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Missing Person Chavelle Dillon-Burgess

Tue, 2020-05-05

The Bermuda police Service today renewed its appeal for assistance in locating missing person, Chavelle Dillion Burgess.

During a press conference at the Hamilton Police Station, Acting Superintendent Arthur Glasford stated, "Mrs Dillon-Burgess who is 26 years old and resides in Warwick Parish was reported as missing to Police on Thursday April 30th 2020 by family and friends. 

She has not been seen or been spoken to since on or around or the Easter Weekend.

There is a concern for her safety and wellbeing as it is highly uncommon for Mrs Dillon-Burgess to not make contact with her loved ones and close friends. 

The Bermuda Police Service is seeking the public’s help in locating Mrs Dillon-Burgess who is the mother of an 18 month old child. 

The Bermuda Police Service is interested in speaking with anyone who may have information on where she can be located or any sightings of her during their recent day to day travels. 

Mrs Dillon-Burgess is described as being 5’ 4’ in height, of slim build and brown complexion. 

Community Advisory

Sat, 2020-05-02

Martin Weekes - Assistant Commissioner of Police: "As we move into Phase One of the reopening of Bermuda the Shelter at Home regulations have been replaced by the Continuing Precautions Regulations which include a NightTime Curfew between 10PM and 6AM, where residents must remain at their own home. The Bermuda Police Service alongside our partners in the Royal Bermuda regiment will be out on the street strictly enforcing this curfew.

During the daytime hours the BPS will be conducting High Visibility patrols in neighbourhoods, around retail stores and grocery stores to enforce the regulations around physical distancing as well as to enforce the new regulations that specify that no large groups of persons can congregate either in public places or in private homes. The Regulations state that any group larger than ten persons is prohibited and it is an offence to host any large group.

Boating is of course now allowed however the regulations are clear that only members of members of the same household may get together on a boat up to a maximum of ten persons per vessel. No Raft Ups may take place and all boating activity must cease before 7pm

Whilst public recreational spaces such as parks beaches and railway trails are open, appropriate physical distancing MUST be observed and large groups are prohibited. Public playgrounds and exercise equipment must not be used.

Residents are urged to show extra care on the roads and the Roads Policing Unit will be out enforcing traffic laws including Speeding and Driving whilst Impaired. Please drive carefully so as to avoid collisions that will take up the valuable time of our hospital staff who are busy dealing with COVID19 incidents."

Update Missing Person Carlton Lowe Located

Tue, 2020-04-28

 

Update*** The Bermuda Police Service wishes to thank the public for their assistance in locating Mr. Carlton Lowe. He has been reunited with his family.

Phishing Emails

Wed, 2020-04-22

The Bermuda Police Service has been made aware of two phishing emails purporting to be from a member of Bermuda Tourism Authority – namely Beverly Bennett (bbennett@bermudatourism.com) and Bermuda Shipping & Maritime Authority - Francis Richardson (frichardson@bermudashipping.bm) respectively.

The subject title of the respective email is: “BERMUDA TOURISM AUTHORITY #BTA16-4-2020” and “Bermuda Shipping & Maritime Authority #BSMA16.04.2020”

These two email addresses are considered to be highly compromised with malicious URLs which    redirect to credential harvesting sites.

Here are the initial URLs attached to each mail:

hxxps://www.notion.so/bermudatourism-01b28cfba06b4cadaad522015742c0f0

hxxps://www.notion.so/BSMA-doc-611f1413d38c44549a0c1789632f563e

Advice to Business owners

Wed, 2020-04-22

With many businesses closed and others operating on reduced hours, there are fewer ‘eyes on the street’ to notice and report suspicious activity to police, said Detective Chief Inspector Arthur Glasford of the Bermuda Police Service (BPS), Serious Crime Department.

As such, the BPS urges business owners to consider the following crime prevention tips during this time.

Make sure all access points to your premises are properly secured.

If you have roller shutters installed at the entrances and windows of your business premises, we suggest that you have them lowered.

If you do not have roller shutters installed, in addition to exterior lights, keep the lights on inside so that when the BPS are doing their patrols at night, they can see inside your business. Also, remove anything, like posters, retail display racks and similar, from the windows as to not obstruct the view into your business.

Phishing Scams

Wed, 2020-04-22

What is phishing?

Phishing is when criminals try to convince you to click on links within a scam email or text message, or to give sensitive information away (such as bank details). Once clicked, you may be sent to a dodgy website which could download viruses onto your computer, or steal your passwords. 

 

Tips for spotting signs of phishing

Spotting a phishing email is becoming increasingly difficult, and many scams will even trick computer experts. However, there are some common signs to look out for:

 

ADVICE TO SENIORS AND CAREGIVERS

Wed, 2020-04-22

With the onset of the novel Coronavirus disease (COVID-19), our seniors could find themselves at particular risk from dishonest individuals, who may approach them on the premise of offering help, but have other less than honourable intentions.

Detective Inspector Karema Flood of the Bermuda Police Service Vulnerable Persons Unit has the following advice, in keeping with best practice in the UK and other jurisdictions, on how seniors can stay safe when getting help from others.


If you are getting help from someone, other than a trusted relative/friend, do not give them:

• any information about your money

• any information about your bank cards

• your bank card number or your PIN number

• your phone number, address or any of your personal information

 

If you feel unsure about someone:

• Do not engage in conversation with them

• Do not let them into your residence

• Contact the Police at 911

For those of you with elderly relatives or who may live near an elderly person, we urge you to check in with them as often as possible, preferably by phone or electronically (email, WhatsApp, text message etc.).


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