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TODAY'S CRIME REPORT 2017

August 13, 2017



TWO ILLEGAL WEAPONS SEIZED
Consistent with the Commissioner's Policing Priorities for 2017, police took two more illegal guns of the streets of New Providence in separate incidents on Saturday 12th August 2017.

In the first incident shortly after 7:00pm, Selective Enforcement Team officers acting on information went to an area in Yellow Elder, where they found a Browning Pistol with 4 rounds of ammunition hidden in an old stove. No one was arrested for this find.

Then shortly before 9:00pm, Selective Enforcement Team officers were on routine patrol on Augusta Street near Bola Alley, when they saw two suspicious men in an unfinished building. The two men on seeing the officers fled on foot. The officers gave chase but were unable to catch the men. The officers conducted a search of the building and found a 9-millimeter handgun with 2 rounds of ammunition.

13 ARRESTED BY MOBILE DIVISION OFFICERS DURING 48 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 thirteen (13) persons during the past 48 hours for, possession of dangerous drugs and outstanding court warrants.

Additionally 76 drivers were ticketed for various traffic violations.

PEDESTRIAN HIT AND KILLED BY A ROLLING TRUCK Officers from the Police Traffic Division are investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of a man who died following an accident that occurred on Saturday 12th August 2017.

According to reports, shortly after 3:00pm, a man was walking on Cowpen Road near Summerset Estates, when a rolling propane gas truck that was delivering gas to a home struck him. The man was pronounced dead on the scene. Investigations are ongoing.

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