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Feedback Invited: Police Cautions For Cannabis

Feedback Invited: Police Cautions For Cannabis

Parliament recently passed an Act which empowers the Director of Public Prosecutions to issue a guidance for formal police cautions, and Director of Public Prosecutions Larry Mussenden said he is considering issuing guidance for simple possession of cannabis, and is interested in hearing the views of the general public. Mr Mussenden said, “Recently,... Read more of this article

Large Quantity Of Corn & Broccoli Stolen

Large Quantity Of Corn & Broccoli Stolen

[Updated] A large quantity of corn and broccoli was stolen from fields in Devonshire and Smith’s, with an Agricultural Officer saying that the quantity that was stolen indicates the “perpetrator[s] are looking to sell the stolen produce.” An email was sent out by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources to store managers and others... Read more of this article

Court: Man Sentenced To Six Years In Prison

Court: Man Sentenced To Six Years In Prison

A 41-year-old man appeared for sentencing in the Supreme Court today [May 17], where he was sentenced to 6 years in prison for possessing cannabis and cocaine with intent to supply, with the Court hearing the drugs had a value of over $100,000. Justice Charles-Etta Simmons sentenced Daymon Simmons of Beacon Hill Road, Sandys to six years in prison for... Read more of this article

Court: 25-Year-Old Fined After ‘Popping Wheelie’

Court: 25-Year-Old Fined After ‘Popping Wheelie’

Appearing in Magistrates Court this morning [May 17], a 25-year-old man was fined after admitting driving without due care and attention, with the Court hearing he ‘popped a wheelie’ and caused another vehicle to have to swerve to avoid him. Sergio Robinson pleaded guilty to driving without due care and attention in Pembroke on 24th March... Read more of this article

Court Dismisses Devon Hewey & Jay Dill Appeal

Court Dismisses Devon Hewey & Jay Dill Appeal

The Court of Appeal has dismissed the appeal against conviction lodged by two Devon Hewey and Jay Dill — who were convicted of the murder of Randy Robinson – saying that “when one considers the evidence as a whole there was in our judgment a compelling case against each appellant.” At around 8.30pm on March 31 2011, 22-year-old... Read more of this article

Court: Man Admits Assaulting A Police Officer

Court: Man Admits Assaulting A Police Officer

Appearing in Magistrates Court this morning [May 16], a 39-year-old man pleaded guilty to  assaulting a police officer and violently resisting arrest, with the Court hearing the incident occurred after the police stopped him for speeding. Mr Mark Wilson pleaded guilty to assaulting a police officer and violently resisting arrest after police stopped... Read more of this article

Court: 21-Year-Old Denies Handling Stolen Belts

Court: 21-Year-Old Denies Handling Stolen Belts

Appearing in Magistrates Court this morning [May 16], a 21-year-old man denied prowling and handling stolen goods, with the Court hearing the items in question were designer belts worth over $1,000. Mr Troy Henderson pleaded not guilty to handling stolen goods on 13th May 2016. The goods were designer belts worth $1,100. Mr Henderson also denied prowling... Read more of this article

Court: 58-Year-Old Denies Threatening Words

Court: 58-Year-Old Denies Threatening Words

Appearing in Magistrates Court this morning [May 16], a 58-year-old man denied having a bladed article in his possession and threatening to “chop” another man. Mr John DaCosta denied that he used offensive words to another man in St Georges on 13th May 2016. Mr DaCosta denied that he told the man: “I’m going to chop you. I’ve been... Read more of this article

Police To Host Seminar On Crime Prevention

Police To Host Seminar On Crime Prevention

Following the recent spate of armed robberies, the Bermuda Police Service, in conjunction with the Bermuda Chamber of Commerce, will host an informational seminar on May 17th for business owners and managers to discuss crime prevention. So far this year there have been a number of armed robberies including at Continental Motors on North Shore on May... Read more of this article

Gunshots Fired In Pembroke, No One Injured

Gunshots Fired In Pembroke, No One Injured

Around 11:07pm on Tuesday [May 10], police responded to a report of gunshots fired in the Curving Avenue Pembroke area, and said that while it was forensically determined that shots were discharged, there were no reported injuries. A police spokesperson said, “Around 11:07pm on Tuesday 10th May, police responded to a report of gunshots fired in... Read more of this article

Crime Stoppers Urge People To Submit Tips

Crime Stoppers Urge People To Submit Tips

Noting the “sharp rise in reported incidents of armed robberies,” Crime Stoppers Bermuda said they want to “remind the public that they offer monetary rewards for information that leads to an arrest, firearms/weapon or other evidence seizure, and eventual prosecution of offenders.” So far this year there have been a number of... Read more of this article

Court: Man Charged In Connection With Murder

Court: Man Charged In Connection With Murder

Appearing in Magistrates Court this morning [May 10], Taj Browne was charged with assisting others in connection with the murder of Rickai Swan on October 23, 2015. As the charges must be heard in the Supreme Court, the 22-year-old defendant did not have to enter a plea. Magistrate Khamisi Tokunbo granted him $15,000 with a surety, and ordered he surrender... Read more of this article

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