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TODAY'S CRIME REPORT 2017

June 17, 2017



FOUR MEN INCLUDING TWO ROYAL BAHAMAS DEFENCE FORCE OFFICERS 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.

50 ARRESTED AS POLICE ISLAND-WIDE ASSAULT ON CRIME 'HEATS UP'
Consistent with the Commissioner's Policing Plan for 2017, police intensified their island-wide assault on crime Friday night with an ongoing operation led by the Selective Enforcement Team.

The anti-crime operation is aimed at suppressing crime in a number of areas and to send a clear message to those responsible for committing criminal acts on members of our communities that the police will proactively identify them and ensure that they are prosecuted and brought to justice.

Last night's operation led to the arrest of 50 persons for questioning in connection with the following offenses:

  • One (1) male for Murder

  • One (1) male for Operating a Brothel

  • Fourteen (14) Jamaican and Bahamian females for Prostitution

  • Thirty-four (34) for Firearms and Dangerous Drugs

Police wish to reassure members of the public, that they are utilizing all resources to ensure that these brazen and heartless criminals who continue to be engaged in criminal activities are arrested and brought to justice.

However, the police cannot do it alone and are urging members of the public who may have relevant information regarding any criminal offence or information regarding anyone who may be in possession of illegal firearms to immediately to come forward and share the information.

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)

CRIME PREVENTION TIP OF THE WEEK- 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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