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Road Sobriety Checkpoints in Effect 23rd Through 26th February 2023

Wed, 2023-02-22

Motorists are advised that the Bermuda Police Service (BPS) will be conducting road sobriety checkpoints in 7 parishes (Hamilton parish, Smith’s parish, Devonshire, Pembroke, Paget, Warwick & Southampton) starting this Thursday evening, 23rd February through Sunday, 26th February 2023.

BPS officers from the Community Policing Division, Tactical Operations and Roads Policing Unit will operate the checkpoints, which are in addition to general patrol officers enforcing Operation Vega.

Please plan ahead and do your part by not driving or riding impaired. If you are intending to go out and socialise, make sure you have arranged for a designated driver, taxi or another responsible transportation service to get you to your destination safely.

Third Road Fatality of 2023: 50-Year-Old Arnold Astwood

Tue, 2023-02-21

The Bermuda Police Service can now confirm the identity of the victim in that fatal road traffic collision which occurred round 9:45pm on Monday, 20th February, 2023, on South Road, just west of Horseshoe Road, Southampton, as 50-year-old Arnold Astwood.

Mr. Astwood was riding a traveling west along South Road, when he was involved in a single vehicle collision.

While being attended to by members of the public, Mr. Astwood was struck by a truck which was also headed west and left the scene.

He was transported to King Edward VII Memorial Hospital, where unfortunately, he succumbed to his injuries.

A 51-year-old-male has been arrested and is assisting police with their inquiries into this matter.

Anyone with information on this incident is asked to call Constable Jason Ming, on 717-0862 or, via e-mail,

The Bermuda Police Service extends sincere condolences to Mr. Astwood’s family and loved ones.

Third Road Fatality of 2023 [Updated]

Tue, 2023-02-21

Around 9:45pm on Monday 20th February, police and other first responders were dispatched to a report of a serious collision on South Road, just west of Horseshoe Road Southampton.

Initial information suggests that a 50-year-old male on a motorcycle was traveling west along South Road when he was involved in a single vehicle collision.

Whilst he was  being attended to by several members of the public, a man driving a truck, also headed west, struck the injured male.

The injured male was transported to King Edward VII Memorial Hospital, where unfortunately he succumbed to his injuries. This marks the third road fatality of 2023.

No further information will be released until the next of kin has been notified.

Police are appealing to anyone who  may have witnessed this collision to contact 211.

Update: Third road fatality of 2023 identified.

Second Suspect Arrested: Kyari Flood Murder Investigation

Thu, 2023-02-16

A second suspect wanted in relation to the murder of Kyari Flood was arrested at approximately 11:00 a.m. today, Thursday, February 16th, 2023.

The 19-year-old male was arrested when officers executed a firearms warrant at a Dundonald Street, Pembroke, residence.

A 20-year-old-man from Devonshire arrested in connection with the investigation into Mr. Flood’s murder, remains in police custody at this time.

Officers from the police Tactical Unit, Armed Response, and Serious Crimes Units were involved in today’s operation.

Senior Investigating Officer, Detective Inspector, Jason Smith said: “The Bermuda Police Service would like to thank the public the public for their support with our investigations into the circumstances surrounding the death of Kyari Flood. However, there remains a lot of work to be done and so we are once more appealing for anyone with any information, even if you don’t think it’s important, to please get in contact with us. That bit of information that you have may just be what we need to bring to justice whomever is responsible for Mr. Flood’s death.”

Again, anyone with information can contact Detective Inspector Smith on 717-0864 or email,

Alternatively, you may call the independent and confidential Crime Stoppers number, 800-8477 or, share the information with a police officer you know.

Suspect Arrested in Connection with the Murder of 23-Year-Old Kyari Flood

Wed, 2023-02-15

As the investigation into the murder of 23-year-old Kyari Flood continues, officers from the Community Policing Division have been traversing the Friswells Road community providing reassurance to residents.

Detectives remain keen on hearing from members of the public who may have any information on the circumstances which may have led to Mr. Flood’s lifeless body being found in a secluded area off Border Lane South and Friswell’s Hill around 1:00 p.m. on Monday, February 13th, 2023.

A 20-year-old male from Devonshire arrested during a police operation launched following the discovery of Mr. Flood’s body, is assisting police with their enquiries into the murder of Mr. Flood.

Detective Inspector Jason Smith of the Serious Crimes Unit stated: “I wish to thank those members of the public who have so far come forward and provided us with information on this matter. Let me remind you that any information, as insignificant as you may think it to be, could prove valuable to our ongoing investigation. Officers from our Community Policing Division have been out providing reassurance to residents of Friswells Hill and environs. We urge residents to take the opportunity to share with these officers any information or concerns you might have regarding this matter.

Acting Detective Chief Inspector Derricka Burns explained there was no delay in police responding to reports of gunshots heard in the Pembroke area shortly after 10:00 p.m. on Sunday 12th February 2023. “Residents reported hearing shots in the areas of Happy Valley Road, Fentons Drive, Parsons Road and Friswells Hill.

I can confirm that officers attended these areas and spoke to residents who were unable to pinpoint the exact location of the shots. An extensive search was conducted of these areas by police, however, nothing untoward was discovered at that time.

We do believe that Sunday’s gunshot reports and the discovery of the body yesterday are connected.”

Both matters remain under investigation and we once again urge anyone with any information to get in contact with Detective Inspector, Jason Smith, of the Serious Crime Unit, by calling 717-0864, 247-1218 or via email,

You may also call the main police number, 295-0011, or the independent and confidential Crime Stoppers number, 800-8477.

Suspected Drugs, Cash & Illegal Dogs Seized, Seven Arrested

Wed, 2023-02-15

On Tuesday 7th February 2023, the Bermuda Police Service (BPS) Drugs Unit, assisted by the Criminal Investigations Unit, Financial Crimes Unit and Tactical Division, executed two search warrants at two residences in Devonshire and Smith’s parishes where several packages containing the suspected controlled drugs cocaine and cannabis were seized, with an estimated street value of $30,000 (Bermuda dollars), along with mixed currencies totalling in excess of $85,000.

Seven persons have been arrested in relation to this operation and police also seized a hydroponic system, designed to grow cannabis indoors.

In addition BPS officers, assisted by Animal Wardens, removed four illegal dogs from one of the properties that were searched.

Acting Detective Superintendent Sherwin Joseph, who is in charge of the Crime Division, stated: “This operation has disrupted and dismantled the drug trafficking and money laundering activities of a drug trafficking ring here in Bermuda.

Chemicals used in the illegal grow operation were also seized and will be further analysed by our Government analysts.

The investigation is at a critical stage and no further information will be provided at this time.”

The BPS Drugs Unit will continue investigations.

Investigation Underway Regarding the First Murder of 2023

Mon, 2023-02-13

Around 1:00 p.m. on Monday, February 13th, 2023, a member of the public contacted police to report an unresponsive male lying on the ground in a secluded overgrown area off Border Lane South and Friswells Road, Pembroke.

Police and other emergency personnel responded and were taken to the area where upon arrival, they observed the male appeared to have sustained a gunshot wound.

An on call physician attended the scene and confirmed the male was deceased a short time later.

This matter is now being investigated as a murder.

The first for 2023.

There are reports circulating that police received several calls about gunshots heard shortly after 10:15 p.m. on Sunday, February 12th, 2023, in a number of unspecified locations in Pembroke Parish.

Contrary to these reports, several units responded to the information received, vague though it may have been, and conducted extensive searches of the Happy Valley, Parsons Road and Fentons Drive areas, as well as Friswell’s Hill and other locations in North Hamilton. However, there was no evidence found to substantiate these reports.

Both matters are now under investigation and anyone with information, no matter how insignificant you think it may be, is asked to contact Detective Inspector, Jason Smith, of the Serious Crime Unit, on 717-0864, 247-1218 or via email,

You may also call the main police number, 295-0011, or the independent and confidential Crime Stoppers number, 800-8477.

If you are more comfortable doing so, we urge you to please provide the information to a police officer you know.



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