19 People Arrested Over Bermuda Day Weekend

May 30, 2024 | 0 Comments

There were 19 arrests made by police over the Bermuda Day holiday weekend, including 5 for impaired driving.

A police spokesperson said, “There were also 3 other incidents over the weekend involving bladed articles, resulting in two further victims being treated at the hospital and released for non-life threatening injuries.

“Since 2020, there have been 84 incidents reported to police involving bladed instruments, with 87 resulting in injury.

“In 2023, there were 25 bladed weapons incidents, and 16 thus far this year with less than 5 months completed. There have been 31 arrests for bladed articles thus far in 2024, with 58 having been made last year [2023].

“This is not a new phenomenon and if active steps are not taken to arrest this type of behaviour, this can become an epidemic.

“Police continue to take proactive steps in an effort to reduce bladed article incidents, whether exercising our legislative powers of stop and search, under 315F of the Criminal Code, PACE etc.; providing education and awareness to our local communities; as well as increasing patrols in targeted areas.

“What is certain is we cannot do it alone and need the support of the entire community and all of our key stakeholders.

“Persons carrying bladed articles for protection should note that not only is this unlawful, but they are more likely to use the bladed instrument, should they be targeted.”

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