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TODAY'S CRIME REPORT 2017

September 14, 2017



WOMAN ARRESTED AT LPIA FOR DRUG POSSESSION
A 22- year old Bahamian woman was taken into custody after she was found in possession of a quantity of dangerous drugs at the Lynden Pindling International Airport (LPIA) on Wednesday 13th September 2017.

According to reports, around 6:30am, the was woman traveling to the United States, when U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials detained her at the United States Pre- Clearance Departure Lounge at LPIA, after they uncovered two packages containing just over two pounds of cocaine concealed in a short pants underneath her dress.

The woman was handed over to the police and is expected to appear in court later this week to be formally charged. 

ILLEGAL HANDGUN SEIZED DURING HOUSE RAID, EIGHT IN CUSTODY
Consistent with the Commissioner's Policing Priorities for 2017, Police took into custody seven males and one female following the seizure of an illegal handgun on Wednesday 13th September 2017.

According to reports, shortly after 12:30pm, a team of officers assigned to the Drug Enforcement Unit acting on intelligence executed a search warrant on a home located at Jean Street off Prince Charles Drive, where they uncovered a .380 pistol with 5 live rounds of ammunition along with a quantity of marijuana. Seven males and one female occupant of the home were taken into custody.

7 ARRESTED, 61 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 nine (9) persons during the past 48 hours for, possession of dangerous drugs, causing damage and outstanding court warrants.

Additionally, 61 drivers were ticketed for various traffic violations.

POLICE SEEK POLICE PUBLIC'S HELP IN OVERNIGHT MURDER
Police are searching for the suspect/s responsible for a shooting that has left a 16- year old male dead on Tuesday 12th September 2017.

According to reports around 11:30pm, Police received a report that a male was shot behind a home on Brice 1 Street, Fox Hill. When responding officers arrived on the scene, they met the lifeless body of a male who was shot. The male was pronounced dead on the scene. Investigations are on going.

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 YOU SEE OR SUSPECT A CRIME IS BEING COMMITTED; PAY PARTICULAR ATTENTION TO THE FEATURES OF THE OFFENDER/S AND ANY VEHICLES INVOLVED.

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