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TODAY'S CRIME REPORT 2017

August 9, 2017



FIREARM SEIZED, ONE MAN IN CUSTODY
Consistent with the Commissioner's Police Priorities for 2017, Police took into custody an adult male, following the seizure of a handgun and ammunition on Tuesday 8th August 2017.

According to reports, around 3:30pm, Police acting on information went to Dorsett Street, Fox Hill, where they accosted a suspicious male and found a 9-milimeter pistol with 3 rounds of ammunition in his possession. The male was then taken into custody.

MAN AND WOMAN IN CUSTODY FOR DRUG POSSESSION
Consistent with the Commissioner's Police Priorities for 2017, Police took a man and woman into custody, following the seizure of a quantity of dangerous drugs on Tuesday 8th August 2017.

According to reports, shortly after 6:30pm, Selective Enforcement Team officers acting on information conducted a search of a home located on Taylor Street, Nassau Village, where they found a quantity of marijuana. Two occupants of the home, a male and female, were subsequently taken into custody in connection this discovery.

10 ARRESTED BY MOBILE DIVISION OFFICERS DURING 24 HOURS PERIOD
Consistent with the Commissioner's Policing Priorities for 2017, Mobile Division targeted patrols intended to reduce crime, and to minimize the ability for criminals to commit criminal activities, has resulted in the arrest of ten (10) persons during the past 24 hours for, house breaking, stealing and outstanding court warrants. Additionally 43 drivers were ticketed for various traffic violations.

POLICE SEARCHING FOR SUSPECTS IN SHOOTING
Police are searching for two males responsible for a shooting that has left a man detained in hospital on Tuesday 8th August 2017.

According to reports, shortly before 9:00pm, a man was standing in front of his business place located on Zion Boulevard, when two males on a Trail motorbike armed with handguns approached and shot him before speeding off. The man was taken to hospital where he is detained in stable condition. Investigations are ongoing.

POLICE SEARCHING FOR ARMED ROBBERY SUSPECTS
Police are searching for three males responsible for an armed robbery that occurred on Tuesday 8th August 2017.

According to reports, shortly after 12:00am on Wednesday 9th August 2017, a man and a woman had just pulled up to their home located at Linkford Street off Soldier Road in their black Colorado truck license plate number AK3808, when three males armed with firearms approached and forced the them into their home. The suspects then robbed the man and woman of a large amount of cash, their truck and a brown Buick Lacrosse car before speeding off. Investigations are ongoing.

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 - 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.

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