The Bermuda Police Service has compiled an Information Statement in preparation for the introduction of the Public Access to Information Act 2010. In accordance with Section 5 (4) of the act, as of April 1st 2015, the Information Statement will be made available for inspection by the public at Police Headquarters in Devonshire, at any police station, at the Bermuda National Library, at the Bermuda Archives and online at http://www.bermudapolice.bm.
Following the recommendation of the Public Service Commission and the approval of His Excellency the Governor, the Commissioner of Police is pleased to announce the promotion of Superintendent Martin Weekes to the rank of Assistant Commissioner. Mr. Weekes will take up the portfolio of Crime and Intelligence.
Commissioner Michael DeSilva - "On behalf of my senior colleagues, and all ranks and support staff of the Bermuda Police Service and the Bermuda Reserve Police, I extend our deep sympathies to the family of Fire Fighter Dawayne Smith on their untimely loss, as well as to his friends and colleagues of the Bermuda Fire and Rescue Service. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time."
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Around 3:00am this morning, [August 25 2015] a 25yr old male motorcyclist was found lying unconscious with apparent facial injuries on North Shore Road near the junction with Jennings Road, Smiths.
Although details surrounding this incident are vague, it is believed that the man was travelling east along North Shore Road, when he lost control of his cycle and collided with a wall.
Bermuda Service held a press conference at the Rural Hill Plaza in Paget, where Mr Johnathan Darrell was fatally wounded.
Supt. Sean Field-Lament- "On behalf of the Bermuda Police Service, I would like to express our heartfelt sympathies to the family and friends of Jonathan Darrell. Our thoughts are with them during these very difficult times. The Bermuda Police Service has launched an investigation into the untimely death of Mr. Darrell which is spearheaded by the Serious Crime Unit (SCU) under the direction of Acting Inspector Jason Smith and a family liaison officer has been assigned to the family of the deceased to help them manage and cope with the process. This marks the second murder for 2015 and already officers are following some promising lines of inquiry.
Bermuda Police Service can now confirm the death of 27 year old Johnathan Darrell of Fairhaven Lane in Sandys who died as a result of an incident that took place on Saturday August 22nd at 4:15am at the Rural Hill Plaza in Paget just outside of Ice Queen. It appears that a major melee took place in the parking lot with a number of people involved. As a result, Johnathan Darrell from Sandys was taken to King Edward Memorial Hospital with an apparent stab wound to his chest.
Police and first responders attended a report of an incident that took place at Rural Hill Plaza outside of Ice Queen in Paget on Saturday, 4:15am. Details are still unfolding but it appears that a major melee took place in the parking lot with a number of people involved. As a result, a 27 year old male from Southampton was taken to King Edward Memorial Hospital with an apparent stab wound to his chest. Unfortunately, the victim was pronounced dead at 4:28 am Saturday.