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TODAY'S CRIME REPORT 2018

January 18, 2018



FIREARM AND AMMUNITION ARREST- ABACO
A 23 year old male of Dundas Town, Abaco is in police custody after he was found in possession of an illegal firearm and ammunition.

Reports are that on Wednesday 17th January 2018 shortly after 10:00pm, officers arrest a 23 year old male in the Central Pines, Dundas Town area, after he was found in possession of a .380 pistol with a magazine containing six .380 live rounds of ammunition.

He is expected to be arraigned before the Magistrate Court later this week. Investigation into this matter continues. 

MALE PERISH IN HOUSE FIRE- LONG ISLAND
Police on Long Island are investigation the circumstance surrounding a house fire in which a man perished, on Wednesday, 18th January, 2018.

Shortly after 11:00pm, police were called to the scene of a house fire at Salt Pond, Long Island. With the assistance of residence, officers were able to extinguish the fire. A search was conducted of the interior of the burnt structure and the lifeless body of a male, which was burnt beyond recognition, was discovered.

An autopsy will be conducted to determine the exact cause of death. Officers from the RBPF Fire Service will fly to Long Island to assist in this investigation.

ILLEGAL FIREARMS SEIZED, 3 MEN ARRESTED
The excellent and enduring work of the men and women of the Royal Bahamas Police Force has led to yet more illegal firearms being taken from the streets of New Providence, and three adult males taken into custody in two separate incidents, on Wednesday, 18 th January, 2018.

In the first incident, shortly before 9:00pm, officers from the Mobile Division, responded to a report of gunshots being heard on Fire Trail Road, near to Bahamas Faith Ministries Church. Upon arrival at that location, officers saw a man sitting in a vehicle, acting in a suspicious manner. The man upon seeing the officers, ran from a vehicle while throwing an object into nearby bushes. The officers caught the man, conducted a search of the bushes and recovered a .40 Austria Glock Pistol and 14 round of ammunition.

In the second Incident, shortly after 10:00pm, Mobile Division officers, acting on information conducted a search of two men and the vehicle they were sitting in, while at Straw Flower Road, Montel Heights, and recovered a Mossberg 12 gauge shotgun. The men were arrest and are expected to be formally charged before court later this week.

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