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TODAY'S CRIME REPORT 2017

September 1, 2017



ALLEGE DROWNING OF U.S CITIZEN - ABACO

Police in Abaco are investigating an alleged drowning of a male that occurred on Castaway Cay, Abaco on Friday 1st September 2017.

Reports are that shortly before 4:00pm, a male and his wife who are U.S citizens and passengers on board a cruise line, were on Castaway Cay, Abaco allegedly swimming when the incident occurred. Police were called to the scene and are actively investigating this matter.

SHOPBREAKING AND STEALING ARREST - ABACO

Police in Abaco arrest a 30 year old male of the Mudd for Shopbreaking and Stealing.

Reports are that on Thursday 31st August 2017, officers acting on information, arrested the 30 year old male of The Mudd and formerly of Grand Bahama, for a spree of Shopbreaking and Stealing in the Abaco community. He was later formerly charged on (7) counts of Shopbreaking and Stealing. He is expected to be arraigned before the Magistrate Court in Marsh Harbor, Abaco on Monday 4th September 2017.

TRAFFIC FATALITY - GRAND BAHAMA

Police in Grand Bahama are investigating a traffic accident that has left a male dead.

Reports are that on Friday 1st September 2017 shortly before 4:00pm, police were called to the Grand Bahama Highway in the area of the Domestic Terminal. A silver 2006 Audi A4 Sedan vehicle driven by a male was found in bushes with extensive damages. The lone male driver who is a Grand Bahama resident, received massive injuries to the body and succumbed to his injuries on scene. He was pronounced dead by doctor.

Police are actively investigating this matter and are appealing to the general motoring public to always adhere to the speed limit, to drive with care and attention and to always wear their seat belt.

SIGNIFICANT DRUG SEIZURE AND ARREST BY OFFICERS OF GRAND BAHAMA AND BIMINI

Reports are that shortly before 8:00am, officers of the Drug Enforcement Unit and officers of the Bimini District in a joint operation, intercepted a 26 ft. aqua and white 'contender' vessel in waters north of Alice Town, Bimini. Officers boarded the vessel and arrested two males on board and discovered two white coolers and two backpacks all containing a number of packages of suspected cocaine. The estimated street value of the drugs is 2.3 million dollars.

The suspected cocaine and the two males who are residents of Bimini were taken into police custody and are expected to be arraigned before the Magistrate Court in New Providence early next week.

SUSPECT ARRAIGNED ON (4) COUNTS OF ARMED ROBBERY - GRAND BAHAMA

Andy Taylor aka Andy Smith age 23 years of #4 Gambier Drive, Freeport, was arraigned on Thursday 31st August 2017 on (4) counts of Armed Robbery before Deputy Chief Magistrate Debbye Ferguson in Magistrate Court #1. He was not required to enter a plea as the matter is an indictable offence. He was remanded to the Bahamas Department of Corrections until trial on Thursday 14th December 2017.

This is in connection with an incident that occurred on Friday 11th August 2017.

SUSPECT ARRAIGNED ON FIREARM AND AMMUNITION POSSESSION - GRAND BAHAMA

Eduardo Evans age 31 years of #52 Raleigh Drive, Freeport, was arraigned on Friday 1st September 2017, on (2) counts of Firearm and Ammunition possession before Deputy Chief Magistrate Debbye Ferguson in Magistrate Court #1. He was not required to enter a plea as the matters are indictable offences. He was remanded to the Bahamas Department of Corrections until trial on Monday 29th January 2018.

This is in connection with an incident that occurred on Thursday 31st August 2017.

OPENING OF THE NEW SCHOOL YEAR 2017/2018

In keeping with the Commissioner's Policing Plan for 2017, Grand Bahama and the Northern Bahamas District will conduct school point duties, mobile and cycle patrols, for the official opening of the New School Year at all government and private schools in Grand Bahama, Abaco and Bimini. This endeavor is to sensitize parents and teachers on school safety and also to remind the motoring public of the need to adhere to the laws of the streets with emphasis on school zones.

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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