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TODAY'S CRIME REPORT 2017

August 20, 2017



HIGH-POWERED WEAPON AND DRUGS SEIZED IN HOME RAID, TWO MALES IN CUSTODY

Consistent with the Commissioner's Policing Priorities for 2017, Drug Enforcement Unit officers, took two adult males into custody following the seizure of a high-powered weapon and a quantity of dangerous drugs on Saturday 19th August 2017.

According to reports, shortly before 10:00pm, a team of officers from the Drug Enforcement Unit acting on intelligence executed a search warrant on a home located at Moncur Alley off Kemp Road, where they uncovered an AK-47 assault weapon along with a quantity of marijuana. Two male occupants of the home were subsequently taken into custody in connection with this discovery.

THREE MALES ARRESTED FOR DRUG POSSESSION

Consistent with the Commissioner's Policing Priorities for 2017, Selective Enforcement Team officers, took three adult males into custody for drug possession in separate incidents on Saturday 19th August 2017.

In the first incident, shortly after 3:00pm, Selective Enforcement Team officers acting on information conducted a search of a stall on Potter's Cay Dock, where they uncovered a quantity of marijuana. Two male occupants of the stall were subsequently taken into custody.

In the second incident, shortly before 8:00pm, Selective Enforcement Team officers acting on information executed a search warrant at a home located in Glenisten Gardens, where they uncovered a quantity of marijuana and 2 live rounds of ammunition. A lone male occupant of the home was subsequently taken into custody in connection with this find.

4 ARRESTED, 27 DRIVERS TICKETED 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 four (4) persons during the past 24 hours for, stealing and outstanding court warrants.

Additionally, 27 drivers were ticketed for various traffic violations.

ARMED ROBBERY - GRAND BAHAMA

Police in Grand Bahama are investigating an armed robbery that occurred on Saturday 19th August 2017.

Reports are that shortly after 3:00am, a male reported that while at a business establishment on East Sunrise Highway, he was accosted by three males one of whom was brandishing a firearm and robbed him of a black Chevy Impala vehicle and other personal items before fleeing.

Police are actively investigating this matter and are appealing to the general public for anyone with any information to contact them at telephone numbers 350-3107 thru 12, 911/919, or call their nearest police station.

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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