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Rudy Lamar Smith Murder Investigation Continues 10 Years Later

Sat, 2022-07-09

Acting Detective Inspector (ADI) Jason Smith - “Today the 9th July 2022, is the tenth year anniversary that Rudy Smith (pictured) went missing. Rudy was reported missing by family and friends 9th July 2012, and at that time his disappearance was suspicious and a police investigation commenced. As a result of those initial police investigations, Rudy Smith’s disappearance became a murder investigation and police lines of enquiry were now centred on that. Today, this murder investigation remains active and police have identified a number of persons of interest to this inquiry.

During the course of this investigation it is believed that there were a number of people directly involved in Rudy Smith’s murder. There are also a number of persons that witnessed activities in and around the Parsons Road, Deep Dale area that can assist the Bermuda Police Service in bringing closure to Rudy’s family and people to justice. So we are appealing to members of our community that have information on the disappearance and murder of Rudy Smith, make contact with the Senior Investigating Officer ADI Jason Smith on 441-717-0864 or email or the anonymous Crime Stoppers hotline 800-8477.

Rudy Smith might be gone, but he is not forgotten and you can be a part of ensuring justice is served.”

Teen Male Stabbed in Smith's Parish: Injuries Not Thought Life-Threatening

Mon, 2022-07-04

Around 7:20 p.m. on Monday 4th July, 2022, police received a report of a stabbing incident outside D and C Grill, on Harrington Sound Road, Smith’s Parish.

Upon arrival officers found a seventeen-year-old male who was reportedly involved in an altercation with another male.

The seventeen year old is said to have sustained non-life threatening stab wounds during the incident.

He was attended to at the scene by EMTs and transported by ambulance to King Edward VII Memorial Hospital for treatment to his injuries.

The suspect is described as a light brown complexioned male, approximately 5’ 7” in height and of average build.

He wore a black bubble jacket, black long pants and a black helmet.

He made good his escape by running in a westerly direction along Harrington Sound Road and it is believed he may have left the area on a motorcycle which was parked nearby.

The roadway was closed off while the scene was forensically processed with traffic diverted along South Road.

We’d like to thank the public for their patience and understanding during this exercise.

We ask that anyone with information on this incident to please call 211 or, the Criminal Investigations Department on 295-0011.

BPS Renews Appeal to Public Not to Share Videos of Flatts Murder Victim

Mon, 2022-07-04

The Bermuda Police Service is once again appealing to the public not to share videos that show Flatts murder victim 19-year-old Letrae Doeman at the scene shortly after the teen was shot multiple times.

Detectives continue to progress this murder investigation and appreciate all assistance received so far. At last check the four men arrested in connection with this fatal shooting, that also left a 20-year-old man injured, remained in police custody.

Members of the public with knowledge of the 19-year-old’s movements prior to his murder – from Thursday night, 30th June until around 1:10am Friday, 1st July 2022 – are urged to get in contact with the investigative team.

Witnesses or individuals with any information, no matter how insignificant it may seem, should call the Serious Crimes Unit on 295-0011, the independent and anonymous Crime Stoppers hotline on 800-8477, or speak with a police officer they know.

Motorcyclist in ICU & Mini-Bus Driver Escapes Injury After Separate Crashes

Mon, 2022-07-04

Around 10:25 pm on Saturday, 2nd July, 2022, officers were dispatched to a report of a serious road traffic collision involving a single vehicle near the Bermuda Aquarium, Museum and Zoo (BAMZ) on North Shore Road, Flatts Village.

Reports are a 24-year-old male was riding a motorcycle east on North Shore Road, when he apparently lost control of the vehicle and collided with a wall just east of BAMZ.

He was taken by ambulance to King Edward VII Memorial Hospital, where at last check, he was in the Intensive Care Unit receiving treatment for possibly serious head injuries.

Traffic had to be diverted along Harrington Sound Road while the scene of the collision was processed by the Forensics Unit along with Traffic Collision Investigators.

Meanwhile, around 5:11 a.m. today, Monday 4th July, 2022, police were called out to a single vehicle collision on the Middle Road, Flatts Village, near the junction with Harrington Sound Road.

It appears the driver of a mini-bus lost control of the vehicle and collided with a wall adjacent to Rustico’s restaurant on the Brightside Apartments property.

There were no reported injuries. 

There were traffic delays while a crane was used to remove the vehicle which had toppled onto its side

Anyone with information on either of these collisions is asked to call 211 or, the main police number 295-0011.

Witness Appeal After Report of Man Stabbed Aboard Private Boat

Mon, 2022-07-04

Shortly before 9:10 p.m. on Sunday 3rd July, 2022, police received a call reporting a stabbing incident, said to have taken place aboard a private boat. Officers along with ambulance personnel were dispatched to the Rockaway Ferry Dock, where the victim, a 26-yearold male, was brought ashore.

He was immediately transported by ambulance to King Edward VII Memorial Hospital where he was attended to for multiple stab wounds.

His injuries are described as non-life threatening.

Anyone with information on this incident is asked to call 211, or the main police number 295-0011. Alternatively, you may share that information with a police officer whom you know.

Three Men Arrested, Drugs & Cash Seized at Mount Hill, Pembroke Home

Fri, 2022-07-01

On Wednesday, 29th June 2022, police officers of the Tactical Operations Division executed a drug warrant at a residence on Mount Hill Road, Pembroke, in response to reported drug dealing.

During the operation, led by the Gang Targeting Unit, a quantity of controlled drugs, money and drug equipment were seized. Three men were arrested at the residence, in connection with this matter.

Investigations are still ongoing and anyone with information in relation to this operation or any other crime is asked to call 211, or the main police number 295-0011. Alternatively, you may also speak with a police officer with whom you are familiar.

BPS Appeal to Public Not to Share Video of Flatts Murder Victim [Renewed]

Fri, 2022-07-01

The Bermuda Police Service is aware of a video circulating, showing the Flatts murder victim at the scene, prior to police arrival.

We are urging members of the community to be sensitive toward the victim’s family and not continue to share it.

We continue to appeal to witnesses to come forward. Anyone with information is encouraged to contact Acting Detective Sergeant Anneka Donawa of the Serious Crimes Unit on 295-0011.

You may also call 211, Crime Stoppers on 800-8477 or speak with a police officer whom you know.

Monday, 4th July: Renewed appeal regarding not sharing videos of Flatts murder victim 19-year-old Letrae Doeman.



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