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TODAY'S CRIME REPORT 2017

October 3, 2017



DEU SEIZE ILLEGAL GUN AND DRUGS IN HOME RAID, MALE AND FEMALE IN CUSTODY
Consistent with the Commissioner's Policing Priorities for 2017, Drug Enforcement Unit officers, took an adult male and an adult female into custody following the seizure of an illegal handgun and a quantity of dangerous drugs on Monday 2nd October 2017.

According to reports, shortly after 2:00pm, a team of officers from the Drug Enforcement Unit acting on intelligence executed a search warrant on a home located at Major's Alley off Williams Lane, Kemp Road, where they uncovered a .9- millimeter pistol with 13 rounds of ammunition along with a quantity of marijuana. The male and female occupants of the home were subsequently taken into custody in connection with this discovery.

POLICE RENEW APPEAL FOR WANTED MURDER SUSPECT
Police are renewing their appeal for 25- year old Perry Pickering of Dorsette Alley who is wanted for questioning in connection with a number of recent murders. Pickering, who frequents the Dorsette Alley community of Bain Town is a dark brown male, slim build and about 5' 8" to 5' 10" in height.

Pickering is considered to be armed and dangerous. Police advise the public not to approach him. Instead, contact police immediately with any information.

POLICE WARN AGAINST IRRESPONSIBLE USE OF SOCIAL MEDIA
In light of the growing trend of false posts on social media about murders and other serious crimes, which in some cases caused panic our communities, the Royal Bahamas Police Force (RBPF) is appealing to members of the public to be more responsible while online.

More recently, social media sites such as Facebook and the popular "Whatsapp" messenger platform were being bombarded with various stories of multiple murders and armed robberies which were unfounded.

While Social media is a helpful medium for both the community and the police, however, the hoaxes, fake news and the dissemination of false information which we have experienced of late not only sows panic among our communities, but also wastes the police's time and resources.

Finally, members of the public are being urged to always seek information from the police and trusted news agencies only, to avoid causing unnecessary stress to those affected or who may be affected by a 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- Home Alarm System
An alarm system is excellent for home security. It provides peace of mind to homeowners, especially while on vacation. There are a wide variety of alarm systems on the market.

Make several inquiries to different companies for the best security system available to you.

If you have a home alarm system, use it! Activate your alarm system- Alarm systems are only useful when you remember to activate them.

Many individuals have alarm systems but do not arm them because it is inconvenient. Many burglars know this and will not be deterred by a window sticker or sign indicating that the home has an alarm system.

Please visit the Royal Bahamas Police Force Website at www.royalbahamaspolice.org or facebook page at www.facebook.com/rbpforce or follow Commissioner of Police Ellison Greenslade on Twitter, for Latest News, Daily Crime Reports and additional Crime Prevention Tips.

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