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TODAY'S CRIME REPORT 2017

August 15, 2017



DANGEROUS DRUG ARREST- GRAND BAHAMA
Police in Grand Bahama arrest an 18 year old male of Gold Rock Creek, after he was found with a quantity of Dangerous Drugs on Monday 14th August 2017.

Reports are that shortly after 8:00am, police were on routine patrol at the McCleans Town Government Dock, where a male was observed acting suspicious. He was searched and found in possession of 4.5 lbs. of suspected marijuana with an estimated street value of forty five hundred dollars. Investigation is continuing in this matter.

TRAFFIC FATALITY VICTIMS IDENTIFIED- GRAND BAHAMA
Police in Grand Bahama have identified the victims of the traffic fatality that occurred on Monday 7th August 2017 on East Sunrise Highway and Gedney Drive, Freeport, Grand Bahama.

They are:

  1. 75 year old Emilia Rusconi of Italy
  2. 77 year old Vincenzo Di Troia of Italy
  3. 48 year old Paola Di Troia of Italy 


AMMUNITION SEIZED, TWO MALES IN CUSTODY
Consistent with the Commissioner's Policing Priorities for 2017, Police took two males into custody following the seizure of a quantity of ammunition on Sunday 13th August 2017.

According to reports, shortly after 4:00pm, Drug Enforcement Unit Officers acting on information conducted a search of an abandoned building located on Ragged Island Street, where they uncovered 50 .38 rounds of ammunition. Two male males found in the building were taken into custody in connection with this incident.

THREE IN CUSTODY FOR DRUG POSSESSION, 5 OTHERS ARRESTED FOR VARIOUS OFFENCES
Consistent with the Commissioner's Police Priorities for 2017, Police took three males into custody, following the seizure of a quantity of dangerous drugs on Monday 14th August 2017.

According to reports, shortly before 3:00am, Mobile Division officers on routine patrol intercepted a Honda Accord vehicle with three suspicious males on Collins Avenue. The three males were accosted and during a search of the vehicle a quantity of marijuana was found. The three males were subsequently taken into custody in connection this discovery.

Additionally, Mobile Division officers arrested five (5) other persons during the past 24 hours for, armed robbery, assault with a deadly weapon and outstanding court warrants. Also, 52 drivers were arrested for various traffic violations.

SAWED OFF SSHOTGUN SEIZED
Consistent with the Commissioner's Policing Priorities for 2017, Police took a sawed off shotgun off the streets of New Providence on Sunday 13th August 2017.

According to reports, shortly before 4:00pm, Southeastern Division Officers acting on information conducted a search of a premises located on Strachan’s Boulevard off Soldier Road, where they uncovered a sawed off shotgun. No one was arrested in connection with this discovery.

STABBING VICTIM DIES IN HOSPITAL, MALE SUSPECT IN CUSTODY
An adult male is in custody assisting police with their investigations into a stabbing incident that has left a man dead on Sunday 13th August 2017.

According to reports, shortly after 2:00pm, a man was involved in an altercation with another man on Munson Village Road, that led to him being stabbed. The victim was rushed to hospital in serious condition where he later succumbed. Police later took an adult male into custody in connection with this incident. Investigations are ongoing.

POLICE SEARCHING FOR SUSPECTS IN TWO SEPARATE ARMED ROBBERIES
Police are seeking the public's help in locating several male suspects responsible for two separate armed robberies that occurred on Sunday 13th August 2017.

In the first incident, shortly after 12:00noon, a man was about make a deposit at a local bank in Western New Providence, when three males in a stolen gold Honda CRV car license plate number AK6511 armed with handguns pulled up and robbed him of a deposit bag containing a large amount of cash before speeding off. The stolen vehicle was later located abandoned in the West Bay Street area.

In the second incident, shortly before 9:00pm, a man had just pulled up in his Hyundai Tucson car at his home located in Imperial Park, when two males with handguns approached and robbed him his vehicle containing a small amount of cash before speeding off. The stolen vehicle was later located abandoned in the Redland Acres area.

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 – 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 don't 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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