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Sudden Death Victim Identification: 70-Year-Old Keith Gordon

Wed, 2022-06-15

The Bermuda Police Service can confirm the identity of the 70-year-old male whose lifeless body was found at a Victoria Street, City of Hamilton residence as Mr. Keith Gordon.

An investigation has commenced into the circumstances surrounding the death of Mr. Gordon.

A Family Liaison Officer has been appointed to assist Mr. Gordon’s relatives during this difficult time.

Anyone with knowledge of Mr. Gordon’s whereabouts between the hours of 8:00 pm on Saturday, 11th June and 3:00 a.m. on Sunday, 12th June, 2022, is asked to call 211, the main police number 295-0011 or to speak with an officer you know.

The Bermuda Police Service extends its sincere condolences to the family of Mr. Gordon.

Investigation Commenced Into Sudden Death of 70-Year-Old Man [Updated]

Wed, 2022-06-15

Having received certain information, the Bermuda Police Service has begun an investigation into the death of a 70-year-old male, whose lifeless body was found at a Victoria Street, City of Hamilton residence on Saturday, 11th June, 2022.

Detective Inspector Jason Smith said, “An autopsy is set to take place as part of this investigation into this matter.

We wish to thank those members of the public who have provided us with information.

However, we are appealing for anyone who may have witnessed two males involved in an altercation near the Ex-Artillery Club on Victoria Street, City of Hamilton between the hours of 8:00 p.m. Friday, 10th June, and 3:00 a.m. on Saturday 11th June, 2022, to please get in contact with us.”

Anyone with information on this matter is asked to call 211, the main police number, 295-0011 or, as in the case of those who have already come forward, speak with an officer you know.

Update: Deceased 70-year-old man identified as Mr. Keith Gordon.

Two Men Hurt in Smith's Parish Stabbing Incident

Tue, 2022-06-14

Police are investigating the circumstances surrounding an incident which left a 56-year-old male and a 38-year-old male, both in need of treatment at hospital for stab wounds.

The incident occurred shortly after 6:00 p.m. today, Tuesday, 14th June, 2022, in the area of John Smith’s Bay, Smith’s Parish.

Upon arrival, officers found the 58-year-old in an unresponsive state.

Both men were attended to at the scene by medical personnel before being transported via ambulance to King Edward Hospital where, at last check, they were both attended for their injuries, which are not considered life threatening.

Reports are the men were involved in a road traffic collision shortly before they became involved in an altercation.

The roadway near John Smith’s Bay was cordoned off for approximately an hour and a half and traffic diverted, while the scene was forensically processed.

Police are asking anyone with information on this matter to please call 211, or the main police number 295-0011. Alternatively, you may also share the information with an officer you know.

Policing for National Heroes’ Day Holiday Weekend

Tue, 2022-06-14

Chief Inspector Alexander Rollin, Community Policing Division – “With the National Heroes’ Day holiday weekend upon us, the public can look forward to a host of carnival type activity starting Thursday, 16th June 2022 and ending on National Heroes’ Day, Monday, 20th June 2022.

Of particular note are two events scheduled for the holiday Monday: J’ouvert, which takes place between the hours of 3:00 a.m. and 9:00 a.m., followed by Revel de Road.

For J’ouvert, revellers will depart from Bernard’s Park and proceed left on Marsh Folly Road, left onto Cedar Avenue then another left onto Angle Street finishing back at Bernard’s Park.

The Corporation of Hamilton and the Ministry of Public Works have issued traffic notices permitting the closure of the roads mentioned, during the event.

Next up will be Revel de Road.

This street procession starts at 11:00 a.m. Monday 20th June and will consist of three laps, which will mainly take place in Pembroke Parish. This will mean the closure of a number of roadways. Among them, Frog Lane, Parsons Road, North Street and Dutton Avenue during the first lap.

The second lap will result in the closure of Dutton Avenue, Marsh Folly Road, Black Watch Pass, and North Shore Road up to the Palmetto Road roundabout.

The third and final lap will begin at the North Shore Road/Palmetto Road roundabout, west on Palmetto Road, then on to Marsh Folly Road before turning left onto Dutton Avenue and finishing at Bernard’s Park.

It is anticipated that each lap of the procession will take approximately two hours to complete.

Motorists should expect delays and there will be traffic diversions as a result of road closures and large numbers of people expected to be in attendance. We ask that you exercise patience and caution.

The Bermuda Police Service (BPS) will maintain high visibility during these events. We urge members of the public against engaging in criminal activity or anti-social behaviour during these events or, any of the numerous other social gatherings set to take place during the holiday weekend.

It should be noted that although the scheduled carnival events have obtained noise permits, the BPS will still monitor noise levels and use authority under the law to address any noise related complaints, if necessary.

Members of the public planning to attend any of these events should travel with a group or in pairs, avoid parking or walking in dimly lit or isolated areas and advise someone of their whereabouts and when they plan to return.

For those headed out on the water, please file a float plan. Do not go boating alone. Ensure your radio is working and all the requisite safety equipment on-board is up-to-date.

When swimming, do not swim alone and please ensure that your boat’s registration decal is current and prominently displayed.

Do not consume alcohol and drive, ride or operate a watercraft.

Extra police officers will be on duty on the water for the raft up that is scheduled to take place in Mangrove Bay on Saturday 18th June. Our officers will be working closely with the Coast Guard to ensure a safe and enjoyable day is had by all.

We also ask that you cooperate with our officers, as we aim to ensure minimal disruption and that everyone is able to enjoy the holiday, without fear for their safety and wellbeing.

The public can expect there will be stepped up patrols as we continue our focus on traffic offences with Operation Vega, including impaired driving.

Finally, I would like to take this opportunity to wish all residents and visitors a safe holiday weekend and urge you to enjoy yourselves responsibly.”

Inquiries Underway After Man Hospitalised With Stab Wounds

Mon, 2022-06-13

Approximately 2:50am Saturday, 11th June 2022, police officers responded to a report of a fight that occurred in the area of Court Street and Elliot Street, Pembroke involving a number of persons.

Subsequently, a male in his 30s is now being treated at the King Edward VII Memorial Hospital for multiple stab wounds, apparently resulting from the incident.

The Bermuda Police Service is seeking the public’s assistance with any information that can assist detectives with their inquiries. If you know something say something, by contacting the Criminal Investigations Department at 247-1744.

Or, you can call the non-emergency police number 211, the main line 295-0011 or speak with a police officer you may know.

You may also call the independent and confidential Crime Stoppers hotline 800-8477 (TIPS).

Sudden Death of 70-Year-Old Man [Updated]

Sun, 2022-06-12

Around 3:10pm on Saturday 11th June 2022, police and other first responders attended a report of an unresponsive 70 year old male, located at a Victoria Street, City of Hamilton residence.

On arrival, it was ascertained that there were no signs of life present and death was pronounced at the scene by an attending physician.

The scene was forensically processed by police and an investigation has commenced. An autopsy is anticipated in due course to determine cause of death, however foul play is not suspected at this time.

The Bermuda Police Service is aware of social media posts circulating regarding the deceased. Anyone who may have information regarding the deceased, in particular his movements prior to his death, is encouraged to call police on 211.

No further information will be given until the next of kin have been notified.

Update: Wednesday, 15th JuneHaving received certain information, the Bermuda Police Service has begun an investigation into the death of a 70-year-old male, whose lifeless body was found at a Victoria Street, City of Hamilton residence on Saturday, 11th June, 2022.

Detective Inspector Jason Smith said, “An autopsy is set to take place as part of this investigation into this matter.

We wish to thank those members of the public who have provided us with information.

However, we are appealing for anyone who may have witnessed two males involved in an altercation near the Ex-Artillery Club on Victoria Street, City of Hamilton between the hours of 8:00 p.m. Friday, 10th June, and 3:00 a.m. on Saturday 11th June, 2022, to please get in contact with us.”

Anyone with information on this matter is asked to call 211, the main police number, 295-0011 or, as in the case of those who have already come forward, speak with an officer you know.

Official Identification: Deceased 70-year-old man identified as Mr. Keith Gordon.

Sudden Death of 47-Year-Old Robert A. Vaughan

Wed, 2022-06-08

The Bermuda Police Service can now confirm the death of 47-year-old Robert A. Vaughan and extends sincere condolences to his family and friends.

It appears that around 2pm Tuesday, 7th June 2022 Mr. Vaughan, a local elevator technician, was working inside a 10th floor room at Seon Place, Front Street, City of Hamilton when he fell off a ladder, striking his head.

Despite lifesaving efforts as he was rushed unconscious to King Edward VII Memorial Hospital via ambulance, Mr. Vaughan was later pronounced dead at the hospital.

Police officers then attended Seon Place to conduct initial inquiries, along with a Government Occupational Safety & Health official.

The investigation regarding this fatal industrial incident is ongoing.

An autopsy is anticipated, but foul play is not suspected.

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