Community Search For Chavelle Dillon-Burgess

May 5, 2020 | 0 Comments

Officers from the Bermuda Police Service Community Policing Unit this afternoon joined with members of the community in a search for 26-year-old Chavelle Dillon-Burgess, with the search having been organised by community activist Antonio Belvedere.

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A police spokesperson said, “Officers from the Bermuda Police Service Community Policing Unit this afternoon joined with members of the community in a continued search for 26-year-old Chavelle Dillon-Burgess who has not been seen or communicated with for the past three weeks.

“The community based initiative was organised by community activist Antonio Belvedere who told us he felt compelled to get involved in the effort to locate Mrs. Dillion-Burgess, not only because he personally knows her, but also because it was the right thing to do as a member of this community to help the police. He added there is an eighteen-month old boy who needs his mother, we need to find her.

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“Sergeant Cerepha Bridgeman of the Community Policing Unit, applauded Mr. Belvedere and the other members of the community who came out to assist with the search for Mrs. Burgess.

“Sergeant Bridgeman recounted that the various units within the BPS, along with the Royal Bermuda Regiment, have been searching for Mrs. Burgess since she was first reported as missing on Thursday 30 April 2020.

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“Drones, social media, the dissemination of posters and traditional media releases have all been employed as part of the ongoing search effort.”

Sergeant Bridgeman stated: “It’s good to see that the community are part of efforts in helping, as all hands on deck makes the job much easier.”

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Assistant Commissioner of Police Antoine Daniels echoed the sentiments of Sergeant Cerepha Bridgeman in expressing a sincere “thank you” to Mr. Belvedere and his team for volunteering to assist officers with their attempts to locate Mrs Dillion-Burgess.

He said: “It’s critical that members of a small community such as Bermuda is, combine their efforts by working in partnership to improve community safety, particularly under these types of circumstances.”

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Mr. Daniels added, “The BPS will continue to focus their efforts on locating Mrs Dillion-Burgess and have now opened an formal investigation into her disappearance. I take this opportunity to renew appeals for anyone with any information, no matter how minor you believe it may be, to make contact with Police on telephone number 211, or by calling the Confidential Crime Stoppers number, 800-8477.”

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