Proactive Policing Results in Arrests for Firearm, Ammunition & Drug Offences

Police officers conducting ongoing enquiries regarding a specific investigation had cause to stop a car in the St. Mary’s Road, Warwick area Tuesday evening (August 15th). A firearm and a quantity of ammunition were seized. Two men in the vehicle were subsequently arrested in connection with the matter. One of the men was also arrested on suspicion of possessing a controlled drug. Both men remain in police custody at this time pending further enquiries.

Witness Appeal After Two Injured in Dockyard Incident

Around 3:20am today, Tuesday August 15th, police and first responders attended an incident in Dockyard near King’s Wharf. Circumstances remain unclear at this time. However, initial information suggests that two cruise ship workers were involved in a scuffle with up to four locals. Apparently two of the individuals involved (one local and one crew member) sustained superficial injuries before both crew members were able to escape to the safety of their cruise ship.

Post Cup Match Press Release

Speaking notes of Superintendent Darrin Simons The Bermuda Police report a very active Cup Match holiday period that commenced on Wednesday evening August 2nd and concluded on Sunday August 6th at 3am.  During that period of time there were at least 10 major events including Cup Match. On the Friday of Cup Match it is reported that close to 10,000 people were in attendance.  Over the five-day period, 55 persons were arrested and a number of those individuals appeared in Magistrates Court this morning. Two persons were also arrested and placed before the courts this morning as a result of a robbery that took place on Friday the 4th of August. A further two people were arrested and bailed in relation to the stabbing that took place on Wednesday afternoon on Queen Street.

Omari Symonds Named As 9th Road Fatality for 2017

The Bermuda Police Service can now confirm the death of 22-year-old Omari Symonds, who tragically lost his life after being involved in a two vehicle collision, which took place on Middle Road, Devonshire near the junction with Chaingate Hill. Sadly, this marks the 9th road traffic fatality for 2017. Initial reports suggest that Mr. Symonds was travelling in an easterly direction on his motorcycle, when he collided with a private motorcar headed in the opposite direction.

Cup Match Policing Plan 2017

Cup Match Comments from Superintendent Darrin Simons The annual Cup Match holiday is a significant time in Bermuda. It provides the opportunity as a community to come together to celebrate our heritage and enjoy the festive spirit. Traditionally the majority of Bermuda’s residents focus on the actual two days of cricket. However from a policing perspective the BPS has implemented a comprehensive policing plan which runs between Wednesday August 2nd through to Sunday 6th August 2017.  During that period there will be approximately 20 events taking place on both land and sea. Some of these events will attract crowds of people numbering in the thousands.

Murder of Jahkoby Smith

The Bermuda Police Service can now confirm the death of 21 year-old Jahkoby Smith. Around 7:15pm on Saturday 29th July, Mr. Smith was fatally stabbed after he was involved in an altercation that took place at the West End Sailboat Club, Sandy’s. At that time, there was a wake being held for the late Jahcari Francis. Police and EMT’s rendered assistance to Mr. Smith at the scene; however, he was pronounced dead shortly after his arrival at King Edward Memorial Hospital.

Witness Appeal: Murder of Jahcari Francis

Detective Sergeant Jason Smith – Approximately 10:42 p.m. on Wednesday the 19th day of July 2017, police received several 911 calls of gun shots being heard in the area of Upland Street, Devonshire. Armed police officers responded to the area and identified the scene of this shooting where they were directed by occupants of a residence to a room, where the lifeless body of Jahcari Antoni Francis was found lying on the floor.

Two Motorcyclists Injured in Warwick Collision Saturday Night

Around 9:20pm Saturday, July 22nd police and first responders were dispatched to a reported two vehicle collision on Middle Road in Warwick near the junction with Longford Road. It appears that two motorcyclists traveling in opposite directions collided. The two riders involved, believed to be a 52 year old Warwick man and a 29 year old Southampton man, were injured and taken to King Edward VII Memorial Hospital via ambulance for treatment.

Murder of Jahcari Francis

The Bermuda Police Service can now confirm the death of 20 year old Jahcari Francis and extends sincere condolences to his family and friends. Mr. Francis was fatally shot at an Upland Street, Devonshire residence around 10:45pm Wednesday, July 19th and later pronounced dead at the scene by an on call doctor. A Family Liaison Officer has been assigned to support the deceased’s family at this difficult time.

Eighth Road Fatality for 2017: Sophie Fraser-Smith

The Bermuda Police Service can now confirm the death of 21 year old Sophie Fraser-Smith and extends sincere condolences to her family and friends. Ms. Fraser-Smith was seriously injured around 3:10pm Tuesday, July 18th when a truck collided with the motorcycle she was riding along Middle Road in Southampton, near the junction with Scenic Heights Pass. She was rushed to King Edward VII Memorial Hospital via ambulance but later succumbed to her injuries.


17 August 2017

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