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BPS Supports 4th UN Global Road Safety Week

Mon, 2017-05-08

Inspector Robert Cardwell, Officer Responsible for Roads Policing - The World Health Organization recognizes that the most preventable deaths occurring in all OECD (Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development) territories are those that are occurring on the roads.

Over a number of years, Bermuda records on average of one death on our roads per month.

Police investigations into these road deaths continue to reveal that most involved alcohol/drugs, excessive speed or inattention.

Motorcyclist & Pedestrian Injured in Spanish Point Road Collision

Mon, 2017-05-08

Around 4:10pm on Saturday, May 6th police and first responders attended a reported collision involving a motorcyclist and a pedestrian on Spanish Point Road in Pembroke near the junction with Arlington Avenue.

The motorcyclist, a 39 year old Pembroke man and the pedestrian, a 67 year old Pembroke man, were injured and taken to hospital via ambulance for treatment.

Almost 5 Years On: Rudy Smith Murder Investigation Appeal Renewed

Fri, 2017-05-05

Sunday, 9th July 2017, will mark the fifth anniversary of the disappearance of Rudy Lamar Smith. The Bermuda Police Service is appealing to the public for information that can bring closure to this investigation and by extension to the family.

Detective Chief Inspector Na’imah Astwood “wishes to inform the public, family and friends of Rudy Smith that the Serious Crime Unit is committed to solving this crime.

However, we need your help in putting all of the relevant pieces together.”

Information relating to this investigation can be provided directly to the Serious Crime Unit on telephone 295-0011 and 247-1739, or the independent Crime Stoppers hotline 800-8477 for those individuals that wish to remain anonymous.

Rudy Smith’s mother Mrs. Madeline Rampersad can also be approached and furnished with any pertinent information. This information is important in the administration of justice for those person(s) responsible for this senseless crime.

Incident Under Investigation: Two Men Arrested, Firearm Recovered

Wed, 2017-05-03

Approximately 11.30pm on Monday 1st May 2017, police attended an incident that occurred in the vicinity of Grace Methodist Church on North Shore Road, Pembroke.

As a result of this incident police divers from the Marine Unit attended the area and recovered a firearm from the water.

The Serious Crime Department is dealing with the investigation into the incident and the recovered firearm.

International Money Laundering Investigation: Four in Court

Wed, 2017-05-03

Detective Chief Inspector Nicholas Pedro, Organised & Economic Crime Department – Four people, two from Cwmbran and two from Leicester, have appeared in Court charged in connection with various money laundering offences.

Jeffrey Bevan, 49, and Samantha Bevan, 51, from Cwmbran and Joel Ismail, 41, and Paul Charity, 51, both of Leicester appeared before Cardiff Crown Court on Friday (28th April) charged in connection with various money laundering offences.

Police Acknowledge Sentencing in Lorenzo Stovell Murder Trial

Tue, 2017-05-02

Detective Superintendent Sean Field-Lament (Crime Division) – The 25 year sentence for murder and using a firearm handed down to convicted murderer Travone Saltus today (May 2nd) sends a clear and unequivocal message to perpetrators of these types of crimes that there are serious consequences.

Today’s sentencing is a culmination of hard work and effort by the Bermuda Police Service (BPS) investigation and forensic support teams along with the tenacity and dedication of our criminal justice partners from the Department of Public Prosecutions.

Pembroke Man Pleads Guilty to Proceeds of Crime Act Offences

Tue, 2017-05-02

Detective Chief Inspector Nicholas Pedro, Organised & Economic Crime Department - In the Supreme Court on Monday (May 1st) a 48 year old Pembroke man pleaded guilty to charges relating to ‘Removing the proceeds of criminal conduct from Bermuda, Removing Criminal Property from Bermuda, Converting Criminal Property, and Possessing Criminal Proceeds (Cash) – all offences under the Proceeds of Crime Act 1997.

Abdullah Hussain Ali-Virgil was arrested on 22nd August, 2016, when detectives from the Organised & Economic Crime Department became aware of financial transactions being conducted by Mr. Ali-Virgil.

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