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Resignation of Constable Barbi Bishop

Mon, 2021-10-04

The Bermuda Police Service (BPS) can confirm that following the outcome of the Constitutional matter involving P.C. Barbi Bishop, P.C. Bishop tendered her resignation from the Service. The BPS has accepted her resignation with her last working day being the 27th September.

Resignation of Commissioner of Police Stephen Corbishley

Fri, 2021-10-01

The Bermuda Police Service wishes to thank former Commissioner Corbishley for his service. We also assure the public that the BPS continues to achieve its mission of Making Bermuda Safer, under the guidance of Acting Commissioner, Darrin Simons and his leadership team. 

There will not be any disruption in service to the community, while we await the appointment of the next Commissioner.

One Year Anniversary: Renewed Garrina Cann Murder Appeal

Wed, 2021-09-29

Today, Wednesday September 29th, 2021 marks the one-year anniversary of the brutal murder of Ms. Garrina Cann.

Members of the public will recall that on Tuesday 29th September, 2020, Ms. Cann was celebrating a birthday with several friends on the porch of her Sunset Pass, Pembroke residence when a gunman approached on foot and fired multiple shots at Ms. Cann, who lost her life in front of her friends & family.

Lead investigator, Acting Detective Inspector Jason Smith said, “We are confident there are persons in this community who know something about this shocking murder. We urge you to come forward and help us catch her killers and bring them to justice.

Rest assured any information provided, will be treated with the strictest confidence.”

If you know something, please make contact with Senior Investigative Officers, Detective Superintendent Nicholas Pedro on 717-0854 or, Acting Detective Inspector Jason Smith on 717-0864.

Alternatively, you may contact Crime Stoppers on 800-8477 or, https://www.crimestoppers.bm/2021/07/27/do-you-have-information/

Two Suspects Arrested: Duane Gibbons Murder Investigation

Tue, 2021-09-28

The Bermuda Police Service (BPS) can confirm two 18-year-old males have been arrested in connection with the investigation into the murder of 57-year-old Duane Gibbons.

You may remember Mr. Gibbons was found with a stab wound to his back, lying in the roadway just east of the Swizzle Inn on the North Shore Road, Hamilton Parish, around 2:15 a.m. on Thursday 16th September, 2021.

He was transported via ambulance to the King Edward VII Memorial Hospital, where he was subsequently pronounced dead.

Acting Detective Inspector Jason Smith who has spearheaded the investigation said, “We wish to thank those members of the public who have so far come forward and provided information to assist with the investigation into this matter and continue to encourage anyone who believes they may have information regarding the murder of Mr. Gibbons to please contact me on 717-0864, or Detective Sergeant Windol Thorpe on 717-0752.”

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

Reported Serious Multiple Vehicle Collision in Sandys

Sat, 2021-09-25

Shortly before 11:30 a.m. today, Saturday 25th September, 2021, police along with other emergency responders, attended a serious multiple vehicle collision involving a motorbike, a car and two trucks, outside Maxi Mart supermarket near the junction of Middle Road and Woodlawn Road, Sandys Parish.

Details are limited at this time, however, the 23-year-old male motorcycle rider sustained internal injuries while his 20-year-old female passenger sustained a broken leg.

They were transported via ambulance to King Edward VII Memorial Hospital, where at last check, they were being attended to for their injuries in the hospital’s Emergency Unit.

The drivers of the other two vehicles were not injured.

The roadway, which was blocked while the scene was being forensically processed, has now been reopened and we wish to thank the public for their patience and cooperation during the exercise.

Anyone with information on this incident is asked to call 211 or, the main police number, 295-0011.

Reported Serious Three Vehicle Collision, Somerset Road, Sandys [Updated]

Fri, 2021-09-24

Around 5:30pm on Friday 24th September 2021, police and first responders attended a serious three vehicle collision on Somerset Road at the junction with Scaur Lane in Sandys.

Early information suggests that a 21 year old female was traveling east on a rental cycle, when she attempted to negotiate a left hand bend and collided with another cycle which was traveling in the same direction and a truck which was traveling in the opposite direction.

She was taken to KEMH for what is described as serious injuries to her arm. The rider of the other motorcycle, a 60 year old male, was also taken to hospital for treatment of what is described as minor leg injuries. The 56 year old truck driver was not reported to be injured. 

Traffic is currently being diverted onto the Railway Trail using a one way system at Sound View Road for traffic headed east and Lantana Road for traffic headed west, while traffic accident investigators process the scene.

Update: The road has reopened.

Two Vehicle Collision in Hamilton Parish

Tue, 2021-09-21

Shortly before 1pm on Tuesday 21st September 2021, police and other first responders attended a report of a two vehicle collision on North Shore Road, at the junction with Radnor Road, (Crawl Hill) Hamilton Parish, involving a rental cycle and a truck.

Initial information suggests that a female riding a rental cycle collided with a truck, as she attempted to exit the junction.

The female motorcyclist was conveyed to KEMH for treatment of what was described as non-life threatening injuries. The male truck driver was not reported to be injured.

The collision caused a minor disruption to traffic, as traffic was diverted onto Radnor Road until the accident scene was clear.

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