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Car Overboard Middle Road Southampton [Updated]

Sat, 2019-01-05

Around 5:20pm today (January 5th) police and fellow first responders were dispatched to a reported single vehicle car crash on Middle Road in Southampton.

Initial information indicates that a car went off the road and ended up overboard, partially submerged, in the vicinity of Five Star Island.

Apparently the driver, said to be a 60 year old man, escaped the crash unharmed and was the only person in the vehicle at the time.

Second Man Arrested in Connection With the Murder of Ronniko Burchall

Fri, 2019-01-04

The Bermuda Police Service can confirm the arrest of a 24 year old man in connection with the murder of Ronniko Burchall on 29th December, 2018.

This arrest marks the second person taken into custody in connection with the enquiry, led by Acting Detective Inspector Jason Smith of the Serious Crime Unit.

The investigating team continues to encourage anyone with information regarding this matter to contact them, or provide the information confidentially.

Renewed Appeal: New Year’s Day Fatal Boat Crash Investigation

Thu, 2019-01-03

At last check this morning (January 3rd) the injured 30 year old man said to be from Smith’s parish – and believed to be the operator of the powerboat involved in the early morning New Year’s Day crash that claimed the life of 24 year old Mr. Adrian Hassell – was recovering in stable condition on a general ward at the hospital, after initially being treated in the Intensive Care Unit.

The investigation continues and the investigating officer is renewing the appeal for anyone who may have seen or spoken to Mr. Hassell on the evening of December 31st (New Year’s Eve) – particularly at City of Hamilton establishments Dog House or Pickled Onion on Front Street – as well as anyone who may have seen or spoken to the friends he was with that night.

Ten Motorists Arrested on Suspicion of Impaired Driving

Wed, 2019-01-02

A total of 10 motorists were arrested on suspicion of impaired driving from Friday night (December 28th 2018) until Tuesday night (January 1st 2019).

More than half of those arrested were caught at road sobriety checkpoints.

The main objectives of the road sobriety checkpoints are to help make the roads safer and ultimately save lives.

Fatal Boat Crash Investigation: Death of 24 Year Old Adrian Hassell

Wed, 2019-01-02

The Bermuda Police Service can now confirm the death of 24 year old Mr. Adrian Hassell and extends sincere condolences to his family and friends.

Mr. Hassell, believed to be a Sandys parish resident, was seriously injured when the private powerboat he was traveling in struck rocks near Lefroy House in Sandys parish around 4:40am Tuesday, January 1st (New Year’s Day).

Death at Sea [Updated]

Tue, 2019-01-01

At 4:41am police received a call from a staff member at Lefroy House, Lagoon Road, Sandys requesting medical assistance for a male who came knocking on their door for help.

Details are still unclear but it appears that 3 persons, two males and one female went on an excursion on an 18ft vessel and hit the rocks.

One of the males was unresponsive and subsequently taken to the hospital via ambulance where he later was pronounced dead.

Commissioner's New Year's Safety Message

Mon, 2018-12-31

Commissioner of Police Mr. Stephen Corbishley - Over the last 72 hours we have seen an increase in tensions between gangs on the island. This came to a head with the murder of Ronniko Burchall on Saturday morning.

At present a 31 year old man has been arrested in connection with this matter and a full investigation has commenced by the Serious Crime Unit.

Over the next few days the public can expect to see heightened levels of policing activity throughout the island, and there may be some inconvenience as officers engage the public.

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