LATEST NEWS, inside the BPS

Weekend COVID19 Compliance Check Update

Mon, 2020-11-23

Assistant Commisioner of Police Mr. Martin Weekes gives an update on weekend COVID19 Regulations compliance checks.

“The Bermuda Police Service would like to thank the public and the operators of licensed premises for their compliance with COVID19 Regulations this weekend. 

Officers visited a large number of Restaurants, Bars and clubs to ensure that the Regulations were being followed and in 90% of cases everything was in order. Advice was given in some cases and in others enforcement action will be taken.

The BPS will continue to carry out checks over the next week to ensure that people are not letting their guard down, in an effort to do our part to prevent spread of the virus and in line with our Mission of Making Bermuda Safer.”

COVID19 Regulations

Sat, 2020-11-21

Assistant Commissioner (Operations) Martin Weekes today said:

“The news today from Ministry of Health that a local transmission has occurred with no obvious connection to travel has reminded us all that the pandemic is far from over, even here in Bermuda. 

The Editorial in today’s Royal Gazette also strongly makes the point that it is up to all of us to work together to keep each other, and in particular the vulnerable, safe from infection. 

To this end I have today instructed all Police Officers to do more to ensure compliance with the COVID19 Regulations. 

A quick drive around the City of an average Friday evening makes it obvious that many restaurants and bars have somewhat relaxed their vigilance around the COVID19 Regulations. Masks are not being worn appropriately, sanitiser stations are being ignored, contact tracing is not taking place, patrons are moving freely among tables and congregating in groups less than 6 feet apart without masks etc etc. 

Desercration of Grave

Sat, 2020-11-21

The Bermuda Police Service is aware of several videos circulating on social media showing individuals desecrating a grave at a centrally located cemetery.

This vile and disrespectful act, is strongly condemned by the Bermuda Police Service, and we are looking to bring the perpetrator/s to justice.

We would also ask that members of the public who my receive these videos, think of the families  and love ones of the deceased and refrain from sharing or forwarding them.

Inquiries into this matter are ongoing and detectives are appealing for anyone with any information to contact 211 or the confidential Crime Stoppers line on 800-8477

Firearm and Ammunition Recovered

Thu, 2020-11-12

The Bermuda Police Service is able to report that a firearm and several rounds of ammunition were recovered during an operation this past weekend.

The operation involved several units within the BPS, with warrants executed at multiple locations in the central parishes, in relation to a number of ongoing investigations

It was during the execution of a warrant at a property on Elliot Street, Pembroke, that the firearm and ammunition were recovered. The firearm is to be forensically examined to determine whether it may have been used in any gun related crimes locally. 

Two suspects, a 28-year-old male and a 26-year-old male were subsequently arrested in connection with the recovery of these items. However, that have both been granted police bail, pending further enquiries.

Collision Victim Named as Clevonte Lodge-Bean.

Tue, 2020-11-10

The Bermuda Police Service (BPS), can now identify the victim in the most recent fatal road traffic collision as, Clevonte Lodge-Bean.  

Mr. Lodge-Bean succumbed to injuries sustained in a two vehicle collision, which occurred on Somerset Road, Sandy’s in the area of Morgan Hill, shortly before 9:30 a.m. yesterday, Sunday 8th November.

The investigation into Sunday’s incident continues and anyone with information is asked to contact, PC Ward on 247-1504 - direct line or, 717-0540 – mobile.

A Family Liaison Officer has been appointed to assist Mr. Lodge-Bean’s relatives during this difficult time.

The Bermuda Police Service extends its sincerest condolences to the family and friends of the deceased.

6th Road Traffic Fatality for 2020

Mon, 2020-11-09

Bermuda has recorded its 6th road traffic fatality, following a two vehicle collision in Sandy’s Parish.

At around 9:24 a.m. today, Sunday 8th November, police received a report of a serious two vehicle traffic collision involving a car and a bike on Somerset Road, Sandy’s in the area of Morgan Hill. 

Officers and other first responders attended the scene where they found an eighteen-year-old male motorcycle rider, who had suffered a serious head injury and was unresponsive.

He was transported via ambulance to King Edward VII Memorial Hospital, where he was subsequently pronounced dead by a medical doctor.

Both vehicles were extensively damaged, however, female driver of the car was not injured in the collision.

The incident resulted in major traffic delays as the roadway way was closed off while Traffic Collision Investigators and officers from the Forensic Support Unit processed the scene.

Anyone with information on this matter is asked to call PC David Ward on 2471504 or 7170540.

Armed Robbery Update

Mon, 2020-11-09

The Bermuda Police Service is once again appealing for the public’s assistance with the ongoing investigation into an armed robbery, which took place at the Somer’s Supermart in St. Georges earlier this week.

Shortly before 6:00 a.m. on Monday, 2nd November, police received a report of a robbery at the Somer’s Supermart in St. Georges.

It is alleged that a male brandished a firearm, forced the manager into the store and demanded cash.

The suspect is described as 5’ 9” tall, medium built, dressed in blue jeans, a black hoody, black sneakers with a surgical mask covering his face.



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