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TODAY'S CRIME REPORT 2017

August 23, 2017



TWO POLICE OFFICERS DISCIPLINED IN CONTROVERSAL SOCIAL MEDIA VIDEO
Police wishes to notify members of the public that two Police officers have been disciplined following an investigation into a controversial video that went viral on social media in July 2017.

Police Commissioner Ellison Greenslade took the following disciplinary action against the officers on Tuesday 22nd August 2017.

In the case of the Police Corporal, he was demoted to the rank of Constable with effect from 22nd August 2017 and in the case of the Police Constable he was reduced in seniority with effect from 22nd August 2017. 

TWO MEN CAPTURED SHORTLY AFTER ARMED ROBBERY, LARGE QUANTITY OF DRUGS SEIZED
Consistent with the Commissioner's Policing Priorities for 2017, police took two men into custody shortly after an armed robbery and the seizure of a large amount of dangerous drugs on Tuesday 22nd August 2017.

According to reports, shortly before 7:00pm, Police received a report that a man was held up and robbed of a large amount of cash near a business establishment near LPIA, by two men armed with a handgun, who fled in a Nissan Cube vehicle.

Police immediately put out an All-Points-Bulletin (APB) for the vehicle and a short while later officers from the Selective Enforcement Team on routine patrol intercepted the vehicle on Emerald Coast Road near Gladstone Road. The two males occupants of the vehicle were accosted without incident and taken into custody. During a search of the vehicle police recovered the stolen cash and uncovered 40 pounds of marijuana. Investigations are ongoing.

POLICE MAKE NEW APPEAL FOR MAN WANTED FOR FRAUD
POLICE have issued a fresh public appeal for information regarding the whereabouts of 42- year old Kevin Durham of Monastery Park who is wanted for questioning reference to Fraud.

Durham is a dark brown male, slim build, about 5' 11" to 6' 3" tall.

TWO MURDER SUSPECTS AMONG FOUR SUSPECTS TO BE ARRAIGNED IN COURT
Police is pleased to report that two murder suspects are among four suspects to appear in court on Wednesday 23rd August 2017, at 12:00noon to be formally charged.

They are: An adult male for the murder of a man, that occurred near the Mall at Marathon on 29th July 2017. An adult male for the murder of a man, that occurred at Munson Village Road on 14th August 2017. Two adult males for the abduction of a woman, that occurred at Taylor Street on 20th August 2017.

POLICE TRAFFIC DEPARTMENT TARGETS SPEEDERS, 59 DRIVERS TICKETED
Consistent with the Commissioner's Policing Priorities for 2017,officers of the Traffic Division conducted an aggressive operation, targeting traffic violators on Coral Harbour Road and West Bay Street on Tuesday 22nd August 2017. During the operation 59 drivers were cited for a number of traffic violations including speeding.

30 ARRESTED, 311 DRIVERS TICKETED DURING POLICE ISLAND-WIDE OPERATION
Consistent with the Commissioner's Policing Priorities for 2017, an island-wide operation the conducted by several policing divisions in New Providence on Tuesday 22nd August 2017 has led to the arrest of a number of persons and several drivers being ticketed for various traffic violations.

The operation was aimed 3 at suppressing crime in a number of areas and to send a clear message to those responsible for committing criminal acts on members of our communities that the police will proactively identify them and ensure that they are prosecuted and brought to justice. During yesterday's operation thirty 30 persons were arrested for a number of criminal offenses and outstanding court warrants.

Additionally, 311 drivers were ticketed for various traffic violations.

12 ARRESTED, 10 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 twelve (12) persons during the past 24 hours for, possession of dangerous drugs, assault with a deadly weapon and outstanding court warrants. Additionally, 10 drivers were ticketed for various traffic violations. 

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.

Please visit the Royal Bahamas Police Force Website at www.royalbahamaspolice.org or facebook page at www.facebook.com/rbpforce or follow Commissioner of Police Ellison Greenslade on Twitter, for Latest News, Daily Crime Reports and additional Crime Prevention Tips.

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