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Marine Safety Advisory: Around the Island Powerboat Race Sunday

Fri, 2019-08-16

The Bermuda Police Service is reminding members of the public that the Around the Island Powerboat Race will take place 2pm Sunday, August 18th.

While the Bermuda Powerboat Association have put safety protocols in place for race participants and members of the public – including discouraging racers from coming too close to shore in the Elbow Beach area – residents that plan to be out on the water this Sunday are advised to avoid the racecourse and to be mindful of their surroundings.

Reported Missing Teen: 13 Year Old Niasia Pitcher [Located]

Wed, 2019-08-14

The Bermuda Police Service is appealing for the public’s assistance in locating 13 year old Niasia Pitcher.

The teen was last seen at her Smiths Avenue, Warwick home around 10pm Tuesday, August 13th and reported missing 8:20am today (Wednesday, August 14th).

She is described as light complexioned, approximately 5 feet tall of slim build, with reddish hair and is known to frequent the School Lane, Sandys parish area.

So far efforts by police officers to locate Niasia, including in the School Lane, Sandys parish area, have been unsuccessful.

Anyone with any information on the whereabouts of 13 year old Niasia Pitcher is encouraged to call the main police telephone number 295-0011 at the earliest opportunity.

Update: The Bermuda Police Service would like to thank the public for their assistance in locating 13 year old Niasia Pitcher.

She returned home safe and well around 6:20pm.

BPS Celebrates Graduates of Historic Close Protection Officers’ Course

Mon, 2019-08-12

At a 1:30pm Friday, August 9th ceremony held at Police Headquarters in Prospect, Devonshire seven police officers successfully completed a four and a half week long Close Protection Officers’ course, conducted by the Bermuda Police Service (BPS).

There were three local police officers (two women and one man) on the course, as well as four male police officers from the British Virgin Islands (BVI).

Renewed Warning to Residents: Remain Vigilant Regarding Scams

Sun, 2019-08-11

The Bermuda Police Service is once again reminding residents to rema vigilant regarding phone calls, e-mails and other correspondence from unknown persons that attempt to obtain personal information and other sensitive data.

One recent example is a telephone scam featuring an automated voice recording, apparently from a U.S. prison, which prompts the person to accept the call by pressing a specific number.

42 Year Old Female Motorcyclist in ICU After Hamilton Parish Crash

Fri, 2019-08-09

Around 12:35am Friday, August 9th police and fellow first responders were dispatched to a reported serious single vehicle motorcycle crash on North Shore Road in Hamilton parish in the vicinity of Shelly Bay MarketPlace.

It appears that the rider involved, said to be a 42 year old Devonshire woman, struck a wall while traveling east on North Shore Road near the junction with Seon Drive.

Driver Unhurt After Car Overturns on Somerset Road Wednesday

Thu, 2019-08-08

Around 2:50pm Wednesday, August 7th police received a report of an overturned car on Somerset Road in Sandys parish near the junction with Cambridge Road.

It now appears that the car involved was being driven west along Somerset Road when it struck a wall and overturned in the vicinity of Somerset MarketPlace.

The driver and sole occupant, said to be a 58 year old Sandys parish man, was not hurt but attended the hospital as a precaution.

17 Year Old Local Male Seriously Injured in Marine Incident Tuesday

Wed, 2019-08-07

Around 6pm Tuesday, August 6th police officers and ambulance personnel responded to a reported marine incident in the Robinson’s Marina, Somerset Bridge area.

It appears that a 17 year old local male on a Jet Ski struck the stern anchor of a moored yacht.

Apparently the injured teen was rescued and brought ashore by the yacht’s captain before being transported to King Edward VII Memorial Hospital via ambulance for treatment.

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