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|Firearms Taken off the Streets 2017|
January 15, 2017
THREE FIREARMS SEIZED, THREE ARRESTED, OVER
Consistent with the Commissioner's Policing priorities for 2017, police is reporting continued success in the removal of illegal guns from the nation's streets with the seizure of three firearms in separate incidents Saturday 14th January 2017.
In the first incident, shortly before 8:00pm, Mobile Division Officers were on routine patrol on Kemp Road, when they observed a Nissan March Car with three suspicious men inside. The men on seeing the officers sped off. After a short chase the vehicle came to a stop on Sutton Street, where the men threw two firearms out of the vehicle and fled on foot.
The officers gave chase and arrested one of the men. Police recovered a 9-millimeter Smith & Wesson pistol and a 9- Millimeter Taurus pistol with 17 live rounds of ammunition.
In the second incident, shortly after 11:00am, Mobile Division Officers were on routine patrol on Goal Alley, when they stopped a Nissan Sentra vehicle with two suspicious men inside. The officers conducted a search of the vehicle and found a 9- millimeter Beretta pistol with 2 rounds of ammunition. The two males were subsequently taken into custody.
POLICE IN ELEUTHERA SEARCHING FOR SHOP BREAKING SUSPECT
Police in Eleuthera are seeking the publicís help in locating 21- year old Alexander Michael Medon of Governors Harbour, Eleuthera. He is wanted for questioning reference to a number of Shop Breakings on that Island.
Medon is a light brown male, slim build about 5'9" tall.
POLICE APPEAL FOR INFORMATION IN THREE SHOOTINGS
The police are appealing to the public for information to assist in their investigations into three separate shooting incidents that has left two men dead and another in hospital.
In the first incident, shortly before 9:00pm on Friday 13th January 2017, a man was standing in the rear of his home located on Dunmore Street, when a man armed with a handgun approached and shot him before fleeing on foot. The man was transported to hospital where he is detained in stable condition.
In the second incident, shortly after 9:00am, on Saturday 14th January 2017, a man was walking on Kemp Road, when the occupants of a blue Honda Fit vehicle approached and shot him before speeding off. The man was pronounced dead on the scene.
In the third and final incident, shortly after 2:00am on Sunday 15th January 2017, a man was walking on Ferguson Street, when he was shot. The man was pronounced dead on the scene Investigations are ongoing.
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.
POLICE ARE URGING ANYONE WITH ANY INFORMATION REGARDING ANY CRIME, NO MATTER HOW SMALL OR INSIGNIFICANT (THE TIP) MAY SEEM, IS URGED TO ANONYMOUSLY CONTACT THE POLICE AT 919 OR CRIME STOPPERS AT 328-TIPS (8477) (NEW PROVIDENCE) OR 1-242-300-8477 (FAMILY ISLANDS).
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