Further Witness Appeal: Jokeem Richardson Road Fatality

Thu, 2017-05-18

The investigation and appeal for witnesses continues regarding the fatal collision that claimed the life of 23 year old Jokeem Richardson, which occurred around 4:15pm Wednesday, May 10th on Blue Hole Hill in Hamilton parish.

In particular public bus passengers and other motorists that were traveling through the area at the time, as well as persons waiting at the bus stops in the area near Grotto Bay Beach Resort that witnessed the collision, are encouraged to come forward and contact the Roads Policing Unit on 247-1788.

Advisory: Deceptive E-mail Circulating

The Bermuda Police Service would like to remind members of the public to remain vigilant regarding online fraud, in light of a deceptive e-mail circulating claiming to originate from Headquarters, Revenue Department, HM Customs Yacht Reporting Centre, St. George's, Bermuda.

The e-mail alleges to be from an Inspector Williams Ford of the Interpol Bermuda Unit and states that the recipient’s significant other was arrested and is still in custody, but once the e-mail is responded to, they will work to release the detained person.

Once again, residents are advised not to respond to unsolicited correspondence (via e-mail, fax, letter or telephone call) and individuals should be extremely cautious when asked to send funds to persons who have contacted them unexpectedly, especially via the internet.

U.S. $100 Counterfeit Currency Circulating

The public is advised to be vigilant regarding counterfeit U.S. $100 notes currently in circulation bearing serial number LB73918531S.

Employees are once again advised that if counterfeit cash is detected during a transaction, the member of staff receiving the fake money should hold on to it, note the description of the individual who tendered it and contact police immediately.

Similarly, members of the public should take a few seconds to examine any money they may receive, especially the larger denominations.

Persons who may have unknowingly received counterfeit currency are encouraged to contact the nearest police station at the earliest opportunity to report the matter.

As a reminder it is a criminal offence to pass to another, possess, make or reproduce any counterfeit currency; punishable by up to five years in prison – and those caught committing such offences can expect to be prosecuted.

Suspicious circumstances regarding suspected counterfeit currency should be reported directly to detectives at the Criminal Investigation Department on 247-1744 or the independent and confidential Crime Stoppers hotline 800-8477.