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TODAY'S CRIME REPORT 2017

July 26, 2017



POLICE SEEK PUBLIC'S HELP IN LOCATING MAN WANTED FOR FIREARM AND DRUG POSSESSION
The Royal Bahamas Police Force is asking the public for help in finding 35- year old Anwar Strachan who is wanted for questioning reference to a seizure of a handgun and a quantity of dangerous drugs found at his home located on Rosewood Street, Pinewood Gardens on Wednesday 19th July 2017.

Strachan is considered to be armed and dangerous. Police advise the public not to approach him. Instead, contact police immediately with any information.

6 ARRESTED AND 217 DRIVERS TICKETED DURING POLICE OPERATION
Consistent with the Commissionerís Policing Plan for 2017, police conducted an island-wide operation in New Providence on Tuesday 25th July 2017.

The operation targeted wanted persons and drivers who were in breach of the rules of the road. A total of 217 drivers were ticketed for various violations and three (6) persons were arrested for outstanding court warrants. Police wish to reassure members of the public, that they are utilizing all resources to ensure that individuals who continue to be engaged in criminal activities are arrested and brought to justice.

HANDGUN AND DRUGS SEIZED
Consistent with the Commissioner's Policing Priorities for 2017, Police seized a handgun and a quantity of dangerous drugs in separate incidents on Tuesday 25th July 2017. In the first incident, around 1:30pm, Drug Enforcement Unit officers on routine patrol conducted a search of a premises located in Kemp Road, where they uncovered five pounds of marijuana.

Then a few minutes later, Eastern Division officers on routine patrol conducted a search of a premises located off Prince Charles Drive, where they uncovered a 9- millimeter pistol with 15 rounds of ammunition. No arrests were made in these two incidents. Investigations are ongoing

CRIME TIP - If a crime occurs Ė report it! Everyone should consider it his/her responsibility to report crime. Many criminals target favorite areas and have predictable methods of operation. When you report all the facts about a crime, it helps the police assign officers in the places where crimes are occurring or where they are most likely to occur. If you donít report crime, this allows the criminal to continue to operate without interference. In many cases, it is the information provided by victims and witnesses that leads to the arrest of a criminal. So tell the police as much as you can; no fact is too trivial. The police need the eyes and ears of all citizens. 

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

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