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October 16, 2017
Security Guard Arrested for Illegal Gun

Consistent with the Commissioner's Policing Priorities for 2017, Mobile Division officers, took an adult male security officer into custody following the seizure of an illegal handgun on Monday 16th October 2017.

Firearm seized According to reports, shortly after 4:00am, a team of officers from the Mobile division acting on information conducted a search of a security officer at a nightclub located at 6th Terrace Centerville and uncovered a Sig Sauer pistol with 4 rounds of ammunition. The male was subsequently taken into custody in connection with this seizure.



October 13, 2017
DEU Seize 280 Marijuana Plants. Bahamian and Two Jamaicans in Custody

Consistent with the Commissioner's Policing Priorities for 2017, Drug Enforcement Unit officers took a Bahamian man along with a Jamaican woman and man into custody following the seizure of a large quantity of marijuana plants on Friday 13th October 2017.

Reports are that shortly after 10:00am, a team of officers assigned to the Drug Enforcement Unit, acting on intelligence executed a search warrant on a home located at Portago Road, where they uncovered a large amount of marijuana plants inside and outside of the home. In total, 280 plants were seized. The three suspects were subsequently taken into custody.



October 10, 2017
Drugs and Illegal Firearm Seized During Weekend Operation

POLICE are reporting the seizure of an illegal firearm and a quantity of dangerous drugs along with the arrest of 6 persons for a number of offences including, possession of dangerous drugs, armed robbery and outstanding criminal warrants as they intensified their Island-wide anti-crime operation in New Providence last evening.
The operation is part of the force's strategy to cut down on criminal activity by targeting problem locations and persons engaged in criminal activities such as, murder, armed robbery, rape, shootings, stolen vehicle, firearms and drugs. Firearm seized During last night's operation a firearm and quantity of dangerous drugs were uncovered in separate incidents:

The first discovery occurred shortly before 9:00pm on Sunday 8th October 2017, when officers assigned to the operation team conducted a search in home in Kemp Road, where they uncovered just over five pounds of marijuana. An adult male occupant of the home was taken into custody in connection with the seizure.

The second discovery occurred around 1:30am on Monday 9th October 2017, when officers from the operation team conducted search of a nightclub located on Cowpen Road, where they found a .40 pistol with 10 rounds of ammunition. An adult male was taken into custody in connection with the seizure.



October 10, 2017
Defense Force Officer Among Five Males Arrested for Large Ammunition Seizure

Consistent with the Commissioner's Policing Priorities for 2017, officers assigned to the Anti-Gang and Firearms Investigations Unit along with officers from the Flying Squad took five adult males one of whom is a Royal Bahamas Defense Force officer into custody following the seizure of large amount of ammunition on Monday 9th October 2017.

Reports are that shortly around 7:00pm, officers assigned to the Anti-Gang and Firearms Investigation Unit along with officers from the Flying Squad acting on intelligence executed a search warrant on a home located at Fox Hill Avenue, Yamacraw Shores, where they uncovered sixty (60) 7.62, thirty-one (31) .223 and one (1) 9-millimeter rounds of ammunition .

The five male occupants of the home were taken into custody in connection with the seizure.



October 8, 2017
FTIU Seizes Two Illegal Firearms

Consistent with the Commissioner's Policing Priorities for 2017, Police seized two illegal firearms off the streets of New Providence in separate incidents.

In the first incident, on Friday 6th October 2017, officers from the Firearms Tracing and Gang Investigation Unit, were conducting an operation on Wulff Road, when they searched an abandoned building and found a pistol grip shotgun.

In the second incident, on Saturday 7th October 2017, officers from the Firearms Tracing and Gang Investigation Unit, were conducting an operation on Farrington Road when they searched a premises and found a .22 Beretta Pistol. No one was arrested in these two incidents.



October 3, 2017
DEU Seize Illegal Gun and Drugs in Home Raid

Consistent with the Commissioner's Policing Priorities for 2017, Drug Enforcement Unit officers, took an adult male and an adult female into custody following the seizure of an illegal handgun and a quantity of dangerous drugs on Monday 2nd October 2017.

According to reports, shortly after 2:00pm, a team of officers from the Drug Enforcement Unit acting on intelligence executed a search warrant on a home located at Major's Alley off Williams Lane, Kemp Road, where they uncovered a .9- millimeter pistol with 13 rounds of ammunition along with a quantity of marijuana. The male and female occupants of the home were subsequently taken into custody in connection with this discovery.



October 1, 2017
Missing American Woman Found Dead in Cat Island

Police are reporting that the lifeless body of an elderly woman believed to be the American woman reported missing in Cat Island, was found a short while ago in bushes in North Cat Island. Police have commenced a murder investigation into this matter. Three suspects are in custody assisting in this investigation.



October 1, 2017
Firearm and Drugs Seized During South-Cenral Operation

Consistent with the Commissioner's Policing Priorities for 2017, South Central Division officers conducted an operation in the division on Saturday 30th September 2017, that targeted a number of wanted persons and persons involved in criminal activities.

During the operation a .380 pistol was found on Homestead Street and a male resident of Homestead Street was arrested after a quantity of cocaine was found at his home.



October 1, 2017
Illegal Handgun and Drugs Seized During House Raid

Consistent with the Commissioner's Policing Priorities for 2017, Central Division officers seized a firearm and a quantity of dangerous drugs during a raid on a home on Saturday 30th September 2017.

Reports are that around 12:30am Central Division officers acting on intelligence executed a search warrant on a home located on Christie Avenue, where they uncovered a .380 pistol with 2 rounds of ammunition along with a quantity of dangerous drugs. A lone male occupant of the home was subsequently taken into custody in connection with this discovery.



October 1, 2017
Attempted Murder Suspect on Bail Arrested for Illegal Handgun

Consistent with the Commissionerís Policing Priorities for 2017, Central Division officers seized a firearm and several rounds of ammunition after a vehicle occupied by two males was stopped and searched on Friday 29th September 2017.

Reports are that shortly before 9:00pm Central Division officers were on routine foot patrol in the area of Parliament and Bay Streets, when two males in a Nissan Sentra was signaled to stop. The vehicle was searched and the firearm, a Smith and Wesson pistol with two magazines containing 26 rounds of ammunition were found.

The two males were subsequently taken into custody. Police can confirm that one of the males is being electronically monitored and on bail for attempted murder.



September 28, 2017
Two More Illegal Firearms Seized

Consistent with the Commissioner's Policing Priorities for 2017, officers from the Firearms Tracing and Gang Investigations Unit took two illegal firearms off the streets of New Providence in separate incidents on Wednesday 27th September 2017.

In the first incident, around 5:00pm, officers from the Firearm Tracing and Gang Investigations Unit were conducting an operation at Dorsette Street, Fox Hill, when they saw a male who aroused their suspicion. The male on seeing the officers fired a shot at them with a handgun.

The officers returned fire and the male fled on foot dropping his firearm to the ground. The officers gave chase but were unable to catch the male. The firearm was retrieved from the ground and found to be a Smith and Wesson pistol containing 3 rounds of ammunition.

In the second incident, shortly before 12:00midnight, officers from the Firearm Tracing and Gang Investigations Unit were conducting an operation at Saunders Lane area off Rock Crusher Road, when they saw three males a male who aroused they suspicion. The males on seeing the officers fled on foot. The officers gave chase but were unable to catch the males.

The officers conducted a search of the area where the males were standing and found a Micro Draco AK-47 Assault Rifle with a magazine containing 21 rounds of ammunition.



September 27, 2017
DEU Officers Seize Illegal Handgun

Consistent with the Commissioner's Policing Priorities for 2017, officers from the Drug Enforcement Unit (DEU) took two adult males and two adult females into custody after they seized an illegal handgun on Wednesday 27th September 2017.

Shortly after 11:00am, DEU officers executed a search warrant on a home located at Kingston Street of Kemp Road, where they uncovered Millennium Taurus pistol with a loaded magazine containing 11 rounds of ammunition. The four suspects were subsequently taken into custody.



September 27, 2017
Drugs Seized During Police Operation in Eastern Division

Consistent with the Commissioner's Policing Priorities for 2017, officers from the Eastern Division seized a quantity of dangerous drugs on Tuesday 26th September 2017.

Reports are that around 3:30pm, Eastern Division officers were conducting an operation in the area of Davis Street, Fox Hill when they saw a male who aroused their suspicion. The male on seeing the officers threw a large package into a nearby garbage bin before fleeing on foot. The officers gave chase but were unable to catch the male. The package was retrieved from the garbage bin and found to contain six pounds of marijuana.

Investigations are ongoing.



September 27, 2017
Handgun Seized By DEU During House Raid, Four In Custody

Consistent with the Commissioner's Policing Priorities for 2017, officers from the Drug Enforcement Unit (DEU) took two adult males and two adult females into custody after they seized an illegal handgun on Wednesday 27th September 2017.

Shortly after 11:00am, DEU officers executed a search warrant on a home located at Kingston Street of Kemp Road, where they uncovered Millennium Taurus pistol with a loaded magazine containing 11 rounds of ammunition. The four suspects were subsequently taken into custody.



September 24, 2017
Mobile Division Arrest Two Males with Illegal Firearm

Shortly after 9:30 am on Sunday 24th September, 2017, alert officers from the Mobile Division while on routine patrols in the area of Anthol Road, Ridgeland Park, when the intercepted a Nissan Cube vehicle with two male occupants. The two men were accosted and they along with the vehicle was searched. During the search a .45 pistol Serial with a loaded magazine containing ammunition was found. The two male suspects were subsequently taken into custody.



September 24, 2017
GB Police Make Firearm and Ammunition Arrest

Officers of the Mobile Division in Grand Bahama arrest three males for possession of a firearm and ammunition.

Reports are that on Saturday 23rd September 2017 shortly after 1:00pm, Officers of the Mobile Division while on routine patrol in the area of Seahorse Plaza, observed a silver Honda Accord vehicle with three occupants acting suspicious.

The vehicle then speed off, officers gave chase and with the assistance of another police unit, stopped the vehicle and arrested three males all residents of Grand Bahama for possession of a silver pistol with one magazine containing (12) rounds of ammunition. They are expected to be arraigned before the Magistrate Court early next week. Investigation into this matter is continuing.



September 24, 2017
Police Seize Illegal Handgun

Consistent with the Commissioner's Policing Priorities for 2017, officers from a police special operations team seized another handgun off the streets of New Providence on Friday 22nd September 2017.

Reports are that shortly after 9:30pm, a special police operation team acting on intelligence, conducted a search of an open lot located off Bernard Road, where they uncovered a 9- millimeter Luger pistol. No one was arrested in connection with this find.



September 21, 2017
Bimini Police Make Major Drug Arrest

Officers of the Bimini Division along with DEU Officers made a significant drug arrest on North Bimini on Wednesday 20th September 2017.

Reports are that around 11:00pm, officers while on routine patrol in the area of Kings Highway, North Bimini, observed a suspicious vehicle. Officers stopped and searched the vehicle where they discovered (9) nylon bags, each containing suspected marijuana.

The male occupants who are both residents of Bimini were arrested and taken into custody. The estimated street value of the suspected drugs is three hundred and forty thousand dollars. Police are actively investigating this matter.



September 19, 2017
Police Seize Ammunition

Consistent with the Commissioner's Policing Priorities for 2017, Southwestern Division officers seized a quantity of ammunition on Monday 18th September 2017.

Reports are that shortly after 11:00am, Southwestern Division officers on routine patrol conducted a search of a parking lot off Britton Street, where they uncovered 14 live rounds of .9 - millimeter bullets. No one was arrested for this seizure.



September 19, 2017
Police Seize Illegal Firearm

Consistent with the Commissioner's Policing Plan for 2017, Police seized another seized another illegal handgun off the streets of New Providence on Monday 18th September 2017.

Reports are that shortly before 9:00pm, a Police Motorcyclist assigned to the Police Traffic Department was traveling in the area of Churchill Subdivision when he saw a male who aroused his suspicion walking with a bag. The man on seeing the officer dropped the bag and fled on foot. The officer gave chase but was unable to catch him.

During a search of the bag a .22 revolver was found. Investigations are ongoing. This seizure brings to six (6) the number of illegal firearms removed from our communities in the past 48 hours.



September 17, 2017
Four in Custody for Illegal Firearm

Consistent with the Commissioner's Policing Plan for 2017, Drug Enforcement Unit officers took two adult males and two adult females into custody following the seizure of an illegal handgun on Sunday 17th September 2017.

Reports are that shortly after 5:30pm, Drug Enforcement Unit officers acting on intelligence executed a search warrant on a home located at Collins Drive, Faith Gardens and uncovered a Smith and Wesson Pistol containing a magazine with 11 rounds of ammunition. Two adult males and two adult females occupants of the home were subsequently taken into custody.

This seizure brings to five (5) the number of illegal firearms removed from our communities in the past 24 hours.



September 17, 2017
Man on Bail Arrested for Illegal Firearm

Consistent with the Commissioner's Policing Plan for 2017, Selective Enforcement Team officers, took a man on bail for murder into custody following the seizure of an illegal handgun on Sunday 17th September 2017. Reports are that shortly after 1:00am, officers assigned to the Selective Enforcement Team was conducting an operation in Apache Alley off Kemp Road, when a man was seen behaving suspiciously. The man was accosted and searched and the firearm, a .40 Glock pistol along with 7 rounds of ammunition were found in his possession. The man was subsequently taken into custody. Police can confirm that the suspect who is being electronically monitored is currently on bail for murder.



September 17, 2017
Night Club Owner Arrested for Firearm Possession

Consistent with the Commissioner's Policing Plan for 2017, A Police Operation Team took an adult male nightclub owner into custody following the seizure of an illegal handgun on Sunday 17th September 2017.

Reports are that shortly after 2:00am, a special police operation team, acting on information conducted a search of a local nightclub located on East Street and Gibbs Corner, where they uncovered a Smith and Wesson Pistol pistol containing a magazine with 14 rounds of ammunition hidden in a toilet bowl.

The adult male owner of the club was taken into custody in relation to this discovery.



September 17, 2017
Bimini Police Firearm and Ammunition Arrest

Police in Bimini have in their custody three (3) males who were arrested for possession of a firearm and ammunition.

Reports are that on Sunday 17th September 2017 shortly after 12:00am, police were on mobile patrol on North Bimini when gunshots were heard, officers then observed three males in the area of a business establishment who on seeing the officers pulled out a firearm, discharged the firearm and ran.

Offices gave chase where they arrested all three suspects in the area of a marina. Officers also uncovered a .45 pistol with a magazine containing (2) live rounds of .45 ammunition.

All three males are expected to be formally arraigned before the Magistrate Court early next week.



September 17, 2017
Man Arrested for Firearm Possession

Consistent with the Commissioner's Policing Priorities for 2017, Police took a man into custody in relation to the seizure of a firearm and several rounds of ammunition on Saturday 16th September 2017.

According to reports, shortly before 10:00am, officers from the Mobile Division acting on information went to Wilson Track, where they accosted a man, and found an Antros Pistol with a magazine containing 8 rounds of ammunition in his possession.



September 14, 2017
Illegal Handgun Seized During House Raid

Consistent with the Commissioner's Policing Priorities for 2017, Police took into custody seven males and one female following the seizure of an illegal handgun on Wednesday 13th September 2017.

According to reports, shortly after 12:30pm, a team of officers assigned to the Drug Enforcement Unit acting on intelligence executed a search warrant on a home located at Jean Street off Prince Charles Drive, where they uncovered a .380 pistol with 5 live rounds of ammunition along with a quantity of marijuana. Seven males and one female occupant of the home were taken into custody.



September 10, 2017
Suspect on Bail for Armed Robbery Found with Illegal Firearm

Consistent with the Commissioner's Policing Priorities for 2017, Police Officers took into custody a man on bail for armed robbery after an illegal handgun was found in his possession on Sunday 10th September 2017.

According to reports, shortly after 1:30pm, officers assigned to the Mobile Division were on routine patrol in the area of Buttonwood Avenue, when they saw a male who aroused their suspicion. The male was accosted by the officers and searched. During the search of the male a Smith and Wesson Pistol with 17 rounds of ammunition was found in his possession. The male who is on bail for armed robbery and wearing an electronically monitoring device was subsequently arrested.



September 8, 2017
Courageous Officers Seize Another Illegal Firearm

Consistent with the Commissioner's Policing Priorities for 2017, courageous and alert Police Officers seized another illegal handgun out of the hands of two criminals on Friday 8th September 2017.

According to reports, shortly after 5:30pm, officers assigned to the Selective Enforcement Team were on routine patrol in Union Village, when they intercepted a Honda vehicle occupied by two males. The two males and the vehicle were then searched. During the search a .45 Taurus handgun containing 10 rounds of ammunition was found. The two males were subsequently arrested.



September 5, 2017
Police Seize Handgun. Man in Custody

Consistent with the Commissioner's Policing Priorities for 2017, Police took a man into custody following the seizure of a handgun on Monday 4th September 2017.

According to reports, around 8:30pm, officers assigned to the Drug Enforcement Unit were on routine patrol on Eneas Street, when they saw a man walking who aroused their suspicion. The officers accosted the man and found a .45 handgun with 9 live rounds in his possession. The man was subsequently taken into custody.



September 1, 2017
Significant Drug Seizure & Arrest By Officers of Grand Bahama and Bimini

Reports are that shortly before 8:00am, officers of the Drug Enforcement Unit and officers of the Bimini District in a joint operation, intercepted a 26 ft. aqua and white 'contender' vessel in waters north of Alice Town, Bimini. Officers boarded the vessel and arrested two males on board and discovered two white coolers and two backpacks all containing a number of packages of suspected cocaine. The estimated street value of the drugs is 2.3 million dollars.

The suspected cocaine and the two males who are residents of Bimini were taken into police custody and are expected to be arraigned before the Magistrate Court in New Providence early next week.



August 20, 2017
Three Males Arrested For Drug Possession

Consistent with the Commissioner's Policing Priorities for 2017, Selective Enforcement Team officers, took three adult males into custody for drug possession in separate incidents on Saturday 19th August 2017.

In the first incident, shortly after 3:00pm, Selective Enforcement Team officers acting on information conducted a search of a stall on Potter's Cay Dock, where they uncovered a quantity of marijuana. Two male occupants of the stall were subsequently taken into custody.

In the second incident, shortly before 8:00pm, Selective Enforcement Team officers acting on information executed a search warrant at a home located in Glenisten Gardens, where they uncovered a quantity of marijuana and 2 live rounds of ammunition. A lone male occupant of the home was subsequently taken into custody in connection with this find.



August 20, 2017
High-Powered Weapon and Drugs Seized In Home Raid, Two Males In Custody

Consistent with the Commissioner's Policing Priorities for 2017, Drug Enforcement Unit officers, took two adult males into custody following the seizure of a high-powered weapon and a quantity of dangerous drugs on Saturday 19th August 2017.

According to reports, shortly before 10:00pm, a team of officers from the Drug Enforcement Unit acting on intelligence executed a search warrant on a home located at Moncur Alley off Kemp Road, where they uncovered an AK-47 assault weapon along with a quantity of marijuana. Two male occupants of the home were subsequently taken into custody in connection with this discovery.



August 19, 2017
Dangerous Drugs Arrest -Grand Bahama

Officers of the Mobile Division arrest two males for Possession of Dangerous Drugs with intent to supply on Friday 18th August 2017.

Reports are that shortly before 10:00pm, Officers of the Mobile Division while on East Sunrise Highway, stopped a gray 2007 Honda Civic vehicle with two male occupants for a traffic infraction. Officers then discovered in the trunk of the vehicle two packages of suspected marijuana. Both males were arrested and taken into police custody and are expected to be arraign before the Magistrate Court early next week.

Police are actively investigating.



August 19, 2017
Firearm and Ammunition Arrest-Grand Bahama

Drug Enforcement Unit Officers arrest a 27 year old male after he was found in possession of a firearm and ammunition on Friday 18th August 2017.

Reports are that shortly before 4:00pm, officers acting on information and armed with a search warrant, went to a home on Amberjack Street, where they uncovered a black and brown pistol with (8) round of .22 ammunition. A 27 year old male was arrested and is expected to be arraign before the Magistrate Court early next week.



August 19, 2017
Man Arrested For Drug Possession

Consistent with the Commissioner's Policing Priorities for 2017, Police took a man into custody after he was found in possession of a quantity of dangerous drugs on Friday 18th August 2017.

According to reports, around 7:00pm, Southwestern Division officers were on routine patrol on Carmichael Road, when they saw a man standing outside a restaurant who aroused their suspicion. The man was accosted and searched. During the search a quantity of marijuana was found in his possession. The man was then taken into custody.



August 15, 2017
Sawed-Off Shotgun Seized

Consistent with the Commissioner's Policing Priorities for 2017, Police took a sawed off shotgun off the streets of New Providence on Sunday 13th August 2017.

According to reports, shortly before 4:00pm, Southeastern Division Officers acting on information conducted a search of a premises located on Strachan's Boulevard off Soldier Road, where they uncovered a sawed off shotgun. No one was arrested in connection with this discovery.



August 15, 2017
Ammunition Seized. Two Males in Custody

Consistent with the Commissioner's Policing Priorities for 2017, Police took two males into custody following the seizure of a quantity of ammunition on Sunday 13th August 2017.

According to reports, shortly after 4:00pm, Drug Enforcement Unit Officers acting on information conducted a search of an abandoned building located on Ragged Island Street, where they uncovered 50 .38 rounds of ammunition. Two male males found in the building were taken into custody in connection with this incident.



August 14, 2017
Police Make Firearm Arrest

Consistent with the Commissionerís Policing Priorities for 2017, police took three adult males into custody following the seizure of another illegal weapon off the streets of New Providence on Sunday 13th August 2017.

According to reports, around 2:00pm, Selective Enforcement Team officers acting on information conducted a search of a home located on a road off Sandilands Village, where they found a Smith and Wesson .45 Pistol. Three male occupants of the home were subsequently taken into custody.



August 13, 2017
Police Seize Two Illegal Firearms

Consistent with the Commissioner's Policing Priorities for 2017, police took two more illegal guns of the streets of New Providence in separate incidents on Saturday 12th August 2017.

In the first incident shortly after 7:00pm, Selective Enforcement Team officers acting on information went to an area in Yellow Elder, where they found a Browning Pistol with 4 rounds of ammunition hidden in an old stove. No one was arrested for this find.

Then shortly before 9:00pm, Selective Enforcement Team officers were on routine patrol on Augusta Street near Bola Alley, when they saw two suspicious men in an unfinished building. The two men on seeing the officers fled on foot. The officers gave chase but were unable to catch the men. The officers conducted a search of the building and found a 9-millimeter handgun with 2 rounds of ammunition.



August 12, 2017
Man in Custody for Firearm Possession

Consistent with the Commissioner's Police Priorities for 2017, Police took a man into custody, following the seizure of a handgun on Friday 11th August 2017.

According to reports, shortly after 6:30pm, Selective Enforcement Unit officers acting on information went to South Street near Hospital Lane, where they accosted suspicious man. The officers search the man and found a .380 Keltic pistol with 5 rounds of ammunition in his possession. The man was subsequently taken into custody in connection this discovery.



August 9, 2017
Police Make Firearm Arrest

Consistent with the Commissioner's Police Priorities for 2017, Police took into custody an adult male, following the seizure of a handgun and ammunition on Tuesday 8th August 2017.

According to reports, around 3:30pm, Police acting on information went to Dorsett Street, Fox Hill, where they accosted a suspicious male and found a 9-milimeter pistol with 3 rounds of ammunition in his possession. The male was then taken into custody.



August 8, 2017
Two Males Arrested for Firearm Possession

Consistent with the Commissioner's Policing Priorities for 2017, Mobile Division officers took two adult males into custody following the seizure of a handgun and ammunition on Monday 7th August 2017.

According to reports, shortly before 3:00am, officers assigned to the Mobile Division were on routine patrol on East Avenue, Centerville, when they intercepted a Honda Civic vehicle with two suspicious males. The officers accosted the two males and during a search of the vehicle uncovered a .40 Taurus pistol with 6 rounds of ammunition. The males were subsequently taken into custody.



August 6, 2017
Two Men Arrested for Firearm Possession

Consistent with the Commissioners Policing Priorities for 2017, Police took two males into custody following the seizure of a handgun and ammunition on Sunday 6th August 2017.

According to reports, shortly before 4:00am, police acting on information conducted a search of an Infinity vehicle parked on 6th Terrace, Centerville and uncovered a .40 Smith and Wesson handgun with 7 rounds of ammunition.

Two male occupants of the vehicle were taken into custody. Investigations are ongoing.



August 6, 2017
Police Make Firearm Arrest

Consistent with the Commissioners Policing Priorities for 2017, Mobile Division officers took an adult male into custody following the seizure of a handgun and ammunition on Sunday 6th August 2017.

According to reports, shortly before 1:00pm, officers assigned to the Mobile Division were on routine patrol in Jubilee Gardens, when a male walking in the area aroused their suspicion. The male on seeing the officers fled on foot. After a short foot chase the officers caught the male and took a Smith and Wesson handgun with 3 rounds of ammunition from his waist. The male was then taken into custody.



August 5, 2017
Grand Bahama Police Make Major Drug Discovery

In the first incident, reports are that on Thursday 3rd August 2017, shortly after 11:00am, Drug Enforcement Officers acting on information went to a residence on Ponce De Leon Drive where a large quantity of suspected marijuana was discovered in that residence. A 35 year old female was arrested and taken into police custody. The estimated amount of suspected marijuana is (50) pounds with an estimated street value of $50,000 (fifty thousand dollars).

In the second incident, reports are that on Friday 4th August 2017, shortly before 4:00pm, Drug Enforcement Officers while on patrol in the McCleans Town area, discovered in bushes a number of crocus type bags all containing suspected marijuana and a tar looking substance suspected to be Hash Oil. No arrest was made in this matter. The estimated amount of suspected marijuana is (310) lbs. with an estimated street value of $310,000 (three hundred and ten thousand dollars). Estimate weight of Hash Oil is 56 lbs. with an estimated street value of $280,000 (two hundred and eighty thousand dollars) All matters are under active police investigation.



August 5, 2017
Police Seize More Than 1000 Rounds of Ammunition

Consistent with the Commissionerís Policing Priorities for 2017, Police took a man into custody after they seized 1,398 rounds of ammunition at his home on Friday 4th August 2017.

Reports are that shortly before 6:00pm, a team of officers from the Firearms Tracing and Investigation Unit, accompanied by officers from the Selective Enforcement Team and K-9 Unit, executed a search warrant on a home located on St. Barts Road, Golden Gates. During the search a large bag containing, 527 (7.62 rounds), 423 (.223 rounds), 216 (.45 rounds), 154 (.40 rounds) and 78 (9 millimeter rounds) was found. An adult male resident of the home was taken into custody in connection with the discovery. Investigations are ongoing.



August 5, 2017
Police Seize Two High-Powered Weapons

Consistent with the Commissioner's Policing Priorities for 2017, police took two high-powered weapons off the streets of New Providence in separate incidents.

In the first incident, shortly after 9:00pm on Wednesday 2nd August 2017, Eastern Division officers acting on information conducted a search of an abandoned vehicle in an area off Kemp Road, where they uncovered an MP-5 automatic machine gun with 7 rounds of ammunition.

In the second incident, around 11:00am on Thursday 3rd August 2017, officers assigned to the Selective Enforcement Team acting on information conducted a search of well in front of a home off Sea Breeze Lane, where they uncovered an AK-47 Assault Rifle. No one was arrested in these incidents. Investigations are ongoing.



August 3, 2017
GB Police Seize Firearm

Consistent with the Commissioner's Policing Plan for 2017, police in Grand Bahama took an illegal firearm of the streets of Grand Bahama on Wednesday 2nd August 2017.

Reports are that shortly after 2:00pm, officers of the Drug Enforcement Unit, acting on information conducted a search of a bushy area on East Atlantic Drive, where they discovered a silver and black .40 pistol with one magazine containing (6) rounds of ammunition.

No arrest was made in this matter. Investigation will continue.



July 27, 2017
Police Seize Three Illegal Firearms

Consistent with the Commissioner's Policing Priorities for 2017, police took three illegal firearms off the streets of New Providence in separate incidents on Thursday 27th July 2017.

In the first incident shortly after 1:00pm, officers assigned to the Southeastern Division acting on information conducted a search of a bushy area on Catherine Street, Nassau Village, where they uncovered an Austria Glock pistol with 55 rounds of ammunition.

In the second incident shortly after 7:00pm, officers assigned to the Eastern Division acting on information conducted a search of bushes in the rear of an abandoned building off Jim Carey Alley, Fox Hill, where they uncovered a 12-Gauge shotgun.

Then shortly around 11:00pm, officers assigned to the Eastern Division acting on information conducted a search of a garbage bin on Garden Wells Road off Shirley Street, where they uncovered an Austria Glock pistol.



July 26, 2017
Man Wanted for Drugs and Firearm Possession

The Royal Bahamas Police Force is asking the public for help in finding 35- year old Anwar Strachan who is wanted for questioning reference to a seizure of a handgun and a quantity of dangerous drugs found at his home located on Rosewood Street, Pinewood Gardens on Wednesday 19th July 2017.

Strachan is considered to be armed and dangerous. Police advise the public not to approach him. Instead, contact police immediately with any information.



July 26, 2017
Handgun and Drugs Seized

Consistent with the Commissioner's Policing Priorities for 2017, Police seized a handgun and a quantity of dangerous drugs in separate incidents on Tuesday 25th July 2017. In the first incident, around 1:30pm, Drug Enforcement Unit officers on routine patrol conducted a search of a premises located in Kemp Road, where they uncovered five pounds of marijuana.

Then a few minutes later, Eastern Division officers on routine patrol conducted a search of a premises located off Prince Charles Drive, where they uncovered a 9- millimeter pistol with 15 rounds of ammunition. No arrests were made in these two incidents. Investigations are ongoing



July 25, 2017
Dangerous Drugs and Bribery Arrest. Large Cash Seized

Drug Enforcement Unit Officers arrest a male after he was found with a large amount of cash, a quantity of dangerous drugs and for bribery on Monday 24th July 2017.

Reports are that shortly after 11:00am, Drug Enforcement Unit Officers while in the area of Essex Road, stopped a suspicious vehicle with alone male passenger inside. A search of that vehicle uncovered a large amount of cash suspected to derive from criminal activities and suspected marijuana.

Further investigations lead officers to a residence in the area of Watergate Drive, where a search of that residence uncovered a quantity of suspected marijuana. The male was further cautioned for bribery of a police officer while in the execution of his duty. The total amount of cash seized is over one hundred thousand dollars. Police are actively investigating this matter. 



July 23, 2017
Handgun and Ammunition Seized

Consistent with the Commissioner's Policing Priorities for 2017, Eastern Division officers seized a handgun and several rounds of ammunition during an operation on Friday 21st July 2017. In the first incident, around 11:30pm, Eastern Division officers acting on information went to an area off Step Street, Fox Hill, where they found a .40 Smith and Wesson Pistol. Then a few minutes later, Eastern Division officers acting on information went to an area off Armbrister Street, Fox Hill, where they found 26 rounds of ammunition. No arrests were made in these two incidents.



July 20, 2017
Handgun, Drugs and Large Amount of Ammo Seized

Consistent with the Commissioner's Policing Priorities for 2017, Drug Enforcement Unit officers seized a handgun, a quantity of dangerous drugs and several rounds of ammunition during a raid on a home on Wednesday 19th July 2017.

According to reports, shortly after 3:00pm, Drug Enforcement officers acting on information went to a home located at Rosewood Street, Pinewood Gardens to execute a search warrant. On arrival the lone male occupant of the home eluded the officers on foot. A search was conducted of the suspectís home and a .40 Glock pistol, five pounds of marijuana and 149 rounds of assorted ammunition were found. Investigations are ongoing.



July 19, 2017
Man and Woman Arrested After Police Seize Loaded Gun

Consistent with the Commissioner's Policing Priorities for 2017, Police took a man and woman into custody following the seizure of a handgun with a quantity of ammunition on Tuesday 18th July 2017.

According to reports, shortly after 11:30pm, Selective Enforcement Team officers acting on information conducted a search of a Kia Apus car at Ivis Court, Kennedy Subdivision and found a .40 Glock pistol with 16 rounds of ammunition. A man and woman were taken into custody in connection with the find.



July 17, 2017
Handgun and Stolen Vehicle Seized

Consistent with the Commissioner's Policing Priorities for 2017, a handgun and a stolen vehicle was recovered from a male suspect who eluded police on Saturday 15th July 2017.

According to reports, shortly after 11:30pm, officers assigned to the Selective Enforcement Team were on routine patrol, when they saw a suspicious male standing in an abandoned building located at St. Pauls and Pilgrim Streets. The male on seeing the officers took a handgun from his waist and threw it to the ground before fleeing on foot. The officers gave chase but were unable to catch the male.

The handgun was retrieved and found to be a Taurus Pistol with 5 rounds of ammunition. The officers also recovered a cell phone and a 2008 Chrysler jeep taken during an armed robbery. Investigations are ongoing. 



July 17, 2017
Two Handguns Seized. Two Men in Custody

Consistent with the Commissioner's Policing Priorities for 2017, police took two men into custody following the seizure of two handguns on Sunday 16th July 2017.

According to reports, around 12:30pm, Mobile Division officers were on routine patrol on Sapodilla Boulevard, Pinewood Gardens, when they saw two suspicious males driving in a champagne colored vehicle. The officers signaled to the vehicle to stop. However the vehicle drove off. The officers gave chase and vehicle came to a stop in front of a home on Jacaranda Street, where the driver exited and threw an object to the ground before fleeing on foot. The officers gave chase but were unable to catch the driver. However the male passenger was arrested without incident. Selective Enforcement Team officers then came to the assistance of the officers. The object was retrieved and found to be a .45 Pistol with 8 rounds of ammunition.

Police later took the suspect in custody to his home located off St. Vincent Road, where they conducted a search and found a Glock Pistol.

Then shortly after 6:30pm, the male driver of the vehicle who eluded police, turn himself in and was taken into custody.



July 12, 2017
Man Arrested For Drug Possession

Consistent with the Commissioner's Policing Plan for 2017, police took a man into custody after he was found in possession of a quantity of dangerous drugs on Tuesday 11th July 2017.

According to reports, around 6:00pm, officers assigned to the Southern Division conducted search of a Honda Civic car driven by a male on Market Street and found a quantity of marijuana. The male was subsequently taken into custody.



July 9, 2017
Seven Arrested During DEU Early Morning Operation

Consistent with the Commissioner's Policing Priorities for 2017, Drug Enforcement Unit (DEU) officers conducted a major operation in New Providence on Friday 7th July 2017 that led to the arrest of seven persons for possession of dangerous drugs.

In the first incident, shortly after 6:00am, DEU officers on operation on Hibiscus Street executed a search warrant on home where they uncovered just over one (1) pound of marijuana. A female and two male occupants of the home were subsequently taken into custody.

In the second incident, around 6:30am, DEU officers on operation on Spikenard Road executed a search warrant on home where they uncovered eight (8) pounds of marijuana. A female and two male occupants of the home were subsequently taken into custody.

In the final incident, shortly after 10:00am, DEU officers on operation on Moncur Alley executed a search warrant on home where they uncovered just over two (2) ounces of marijuana. A female and two male occupants of the home were subsequently taken into custody.



July 9, 2017
Man Arrested For Drug Possession

Consistent with the Commissioner's Policing Priorities for 2017, Mobile Division officers took a man into custody following the seizure of a quantity of dangerous drugs on Saturday 8th July 2017.

According to reports, shortly before 10:00pm, officers assigned to the Mobile Division were on routine patrol on Leeward Isles East, when they conducted a search of a male who aroused their suspicion, and found a quantity of marijuana in his possession. The male was taken into custody and is expected to appear in court early this week to be formally charged.



July 9, 2017
Woman Wanted For Drug Possession Arrested

Consistent with the Commissioner's Policing Priorities for 2017, Selective Enforcement officers took a woman into custody who was wanted in connection seizure of a quantity of dangerous drugs on Saturday 8th July 2017. According to reports, around 3:00m, officers assigned to the Selective Enforcement Team acting on information executed a search warrant on a home at Eden Street, Yellow Elder, where they arrested a woman who was wanted in connection with a 2016 drug seizure in Grand Bahama.



July 9, 2017
Firearm Seized

Consistent with the Commissioner's Policing Priorities for 2017, Selective Enforcement Team officers seized a handgun following reports of Gunshots on Sunday 9th July 2017.

According to reports, shortly after 1:30am, police received a report of gunshots being fired in the McQuay Street area off Nassau Street. Responding officers from the Selective Enforcement Team arrived on the scene and found a Ford F-150 truck, that was left abandoned. A search was conducted of the truck and a Smith & Wesson pistol with one round of ammunition was found. No one was arrested for this find.

Investigations are ongoing.



July 5, 2017
Two Males Arrested For Drugs, Firearms And Ammunition Possession

Reports are that shortly before 1:00pm on Wednesday 5th July, 2017, officers of the Drug Enforcement Unit and the Mobile Division, while armed with a search warrant, entered a residence in the Weddell Avenue area, where they discovered a quantity of suspected marijuana, (1) pistol with (3) .9mm rounds, (1) black Smith and Wesson pistol with (8) .40 hollow tip rounds, (1) magazine containing .223 rounds and cash.

Two male suspects were arrested and taken into police custody and are expected to be arraigned sometime this week. Investigation into this matter is continuing.



July 5, 2017
Police Seize Two (2) Firearms

Consistent with the Commissioners Policing Priorities for 2017, Police seized two firearms off the streets of New Providence in separate incidents on Tuesday 4th July 2017.

In the first incident, shortly before 1:00pm, Drug Enforcement Unit officers, acting on information conducted a search of bushes near an abandoned house located on Rosebud Street, where they uncovered an Austria Glock pistol with two rounds of ammunition.

In the second incident, shortly before 7:00pm, Southwestern Division officers, acting on information conducted a search of bushes near a park located on Marshall Road, where they uncovered an unlicensed shotgun. No arrests were made in these two incidents.



July 5, 2017
Firearm Seized Following High Speed Chase

Consistent with the Commissioner's Policing Priorities for 2017, Courageous officers from the Mobile Division seized a handgun and took two men into custody following a high-speed chase on Wednesday 5th July 2017.

According to reports, shortly after 1:00am, police received a report of two males in the Carmichael Road area, in a white Camry vehicle armed with firearms. An all points bulletin (APB) was immediately issued for the vehicle. A few minutes later, Mobile Division officers spotted the vehicle in the Carmichael area and signaled to the driver to stop. The driver refused and sped off that resulted in a high-speed chase through several communities in New Providence.

The chase ended when the suspect's vehicle came to a stop after it crashed near the Sir Sidney's Bridge on East Bay Street. Two male suspects excited the vehicle and opened fire on the police. Police returned fire that resulted in one of the males being shot.

The two male suspects were arrested and a handgun was recovered from the vehicle. The injured suspect is detained in hospital under heavy police guard.



July 5, 2017
Two Men in Custody Following Armed Robbery, Firearm Seized and Stolen Vehicle Recovered

Consistent with the Commissioner's Policing Priorities for 2017, officers from the Mobile Division seized a handgun and took two men into custody following an armed robbery on Tuesday 4th July 2017.

According to report, around 11:00pm, a woman was sitting in her Honda Accord vehicle in front of a business establishment on Soldier Road, when a two men armed with a handgun approached and robbed her of her vehicle containing her handbag and cell phone before speeding off. Mobile Division officers assisted by officers from the Selective Enforcement Team intercepted the vehicle near home on Comfort Street, with two males, who were taken into custody. The victim's handbag and cell phone were also recovered.



July 4, 2017
Department of Corrections Officer Arrested For Drug Possession

Consistent with the Commissioner's Policing Priorities for 2017, Drug Enforcement Unit Officers took a 25 year old Corrections Officer from the Bahamas Department of Corrections into custody following the seizure of a quantity of dangerous drugs found in his possession on Monday 3rd July 2017.

According to reports, around 10:00pm, acting on information, Drug Enforcement Unit officers conducted a search of a Corrections Officer, who had just arrived for duty at the Department of Corrections, and found a quantity of marijuana in his possession. The officer was taken into custody.

Drug Enforcement Officers then conducted a search of the Corrections Officer's home in Pastel Gardens, where they found an additional quantity of marijuana.

Investigations are ongoing.



July 4, 2017
A Male Tourist Arrested For Drug Possession In Harbour Island

Consistent with the Commissioner's Policing Priorities for 2017, Police in Harbour Island took a man from London, England into custody following the seizure of a quantity of dangerous drugs found in his possession on Tuesday 4th July 2017.

According to reports, shortly after 1:00am, Officers assigned to the Harbour Island District were on routine patrol on that island, when they saw a man standing near a nightclub who aroused their suspicion. The officers conducted a search of the man and found a quantity of marijuana in his possession. The man was then taken into custody and is expected to appear in court later this week to be formally charged.




Six Grand Bahama Residents Arraigned on Major Drug Charge

Arthur Stubbs Sr. age 44 years, Arthur Stubbs Jr. age 22 years, Naomi Woodside age 53 years, Ruth Woodside age 53 years, Silia Woodside age 25 years and Helena Stubbs age 41 years were all arraigned before Deputy Chief Magistrate Andrew Forbes in Magistrate's Court #8 Nassau Street, New Providence. They all pled not guilty to the charge of Possession of Dangerous Drugs with the intent to supply and were all remanded to the Bahamas Department of Correctional Services until trial on October 12th 2017.

This is in connection to a major drug seizure in West End, Grand Bahama on Monday 26th June 2017, where over four million dollars of cocaine were seized.



July 2, 2017
Firearm And Ammunition Seized, Four Men In Custody

Consistent with the Commissioner's Policing Plan for 2017, Police took four men into custody following the seizure of a handgun and a large amount of ammunition in two separate incidents on Sunday 2nd July 2017.

In the first incident, shortly after 11:00am, officers assigned to the Selective Enforcement Team executed search warrant on a home located off Boatswain Hill, where they uncovered a 9-millimeter Taurus pistol with 7 rounds of ammunition, along with a small quantity of marijuana. An adult male resident of the home is in custody in connection with this find.

In the second incident, around 5:00pm, officers assigned to the Selective Enforcement Team executed search warrant on a home located off Sequoia Street, Pinewood Gardens, where they found 63 rounds of .223 ammunition. Three adult male residents of the home were taken into custody in connection with this find.



June 29, 2017
Police Seize Handgun and Drugs

Consistent with the Commissioner's Policing Plan for 2017, police took a man into custody following the seizure of a handgun and a quantity of dangerous drugs on Wednesday 28th June 2017.

According to reports, shortly before 6:00pm, Selective Enforcement Unit officers were on routine patrol on Samson Street, Nassau Village, when they saw a man who aroused their suspicion. When the officers approached the man, he threw a handgun to the ground and fled on foot. The officers gave chase, caught the man and found a quantity of marijuana on him. A .45 handgun with 7 rounds of ammunition was retrieved from the ground. The man was then taken into custody.



June 27, 2017
Large Drug Seizure In Grand Bahama

Consistent with the Commissioner Policing Plan for 2017, Officers in Grand Bahama acting on information and armed with a search warrant, entered a residence in West End and discovered on that premises a large quantity of suspected cocaine. A male who resides at that residence was arrested and taken into police custody, he is expected to be formally arraigned before the Magistrate Court this week.

The estimated weight of the drug seized is 471.5lbs and its estimated street value is just over four million dollars.

Investigation is continuing in this matter.



June 26, 2017
Six Illegal Firearms Seized, Two Men In Custody

Consistent with the Commissioner's Policing Plan for 2017, police took two men into custody following the seizure of six illegal firearms off the streets of New Providence in separate incidents over a 24 hour period.

In the first incident, around 2:00pm on Sunday 25th June 2017, Selective Enforcement Team officers acting on information conducted a search of an abandoned building located on Woods Alley, where they uncovered a 12-gauge shotgun along with a small quantity of marijuana. No one was arrested for this find.

Later that same day shortly before 10:00pm, officers assigned to the Selective Enforcement Team assisted by Mobile Division officers conducted an operation on the premises of the Sand Track located on West Bay Street, where a group of men and women were gathered. A search was conducted of a Ford Ranger vehicle, and an Austria Glock pistol, with18 rounds of ammunition was found. The male occupant of the vehicle was taken into custody. A search was also conducted of the shoreline and a .45 Austria pistol with 10 rounds of ammunition was recovered from the water.

In the final incident, around 3:00am, this morning (Monday 26th June 2017) Eastern Division officers executed a search warrant on a premises located on Romer Street, Fox Hill, where they uncovered one (1) .44 Desert Eagle Pistol with 6 rounds of ammunition, one (1) Luger Pistol, and one (1) Assault Rifle. A male resident of the home was taken into custody in connection with this discovery.



June 24, 2017
Large Ammunition Seizure And Arrest

Officers of the Bimini District arrest one male after a large seizure of ammunition on Friday 23rd June 2017.

Reports are that shortly before 7:00pm, while on routine patrol on South Bimini in the area of a marina, officers searched a blue and white 22 ft. unregistered vessel docked at that marina and discovered on board in a compartment (489) .9mm rounds, (50) .357 rounds, (250) .40 rounds, (50) .44 rounds and (391) .45 rounds of ammunition, totaling (1230) rounds. A 33 year old Bahamian male was arrested and taken into police custody and is expected to be formally arraigned before the Magistrate Court early next week.

Investigation into this matter is continuing.



June 24, 2017
US Visitor Arrested For Drug Possession

Consistent with the Commissioner's Policing Priorities for 2017, officers from Tourism Policing Unit took an American woman from Dallas, Texas into custody after they found a quantity of dangerous drugs in her possession on Saturday 24th June 2017.

Reports are that shortly after 10:00am, officers from the Tourism Policing Unit, acting on information went onboard a cruise ship moored at Prince George Wharf, where they arrested the woman after they found a quantity of marijuana in her possession. The woman is expected to appear in court early next week to be formally charged.



June 24, 2017
Man And Woman Arrested In Large Drug Raid

Consistent with the Commissioner's Policing Plan for 2017, police took a man and woman into custody following the seizure of a large amount of marijuana on Saturday 24th June 2017.

According to reports, around 1:00am, officers assigned to the South Central Division executed a search warrant on a home located on Coconut Grove Avenue, where they found forty-six pounds of marijuana. A lone male occupant of the home was taken into custody. Police later arrested female resident of the home in connection with this find.



June 24, 2017
Possession of Dangerous Drugs Arrest In Grand Bahama Community

Officers of the Drug Enforcement Unit arrest two males after they were found with a quantity of Dangerous Drugs.

Reports are that on Friday 23rd June 2017, shortly before 12:00pm, officers of the Drug Enforcement Unit acting on information, proceeded to a residence on Chichester Crescent, where they discovered a quantity of marijuana. Two males were taken into police custody and are expected to be arraigned before the Magistrate Court early next week.



June 24, 2017
Firearm And Ammo Seized, One Man In Custody

Consistent with the Commissioner's Policing Plan for 2017, police took a man into custody following the seizure of a firearm on Thursday 22nd June 2017.

According to reports, around 1:00am, officers assigned to the Selective Enforcement team were on routine patrol on Sapodilla Boulevard, when they saw a man standing among a group of persons at a party who aroused their suspicion. The man on seeing the officers threw a handgun to the ground and fled on foot. After a short foot chase the officers arrested the man. The handgun was retrieved and found out to be an Austria Glock pistol with two rounds of ammunition.



June 22, 2017
Police Seize AK-47 Assault Rifle

Consistent with the Commissioner's Policing Plan for 2017, courageous officers assigned to the Selective Enforcement Team took a man into custody following the seizure of a AK-47 Assault Rifle on Thursday 22nd June 2017.

According to reports, around 1:00am, Selective Enforcement Team officers acting on intelligence executed a search warrant on home located on Kemp Road occupied by a lone male. During the search the officers uncovered an AK-47 Assault Rifle with two magazines containing seven (7) rounds of ammunition. The male occupant of the home was subsequently taken into custody.



June 17, 2017
Four Men In Custody for Drug Possession

Consistent with the Commissioner's Policing Priorities for 2017, police took two Royal Bahamas Defence Officers along with two other males into custody following the seizure of a quantity of dangerous drugs in separate incidents over a 24 hour period.

In the first incident, around 7:00pm on Thursday 15th June 2017, officers from the Tourism Policing Unit were on routine foot patrol on Marlborough Street, when they observed a vehicle driving in a reckless manner. The Officers signaled to the vehicle to stop and accosted the two male occupants, one of whom was a Royal Bahamas Defence Force Officer. The officers conducted a search of the vehicle and found a quantity of marijuana. The RBDF officer and the other male were subsequently taken into custody and are expected to appear in court early next week to be formally charged.

In the second incident, around 6:00pm on Friday 16th June 2017, officers from the Tourism Policing Unit were on routine foot patrol on Marlborough Street, when they intercepted a Suzuki vehicle occupied by two males who aroused their suspicion. The officers signaled to the vehicle to stop and accosted the two male occupants, one of whom was a Royal Bahamas Defence Force Officer. The officers conducted a search of the vehicle and found a quantity of marijuana. The RBDF officer and the other male were subsequently taken into custody and are expected to appear in court early next week to be formally charged.



June 7, 2017
Firearms And Drugs Seized In Exuma Operation, Two Men In Custody

Consistent with the Commissioner's Policing Priorities for 2017, police in Exuma conducted an operation on that island that resulted in the seizure two handguns and a quantity of dangerous drugs on Tuesday 6th June 2017.

Two men were also taken into custody.

In the first incident around 5:30am, officers assigned to the Exuma Division on operation in February Point near Governors Harbour searched an abandoned building and found a .22 pistol with two rounds of ammunition. No one was arrested for this seizure.

Then around 6:30am, officers in the Exuma Division on operation in Farmers Hill searched a derelict vehicle and uncovered a .45 Springfield pistol with eight rounds of ammunition. No one was arrested for this seizure.

In the final incident, shortly after 2:00pm, Exuma Division officers on operation in Ramsey, Exuma conducted a search of a home and uncovered several small packages of marijuana. Two male residents of the home were taken into custody in connection with this seizure.



June 3, 2017
Firearms And Ammunition Arrests In Abaco

Consistent with the Commissioner's Policing Plan for 2017, Police in Abaco arrested three males in two separate incidents for possession of illegal firearms and ammunition on Saturday 3rd June 2017.

In the first incident shortly after 2:00am, officers while at a business establishment on Don McKay Blvd, took a male into police custody after he was found in possession of a 9mm pistol with (2) rounds of 9mm ammunition.

In the second incident a short time later, officers also arrested two males in the area of the Government Complex on Don McKay Blvd, after they were stopped in a white truck and recovered a .40 pistol with (8) .40 rounds of ammunition.

All suspects are expected to be arraigned before the Magistrate Court early next week.



June 3, 2017
Officers Seized Handgun, Ammunition And Drugs

Consistent with the Commissioner's Policing Plan for 2017 police seized a handgun along with a quantity of ammunition and dangerous drugs in separate incidents on Friday 2nd June 2017.

In the first incident, around 1:00pm, Eastern Division officers were on an operation in the area of Francis Avenue, when an abandoned building was searched and a quantity of marijuana seized. No one was arrested in connection with the seizure.

Then shortly thereafter Eastern Division officers were on an operation in the area of Cox Street, when an abandoned building was searched and ten .40 rounds of ammunition was seized. No one was arrested in connection with the seizure.

In the final incident, shortly before 7:00pm, Mobile Division officers acting on information searched a bushy area off Charles Saunders Highway and uncovered a Millennium pistol with 15 rounds of ammunition, along with a quantity of marijuana. No one was arrested in connection with the seizure.



June 3, 2017
Man Arrested With An Illegal Handgun

Consistent with the Commissioner's Policing Plan for 2017 officers assigned to the Selective Enforcement Team seized a handgun and took a man into custody on Saturday 3rd June 2017.

Reports are that shortly after 1:00am, Selective Enforcement Team officers were on patrol on Nassau Street saw a man walking in the area who aroused their suspicion. When the officers approached, the man pulled a firearm from his waistband and dropped it before fleeing on foot. The man was accosted after a short foot chase. The firearm, a .40 Austria Pistol, was seized and the man was taken into custody.



June 2, 2017
One Male Arrested In Bimini For Possession of Firearm & Ammunition

Police in Bimini arrested a male after he was found in possession of an illegal firearm and ammunition on Friday 2nd June, 2017.

Reports are that shortly after 1:00am, officers while on routine patrol on Kings Highway arrested a male after they discovered on him a .22 Smith and Wesson pistol with (11) rounds of ammunition. The male, a 25 year old of Bailey Town, Bimini was taken into police custody and is expected to be arraigned before the Magistrate's Court next week.



June 1, 2017
Drug Seizure At Potter's Cay Dock; Two Men In Custody

Consistent with the Commissioner's Policing Plan for 2017, Drug Enforcement Officers took two males into custody after they seized a large quantity of marijuana in a vehicle at Potters Cay Dock on Thursday 1st June 2017.

According to reports, officers assign to the Drug Enforcement Unit were on routine patrol in the area of the Potters Cay Dock, shortly after 12:00noon, when a Honda motorcar with two men aboard was intercepted. The vehicle was searched and two cardboard boxes containing 43 pounds of marijuana was found. The two men were taken into custody in connection with the seizure.



June 1, 2017
High Powered Weapon Seized. Two Suspects in Custody

Consistent with the Commissioner's Policing Priorities for 2017, officers from the Eastern Division seized an AK-47 Assault Weapon and took a male and a female into custody on Wednesday 31st May 2017. Reports are that shortly after 6:30am, officers assigned to the Eastern Division executed a search warrant on home located at Pepper Road, Eastwood Estates and uncovered an AK-47 Assault Rifle along with 30 rounds of ammunition. Two residents of the home, a male and female, were taken into custody in connection with this find. Investigations are ongoing.



May 28, 2017
Two Males In Custody For Firearm Possession

Consistent with the Commissioner's Policing Plan for 2017, Mobile Division officers took two males into custody following the seizure of a handgun on Sunday 28th May 2017.

According to report, around 12:00noon officers assigned to the Mobile Division acting on information intercepted a Public Service bus on Prince Charles Drive near Fox Hill Road. A .45 Springfield pistol with 12 rounds of ammunition was uncovered and two males were taken into custody for questioning.



May 28, 2017
Two Eleuthera Men Arrested For Cultivation of Dangerous Drugs

Consistent with the Commissioner's Policing Plan for 2017, Police in Eleuthera took two men into custody following the seizure of a number of marijuana plants on Saturday 27th May 2017.

According to report, shortly before 11:00am, a team of officers assigned to the Eleuthera District acting on intelligence executed a search warrant on a home located in Lower Bogue, where they uncovered 40 plant pots each containing several small marijuana plants. Two males residents of the home were taken into custody in connection with this discovery.



May 27, 2017
Three Bahamians Arrested For Drug Possession At LPIA

Two Bahamian women and a Bahamian man were taken into custody after they were found in possession of a quantity of dangerous drugs at the Lynden Pindling International Airport (LPIA) on Friday 26th May 2017.

According to reports, shortly before 8:00am, two Bahamian women and a Bahamian man were traveling to the United States, when United States Customs and Border Protection officials detained them at the United States Customs and Immigration Pre-Clearance Departure Lounge at LPIA, after 16 taped packages of cocaine was discovered in their luggage. The estimate weight of the cocaine is four pounds.

The three suspects were handed over to Drug Enforcement Unit officers and are expected to appear in court early next week to be formally charged.



May 26, 2017
Man In Custody For Drug Possession

Consistent with the Commissioner's Policing Plan for 2017, officer assigned to the Tourism Policing Unit took a man into custody following the seizure of a quantity of dangerous drugs on Thursday 25th May 2017.

According to reports, shortly after 7:00pm, officers assigned to the Tourism Policing Unit, were on foot patrol on Bay Street, when they saw a man walking who aroused their suspicion. The officers accosted the man and found a quantity of marijuana in his possession. The man was then taken into custody in connection with the discovery.



May 26, 2017
An Illegal Handgun Seized

Consistent with the Commissioner's Policing Plan for 2017, police seized another illegal firearm off the streets of New Providence on Thursday 25th May 2017.

According to reports, shortly before 4:00pm, a team of officers assigned to the Eastern Division, acting on information search an unfinished building located at Abner Street, Fox Hill and uncovered a .40 Glock Austria Pistol. No one was arrested in connection with the find.



May 26, 2017
Four Arrested During A Large Drug Seizure

Consistent with the Commissioner's Policing Plan for 2017, officers assigned to the Selective Enforcement Team took three males and a female into custody following a large drug seizure at a home on Thursday 25th May 2017.

According to reports, around 10:30pm, a team of officers assigned to the Selective Enforcement Team, executed a search warrant for dangerous drugs at a home located at Churchill Avenue off Boyd Road. During the search the officers uncovered two cardboard boxes containing 35 pounds of marijuana.

Three males and a female, all residents of the home were taken into custody in connection with the discovery.



May 24, 2017
Firearm And Ammunition Seized

Consistent with the Commissioner's Policing Priorities for 2017, Drug Enforcement Unit Officers seized a handgun with ammunition on Monday 22nd May 2017.

According to reports, shortly after 3:00pm, officers assigned to the Drug Enforcement Unit conducted search of a bushy area at Jubilee Boulevard and uncovered a Taurus pistol with 5 rounds of ammunition along with a marijuana plant. No one was arrested in connection with this find.



May 24, 2017
Three Handguns Seized During Raid On A Home, One Man In Custody

Consistent with the Commissioner's Policing Priorities for 2017, Drug Enforcement Unit Officers took a man into custody following the seizure of three illegal firearms and several rounds of ammunition; along with a quantity of cocaine and marijuana, during a raid on a home on Tuesday 23rd May 2017.

According to reports, shortly after 12:00noon, a team of officers assigned to the Drug Enforcement Unit acting on intelligence executed a search warrant on a home located at Barbados Avenue, Elizabeth Estates. During the search, one .45 Springfield pistol, one .40 mini Firestorm pistol and one Glock pistol along with 25 rounds of ammunition was found. Additionally one pound of marijuana and a few grams of cocaine were seized. A male resident of the home was taken into custody in connection with the find.



May 22, 2017
Police Seize Two Loaded Handguns

Consistent with the Commissioner's Policing Priorities for 2017, three men one of whom is a Royal Bahamas Defense Force Officer were taken into custody following the seizure of two illegal handguns in separate incidents in the past 24 hours.

In the first incident, shortly after 11:30pm on Saturday 20th May 2017, officers assigned to the Selective Enforcement Team were on routine patrol on Carmichael Road in the area of a nightclub, when they observed a man behaving suspiciously. On approached of the officers the man pulled a handgun from his waistband and dropped it.

A 9-millimeter pistol with 9 rounds of ammunition was seized and the man taken into custody.

In the second incident, around 7:30pm on Sunday 21st May 2017, officers assigned to the Mobile Division were on routine patrol in the area of Balfour Avenue and Miami Street, when a Nissan Fuga motorcar with two men aboard was intercepted. The officers conducted a search of the vehicle and a 9- millemeter Smith and Wesson pistol with 16 rounds of ammunition was found.

The two men one of whom is a Royal Bahamas Defense Force Officer were taken into custody in connection with the seizure.



May 21, 2017
Suspect Who Opened Fire on Police Shot Dead. AK-47 Seized

Her Majesty's Coroner, Mrs. Jeanine Weech-Gomez, is investigating the death of a man who was shot after he along with another man open fire on police following a car chase on Saturday 20th May 2017.

According to reports, shortly after 3:00pm, police were conducting a traffic stop on Shrimp Road off Carmichael Road, when they saw a Honda Stream vehicle occupied by two males pass by with a high powered weapon inside. The officers signaled to the driver to stop but he refused and sped off. A chase ensued that ended when the vehicle crashed into a fence in Pride Estates, where the two males armed with an AK-47 Assault Rifle and a handgun exited the vehicle and opened fire at the police. The police returned fire fatally shooting one of the suspects who dropped the AK-47 Assault Rifle. However, the other suspect managed to elude the officers. The weapon was recovered and police immediately put out an all Points Bulletin (APB) for the second suspect.

Investigations are ongoing.



May 20, 2017
Large Quantity of Ammunition Seized, Two Suspects In Custody

Consistent with the Commissioner's Policing Priorities for 2017, officers from the Selection Enforcement Team (SET) seized nearly one thousand rounds of ammunition and took a male and a female into custody on Friday 19th May 2017.

Reports are that shortly after 6:00pm, officers assigned to the Selective Enforcement Team executed a search warrant on home located off Cowpen Road and uncovered 483 rounds of 7.62 ammunition, 234 rounds of .40 ammunition, 203 rounds of 9mm ammunition along with 45 rounds of .380 ammunition. A male and female residents of the home were taken into custody in connection with this large discovery.

Investigations are ongoing.



May 19, 2017
Two Men Arrested for Firearm Possession After Car Chase

Consistent with the Commissioners Policing Plan for 2017, two men are in custody(one shot) and one illegal firearm seized following a car chase on Thursday 18th May 2017.

According to reports, around 10:00pm, police received a report the occupants in a Nissan car were discharging a firearms in the area of Boyd Road and Providence Avenue. Responding officers arrived in the area shortly thereafter and spotted the vehicle. The officers signaled to the occupants of the vehicle to stop, but they refused and sped off. A chased ensued in the Farrington Road area during which time the suspects fired several shots at the police. The police returned fire and the vehicle crashed into a nearby wall on Pitt Road, where one of the men ran from the vehicle fired several shots at the police and fled on foot. The officers gave chase and later caught this suspect hiding in a doghouse nearby. The other suspect who had been shot was arrested in the vehicle. A handgun was found in the suspect's vehicle.

The injured suspect was transported to hospital where he is detained in serious condition under heavy police guard.

The two suspects are believed by police to be responsible for a number of armed robberies.



May 19, 2017
Police In South Andros Make Large Drug Bust; Two Men In Custody

Consistent with the Commissioner's Police Plan for 2017, a team of courageous officers assigned to the South Andros District struck big blow in the operations of drug traffickers in the Bahamas on Thursday 18th May 2017, this time with the seizure of a large quantity of marijuana and the arrest of two suspects on that island.

Reports are that around 6:00am, a team of officers from the South Andros District, acting on intelligence went to a bushy area in Mars Bay, where they uncovered just over one thousand pounds of marijuana packaged in 44 nylon sacks, 19 small bags and a suit case.

The street value of the drugs is just over one million dollars.

Two men were arrested on the scene and taken into custody. Drug Enforcement Unit Officers later transported the drugs and suspects to New Providence.



May 15, 2017
A Large Quantity of Dangerous Drugs Seized in Grand Bahama

Consistent with the Commissioner's Policing Plan for 2017, Officers of the Drug Enforcement Unit along with other Law Enforcement Officials and Security Personnel in the Grand Bahama, acting on information conducted a search of a 20 ft. container where they uncovered (7) seven black duffle bags, each containing suspected cocaine. The estimated weight of the Dangerous Drugs is 490.5lbs and its estimated street value is five million one hundred and twenty five thousand dollars.

No arrest was made, however police are actively investigating this matter.



May 13, 2017
Two Handgun Seized. Three Men in Custody

In the first incident, shortly before 11:00pm on Friday 12th May 2017, a team of officers assigned to the
Selective Enforcement Team, were on routine patrol on First Street Coconut Grove near Robinson Road,
where the saw two adult males walking who aroused their suspicion. The two males were accosted,
searched and a 9- millimeter handgun with 15 rounds of ammunition was recovered from the waist
of one of them.

The two suspects were then taken into custody for questioning.

In the second incident, around 1:00am on Saturday 13th May 2017, Mobile Division officers acting on
information went to a bar located on Kemp Road where they conducted a search of an adult male and
found a .40 pistol with four (4) rounds of ammunition in his possession.

The man was then taken into custody.



May 12, 2017
Large Drug Bust In The Exuma Cays

Consistent with the Commissioner's Policing Plan for 2017, officers from the Drug Enforcement Unit (DEU) 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 in the Exuma Cays on Thursday 11th May 2017.

According to reports, around 2:00pm a team of officers assigned to the Drug Enforcement Unit assisted by officers from the Police Marine Support Services Branch acting on intelligence conducted a search of an area on Big Galliot Cay in the Exuma Chains, where they uncovered nine crocus bags containing 120 pounds of marijuana. An adult Jamaican male and an adult Bahamian Male from New Providence were taken into custody in connection with this discovery.

Investigations are ongoing.

Two Handguns Seized, One Man In Custody

Consistent with the Commissioner's Policing Plan for 2017, Police took two illegal firearms off the streets of New Providence in separate incidents during the past 24 hours.

One adult male was taken into custody.

In the first incident, shortly after 2:00pm on Thursday 11th May 2017, officers assigned to the Northeastern Division conducted a search of an abandoned building located on Strachan's Alley off Kemp Road, where they uncovered a black and silver pistol. No one was arrested for this find.

In the second incident, shortly before 1:00am on Friday 12th May 2017, a team of officers assigned to the Selective Enforcement Team, were on routine patrol on Watling Street off Andros Avenue, when the saw a man walking who aroused their suspicion. The man on seeing the officers threw a handgun to the ground from his waist and fled on foot. The officers gave chase and caught the man. The handgun was retrieved and found to be a .45 pistol with eight rounds of ammunition. The man was subsequently taken into custody.



May 7, 2017
Thirteen Men In Custody After Police Seized Three Firearms

Consistent with the Commissioner's Policing Plan for 2017, Police seized three illegal firearms and several rounds of ammunition during special operations conducted this weekend.

Thirteen adult males were taken into custody in connection with these seizures.

In the first incident, around 10:00pm on Friday 5th May 2017, a team of officers during a special operation conducted a search of a premises on Bowe Avenue, Montel Heights, where they found an unlicensed 12-gauge shotgun. Six adult males were taken into custody in connection with this discovery.

Then shortly after 12:00am on Saturday 6th May 2017, a team of officers during a special operation conducted a search of a premises on Lightbourne Street, Yellow Elder Gardens, where they uncovered two Pistols with 25 rounds of ammunition. Seven adult males were taken into custody in connection with this discovery.

MALE AND FEMALE ARRESTED FOR FIREARM, AMMO AND DRUG POSSESSION DURING DEU RAID

Consistent with the Commissioner's Policing Plan for 2017, Drug Enforcement Unit (DEU) officers seized an illegal firearm and a quantity of dangerous during a special operation conducted on Saturday 6th May 2017.

According to reports, shortly before 7:00pm, a team of officers assigned to the Drug Enforcement Unit, executed a search warrant on a home located at Star Lane, Sunshine Park, where they uncovered a 9- millimeter pistol, 3 rounds of ammunition, five pounds of marijuana and just over six thousand dollars in cash suspected of being the proceeds of crime. An adult male and an adult female were taken into custody in connection with the find.



April 30, 2017
Armed Robbery Suspect Shot By Police, Handgun and Ammo Recovered

Consistent with the Commissioner's Policing Priorities for 2017, vigilant officers from the Mobile Division shot and arrested a man armed with a handgun minutes after he committed an armed robbery on Saturday 29th April 2017.

Reports are that shortly after 10:00pm, Mobile Division officers were on routine Patrol on Fritz Lane when they heard the sound of gunshots and saw a man running. The officers pursued the man who produced a handgun. The officers in fear of their lives shot the man and recovered a Glock Pistol with 10 rounds of ammunition from him.

Police then found out that the suspect had just robbed two males on Fritz Lane of a cell phone and cash.

The suspect was taken to hospital where he is detained in serious condition under heavy police guard.

Investigation continues.

POLICE SEIZE TWO HANDGUNS, ONE SUSPECT IN CUSTODY

Consistent with the Commissioner's Policing Priorities for 2017, officers from the Selective Enforcement Team seized two handguns in separate incidents on Saturday 29th April 2017.

In the first incident, shortly after 1:00am, Selective Enforcement Officers were on an operation on Kemp Road, when they conducted a search of an area behind a building and uncovered a .45 pistol along with a plastic bag with 29 foils wraps containing marijuana.

Later that evening shortly before 10:00pm, officers assigned to the Selective Enforcement Team were on routine Patrol on Peach Street, when they observed a man behaving suspiciously. The man was 2 accosted and searched and a Ruger Pistol with 21 rounds of ammunition was found in his possession. The man was taken into custody in connection with the find.

TWO MEN ARRESTED FOR DRUG POSSESSION

Consistent with the Commissioner's Policing Priorities for 2017, officers from the Mobile Division and Tourism Policing Unit arrested two men after they were found in possession of a quantity of dangerous drugs in separate incidents on Saturday 29th April 2017.

In the first incident, shortly after 9:00am, officers assigned to the Tourism Policing Unit were on routine Patrol in the area of Prince George Wharf, when they observed a male visitor from California who aroused their suspicion. The male visitor was accosted, searched and a quantity of marijuana was found in his possession. The American man was taken into custody in connection with the find.

Then shortly after 6:00pm, officers assigned to the Mobile Division were on routine Patrol in the Culmersville area off Mackey Street, when they observed four men behaving suspiciously. The men were accosted, searched and 73 small packages of marijuana were found in their possession. The four men were taken into custody in connection with the find.



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