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Residents Advised to be Wary of Speed Camera Violations Scam E-mail

Tue, 2021-04-06

Once again the Bermuda Police Service (BPS) is urging members of the public to remain vigilant regarding scams that attempt to obtain personal information or other sensitive data. In particular, local residents should be wary of a misleading e-mail currently in circulation that claims the recipient has been caught on a speed camera and is required to pay a fine.

START OF DECEPTIVE E-MAIL

From: Speed Camera Violations <Penalties@speeding-camerafines.com>

Sent: Tuesday, 6 April 2021 7:35 am

Subject: Your fine for speeding

COVID-19 Regulations Breach at Bostock Hill East, Paget Property

Tue, 2021-04-06

Around 8:30 p.m. on Friday 2nd April, police responded to a report of a COVID breach at a residence on Bostock Hill East, Paget.

Upon arrival officers observed a group of approximately 20 persons standing on an outside porch.

They were reportedly not practicing social distancing or wearing masks.

As officers approached the residence, persons proceeded to immediately leave. The incident was recorded on police body camera and the registrations of a number of vehicles parked at the residence were also recorded.

The organisers of the event were identified and a file on the matter is being prepared in anticipation of a court appearance.

Inquiries Underway Regarding Threatening Video [Updated]

Sun, 2021-04-04

The Bermuda Police Service, (BPS), is aware of a video circulating on social media, in which a male is heard threatening violence against members of the community including police officers. 

An investigation to determine the source of the video has begun.

Early indications are the individual seen in the video is currently overseas.

That notwithstanding, the BPS is treating seriously with this matter.

We ask that should you receive the video in question, you not share it on and instead delete it.

Single Vehicle Car Crash on Harbour Road, Paget

Sat, 2021-04-03

Around 10:40 p.m. on Friday 2nd April, 2021, police responded to a report of a single vehicle road traffic collision on Harbour Road, near the junction with Pomander Road in Paget.

Officers arrived to find the vehicle overturned and lying on its roof, with two men trapped inside.

However, they were both able to get out of the vehicle on their own, having sustained only minor injuries.

The driver, who at the time appeared disoriented, was arrested on suspicion of driving whilst impaired after he reportedly failed a breath test.

Reported Armed Robbery at The Cake Shop Bakery

Thu, 2021-04-01

Around 4:38 p.m. today, Thursday 1st April, 2021, police responded to a report of an armed robbery at the Cake Shop Bakery, on Curving Avenue, Pembroke.

Upon arrival officers were informed that two men brandishing firearms, entered the premises, went to the cash register and took an undisclosed quantity of cash.

One suspect is described as 6’ 2” tall, slim built, light complexioned and wearing a black hoodie with his face covered.

The second suspect is said to be 5’ 3” tall, stockily built, also wearing a black hoodie with his face covered.

It is believed the suspects fled the scene on a motorcycle.

There were no reported injuries.

March 30th Shooting at Somers Park Investigation Update

Wed, 2021-03-31

Detective Sergeant Jason Smith (Serious Crime Unit) – “Approximately 2:50pm yesterday afternoon 30th March 2021, the Bermuda Police Service received several 911 calls reporting that there had been a shooting in the area of St. George – in particular this park – which is off of York Street.

Officers responded to the incident, where they later discovered that the victim of the shooting had left in a motorcar and had been taken to the King Edward VII Memorial Hospital.

Cause of Fire at Derelict St. Augustine Lane Building Under Investigation

Wed, 2021-03-31

Shortly before 4:15 this morning, Wednesday 31st March, 2021, police were dispatched to a report of a fire at a derelict two storey building on St. Augustine Lane, Pembroke.

Investigations into the cause of the fire are ongoing.

However, following an initial assessment, with no electricity supply to the premises, the cause is being considered suspicious.

There is nothing to indicate this is linked to the recent spate of fires in the Pembroke area, but that possibility has not been ruled out.

There have so far been no reported injuries as a result of this incident.

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