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February 1, 2017



POLICE RELEASE VIDEO OF SUSPECT WHO SET FIRE TO COURT COMPLEX
Police have released a surveillance video of a suspect responsible for a fire at the Nassau Street Court Complex that occurred on Monday 30th January 2016. (See video attached).

Reports are, that shortly after 5:00am, police discovered that the entrance area of the court complex was on fire. The fire which was contained to the entrance of the building was immediately extinguished by firefighters. Police have launched an intense investigation into this matter and are appealing to the public to come forth with any information they may have to assist in their investigations.

WATCH NOW- NASAU STREET COURT COMPLEX FIRE HERE

HOUSE BREAKING SUSPECTS NABBED BY POLICE
Consistent with the Commissioner's Policing Priorities for 2017, Southwestern Division Officers took into custody two male suspects following a reported house breaking on Tuesday 31st January 2017.

Reports are that around 11:00am, police received a report of a house breaking in progress at a home located on St. Vincent Road. When responding office arrived at the scene they saw two males speeding away from the home in a Honda Fit vehicle. The suspects led police on a high-speed chase that ended on Emanuel Way, South Beach where the vehicle crashed into a fence.

Police immediately arrested the two suspects and recovered several television sets, electronics and a number of household appliances that were stolen during the house breaking. Police suspect the two males to be responsible for several house breakings that occurred in Southern New Providence.

FIREARM SEIZED ON SCHOOL PREMISES
As a result of a professional intervention by school officials, police proactively went to a Junior High School at a temporary location off Tonique Williams-Darling Highway on Monday 30th January 2017, where they uncovered a handgun with no ammunition on the school's premises. Two male students were taken into custody for questioning.

POLICE SEEK PUBLIC'S HELP IN SHOOTING INCIDENT
Preliminary reports are that shortly after 4:00pm on Tuesday 31st January 2017, a man was sitting in a vehicle on Scott Street and Hospital Lane, when the occupants of a silver vehicle pulled up and shot him before speeding off. The victim was transported to hospital, where he is listed in serious condition. Investigations are ongoing.

WEEKLY CRIME PREVENTION TIP - If a crime occurs –report it!
Everyone should consider it his/her responsibility to report crime. Many criminals target favorite areas and have predictable methods of operation. When you report all the facts about a crime, it helps the police assign officers in the places where crimes are occurring or where they are most likely to occur. If you don't report crime, this allows the criminal to continue to operate without interference.

In many cases, it is the information provided by victims and witnesses that leads to the arrest of a criminal. So tell the police as much as you can; no fact is too trivial. The police need the eyes and ears of all citizens.

POLICE ARE URGING ANYONE WITH ANY INFORMATION REGARDING ANY CRIME, NO MATTER HOW SMALL OR INSIGNIFICANT (THE TIP) MAY SEEM, IS URGED TO ANONYMOUSLY CONTACT THE POLICE AT 919 OR CRIME STOPPERS AT 328-TIPS (8477) (NEW PROVIDENCE) OR 1-242-300-8477 (FAMILY ISLANDS).

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