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Motorcyclist Injured in Reported Serious Two Vehicle Collision [Updated]

Wed, 2021-11-03

Shortly after 9:05am today, Wednesday, 3rd November 2021, a reported serious two vehicle collision occurred on North Shore Road in Smith’s parish, at the entrance to RUBiS Terceira’s North Shore service station. 

Early information indicates that a car was being driven east and a motorcycle was being ridden in the opposite direction when the vehicles collided, as the car turned into the service station.

Investigation Underway After 23 Year Old Man Hurt in Altercation

Mon, 2021-11-01

Shortly after 10:00 p.m. on Friday 22nd October, 2021, police received reports of a fight involving several males at Azura Bermuda, 90 South Road, Warwick.

Reports indicated about 20 persons were involved in the altercation using helmets, a knife and a machete.

A 23-year-old male sustained a non-life-threatening laceration to his arm.

He was attended to at King Edward VII Memorial Hospital for his injury and subsequently discharged.

Enquiries into this incident are underway and anyone with information, particularly anyone who may have video recordings of what transpired, is asked to call Police Constable Patricia Jeffers, of the Criminal Investigations Department on the main police number, 295-0011.

Alternatively, you may also call 211 or, the independent and confidential Crime Stoppers number, 800-8477.

Inquiries Underway After Van Found Overboard in St. George's

Mon, 2021-11-01

At approximately 5:08 a.m. on Monday 1st November, 2021, police received reports that a motor vehicle seen in the water off St. David’s Road, St. George's, near the Swing Bridge.

Attending officers checked the vehicle but there was no one inside.

Bermuda Coast Guard personnel were informed and attended the scene.

Police and Coast Guard personnel carried out an extensive search both on land and on the water, however, there was nothing found to indicate anyone was injured in this incident.

The registered owner of the vehicle was contacted and they reported the vehicle had been removed without consent.

The matter is now under investigation and anyone with information is asked to call 211, or the main police number, 295-0011.

Public Thanked After Person of Interest Zywonde Lema Located

Fri, 2021-10-29

Zywonde Lema, a person of interest to the Bermuda Police Service, was arrested earlier today.

We wish to thank members of the public for their assistance in locating Mr. Lema.

Erroneous Information Circulating

Fri, 2021-10-29

The Bermuda Police Service (BPS) is once again appealing to the public to not circulate unfounded rumours and misinformation, since this serves no purpose other than to create discomfort and cause alarm in our community.

The BPS is aware of a voice note and accompanying image suggesting officers are engaged in a firearms incident involving a soldier at the Royal Bermuda Regiment, Warwick Camp Headquarters.

We wish to make it clear there is no truth to these claims.

Halloween Policing

Fri, 2021-10-29

The Bermuda Police Service, (BPS), wishes to assure the public that in light of recent acts of violence and in an effort to avert any reprisals, there will be a heightened police presence throughout the island over the coming days.

Chief Inspector, Alex Rollin of the Community Policing Division said, “With Halloween being this coming Sunday, the BPS is mindful there are persons within our community who may use this as an opportunity to commit unlawful acts. Such behaviour will not be tolerated and officers will use all lawful powers to deter and detect anti-social behaviour.

Although the Bermuda Police Service is well positioned to deal with Halloween from an enforcement perspective, our focus is also on public safety – and we appeal to the community to do their part to preserve the safety and security of everyone.

Given the current COVID restrictions, we anticipate that Halloween celebrations will be somewhat muted.

That notwithstanding, there is expected to be the traditional trick or treating and as such, we urge motorists to slow down to help keep the roads calmer, particularly when traveling through neighbourhoods. There will be more pedestrians on the roads – many of whom will be children dressed in dark coloured costumes. We don’t want a tragedy to occur.

We encourage older children, parents, friends and family to do their part in keeping their young children close by and safe. We also ask that persons walking along the main roads with young children wear brightly coloured clothing as well as reflective items and strongly encourage the use of flashlights during the hours of darkness.

Individuals attending Halloween parties are asked to act in a responsible manner. Carefully consider your options and the consequences. If you intend on consuming alcohol – please, do not make the mistake of driving whilst impaired. Poor choices can have long term ramifications.”

The Chief Inspector warned, “Avoid activities which may cause injury to persons and/or damage to property. Such acts include but are not limited to throwing eggs and other projectiles. We ask that parents, shopkeepers and gas station owners/operators be wary of persons, particularly those young in age, who attempt to purchase unusually large quantities of eggs.

Throwing eggs at people or property may seem like innocent fun – but this irresponsible and potentially dangerous act can cause personal injury and property damage. Therefore, anyone caught engaging in such activity will be dealt with appropriately.

In closing, the Bermuda Police Service would like to wish those participating in Halloween related activities a safe and enjoyable Halloween.”

Firearms Warrant Executed in Pembroke: One Arrest Made

Fri, 2021-10-29

The Bermuda Police Service (BPS), can confirm a firearms warrant was executed at a Euclid Avenue, Pembroke, residence at approximately 6:20 p.m., on Thursday 28th October, in connection with an ongoing investigation.

No firearms were recovered, however a suspect was taken into custody for questioning.

We apologise to area residents for the inconvenience caused during this exercise and thank you for your patience and understanding.

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