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Press Conference: Shooting Death of Jason Mello

Mon, 2016-08-22

Today [22-August-2016] Acting Detective Superintendent Nicolas Pedro and Acting Chief Inspector Mark Clarke held a press conference to discuss the circumstances surrounding the death of Mr. Jason Mello.

(For full press conference footage, click the YouTube link)

Acting Detective Superintendent Nicolas Pedro - At about 7:41PM on Friday 19th August 2016 – Police Officers responded to a report of gunshots on Bandroom Lane, Pembroke.

Police Confirm Death of Jason Mello

Mon, 2016-08-22


Police can now confirm the death of 25-year-old Jason Mello who died as a result of a firearms incident that took place on Friday, April 18, 2016, at approximately ‪7:35pm on Band room Lane in Pembroke.  ‪Tomorrow, ‪August 22, police will host a press conference in the Media Room at Hamilton Police Station where they will give specifics of the investigation and officially appeal for witnesses. 

 Meantime, at 1:40pm on August 20, 2016, police received a report of a death onboard the cruise ship, Royal Caribbean Grandeur of the Seas which was berthed at Heritage Wharf in Dockyard. It was reported that the 45-year-old male American national was found dead in his cabin. His death was certified by the ships' doctor.  Foul play is not suspected and the Bermuda Police Service is liaising with the relevant ship authorities.

Missing Juvenile

Fri, 2016-08-19


Police are seeking the public's assistance in locating 16 year old Azrah Smith who was last seen on Monday evening. 

 He is described as a small framed, brown complexioned male,116 pounds with a close haircut.  He is known to frequent eastern end of the island especially in the St. David's area.

 Anyone who knows the whereabouts of Azrah Smith is asked to contact police on 2950011.

2nd Arson Attempt in Pembroke

Fri, 2016-08-19

Police and Bermuda Fire and Rescue Service responded to a report of a fire that took place in the doorway of The Athletic Club in the City of Hamilton this morning (Friday) at 5am.

It appears that someone threw a flammable liquid at the door which resulted in a small fire. The  BFRS subsequently extinguished the fire which only damaged the carpet at the front entrance of the establishment. 

Police are treating this as a suspicious incident and we are appealing to anyone who may have seen this incident or may have any information that may assist in this investigation to please contact CID on 295-0011.Good day all,


Attempted Arson in Pembroke

Thu, 2016-08-18

At 3:12am on Wednesday Bermuda Police Service along with Bermuda Fire and Rescue Service attended a report of an attempted arson that took place at # 5 Happy Valley Road in Pembroke.  It appears that someone poured a flammable liquid outside of the door and when the occupant opened the door she noticed the area in flames.  The fire was quickly however was quickly extinguished by BFRS and  no one was injured and  an investigation into this incident is now underway.  Police are interested in speaking with anyone who may have seen anyone acting suspiciously in the area to please contact the CID on 2950011.

RFC #77 Passing Out Parade

Fri, 2016-08-12

The Passing Out Parade for Bermuda Police Service Recruit Foundation Course #77 took place at 6:00pm on Thursday, August 11th 2016 at Police Headquarters, Prospect, Devonshire. The event was well attended by family, friends and well-wishers. Also in attendance at the ceremony were several dignitaries including:

Her Excellency, the Acting Governor, Mrs. Ginny Ferson, The Premier The Hon. Michael H. Dunkley, JP, MP, Minister of National Security, Senator Jeffrey Baron, JP, Acting Commissioner of Police Mr. Paul Wright, Acting Deputy Commissioner Mr. Antoine Daniels, Secretary for National Security, Maj. Marc Telemaque, The Commanding Officer of the Bermuda Regiment, Lt. Col. David Curley, The Commissioner of Corrections, Lt. Col. Edward J. Lamb, Chief Fire Officer, Mr. R. Lloyd Burchall, Commandant of the Bermuda Reserve Police, Ms. Sandra Beach, and Police Chaplain, Bishop the Reverend Dr. Lloyd E. Duncan.

Updated - Police Still Looking To Locate Visitor Omar Davy

Fri, 2016-08-05


The Bermuda Service is still interested in locating 35-year-old visitor Omar Davy, who is wanted in connection with an active police investigation. The female visitor 23-year-old Alicia Cargill has been in contact with police and dealt with. Anyone who may have information on the whereabouts of Omar Davy is asked to call Sgt. Jerome Astwood on 247-1010 or ADI Bhagwan on 247-1031.




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