Fatal Stabbing in Sandy's Parish

Shortly before 2:00 a.m. today, Sunday 25th October, police received a report of a stabbing incident near the junction of Hook and Ladder Lane and Somerset Road, Sandys. Officers responding to the call found a 28-year-old male had been stabbed in the chest and was in and out of consciousness. The officers administered first aid until the arrival of Emergency Services. The injured man was transported to King Edward VII Memorial Hospital for treatment to his injuries. He however succumbed to those injuries and was pronounced dead by an on call physician a short time later. No further details will be provided about the deceased until all next of kin have been informed 

Shooting Incident Pembroke Park Lane

Police are investigating a firearms incident which left two men with multiple gunshot wounds.  The incident occurred in the  Pembroke Park Lane area of Pembroke Parish at around 9:15 p.m. on Friday 23rd October.  Police received reports of  several gunshots at a nearby residence and upon arrival officers found the two victims, one of whom was transported to King Edward VII Memorial Hospital in a police vehicle, the other, via ambulance.  Detective Inspector Kenten Trott of the Serious Crime Unit appealed for calm as he urged anyone with information on this latest shooting to contact police.  Investigators are particularly interested in speaking with anyone who may have seen a man leave the area on a motorcycle riding east along St . John’s Road shortly after the incident.  Anyone with information on this incident is asked to contact Detective Inspector Trott on  717-2345. You may also call the main police number, 295-0011 or the confidential Crime Stoppers number 800-8477.

Pyramid Scheme

The Bermuda Police Service is aware of a pyramid scheme being promoted on the island. The scheme is being touted as a co-operative with meetings to attract investors being held via video communication platforms such as ZOOM.  A Pyramid scheme is a non-sustainable business model that involves promising participants payment or services, primarily for enrolling other people into the scheme, rather than supplying any real investment or sale of products or services to the public. Pyramid schemes usually entice new investors by offering higher returns than other investments, in the form of short-term returns that are either abnormally high or unusually consistent. Perpetuation of the high returns requires an ever-increasing flow of money from new investors to keep the scheme going.

COP Responds to Report Posted on Sexual Assault Stats

A recent report shared on Facebook suggested that Bermuda sits 5th in the world in relation to offences of rape. The BPS and many other partner agencies in Bermuda are there to support victims of rape and any sexual offence against them. Rape is a horrific crime for anyone to suffer and causes long lasting and often irreparable damage to the victim, beyond the physical act itself.  Additionally, the number of rapes reported to police and other agencies are far fewer than the reality, not least as many victims are afraid to report or find themselves in situations, for example abusive relationships, where such disclosure would lead to further violent and coercive acts being done to them.    However, the article in question is misleading to some degree, as the data relied upon for Bermuda includes ALL sexual offences and not just the act of rape (attempted or otherwise).  Within this category is included acts such as ‘flashing’ (i.e. with no contact to a victim) or ‘groping’ as well as cyber grooming.  All very serious matters but very different in type and victimisation.    The actual numbers of reported sexual assaults in Bermuda, has ranged from approximately 26 to 58 over the past years, noting that one victim can be subject of a number of recorded offences against them. 

Suspicious Packages Wash Up on South Shore Beach

The Bermuda Police Service can confirm that 7 packages containing suspected controlled drugs were seized by police after the items were discovered by a member of the public, floating in the surf just off Southlands Beach at Around 11:30 a.m. on Friday 16th October. Police along with their colleagues from the Coast Guard carried out an exhaustive search of the area, but no other packages were found. The packages are to be forensically examined and the content to be examined to determine whether they contain controlled drugs. Ten such packages have now so far been reported to the police by members of the public, leading to the recovery and seizure of these items. We wish to thank those individuals who have brought these finds to the attention of the police and urge anyone who encounters suspicious packages on beaches or in the nearby waters, to please call 211 or, the main police number, 295-0011.

5th Road Traffic Fatality for 2020

At around 11:50 p.m. on Friday, 16th October, police received a report of a serious single vehicle collision involving a motorcycle, in the area of Windreach, on Spice Hill Road, Warwick. Upon arrival, officers found a 45-year-old man lying in an unresponsive state on the roadway. The officers immediately began performing CPR until the arrival of the EMTs, who transported the victim via ambulance to King Edward Hospital, where he was pronounced dead by an emergency room doctor at around 12:20 a.m today, Saturday 17th October. Anyone with information on this incident, is asked to call 211 or, the main police number, 295-0011. This is the island’s fifth road fatality for the year. 

4th Road Traffic Fatality Recorded for 2020

Bermuda has recorded its fourth road fatality for this year. At around 7:40 p.m. on Thursday, 15th October, police responded to a report of a serious two vehicle collision at the junction of Town Hill Road and Harrington Sound Road, Smiths. Information is, a 47-year-old man on a motorcycle collided with a car. The motorcycle rider was thrown from the bike and is reported to have sustained head and chest injuries. He was transported via ambulance to King Edward Hospital for treatment, but sadly, succumbed to his injuries. The 54-year-old female driver of the car, sustained minor injuries including bruising to her face. The area of the collision was cordoned off as Traffic Collision Investigators and the Forensic Support Unit processed the scene.   Anyone with information on this incident is asked to call 211 or, the main police number, 295-0011.

19 Yr-Old Man Arrested in Connection With Murder of Garrina Cann

A 19-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the murder of 31-year-old Garrina Cann. The suspect remains in custody at this time. Miss Cann was shot to death at her residence on Sunset Pass, Pembroke Parish, in the early hours of Tuesday, 9th September, Detective Sergeant Jason Smith the lead investigator in this matter said: “A lot of the credit for this arrest goes to those members of the public who answered our calls for assistance to bring the perpetrators of this heinous crime to justice.” The Detective Sergeant added: “However, we firmly believe there were other individuals involved in the commission of this crime and the investigation remains open at this time. As such we wish to renew our calls for anyone with information on three motorcycles that were in the area of Sunset Pass, from about midnight to 12.20am, on Tuesday September 29th, to please get in contact with us, as we strongly suspect these individuals were directly involved in Garrina’s murder”. Mr. Smith and his team are particularly interested in speaking with anyone who may have seen a man, said to be about 5ft 7in tall, wearing dark clothes and riding a black and yellow motorcycle, in the Sunset Lane area between midnight and 12.30am on that day. Anyone with any information on this incident, no matter how insignificant you think it to be, is asked to call 211, the main police number, 295-0011 or, the independent and confidential Crime Stoppers number, 800-8477.

Renewed Appeal for Chavelle

Commissioner of Police Stephen Corbishley - "It's been just about six months since Chavelle was last seen. Six months since her son was held by his mother. Imagine how he must feel. Commissioner Stephen Corbishley commented: “Bermuda is an extremely close-knit community, where we usually would look out for each other. That's why it's so baffling that even with a reward of up to fifty thousand dollars for information leading to the location of Chavelle, still nothing. The BPS is thankful to those members of the public who've been providing lead Detective Sergeant Jason Smith and his team with assistance, it's been most helpful. But there’s someone out there who ultimately knows exactly where Chavelle is and we are once more appealing for you to come forward. Do not let her legacy to her son be that she one day simply vanished, never again to be seen.”  

Daily Report 6th October 2020

Stabbing. Shortly before 2:00 a.m. today, Tuesday, 6th October, police received reports of a stabbing incident inside the Royal Naval Dockyard, Sandys. Upon arrival officers observed a male lying on his back at the entrance to Snorkel Park and bleeding from stab wound to his chest.  The victim, has was conscious and breathing.  He was conveyed via ambulance to King Edward VII for treatment to his injury, which was determined to be non-life-threatening.  


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