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TODAY'S CRIME REPORT 2017

August 19, 2017



6 ARRESTED, 22 DRIVERS TICKETED DURING POLICE OPERATION IN ELEUTHERA

Consistent with the Commissioner's Policing Priorities for 2017, Police in Eleuthera conducted an anticrime operation on Friday 18th August 2017 that targeted persons suspected of being involved in crime and drivers who failed to adhere to the traffic laws.

During yesterday's operation six (6) males were arrested for possession of dangerous drugs and 22 drivers were ticketed for various traffic violations.

MAN ARRESTED FOR DRUG POSSESSION

Consistent with the Commissioner's Policing Priorities for 2017, Police took a man into custody after he was found in possession of a quantity of dangerous drugs on Friday 18th August 2017.

According to reports, around 7:00pm, Southwestern Division officers were on routine patrol on Carmichael Road, when they saw a man standing outside a restaurant who aroused their suspicion. The man was accosted and searched. During the search a quantity of marijuana was found in his possession. The man was then taken into custody.

22 ARRESTED, 41 DRIVERS TICKETED 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 twenty-two (24) persons during the past 48 hours for, stealing, house breaking threats of death, causing harm and outstanding court warrants.

Additionally, 41 drivers were ticketed for various traffic violations.

POLICE SEARCH FOR SUSPECTS IN THREE SEPARATE SHOOTING DEATH CONTINUES

Police have launched an island-wide manhunt for the suspects responsible for three separate shootings that have left three men dead on Friday 18th August 2017.

In the first incident, around 8:00am, Police received a report of a man found dead on Hospital Lane. Responding officers arrived in the scene where they met the lifeless body of a male in the passenger seat of a truck who had been shot. The man was pronounced dead on the scene.

Then shortly after 8:00am, Police received a report of a man found dead in bushes off Step Street, Fox Hill. Responding officers arrived in the scene where they met the lifeless body of a male who had been shot. The man was pronounced dead on the scene.

Later that same evening shortly after 9:00pm, a man was standing in front of his home off Kemp Road, when the occupants of a silver Honda Fit car pulled up and shot him before speeding off. The man was transported to hospital where he later succumbed.

Police are actively investigation these three shootings.

FIREARM AND AMMUNITION ARREST - GRAND BAHAMA

Drug Enforcement Unit Officers arrest a 27 year old male after he was found in possession of a firearm and ammunition on Friday 18th August 2017.

Reports are that shortly before 4:00pm, officers acting on information and armed with a search warrant, went to a home on Amberjack Street, where they uncovered a black and brown pistol with (8) round of .22 ammunition. A 27 year old male was arrested and is expected to be arraign before the Magistrate Court early next week.

DANGEROUS DRUGS ARREST - GRAND BAHAMA

Officers of the Mobile Division arrest two males for Possession of Dangerous Drugs with intent to supply on Friday 18th August 2017.

Reports are that shortly before 10:00pm, Officers of the Mobile Division while on East Sunrise Highway, stopped a gray 2007 Honda Civic vehicle with two male occupants for a traffic infraction. Officers then discovered in the trunk of the vehicle two packages of suspected marijuana. Both males were arrested and taken into police custody and are expected to be arraign before the Magistrate Court early next week.

Police are actively investigating these matters.

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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