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Inquiries Underway Regarding Single Vehicle Damage Only Collision

Fri, 2023-04-14

Police are investigating the circumstances involved in a single vehicle, damage only collision, which occurred on the North Shore Road near the entrance to the Shelly Bay Market Place shortly after 3:00 p.m. on Friday, April 14th, 2023.

The vehicle was headed east when the female driver reportedly lost control and struck a wall resulting in the vehicle flipping onto its right side blocking the east bound lane.

There were no reported injuries, however the motorcar was left with extensive damage.

Traffic was reduced to one lane headed west while traffic headed east was diverted along Radnor Road.

The vehicle has since been removed and the road reopened to regular traffic flow.

Recent Student Altercations at City of Hamilton Bus Terminal

Fri, 2023-04-14

Around 4:45 p.m. on Thursday, April 13th, 2023, police received a report of students involved in an altercation at the Bus Terminal in the City of Hamilton. Upon arrival, officers were directed to the number 9 bus where they were alerted to two female Middle School students, who were then escorted off of the bus.

The two students were informed they would be taken to Hamilton Police Station and their parents contacted. Upon being told this, they became belligerent toward the officers and attempted to leave the scene. They were prevented from doing so by the officers who were then confronted by other students and members of the public.

The two female students were then transported to Hamilton Police Station to avoid any further escalation. They were both spoken to and subsequently released into the care of their parents.

One of the students was found to be in possession of a canister containing pepper spray. The item was seized.

Inquiries into this matter are ongoing and anyone with information is asked to contact Acting Sergeant Richard Marriott on 717-2432 or, via email –

Elsewhere, the BPS is aware of a number of video clips being circulated on social media, showing students involved altercations at the Hamilton Bus Terminal. We ask that should you receive these video clips, you do not share them on, instead, please delete them from your device.

Stolen Goods Advisory

Fri, 2023-04-14

The Bermuda Police Service Crime Unit is conducting investigations into a number of recent burglaries and thefts from several establishments across the island with numerous electronic devices, namely Apple brand products, including iPhones, AirPods, iPads and MacBook laptops having been stolen.

Some of these items have then been advertised for sale at significantly reduced prices online, via various social media platforms.

The Bermuda Police Service (BPS), wishes to advise the public to exercise caution when considering purchasing brand name electronics advertised locally, at prices below their true value, as you may be purchasing an item linked to these breaks-ins or thefts.

As always, if the deal seems too good to be true, it probably is.

We urge that you adopt the following measures to protect against purchasing stolen items:

Do not transfer funds to a seller’s account without physically seeing the item

Request to see the serial number of the item, note that information and make inquiries

Make a note of the media platform and the account holders information (name & telephone, etc.)

Never meet seller in secluded or suspicious area to conduct any transactions

Should you have any suspicions or concerns about the sale, the item being sold or, the individual selling the item, please report these to the police BEFORE, you complete the transaction.

Do not allow yourself to become a victim of financial crime.

You should also be aware that under the Criminal Code Act 1907, “A person guilty of handling stolen goods shall be liable on summary conviction to a fine of $10,000 or to imprisonment for five years or both; and on conviction on indictment, to a fine of $150,000 or imprisonment for fourteen years, or both.”  you know.

Man Sentenced to 16 Years’ Imprisonment for Child Sexual Abuse

Tue, 2023-04-11

The Bermuda Police Service (BPS) notes the Supreme Court sentencing of 26-year-old Maleke Martin today, Tuesday 11th April 2023, to 16 year’s imprisonment regarding sexual exploitation of a child offences.

Those incidents occurred two years ago and a police investigation commenced.

Following a Supreme Court trial, Mr. Martin was found guilty in December 2022 of two counts of child sexual exploitation and one count of showing offensive material to a child.

At trial, the Special Measures for Child Witnesses in Criminal Cases legislation was utilised for the first time locally, a key provision of the Child Safeguarding (Miscellaneous Amendments) Act 2019, as outlined by Attorney-General and Minister of Legal Affairs & Constitutional Reform, the Hon. Kathy Lynn Simmons, JP, MP, in her Ministerial Statement Monday, 27th February 2023. This new legislation allowed for pre-recorded evidence from the child to be used during trial, instead of the child giving evidence in front of the defendant and a jury.

Specifically, Mr. Martin was sentenced as follows:

1st count – 13½ years’ imprisonment for sexual exploitation of a young person, being a person in trust;

2nd count – 16 years’ imprisonment for sexual exploitation of a young person, being a person in trust;

3rd count – 6 years’ imprisonment for showing abusive images to a young person.

All sentences are to run concurrently and at least half of the 16 years’ imprisonment must be served, before parole eligibility.

Additionally, Mr. Martin will be placed on the Sex Offenders Register and upon release from prison, will have to complete a 15 year supervision order.

The BPS takes our role in child safeguarding seriously, which involves ongoing partnerships with the Government, the judiciary and relevant community organisations to help protect young, vulnerable people.

Suspected Illegal Drugs Seized After Report From Member of the Public

Mon, 2023-04-10

Around 4:20 p.m. on Friday, April 8th, 2023, police received a report that a black bag containing several brown brick shaped packages wrapped in tape had been spotted in the water near Heritage Wharf, Royal Naval Dockyard, Sandys.

Officers entered the water and recovered the bag containing the items believed to be controlled drugs.

The bag and its contents have since been secured, and will be submitted to the Government analysts for testing in due course.

Acting Detective Chief Inspector Derricka Burnsexpressed her gratitude to the member of the public who contacted the police to report the discovery.

Ms Burns stated: “The decision by this individual to inform police of this situation, no doubt prevented a significant quantity of what appears to be illegal narcotics from reaching the streets and posing a threat to the safety and wellbeing of the community, given the attendant problems created by, and associated with the illegal drugs trade on the island. They are to be commended.”

The investigation into this matter remains ongoing.

Easter Holiday Weekend Police Activity

Mon, 2023-04-10

The Bermuda Police Service (BPS) conducted proactive patrols throughout the Easter holiday weekend. From 5pm Thursday, 6th April until 5am Monday, 10th April 2023 there were 23 people arrested, consisting of:

•          11 for outstanding warrants;

•          8 on suspicion of  impaired driving;

•          1 for intruding on the privacy of a female;

•          1 for wilful damage;

•          1 for being drunk and incapable;

•          1 for breach of the peace.

Additionally, there were 31 stop and searches conducted and 72 traffic tickets issued.

Chief Inspector Robert Cardwell, Tactical Operations Division – “Since last week Thursday, 6th April through to Sunday, 9th April the BPS carried out roadside sobriety testing in various locations throughout the island.  There were 2,620 motorist engagements over the weekend. An engagement is where a motorist is stopped and a sobriety assessment is conducted. 12 motorists were tested on a roadside sobriety testing device. 8 failed this test and were arrested on suspicion of impaired driving.

All were then taken to the Hamilton Police Station, to conduct the official alco-analyser. 6 refused to take the test, 1 failed and 1 passed. As a result, the person that passed the official alco-analyser test was released without charge, while the 7 other individuals have been released on police bail to attend Hamilton Magistrates’ Court in due course. In addition, during roadside sobriety testing exercises, 6 people were arrested for outstanding court warrants and 46 moving violation tickets were issued for the following offences:

•          Tint                                   12

•          Licence plate                     2

•          Unlicensed vehicle         13

•          No insurance                   10

•          No driver’s licence            4

•          Youth licence offence       4

•          Defective vehicle               1

There were also 5 motorist advice notices (official written warnings) issued. This represents an extremely productive, proactive policing weekend. On top of the roadside sobriety testing, officers also kept an eye on many of the social events occurring across the island. We are pleased that all of the events went off without incident.”

Witness Appeals Regarding Three Ongoing Murder Investigations

Thu, 2023-04-06

The Bermuda Police Service is again renewing its appeal for the assistance of the public in bringing to justice those responsible for the murders of Jordan Outerbridge, Laje Franklin and Che Jennings.

We are indeed grateful to those individuals who have so far come forward to provide information which has proven invaluable to these ongoing murder investigations.

However, we remain confident there are other members of the public who have knowledge of the circumstances surrounding these heinous acts, but for whatever reason, are choosing not to come forward and tell us what they know.

Jordan Outerbridge:

Jordan Outerbridge was shot around 10:34 p.m. on Tuesday 6th April, 2021. He was found on the Railway Trail off Tribe Road #2, Warwick. He too suffered multiple gunshot wounds.

Resuscitation efforts by Police & Emergency Medical Technicians were unsuccessful, and Mr. Outerbridge was declared dead at hospital.

Mr. Outerbridge left behind his loving wife and son to mourn his passing.

We have learned that Mr. Outerbridge was attending a regularly scheduled card game at a residence at the location.

Mr. Outerbridge was first to leave the house, and was shot by a gunman, who jumped on the back of a waiting motorcycle.

The gunman wore a blue coloured jacket with a hood, his accomplice wore black clothing.

Anyone with information on the murder of Jordan Outerbridge is urged to contact Detective Inspector Smith on 717-0864 or via e-mail –

Laje Franklin:

You would remember, a passer-by found Laje’s lifeless body lying near the roundabout on the roadway leading to Clearwatwer Beach, shortly after 6:30 a.m. on Wednesday, April 6th 2022.

Laje’s body bore several gunshot wounds.

Detective Inspector Jason Smith of Serious Crime Unit said, “There was forensic evidence recovered at the scene to confirm that Laje was shot near where his body was found. We are appealing for anyone who may have heard any suspicious noises or seen anyone acting in a suspicious manner in the area of Tommy Fox Road or near the Gulfstream residences at Southside, between 11:00 p.m. on Tuesday 5th April 2022 and the early hours of Wednesday 6th April, 2022, to please get please get in contact with us.”

Mr. Smith added, “Yet another young man has been taken away from us and again by means of a senseless act of violence, I urge the public to come forward and tell us what they know, to not only help bring whomever is responsible to justice, but also to bring closure to the family of this young man, who are left to mourn his passing.”

Again, Anyone with information on the murders of Laje Franklin is urged to contact Detective Inspector Smith on 717-0864 or via e-mail –

Che Jennings:

Detectives from the Serious Crime Unit are continuing their appeal for witnesses in relation to the Murder of Che Jennings.

Che Jennings, aged 24 yrs at the time of his death, was fatally shot in the parking lot of Warwick Workmen’s Club on Thursday April, 7th 2022 around 8:30PM. This was during a community Good Friday/ Easter event.

There are persons that witnessed the incident that can assist the Bermuda Police Service in bringing closure to Che’ s family and friends; and to hold those responsible to account.

Detectives are appealing for anyone with information related to the murder of Che Jennings, to come forward.

Anyone with information who wishes to assist can contact the Serious Crime Unit on 247-1739 or Senior Investigating Officer Detective Sergeant Anneka Donawa on 717-2250. Detective Sergeant Donawa may also be reached via e-mail -

If you would prefer not to speak with either Detective Inspector Smith, anonymous tips can be provided via the independent and confidential Crime Stoppers Bermuda hotline 800-8477, or their website,

If you are more comfortable doing so, we urge you to please provide the information to a police officer you know.



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