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Two Men Hurt Fighting Each Other With Bladed Weapons on Front Street

Mon, 2022-10-31

Around 9:15 p.m. on Monday 31st October 2022, police received a ‘911’ call regarding two males fighting in the area of the Bird Cage on Front Street, in the City of Hamilton.

One of the males, a 31-year-old, sustained a cut to one of his hands. The other male, a 46-year-old, suffered injuries to his back and both arms.

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

Neither man’s injuries are believed to be life-threatening.

Police officers recovered a box cutter and a knife at the scene of the incident which was closed off for a short period, while being processed by officers from the Forensic Support Unit.

Anyone with information on this incident is asked to call 211, the main police number 295-0011 or Crime Stoppers on 800-8477.

You may also share the information with a police officer you know.

Sudden Death of Man at Blue Hole Park [Updated]

Mon, 2022-10-31

The Bermuda Police Service is investigating the sudden death of a man, whose lifeless body was found in the Blue Hole Park area of Hamilton Parish, shortly after 11:00 a.m. today, Monday, October 31st, 2022.

An on call doctor attended the scene and pronounced the man dead at approximately 1:00 pm.

Anyone with information on this matter, is asked to contact Police Sergeant, Cornelius Marc on 717-2233 or, via e-mail: cmarc@bps.bm.

No further information will be given until next of kin have been notified.

Update: Tuesday, 1st NovemberThe Bermuda Police Service (BPS) can now confirm the death of 32-year-old Faisal Baia and extends sincere condolences to his family and friends.

The lifeless body of Mr. Baia was found in the Blue Hole Park area of Hamilton parish shortly after 11am Monday, 31st October 2022.

He was later pronounced dead at the scene by an on call doctor.

A BPS Family Liaison Officer is providing support to Mr. Baia’s loved ones at this difficult time.

Foul play is not suspected. However, an autopsy is anticipated.

The investigation regarding this sudden death continues and anyone with information that can assist is once again asked to contact Sergeant Cornelius Marc on 717-2233 or, via e-mail cmarc@bps.bm.

Some Parish Constables Re-Deployed Until End of December

Mon, 2022-10-31

The Bermuda Police Service wishes to inform the public that due to operational priorities, some Parish Officers are being re-deployed to general patrol duties until the end of December 2022.

Therefore, there will be limited access to your Parish Officers during this period.

We recognize the value that Parish Officers bring to our community and thank the public for their patience and understanding.

Meantime, should you need to contact the Parish Constables office please call, 247-1425.

Reported Missing Person: 32-Year-Old Faisal Baia [Updated]

Mon, 2022-10-31

The Bermuda Police Service is appealing for the public’s assistance in locating 32-year-old Faisal Baia.

Mr. Baia is described as tan or olive complexioned, approximately 5 feet 8 inches tall of slim build, weighing around 170 pounds with straight black hair.

Last known contact was around 11:10pm Sunday, 30th October 2022.

He is known to frequent Somersall Road, Hidden Cove and Spittal Pond areas of Smith’s parish and is apparently driving a red Renault Captur bearing license plate 11644.

Police officers are currently attempting to locate Mr. Baia and encourage any members of the public with relevant information to assist.

Anyone with knowledge of the whereabouts of 32-year-old Faisal Baia is encouraged to call 211 or e-mail 211@bps.bm as soon as possible.

Update: Tuesday, 1st November - Sudden Death of 32-Year-Old Faisal Baia.

Policing Plan & Public Safety Advice for Halloween

Thu, 2022-10-27

With Halloween observed on Monday this year, the Bermuda Police Service is aware of a host of scheduled activities and parties across the island, including several this weekend.

Patrons attending Halloween parties are asked to act in a responsible manner. Carefully consider your options and the consequences. If you intend on consuming alcohol – please, do not make the mistake of driving whilst impaired. Poor choices can have long term ramifications.

Motorists are advised to slow down to help keep the roads calmer, particularly when travelling through neighbourhoods. We don’t want a tragedy to occur, as there will be lots of pedestrians on the roads - many of whom will be children dressed in dark coloured costumes.

As usual, police officers will be patrolling throughout the western, central and eastern parishes monitoring the various Halloween related activities.

Although the Bermuda Police Service is well positioned to deal with Halloween from an enforcement perspective, our focus is also on public safety – and we appeal to the community to do their part to preserve the safety and security of everyone.

We encourage older children, parents, friends and family to do their part in keeping their young children close by and safe. We also ask that persons walking along the main roads with young children wear brightly coloured clothing as well as reflective items and strongly encourage the use of flashlights during the hours of darkness.

In addition, young children should be accompanied by a responsible parent or guardian whilst out ‘trick or treating.’ This should be a fun event, but let’s also make it a safe event.

To that end, the Bermuda Police Service is mindful that there are persons within our community who will use Halloween as an opportunity to commit unlawful acts which may cause injury to persons and/or damage to property. Such acts include but are not limited to throwing eggs and other projectiles.

The Bermuda Police Service would like to take this opportunity to reassure the public that such behaviour will not be tolerated and officers will use all lawful powers to deter and detect anti-social behaviour.

However, we cannot do this alone - working in partnership with you the community, the Bermuda Police Service asks that parents, shopkeepers and gas station owners/operators be wary of persons, particularly those young in age, who attempt to purchase unusually large quantities of eggs.

Throwing eggs at people or property may seem like innocent fun – but this irresponsible and potentially dangerous act can cause personal injury and property damage. Therefore, anyone caught engaging in such activity will be dealt with appropriately.

In closing, the Bermuda Police Service would like to wish those participating in Halloween related activities a safe and enjoyable Halloween.

Detectives Seek Public’s Help to Identify Princess Street Assailant

Thu, 2022-10-27

 Approximately 10:45pm Wednesday 26th October 2022, a woman was sitting outside her home on Princess Street, Pembroke when she was apparently grabbed from behind and a knife placed to her throat. The assailant is then said to have pushed the woman into her residence – however, on seeing another occupant within the home, the assailant retreated.

No persons were injured during the incident and no items of value were taken.

The suspect has been described as a light complexioned male, approximately 6 feet tall and 19-21 years old. He was wearing a grey shirt and black pants with red stripes.

The Bermuda Police Service is seeking the public’s help in identifying this individual.

Please call detectives on 211 or 295-0011. Alternatively, members of the public can call the independent and anonymous Crime Stoppers hotline 800-8477 (TIPS), or speak to a police officer they know.

Two Male Visitors Hurt In Three Vehicle Paget Collision

Tue, 2022-10-25

Around 4:40pm Tuesday, 25th October 2022, a reported three vehicle collision occurred on South Road in Paget near the junction with Harvey Road.

Details are limited at this time. However, two rental scooters and a car were involved.

Two visiting men were hurt and transported to King Edward VII Memorial Hospital via ambulance for treatment. Each was riding a separate rental scooter at the time of the collision.

One of the men is understood to have sustained injuries to his arms and legs, while the other is understood to have sustained injuries to his hands.

Both visitors are in Bermuda for the 2022 Butterfield Bermuda Championship golf tournament.

Traffic in the area was diverted for approximately one hour while the collision scene was processed.

Inquiries continue regarding the circumstances of this collision and any witnesses are encouraged to call 211.

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