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TODAY'S CRIME REPORT 2017

July 9, 2017



SEVEN ARRESTED DURING DEU EARLY MORNING OPERATION

Consistent with the Commissioner's Policing Priorities for 2017, Drug Enforcement Unit (DEU) officers conducted a major operation in New Providence on Friday 7th July 2017 that led to the arrest of seven persons for possession of dangerous drugs.

In the first incident, shortly after 6:00am, DEU officers on operation on Hibiscus Street executed a search warrant on home where they uncovered just over one (1) pound of marijuana. A female and two male occupants of the home were subsequently taken into custody.

In the second incident, around 6:30am, DEU officers on operation on Spikenard Road executed a search warrant on home where they uncovered eight (8) pounds of marijuana. A female and two male occupants of the home were subsequently taken into custody.

In the final incident, shortly after 10:00am, DEU officers on operation on Moncur Alley executed a search warrant on home where they uncovered just over two (2) ounces of marijuana. A female and two male occupants of the home were subsequently taken into custody.

MAN ARRESTED FOR DRUG POSSESSION

Consistent with the Commissioner's Policing Priorities for 2017, Mobile Division officers took a man into custody following the seizure of a quantity of dangerous drugs on Saturday 8th July 2017.

According to reports, shortly before10:00pm, officers assigned to the Mobile Division were on routine patrol on Leeward Isles East, when they conducted a search of a male who aroused their suspicion, and found a quantity of marijuana in his possession. The male was taken into custody and is expected to appear in court early this week to be formally charged.

WOMAN WANTED FOR DRUG POSSESSION ARRESTED

Consistent with the Commissioner's Policing Priorities for 2017, Selective Enforcement officers took a woman into custody who was wanted in connection seizure of a quantity of dangerous drugs on Saturday 8th July 2017. According to reports, around 3:00m, officers assigned to the Selective Enforcement Team acting on information executed a search warrant on a home at Eden Street, Yellow Elder, where they arrested a woman who was wanted in connection with a 2016 drug seizure in Grand Bahama.

FIREARM SEIZED

Consistent with the Commissioner's Policing Priorities for 2017, Selective Enforcement Team officers seized a handgun following reports of Gunshots on Sunday 9th July 2017.

According to reports, shortly after 1:30am, police received a report of gunshots being fired in the McQuay Street area off Nassau Street. Responding officers from the Selective Enforcement Team arrived on the scene and found a Ford F-150 truck, that was left abandoned. A search was conducted of the truck and a Smith & Wesson pistol with one round of ammunition was found. No one was arrested for this find.

Investigations are ongoing.

POLICE INVOLVED SHOOTING

According to reports shortly after 1:00pm, on Saturday 8th July 2017, police officers were on routine patrol on Marcus Bethel Way, when attempted to arrest a male for an outstanding criminal warrant. The male attacked the officers with a box cutter and was shot. The male was transported to hospital where he is detained in stable condition under police guard.

Investigations are ongoing.

POLICE SEARCHING FOR SUSPECTS IN TWO SEPARATE SHOOTINGS

Police are seeking the public's help in locating the suspects responsible for two separate shooting incidents that has left two males detained in hospital on Saturday 8th July 2017.

In the first incident, shortly after 4:00pm, four males were sitting in a vehicle at the rear of a building on Key West Street, when two males armed with a handgun approached and shot one of them before fleeing on foot. The injured male was taken to hospital where he is detained in serious condition.

In the second incident, shortly after 6:00pm, a man was standing in front of a bar on Dunmore Street, when a man armed with a handgun approached and shot him before fleeing on foot. The victim was taken to hospital, where he remains in stable condition.

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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