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Sudden Death in Pembroke [Updated]

Wed, 2020-02-12

Around 8:20 this morning (Wednesday, February 12th) officers on inquiries in the Parsons Road, Pembroke area were alerted to a foul smell coming from an abandoned building.

Upon investigation they discovered the partially decomposed body of a black male.

An on call doctor attended the location a short time later and certified death.

Renewed Public Appeal: Help Locate 65 Year Old Colin Fubler [Updated]

Mon, 2020-02-10

The Bermuda Police Service is renewing the public appeal to locate 65 year old Colin Fubler.

Mr. Fubler has not been seen for the last two weeks, but was only reported missing on Friday 7th February.

However, there have apparently been recent sightings of Mr. Fubler along Reid Street in the City of Hamilton.

Mr. Fubler is described as a black male, approximately 5 feet 9 inches tall, of medium build, weighing around 175 pounds.

He has a bushy hairstyle, thick beard and walks with his head hung to one side.

Police efforts to locate Mr. Fubler since he was reported missing are ongoing, but have been unsuccessful to date.

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of 65 year old Colin Fubler is asked to call the main police telephone number 295-0011 as soon as possible.

Update: Friday, February 14th - The Bermuda Police Service can now confirm the death of 65 year-old Mr. Colin Fubler, and extends sincere condolences to his family and friends.

Mr. Fubler’s lifeless body was found by police officers on patrol at around 8:20 am on Wednesday, February 12th, at an abandoned house on Parsons Road in Pembroke.

Foul play is not suspected and a cause of death is being examined.

Constable to Appear in Court on Suspicion of Defeating the Course of Justice

Mon, 2020-02-10

Commissioner of Police Mr. Stephen Corbishley - "A serving police officer was this morning charged with offences relating to unauthorized access to police information and drug matters.

Lakila Hart was arrested in June 2019 on suspicion of defeating the course of justice and remains suspended from duty.

Constable Hart will appear before Magistrates’ Court on the 10th of March.

The above is not an indication of guilt to the officer concerned as this is now a matter for the courts to make judgement on.

As I have stated previously, the Bermuda Police Service (BPS) has recently invested resources into its Professional Standards Department, which has responsibility to ensure the Service acts with integrity and professionalism.

However, these matters are small in number and do not represent the hard work, ethical standards and professionalism displayed by police officers and staff that work tirelessly each day to keep Bermuda safe.

In fact, the number of officers suspended is just 1.5% of the Service and is not representative of the hard work and honesty of staff.

That notwithstanding, it is essential in securing the public’s confidence in our services that we act when serious wrong doing by police employees is identified."

Ballistic Testing Shows No New Firearms Used in Recent Firearm Incidents

Mon, 2020-02-10

As the investigations into the recent firearms incidents continue, the Bermuda Police Service (BPS) would like to thank the community for their willingness to assist by providing information which has proven invaluable to our efforts.

To that end, as we seek to provide reassurance, the BPS can confirm that ballistic testing has revealed that the firearms used in these recent incidents, have revealed that these are not new weapons and have been linked to previous matters which have resulted in the arrest of individuals for suspected involvement in those crimes.

Reported Missing Person: 57 Year Old Malcolm Symonds [Located]

Sun, 2020-02-09

The Bermuda Police Service is appealing for the public’s assistance in locating 57 year old Malcolm Symonds.

Mr. Symonds – described as brown complexioned, 5 feet 7 inches tall with short black hair and facial hair – is known to frequent the Spanish Point, Pembroke area.

He was last seen by a family member in the Bean Dale, Pembroke area near Admiralty House Park around 2pm Tuesday, February 4th and was said to be wearing black pants and a black top at that time.

So far, efforts by police officers to locate Mr. Symonds have been unsuccessful.

There is concern for the wellbeing of 57 year old Malcolm Symonds and anyone with information on his whereabouts is encouraged to call police on 295-0011 at the earliest opportunity.

Update: 57 year old Malcolm Symonds was found safe and well earlier this evening. The Bermuda Police Service would like to thank the public for their assistance in locating him.

Reported Missing Person: 65 Year Old Colin Fubler

Sun, 2020-02-09

The Bermuda Police Service is seeking the public's assistance in locating 65 year old Colin Fubler.

Mister Fubler has not been seen for the last two weeks but was only reported missing on Friday 7th February.

Mister Fubler is a black male. He is approximately 5' 9" tall, of medium build and weighing 175 pounds.

Mr. Fubler, is an outpatient of the Mid Atlantic Wellness Institute. He sports a bushy hairstyle, thick beard and walks with his head hung to one side.

Police efforts to locate Mr. Fubler since he was reported missing continue, but have been unsuccessful so far.

However, a member of the public apparently saw Mr. Fubler Saturday, February 8th along Reid Street in the City of Hamilton.

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Colin Fubler, is asked to contact the main police number on 295-0011.

Update on Inquiries Into Recent Firearm Incidents

Thu, 2020-02-06

Detective Superintendent Nicholas Pedro, Officer in Charge, Crime Division - A 17 year old male from Devonshire was arrested by armed officers & detectives last night on Court Street, in relation to the attempted murder of a man on North Shore Road on Monday afternoon. He remains in custody while officers question him, and continue to gather evidence. Searches were conducted at his residence.

The 26 year old victim in this case remains in the Intensive Care Unit of the hospital for significant injuries sustained in this attack.

Also last night, a search warrant was conducted at a Pembroke residence in relation to the robbery at the Gold Standard shop in Washington Mall.

A 59 year old male was arrested on suspicion of handling stolen property, and also remains in custody.

Serious Crime Unit detectives are actively pursuing lines of enquiry from the shootings in Warwick from Monday evening, and the information from the public has been immensely helpful so far. However we still need a push from the community to help us bring the offenders from each of these crimes to justice.

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