Video: Several People Injured, Arrests Made

September 29, 2014

The police held a press conference today [Sept 29] to provide information about an altercation on Front Street this morning at around 3.30am, which has left several people injured, including one person in the ICU, with what the police describe as serious injuries from a stabbing.

The police said they have a “number of people in custody” following the incident, and are currently going through the CCTV footage.

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Superintendent Martin Weekes said, “At around 3.30 this morning, police were called to a scene of a fight going on on Front Street involving a number of people, and one person was seriously injured in that fight.

“We’re appealing for witnesses to that fight, to people running away from the scene, people seen discarding clothing around the area, and anything that might lead us to assist with these inquiries.

“We have people in custody at this time, however we are currently going through the CCTV, and any witnesses that can come forward to assist us with exactly what happened – obviously it was dark – and so the more information we can get; there was a lot of people around at that time of day still, so we’re appealing for witnesses to the fight and the aftermath where people left the scene prior to police arriving.

“That one person was injured by a stabbing, and they are currently in the ICU at the hospital. They’re in a fairly serious condition.

“We have a number of people in custody right now; inquiries are still in the early stages, and obviously that’s why we need the witnesses to tell us who did what. But we have some good CCTV coverage and we’ll be working with that as well.

“There were a number of injuries apart from the one that’s in ICU; a number of other people were injured in this fight.

“Right now, obviously owing to the seriousness of the injuries involved, we have got police officers searching all of the affected area along Front Street here, all of the trash cans, looking for evidence that will help us with this investigation.

When asked about the seriousness of the injury to the victim in ICU, Mr. Weekes said, “It is a fairly serious injury, yes.”

When asked about the affect of the weather on the investigation, Mr. Weekes said, “The rain always will affect our forensic recovery of stuff, but we hope that we’ve already recovered quite a bit. We were here right when it happened, so we got some of the evidence then, and we do not believe the rain will affect us collecting more evidence this morning.”

When asked if those involved in the fight were believed to have discarded clothing, Mr. Weekes said, “Yes, blood-stained clothing.”

When asked if police thought the fight was connected to anything else, Mr. Weekes said, “Obviously we’re investigating a number of incidents right now, some of which may be connected.

“We do not believe this to be connected necessarily with Saturday’s events, however we’re still investigating, we can’t tell at this time where everything is connected with everything else.”

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  1. Frank says:

    There needs to be a Police presence on Front Street at closing time every night from 2.30am as deterents.

    • Heavens says:

      Exactly! Have a couple of patrol cars parked across the street between The Beach and Café Cairo. In my day, the cops were always outside Disco 40 at closing time.

    • Unbelievable says:

      To be fair, the Police are always on Front Street at that hour and throughout the evening. When the bars let out at 3 am, they are there with multiple vehicles and personnel.

      Not sure what happened in this case.

      • Cisco says:

        In this case…obviously they was not present.

        • Bermy says:

          Its says in the report the police where all ready on the scene and the incident took place right in front of them.

          • nothing up my sleeve says:

            “so we’re appealing for witnesses to the fight and the aftermath where people left the scene prior to police arriving.”

          • bystander says:

            I think you need to reread the story. It states “At around 3.30 this morning, police were called to a scene of a fight going on on Front Street…we’re appealing for witnesses to the fight and the aftermath where people left the scene prior to police arriving.”

        • sad onion gal says:

          Sunday night is normally quiet in the bars & many of the Police would have worked overtime after Saturday evening’s chase-shooting incident too!

        • hmmm says:

          They made arrests, so perhaps they were there.

        • long time says:

          ya gotta remember not everybody scared of the police

          • jonny says:

            there is not enough police man power to sit outside a club every night of the week, they just about manage to get enough police to be there for Friday and Saturday nights…That’s your gov furlough days for you.

      • SMT says:

        Well I was there an the fight happen for 45 mins with NO POLICE PRESENCE what so ever! And they were called numerous times an they still never came! We could not believe it! Police r so full of s***!

    • sage says:

      Let’s keep selling “liquid courage” and ignore the fact it is fueling this behavior.

    • do ya homework says:

      They do. Have you not gone out?

      • hmmm says:

        Thanks, yes it has been clarified 3am on Monday Morning close.

        Me out on a Sunday at that time….Not for awhile. Was all closed at 11pm Sunday, on the last time I was out on a Sunday.

    • Tell the Truth says:

      There is.

    • Watcher55 says:

      Cops used to a lot of things, like take calls, direct traffic, attend traffic accidents, there are more cops on the streets now than ever but doing so much less

      • Davie Kerr says:

        As a retired Policeman, I’d respectfully have to take issue with Watcher’s last comment. There may well be more people in the service than there used to be, but consider all the different departments that there are now that never used to exist, and all the paperwork that has to be done nowadays: it’s dead easy now for an officer to deal with a “minor” incident at the start of his shift and find that the resultant paperwork etc takes him the rest of the shift to complete. That’s not the fault of the Police: that’s the fault of the system by which the Police are governed.

        • more than enough says:

          Paperwork? How long you been out of service yo?
          If a minor incident results in a whole day of “paperwork” how many days/weeks/months or years would a major incident require?
          What a weak attempt at an excuse.
          How long did it take you to compose this, your latest piece?

    • ole Onion says:

      Here we go again ! Welcome to crazy theory’s CSI! Let’s see who’s smarter than the 5th grader !!
      And the nominees are ::::

  2. Ronald says:

    Who is out on Front St at 3:30 AM on a Sunday night? And why?

    • Independent Observer says:

      Notorious front street bar. put 2 and 2 together.

    • Frank says:

      Bermudians partying it up with some calling in sick monday am!

      • more than enough says:

        Don’t believe that, showing up for work in the office with a hangover and barely functioning is almost a national tradition.

    • Cisco says:

      Who is out on Front St. at 3:30am???lets see that would be the patrons for the Clubs that open until 3:00pm same reason some people go out and stay out until 3pm on a Saturday night… The time is not the point here.

    • C says:

      Oh you would be surprised!!! And many are under 18

  3. First, its at the entrance of one our class “A” hotels entrance and now,
    Front St. our main drag. What’s going on? Time for Laws to be changed (push it through A.S.A.P.) whereby the Police will be permitted to keep certain individuals in custody,(for their own safety) until they speak up and yes out, informing on them that are responsible for attempting to kill them!

    • sage says:

      How about enforcing existing laws, no knee jerk reactions please.

    • oba wasted my vote says:

      What’s going on here you say? The OBA government you worship daily is in charge and these animals don’t give a F. All talk and no action and it’s only getting worst. Next election the promise will be 4000 jobs and free milk and cookies for every child that has been good.

      • Keepin' it Real!...4Real! says:

        i wonder how many of these animals who dont give a f#@k of which you speak voted for oba…?? you tell me what party they grew up in and have been indoctrinated towards the hate for any party other than the notorious plp…it is people like you who is fueling the fires that shall eventually affect your quality of life if it hasn’t done so already. if u wanna be an a$$hole dont complain about the s#!t you have to deal with on a daily basis.

      • Lucinda O'Brien says:

        Violence began when Plp became government

        • Grizz says:

          @Lucinda please don’t show your ignorance

          • Creamy says:

            Gun crimes used to be almost unheard of. Then came along Ewart with “Alternatives To Incarceration”.

  4. C says:

    Was in halifax month ago. Soon as 9.00 pm came there were cops on every corner maintain peace where pubs and bars were

    • Tell the Truth says:

      Well maybe you should go out in Bermuda and see that the police are always there. Save yourself some keystrokes talking about things you know nothing about.

  5. Typo: one of our class “A” hotels

  6. Terry says:

    Definitely related to the shooting in Southampton.
    Mix of words or whatever.
    Stay safe.

  7. True Bermudian says:

    Vhat is vrong vif these bies , if is aint a shootin its a stabbin, however i vill say this, that this is all happening in certain gang groups and they all know each other, so they are targeting each other, its hurtful because some of us know deese bies, all it is is pure revenge, an aint nuffin gonna stop it until the brave ones no longer exist …..vhat a terrible veb they have veaved,…
    P.S.
    If you gangsters should happen to step into my circle then i vill handle you much differently , because i aint no gangster but i know right from vrong and i vill not be boo hooing i Vill get some justice and teach you some get right …

  8. The place is getting hectic

  9. sigh says:

    Especially this particular establishment has altercations weekly. It doesn’t always make the news, but guarantee there is a fight there on a Friday, Saturday and Sunday night on a weekly basis. Their clientele is much to be desired. If you are not from town you don’t hang there, if you by mistake go there and from country, you will get jumped. Sad but true.

    • tricks are for kids says:

      Not 100% accurate……I know ‘country folk’ that go there and they’re fine…..If your about “that life” it’s probably true…

  10. Bush Docter says:

    And they say front street safer then the Devonshire rec hmp

  11. Just a matter of time says:

    “First, its at the entrance of one our class “A” hotels entrance and now,Front St. our main drag. What’s going on?”. OH that spoke volumes! Where does one start to comment on that? “First”? Did shootings and stabbings just happen yesterday? Smh. As long as it isn’t Front Street or in front of the hotels but back of town and out of sight in the not-so-A-class neighbourhoods, it’s not an issue right? Wow. Yes folks, the elephant in the room is now spilling over into our beloved ‘A’ class neighbourhoods AND Front St. Maybe this matter will get the attention it really needs because it affects certain sectors now. Wow.

  12. Coffee says:

    Now about that false sense of security the UBP/OBA seems to have lulled the populous into…..

    • bdaboy says:

      you mean the crime wave caused by the PLP? coffee?

    • Justice! says:

      Coffee,

      The UBP/OBA/UBP had to do it to steal the votes. Guess what? It worked!

  13. Rick Olson says:

    Sigh if you are refering to Bermuda Bistro @ the Beach I think you are being rather unfair . In general we have very few major problems and are security is always on point to deal with all issues. Last night we were the only establishment on Front Street open and we had a disturbance at 256 am were a patron was ejected he resisted which escalated the situation which quickly moved outside and i believe the stabbing happened on Chancery Lane. There was never any police or emergency personel at the scene during the disturbance but I believe the victom lefy the scene in a private car at 258am ……The Police have seen the same tape as I have and thier several eye witnesses as it was a busy night as usual on a Sunday night.
    We are do are best to control are establishment and my team does an excellant job of running a safe and fun establisment regardless of what some bloggers might spew you are safe at the Beach.
    Rick Olson
    Owner

    • Friendly Advice says:

      Rick…you need to stop letting the idiots in all the time…your security can only handle so much…the people that act this way might be a minority, but their actions scare away the peaceful majority…I stopped coming to the Beach at night because of some of the riff raff you let in…none of my family/friends even think about stepping inside the Beach anymore past a certain time

      IMO your security requirements (i.e. dress code, known trouble makers etc) needs to be enhanced and stop the idiots from patronising your establishment entirely or allowing them to get full hot and then inevitably act in this manner.

      Just my opinion Rick…no one elses

    • mixitup says:

      Niiice!….but I’ll watch from a distance.

    • Tell the Truth says:

      Lol. Righhtttt.

    • Bermudiangal says:

      Ive a 24 year old female and i used to frequent the beach quite often on a weekend with friends because its a nice place to have drinks and hear good music…BUT i must admit that there is always some fight or altercation that was being broken up while im there. Ive witnessed enough girl fights, guy fights, guys and girls fighting each other and plenty of drinks thrown. There has been alot of times that ive felt unsafe and had to run or duck behind someone when a fight broke out. Its a fun bar to drink at with good music but im sorry Mr. Olson you might need to beef up security a little more and stop serving ALREADY drunk people

    • Eve says:

      Rick, you may want to check your spelling and grammar before spinning your version it would sound more believeable.

      • bdaboy says:

        You might want to learn about punctuation, it makes your useless diatribe a little more readable.

  14. PISSED OFF says:

    I am just in awe at the part were he says “We were here right when it happened!” Are you fri@@en kidding me?! Lies lies lies!!! It took them over 45 mins to get there! The fight had dwindled off an most of the people were gone in cussing us bye time they got there….smh…cut the s#!t an b real wif the ppl for once!!!

    • enough says:

      45 minutes? Come on!! While they clearly weren’t sitting right outside like they do every Friday/Saturday night, there is absolutely no way it took 45 minutes. That is unadulterated nonsense. Just because you’re anonymous on here doesn’t mean you can just say anything and it becomes reality….but just in case; I’m a billionaire stud muffin and observed that incident as I sat on one of my stable of unicorns that I keep aboard my 750 ft yacht which hovers magically above Bora Bora, which I own.
      “Ah, but you said you saw the incident ‘enough’, how did you manage that from the skies above Bora Bora? Gotcha, you fibber you!!”
      Oh please…I used my network of songbirds to sing me real time updates, obviously.

  15. I vacation in Bermuda. I try to be there at least once a year. Why? Not your beautiful beaches, not the shopping. The Bermudian people. Yes, a terrible thing happened. Prayers for the injured. What’s upsetting to me is to see sarcasm and rudeness among Bermudians on this post. I know people have different opinions, but you can state them kindly. Bless you all.

  16. Boston Baked says:

    @ Rick Olson — “our” not are; “Victim” not victom; “where” not were; “their” not thier. Sentences end with periods.

    • Sarcastic says:

      Thank you for pointing his spelling errors because we would have never figured our what he was trying to say without you spell check.

  17. Over your head says:

    If any of you people that make these comments have ever been to the Beach late at night woulds see the security presents at the Bar. They do everything possible to keep there employees and customer safe. Don’t blame the bar or the law abiding people that go there to have fun and party. It’s the few bad apples that spoil everything for the rest of us.

  18. each one reach one says:

    my mother said it is only three things open after 2am bars, legs, and hospitals.

  19. Sarcastic says:

    There is one thing everyone has forgotten. People don’t stab people, knives do. Let’s follow the same idea as gun control. We should ban all knives! Because it’s the knives that are doing all the stabbing! There are too many knives out there and just anyone can get one.
    Very insincerely,
    Sarcastic

  20. Rick Olson says:

    On a more positive note it is SENIORS MONTH at Bermuda Bistro we serve breakfast , lunch & dinner 9am to midnight and we are offering 20% off seniors bills PLUS a free soup with all lunch and dinner orders. We are a restaurant first but we love to party !

    • jald1983 says:

      Really? You’re actually using this as a way to advertise your business???

    • Justice! says:

      Olson,

      Nice try with your marketing pitch and smooth words. They ain’t working!

      I am a SENIOR and I enjoy dining at home. You will NEVER receive a copper cent of mine.

  21. Keepin' it Real!...4Real! says:

    You closed down the cricket game for our safety….SO CLOSE DOWN THE BARS TOO!! if not, let me open a cannabis club…then we can compare clientele…soft drinks and some sour diesel.

  22. Jason says:

    You forgot 24 hr gas station

  23. MAKE MY DAY says:

    Same old – same old… Where are the “cops” when they are needed!! In my neck-of-the-woods – ALL clubs, bars etc are “policed” on a regular basis at closing time!! And there are a LOT more guns over here – but people know *Armed Cops* are in the vicinity and they do shoot-to-kill!!

    Also, many people have “concealed carry” permits as well – so they are armed and you don’t know what to expect if you try and cause any problems here!!