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TODAY'S CRIME REPORT 2017

February 23, 2017



LARGE AMOUNT OF DRUGS SEIZED, THREE IN CUSTODY

Consistent with the Commissioner's Policing Plan for 2017,Drug Enforcement Unit officers took two adult males and an adult female into custody following the seizure of a large amount of dangerous drugs on Thursday 23rd February 2017.

Reports are that shortly after 9:00am, Drug Enforcement Unit officers were on an operation on Calvin Street off Soldier Road, when a premises was searched and 34 pounds of marijuana was found in a number of small containers and bags. Two adult males and an adult female were arrested and taken into custody in connection with the seizure.

POLICE APPEAL FOR INFORMATION IN SHOOTING INCIDENT

Police are appealing to the public for information to assist in their investigations into a shooting incident that has left a man dead and two other adult males along with a one year old female infant detained in hospital on Thursday 23rd February 2017.

According to reports, shortly after 7:30pm, a group of persons were standing in front of a home located on Scott Street off Hospital Lane, when two males armed with handguns approached and fired several shots at them before fleeing on foot. Three adult males along with the infant were rushed to hospital where one of the males died and the other two males remain in stable condition. The infant's condition is listed as stable.

Investigations are ongoing.

HANDGUN SEIZED, TWO IN CUSTODY

Consistent with the Commissioner's Policing Plan for 2017, Southwestern Division officers took two adult males into custody following the seizure of a handgun on Tuesday 21st February 2017.

According to reports, around 4:00pm Southwestern Division officerswere on routine patrol in Sunset Park, where they saw two males walking who aroused their suspicion. The two males on seeing the officers fled on foot and threw a handgun under a parked vehicle. The officers gave chase and caught the two males. A pistol with 8 live rounds of ammunition was retrieved from under the parked vehicle. The two males suspects were subsequently taken into custody.

DRIVER SUCCUMBS TO INJURIES IN TRAFFIC ACCIDENT

Police are reporting that a male driver has succumbed to injuries sustained in a traffic accident that occurred on Charles Saunders Highway on 6th February 2017, in which a female died.

This second victim died on Wednesday 22nd February 2017.

POLICE SEARCHING FOR TWO SUSPECTS IN SHOOTING

Reports are that shortly before 9:00am on Wednesday 22nd February 2017, two men were driving in a vehicle on Cowpen Road, when two males pulled up in a white Honda Fit vehicle and shot one of them before speeding off. The victim was taken to hospital where he is detained in stable condition.

Investigations are ongoing.

ANYONE WITH INFORMATION ABOUT ANYONE ENGAGING IN CRIMINAL ACTIVITY, 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- 8476 (FAMILY ISLANDS)

CRIME PREVENTION TIP OF THE WEEK- 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 lead 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.

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