LATEST NEWS, inside the BPS

Criminal Records / Vetting Office Change of Hours Friday, 30th September

Wed, 2022-09-28

Please be advised that there's a minor shift in opening hours for our Criminal Records / Vetting Office located at the Dame Lois Browne-Evans Building, Court Street, Hamilton.

On Friday, September 30th, 2022, opening hours will be 9:00am-9:45am and 12:45pm – 4:00pm.

We apologise in advance for any inconvenience and assure the public that normal opening hours for this office will resume on Monday, October 3rd, 2022.

Sudden Death in St. David's

Wed, 2022-09-28

Around 8:30 pm on Tuesday, September 27th 2022, police received reports of an unresponsive male in a punt at the St. David’s Variety wharf.

Officers attended the scene and administered CPR until the arrival of EMTs who took over.

There has so far, been no indication of foul play or, suspicious circumstances involved.

However, the investigation into this matter is ongoing.

Anyone with information on this incident is asked to call the police reporting number 211 or, the main police line, 295-0011.

Operation Kagera: Man Arrested, Quantity of Suspected Drugs Seized

Thu, 2022-09-22

On Tuesday, September, 20th, police officers executed a search warrant in support of Operation Kagera.

The operation was conducted by officers of the Tactical Operations Division. A quantity of suspected cocaine, heroin and fentanyl, along with drug paraphernalia were seized.

A male suspect was arrested on suspicion of possession of a controlled drug with intent to supply, as well as other offences in connection with this ongoing operation.

Inspector Shakisha Minors of the Tactical Unit stated, “The use of these drugs can have serious effects including, permanent physical health damage, addiction and possible overdose death."

Anyone with information on any individual engaged in the sale of these serious harmful drugs or, any illicit items, is strongly encouraged to contact the Bermuda Police Service on 295-0011, the non-emergency contact centre on 211 or the confidential Crime Stoppers number 800-8477.

Motorcyclist Chases Car Driver From Devonshire to City of Hamilton: Witnesses Sought

Tue, 2022-09-20

Police are investigating an incident which occurred shortly after 8:00 p.m. on Monday, 19th September, 2022, on South Road near Devonshire Bay.

The incident involved a single rider on a motorcycle pursuing a silver coloured motorcar, east on South Road towards Collectors Hill then back west on South Road to Trimmingham Hill.

The pursuit continued over Trimmingham Hill on to East Broadway then up Spurling Hill to Reid Street and on to Court Street.

It ended near the junction of Parliament and Church Streets when the cycle rode away.

The cycle is described as a dark step though motorcycle.

The rider was a black male wearing a face mask/bandana with a skull print, a dark coloured helmet and a black and white Tee-shirt.

Police are particularly interested in speaking with a taxi operator who was driving his taxi in the area of Spurling Hill, and may have had to take evasive action as a result of this incident.

Anyone who may have witnessed this incident or has any information on it, is asked to call 211 or the Duty Sergeant at the Hamilton Police Station at 295-0011.

Witness Appeal After Two Injured During Altercation at Warwick Camp

Sun, 2022-09-18

Shortly before 11:00 a.m. today, Sunday, September 18th, 2022, police received a number of reports of an altercation involving several individuals during a private event at the Royal Bermuda Regiment Headquarters, Warwick Camp, South Road, Warwick.

A 35-year-old male sustained non-life-threatening stab wounds to the leg during the incident.

A 62-year-old female was left with swelling to her head as well as bruising to her arms and legs.

Both victims were attended to by EMTs at the scene and transported by ambulance to King Edward VII Memorial Hospital for further treatment.

An investigation into this matter has now commenced and anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Sergeant Seymour Foote on 717-2282. You may also call 211, the main police number, 295-0011 or Crime Stoppers on 800-8477.

Alternatively, we urge you to provide the information to a police officer with whom you are familiar.

Investigators are particularly interested in speaking with anyone who may have recorded video of the incident.

Man Hospitalised With Serious Head Injury Identified, Inquiries Ongoing

Sat, 2022-09-17

The Bermuda Police Service (BPS) can now identify the man hospitalised with a potentially life threatening head injury as 62-year-old Randall Walker.

At last check, Mr. Walker remained in the hospital’s Intensive Care Unit.

Around 1pm Thursday, 15th September 2022, a member of the public reported finding the 62-year-old lying on the ground with a head wound outside a Pembroke Park Lane residence.

He had apparently fallen from a wall at the Pembroke property.

Inquiries continue regarding the circumstances of this incident and members of the public with any information – in particular, those with knowledge of Mr. Walker’s whereabouts in the hours prior to 1pm Thursday – are once again urged to come forward.

Please contact Detective Inspector Clifford Roberts on 717-0590, 247-1744, e-mail or call 211.

Any information received by the BPS will be treated in the strictest of confidence.

Alternatively, tips can be provided to the independent and confidential Crime Stoppers hotline at 800-8477.

BPS Representative to Attend Her Majesty’s State Funeral

Fri, 2022-09-16

The Bermuda Police Service, (BPS), will be represented at the State Funeral for Her Majesty the Queen.

Inspector Derrick Golding will take part in ceremonial duties during the State Funeral.

Acting Deputy Commissioner Martin Weekes explained: “It all came about after an invitation was received from Sir Mark Rowley, Commissioner of The Metropolitan Police in London, for all British Overseas Territories and Crown Dependencies to each send a representative officer to the UK to take part in Ceremonial Duties.

Inspector Golding was selected by the BPS’ Senior Leadership Team to represent Bermuda at this prestigious occasion. Inspector Golding, recently promoted to the rank of Inspector was Guard Commander at the Proclamation Ceremony Parade on Front Street to mark the Ascension of King Charles III this past weekend.”

Inspector Golding is a former BPS Drill Sergeant and was the Baton of Honour recipient on his Recruit Foundation Course. He has represented the BPS on numerous parades and other Ceremonial functions since joining the Service as a Cadet in 2004.



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