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TODAY'S CRIME REPORT 2017

September 27, 2017



POLICE RENEW PUBLIC APPEAL FOR INFORMATION LEADING TO THE CAPTURE OF SUSPECTS IN 8 YEAR OLD BOY AND ADULT MALE SHOOTING DEATH

POLICE are renewing their appeal for help from the public in solving the shooting death of 8 - year old Eugene Woodside and an adult male that occurred on Monday 25th September 2017.

The two victims died in hospital following the shooting incident that occurred at Rosebud Road, off Farrington Road.

Around 10:00am this morning (Wednesday 27th September 2017) police recovered a silver Nissan Mini Van that is suspected to be the getaway vehicle near a cemetery on Boyd Road.

Police are also urging anyone with information regarding this crime to contact the Police Incident Room at 502-9969 or 502-9971.

Investigations are ongoing.

HANDGUN SEIZED BY DEU DURING HOUSE RAID, FOUR IN CUSTODY

Consistent with the Commissioner's Policing Priorities for 2017, officers from the Drug Enforcement Unit(DEU) took two adult males and two adult females into custody after they seized an illegal handgun on Wednesday 27th September 2017.

Shortly after 11:00am, DEU officers executed a search warrant on a home located at Kingston Street of Kemp Road, where they uncovered Millennium Taurus pistol with a loaded magazine containing 11 rounds of ammunition. The four suspects were subsequently taken into custody.

DRUGS SEIZED

Consistent with the Commissioner's Policing Priorities for 2017, officers from the Eastern Division seized a quantity of dangerous drugs on Tuesday 26th September 2017.

Reports are that around 3:30pm, Eastern Division officers were conducting an operation in the area of Davis Street, Fox Hill, when they saw a male who aroused their suspicion. The male on seeing the officers threw a large package into a nearby garbage bin before fleeing on foot. The officers gave chase but were unable to catch the male. The package was retrieved from the garbage bin and found to contain six pounds of marijuana.

Investigations are ongoing.

20 ARRESTED, 68 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 (20) persons during the past 48 hours for, threats of death, causing damage and outstanding court warrants.

Additionally, 68 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. 

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