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TODAY'S CRIME REPORT 2017

July 5, 2017



TWO MALE SUSPECTS ARRESTED FOR DRUGS, FIREARMS AND AMMUNITION POSSESSION

Reports are that shortly before 1:00pm on Wednesday 5th July, 2017, officers of the Drug Enforcement Unit and the Mobile Division, while armed with a search warrant, entered a residence in the Weddell Avenue area, where they discovered a quantity of suspected marijuana, (1) pistol with (3) .9mm rounds, (1) black Smith and Wesson pistol with (8) .40 hollow tip rounds, (1) magazine containing .223 rounds and cash.

Two male suspects were arrested and taken into police custody and are expected to be arraigned sometime this week. Investigation into this matter is continuing.

SUSPECTS IN OVERNIGHT ARMED ROBBERY CAPTURED

Consistent with the Commissioner's Policing Priorities for 2017, Police took two male suspects responsible for an overnight armed robbery into custody following a high-speed chase on Wednesday 5th July 2017.

According to reports, shortly after 11:00am, Southwestern Division officers were on routine mobile patrol when they spotted two males on Fire Trail Road driving a Nissan Note vehicle taken during an armed robbery on West Bay Street, near Sandy Port around 11:00pm last night. The officers signaled to the occupants of the vehicle to stop, but they refused and sped off a high rate of speed. The officers gave chase and the suspects brought the vehicle to a stop in Pride Estates, where suspects abandoned the vehicle and fled on foot. Following a short foot chase the officers caught the two male suspects and took them into custody.

Investigations are going.

TRAFFIC ACCIDENT VICTIM DIES IN HOSPITAL
Police from the Traffic Division are investigating a traffic accident that has left a man dead and another detained in hospital on Tuesday 4th July 2017.

According to reports, shortly after 12:00noon, a traffic collision occurred on New Providence Highway, South of Saunders Beach, involving a white Kia vehicle driven by a male driver accompanied a male passenger, and a 2001 Freight Liner flatbed truck driven by a male. During the collision the male passenger was ejected from the Kia vehicle into the street.

The driver of the Kia vehicle and his male passenger were transported to hospital, where the passenger later succumbed. The driver remains in stable condition. The driver of the Freight Liner was not injured. Investigations are ongoing.

TWO FEMALES IN CUSTODY FOR DRUG POSSESSION
Consistent with the Commissioner's Policing Priorities for 2017, officers from the Selective Enforcement Team took two females into custody following the seizure of a quantity of dangerous drugs on Tuesday 4th July 2017.

According to reports, shortly after 10:00pm, officers assigned to the Selective Enforcement Team, executed a search warrant on a home located on Hospital Lane, where they uncovered 194 small packages of marijuana. Two female occupants of the home were taken into custody in connection with the find.

TWO MALES IN CUSTODY FOLLOWING AN ARMED ROBBERY, FIREARM SEIZED, STOLEN VEHICLE RECOVERED
Consistent with the Commissioner's Policing Priorities for 2017, officers from the Mobile Division seized a handgun and took two men into custody following an armed robbery on Tuesday 4th July 2017.

According to report, around 11:00pm, a woman was sitting in her Honda Accord vehicle in front of a business establishment on Soldier Road, when a two men armed with a handgun approached and robbed her of her vehicle containing her handbag and cell phone before speeding off. Mobile Division officers assisted by officers from the Selective Enforcement Team intercepted the vehicle near home on Comfort Street, with two males, who were taken into custody. The victim's handbag and cell phone were also recovered.

FIREARM SEIZED, TWO MEN IN CUSTODY FOLLOWING HIGHSPEED CHASE
Consistent with the Commissioner's Policing Priorities for 2017, Courageous officers from the Mobile Division seized a handgun and took two men into custody following a high-speed chase on Wednesday 5th July 2017.

According to reports, shortly after 1:00am, police received a report of two males in the Carmichael Road area, in a white Camry vehicle armed with firearms. An all points bulletin (APB) was immediately issued for the vehicle. A few minutes later, Mobile Division officers spotted the vehicle in the Carmichael area and signaled to the driver to stop. The driver refused and sped off that resulted in a high-speed chase through several communities in New Providence.

The chase ended when the suspect's vehicle came to a stop after it crashed near the Sir Sidney's Bridge on East Bay Street. Two male suspects excited the vehicle and opened fire on the police. Police returned fire that resulted in one of the males being shot.

The two male suspects were arrested and a handgun was recovered from the vehicle. The injured suspect is detained in hospital under heavy police guard.

TWO FIREARMS SEIZED
Consistent with the Commissioners Policing Priorities for 2017, Police seized two firearms off the streets of New Providence in separate incidents on Tuesday 4th July 2017.

In the first incident, shortly before 1:00pm, Drug Enforcement Unit officers, acting on information conducted a search of bushes near an abandoned house located on Rosebud Street, where they uncovered an Austria Glock pistol with two rounds of ammunition.

In the second incident, shortly before 7:00pm, Southwestern Division officers, acting on information conducted a search of bushes near a park located on Marshall Road, where they uncovered an unlicensed shotgun. No arrests were made in these two incidents.

POLICE SEARCHING FOR SUSPECTS IN ARMED ROBBERY
Police are searching for two male suspects responsible for an armed robbery that occurred on Tuesday 4th July 2017. According to reports, shortly after 11:00pm, a man and woman were sitting in Brown Nissan Note vehicle at a beach on West Bay Street, near Sandy Port, when they were approached by two men armed with a handgun, who robbed them of their vehicle before speeding off. Investigations are going.

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