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Motorcyclist Chases Car Driver From Devonshire to City of Hamilton: Witnesses Sought

Tue, 2022-09-20

Police are investigating an incident which occurred shortly after 8:00 p.m. on Monday, 19th September, 2022, on South Road near Devonshire Bay.

The incident involved a single rider on a motorcycle pursuing a silver coloured motorcar, east on South Road towards Collectors Hill then back west on South Road to Trimmingham Hill.

The pursuit continued over Trimmingham Hill on to East Broadway then up Spurling Hill to Reid Street and on to Court Street.

It ended near the junction of Parliament and Church Streets when the cycle rode away.

The cycle is described as a dark step though motorcycle.

The rider was a black male wearing a face mask/bandana with a skull print, a dark coloured helmet and a black and white Tee-shirt.

Police are particularly interested in speaking with a taxi operator who was driving his taxi in the area of Spurling Hill, and may have had to take evasive action as a result of this incident.

Anyone who may have witnessed this incident or has any information on it, is asked to call 211 or the Duty Sergeant at the Hamilton Police Station at 295-0011.

Witness Appeal After Two Injured During Altercation at Warwick Camp

Sun, 2022-09-18

Shortly before 11:00 a.m. today, Sunday, September 18th, 2022, police received a number of reports of an altercation involving several individuals during a private event at the Royal Bermuda Regiment Headquarters, Warwick Camp, South Road, Warwick.

A 35-year-old male sustained non-life-threatening stab wounds to the leg during the incident.

A 62-year-old female was left with swelling to her head as well as bruising to her arms and legs.

Both victims were attended to by EMTs at the scene and transported by ambulance to King Edward VII Memorial Hospital for further treatment.

An investigation into this matter has now commenced and anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Sergeant Seymour Foote on 717-2282. You may also call 211, the main police number, 295-0011 or Crime Stoppers on 800-8477.

Alternatively, we urge you to provide the information to a police officer with whom you are familiar.

Investigators are particularly interested in speaking with anyone who may have recorded video of the incident.

Man Hospitalised With Serious Head Injury Identified, Inquiries Ongoing

Sat, 2022-09-17

The Bermuda Police Service (BPS) can now identify the man hospitalised with a potentially life threatening head injury as 62-year-old Randall Walker.

At last check, Mr. Walker remained in the hospital’s Intensive Care Unit.

Around 1pm Thursday, 15th September 2022, a member of the public reported finding the 62-year-old lying on the ground with a head wound outside a Pembroke Park Lane residence.

He had apparently fallen from a wall at the Pembroke property.

Inquiries continue regarding the circumstances of this incident and members of the public with any information – in particular, those with knowledge of Mr. Walker’s whereabouts in the hours prior to 1pm Thursday – are once again urged to come forward.

Please contact Detective Inspector Clifford Roberts on 717-0590, 247-1744, e-mail croberts2@bps.bm or call 211.

Any information received by the BPS will be treated in the strictest of confidence.

Alternatively, tips can be provided to the independent and confidential Crime Stoppers hotline at 800-8477.

BPS Representative to Attend Her Majesty’s State Funeral

Fri, 2022-09-16

The Bermuda Police Service, (BPS), will be represented at the State Funeral for Her Majesty the Queen.

Inspector Derrick Golding will take part in ceremonial duties during the State Funeral.

Acting Deputy Commissioner Martin Weekes explained: “It all came about after an invitation was received from Sir Mark Rowley, Commissioner of The Metropolitan Police in London, for all British Overseas Territories and Crown Dependencies to each send a representative officer to the UK to take part in Ceremonial Duties.

Inspector Golding was selected by the BPS’ Senior Leadership Team to represent Bermuda at this prestigious occasion. Inspector Golding, recently promoted to the rank of Inspector was Guard Commander at the Proclamation Ceremony Parade on Front Street to mark the Ascension of King Charles III this past weekend.”

Inspector Golding is a former BPS Drill Sergeant and was the Baton of Honour recipient on his Recruit Foundation Course. He has represented the BPS on numerous parades and other Ceremonial functions since joining the Service as a Cadet in 2004.

Inquiries Underway Regarding Reported Medical Emergency [Updated]

Fri, 2022-09-16

Approximately 1pm Thursday 15th September 2022, police and fellow first responders attended a reported medical emergency involving a person found outside a Pembroke Park Lane residence.

On arrival at the Pembroke property the individual in question, understood to be a 62-year-old Devonshire man, was located. He had apparently fallen from a wall and sustained a head wound.

EMTs rendered first aid on site before transporting him to King Edward VII Memorial Hospital via ambulance, where he continues to be treated for a potentially life threatening head injury.

Inquiries are underway regarding the circumstances of this reported medical emergency and members of the public with any information are urged to come forward.

Please contact Detective Inspector Clifford Roberts on 717-0590, 247-1744, e-mail croberts2@bps.bm or call 211.

Alternatively, tips can be provided to the confidential Crime Stoppers hotline at 800-8477.

The public’s assistance is greatly appreciated and any information received will be treated in the strictest of confidence.

Update: Saturday, 17th SeptemberThe Bermuda Police Service (BPS) can now identify the man hospitalised with a potentially life threatening head injury as 62-year-old Randall Walker.

At last check, Mr. Walker remained in the hospital’s Intensive Care Unit.

Around 1pm Thursday, 15th September 2022, a member of the public reported finding the 62-year-old lying on the ground with a head wound outside a Pembroke Park Lane residence.

He had apparently fallen from a wall at the Pembroke property.

Inquiries continue regarding the circumstances of this incident and members of the public with any information – in particular, those with knowledge of Mr. Walker’s whereabouts in the hours prior to 1pm Thursday – are once again urged to come forward.

Please contact Detective Inspector Clifford Roberts on 717-0590, 247-1744, e-mail croberts2@bps.bm or call 211.

Any information received by the BPS will be treated in the strictest of confidence.

Alternatively, tips can be provided to the independent and confidential Crime Stoppers hotline at 800-8477.

Acting Superintendent Laws Participates in West Midlands Police 2022 Operation Unity Observer Programme

Thu, 2022-09-15

As part of ongoing efforts to ensure our officers receive high level training in preparation for leadership roles and providing overall better policing, Acting Superintendent Jerome Laws recently participated in the “West Midlands Police 2022 Operation Unity Observer Programme.” The programme provided an opportunity for police and security partners to gain first hand insight into the planning and delivery of a major operation.

The Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games took place in the West Midlands between Thursday 28th July until Monday 8th August. The region, with the help of West Midlands Police and colleagues from all over the United Kingdom, hosted more than 6,000 athletes from across 73 Commonwealth nations and territories. The observer programme provided delegates with the opportunity to see first-hand, the final security operation preparations in a controlled environment.

Delegates visited key logistical sites and heard invaluable first hand insights into specific areas of planning and delivery of the Games. With the opportunity to visit both competition and non-competition venues, integral operational and logistics hubs and hear direct from the team, delegates learnt about the approach to the planning operation, how the plans developed and the lessons learnt along the way. 

The comprehensive programme covered work streams such as:

·         Operations, Support, Command and Control

·         Resourcing

·         Transport & Logistics

·         Engagement

·         Business Support

·         Business Continuity

·         Testing & Exercise Testing

17-Year-Old Rider in ICU After Collision Near Devonshire Post Office

Thu, 2022-09-15

Around 4pm Wednesday, 14th September 2022, a serious two vehicle collision involving a SUV and a motorcycle occurred at the junction of Middle Road and Orange Valley Road in Devonshire, near Devonshire Post Office.

It now appears that the driver of the SUV was exiting Orange Valley Road to head west along Middle Road when the motorcyclist, who was travelling east along Middle Road behind a taxi, attempted to overtake the taxi. As a result, the SUV and motorcycle collided. The SUV then struck a wall and went over an embankment.

The rider involved, said to be a 17-year-old male from Pembroke, was rushed to King Edward VII Memorial Hospital via ambulance for treatment of head injuries. At last check he had been admitted into the Intensive Care Unit.

The SUV driver, said to be a 57-year-old Paget woman, was not hurt.

Both vehicles were damaged and traffic in the area was diverted for approximately two hours while the scene was processed.

Inquiries continue and any witnesses that have not already come forward are asked to contact Constable Bruce Sandham on 211, or e-mail bsandham@bps.bm, as soon as possible.

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