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Rightful Owners Invited to Claim Impounded Vehicles

Tue, 2023-02-07

The Bermuda Police Service (BPS) currently has 35 vehicles in its Prospect, Devonshire impound. 14 (or 40%) of the impounded vehicles are listed as recovered stolen motorcycles.

Our priority is to return these vehicles to their rightful owners.

Members of the public are encouraged to review the list of registration numbers in the Official Gazette notice on the Government of Bermuda’s website, to identify any vehicle that may belong to them.

The notice can be found at: https://www.gov.bm/theofficialgazette/notices/gn01622023.

Registered owners may reclaim their vehicles by contacting the BPS Impound Office, Monday to Friday between 9am and 5pm, at telephone number 247-1751.

Any vehicle not claimed within 21 days will be disposed of, in accordance with the Police Property Act, 1921.

BPS Update Regarding Island-Wide Power Outage

Sat, 2023-02-04

Around 3:20 pm on Friday, 3rd February, 2022, the Bermuda Electric Light Company, (BELCO), experienced a mechanical fault in its operations which led to an islandwide power outage.

The Bermuda Police Service, (BPS), immediately moved to mitigate against any disruption to the flow of traffic by posting officers at all major intersections where traffic lights were off due to the power outage, to assist with traffic control.

The BPS also acted expeditiously to bring on additional officers to assist with increased high visibility patrols to not only to deter anti-social behaviour and reduce the risk of criminal activity as a result of the outage, particularly during the hours of darkness and to provide reassurance to the wider community as well as business owners and operators.

The additional resources also assisted in reducing negative driving behaviour and preventing against serious traffic collisions.

Acting Deputy Commissioner of Police, Na’imah Astwood, stated: “I wish to thank the community for working with your Bermuda Police Service during the events of yesterday.

There were no calls for service in relation to any major incidents requiring police attention during or, as a result of yesterday’s power outage.

Some members of the public, like the young man employed at the Esso City Tigermart and others, assisted with traffic control until the arrival of an officer.”

There were a few minor damage only, traffic collisions reported.

ADCOP Astwood added: “I take this time to say a heartfelt thank you to our officers, who on such short notice transitioned seamlessly from their regular taskings, working in cohesion to meet the demands resulting from yesterday’s events.

Your efforts ensured there were no disruptions to the saftey and security of our country. I am very proud.”

The BPS has spent the last few hours ensuring there were no untoward occurrences while the community and businesses resume normal activity and we continue our work making Bermuda safer.

First Road Fatality of 2023: 40-Year-Old Miguel Butterfield

Fri, 2023-02-03

The Bermuda Police Service (BPS) can now confirm the death of 40-year-old Miguel Butterfield, Bermuda’s first road fatality of 2023, and extends sincere condolences to his family and friends.

Mr. Butterfield was seriously hurt in a reported multiple vehicle collision involving the motorcycle he was riding, three other motorcycles and a car on South Road, Southampton, near the junction with Lighthouse Road, around 11:45pm Sunday, 29th January 2023.

Sadly, despite lifesaving efforts at the scene, which continued as he was rushed to King Edward VII Memorial Hospital via ambulance, Mr. Butterfield was later pronounced dead at the hospital.

A BPS Family Liaison Officer is providing relevant support to his loved ones and the Roads Policing Unit continues to investigate the circumstances of this year’s first road fatality.

Any witnesses that have not already come forward, or members of the public with relevant information, are now encouraged to contact Sergeant Anton Gilbert on 717-2338, or via e-mail agilbert@bps.bm.

They can also share any information they may have with a police officer they’re familiar with.

Second Road Fatality of 2023: 38-Year-Old Jason Simmons

Thu, 2023-02-02

The Bermuda Police Service (BPS) can now confirm the death of 38-year-old Jason Simmons, Bermuda’s second road fatality of 2023, and extends sincere condolences to his family and friends.

Mr. Simmons was seriously hurt in a reported single vehicle motorcycle crash on Somerset Road, near Mangrove Bay Road, Sandys parish – in the vicinity of the former Somerset Country Squire Restaurant & Pub – around 11:55pm Tuesday, January 31st 2023.

He was rushed to King Edward VII Memorial Hospital via ambulance, but sadly, later pronounced dead at the hospital.

A BPS Family Liaison Officer continues to provide relevant support to his loved ones.

Investigators are renewing their appeal for any witnesses to this fatal crash to come forward.

Anyone with related information that can assist is encouraged to call the Roads Policing Unit on 247-1788, or the non-emergency reporting number 211, at the earliest opportunity.

Alternatively, please share any information that you may have with a police officer you’re familiar with.

Second Road Fatality of 2023 [Updated]

Wed, 2023-02-01

Sadly, the Bermuda Police Service (BPS) can confirm that the 38-year-old man seriously hurt in a reported single vehicle motorcycle crash in Sandys parish Tuesday night was pronounced dead in the early morning hours of Wednesday, 1st February 2023.

The death of the 38-year-old man, who is understood to have been a Sandys parish resident, marks Bermuda’s second road fatality of 2023.

It is believed that the fatal crash occurred around 11:55pm Tuesday, 31st January 2023 on Somerset Road, near the junction with Mangrove Bay Road, when the 38-year-old motorcyclist struck a sidewalk near the former Somerset Country Squire Restaurant & Pub.

A BPS Family Liaison Officer has been assigned to provide relevant support to the deceased’s loved ones at this difficult time.

Traffic in the area was diverted for approximately two and a half hours, while the scene was processed.

The investigation into this latest road fatality continues and any witnesses are now encouraged to call the Roads Policing Unit on 247-1788 as soon as possible.

Update: Thursday, 2nd FebruaryThe Bermuda Police Service (BPS) can now confirm the death of 38-year-old Jason Simmons, Bermuda’s second road fatality of 2023, and extends sincere condolences to his family and friends.

Mr. Simmons was seriously hurt in a reported single vehicle motorcycle crash on Somerset Road, near Mangrove Bay Road, Sandys parish – in the vicinity of the former Somerset Country Squire Restaurant & Pub – around 11:55pm Tuesday, January 31st 2023.

He was rushed to King Edward VII Memorial Hospital via ambulance, but sadly, later pronounced dead at the hospital.

A BPS Family Liaison Officer continues to provide relevant support to his loved ones.

Investigators are renewing their appeal for any witnesses to this fatal crash to come forward.

Anyone with related information that can assist is encouraged to call the Roads Policing Unit on 247-1788, or the non-emergency reporting number 211, at the earliest opportunity.

Alternatively, please share any information that you may have with a police officer you’re familiar with.

Reported Serious Motorcycle Crash in Sandys Parish [Updated]

Tue, 2023-01-31

Around 11:55pm Tuesday, 31st January 2023 a reported serious motorcycle crash occurred on Somerset Road in Sandys parish, near the junction with Mangrove Bay Road.

Details are limited at this time. However, early information suggests that the motorcycle involved was being ridden west along Somerset Road when the rider, understood to be a 38 year old male, struck the sidewalk near the former Somerset Country Squire.

The rider was rushed to King Edward VII Memorial Hospital via ambulance for treatment of injuries that are believed to be serious.

Traffic diversions in the area are currently in effect, while the scene is processed.

Any witnesses are encouraged to call 211 as soon as possible.

Update: As of 2:30am Wednesday, 1st February 2023, traffic diversions were lifted. However, inquiries regarding this motorcycle crash continue. Any witnesses are once again encouraged to call 211 as soon as possible. A further update is anticipated in due course.

Update: Second Road Fatality - Sadly, the Bermuda Police Service (BPS) can confirm that the 38-year-old man seriously hurt in a reported single vehicle motorcycle crash in Sandys parish Tuesday night was pronounced dead in the early morning hours of Wednesday, 1st February 2023.

The death of the 38-year-old man, who is understood to have been a Sandys parish resident, marks Bermuda’s second road fatality of 2023.

It is believed that the fatal crash occurred around 11:55pm Tuesday, 31st January 2023 on Somerset Road, near the junction with Mangrove Bay Road, when the 38-year-old motorcyclist struck a sidewalk near the former Somerset Country Squire Restaurant & Pub.

A BPS Family Liaison Officer has been assigned to provide relevant support to the deceased’s loved ones at this difficult time.

Traffic in the area was diverted for approximately two and a half hours, while the scene was processed.

The investigation into this latest road fatality continues and any witnesses are now encouraged to call the Roads Policing Unit on 247-1788 as soon as possible.

Update: Second road fatality identified.

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