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Teen Male Stabbed in Smith's Parish: Injuries Not Thought Life-Threatening

Around 7:20 p.m. on Monday 4th July, 2022, police received a report of a stabbing incident outside D and C Grill, on Harrington Sound Road, Smith’s Parish. Upon arrival officers found a seventeen-year-old male who was reportedly involved in an altercation with another male. The seventeen year old is said to have sustained non-life threatening stab wounds during the incident. He was attended to at the scene by EMTs and transported by ambulance to King Edward VII Memorial Hospital for treatment to his injuries. The suspect is described as a light brown complexioned male, approximately 5’ 7” in height and of average build. He wore a black bubble jacket, black long pants and a black helmet. He made good his escape by running in a westerly direction along Harrington Sound Road and it is believed he may have left the area on a motorcycle which was parked nearby. The roadway was closed off while the scene was forensically processed with traffic diverted along South Road. We’d like to thank the public for their patience and understanding during this exercise. We ask that anyone with information on this incident to please call 211 or, the Criminal Investigations Department on 295-0011.



BPS Renews Appeal to Public Not to Share Videos of Flatts Murder Victim

The Bermuda Police Service is once again appealing to the public not to share videos that show Flatts murder victim 19-year-old Letrae Doeman at the scene shortly after the teen was shot multiple times. Detectives continue to progress this murder investigation and appreciate all assistance received so far. At last check the four men arrested in connection with this fatal shooting, that also left a 20-year-old man injured, remained in police custody. Members of the public with knowledge of the 19-year-old’s movements prior to his murder – from Thursday night, 30th June until around 1:10am Friday, 1st July 2022 – are urged to get in contact with the investigative team. Witnesses or individuals with any information, no matter how insignificant it may seem, should call the Serious Crimes Unit on 295-0011, the independent and anonymous Crime Stoppers hotline on 800-8477, or speak with a police officer they know.



Motorcyclist in ICU & Mini-Bus Driver Escapes Injury After Separate Crashes

Around 10:25 pm on Saturday, 2nd July, 2022, officers were dispatched to a report of a serious road traffic collision involving a single vehicle near the Bermuda Aquarium, Museum and Zoo (BAMZ) on North Shore Road, Flatts Village. Reports are a 24-year-old male was riding a motorcycle east on North Shore Road, when he apparently lost control of the vehicle and collided with a wall just east of BAMZ. He was taken by ambulance to King Edward VII Memorial Hospital, where at last check, he was in the Intensive Care Unit receiving treatment for possibly serious head injuries. Traffic had to be diverted along Harrington Sound Road while the scene of the collision was processed by the Forensics Unit along with Traffic Collision Investigators. Meanwhile, around 5:11 a.m. today, Monday 4th July, 2022, police were called out to a single vehicle collision on the Middle Road, Flatts Village, near the junction with Harrington Sound Road. It appears the driver of a mini-bus lost control of the vehicle and collided with a wall adjacent to Rustico’s restaurant on the Brightside Apartments property. There were no reported injuries.  There were traffic delays while a crane was used to remove the vehicle which had toppled onto its side Anyone with information on either of these collisions is asked to call 211 or, the main police number 295-0011.



Witness Appeal After Report of Man Stabbed Aboard Private Boat

Shortly before 9:10 p.m. on Sunday 3rd July, 2022, police received a call reporting a stabbing incident, said to have taken place aboard a private boat. Officers along with ambulance personnel were dispatched to the Rockaway Ferry Dock, where the victim, a 26-yearold male, was brought ashore. He was immediately transported by ambulance to King Edward VII Memorial Hospital where he was attended to for multiple stab wounds. His injuries are described as non-life threatening. Anyone with information on this incident is asked to call 211, or the main police number 295-0011. Alternatively, you may share that information with a police officer whom you know.



Three Men Arrested, Drugs & Cash Seized at Mount Hill, Pembroke Home

On Wednesday, 29th June 2022, police officers of the Tactical Operations Division executed a drug warrant at a residence on Mount Hill Road, Pembroke, in response to reported drug dealing. During the operation, led by the Gang Targeting Unit, a quantity of controlled drugs, money and drug equipment were seized. Three men were arrested at the residence, in connection with this matter. Investigations are still ongoing and anyone with information in relation to this operation or any other crime is asked to call 211, or the main police number 295-0011. Alternatively, you may also speak with a police officer with whom you are familiar.



BPS Appeal to Public Not to Share Video of Flatts Murder Victim [Renewed]

The Bermuda Police Service is aware of a video circulating, showing the Flatts murder victim at the scene, prior to police arrival. We are urging members of the community to be sensitive toward the victim’s family and not continue to share it. We continue to appeal to witnesses to come forward. Anyone with information is encouraged to contact Acting Detective Sergeant Anneka Donawa of the Serious Crimes Unit on 295-0011. You may also call 211, Crime Stoppers on 800-8477 or speak with a police officer whom you know. Monday, 4th July: Renewed appeal regarding not sharing videos of Flatts murder victim 19-year-old Letrae Doeman.



Man Fatally Shot in Flatts, Second Man Shot & Injured Attends Hospital

Around 1:12 a.m. on Friday, July 1st 2022, police received several reports of gunshots heard in the area of Paradise Lane and Middle Road, Flatts Village, Smith’s Parish. Upon arrival officers found an unresponsive male with multiple gunshot wounds about the body. Officers commenced life-saving measures on the victim until the arrival of EMTs who continued emergency medical treatment. He was subsequently transported by ambulance to King Edward VII Memorial Hospital where he was pronounced dead a short time later. While officers were at the hospital a second male arrived seeking treatment for a gunshot wound to his arm. Both men were reportedly traveling west on a motorcycle, when the suspects who were said to have been traveling in the same direction, also on a motorcycle, began shooting at them. The scene was processed by forensics officers and a number of spent shells were recovered. Police are asking anyone who may have been traveling through Flatts Village at the time of the incident and may have seen any suspicious activity to please contact Acting Detective Sergeant, Anneka Donawa of the Serious Crimes Unit, on 295-0011. You may also call 211, Crime Stoppers on 800-8477 or speak with a police officer whom you know.



Two Visitors Hospitalised, One in ICU, After Rental Scooter Crash

Around 1:40pm Wednesday, 29th June 2022 a reported single vehicle rental scooter crash occurred on Somerset Road in Sandys parish, near the junction with Morgan Hill, in the vicinity of Scaur Hill. Police, Bermuda Fire and Rescue Service as well as ambulance personnel responded. It appears that a rental scooter ridden by two American visitors was travelling west along Somerset Road when it struck a wall near Ely’s Harbour. It is understood that the impact threw the rider, said to be a 46-year-old man and his pillion passenger, said to be a 49-year-old woman over the wall, with both landing on the shoreline below. The married couple were recovered from the shoreline by emergency services personnel and rushed to King Edward VII Memorial Hospital via ambulance for treatment. At last check the 46-year-old visiting American man was on a general ward with injuries to his arms, legs and head, while the 49-year-old visiting American woman was in the Intensive Care Unit, with serious head and leg injuries which are considered life threatening. Traffic in and out of Somerset was delayed for approximately two hours while the scene was processed. The Bermuda Police Service is aware of a video circulating showing the aftermath of this crash and urge members of the public that if they receive it, please delete it, don’t share it. Inquiries continue and any witnesses that have not already come forward are encouraged to call 211.



Confiscated Assets Fund Supports BPS Financial Investigators Training

Detective Superintendent Nicholas Pedro (Officer in Charge, Crime Division) – “Detectives from the Bermuda Police Service (BPS) have embarked on a two week course as of Monday, 27th June 2022, aimed at financial investigations, asset recovery, confiscation & forfeiture, as well as investigating virtual (crypto) currencies. With the ever evolving nature of financial crimes, relevant training of investigators is vital. The two week course has been funded by the Confiscated Assets Fund, which is enshrined in the Proceeds of Crime Act, where cash and forfeiture orders of the courts are deposited when the court has been satisfied that a person has benefited from criminal conduct. These monies are then utilized partly by law enforcement in combating money laundering, terrorist financing, and drug trafficking. Opening the course, Mrs. Shauna Mackenzie (Acting Chair of the National Anti-Money Laundering Committee) made remarks to the course attendees, highlighting the importance of their work in combating criminals use of Bermuda’s financial system to engage in criminal conduct. She made reference to the Bermuda Police Service being at the “frontline” of combating money laundering, terrorist financing, and the financing of weapons of mass destruction. Assistant Commissioner of Police Antoine Daniels also addressed the detectives and highlighted the importance of this investigative capability. Importantly, the course was implemented to address a specific issue identified by international assessors from the Caribbean Financial Action Task Force (CFATF), where Bermuda’s record on asset confiscation and forfeiture was identified as needing improvement. The detectives on the course work primarily in the Financial Crime Unit, but officers from the Criminal Investigations Unit and Drugs (Narcotics) Unit are also on the course to address successional planning and redundancy issues. The Financial Crime Unit is largely focused on combating money laundering, corruption, fraud, and other forms of serious financial crimes, and works closely with other local Government and international agencies in these areas. Upon completion of the course, the detectives will be considered trained financial investigators, and also receive certificates in the investigation of virtual currencies. The course is being provided by GENTIUM UK, a worldwide provider of training and services in financial and cryptocurrency investigations.”



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