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TODAY'S CRIME REPORT 2017

June 28, 2017



RBPF ANTI CORRUPTION BRANCH ESTABLISHED

Police Commissioner Ellison Greenslade is pleased to announce the establishment of the Royal Bahamas Police Force, Anti-Corruption Branch (ACB) located on Nassau Street north, in the Neville Bethel Building.

The ACB is under the leadership of Assistant Commissioner of Police Paul Rolle, who heads a team of well trained and qualified police officers.

The ACB will be responsible for the investigation of corruption related matters in the public and private sectors.

The ACB telephone numbers are as follows:

  • 356-6099 - Director

  • 356-6025

  • 356-6021

  • 356-6023

Since the establishment of the Anti-Corruption Branch, two Ministry of Education employees, Paulette Wilson and Andrew Bridgewater were arraigned in court on Monday 26th June 2017 on Fraud related charges. The matter was adjourned to 10th August 2017.

AMERICAN MAN & WOMAN ARRESTED AT LPIA FOR FAILING TO DECLARE

An American man and woman from Malabar, Florida, were taken into custody for Failing to Declare and Making a False Declaration on Tuesday 27th June 2017.

According to reports, shortly before 3:00pm the man and woman were returning to the United States, when United States Customs and Border Protection officials detained them at the United States Pre- Clearance Departure Lounge at LPIA for Failing to Declare $25, 850.00 and Making a False Declaration. The man and woman were handed over to the police and are expected to appear in court later today to be formally charged.

AMERICAN MAN ARRESTED FOR DRUG POSSESSION

Consistent with the Commissioner's Policing Priorities for 2017, officers from Tourism Policing Unit took an American man from Washington, DC into custody after they found a quantity of dangerous drugs in his possession on Tuesday 27th June 2017.

Reports are that around 3:00pm, Tourism Policing Unit Officers were on routine foot patrol in the area of Pompey Square, when they arrested the man after they found a quantity of marijuana in his possession. The man is expected to appear in court later today to be formally charged.

POLICE SEARCHING SUSPECT IN OVERNIGHT SHOOTING

Police are seeking the public's help in locating a male suspect responsible for a shooting that has left a man detained in hospital on Tuesday 27th June 2017.

According to reports, shortly before 9:00pm, a man was walking on 3rd Street, Coconut Grove, when a male armed with a handgun approached and shot him before fleeing on foot. The man was taken to hospital where he is detained in serious condition.

Investigations are ongoing.

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)

WEEKLY PREVENTION CRIME TIP

TAKE A STAND AGAINST ILLEGAL FIREARMS BY COOPERATING WITH THE POLICE IN PROVIDING INFORMATION REGARDING THE WHEREABOUTS OF ANY ILLEGAL FIREARM.

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