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Police Release 2016 Crime Statistics Report

Police Release 2016 Crime Statistics Report

Total crime for 2016 fell by 164 crimes or about 4% and 2016 is the 3rd lowest year for total crime since 2000, behind 2013 [3,480[ and 2014 [3,394], according to the 2016 Crime Statistics released by the police today. This was announced by Commissioner of Police Michael DeSilva, who said, “The release of the 2016 crime report was delayed by technical... Read more of this article

Court:  Prisoner Pleads Guilty To Assault

Court: Prisoner Pleads Guilty To Assault

Appearing in Magistrates Court, a 36-year-old man — who is currently serving a prison sentence — pleaded guilty to unlawfully assaulting another prisoner at Westgate. Shomari Virgil pleaded guilty to unlawfully assaulting someone at Westgate Correctional Facility in August 2016. The Crown Prosecutor told the Magistrate that in August 2016,... Read more of this article

Court: Man Admits Stealing Bottles Of Liquor

Court: Man Admits Stealing Bottles Of Liquor

Appearing in Magistrates Court this morning [April 27], a 56-year-old man was fined $450 after he admitted stealing liquor from a store last month. Mitchell Outerbridge pleaded guilty to stealing two bottles of Chivas Regal Scotch from a Marketplace store in March 2016, with the bottles said to be valued at over $120. Reviewing his file, Magistrate... Read more of this article

Police: Murder Investigation Remains Open

Police: Murder Investigation Remains Open

Today marks the 14th anniversary of Shaundae Jones’ murder, and the police said they remain committed to pursuing justice, as “investigators believe there are individuals in our community who have information that if provided, will lead to the killer being arrested and charged.” A police spokesperson said, “Thursday, April 27th 2017... Read more of this article

Court: 30-Year-Old Denies Importing Cannabis

Court: 30-Year-Old Denies Importing Cannabis

Appearing in Magistrates Court, a 30-year-old man denied importing and possessing cannabis with intent to supply. Jahmarley Gardiner elected to be tried in Magistrate’s Court, and pleaded not guilty to charges alleging that in November 2016, he had imported cannabis; and that on that same date, in St George’s, he had possessed cannabis... Read more of this article

Court: Woman Charged With Importing Cannabis

Court: Woman Charged With Importing Cannabis

Appearing in Magistrates Court, a 27-year-old woman was charged with allegedly importing cannabis, which the Court heard had an alleged street value of $268,325. Greta Lightbourne was not required to plead as her case can only be dealt with in the Supreme Court. Ms Lightbourne was charged with importing cannabis in November 2016, and possessing cannabis... Read more of this article

Police: Two Family Members Involved In Dispute

Police: Two Family Members Involved In Dispute

The police said that after conducting further enquiries into the altercation at the ATM in St George’s, they “believe that two male family members, who have since been identified, were involved in a physical dispute” and the other men that got involved were “attempting to stop the scuffle.” A police spokesperson said, “Contrary... Read more of this article

‘Release 2016 Crime Statistics Without Delay’

‘Release 2016 Crime Statistics Without Delay’

[Updated] “We call on the OBA to do the right thing and release the 2016 Crime Statistics without delay,” Shadow Minister of National Security Walter Roban said. Mr Roban said, “The OBA government has failed to release the 2016 Annual Crime Statistics. Historically, these figures were released by February, yet in an election year when many, particularly... Read more of this article

Court: Man Sentenced To 30 Months In Prison

Court: Man Sentenced To 30 Months In Prison

Appearing in Magistrates Court, a 40-year-old man was sentenced to thirty months in prison for burglary and using dishonestly obtained credit cards to acquire goods. Ernest Smith was handed down a thirty month prison sentence as a result of his two convictions, following a guilty plea, of burglary and using credit cards obtained from the burglary to... Read more of this article

Court: Man Denies Threatening Another Man

Court: Man Denies Threatening Another Man

Appearing in Magistrates Court, a 65-year-old man denied uttering threatening words to someone, with the charge alleging that the defendant had threatened to stick a pitchfork into the man. William Glasgow pleaded not guilty to uttering threatening words to another man in Sandys in April this year. The charge alleged that Glasgow had threatened to... Read more of this article

‘Escalation Of Lawlessness In The Old Town’

‘Escalation Of Lawlessness In The Old Town’

“The numerous incidents in and around St. George’s over the past few weeks are a clear sign that the current approach simply isn’t working and as a result, criminals are getting bolder,” Shadow Minister of Municipalities Senator Renee Ming said. Recent incidents in the east end include buses being left damaged after the fare vaults were... Read more of this article

BPS Assisting JCF With Murder Investigation

BPS Assisting JCF With Murder Investigation

The Bermuda Police Service is assisting the Jamaican Constabulary Force with their investigation into the death of 55-year-old Bermudian Ronald Raynor, with the BPS saying that the “circumstances of Mr. Raynor’s death are suspicious and the JCF is dealing with the matter as a murder investigation.”A police spokesperson said, “The... Read more of this article

Man Attacked While Using ATM In St George’s

Man Attacked While Using ATM In St George’s

Police responded to a disturbance on Water Street in St. George’s, in which a man using an ATM was apparently attacked by another man, other men then joined in, a member of the public intervened, with all involved leaving the area prior to police arrival. A police spokesperson said, “Around 1pm Friday, April 21st police officers responded to... Read more of this article