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Court: Men Charged With Child Pornography

Court: Men Charged With Child Pornography

Two people were charged today [Sept 21] in Magistrates Court with offences involving child pornography. A 40-year-old guest worker was charged with eight counts involving accessing child pornography. The offenses were said to involve thousands of images, and said to have occurred on dates between February 2014 and December 2017. The defendant was not... Read more of this article

Shooting In Devonshire: 28-Year-Old Man Injured

Shooting In Devonshire: 28-Year-Old Man Injured

[Updated] There was a shooting tonight [Sept 20] in the Roberts Avenue, Devonshire area, and initial reports suggest someone may have been injured. Multiple police vehicles and officers are on scene, and an ambulance was seen leaving the area. Further details are limited at this time, however we will update as able. Update 12.48am: Bystanders indicate... Read more of this article

Court: Collisha Burch Found Not Guilty

Court: Collisha Burch Found Not Guilty

A 31-year-old woman has been found not guilty of causing the death of another woman, with Collisha Burch being found not guilty in the Supreme Court of causing the death of Kerry Hollis by driving with a dangerous substance in her system and death by careless driving. Kerry Petty Hollis, a 38-year-old mother of two, died following a road traffic collision... Read more of this article

Court: Jimenez Facing Cocaine Charge In Miami

Court: Jimenez Facing Cocaine Charge In Miami

Micah Jimenez is facing a charge of importing cocaine into the United States, with court documents stating that he was allegedly caught attempting to import the illegal drug at the Miami International Airport earlier this month. According to court documents from the Southern District of Florida, “On or about September 8, 2018, the defendant, Micah... Read more of this article

Court: Driver Fined $800, Banned For 12 Months

Court: Driver Fined $800, Banned For 12 Months

[Written by Don Burgess] A Hamilton Parish man pled guilty to two charges in relation to being stopped on suspicion of DUI. On September 16, police stopped Shaquille Codrington, 25, on Palmetto Road in Devonshire. While speaking to the defendant, they asked him if he had been drinking and Mr Codrington apparently said, “I had two beers.” They... Read more of this article

Netball Court Use Suspended Due To Vandalism

Netball Court Use Suspended Due To Vandalism

Use of the netball courts at Bernard Park has been “suspended until further notice” due to offensive messages being left on the court, with the Bermuda Netball Association explaining that they do not want their members to be subjected to the “defamatory and discriminatory” messages. Bermuda Netball Association President Kimale... Read more of this article

45-Year-Old Man Injured In Stabbing In Sandys

45-Year-Old Man Injured In Stabbing In Sandys

Police are investigating a stabbing incident that occurred on Sunday night [Sept 16] outside Woody’s in Sandys, in which a 45-year-old man was “confronted and injured near the waterside by an unknown man brandishing a bladed article.” A police spokesperson said, “Detectives are currently conducting inquiries regarding a reported stabbing... Read more of this article

Court: 47-Year-Old Man Admits Nine Charges

Court: 47-Year-Old Man Admits Nine Charges

[Written by Don Burgess] A 47-year-old man pled guilty to nine charges this morning [Sept 17], including four counts of dishonesty in obtaining money from motorists, and three counts of attempting to obtain money dishonestly. Troy Woods, from Devonshire, also pled guilty to one count of taking a motorcycle without permission, and one count of stealing... Read more of this article

Local Officials: Report Is Inaccurate, Not Credible

Local Officials: Report Is Inaccurate, Not Credible

[Written by Don Burgess] Local officials are dismissing figures from an international agency which allege that there are some 3,000 legal and illegal guns in Bermuda. The ‘Civilian Firearms Holdings, 2017′ a paper produced by Aaron Karp, says there is an estimated 3,000 total number of licit and illicit guns held by civilians in Bermuda.... Read more of this article

Court: Woman Sentenced To One Year In Prison

Court: Woman Sentenced To One Year In Prison

[Written by Don Burgess] A 22-year-old woman was sentenced to one year in prison after pleading guilty to drug importation charges. Ashley Mussenden said she was guilty of bringing in cannabis resin and ecstasy, and the Court heard the drugs have a combined street value of over $23,000. The court heard the young woman had a turbulent childhood, which... Read more of this article

Court: Man Admits Motor Vehicle Offences

Court: Man Admits Motor Vehicle Offences

[Written by Don Burgess] A man opted to go to prison instead of paying a fine as long as he was out in time for Christmas. Malcolm Symonds pled guilty to three motor vehicle offences: driving an unlicensed bike, driving an uninsured bike, and having a passenger on the back of the bike without a helmet. Magistrate Khamisi Tokunbo fined the man $1,000... Read more of this article

Four Men Arrested After Fight In Bailey’s Bay

Four Men Arrested After Fight In Bailey’s Bay

[Updated] Four men have been arrested following a fight at the Bailey’s Bay Cricket Club early this morning [Sept 14] the police have confirmed, with the police stating that a taser was deployed after bottles were thrown at police. Men Fighting At Bailey’s Bay Cricket Club  A spokesperson said, “Around 1:30am today [September 14th] police officers... Read more of this article

Man Arrested & Court Appearance Expected

Man Arrested & Court Appearance Expected

[Updated] A man has been arrested in connection with a “number of incidents where a man confronts drivers of motorcars informing them they were involved in a phantom collision,” the police have confirmed. A police spokesperson said, “The Bermuda Police Service would like to advise the public that a man has been arrested in connection... Read more of this article