Around 1:20pm on Monday, July 28th police officers including Marine Unit officers were dispatched to a reported male swimmer in distress in the waters of Bailey’s Bay, Hamilton parish.
On arrival it appears that the 31 year old Hamilton parish man involved was located along the shoreline of an islet conscious and breathing.
Over the weekend police officers arrested two people on suspicion of impaired driving as the Selective Traffic Enforcement Programme (STEP) continues.
Officers also arrested seven people for outstanding warrants and conducted liquor license checks at various liquor licensed premises throughout the island.
Around 10:20pm on Thursday, July 24th first responders attended a reported single vehicle collision on Harbour Road in Paget near the junction with Highwood Lane.
It appears that a car was being driven along Harbour Road when it collided with a wall.
The Bermuda Police Service would like to advise the motoring public that during a scheduled march on Parliament starting at 1pm Friday July 25th, vehicular traffic will be prohibited along sections of the following streets until the procession has concluded.
The Bermuda Police Service would like to take this opportunity to inform the public, but more specifically those living in the western end of the island, that the Somerset Police Station will be temporarily closed from Wednesday July 23rd for approximately three weeks in order for a new radio tower to be installed onto the grounds adjoining the Police Station on Somerset Road.
As a result of this temporary closure, a temporary police office has been established at the Royal Naval Dockyard; Building #15 2 Sally Port Lane, North Basin, Dockyard next to the Makin’ Waves store, at the site of the soon to be opened Dockyard Marine and Community Police office.
The Bermuda Police Service is advising businesses and their staff as well as residents to be vigilant regarding counterfeit Bermuda $100 notes bearing serial number 242219 and counterfeit Bermuda $50 notes bearing serial number A30763 currently in circulation.
If counterfeit cash is detected during a transaction, the person receiving the fake money should hold on to it, note the description of the individual who tendered it and contact police immediately.
The Bermuda Police Service can now confirm the 7th and 8th road fatalities for this year, 32 year old Gladwin N’Tiko Smith and 23 year old Meshach Swan, who were fatally injured in separate collisions early Sunday morning.
Mr. Smith died after the motorcycle he was riding collided with a roadside embankment and a stone pillar along Harrington Sound Road in Hamilton parish near the junction with Cedarberry Drive around 1:55am Sunday, July 20th.