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Update on Recent Serious Collisions

Wednesday, October 20,2021

The 26-year-old female motorcyclist injured in a serious road traffic collision which occurred at approximately 11:20 p.m. on Saturday 16th October, 2021, is now recovering on a general ward at King Edward VII Memorial Hospital. The incident involving a private car and a motorbike, occurred near the junction of North Shore Road and Studio Lane, Hamilton Parish, just east of Bethel A.M.E church. Early indications are the motorcycle rider, a 26-year-old female guest worker, was struck by the car which was traveling in an easterly direction along North Shore Road. The motorcar driver, a 26-year-old male and his 25-year-old female companion were unhurt in the collision. Meanwhile the 58-year-old male pedal cyclist, a guest worker, who suffered a head injury in that collision which occurred around 6:00 p.m. on Sunday 17th October, 2021, on Middle Road, Flatts, remains warded in the Intensive Care Unit at the King Edward VII Memorial Hospital, listed in critical condition. He, was riding in an easterly direction on Middle Road near the Whitney Institute, when he reportedly veered into the opposite lane and collided with a car traveling west. The female motorcar driver was not hurt in the collision. Anyone who may have witnessed or may have information on either of these incidents is asked to call 211 or, the main police number, 295-0011.



Suspect Arrested in Connection With Smith's Parish Aggravated Burglary

Wednesday, October 20,2021

A 36-year-old suspect has been arrested in relation to the aggravated burglary & sexual assault at a Smith’s Parish residence yesterday, Tuesday 19th October. Detectives are continuing their inquiry and are still appealing for anyone who may have seen two persons fitting the following descriptions, particularly in the areas of Knapton Hill, Harrington Hundreds, South Road Smith’s, and Summerhaven, to get in contact with us. The first suspect was described as a black male, approximately 6ft tall, skinny built and wearing a black rain suit. The second suspect was described only as a black male, approximately 5’ 8’’ tall, with a moustache. We are very keen to hear from anyone who may have seen, or has camera footage covering these areas between 11am & 12pm 19th October, 2021. These times are the most important, but may extend outside these times as well. We would like to thank those members of the public who have so far come forward to assist with this investigation and again urge anyone with any information, no matter how unimportant you feel it might be, to contact Detective Chief Inspector Sherwin Joseph, the lead investigator into this matter, on 717-2158, 247-1248 or via email, jsherwin@bps.bm. Alternatively, you may also call 211, the main police number, 295-0011 or Crime Stoppers, 800-8477.



Investigation Underway After Aggravated Burglary at Smith's Parish Home [Updated]

Tuesday, October 19,2021

Shortly after noon today, Tuesday 19th October 2021, police officers responded to a 911 call of an aggravated burglary at a Smith's Parish residence. The occupants who were at home at the time of the incident, reported that they were held at knifepoint Of tremendous concern, a sexual assault is alleged to have taken place by the perpetrators. The suspects are described as being black males in their early twenties, wearing all black clothing, and riding a motorcycle. It is believed the suspects also made off with property from the residence. Detectives have formed a major investigation team, led by Detective Chief Inspector Sherwin Joseph as the senior investigating officer. Nicholas Pedro, Acting Assistant Commissioner – Crime, asserted, “The Bermuda Police Service has declared this a Critical Incident. We are extremely concerned about this incident, and believe someone knows who committed this heinous act. We will work tirelessly to identify the suspects & bring them to justice – but we also need the public’s help. We need people to step forward to prevent this from happening again.” Please call 211 or 911 if you have any information relating to this event. Alternatively, you may also contact Crime Stoppers on 800-8477. Update: Wednesday, 20th October - Suspect arrested in connection with Smith's parish aggravataed burglary.



Fraud Advisory: Investment & Gift Card Scams

Tuesday, October 19,2021

The Bermuda Police Service is alerting the public about two forms of online fraud currently circulating within the community. One form involves persons being contacted on social media platforms such as Instagram, by individuals they believe to be family members or friends. The “family/friend” would then pitch an investment opportunity, promising a same day return on their initial investment, which is never received. Persons have lost substantial amounts of money as a result. In the second type of fraud, persons are being contacted via email, again by others purporting to be a family member or friend. The unsuspecting individual is asked to purchase Apple and or PlayStation cards. They are then asked to provide the card codes to the party who sent the initial email. Persons who have purchased these cards have later contacted, by other means, the family member or friend whom they were led to believe requested they purchase these cards, only to discover no such request was made by them. The following are red flags associated with these two forms of online fraud:



Pedal Cycle & Car Collide: Rider's Condition Listed as Critical in ICU [Updated]

Monday, October 18,2021

At approximately 6:00 p.m. on Sunday 17th October, 2021, police and other emergency services responded to a report of a serious road traffic collision involving a pedal cyclist and a motorcar on Middle Road, Flatts. The pedal cyclist, a 58 year old male, was riding in an easterly direction on Middle Road near the Whitney Institute, when he reportedly veered into the opposite lane and collided with a car traveling west. He fell onto the roadway, sustained a head injury and was unresponsive. The victim was subsequently revived at the scene by EMTs and transported to King Edward VII Memorial Hospital, where he is listed in critical condition in the hospital’s Intensive Care Unit. The female motorcar driver was not hurt in the collision. Anyone who may have witnessed or may have information on this incident, is asked to call 211 or, the main police number, 295-0011. Update: Wednesday, 20th October - Critically injured pedal cyclist remains in ICU.



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