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April 29, 2017
Bimini Police Seized Firearms & Ammunition. One Male Arrested.

Consistent with the Commissioner's Policing Plan for 2017, Police in Bimini took into custody a 27 year old American male after he was found in possession of Firearms and Ammunition.

Reports are that on Friday 28th April 2017, shortly after 9:00pm, police were called to a local resort where they conducted a search of a male and his vessel and discovered a black .380 pistol with (1) magazine containing (6) live rounds of ammunition in a holster and also (1) 9mm pistol with (17) rounds of ammunition and (2) magazines. They were all confiscated in police custody.

He is expected to be arraigned in the Magistrate's Court early next week on Firearm and Ammunition related charges.



April 26, 2017
Large Drug Bust-A Bahamian Man And Jamaican Woman In Custody

Consistent with the Commissioner's Policing Plan for 2017, officers from the Drug Enforcement Unit (DEU) has struck another blow against organized drug trafficking in The Bahamas, this time with the seizure of a large amount of marijuana and the arrest of two persons on Wednesday 26th April 2017.

Reports are that shortly before 7:00am a team of officers from the Drug Enforcement Unit acting on intelligence went to a home located at Water Street, Big Pond, where they executed a search warrant and uncovered several large nylon bags containing 390 pounds of marijuana.

Two residents of the home, an adult Bahamian male and an adult Jamaican female, were taken into custody.

The estimated street value of the drugs is nearly 400 thousand dollars.

Investigations are continuing into this matter.



April 25, 2017
Suspect Who Fired At Police Shot and Killed, Two Arrested and Two Handguns Recovered

Consistent with the Commissioner's Policing Plan for 2017, courageous officers from the Mobile Division shot and killed an armed suspect, took two others into custody and recovered two illegal handguns following a car chase on Tuesday 25th April 2017.

According to reports, shortly after 12:00noon, officers from the Mobile Division were on routine patrol off Carmichael Road East, when they spotted a suspicious vehicle occupied by three men in the area. The officers ordered the vehicle to stop but the men drove off at a high rate of speed. The suspects then led the officers on a high speed chase into Pride Estates where their vehicle came to a stop after it crashed into a wall of a home.

The suspects armed with handguns then exited the vehicle and fired shots at the police. The officers returned fire hitting two of the suspects. All three suspects were immediately arrested and two 9 - millimeter handguns with several rounds of ammunition were recovered.

The two injured suspects were transported to hospital where one of them succumbed and the other remains in serious condition.

Investigations are ongoing.



April 24, 2017
Grand Bahama Resident Arrested for Possession of Firearm And Dangerous Drugs

Consistent with the Commissioner's Policing Plan for 2017, Police in Grand Bahama arrested a male after he was found in Possession of a Firearm and Dangerous Drugs.

Reports are that on Sunday 23rd April 2017, shortly after 11:00pm, police arrested a male at his residence in the Garden Villas area after he was found in possession of a .45 pistol with (12) live rounds of ammunition and a quantity of suspected marijuana.

He is expected to be arraigned before the Magistrate Court later this week.



April 23, 2017
Police Seek Public's Help In Solving An Overnight Shooting

Police are seeking the public's help in solving a shooting incident that has left a man dead on Saturday 22nd April 2017.

According to reports, shortly after 10:00pm, police received a report that a man was shot in front of a home located on Knowles Drive off Tonique Williams-Darling Highway. When officers arrived on scene they met the lifeless body of an adult male who had been shot. The victim was pronounced dead at the scene.

Investigations are ongoing.



April 22, 2017
Police Searching For Two Suspects In Overnight Shooting Death

Police are searching for two men responsible for a shooting incident that has left a man dead on Friday 21st April 2017.

According to reports, shortly after 10:00pm, a man was driving his vehicle in the area of Bola Alley and Augusta Street, when two men armed with handguns approached his vehicle and fired several shots at him before fleeing on foot. The victim was pronounced dead at the scene.

Investigations are ongoing.



April 21, 2017
Quick Response By Police Leads To The Arrest of Three Murder Suspects

Consistent with the Commissioner's Policing Plan for 2017, quick action by officers from the Mobile Division has resulted in the arrest of three adult males and the recovery of two illegal firearms following a shooting incident that has left a man dead and another detained in serious condition on Friday 21st April 2017.

According to reports, shortly after 4:00pm, a group of men were standing in front of a car wash located on Market Street near Palm Tree Avenue, when the occupants of a dark coloured vehicle pulled up and fired several shots at them before speeding off. Two of the men were shot and transported to hospital, where one of them succumbed and the other is detained in serious condition.

Police were immediately alerted and responding Mobile Division officers spotted the getaway vehicle fleeing from the area. A vehicle chase ensued that ended in Ridgeland Park, where three men fled from the getaway vehicle on foot. The officers continued the chase and captured the three men. One (1) Tech 9 automatic firearm and a .40 pistol along with several rounds of ammunition were recovered from the men.

Police suspect the three males are responsible for several homicides and armed robberies.



April 18, 2017
Marijuana Field Found in Grand Bahama

Reports are that on Monday 17th April 2017 shortly before 8:00pm, Officers of the Fire Department were in the Chesapeake area extinguishing a large bush fire, when they discovered in bushes over 100 suspected marijuana plants ranging between seedlings to four feet in height. No arrest were made and Officers from the Drug Enforcement Unit are investigating this matter.



April 16, 2017
Island-Wide Manhunt Launched for Suspects Who Shot and Killed a Police Officer

Police have launched an island-wide manhunt the suspects responsible for the shooting death of a police officer that occurred on Sunday 16th April 2017.

According to reports, shortly after 1:00am Police received a report that someone had been shot on Coral Harbour Road. Police on arrival at a service road off Coral Harbor Road, met the lifeless body of an off duty police officer who was shot. The victim was pronounced dead on the scene.

Investigations are ongoing.



April 8, 2017
Drug Bust Near Chub Cay

Consistent with the Commissioner's Policing Plan for 2017, police took a Bahamian man and a Jamaican man into custody during a joint operation on Saturday 8th April 2017.

According to reports, shortly after 12:00noon, a team of officers assigned to the Drug Enforcement Unit and the Police Marine Support Unit assisted by U.S Drug Enforcement officers, intercepted a 32 foot vessel in waters off Bird Cay near Chub Cay with the two adult males onboard. Drug Enforcement Unit officers conducted a search of the vessel and found six (6) packages containing 60 pounds of marijuana. The two suspects were taken into custody in connection with this find.



April 4, 2017
Police Seize Another Illegal Firearm

At about 2:15pm on Monday 3rd April 2017, police went to an abandoned building on Third Street, Grove where they recovered a glock pistol.

No arrest were made into this discovery. Police investigations continue.



April 4, 2017
Police Recover Firearm

On Monday 3rd April 2017, sometime around 6:47pm police acting on information proceeded to an abandoned building on Market St just south of Palm Tree Ave.

While searching the said building the officers discovered a 9mm pistol with no ammunition.

No arrest were made into this discovery. Police investigations continue.



April 2, 2017
Four Illegal Firearms Seized Off The Streets of New Providence

Consistent with the Commissioner's Policing Plan for 2017, police continue to ramp up efforts in ridding the streets of New Providence of illegal firearms, with the seizure of four firearms and several rounds of ammunition over the past 48 hour period.

In the first incident, shortly after 12:30pm on Friday 31st March 2017, Selective Enforcement Team officers were on routine patrol in the area of Bellville Circle, when they saw a group of men acting in a manner that aroused their suspicion. When the officers approached the men, they fled on foot. The officers gave chase and saw when one of the men dropped an object to the ground. The objected was retrieved and found to be a .45 Austria pistol. The suspect was subsequently arrested in connection with the seizure.

A few minutes later, shortly before 1:00pm, Firearm Tracing and Investigations Unit officers was on an operation on Madeira Street when they searched a premises and found a .380 pistol with 25 rounds of ammunition. No one was arrested in connection to the seizure.

In the second incident, shortly before 2:00am on Saturday 1st April 2017, Selective Enforcement Team officers was on an operation on Robinson Road when they searched an area outside a nightclub and found a .357 Smith and Wesson pistol. No one was arrested in connection to the seizure.

Later that same day shortly before 10:00pm, Mobile Division officers were on routine patrol in the area of Sunshine Way off Blue Hill Road, when they saw three men acting in a manner that aroused their suspicion. When the officers approached the men, they fled on foot. The area was searched and a black pistol was found. No one was arrested in connection with the find.



March 31, 2017
Police Seize Firearms

Consistent with the Commissioner's Police Plan for 2017, police seized two firearms off the streets of New Providence on Thursday 30th March 2017.

According to reports, shortly after 10:00am, Mobile Division officers were on routine patrol in the area of Dunkirk and Johnson Roads, when they saw a man walked out of a building with a box in his hands. The man on seeing the officers dropped the box and fled on foot. The officers gave chase but were unable to catch the man. The box was searched and found to contain two .308 Rifles along with an imitation shotgun.

Investigations are ongoing.



March 29, 2017
Police Seize Two Firearms

Consistent with the Commissioner's Policing Plan for 2017, police took two men into custody following the seizure of three illegal weapons in two separate incidents.

In the first incident which occurred shortly before 12:00midnight on Tuesday 28th March 2017, Selective Enforcement Team officers executed a search warrant on a home located on Key West Street and found a bag containing a shotgun along with a quantity of marijuana. An adult male resident of the home was subsequently taken into custody.

Then around 4:30pm on Wednesday 29th March 2017, Selective Enforcement Team officers executed a search warrant on a home located at Sunset Park off Carmichael Road, where they found a .40 Pistol and a 9 millimeter Pistol along with 21 live rounds of ammunition. An adult male resident of the home was subsequently taken into custody.



March 24, 2017
Police Seize 6 Illegal Firearms in 24 Hours

Consistent with the Commissioner's Policing Plan for 2017, the Royal Bahamas Police Force is reporting that, through two coordinated operations, 6 firearms and several rounds of ammunition were seized over a 24-hour period.

In the first incident, which occurred around 9:30pm on Wednesday 22nd March 2017, officers assigned to the Selective Enforcement Team were conducting an operation on East Street South, when they saw a man acting in a suspicious manner. He was accosted, searched and a 9mm pistol and fifteen rounds of ammunition taken from his waistband. The man was subsequently arrested and taken into custody.

Then a few minutes later, Selective Enforcement Unit officers were on an operation on East Street South when they observed a man standing in front of a home who aroused their suspicion. When they approached, the man dropped an object and ran. The object was retrieved and found to be a .45 pistol with 4 rounds of ammunition. The man was subsequently arrested and taken into custody.

In the final incident, which occurred around 12:00noon on Thursday 23rd March 2017, officers assigned to the Selective Enforcement Team were conducting an operation on Sea Link Drive, South Beach, when one (1) Springfield 9mm pistol, one (1) Smith & Wesson pistol, one (1) .40 pistol and one (1) republic arms pistol with 4 rounds of ammunition were found in a bag hidden in bushes. No one was arrested in relation to the seizure.



March 20, 2017
Police Make Significant Drug Seizure in Bimini

Consistent with the Commissioner's Policing Priorities for 2017, officers of the Drug Enforcement Unit along with U.S Law Enforcement Officers took three men in custody after they seized a large amount of dangerous drugs during two separate incidents in Bimini on Sunday 19th March 2017.

The first incident took place shortly after 8:00am, officers executed a search warrant at a residence on South Bimini where they discovered 191.5 lbs. of marijuana with a street value of over $191,000 (one hundred and ninety one thousand dollars). A 54 year old male resident of Bimini was taken into police custody.

In the second incident, officers while in Bimini stopped a vessel and discovered on this vessel 20 lbs. of suspected cocaine with a street value of $225,000 (two hundred and twenty five thousand dollars) and also 10 lbs. of marijuana with a street value of $10,000 (ten thousand dollars). Two males, a 43 and 42 year old, were arrested and taken into custody in connection with this matter.

All suspects are expected to be arraigned before the Magistrate's Court later this week.



March 19, 2017
Police Seize Suspected Cocaine at LPIA

Consistent with the Commissioner's Policing Priorities for 2017, Drug Enforcement Unit officers along with K-9 Unit officers reported the seizure of a large amount of cocaine at the Lynden Pindling International Airport (LPIA) on Saturday 18th March 2017.

Reports are that around 6:30pm, Drug Enforcement Unit officers along with K-9 Unit officers, during a routine cargo examination conducted a search of an unclaimed suitcase at LPIA and uncovered 13 kilos of cocaine.

Investigations are ongoing.



March 17, 2017
Two Firearms Seized Along With Ammunition

Consistent with the Commissioner's Policing Priorities for 2017, police are reporting the seizure of two firearms and several rounds of ammunition in separate incidents on Thursday 16th March 2017.

In the first incident, shortly after 7:00am, Mobile Division officers acting on information went to a premises located on Emanuel Drive off Soldier Road, where a .30 revolver along with 6 live rounds of ammunition was found. No one was arrested in connection with the seizure.

In the second incident, which occurred shortly before 1:00pm, officers assigned to the Selective Enforcement Team carried out an operation on Avocado Street, Pinewood Gardens and 338 live rounds of assorted ammunition was found hidden in bushes at the rear of a home. No one was arrested in relation to the seizure.

In the final incident a man walking on Blue Hill Road and Martin Street was taken into custody for being in possession of an illegal pistol. Reports are that shortly before 10:00pm, officers from the Selective Enforcement Team were on mobile patrol when a man was seen acting in a suspicious manner. He was accosted, searched and a 9mm pistol and ten live rounds of ammunition were found in his possession.



March 15, 2017

SUSPECT SURRENDERS TO POLICE

Police are pleased to report that 25 year old driver Jason Cleare of Faith Gardens, who was being sought in connection with a fatal Hit-and-Run accident that occurred on Saturday 18th February 2017, turned himself into officers at the Police Traffic Department on Tuesday 14th March 2017.



March 14, 2017
Suspect Wanted for Hit & Run Accident

Police are searching for 25 year old Jason Cleare of Faith Gardens, who was the driver of a blue Honda motorcar that failed to stop at the scene of a traffic accident that left a man dead on Saturday 18th February 2017.

According to reports, shortly before 7:00pm on Saturday 18th February 2017, a man was riding his motorcycle on Hibiscus Road off Farrington Road, when a blue Honda vehicle collided with him and failed to stop. The victim was rushed to hospital where he succumbed to his injuries on Sunday 19th February 2017.

Cleare is described as a medium brown male, slim build about 5' 9" to 5' 11" tall.



March 11, 2017
Three Illegal Firearms Seized. Two in Custody

Consistent with the Commissioner's Policing Plan for 2017, police seized three more firearms and several rounds of ammunition over a 24-hour period.

In the first incident, shortly before 1:00pm on Thursday 9th March 2017, officers from the Mobile Division were on routine patrol on Iguana Way and Beldock Avenue, when they intercepted a Honda Civic vehicle driven by an adult male. The vehicle was searched and a Ruger Pistol with 16 rounds of ammunition was found. The suspect was subsequently taken into custody.

In the second incident, around 7:00pm on Friday 10th March 2017, officers attached to the Selective Enforcement Team were on routine patrol on Trelawney Gardens Road, when they observed two men standing on the side of the road. When they approached, one of the men dropped an object and they both fled on foot. The officers gave chase but were unable to catch the two men. The object was retrieved and found to be a .40 Smith and Wesson Pistol.

Then shortly after 9:30pm, officers attached to the Selective Enforcement Team were on routine patrol on Ida Street, when they observed a man standing on the side of the street. When they approached, the man dropped an object and attempted to walk off but was caught by the officers. The object was retrieved and found to be a 9 millimeter Pistol with 4 live rounds of ammunition. The suspect was subsequently taken into custody for questioning.



March 8, 2017

HANDGUN RECOVERED AFTER CAR CHASE

Consistent with the Commissioner's Policing Plan for 2017, officers from the Mobile Division seized an illegal handgun following a car chase on Tuesday 7th March 2017.

According to reports, around 6:00pm, Mobile Division Officers were on routine patrol on Wulff Road and Market Street, where they observed a black Nissan Murano Jeep that failed to stop at a traffic light. The officers signaled to the vehicle to stop but the driver sped off. A chase ensued that ended on Meadow Street, where the vehicle collided with another vehicle and crashed into a utility pole. The male driver then threw a handgun to the ground and fled on foot. The officers were unable to catch the driver. The handgun was recovered and found to be a .45 pistol with 7 live rounds of ammunition.



March 5, 2017
Murder Suspect Captured

Consistent with the Commissioner's Policing Plan for 2017, Police are pleased to report the arrest of one of the Royal Bahamas Police most wanted criminals Mark McKenzie, after being on the run for two years.

According to reports, McKenzie was arrested without incident around 2:00pm on Saturday 4th March 2017, when officers from the Firearms Tracing and Investigation Unit assisted by officers from the Eastern Division acting on intelligence, conducted a search of home located at Tundra Court, Winton Meadows and found McKenzie in possession of a .38 revolver and a .40 pistol with 28 live rounds of ammunition. Additionally a quantity of marijuana was also uncovered.

Two adult females and an adult male occupant of the home were also arrested.

McKenzie is wanted for questioning in connection with several murders that occurred over the past two years.



February 28, 2017

ANOTHER HANDGUN SEIZED BY POLICE

Consistent with the Commissioner's Policing Plan for 2017, Selective Enforcement Team officers, seized a .45 pistol during a police operation on Yellow Elder Way on Tuesday 28th February 2017.

According to reports, shortly after 12:00midnight, Selective Enforcement Team officers were on an operation in the Yellow Elder Way area, when a premises was searched and the handgun was seized. No one was arrested in connection with the incident. Investigations continue.



February 27, 2017

DEU MAKES LARGE DRUG BUST, FOUR IN CUSTODY

Consistent with the Commissioner's Police Plan for 2017, the courageous officers of the Drug Enforcement Unit (DEU) has struck another blow in the operations of drug traffickers in The Bahamas, this time with the seizure of a large quantity of marijuana and the arrest of four suspects on Sunday 26th February 2017.

Reports are that shortly before 8:00am, a team of officers from the Drug Enforcement Unit, acting on intelligence executed a search warrant on a home located at Boatswain Hill off Carmichael Road, where they uncovered 633 pounds of marijuana.

Three adult males and an adult female were arrested and taken into custody.

The four suspects are expected to appear in court later this week to be formally charged.



February 26, 2017

TWO ARRESTED FOR MARIJUANA PLANTS


Consistent with the Commissioner's Policing Plan for 2017, Mobile Division officers took two persons into custody following the seizure of several marijuana plants on Saturday 25th February 2017.

According to reports, around 8:30pm Mobile Division officers carried out an operation at a home off Carmichael Road and found 58 marijuana plants.

An adult male and an adult female were arrested in relation to the seizure.



February 25, 2017

ILLEGAL FIREARM & AMMO SEIZED IN NASSAU VILLAGE


Consistent with the Commissioner's Policing Plan for 2017, Mobile Division officers seized a handgun and a quantity of ammunition after intercepting a car in Nassau Village on Friday 24th February 2017.

Reports are that about 6:00pm, Mobile Division officers were conducting an operation on the Taylor Street, Nassau Village, when a motorcar occupied by two adult males was intercepted.

The vehicle was subsequently searched and a .9 millimeter handgun with 23 live rounds of ammunition was found.

The two suspects were subsequently taken into custody.



February 25, 2017

DRUGS, FIREARMS AND CASH SEIZED IN ABACO

Consistent with the Commissioner's Policing Plan for 2017, Drug Enforcement Unit Officers from New Providence along with U.S Counterparts and Officers of the Abaco Division, arrested three adult males following the seizure of a large quantity of dangerous drugs, cash and firearm on Friday 24th February 2017.

Reports are that shortly before 4:00pm, Drug Enforcement Unit Officers from New Providence along with U.S Counterparts and Officers from the Abaco District, went to the Sir Leonard Thompson International Airport, Marsh Harbour, Abaco, where they searched a twin engine aircraft with three male passengers on board and discovered in the aircraft a large quantity of suspected marijuana, cash and two (2) .380 pistols. Three adult males were taken into police custody after this discovery and flown into New Providence.

Police are actively investigating this matter.



February 24, 2017

LARGE QUANTITY OF DRUGS SEIZED, THREE IN CUSTODY

Consistent with the Commissioner's Policing Plan for 2017, Drug Enforcement Unit officers took two adult males and an adult female into custody following the seizure of a large amount of dangerous drugs on Thursday 23rd February 2017.

Reports are that shortly after 9:00am, Drug Enforcement Unit officers were on an operation on Calvin Street off Soldier Road, when a premises was searched and 34 pounds of marijuana was found in a number of small containers and bags. Two adult males and an adult female were arrested and taken into custody in connection with the seizure.



February 23, 2017

HANDGUN SEIZED, TWO IN CUSTODY

Consistent with the Commissioner's Policing Plan for 2017, Southwestern Division officers took two adult males into custody following the seizure of a handgun on Tuesday 21st February 2017.

According to reports, around 4:00pm Southwestern Division officers were on routine patrol in Sunset Park, where they saw two males walking who aroused their suspicion. The two males on seeing the officers fled on foot and threw a handgun under a parked vehicle. The officers gave chase and caught the two males. A pistol with 8 live rounds of ammunition was retrieved from under the parked vehicle.The two males suspects were subsequently taken into custody.



February 20, 2017

TWO HANDGUNS SEIZED, ELEVEN PERSONS ARRESTED

Consistent with the Commissioner's Policing Plan for 2017, police continue to ramp up efforts across the country to remove illegal guns from the nation's streets, this time with the seizure of two firearms and several rounds of ammunition in separate incidents in New Providence on Sunday 19th February 2017.

In the first incident, which occurred at around 9:30pm, Selective Enforcement Team officers carried out an operation at a premises on Scott Street and a .22 pistol with 8 live rounds of ammunition was found in a home.

Five (5) adult males were arrested in relation to the seizure.

In the second incident, shortly before 10:00pm, Selective Enforcement Team officers carried out an operation at a premises on Podoleo Street near Cordeaux Avenue and a .40 pistol with 8 live rounds of ammunition was found in a home.

Five (5) adult males along with an adult female were arrested in relation to the seizure.



February 19, 2017

DEU ARREST TWO MEN FOR DRUG POSSESSION

Consistent with the Commissioner's Policing Plan for 2017, Drug Enforcement Unit (DEU) officers took two men into custody for drug possession during two separate operations on Saturday 18th February 2017.

In the first incident around 8:00pm, a team of DEU officers went to a home located on Dorchester Street, where they executed a search warrant for dangerous drugs. During the search the officers uncovered a quantity of marijuana.An adult male resident of the home was taken into custody in connection with the find.

Then shortly after 10:00pm, a team of DEU officers went to a premises on Lyon Road, where a man was seen acting in a manner that aroused their suspicions of him. He was accosted, searched and a quantity of marijuana was found in his possession. The man was subsequently taken into custody in connection with the find.



February 18, 2017

TWO SHOP BREAKERS ARRESTED, ONE SHOT


Consistent with the Commissioner's Policing Plan for 2017, Mobile Division officers took two adult males into custody after they were caught in the act breaking into a business establishment on Saturday 18th February 2017.

According to reports, shortly after 2:00pm, Police received a report of a shop breaking in progress at a business establishment located on Chesapeake Road. Officers were immediately dispatched to the location and on arrival the officers were confronted by two male suspects who dropped a number of appliances to the ground. One of the suspects was immediately arrested and the other was shot during the confrontation. Police recovered a number of appliances to include a flat screen television, laptop computers and cell phones. The injured suspect was taken to hospital where he remains in stable condition under heavy police guard.

Police were in search of the two suspects in connection with a number of Shop Breakings.



February 18, 2017

THREE MALES ARRESTED IN CONNECTION WITH DRUGS

Consistent with the Commissioner's Police Plan for 2017,Mobile Division officers seized 22 small bottles of marijuana after intercepting a car while on routine patrol at Hospital Lane and Bias Street on Friday 17th February 2017.

Reports are that shortly before 9:00pm, Mobile Division officers were on routine patrol on Hospital Lane and Bias Street, when a grey Cube motorcar occupied by three males was intercepted.

The vehicle was subsequently searched and the drugs reportedly found.

The three male occupants were taken into custody in connection with the discovery.



February 16, 2017
Woman Arrested for Drug Possession at LPIA

An adult female of Nassau Village is in custody after she was arrested at the Lynden Pindling International Airport (LPIA) for possession of dangerous drugs on Wednesday 15th February 2017.

According to reports, shortly after 1:00pm the woman was travelling to the United States when US Customs and Border Patrol officials detained her at the US Pre-Clearance Departure Lounge, after over four pounds of cocaine was discovered in her luggage. The woman was handed over to the police and taken into custody.

The woman is expected to appear in court tomorrow to be formally charged.



February 15, 2017

FOUR ARRESTED IN FIREARM, AMMO AND DRUG SEIZURE

Consistent with the Commissioner's Policing Plan for 2017, a team of officers assigned to the Drug Enforcement Unit (DEU) seized an illegal firearm along with a quantity of dangerous drugs during an operation at Polhemus and Nassau Streets on Tuesday 14th February 2017.

Shortly before 11:00am, DEU Officers were on an operation in the area when a premises was searched and a Glock Pistol with 16 live rounds of ammunition, along with a quantity of marijuana and cocaine were found.

Two adult males and two adult females were taken into custody in connection with the find.



February 14, 2017
DEFENDANTS ESCORTED TO MAGISTRATE'S COURT FOR ARRAIGNMENT

On Monday afternoon, 13th February, 2017, officers from the Selective Enforcement Team assisted with the escort of a number of defendants for arraignment before Chief Magistrate Joyann Ferguson-Pratt at Magistrate Court #9, South Street, namely:

  • DWIGHT JONES & FRANCISCO FAUBERT for the MURDER of Benjamin Anderson, which occurred at Ida Street on 7th February, 2017.

  • FREDRICO RAMSEY for the MURDER of Ricardo Fawkes, which occurred on 18th January, 2017, at Williams Lane, Kemp Road in front of AMAL HUNTER aka 'BOW's' residence.

  • MICAH JOHNSON for the MURDER of LOUICIUS GUSTAVE which occurred on 2nd February, 2017 at the intersection of Blue Hill Road and Hay Street.

  • TEARGE JOHNSON for the MURDER of JAMIKO ASH, which occurred on 17th January, 2017, at Second Street, The Grove. As well, two ( 2) Counts of ATTEMPTED MURDER on the same date, and a separate Count of ATTEMPTED MURDER, which occurred on 29th September, 2016.

  • JAMES 'KILLER' COAKLEY for three (3) Counts of RAPE and two (2) Counts of TRAFFICKING IN PERSONS.

  • DAMEKO NOTTAGE & SAY ON CAMPBELL ARMED ROBBERY, ATTEMPTED ARMED ROBBERY & ATTEMPTED ABDUCTION

    In each case the Charge(s) were read; however, the defendants were not required to enter a plea to any of the charges. Bail was denied, and they were all remanded into custody at the Bahamas Department of Correctional Services (B.D.C.S). The matters were adjourned for a later date for service of Voluntary Bill of Indictment (V.B.I) on the defendants.

    Additionally, the following defendants had their day in Court:

  • ERIC DELANCY, WALTER KELLY & TRACEY DELANCY with respect to two (2) Counts of POSSESSION OF AMMUNITION WITH INTENT TO SUPPLY, three (3) Counts of POSSESSION OF AMMUNITION, two (2) Counts of POSSESSION OF UNLICENSED FIREARM (COMPONENT PARTS/MAGAZINES) & POSSESSION OF DANGEROUS DRUGS WITH INTENT TO SUPPLY. Defendant ERIC DELANCY pled guilty on all charges. The other two defendants pled not guilty on all counts. Defendant ERIC DELANCY was found guilty on all Counts and was sentenced to a total of four and one half years imprisonment (sentences running concurrently/altogether on all counts). Prosecution subsequently withdrew all charges towards the two other defendants; the charges were hence dismissed towards them, and they were acquitted and discharged and allowed to leave the court.

  • As well, defendantSEAN BROWN aka 'FIRE'was arraigned before Magistrate A. Forbes at M/C # 8 for ACCESSORY AFTER THE FACT TO MURDER, in connection with the MURDER of KENYARI LIGHTBOURNE, which occurred on 21st June, 2016 at Woods Alley. The Charge was read; however, the defendant was not required to enter a plea. Bail was denied, and he was remanded into custody at the B.D.C.S. The matter was stood down for mention to 15th February, 2017.



February 13, 2017
Mobile Officers Seized One Firearm

Consistent with the Commissioner's Policing Plan for 2017, a handgun was seized on Sunday 12th February 2017, by officers from the Mobile Division.

Reports are that shortly after 7:00pm, Mobile officers were on routine patrol on Thompson Lane off East Street, where they saw a group of males standing in front of a home. Two of the males on seeing the officers fled on foot. The officers gave chase and saw when one of the males threw a handgun to the ground. The officers were unable to catch the two males. The handgun was discovered to be a .380 pistol.

Investigations are ongoing.



February 12, 2017
TWO POLICE OFFICERS ARE WOUNDED IN HOSPITAL & NEED YOUR PRAYERS

Police took into custody an adult male suspect responsible for a shooting incident that has left two Police Officers detained in hospital on Sunday 12th February 2017.

Reports are that shortly after 12:00midnight, a male and a female police officer responded to a domestic incident at a home located in Valentine Subdivision off Johnson Terrace. While at the home, a man armed with a shotgun approached and shot both of them. The officers returned fire but the suspect was able to flee in a vehicle. The two officers were taken to hospital where they remain in stable condition.

Shortly after 4:00am this morning Police arrested the suspect who was suffering gun shot wounds. Police also recovered a shotgun from the suspect. The suspect is detained in hospital under heavy police guard.



February 11, 2017
FIREARM AND DRUGS SEIZED DURING POLICE OPERATION; 2 IN CUSTODY

Consistent with the Commissioner's Policing Plan for 2017, An AK - 47 Assault rifle, two magazines and a quantity of dangerous drugs was seized on Friday 10th February 2017, by officers from the Selective Enforcement Team during an operation on Pinewood Gardens.

Reports are that shortly after 12:00noon, two premises on Avocado Street were searched and the firearm along with two magazines and a quantity of marijuana were found. Two adult males were taken into custody in connection the find.



February 7, 2017
POLICE SEEK PUBLIC'S HELP IN LOCATING FOUR MEN WANTED FOR MURDER

The Royal Bahamas Police Force is asking the public for help in finding four men who are wanted for Questioning Reference to Murder.

The first suspect is 21 year old Fredrico Ramsey alias "Rico" of Williams Lane off Kemp Road.

The second suspect is 29 year old Tino Adderley alias "Squid" of Lyon Road.

The third suspect is 22 year old Tearge Johnson of Second Street and Comet Terrace.

The fourth suspect is 26 year old Micah Johnson alias "Mikey" of King Street.

These men are considered to be armed and dangerous. Police advise the public not to approach them. Instead, contact police immediately with any information.

Police wish to remind members of the public that it is a criminal offence to harbour these individuals. Persons providing a safe haven for these criminals will be prosecuted.



February 6, 2017
Illegal Firearm & Ammunition Taken off the Street

Commissioner Greenslade tweeted on Monday 6th February, 2017: @COPGreenslade A deadly, illegal, assault weapon, & ammunition, taken off our streets as a result of excellent Community Policing efforts!



February 5, 2017
Illegal Firearm & Ammunition Seized By SET Team.

Consistent with Commissioner's Policing Plan 2017 at about 2:00pm on Sunday 5th February 2017, Officers from the Selective Enforcement Team, were on routine patrol when they observed a group of men standing on Kingston Street off Kemp Road, who aroused their suspicion. The officers then saw when one of the males took an object wrapped in a piece of clothing from his waist and threw it to the ground. The officers retrieved the object from the ground and found it to be an Austria Pistol containing thirteen (13) live rounds of ammunition.

All of the males were subsequently taken into custody for questioning.



February 4, 2017
Police Seize Four (4) Illegal Guns

Consistent with the Commissioner's Policing Plan for 2017, Police took four illegal weapons off the streets of New Providence in separate incidents during the past 48 hours.

In the first incident, shortly before 9:00am on Thursday 2nd February 2017, Drug Enforcement Unit Officers acting on information went to a bushy area on Saki Street off Soldier Road, where they uncovered a 9- millimeter pistol with two rounds of ammunition.

A short while later around 9:00am, a concerned citizen handed over to police, an AK- 47 Assault Rifle with 21 live rounds of ammunition.

Later that same day shortly before 4:00pm, Selective Enforcement Team officers were on routine patrol on Fowler Street off East Street, when they saw a man walking who aroused their suspicion. The man on seeing the officers threw a firearm to the ground and fled on foot. The officers gave chase but were unable to catch the man. The firearm was recovered and found to be a .40 Austria Pistol with 11 rounds of ammunition.

In the final incident, shortly before 9:00am on Friday 3rd February 2017, Firearms Tracing and Investigation Unit Officers acting on information went to Bailey Drive, Coral Harbour, where they uncovered a 12 - Gauge shotgun. No one was taken into custody in connection with these seizures.



February 2, 2017
Police Seize Firearm. Male and Two Females in Custody

Consistent with the Commissioner's 2017 Policing Plan, Priority # 1, Southwestern Division officers took into custody an adult male along with two Jamaican females following the seizure of a handgun on Wednesday 1st February 2017.

Reports are that around 11:00am, Southwestern Division officers were on routine patrol on Lazaretto Road, when they spotted a male sitting in a Honda vehicle that was suspected of being used in a number of armed robberies and house breakings.

On approaching the vehicle, the male threw a firearm outside of the vehicle. The officers recovered the firearm and found it to be a .380 revolver with 2 live rounds of ammunition.

The male suspect was then taken into custody. Officers acting on information conducted a search of the suspect's home nearby and uncovered an assortment of jewelry and electronic items suspected of being stolen.

Additionally, two Jamaica females were arrested at the home for Breach of the Immigration Act.



February 1, 2017
Police Seize Firearm on School's Premises

As a result of a professional intervention by school officials, police proactively went to a Junior High School at a temporary location off Tonique Williams-Darling Highway on Monday 30th January 2017, where they uncovered a handgun with no ammunition on the school's premises. Two male students were taken into custody for questioning.



January 30, 2017
Police Seize Illegal Firearm. Three in Custody

Consistent with the Commissioner's Policing Priorities for 2017, Officers attached to the Firearm Tracing and Investigations Unit seized an illegal firearm at the corner of Market Street and Cordeaux Avenue on Saturday 28th January 2017.

Three men were taken into custody in relation to the seizure. Reports are that shortly after 8:00pm, Firearm Tracing and Investigations Unit officers were on routine patrol, when they signaled the driver of a Honda Accord vehicle with three men aboard to stop. The officers conducted a search of the vehicle and found a .45 pistol with 8 live rounds of ammunition. The three men who were in the car were subsequently taken into custody.



January 27, 2017
Police Seize Four (4) Firearms. Two in Custody

Consistent with the Commissioner's Policing Priorities for 2017, Police took four (4) illegal firearms off the streets of New Providence in separate incidents. In the first incident shortly after 12:00noon on Thursday 26th January 2017, officers from the Firearm Tracing and Investigations Unit acting on information, conducted a search of a building under construction located on Dorsette Street, where they uncovered an AK-47 Assault Rifle with 21 live rounds of ammunition. No one was arrested for this discovery.

In the second incident, around 2:30pm on Thursday 26th January 2017, officers from the Selective Enforcement Team along with officers from the South Central Division executed a search warrant on a home located in Mason's Addition, where they uncovered a 9- millimeter pistol and a .357 Revolver 1 along with 6 rounds of ammunition. Three adult females and two adult males were subsequently taken into custody.

In the final incident, shortly before 2:00am on Friday 27th January 2017, officers from the Selective Enforcement Team acting on information conducted a search of an abandoned vehicle located at Sunset Drive and Weddell Avenue, where they uncovered a .45 Austria Pistol with 5 rounds of ammunition. No one was arrested for this discovery.



January 26, 2017
One of Police Most Wanted Suspects Captured

A murder suspect on the police Most Wanted list was captured on Tuesday 25th January 2017, after nearly two weeks on the run. Amal Hunter, AKA "Bow" was arrested without incident around 1:00am, at a home in Southern New Providence by officers from the Selective Enforcement Team during a special operation. Additionally, an adult female and three male occupants of the home were taken into custody for harbouring a fugitive. Hunter is wanted in connection with a number of recent murders.



January 23, 2017
GB Police Seize Three Illegal Firearms

On Thursday 5th January 2017 at about 7:44pm, police acting on information received proceeded to Bessemer Road off Pioneers Way, where they discovered three (3) antique looking firearms in a tan bag.

No arrests were made in this discovery. Police investigations continue.



January 23, 2017
Police Seize Firearm. 1 Adult Male in Custody

Consistent with the Commissioner's Policing Priorities for 2017, Mobile Division Officers took into custody an adult male following the seizure of a handgun on Sunday 22nd January 2017. Reports are that around 5:30pm, Mobile Division officers were on routine patrol on Ferguson Subdivision off Carmichael Road, when they saw a man acting suspiciously. The officers accosted the man and during a search, found a 9 - millimeter Smith & Wesson pistol with 13 live rounds of ammunition in his possession. The man was subsequently taken into custody.



January 23, 2017
Police Seize Firearm and Cash. 3 Adults in Custody

Consistent with the Commissioner's Policing Priorities for 2017, Drug Enforcement Unit (DEU) Officers took into custody a husband and wife along with their adult son following the seizure of a handgun and a large amount of cash on Sunday 22nd January 2017. Reports are that shortly before 8:00pm, a team of DEU officers went to a home located on Soldier Road where they executed a search warrant. During the search, the officers uncovered a 9- millimeter pistol along with just over $6,000 in cash believed to be the proceeds of crime. Following the search warrant, the three suspects all residents of the home, were subsequently arrested in connection with this discovery.



January 18, 2017
Police Make Firearm Arrest

On Wednesday 18 January, 2017, police officers while on mobile patrol in the Cowpen Road west area stopped a vehicle and later conducted search. An unlicensed maverick 12 gauge shotgun was found inside.

The driver was arrested. Police investigations continue



January 15, 2017
Police Seize Three Firearms. Three in Custody

Consistent with the Commissioner's Policing priorities for 2017, police is reporting continued success in the removal of illegal guns from the nation's streets with the seizure of three firearms in separate incidents Saturday 14th January 2017.

In the first incident, shortly before 8:00pm, Mobile Division Officers were on routine patrol on Kemp Road, when they observed a Nissan March Car with three suspicious men inside. The men on seeing the officers sped off. After a short chase the vehicle came to a stop on Sutton Street, where the men threw two firearms out of the vehicle and fled on foot.

The officers gave chase and arrested one of the men. Police recovered a 9-millimeter Smith & Wesson pistol and a 9- Millimeter Taurus pistol with 17 live rounds of ammunition.

In the second incident, shortly after 11:00am, Mobile Division Officers were on routine patrol on Goal Alley, when they stopped a Nissan Sentra vehicle with two suspicious men inside. The officers conducted a search of the vehicle and found a 9- millimeter Beretta pistol with 2 rounds of ammunition. The two males were subsequently taken into custody.



January 15, 2017
GB Police Make Firearm Arrest

On Saturday 14 January, 2017, officers in Grand Bahama received information if gun shots being fired in a residence. A short while later, a vehicle with two occupants were seen leaving the residence.

The vehicle was subsequently stopped and searched where a handgun with 3 live rounds of ammunition was found.

The male and female passenger were later arrested.



January 11, 2017
DEU Major Drug Bust. One Man in Custody

Consistent with the Commissioner's Policing Priorities, Drug Enforcement Unit officers took an adult male into custody following the seizure of a large amount of dangerous drugs on Tuesday 10th January 2017.

Reports are that around 3:30pm, Drug Enforcement Unit officers acting on information went to, Skyline Drive where they observed an adult male with a large plastic bag in his hand ran from a Silver Note vehicle into the nearby bushes. The vehicle with two adult males inside then sped off. After a short foot chase the officers caught the suspect who ran into the bushes and found him with five (5) taped packages of cocaine.

The suspect was subsequently arrested. The other two suspects abandoned the vehicle after it crashed in the nearby area.

Later that day, Drug Enforcement Officers conducted a search of an apartment occupied by the suspect and found eight (8) additional taped packages of cocaine. The estimated weight of the drugs is 20 pounds. Investigations are ongoing.



January 10, 2017
Police Seize Illegal Firearm

Consistent with the Commissioner's Policing Priorities, Mobile Division officers seized another illegal firearm of the streets of New Providence on Tuesday 10th January 2017.

Reports are that shortly after 2:00pm, Mobile Division officers were on routine patrol on Bay Lily Drive, where they saw three adult males who aroused their suspicion. The males on seeing the officers dropped a handgun to the ground and fled on foot.

The officers gave chase but were unable to catch the three males. The handgun was retrieved and found to be a 9- millimeter Glock pistol. Investigations are ongoing.



January 10, 2017
Mobile Division Police Seize Shotgun

On Tuesday 10th January 2017, officers of the Mobile Division acting on information went in the West Winds area where a search was conducted of a vacant apartment where a 12 gauge Mossberg shotgun with a number of shotgun shells was discovered. No one was arrested for this discovery. Police investigations continue



January 9, 2017
Police Seize 2 Firearms. Two in Custody

Consistent with the Commissioner's Policing Priorities, police seized two illegal firearms off the streets of New Providence in separate incidents on Sunday 8th January 2017.

One man was taken into custody. In the first incident, shortly after 8:00pm, officers from the Firearm Tracing and Investigations Unit were on routine patrol on Potters Cay Dock, when they accosted a man who aroused their suspicion. The man was searched and a .40 pistol containing one live round of ammunition was found in his possession. The man was subsequently taken into custody and will appear in court later this week to be formally charged.

The second seizure, which occurred shortly after 10:00 pm officers from the Firearm Tracing and Investigations Unit on routine patrol acting on intelligence, conducted a search of an area outside a building located at St. James Road, where they uncovered a .45 pistol containing 2 live rounds of ammunition. No one was arrested for this seizure.



January 5, 2017
Firearm and Drugs Seized in Spanish Wells

Consistent with the Commissioner's Policing Priorities, Police in Eleuthera took a man and woman into custody following the seizure of an illegal handgun along with a quantity of dangerous drugs on Thursday 5th January 2017.

Reports are that shortly before 3:00pm, Police were on routine patrol in Spanish Wells, when then saw a man in a restaurant who aroused their suspicion. The officers conducted a search of the man and found a pistol with 3 live rounds of ammunition along with a small quantity of cocaine. The man was then taken into custody.

A short while later, the officers executed a search warrant at the home of the man in Spanish Wells, where they uncovered a quantity of marijuana and cocaine. The man's wife was subsequently taken into custody. Investigations are ongoing.



January 5, 2017
Firearm and Drugs Seized by Police

FIREARM AND DRUGS IN SEIZED SEPARATE INCIDENTS
Consistent with the Commissioner's Policing Priorities, police on patrol took a quantity a quantity of dangerous drugs and a firearm off the streets of New Providence in separate incidents.

In the first incident, shortly after 11:00pm on Tuesday 3rd January 2017, Selective Enforcement Team Officers acting on information conducted a search of an abandoned building located on Marshall Road, where they uncovered a shotgun. No one was arrested for this discovery.

In the second incident, shortly before 10:00pm on Wednesday 4th January 2017, Mobile Division Officers were on routine patrol, when they observed three suspicious males walking on Bimini Avenue off Market Street. The males on seeing the officers dropped a bag and fled on foot. The officers gave chase but were unable to catch the males. The officers retrieved the bag and found it to contain 109 small packages of marijuana. Investigations are ongoing.

POLICE APPEAL FOR INFORMATION IN FOXDALE SHOOTING DEATH
The police are appealing to the public for information to assist in their investigations into a shooting incident that has left a man dead and another detained in hospital on Wednesday 4th January 2017.

Reports are that shortly after 8:00pm, two men were standing in front of a home located at Cordia Crescent, Fox Dale, when the occupants of a dark coloured Honda vehicle pulled up and fired several shots at them before speeding off. The two men were transported to hospital where one of them succumbed to his injuries. The other man remains in stable condition. 1 Investigations are ongoing. 

POLICE URGE CAUTION AS STUDENTS HEAD BACK TO SCHOOL
With students heading backing to school, Police are urging both drivers and pedestrians to take precautions to keep the streets of the Bahamas safe as more pedestrians are using the roadways. Drivers should use caution especially while traveling in residential and school areas where pedestrians may cross the street or walk along the roadway.

Pedestrians, especially children, may dart out into traffic from unexpected places like between parked cars. Drivers should always be ready to take evasive action and monitor their speed.

Police also urged parents to share the following safety tips with children who walk to school:

  • Do not cross the street alone if you are younger than 10 years old.
  • Stop at the curb before crossing the street. Walk; do not run, across the street.
  • Cross at corners, using traffic signals, and pedestrian crossings.
  • Look left, right and left again before crossing.
  • Walk facing traffic.
  • Make sure drivers see you before crossing in front of them.
  • Do not play in driveways, streets or parking lots.
  • Wear white clothing or reflectors when walking at night.
  • Cross at least 10 feet in front of a school bus.izens.

POLICE ARE URGING ANYONE WITH ANY INFORMATION REGARDING ANY CRIME, NO MATTER HOW SMALL OR INSIGNIFICANT (THE TIP) MAY SEEM, IS URGED TO ANONYMOUSLY CONTACT THE POLICE AT 919 OR CRIME STOPPERS AT 328-TIPS (8477) (NEW PROVIDENCE) OR 1-242-300-8477 (FAMILY ISLANDS).

Please visit the Royal Bahamas Police Force Website at www.royalbahamaspolice.org or facebook page at www.facebook.com/rbpforce or follow Commissioner of Police Ellison Greenslade on Twitter, for Latest News, Daily Crime Reports and additional Crime Prevention Tips.



January 4, 2017
Police Seize Three Handguns. Two Men in Custody

Consistent with the Commissioner's Policing Priorities, Firearms Tracing and Investigation Unit Officers seized three illegal firearms in separate incidents and took two men into custody on Monday 2nd January 2017.

In the first incident, shortly after 4:00pm, Firearms Tracing and Investigation Unit Officers, acting on intelligence conducted a search in the area of a building located at Mt. Royal and Oxford Avenue, where they uncovered a .40 pistol. No one was arrested for this discovery.

In the second incident, shortly after 12:00noon, Firearms Tracing and Investigation Unit Officers were on routine patrol on Sir Milo Butler Highway when they intercepted a Honda vehicle with two suspicious men inside. The officers conducted a search of the vehicle and found a .380 pistol with 2 live rounds of ammunition. The men were subsequently taken into custody.

Then shortly after 10:00pm, Firearms Tracing and Investigation Unit Officers were on routine patrol on the Potters Cay Dock, where they saw a man who aroused their suspicion. The man on seeing the officers fled on foot. After a short foot chase the officers caught the man and found a pistol with 5 live rounds of ammunition in his possession. The man was subsequently taken into custody.



January 1, 2017
SET Seize Illegal Firearm



January 2, 2017
Mobile Police Seize Illegal Firearm