Man Arrested, Vehicle Impounded After Failing to Stop for Police

Friday, December 01,2023

A SUV driver was arrested for disqualified driving, issued with relevant traffic tickets and has a Magistrates’ Court appearance scheduled in the near future, after leading police officers on a pursuit Wednesday morning (29th November 2023). Minutes before 9am Wednesday, the driver of a silver Honda CR-V turned from Crow Lane on to Lane Hill, Pembroke in contravention of the posted traffic sign. At the time, Bermuda Police Service (BPS) officers were conducting a traffic initiative along Lane Hill. When signalled to stop by a BPS officer, the SUV driver, understood to be a 39-year-old Devonshire man, slowed down but then accelerated away. A pursuit ensued, with police vehicles following the SUV driver through parts of Devonshire, Pembroke and the City of Hamilton. The man eventually stopped in a driveway off Serpentine Road, Pembroke, where he was arrested without further incident. The individual involved has since been released on police bail. A video currently circulating on social media shows some of Wednesday morning’s pursuit. The vehicle involved was impounded and later released to the registered owner.

Operation Moonstone

Friday, December 01,2023

On Wednesday, November 29th, 2023, the Bermuda Police Service (BPS) conducted Operation Moonstone. During the operation led by the Tactical Operations Police Support Unit, assisted by other units within the BPS, officers executed a warrant under the Misuse of Drugs Act at a Warwick Parish residence. During the course of the ensuing search, officers discovered and seized a quantity of U.S. currency, along with a substantial amount of suspected controlled drug, crack cocaine. A 40-year-old male was arrested in connection with this operation and the investigation into his matter remains ongoing. Acting Inspector,  Khalid Pitcher, of the Tactical Support Unit said: “This successful seizure, effectively disrupted a drug network operating in Bermuda and has contributed to the protection of our community from the harmful impact of illicit drugs.” “The Bermuda Police Service remains committed to fostering a safe and secure environment for all residents.” Members of the public are reminded, should they have any information on criminal activity occurring in a community, please call the main police number, 295-0011, 211, or speak with a police officer whom they may know. You may also provide the information via the Community Reporting Portal at, https://portal.police.bm/. Alternatively, you may also call the independent and confidential Bermuda Crime Stoppers number, 800-8477.

Weekend Incidents

Monday, November 27,2023

Robbery Around 10:40 p.m. Friday, 24th November 2023, police received a report of a robbery at Four Star Pizza, Flatts. Information is, an unknown male wearing all black clothing, a black helmet, a mask and gloves, entered the store and forced the cashier out of the way before he removed the cash from two registers. The subject then fled the scene on a dark coloured motorcycle. He rode off in a westerly direction along North Shore Road and made good his escape. Police are asking anyone who may have any information on this incident to contact Detective Sergeant Lennox Ince on 717-2304 or, via email lince@bps.bm. Arrest on Suspicion of Impaired Driving Shortly after 3:45 a.m. Saturday, 25th November 2023, police officers on mobile patrol on Reid Street observed a disturbance, in the area of Bungalow 56 on Reid Street, City of Hamilton. Upon seeing police, one of the men involved fled on a motorcycle while not wearing a helmet. The disturbance dissipated, and the male returned a short time later. He however fled the scene riding a motorcycle, for a second time. The subject was subsequently located on Court Street near Jamaican Grill and upon seeing police fled for a third time. Officers then came across the male, who appeared to have lost control of his motorcycle and crashed by mounting the sidewalk near the junction of Two Way Mews and North Street, Pembroke. He sustained non-life threatening injuries and was attended to at the scene by EMTs, before he was transported by ambulance to hospital for further treatment. He was subsequently arrested on suspicion of driving while impaired. Anyone with information on this incident is asked to contact Sergeant Marina Jn Pierre by calling the main police number 295-0011 or via email mjnpierre@bps.bm.

Confirmed Firearms Incident in Warwick [Updated]

Wednesday, November 22,2023

Around 8:50 p.m. on Tuesday, November 21st, 2023, police received reports of several gunshots heard in the area of Cobbs Hill and the Railway Trail in Warwick. Upon police arrival at the scene it was confirmed that a male had been shot. He was transported by ambulance to King Edward VII Memorial Hospital for treatment for his injuries which are considered life threatening. An investigation into this incident has begun and anyone with information is asked to call the main police number, 295-0011. Update: The male injured in tonight’s confirmed firearms incident, in Warwick has sadly, succumbed to his injuries.

Industrial Accident Victim Identified

Thursday, November 16,2023

The Bermuda Police Service, (BPS), can now confirm the identity of the male Portuguese National who was fatally injured in an industrial accident which occurred last week, as 42-year-old Nelson Macedo. Mr. Macedo was reportedly struck by a steel-beam shortly before 5:00 p.m. on Friday, November 10th, while he worked at a construction site, in St. George. He was transported via ambulance to hospital for treatment for his injuries. Unfortunately, he passed away a short time later. An autopsy is anticipated in due course. This matter remains under investigation and anyone with information is asked to contact Police Constable Peter-Paul Taylor on the main police number, 295-0011 or via e-mail, ptaylor2@bps.bm.


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