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Sudden Death of Sean Tavares

Mon, 2017-08-21

The Bermuda Police Service can now confirm the death of 51 year old Sean Tavares and extends sincere condolences to his family and friends.

Mr. Tavares was found in an unresponsive state at the American International Building in Pembroke around 7:30am Friday, August 18th and transported to King Edward VII Memorial Hospital via ambulance where he was later pronounced dead.

As previously stated foul play is not suspected. However, an autopsy is anticipated.

Witness Appeal: Murder of Jahkoby Smith

Fri, 2017-08-18

Around 7:15pm on Saturday 29th July, Jahkoby Smith was fatally stabbed after he was involved in an altercation which took place at the West End Sailboat Club, Sandys, during a wake being held for the late Jachari Francis.

Police continue to appeal for witnesses to this incident. Anyone who may have information, particularly anyone who was at the West End Sailboat Club or in the general vicinity around the time of the incident or anyone knowing the movements of Jahkoby Smith prior to this incident, is urged to contact Detective Sergeant Dean Martin of the Serious Crime Unit on 247-1739 or the confidential Crime Stoppers hotline on 800-8477.

Proactive Policing Results in Arrests for Firearm, Ammunition & Drug Offences

Wed, 2017-08-16

Police officers conducting ongoing enquiries regarding a specific investigation had cause to stop a car in the St. Mary’s Road, Warwick area Tuesday evening (August 15th).

A firearm and a quantity of ammunition were seized. Two men in the vehicle were subsequently arrested in connection with the matter. One of the men was also arrested on suspicion of possessing a controlled drug.

Both men remain in police custody at this time pending further enquiries.

Witness Appeal After Two Injured in Dockyard Incident

Tue, 2017-08-15

Around 3:20am today, Tuesday August 15th, police and first responders attended an incident in Dockyard near King’s Wharf.

Circumstances remain unclear at this time. However, initial information suggests that two cruise ship workers were involved in a scuffle with up to four locals.

Apparently two of the individuals involved (one local and one crew member) sustained superficial injuries before both crew members were able to escape to the safety of their cruise ship.

Post Cup Match Press Release

Mon, 2017-08-07

Speaking notes of Superintendent Darrin Simons

The Bermuda Police report a very active Cup Match holiday period that commenced on Wednesday evening August 2nd and concluded on Sunday August 6th at 3am.  During that period of time there were at least 10 major events including Cup Match. On the Friday of Cup Match it is reported that close to 10,000 people were in attendance.  Over the five-day period, 55 persons were arrested and a number of those individuals appeared in Magistrates Court this morning. Two persons were also arrested and placed before the courts this morning as a result of a robbery that took place on Friday the 4th of August. A further two people were arrested and bailed in relation to the stabbing that took place on Wednesday afternoon on Queen Street.

Omari Symonds Named As 9th Road Fatality for 2017

Mon, 2017-08-07

The Bermuda Police Service can now confirm the death of 22-year-old Omari Symonds, who tragically lost his life after being involved in a two vehicle collision, which took place on Middle Road, Devonshire near the junction with Chaingate Hill. Sadly, this marks the 9th road traffic fatality for 2017.

Initial reports suggest that Mr. Symonds was travelling in an easterly direction on his motorcycle, when he collided with a private motorcar headed in the opposite direction.

Cup Match Policing Plan 2017

Tue, 2017-08-01

Cup Match Comments from Superintendent Darrin Simons

The annual Cup Match holiday is a significant time in Bermuda. It provides the opportunity as a community to come together to celebrate our heritage and enjoy the festive spirit. Traditionally the majority of Bermuda’s residents focus on the actual two days of cricket. However from a policing perspective the BPS has implemented a comprehensive policing plan which runs between Wednesday August 2nd through to Sunday 6th August 2017.  During that period there will be approximately 20 events taking place on both land and sea. Some of these events will attract crowds of people numbering in the thousands.

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