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TODAY'S CRIME REPORT 2017

June 11, 2017



TWO MEN TO BE ARRAIGNED IN COURT FOR MURDER

Police are please to report that two men will be arraigned in court at 11:00am on Monday 12th June 2017 on two separate murder charges:

The men are:

A 28 year old man of Balls Alley for the murder of Livingstone Rolle, that occurred at Okra Hill on Monday 5th June 2017.

Wanted murder suspect Ronald Nottage of Summer Street for the murder of Valdrice Bowleg that occurred on Peter Street on Wednesday 7th June 2017.

AMERICAN MAN IN CUSTODY FOR SEXUAL ASSAULT OF AN AMERICAN WOMAN

An American man from Delaware is in custody assisting police with their investigation into an alleged sexual assault of an American woman on Sunday 11th June 2017.

According to reports, shortly before 5:00am, the man is alleged to have sexually assaulted the woman in a hotel room at a resort on Paradise Island. The matter was reported to the police who took the man into custody for questioning.

Investigations are ongoing.

MAN DIES IN CAR CRASH

Police are investigating the circumstances surrounding a traffic accident at has left a man dead and another detained in hospital on Sunday 11th June 2017.

According to reports, shortly before 8:00pm, a man was traveling on West Bay Street in a 2007 Hyundai vehicle accompanied by a male passenger, when he lost control of his vehicle and crashed into a tree. The two men were taken to hospital where the male passenger succumbed to his injuries. The driver condition is listed as stable.

Investigations are ongoing.

POLICE PROBE BREAK-IN AT BAHAMAS CUSTOMS WAREHOUSE

Police are investigating a break-in at Bahamas Customs warehouse located near the Lynden Pindling International Airport. The incident is alleged to have occurred between 6:00pm on Saturday 10th June 2017 and 8:00am on Sunday 11th June 2017. The perpetrators used excessive force to gain entry into the building. The entire building was ransacked and at this time it is unknown if anything was stolen.

Investigations are ongoing.

WANTED MURDER SUSPECT CAPTURED, 30 ARRESTED, FIREARM & DRUGS SEIZED DURING OVERNIGHT ISLAND-WIDE OPERATION
Consistent with the Commissioner's Policing Priorities for 2017, Police conducted a major overnight operation throughout New Providence that led to the arrest of 31 suspects, the seizure of a handgun, ammunition and a quantity of marijuana and cocaine.

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, drugs and other criminal offences.

Among those arrested was wanted murder suspect 45- year Ronald Nottage who is wanted in connection with the stabbing death of 55- year old Valdrice Bowleg that occurred at Peter Street on Wednesday 7th June 2017.

Nottage was arrested without incident in an area in Southern New Providence.

Another significant arrest occurred when the operation team searched a home in South Beach where they found a Smith & Wesson handgun with 7 rounds of ammunition along with a quantity of marijuana. Two females were taken into custody in connection with this seizure.

Twenty-eight other persons were taken into custody for, armed robbery, dangerous drugs, stealing, outstanding warrants and breach of the Immigration Act.

Three nightclubs were closed down for breach of the Business and Liquor Licenses Act.

Additionally 205 drivers were ticketed for various traffic infractions.

POLICE CREDITS THE SUCCESS OF THEIR ONGOING MAJOR ASSAULT ON CRIME TO EXCELLENT TEAM-WORK, INTELLIGENCE LED POLICING, PRECISE EXECUTION OF ITS 2017 POLICING PLAN AND SUPPORT FROM MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC

POLICE ARE APPEALING TO THE PUBLIC TO SHARE INFORMATION ON ANY ILLEGAL/SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITIES IN THEIR COMMUNITIES, NO MATTER HOW SMALL OR INSIGNIFICANT (THE TIP) MAY SEEM, MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC ARE URGED TO ANONYMOUSLY CONTACT THE POLICE AT 919 OR CRIME STOPPERS AT 328-TIPS (8477) (NEW PROVIDENCE) OR 1-242-300-8476 (FAMILY ISLANDS)

WEEKLY PREVENTION CRIME TIP- Cell phone Safety
WHEN TALKING ON YOUR CELL PHONE, BE AWARE OF YOUR SURROUNDINGS AND WHO IS COMING AND GOING. CONCENTRATING MORE ON YOUR PHONE CONVERSATION THAN WHAT IS GOING ON AROUND YOU; MAKES YOU MORE LIKELY TO BECOME A VICTIM OF CRIME.

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