Residents Reminded to be Wary of Phishing Scams

The Bermuda Police Service wishes to once again advise the public not to provide personal details in response to requests sent via e-mail from unknown entities.  These requests are usually linked to advisories informing the recipient that they have come into significant sums of money and all that is required for them to collect those funds is to provide personal information. As is the case with the two most recent scam e-mails being circulated locally. Superintendent Sean Field-Lament said: “The purpose of these scams is usually identity theft. The advice is to not respond to these e-mails and immediately delete them.

911 Temporarily Out of Service [Update: 911 Now Operational]

The 911 emergency telephone number is temporarily out of service. Residents in need of immediate police assistance are advised to call 211 or 295-0011 until further notice. In addition, the following phone numbers can also be used to contact police until the 911 emergency telephone number is restored:

Second Road Fatality for 2021: 35-Year-Old O’Dean Phillips

The Bermuda Police Service can now confirm the death of 35-year-old O’Dean Phillips. Mr. Phillips passed away following a serious single road traffic collision involving a motorcycle, just east of the Terceira’s Service Station on the North Shore Road, Devonshire, shortly after 1:00 a.m. on Monday 11th January, 2021. The Bermuda Police Service extends sincere condolences to the family of Mr. Phillips.

Second Road Fatality for 2021

Shortly after 1:00 a.m. today, Monday 11th January, 2021, police responded to a report of a serious single vehicle collision involving a motorcycle, just west of Terceira’s Service Station on the North Shore Road, Devonshire. Upon arrival, officers found an unresponsive male with a severe leg injury lying on the roadway. The officers immediately commenced C.P.R. on the victim, a thirty-five-year-old Smith’s Parish resident, until the arrival of EMTs a short time after. He was subsequently transported via ambulance, to King Edward VII Memorial Hospital, where sadly, he succumbed to his injuries.

Investigation Underway Into Reported Indecent Exposure Incident

The Bermuda Police Service is investigating a report of indecent exposure which reportedly took place today, Thursday 7th January, 2021, in the area of Cavendish Road, Pembroke. A female informed police that as she ran along Cavendish Road near Lane Hill, shortly after 6:00 a.m. today, she observed a light skinned male, wearing a fluorescent jacket standing underneath a light pole near Lane Hill. As she approached the male reportedly exposed himself to her.

First Road Fatality for 2021: 28-Year-Old Oronde Wilson Jr.

The Bermuda Police Service can now confirm the death of 28-year-old Oronde Wilson Jr. Mr. Wilson was seriously injured when the motorcycle he was riding crashed on Middle Road in Southampton near the junction with Lighthouse Road, in the vicinity of Jews Bay, around 8:55am Monday, January 4th. Police, Bermuda Fire & Rescue Service as well as ambulance personnel responded to the scene.

Two Burglary Suspects Arrested

Shortly before 10:45 a.m. today, Monday 4th January, 2021, police received a 911 call, reporting a burglary in progress at a Train Track Lane, Paget, residence.  The caller stated one of the suspects, who was confronted by an occupant of that residence, was armed with a knife.  However, there were no reported injuries.

First Road Fatality for 2021

At 8:55am on Monday, 4th January 2021 police attended the scene of a single vehicle road traffic collision involving a motorcycle which occurred on Middle Road, Southampton near Jews Bay. On arrival an unconscious 28-year-old male was found lying in the road. CPR was commenced and the male rider was conveyed by ambulance to King Edward VII Memorial Hospital, where regrettably he succumbed to his injuries.

Investigation Into Social Event That Breached COVID-19 Regulations

The Bermuda Police Service (BPS) has received reports of a social event attended by a significant number of individuals and which is said to have taken place at a location in Pembroke Parish last evening. Attendees were also reportedly not wearing masks nor practicing social distancing. These are all offences under the current COVID-19 regulations.

New Year’s Holiday Policing

With the Christmas holiday weekend marred by the shooting of a man on Court Street, in which, thankfully, there was no loss of life or serious injury, the Bermuda Police Service (BPS) is now shifting focus to the upcoming New Year’s holiday weekend, planning police operations to Make Bermuda Safer. To that end Martin Weekes, Assistant Commissioner of Police, advised the public of some of the policing measures being implemented over the next few days, as we enter into 2021.


18 January 2021

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