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Reported Serious Single Vehicle Collision in Smith's Parish

Sun, 2023-06-11

Shortly before 7:25 p.m. on Sunday, June 11th, 2023, police received a report of a single-vehicle traffic collision on Harrington Sound Road, near the junction with Broken Hill, Smith's.

Initial information suggested a motorcycle was travelling east on Harrington Sound Road, when upon approaching Broken Hill, the male rider collided with a concrete wall. He sustained serious facial injuries but remained conscious. A female pillion passenger, sustained minor injuries.

Both victims were attended to at the scene by EMTs before being transported by ambulance to King Edward VII Memorial Hospital for further treatment of their injuries.

Traffic was routed away from the area where the collision occurred while police processed the scene. East bound traffic was diverted onto Devil’s Hole Hill at the junction with Harrington Sound Road, while traffic headed west, was diverted onto Paynter’s Road at the junction with Harrington Sound Road.

Anyone who may have witnessed this collision or know of the circumstances which may have led to it, is asked to call the main police number, 295-0011 or provide the information via the Bermuda Police Service (BPS) Community Reporting Portal at

Meanwhile, the BPS is appealing for individuals who may have electronically received video or still images of the two victims recorded shortly after the collision, to exercise compassion and not share them on. Instead, delete them from your devices.

Serious Two Vehicle Collision on Middle Road in Southampton [Updated]

Sun, 2023-06-11

Shortly before 5pm on Sunday 11th June, police and other first responders were dispatched to the scene of a serious two vehicle collision, involving a livery cycle and a motorcar, on Middle Road just west of Evans Bay, Southampton.

An investigation surrounding the circumstance of this collision has commenced, with initial information suggesting that a livery cycle with two people, was traveling in the westbound lane when the male rider lost control of the cycle and crossed into the path of a motorcar traveling in the eastbound lane.

Both the man and his female pillion passenger have been transported to King Edward VII Memorial Hospital for treatment. The woman is believed to have suffered life threatening injuries, while the man has suffered a leg injury.

The driver of the car was not reported to be injured.

Traffic is currently being diverted around the scene with single lane control in place, while police process the scene.

Anyone who may have witnessed this collision is asked to contact Sgt. Anton Gilbert on 717-2338 or

Update: Monday, 12th June - Female Canadian visitor succumbs to her injuries, is identified as seventh road fatality of 2023.

Sixth Road Fatality of 2023 [Updated]

Sat, 2023-06-10

Shortly before 7:00 p.m. on Saturday, 10th June, 2023, police and other first responders were dispatched to a reported single vehicle road traffic collision involving a motorcycle, near the junction of North Shore Road and Dock Hill, Devonshire.

It was reported that a motorcycle was travelling east on North Shore Road, Devonshire, just east of the junction with Dock Hill, when the rider, a 38-year-old male, lost control of the vehicle and collided with a wall. He was thrown over the wall on impact and down an embankment.

He sustained a serious head injury and was attended to at the scene by EMTs. He was subsequently transported by ambulance to King Edward VII Memorial Hospital where he succumbed to his injuries a short time later.

The area of the collision was closed off to vehicular traffic for approximately three hours while the scene was processed by Traffic Collision Investigators and the Forensic Support Unit.

An investigation has begun into this, the sixth fatal road traffic collision for the year 2023. Anyone with information on this incident is urged to call the main police number 295-0011. You may also provide the information via the Bermuda Police Service Community Reporting Portal at or, speak with a police officer with whom you’re familiar.

Update: Monday, 12th June - Sixth road fatality of 2023 identified as Filipino guest worker.

Firemen Successfully Complete Police Standard & Response Driving Course

Fri, 2023-06-09

Two firemen from the Bermuda Fire and Rescue Service (BFRS) have just completed a four-week driver training course with the Bermuda Police Service (BPS).

Firefighters Ryan DeSilva and Alex Swan have both successfully completed the course, under the instruction of Driver Training Instructor Police Constable Bianca Glasford. Both men are already trained fire truck drivers. However, having successfully completed this course, enhances their emergency response driving capabilities.

The course came together as a result of the BFRS reaching out to the BPS for assistance in training some of their drivers, with the ultimate goal of having these drivers trained at the trainer level and become BFRS driving instructors.

When asked how they felt about doing the course, both DeSilva and Swan agreed, they have learned a lot and noticed a considerable change in the standard of their driving. The pair are keen on sharing their newly acquired knowledge with their colleagues. They are also very eager to get on the next Police Advanced Driving Course.

The course officially concluded Friday morning, 9th June 2023, with Acting Commissioner of Police Na’imah Astwood giving closing remarks at a roundtable discussion, that included  senior firefighters, Acting Divisional Officer Jay Donawa and Acting Divisional Officer Leonard Davis, as well as Police Driver Training staff, Sgt. Michael Thomas and PC Bianca Glasford.

In her remarks, Acting Commissioner Astwood mentioned that she was pleased with the collaboration, stating, “The agencies could benefit considerably from each other, by sharing training resources.” Mrs. Astwood also strongly supports the idea of further collaborative efforts between the police and other agencies. Her sentiments were echoed by the two attending Acting Divisional Officers, who look forward to more joint training opportunities.

The BFRS is not the only agency to have benefited from the police driving courses. On previous occasions, the Royal Bermuda Regiment have put soldiers on the same course.

Witness Appeal: 2 Men Arrested After Bermudiana Road Assault & Robbery

Thu, 2023-06-08

The Bermuda Police Service is seeking the assistance of the public with its investigation into an assault and robbery which took place in the City of Hamilton.

Around 10:55 p.m. on Wednesday, June 7th, 2023, police attended Bermudiana Road, Hamilton, following a report of a fight involving a group of males.

Upon arrival, officers ascertained that a 25-year-old male and a 24-year-old male were walking along Front Street from the area of the Front Yard establishment and were followed by two other men, to the area of Bermudiana Road.

The two male victims were set upon and assaulted by those men.

They sustained injures which are deemed to be non-life threatening, nor did they require medical treatment.

During the confrontation, a chain and wrist bracelet were stolen from one of the victims.

Both suspects were arrested a short time after, and are currently being detained at the Hamilton Police Station, pending further investigations.

Police are appealing for anyone who would have witnessed or who may have any information on this incident, to please contact Constable 2468 Jason Savoury of the Criminal Investigative Unit on 247-1744 / 295-0011 or, by e-mailing You may also provide the information via the Bermuda Police Service Community Reporting Portal at

Alternatively, please call the independent and anonymous Crime Stoppers number 800-8477. If you’d prefer, please share the information by speaking with a police officer you know.

Female Visitor Hurt in Rental Scooter Collision on North Shore Road

Thu, 2023-06-08

Around 11:17am Thursday, 8th June 2023, Bermuda Fire & Rescue Service (BFRS) personnel came across what appears to be a single vehicle collision on North Shore Road near the junction with Jennings Road, Smith’s, involving a tourist on a rental cycle.

The Bermuda Police Service responded to the collision scene shortly after BFRS personnel encountered the incident.

While the exact circumstances remain unclear at this time, it was reported that the injured party, a female tourist and her husband were traveling in the eastbound lane on separate rental cycles, when the woman lost control of her vehicle and as a result, she went over an embankment.

The woman was taken to King Edward VII Memorial Hospital via ambulance, where she is being treated for multiple injuries.

Traffic headed east was diverted over Jennings Road, while traffic headed west was allowed to continue through in the westbound lane, while the scene was processed.

Normal traffic flow has since resumed in the area.

Anyone who may have witnessed this collision is asked to contact PC Gregory White on 211 or

Operation Azkaban

Thu, 2023-06-08

On Tuesday, May 23rd, 2023, The Bermuda Police Service (BPS) commenced an operation, dubbed operation “AZKABAN.”

The BPS Crime Division, supported by the Tactical and Community Policing Divisions, commenced this operation in response to the spate of smash and grab burglaries committed over the past couple of months.

On Tuesday, May 30th, the team arrested a 46-year-old man, for a number of burglaries which occurred predominantly at service stations. A day later, another man, aged 36, was also arrested in connection with these matters.

Several warrants were executed at residences in Smiths and Hamilton Parishes, where a number of items connected to the burglaries were discovered and seized. A stolen motorcycle was also recovered.

The 46-year-old suspect has been charged before the courts and, pleaded guilty to a number of these burglaries. The 36-year-old has been released on police bail.

On Tuesday 6th June, 2023, the team again executed several search warrants in the Pembroke, Devonshire and Smiths Parishes, where several items believed to be stolen goods were seized. Two stolen motorcycles were also recovered.

Four persons between the ages of 15 and 19, who police suspect were involved in the smash and grab burglaries in the City of Hamilton and Sandys Parish, were arrested.

A fifth individual was arrested for suspicion of possession of controlled drugs with intent to supply, after police discovered a quantity of controlled drugs during a search of his property.  A large quantity of cash believed to be the proceeds of criminality, was also seized.

Detective Superintendent (Ag) Sherwin Joseph, who is currently in charge of the Crime Division stated: “We believe that we have successfully disrupted and dismantled two distinct groups of individuals that were responsible for the spate of commercial breaks in the City of Hamilton and environs.”

“A number of items suspected to be stolen goods have been recovered, and we are now working with local businesses and members of our community to assist with identifying these items”.

No further information will be provided at this time.

The BPS Criminal Investigation Unit continues investigations into these matters.



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