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TODAY'S CRIME REPORT 2017

September 28, 2017



TWO MORE ILLEGAL GUNS SEIZED 
Consistent with the Commissioner's Policing Priorities for 2017, officers from the Firearms Tracing and Gang Investigations Unit took two illegal firearms off the streets of New Providence in separate incidents on Wednesday 27th September 2017.

In the first incident, around 5:00pm, officers from the Firearm Tracing and Gang Investigations Unit were conducting an operation at Dorsette Street, Fox Hill, when they saw a male who aroused their suspicion. The male on seeing the officers fired a shot at them with a handgun.

The officers returned fire and the male fled on foot dropping his firearm to the ground. The officers gave chase but were unable to catch the male. The firearm was retrieved from the ground and found to be a Smith and Wesson pistol containing 3 rounds of ammunition.

In the second incident, shortly before 12:00midnight, officers from the Firearm Tracing and Gang Investigations Unit were conducting an operation at Saunders Lane area off Rock Crusher Road, when they saw three males a male who aroused they suspicion. The males on seeing the officers fled on foot. The officers gave chase but were unable to catch the males.

The officers conducted a search of the area where the males were standing and found a Micro Draco AK-47 Assault Rifle with a magazine containing 21 rounds of ammunition.

DRUGS SEIZED BY DEU DURING HOUSE RAID, FEMALE IN CUSTODY
Consistent with the Commissioner's Policing Priorities for 2017, officers from the Drug Enforcement Unit (DEU) took an adult female into custody after they seized a quantity of dangerous on Wednesday 27th September 2017.

Reports are that, shortly after 11:00am, DEU officers executed a search warrant on a home located at Clifton Street, where they uncovered a five pounds of marijuana. A female occupant of the home was taken into custody.

TWO MALES IN CUSTODY FOR DRUG POSSESSION
Consistent with the Commissioner's Policing Priorities for 2017, officers from the Mobile Division took two males into custody following the seizure a quantity of dangerous drugs in two separate incidents on Wednesday 27th September 2017.

In the first incident shortly after 6:00pm, Mobile Division officers were on routine patrol on Tyler Street, when they saw a male walking in the area acting suspiciously. The male was accosted, searched and two plastic bags containing a large amount of foil wraps with marijuana were found. The male was subsequently taken into custody.

Then shortly before 7:00pm, Mobile Division officers were on routine patrol on Dorsette Street, Fox Hill when they saw a male walking in the area acting suspiciously. The male was accosted, searched and a quantity of marijuana was found in his possession. The male was subsequently taken into custody.

13 ARRESTED, 252 DRIVERS DURING POLICE WEEKEND OPERATION
POLICE are reporting the arrest of 13 persons during an island-wide operation conducted by the RBPF Uniform Branches on Wednesday 27th September 2017.

The suspects were arrested for various major and minor criminal offences and outstanding court warrants. Additionally, 252 drivers were ticketed for various traffic violations.

The focused of the operations was to target persons involved in criminal activities, such as drugs and firearms, persons wanted for various criminal offences, prolific offenders, persons wanted for outstanding court warrants and motorists operating in Breach of the Traffic Laws.

Police are committed to ensuring a safe and secure environment for residents, visitors and members of the general public, free of the perception and fear of crime. 

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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