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TODAY'S CRIME REPORT 2017

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.

26 ARRESTED IN POLICE EARLY MORNING OPERATION

Consistent with the Commissioner's Policing Plan for 2017, police conducted an operation in Southern New Providence early this morning (Saturday 24th June 2017) that led to the arrest of a number of persons and the closure of several nightclubs.

The ongoing police operations are 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 21 persons for a number of criminal offenses and the closure of four (4) nightclubs for breach of the Business and Liquor Licenses Act.

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.

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.

LARGE AMMUNITION SEIZURE AND ARREST IN BIMINI

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.

POSSESSION OF DANGEROUS DRUG ARREST - GRAND BAHAMA

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.

POLICE ARE APPEALING TO THE PUBLIC TO SHARE INFORMATION ON ANY ILLEGAL/SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY 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)

CRIME PREVENTION TIP OF THE WEEK- If You Witness a Crime

If you see or suspect a crime is being committed, pay particular attention to the features of the offender(s) and any vehicles involved. Try to be prepared to provide at least the following about the offenders:

  1. Age, complexion, height, and weight

  2. Hair colour and style, beard and mustache;

  3. Notable characteristics (scars, glasses, etc.)

  4. Clothing description;

  5. Location where last seen

  6. Last known direction of travel;

  7. Vehicle description and distinctive markings.

Witnesses who wish to remain anonymous may do so. It is more important that a response be dispatched as quickly as possible.

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