Tag: Crime in Bermuda

Counterfeit Currency Advisory: $100, $50 Notes

Counterfeit Currency Advisory: $100, $50 Notes

The Bermuda Police Service said they are “advising businesses and their staff as well as residents to be vigilant regarding counterfeit Bermuda $100 notes bearing serial number 242219 and counterfeit Bermuda $50 notes bearing serial number A30763 currently in circulation. “If counterfeit cash is detected during a transaction, the person... Read more of this article

Charges Alleging Threatening Words Dropped

Charges Alleging Threatening Words Dropped

In Magistrates Court today [July 17], a man accused of using threatening words on May 19, 2014 walked free after the Crown Prosecutor dropped the charge and Senior Magistrate Archie Warner dismissed the case. Explaining the Crown’s action, the Prosecutor told the Magistrate that on May 19, 2014, under the tree outside Belvin’s on Happy Valley... Read more of this article

Man Admits Using Threatening Words To Police

Man Admits Using Threatening Words To Police

Jalal Leighton Rochester, 40, pleaded guilty in Magistrates Court today [July 11] to using threatening words to two police constables after police had been called to a house in Hamilton Parish. The Court heard that the police responded and sought to eject Mr Rochester from the dwelling. During the course of this, Mr. Rochester had said to them: “F***... Read more of this article

Proposed Amendment: 12 Months Before Parole

Proposed Amendment: 12 Months Before Parole

Speaking in the House of Assembly today [July 4], Premier Michael Dunkley outlined the proposed amendment to section 12 of the Prison Act 2001 which would require that incarcerated persons must serve a minimum of 12 months before being eligible for parole. Premier Dunkley said, “The parole process starts at the beginning of an inmate’s incarceration.... Read more of this article

Father And Son Deny Assault Charges In Court

Father And Son Deny Assault Charges In Court

In Magistrates Court this morning [July 3], father and son duo Christopher Hollis, 50, and Tristan Hollis, 17, were together charged with unlawfully assaulting Mr Hollis’s brother, and doing him bodily harm. Tristan Hollis was charged separately with using threatening gestures by pointing a machete at the victim. Christopher Hollis was charged separately... Read more of this article

Woman Pleads Not Guilty To Drug Charge

Woman Pleads Not Guilty To Drug Charge

After pleading guilty and hearing the Police evidence against her, and being warned by the Senior Magistrate that a conviction could carry a prison sentence, 37-year-old Tekania Swan asked to be allowed to change her plea from guilty to not guilty in Magistrates Court this morning. Noting that Ms Swan was not represented by a lawyer and was receiving... Read more of this article

Chris Duerr Denies Double Murder Charge

Chris Duerr Denies Double Murder Charge

In this morning’s [July 1] Supreme Court Monthly Arraignment session, Chris Duerr pleaded not guilty to the premeditated murder of Haile Outerbridge and Rico Furbert at Belvin’s Variety store in January 2013. Duerr, 26, also pleaded not guilty to using a firearm whilst committing both indictable offences. Two other men were named in the indictment... Read more of this article

Man’s Jail Sentence Suspended For Two Years

Man’s Jail Sentence Suspended For Two Years

In Magistrate’s Court today [June 30], a 30-year-old man was sentenced to two years in jail but had his sentence suspended for 24 months. Senior Magistrate Archie Warner handed down the sentence to Peter Nentwig after hearing arguments by the Prosecution, who recommended jail, and Mr. Nentwig’s defence lawyer, who recommended a heavy fine, a... Read more of this article

Trio Charged With Causing Grievous Bodily Harm

Trio Charged With Causing Grievous Bodily Harm

In Magistrates Court today [June 27] Ryan Richardson, 23, Trevon Talbot, 24, and Arya Outerbridge, 25, pleaded not guilty to a charge of unlawfully causing grievous bodily harm to another man on 8th March 2014. The trio was given a trial date of 13th October. The Senior Magistrate granted each man $2,000 bail with each man required to provide a Surety. Related... Read more of this article

700 Sign Petition In Support Of Natalie Simpson

700 Sign Petition In Support Of Natalie Simpson

An online petition has surfaced in support of Natalie Simpson, the 25-year-old woman who was sentenced to two years in prison last month for an assault that took place at a New Year’s Eve party in Hamilton on January 1, 2014. Asking “where is the consistency in the Bermuda Judicial system,” the petition — which has over 700... Read more of this article


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