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Police: Be Wary Of The ‘Mystery Shopper Scam’

Police: Be Wary Of The ‘Mystery Shopper Scam’

The police are urging residents to be wary of the “mystery shopper scam,” which “entices local social media users by offering employment as a mystery shopper that allegedly has the potential to earn thousands of dollars.” A police spokesperson said, “The Bermuda Police Service is once again reminding residents to be wary of... Read more of this article

Scam Alert: Butterfield Bank Phishing Email

Scam Alert: Butterfield Bank Phishing Email

The police are once again urging people to be wary of scam emails, saying the latest example is a deceptive e-mail that provides what is purported to be a link for the recipient to verify their online Butterfield bank account. A police spokesperson said, “Members of the public are reminded to be wary of any e-mail claiming to be from a local... Read more of this article

Four Men Arrested After Police Pursuit

Four Men Arrested After Police Pursuit

Four men were apprehended following a police pursuit in the west end on Friday, which started when the police attempted to conduct a traffic stop on the vehicle in the parking area near Ice Queen. A police spokesperson said, “Around 12:30pm Friday, October 25th police officers on mobile patrol in a police vehicle along South Road in Paget observed... Read more of this article

Man Charged: Importing Firearms Components

Man Charged: Importing Firearms Components

A 37-year-old man has been charged with three counts of importing firearms components. A police spokesperson said, “On Monday 21st October 2019, James Rumley [37] appeared in Magistrates’ Court charged on indictment with three counts of importing firearms components. “Between June & October 2019, detectives from the Bermuda Police Service... Read more of this article

Unconfirmed Firearm Incident Inquiries Underway

Unconfirmed Firearm Incident Inquiries Underway

Police responded to a report of a single gunshot in the Spruce Lane, Pembroke area, however said that “so far there is no forensic evidence to substantiate the report that a firearm was discharged.” A police spokesperson said, “Around 9:30pm Monday, October 28th police officers responded to a report of a single gunshot in the Spruce Lane,... Read more of this article

Two Burglary Suspects Arrested By Police

Two Burglary Suspects Arrested By Police

Two suspects have been arrested in connection with recent burglaries, and the police are urging residents to be vigilant for suspicious individuals in their neighbourhoods and to secure their homes before leaving their property. A police spokesperson said, “Two suspects have been arrested in connection with recent burglaries and inquiries continue... Read more of this article

Police: “Investigations Resulting In Prosecution’

Police: “Investigations Resulting In Prosecution’

This year the police have “conducted a number of successful investigations” resulting in the conviction of several foreign nationals for theft from a number of local financial institutions, with six individuals having been incarcerated.A police spokesperson said, “Between January and October 2019, the Bermuda Police Service has conducted... Read more of this article

“Sending Defamatory Messages Is An Offence”

“Sending Defamatory Messages Is An Offence”

Noting that images of a “defamatory message” that was spray painted on Harbour Road in Paget were circulated on social media, the police have reminded the public that “sending defamatory messages is an offence.” A police spokesperson said, “Around 7:40am Tuesday, October 22nd a report of willful damage was made to police... Read more of this article

Court: Man Facing Firearm Importation Charges

Court: Man Facing Firearm Importation Charges

[Written by Don Burgess] A 37-year-old man will have his case heard in Supreme Court, with the defendant facing three firearm importation charges. James Rumley, 37, of both Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and Sandys, is facing three counts of bringing in firearm components without a licence. Magistrates Court heard that Mr Rumley allegedly brought in gun... Read more of this article

Police: Recent Burglaries In Various Parishes

Police: Recent Burglaries In Various Parishes

The Bermuda Police Service is reminding the public to remain vigilant regarding burglaries following recent reported incidents in various parishes – particularly in Warwick. A police spokesperson said, “In the latest incidents, cash and electronic items have been among the items taken. “Residents are reminded to secure their homes by ensuring... Read more of this article

Police: Public Be Vigilant For Motorcycle Bandit

Police: Public Be Vigilant For Motorcycle Bandit

The Bermuda Police Service [BPS] is advising the public to be vigilant for a male motorcyclist who has confronted car drivers claiming that they were in collision with his motorcycle. A police spokesperson said, “The Bermuda Police Service is aware of a few recent incidents where a male motorcyclist has confronted car drivers claiming that they were... Read more of this article

Police Investigating Incident At CedarBridge

Police Investigating Incident At CedarBridge

A “former student entered the school building, and along with some current students, approached one of our students and assaulted the student,” CedarBridge Academy Principal Kenneth Caesar has confirmed, with Mr Caesar stating that the offending students were taken to the police station, the police are investigating the situation. CedarBridge... Read more of this article

Man Attempts To Escape From Court Room

Man Attempts To Escape From Court Room

After being told he would be remanded into custody, 31-year-old Howard Ascento attempted to escape from the court room, however he was detained by the police before he was able to exit the court building. A police spokesperson said, “Quick action by a member of the Bermuda Police Service today thwarted an escape attempt from the Magistrates’ Court. 31-year-old... Read more of this article