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Man Arrested for Social Media Threats, Menacing Comments Directed at Premier

Wed, 2022-01-19

This morning, officers from the Criminal Investigation Unit carried out a search at a Hamilton Parish residence, after an investigation was launched into threats and other menacing comments made on social media toward the Premier Hon. David Burt during a live interview.

A 34-year-old man has been arrested and detained in relation to this matter.

Persons should be mindful that threats, offensive and other menacing acts towards anyone on social media maybe contrary to the Electronic Communications Act 2011, and persons committing such acts if found guilty maybe imprisoned for one year or be fined $25,000.00, or both.

No further information on this investigation will be provided at this time.

Man Stabbed in St. George’s on Sunday Remains Hospitalised in ICU

Tue, 2022-01-11

Around 7:25pm on Sunday January 9th 2022, a 56-year-old man attended the Southside Police Station, to report that he had been stabbed in the area of the Scrap Yard, Southside, St. George’s.

The victim was transported to KEMH for treatment of his injuries, where he remains in ICU. However, his condition is not known at this time.

A short while later, a 58-year-old man was arrested and detained in connection with this incident.

Detectives are appealing for any witnesses to this stabbing incident to call the Criminal Investigations Department on 247-1744 or 211 as soon as possible.

Members of the public with any relevant information are also encouraged to call the independent and confidential Crime Stoppers hotline 800-8477.

Drug Seizure & Arrest Made After Traffic Stop

Fri, 2022-01-07

Shortly before 9:30 p.m. on Thursday, 6th January, 2022, police officers attempted to stop a motorcycle rider who failed to stop at a red light at the junction of Burnaby Street and Front Street.

The motorcycle rider ignored the officers and a short chase ensued. The rider, a seventeen-year-old male, was eventually stopped without damage or injury and detained.

Checks revealed the bike was uninsured, unlicensed and the rider had no valid driver's license.

Upon being searched at Hamilton Police Station, the rider was found to be in possession of a number of small plastic twists and numerous sealable baggies containing substances believed to be controlled drugs. As a result, he was arrested for possession of drugs with intent to supply.

During a subsequent search of his residence, officers recovered items of drug paraphernalia.

All seized items, were submitted for forensic analysis to determine the presence of controlled drugs.

Road Safety Reminder

Thu, 2022-01-06

More than eight thousand dollars in traffic fines issued in just the first week of the new year.

Fines were handed out for impaired driving and for speeding offences with speeds ranging from 65KMPH to 85KMPH.

Chief Inspector Robert Cardwell of the Bermuda Police Service Tactical Unit remarked, “It’s no secret speed and driving whilst impaired or, a combination of the two, are the biggest contributing factors to road traffic collisions in general and fatal road traffic collisions in general.

There were seventeen fatal road traffic collisions in 2021 with the vast majority of them involving excessive speed, impaired driving or a combination of the two."

The Chief Inspector reminded, “Operation Vega remains in effect and we will continue to target:

Rider Hurt: Reported Single Vehicle Rental Cycle Crash on North Shore Road

Wed, 2022-01-05

Around 7:00pm on Wednesday 5th January 2022, police and first responders were dispatched to a report of single vehicle road traffic collision on North Shore Road, just east of the Aquarium.

A 67 year-old man, who was traveling on a livery cycle, has been transported to hospital for treatment of his injuries, the extent of which is unknown at this time.

Traffic is being diverted around the scene using a single lane system. We are advising motorists to use alternative routes until this scene has been cleared.

Witness Appeal: Two Motorcycle Collision in Sandys Parish

Tue, 2022-01-04

The Bermuda Police Service, is once again requesting the public’s assistance with the investigation into a serious two vehicle road traffic collision, which occurred just east of Woody’s Drive in, Sandys, shortly before 7:00 pm on Tuesday 28th December, 2021.

At the time, a 54-year-old male motorcycle rider was traveling east on Malabar Road in the vicinity of the Bermuda Coast Guard facility. A 27-year-old male on another motorcycle was traveling in a westerly direction, when they were involved in a collision.

Both men were transported to hospital via ambulance, with what were described as serious but non-life-threatening injuries.

The 54-year-old has since been airlifted to Boston, for further treatment for injuries which include facial and skull fractures as well as a back injury.

The condition of the second victim remains unclear at this time.

Investigators are particularly interested in speaking with the occupants of a dark coloured motorcar, which was in the immediate area at the time of the collision.

Anyone with information on this incident or, that dark coloured vehicle, is asked to get in contact with PC Tiffani Williams by calling 247-1683 or via e-mail tiffani.williams@bps.bm.

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