’s Hill.

It appears that the rider of a motorcycle travelling east along South Road attempted to turn in to a parking lot near Collector’s Hill Apothecary and was struck from behind by the rider of another motorcycle, causing both vehicles to fall to the ground.

Apparently, the unknown male rider of the second motorcycle spoke briefly to the female rider of the first motorcycle, before riding off.

Bermuda Reserve Police Career Profile: Constable James Welch

Fri, 2021-08-06

Bermuda Reserve Police (BRP) Career Profile

Civilian Life - Name: James Leon Welch, Jr. BA, M.Ed

Age: 55.

Profession (Day Job): Standards and Enforcement Officer.

Where do you work: Department of Workforce Development, Government of Bermuda.

Why this profession: I never dreamt of being in this profession. My heart has always been in Parks and Recreation, however, I have always used my transferable skills to maintain meaningful employment. This position became available for the first time in 2006 and owing to the skill set that I presented, I became the successful applicant. Having said this, I thoroughly enjoy what I do.

What training did you take for this job (college, specialist training, degrees etc.): Attending college and attaining my undergraduate degree laid the foundation for the skills required to fill this position, however, I believe it was the skills that I developed in graduate school in addition to those that I learned while serving as a Police Constable with the Bermuda Police Service (PC 845) that brought everything into alignment.

Social Media Hoax

Thu, 2021-08-05

The Bermuda Police Service is aware of a social media post falsely claiming the island will be under a stay at home order from Friday August 6th, to Friday September 2nd due to the spread of the Delta variant of the COVID-19 virus.

The matter is now under police investigation and we urge that should you receive the misleading message, you delete it and not forward it on.

Again, the information posted is false and you are encouraged to visit www.gov.bm for the latest health updates.

Seventh Road Fatality for 2021: 25-Year-Old Keija Simmons

Thu, 2021-08-05

The Bermuda Police Service (BPS) can now confirm the death of 25-year-old Keija Simmons, Bermuda’s seventh road fatality for 2021, and extends sincere condolences to his family and friends.

Mr. Simmons was seriously injured in a single vehicle motorcycle crash at the top of Scaur Hill on Somerset Road in Sandys parish shortly after midnight Sunday, 1st August 2021.

Despite lifesaving efforts at the scene, which continued as he was rushed to King Edward VII Memorial Hospital via ambulance, Mr. Simmons later succumbed to his injuries in the hospital’s Intensive Care Unit on Tuesday, 3rd August.

A BPS Family Liaison Officer is providing support to his loved ones at this time.

Constable Dennis Joell is continuing to investigate the circumstances of this fatal collision and members of the public with any relevant information are once again asked to call 717-2221, 211 or the main police number 295-0011. Constable Joell can also be reached via his e-mail djoell@bps.bm.

Two Men Arrested After Altercation Outside Lindo's in Devonshire

Wed, 2021-08-04

Shortly after 5:00 p.m. yesterday, Tuesday 3rd August, police responded to reports of two males fighting in the vicinity of Lindo’s supermarket Devonshire.

One man was reported to be wielding a machete whilst the other was said to be armed with a helmet.

Both men were arrested near the scene and a machete seized.

However, there were no reported injuries.

Police are asking for anyone with information on this incident to please call 211 or the main police number 295-0011.

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