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Fiqre Crockwell Murder Investigation Still Active Six Years Later

Wed, 2022-06-22

The Bermuda Police Service (BPS) is renewing the appeal for information in connection with the murder of Fiqre Crockwell.

30-year-old Mr. Crockwell was fatally shot minutes before 3am Monday, 20th June 2016, six years ago whilst on Woodlands Road, Pembroke. At the time he had just left a party with a group of friends.

The gunman is believed to have been waiting in the vicinity of Woodlands Road and DeSilva Close, Pembroke when he approached Mr. Crockwell and shot him. The gunman then tried to start a black Honda motorcycle, CF116, which was parked nearby on DeSilva Close.

The gunman was unable to get the motorcycle started and jumped off and ran around in the immediate vicinity, looking for an escape route The gunman was chased by some of Mr. Crockwell’s friends north along Woodlands Road before they lost sight of him around Euclid Avenue, Pembroke.

The gunman is described as being brown complexioned, approximately 6 feet tall, slim, in his 20s, wearing a black helmet with black visor, red shirt or jacket, dark coloured pants and dark coloured shoes.

The BPS is appealing to witnesses or anyone who may have any information, no matter how insignificant it may seem, to contact the Serious Crime Unit on 295-0011 or the independent and confidential Crime Stoppers hotline on 800-8477.

BPS Thank Public for Cooperation During Holiday Weekend

Wed, 2022-06-22

A relatively quiet Heroes Day holiday, in terms of serious crime, thanks to the cooperation and support of members of the general public. The policing plan announced and implemented before the start of the holiday weekend has had a positive impact.

Detective Superintendent Nicholas Pedro, Gold Commander for the holiday policing initiative commented: “The combined police and regiment patrols reported no major incidents over the three-day holiday.

There was one incident which occurred in the car park at the Arboretum around 4:15 a.m. Saturday, 18th June 2022, where one man sustained head and facial injuries in an attack involving several other males. The victim, an eighteen-year-old male, was attended to at King Edward VII Memorial Hospital for non-life-threatening injuries and thankfully, has since been discharged from hospital.

We continue to seek the public’s assistance in connection with the ongoing investigation into this matter. Anyone with information, is asked to call 211 or the main police number 295-0011.

Of note on the holiday itself, around 3:40 a.m. Monday, 20th June 2022, police and other first responders attended a single vehicle car crash on Harrington Sound Road, Smith’s parish, just east of Harrington Sound Primary School. The victim in that matter, a twenty-year-old male driver, was initially unresponsive and had to be pulled from the vehicle which had flipped onto its right side. At last check, he remained in hospital undergoing tests for head injuries which are not thought to be life threatening.

There was also a report of a boat becoming stuck on a reef and taking on water around 6:30 p.m. Monday 20th June. Members of the public assisted with pumping out the water and the boat was eventually beached and later taken away via a crane. No injuries were reported.

Disappointingly, the message about not driving whilst impaired (DWI), did not register with everyone and there were three arrests for DWI offences over the holiday weekend.

Speeding remained an issue. Our Roads Policing officers issued a number of tickets for speeding offences, with speeds in excess of 80 kilometres per hour being recorded.”

There were 48 arrests made over the course of the holiday weekend:

•             34 for outstanding warrants.

•             3 for impaired driving.

•             3 for breach of the peace.

•             8 for investigation of other criminal offences.

In addition, Operation Vega, our ongoing traffic enforcement initiative, resulted in 121 traffic tickets being issued for:

•             Speeding: 57

•             Failing to stop: 2

•             Phone offence: 2

•             No driver’s licence: 14

•             Unlicensed vehicle: 13

•             No insurance: 15

•             Disobeying a traffic sign: 12

•             Driving while disqualified: 2

•             Helmet offence: 1

•             Manner of driving: 3

These infractions notwithstanding, the Bermuda Police Service would like to take this opportunity to thank our partner agencies including the Royal Bermuda Regiment, CADA, and the Bermuda Road Safety Council as well as the organisers of the various social events around the island for their assistance and cooperation over the long holiday weekend.

Detective Superintendent Pedro added: “We would especially like to thank you, the members of the public, for doing your part in ensuring that the Heroes Day holiday weekend was celebrated safely and from all appearances, enjoyed by all.”

Driver Hurt in Single Vehicle Car Crash on Harrington Sound Road [Updated]

Mon, 2022-06-20

Around 3:40 a.m. today, Monday, 20th June 2022, police and other first responders attended a serious, single vehicle, road traffic collision on Harrington Sound Road, Smiths Parish, just east of Harrington Sound Primary School.

The driver, a twenty year old male who was the lone occupant of the vehicle, was found unresponsive. He was attended to at the scene by medical personnel and was subsequently transported via ambulance to King Edward VII Memorial Hospital for treatment for head injuries, the extent of which are unknown.

The vehicle was reportedly traveling west along Harrington Sound Road, when it appears the driver lost control of it while negotiating a turn.

The vehicle was extensively damaged.

Traffic Collision Investigators along with Forensic Support attended and processed the scene, which remained closed for approximately three hours.

Investigations into this matter are now underway and anyone with information is asked to contact 2455 PC Wade on 247-1709 or via email, kwade@bps.bm. You may also call 211 or, the main police number, 295-0011.

Update: Wednesday, 22nd June - 20-year-old man (driver) hurt in single vehicle car crash believed to have non-life threatening injuries.

Man Hurt in Arboretum Assault, Public Asked Not to Share Video of Incident [Updated]

Sat, 2022-06-18

The Bermuda Police Service is appealing to the public to not share a number of video clips which we are aware are being circulated and which show a number of young people engaging in anti-social behaviour at the Arboretum in Devonshire.

We ask that should you receive any of these the video, you delete them and not forward them on.

The incident occurred around 4:15 a.m. today Saturday 18th June, 2022 in the parking lot of the Arboretum, where several young people gathered after attending a function in Pembroke.

Although there were scores of people who witnessed the incident which resulted in one man being taken to hospital where he was attended to for multiple head and facial injuries, no one was willing to provide any information to police officers who responded to reports of the fracas.

An investigation into this situation is now underway and police are appealing for anyone with any knowledge of what transpired, to please get in contact with us by calling 211, the main police number, 295-0011, the confidential Crime Stoppers number, 800-8477 or, speak with an officer you know.

Update: Wednesday, 22nd June - 18-year-old man hurt in Arboretum assault treated and dishacrged from hospital.

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.

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