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January 23, 2017



FIREARM SEIZED BY MOBILE DIVISION OFFICERS - ONE MAN IN CUSTODY
Consistent with the Commissioner's Policing Priorities for 2017, Mobile Division Officers took into custody an adult male following the seizure of a handgun on Sunday 22nd January 2017.

Reports are that around 5:30pm, Mobile Division officers were on routine patrol on Ferguson Subdivision off Carmichael Road, when they saw a man acting suspiciously. The officers accosted the man and during a search, found a 9 - millimeter Smith & Wesson pistol with 13 live rounds of ammunition in his possession. The man was subsequently taken into custody.

DEU SEIZED FIREARM AND CASH IN RAID ON SOLDIER ROAD HOME
Consistent with the Commissioner's Policing Priorities for 2017, Drug Enforcement Unit (DEU) Officers took into custody a husband and wife along with their adult son following the seizure of a handgun and a large amount of cash on Sunday 22nd January 2017.

Reports are that shortly before 8:00pm, a team of DEU officers went to a home located on Soldier Road where they executed a search warrant. During the search, the officers uncovered a 9- millimeter pistol along with just over $6,000 in cash believed to be the proceeds of crime. Following the search warrant, the three suspects all residents of the home, were subsequently arrested in connection with this discovery.

WANTED MURDER SUSPECT ALONG WITH THREE OTHERS TO APPEAR IN COURT TODAY
Police is please to report that four male suspects will appear in court today (Monday 23rd January 2017) at 11:00amon on a number of serious charges. Among them is wanted suspect Christopher Joseph, AKA Deebo, who will be formally charged for a 2013 murder that occurred at Gambier Village. The other suspects are:

  • An adult male of Peter Street, for a December 2016 murder that occurred at Peter Street
  • An adult male of Blue Hill Heights, for Possession of an Unlicensed Firearm, Possession of Ammunition and two (2) counts of Possession of a Fire with intent to Endanger Life.
  • An adult male of Allen Drive, for two (2) counts of Possession of a Fire with intent to Endanger Life.

ONE MAN DEAD - POLICE APPEAL FOR INFORMATION IN TWO SHOOTINGS
The police are appealing to the public for information to assist in their investigations into two separate shooting incidents that has left a man dead and another in hospital on Sunday 22nd January 2017.

In the first incident, shortly after 7:00pm, a man was standing in the rear of his home located at Whites Addition off Kemp Road when a man armed with a handgun approached and shot him before fleeing on foot. The victim was transported to hospital where he later succumbed to his injuries.

In the second incident, shortly after 10:00pm, a man was walking near a nightclub off Fox Hill Road when he was shot. The man was transported to hospital where he is detained in stable condition. Investigations are ongoing.

ANYONE WITH INFORMATION ABOUT ANYONE ENGAGING IN CRIMINAL ACTIVITY, NO MATTER HOW SMALL OR INSIGNIFICANT (THE TIP) MAY SEEM, IS 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 CRIME PREVENTION 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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