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TODAY'S CRIME REPORT 2017

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.

POLICE IN ELEUTHERA PROBE DEATH OF A MAN WHILE SWIMMING

POLICE in Eleuthera are investigating the circumstances surrounding the apparent drowning of a man that occurred on Sunday 2nd July 2017.

Reports are that shortly after 7:00am, a man was swimming in waters on a beach in Wemyss Bight, when he lost consciousness. The victim was taken to shore and transported to the local clinic, where he was pronounced dead.

Investigations are ongoing.

STABBING INCIDENT -GRAND BAHAMA

Police in Grand Bahama are investigating a stabbing incident that has left a 15 year old male hospitalized on Saturday 1st July 2017.

Reports are that shortly after 11:00pm, a male was reportedly attacked by a group of males while in the area of Wild Cat Avenue and stabbed about the body. He was transported to the Rand Memorial Hospital where he is listed in serious condition.

Police later arrested two male suspects in this matter who are assisting police with their investigation.

MISSING PERSON - ABACO

Police in Abaco need your assistance in locating a male of Green Turtle Cay, Abaco, who was reported missing on Saturday 1st July 2017.

Reports are that shortly after 11:00am, a male was reported missing at the Cooper's Town Police Station, who was last seen between Little Hog Cay and Green Turtle Cay driving a jet ski. He is described as having light brown complexion, medium built and was last seen wearing a white cargo pants and a blue shirt.

Police are appealing to the public for any information that can assist them in locating this male, you can call the Marsh Harbor Police Station at telephone numbers 367-3437 /367- 2560, or call the Central Detective Unit in Grand Bahama at telephone numbers 350-3107 thru12, or call 911/919, or contact your nearest police station.

US VISITOR ARRESTED FOR DRUG POSSESSION

Consistent with the Commissioner's Policing Priorities for 2017, officers from Tourism Policing Unit took an American man from New Jersey into custody for possession of dangerous drugs on Saturday 1st July 2017.

Reports are that around 9:00am, officers from the Tourism Policing Unit, acting on information went onboard a cruise ship moored at Prince George Wharf, where they arrested the man after they found a quantity of marijuana in his possession. The suspect is expected to appear in court early this week to be formally charged.

POLICE SEEK PUBLIC'S HELP IN SOLVING AN ARMED ROBBERY

Police are asking the public to come forth with any information they may have in solving an armed robbery that occurred on Saturday 1st July 2017.

According to reports, shortly after 7:30pm, a woman had just pulled up at her home located on Beatrice Avenue in her 2007 Honda Edix vehicle, when two men armed with handguns approached and robbed her of her vehicle before speeding off. Police later located the vehicle abandoned in Pinewood Gardens.

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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