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TODAY'S CRIME REPORT 2017

September 24, 2017



FIREARM AND AMMUNITION ARREST- GRAND BAHAMA
Officers of the Mobile Division in Grand Bahama arrest three males for possession of a firearm and ammunition.

Reports are that on Saturday 23rd September 2017 shortly after 1:00pm, Officers of the Mobile Division while on routine patrol in the area of Seahorse Plaza, observed a silver Honda Accord vehicle with three occupants acting suspicious.

The vehicle then speed off, officers gave chase and with the assistance of another police unit, stopped the vehicle and arrested three males all residents of Grand Bahama for possession of a silver pistol with one magazine containing (12) rounds of ammunition. They are expected to be arraigned before the Magistrate Court early next week. Investigation into this matter is continuing.

MAN ARRESTED FOR DRUG POSSESSION
Consistent with the Commissioner's Policing Priorities for 2017, officers from the Central Division took an adult male into custody following the seizure of a quantity of dangerous drugs on Saturday 23rd September 2017.

Reports are that shortly before 3:00pm, Central Division officers were on routine patrol in the area of Prince George Wharf, when they saw a male acting suspiciously. The male was accosted and during a search a quantity of marijuana and cocaine was taken from him. The male was subsequently taken into custody.

ILLEGAL HANDGUN SEIZED
Consistent with the Commissioner's Policing Priorities for 2017, officers from a police special operations team seized another handgun off the streets of New Providence on Friday 22nd September 2017.

Reports are that shortly after 9:30pm, a special police operation team acting on intelligence, conducted a search of an open lot located off Bernard Road, where they uncovered a 9- millimeter Luger pistol. No one was arrested in connection with this find.

27 ARRESTED, 88 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 twenty-seven (27) persons during the past 48 hours for, murder, armed robbery, possession of dangerous drugs, stealing, possession of stolen goods and outstanding court warrants.

Additionally, 88 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- Cell phone Safety
WHEN TALKING ON YOUR CELL PHONE, BE AWARE OF YOUR SURROUNDINGS AND WHO IS COMING AND GOING. CONCENTRATING MORE ON YOUR PHONE CONVERSATION THAN WHAT IS GOING ON AROUND YOU; MAKES YOU MORE LIKELY TO BECOME A VICTIM OF CRIME. 


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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