Two People Arrested For Harboring A Fugitive

September 23, 2013

Two people — a male and female — were arrested today [Sept 23] for harboring a fugitive as police continue the search for Howard Ascento, who sprinted out of Magistrates’ Court on September 6th after being sentenced for traffic offences.

A police spokesperson said, “At 2:45pm the joint team of officers from Department of Corrections and Bermuda Police were on patrol looking for fugitive Howard Ascento in the area of Upland Road in Devonshire.

“As police approached the residence, the suspect made good his escape in the surrounding area.

“As a result, a 26 year old male and a 28 year old female were arrested for harboring a fugitive and a court appearance is expected in the near future.

“It is clear that members of the public have aiding and abetting Ascento, and anyone found doing so will be arrested and put before the courts.

“All sighting of Ascento should be reported to police on 295-0011,” concluded the police spokesperson.

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  1. Bdaluv says:

    All the murders and real crime in Bermuda must be solved if police are going after traffic offences… great way to spend the budget…

    • shhhhh says:

      So you’re saying we should allow everyone runs out of court just go and get on with their lives because there are murders in Bermuda? The rest of the islands problems cant just be ignored because of murders. So you think the same people investigating murders are the ones looking for this dude? No… That’s why they have various departments to deal with other issues. Instead of complaining about budgets being spent looking for criminals (doing their job) complain about every time you drive across a W&E job site and 2 are working when the other 4 are watching. Complain about the trash truck workers who get paid overtime to pick up the trash they should have picked up at regular time if they were not illegally striking.

      Furthermore don’t assume that’s the only reason why he’s running obviously it’s more than just traffic offences.

      • tricks are for kids says:

        According to police reports released to the public it IS for traffic offenses. .if its for crimes of a more serious nature than maybe they should release THAT information to the public….maybe the public would be more inclined to help…whether its different drpartments handling things or not becausecof the media attention THIS particular case is generating it does appear a waste of resources…..IMO, IJS…

      • cliff says:

        watch my month when u talkin about w&e workers.
        we can only do what we are told to do
        and w&e isnt a nice place to work, its a job with many hater like u.
        U dony know i wish i could find another job

    • Come Correct says:

      I agree, leave him alone and eventually he’ll get comfortable and slip up, he can’t hide forever. I understand he’s technically a fugitive but get real, it’s traffic offences.

      • Toodle-oo says:

        c’mon now , you’re smarter than that. I might be wrong though .
        You do know why jail is the sentence for ppl who drive while disqualified . eh ?

        We don’t jail ppl for ‘traffic offenses’ . They’re locked up for contempt of court. Also known as total disregard for the law of the land. And this guy bolted out of court and is making a joke of it all and getting help from other tools but for a lot of people it’s no biggie.
        The line has to be drawn because like hell if I have to live within the confines of the law but these tools feel that they don’t have to.

        • Come Correct says:

          I agree with you too, that’s why I said leave him alone and eventually he will slip up. The rest of what I said is because obviously we have bigger issues, much bigger than what we see in the press. I’m not saying let him go, I’m saying allocate your resources where they need to be and maybe one day an on/off duty officer may spot him. Is he really a top priority? Maybe to save the reputation of the police who allowed him to escape, twice now. Its like that scene from lost and found, you already have sh!t on your face, get the job done and then clean it off before you look like even more of a moron.

    • Scott says:

      “Represented by lawyer Rick Woolridge, Ascento had pleaded guilty to having no drivers licence, no third party insurance, riding an unlicensed motorcycle, and riding whilst disqualified on 17th April 2013. He faced exactly the same set of four charges for similar offences on 21st April, just four days later.”

      … I wouldn’t call these just mere “traffic offences”.. they are a very clear and intentional breaking of the law.. chances are if he’s breaking those laws, then he’s probably breaking other laws on the roads that are a huge danger to the public. Can’t just keep banning someone who’s already banned.

  2. RawOnion says:

    The words I would like to use to describe these two would be omitted so I’ll just use the word ‘idiots”.

    • Just One says:

      Careful, I saw someone arrested for calling someone an idiot, no lie! I guess it’s easier to arrest and charge ‘soft’ criminals, than the ‘hard’ ones SMH…

      • Albert says:

        Sure Just One because nobody has been arrested and put in court for ‘hard’ crimes??? Wake up.

        • Come Correct says:

          I’m almost positive that’s not what they said. I’m also almost positive your last name isn’t Einstein.

  3. Nok says:

    this is just a slap on the wrist PPL remember Omari Gordon..What happen to the person that was harboring him?Nothing

  4. Family Man says:

    I guess Howard’s found his future roomie at Westgate.

  5. Nok says:

    Don’t forget the marine and port van out woodys everyday of the week that is wasting tax payer money don’t the guy is really on the run.

    • cliff says:

      all u hater who got complaints about goverment workers, dont u know that every worker has a boz and its his job to do something about it, so stop hatting on workers and hold management acountable

  6. Seriously.... says:

    Oh this is hillarious…

    I don’t get it, why is this guy running. you WILL get caught!

    • Terry says:

      Because he doesn’t have what you have “Seriously”.
      The man needs help and so do you.

  7. What? says:

    I would like to know what kind of hiding he’s in when he’s been posted on social media driving a boat with his boys and buying breakfast at birdies a few mornings ago. This is crazy. And what makes it worst is, his so called friends are making mockery of it posting what they believe is funny pictures and captions of them hanging with Howie while he’s on the run. Sad. Catch him soon police because he thinks this a joke. Dumb a**’ 10 days would have probably been up by now.

    • ShaunDon Swan says:

      Jus 2 keep u up2date sis whoever u r that’s follows me on iNstagram. See u guys have the time to quickly comment ya proll bored n tired of looking for a job like ME ;) !So I post my real name maybe one of you watchers out thur might b able get me work or teach me something since all of u r genius lawyers judges jurors! Have a good day now What?????? Abouts dat :P

      • What? says:

        You not keeping me up to date with nothing. And since you have time to update everyone on Howie, which is not even news anymore, maybe you could use that same time to sit your a** to a computer and type up a résumé so that you can go out and get a real job. Or should everyone else send you their resumes so that you can choose who best to teach you a trade? You just sound dumber and dumber boy. Better yet, you should go and try your luck at stand up comedy since you think you’re so funny.

        • ShaunDon Swan says:

          You sound DUMB read what I said correctly n talk to me straight please I said all that in earlier post! This is not jus about howie bout things that happen period n u all sit up n judge people! So at the end you all are dumb That I come on here to laugh while I’m searching for work! What can u do to help cuz u have so much to say!!!!!!

          • Come Correct says:

            No1 is gon hire u if u type like dis unda ya real name….Hope I helped. :)

  8. ShaunDon Swan says:

    Some1 please comment under your real name with what u have to say show us u ain running from or hiding from what u have to say please so maybe we can reason

    • Albert says:

      What a dumb comment….

    • Martin Richards says:

      I just posted with a real looking name that is fake..

      … does that make you feel better? Or would ignorance be bliss in just thinking its a real name?

    • What? says:

      Shaun Shut up. You need to grow up.You’re risking your freedom to run around bermuda playing TMZ with dumb a** Howie. You’re just as retarded as him. Posting stuff up on Instagram every other day about your boat rides and breakfast runs. Nobody not laughing with you they laughing at you. You both look stupid. I didn’t know real friends thought that their friend being on the run is funny. Go figure fool.

  9. just a thought says:

    His gotta b running for a more serious reason maybe not police related but his 10 days that would have been done by now has now turned into probably 10 months! Smh! Is it really worth it though?!! This poor generation of ‘MEN’ Lost.. Confused & obviously Brain Dead!!

  10. Truth is killin' me... says:

    Throw the book at them for aiding his a**!

    • Soldier says:

      What book? The Bible? cause these Judges are jokers. Man I am serious. 10 days…… He would’ve done 3 days in BDA. To think the ones harboring him will get time think again. I voted OBA and I thought they will change a lot of these soft prison time given to these guys but they are just as soft. We need a revamp on criminals being sentence because this is all a joke. Its really depressing. USA criminals will love our damn courts. 6 months for child molesting and crap like that….. Man this is a joke and thats why these guys do what they want. Straight up

  11. Lay down! says:

    Birds of a feather flock together!

  12. cliff says:

    everyone,” all u white people” this is bigger than u would every know.
    if he gets caught , u would understand, he did the right thing cause my sources, say……..
    Ps. Howy is no fool. we will c, how long it takes to get him and if they get him lol.
    u all act like the po po are angles, so there must not be no bad po po in BERMUDA.
    wake up fools, its 2013

  13. My Kind says:

    Hey cliff! Jump off one.

  14. Lay down! says:

    @ cliff so u think its all white people that blog!! LMAO!! Maybe U should just fall off a F***ing CLIFF!
    BTW Mr. Ascento relatives are WHITE so u get your F***ing sources RIGHT!!

  15. just a thought says:

    Ok! I know everyone is entitled to their own opinions but really?!!! Ya’ll kill me with the BS u post.. @Shaundon Swan what difference would it make if u knew the real names of the people who are commenting?! @Cliff u sound extremely stupid with ur comments. Do yourself a favor & save urself the embarrasment by not commenting @ all! “He did the right thing” by making matters worse by running away in a 21 square mile island that he can’t leave! Thats the best decision ever!

  16. Duh says:

    Hey,

    This guy is wanted for more than traffic offenses. It will make more sense very soon. Just think there are over 6000 people with warrants or effectively people running from the law. Why go after this man? Well there is much more than meets the eye. Obviously.

  17. ShaunDon Swan says:

    The thing is you ALL are so quick to comment on stuff I don’t see none of u commenting say you have jobs for young black males or wana take your weekends out to even show us a trade! Bermuda history n architect is gona die jus like every1 else!n Some1 goin sit up n say o my instgram is aiding him my instagram is my instagram n uma post what I want n my insta is private so that mean I trusted you to follow me! Now that’s to who whoever you r < now back to everybody else! Nobody knows what's going on in his head only him. He could have a kid on the way(now some1 will comment on his kids lol BERMUDA) Nana that's sick Mama Dad sister a heavy he wants to see! u never know its no judge in these comments bunch of jury wana be guilty til can be proven guilty ppl on here! I've see pple go to westgate on a 10 jail sentence n still ain made it out of there so talk to me str8 please not everybody life is the same so when I see ppl judge it makes me feel some type of way now have a gr8 day 1Love ;)

    • Sandy Bottom says:

      You want to learn a trade? How about attending school, attending Bermuda College, and avoiding breaking the law? And avoid getting any girl pregnant.

      You do those things, you’ll learn a trade if you want, and do fine.

      But I have a sneaking feeling those things are too much for you.

      • What? says:

        Way too much for him. He’s already been there, done all of that. Now he wants someone to come pull him off the wall or from down the stables and teach him a trade. Get out of here. Lazy site.

      • ShaunDon Swan says:

        Those things cost money how can you do this with no money smart person you are ??? Rob steal not pay fines?

        • Zombie Apocalypse says:

          Attending school, avoiding breaking the law, avoiding getting a girl pregnant “cost money”?

          Excuses.

          Get off your ass and do some basic things to help yourself.

        • Ken Dill says:

          Here are a few suggestions:

          Not performing the in acts that get you fined.

          Try volunteering for free to get experience and demonstrate a good work ethic. Then list it on your resume and get references. Alternatively, you could try packing groceries or washing dishes.

          Additionally, when posting comments under your name, try to spell words correctly and form your sentences properly.

          An employer doesn’t want to hire someone who will write an email to a customer saying:

          “We r sry to inform u dat we cant give u cash back but u could xchange it. Find sum1 on the floor who wood be happy to asist.”

          • ShaunDon Swan says:

            See the thing is ya jus like every1 else though lol! Ya saying nothing cuz I’ve already did that stuff! No reall boss has the time sit up n comment on here cuz u ain nobody Kenny Dill

        • Family Man says:

          There’s an advertisement in yesterday’s paper actually looking for people who want to be apprentices to various Bermuda trades/folklife teachers – boat builders, bee keepers, farmers, woodworking. You have to submit a written application telling them why …. oh wait … never mind. You have to be able to read and write. I don’t think ‘txt 2 apply’ will work.

          • ShaunDon Swan says:

            See this is the problem right here you wana say all this stuff but u really ain sayin nothing mate go b a the family man u r! I don’t have d time respond ppl jus tell me what all you losers are sayin n who u are cuz so instead of trying judge b apart of the court other den that none of u r saying F****

          • Sandy Bottom says:

            Nah. He’s full of excuses why he can’t apply for a job, why he can’t attend school. He “already did that stuff”.

            But he still wants someone to give up their weekends to teach him a trade.

            What a jerk.

    • What? says:

      That’s what’s wrong with some of you lazy a** guys around here. Wouldn’t even attempt to do s*** if somebody’s not got their hand out giving it to you. Go out and learn a trade on your damn own! nothing isnt going to just drop in your lap, and do NOT blame Bermuda for that because at the end of the day, you have a daddy. And no I do not follow you on Instagram my dear, unfortunately I know people who do and you’re being made a joke of just like Howie. Sorry that your “boys” and some of these dumb chicks have brainwashed you into believing that its cool and funny. You may want to change them too. They all dopey. And you’re on here making excuses for Howard like you’re his lawyer or parole officer. At this point, it doesn’t even matter the reason why he’s doing this, it all ends with the same conclusion; jail! And to think you have children. Something is really wrong with you after this. I’m going to just laugh at you every time I see you.

      • ShaunDon Swan says:

        Lol see that’s what’s wrong with “ya type” ready n willing to judge people what I post is what I post ya on some creep life tip I’m not I live life in the open!They things I have posted r old pictures n videos if u must know! N I post them because the police are a joke just like you! To say what ya sayin makes me really laugh!so when u see me n u laughing jus kno I’m laughing harder what u have to say don’t matter because you don’t kno what ppl r dealing with in life so yes I will come on here n defend my FRIEND!!!!!

      • ShaunDon Swan says:

        Post ya name so when I see u I kno why u laughing and we can laugh together that’s my whole point! Howie hiding from police n ya hiding from keeping it 100 at the end of the day! So u have a god blessed day in court Judge!

  18. ShaunDon Swan says:

    The thing is you ALL are so quick to comment on stuff I don’t see none of u commenting say you have jobs for young black males or wana take your weekends out to even show us a trade! Bermuda history n architect is gona die jus like every1 else!n Some1 goin sit up n say o my instgram is aiding him my instagram is my instagram n uma post what I want n my insta is private so that mean I trusted you to follow me! Now that’s to who whoever you r < now back to everybody else! Nobody knows what's going on in his head only him. He could have a kid on the way(now some1 will comment on his kids lol BERMUDA) Nana that's sick Mama Dad sister a heavy he wants to see! u never know its no judge in these comments bunch of jury wana be guilty til can be proven guilty ppl on here! I've see pple go to westgate on a 10 jail sentence n still ain made it out of there so talk to me str8 please not everybody life is the same so when I see ppl judge it makes me feel some type of way now have a gr8 day 1Love

    • son son says:

      my boy, tell them all to go play in traffic and sock out!!! we already had over 400years of slavery dat s**s ova straight like that!!!

      • What? says:

        Howie is that you?

        • ShaunDon Swan says:

          Now ya commenting like u wana make friends lol ya showing ya true colors now I’m gonna be laughing when I see YOU becasue I know who u are now lol ;)

  19. tricks are for kids says:

    What kills me on these sites is that people hop on others for expressing THEIR comments….if you disagree that’s fine but be mature enough to express your disdain without being disrespectful. . ….that’s ONE of the main problems on this island LACK of RESPECT for one another….this island and its people will never be about nothing until we ALL get ourselves right…..
    Instead of putting the young man down encourage him to do the right thing and turn himself in…..to the police ..if he is wanted for a much more serious crime then let the public know….maybe they would be more inclined to help because right now it does appear that it is JUST traffic offences and running…….nothing major… IJS

  20. The Ombudsman makes a statement and says:

    its a shame that this guy has now got his friends in trouble…but wait when they get before the courts….and maybe ..just maybe they will be just as stupid as him and bolt out the doors and run off into court street yelling !@#$%& di babylon system and sit off in some bushes and smoke some of de good weed and reason wit each other……

  21. To the lost soul says:

    Another charge is waiting for him once he gets caught so don’t think his running for just a traffic offence that poor soul gonna be running for a min cause them 10 days would have quickly turned into 15 years still don’t make sence running tho 2 each is own lofl

  22. Lock Up His Friends says:

    That might give him more of an incentive to turn himself in…anyone willing to get locked up for this fool is an idiot.

  23. ShaunDon Swan says:

    All u people jus make me laugh cuz you aint living life u stay on ya lil computers living this internet life wit so much to say jus like crickets when u seem them out they ain making no noise ! Say what u want follow my lil twitter n instagram trying figure me out like bunch of business managers yous people are 1 day 1 of ya kids might end up being the talk in these comment jus memba how to take it