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Two Customs Officers Arrested, Placed On Leave

Two Customs Officers Arrested, Placed On Leave

The police have confirmed that two Customs officers have been place on leave after being arrested last week in connection with separate police investigations. A police spokesperson said, “Two Customs officers have been placed on administrative leave by H.M. Customs after each was arrested last week in connection with separate proactive police... Read more of this article

Supreme Court Orders $826,000 To Be Forfeited

Supreme Court Orders $826,000 To Be Forfeited

[Updated] The Supreme Court ordered the forfeiture of $826,000, with the police saying they “view this fantastic result as sending a strong message to criminal organizations” that they “will use every opportunity to take the profit away from criminals.” A police spokesperson said, “On Tuesday 22nd November, 2016 the Supreme... Read more of this article

Court: Woman Pleads Guilty To Assaulting Police

Court: Woman Pleads Guilty To Assaulting Police

Appearing in Magistrates Court, a 28-year-old woman was fined $3,800 after pleading guilty to offences including assaulting police. Ms Lakeva Camara was convicted of assaulting police and causing them bodily harm, resisting arrest and of behaving so as to cause a breach of the peace. All offences took place on Front Street on the night of 19th November.... Read more of this article

Court: Man Denies Persistently Phoning Woman

Court: Man Denies Persistently Phoning Woman

Appearing in Magistrates Court, a 45-year-old man denied that he persistently telephoned a woman. Maurice Harvey denied that between February and May 2016, without reasonable cause, he persistently telephoned a woman. Harvey was given a trial date in December, granted $3,000 bail, and ordered to have no contact with the woman. [Note: Due to legal reasons... Read more of this article

Column: White Should Not Have Been Released

Column: White Should Not Have Been Released

[Column written by Sheelagh Cooper] The release of John Malcolm White who continues to be a dangerous paedophile after 12 years of an 18 year sentence could have been avoided if prison rules had been taken into account. Prison rule 32[c]2 gives the commissioner the power to charge an inmate for not participating in a designated treatment program. Such... Read more of this article

Court: 25-Year-Old Admits Possessing Cannabis

Court: 25-Year-Old Admits Possessing Cannabis

Appearing in Magistrates Court, a 25-year-old man admitted that he possessed cannabis and a boxcutter. The Crown Prosecutor told Magistrate Khamisi Tokunbo that in April 2016, at the junction of Court and Dundonald Streets, police had witnessed a hand-to-hand transaction between Jah-Fari Flood another man. Police stopped Flood, and on searching him,... Read more of this article

Court: Teen Pleads Guilty To Obstructing Police

Court: Teen Pleads Guilty To Obstructing Police

Appearing in Magistrates Court, 19-year-old Brandon Lopes pleaded guilty to driving dangerously, failing to stop for police, and obstructing police in the execution of their duties. The Crown Prosecutor told the Magistrate that police had seen Lopes driving erratically and had eventually stopped him, but only after Lopes had collided with another vehicle. Lopes... Read more of this article

Minister Highlights Decreasing Recidivism Rates

Minister Highlights Decreasing Recidivism Rates

Speaking today [Nov 16] in the Senate, Minister of National Security Jeffrey Baron highlighted Bermuda’s decreasing recidivism rates based on the findings for the 2015/2016 fiscal year which were recently produced by the Department of Corrections. The Minister said, “The success of Bermuda’s prison rehabilitation programmes can be measured... Read more of this article

Court: 64-Yr-Old Woman Admits Damaging Car

Court: 64-Yr-Old Woman Admits Damaging Car

Appearing in Magistrates Court this morning [Nov 14], Carla Eve, 64 admitted that she unlawfully damaged a car’s wiper blades and arms, causing $150 damage. The Crown Prosecutor told Magistrate Khamisi Tokunbo that on 18th May 2016, the Bailiff came to Ms Eve’s residence to evict her from that residence. After the Bailiff had carried out the eviction,... Read more of this article

71-Year-Old Recovering After Being Assaulted

71-Year-Old Recovering After Being Assaulted

The 71-year-old man injured in an assault yesterday [Nov 13] in Sandys is recovering in stable condition on a general ward at the hospital, with police continuing to appeal for information regarding the incident. A police spokesperson said, “At last check this morning [Monday, November 14th] the 71 year old Sandys parish man injured in a reported... Read more of this article

71-Year-Old Man Injured In Assault In Sandys

71-Year-Old Man Injured In Assault In Sandys

A 71-year-old Sandys parish man “sustained lacerations to his face and head after being assaulted by an unknown man with a crash helmet” at around 11.25am today [Nov 13] in Sandys parish, the police have confirmed. The victim was taken to hospital via ambulance and the suspect — who the police describe as “dark skinned wearing... Read more of this article

Shooting In Sandys Parish, No One Injured

Shooting In Sandys Parish, No One Injured

Early this morning, police responded to a report of gunshots in the Scott’s Hill Road, Sandys area, and said that while it” was forensically confirmed that a firearm had been discharged” there were “no reported injuries.” A police spokesperson said, “Around 1:45am on Thursday, November 10th police officers responded to... Read more of this article

Police Investigation: Suspect Brandishing Gun

Police Investigation: Suspect Brandishing Gun

Police are investigating two incidents which both involved the suspects “brandishing what appeared to be a firearm” last night. The first one saw two men on a motorcycle arrive at a Pembroke residence brandishing what appeared to be a firearm and demanding money, while the second incident saw two men on a motorcycle approach another motorcyclist... Read more of this article