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February 26, 2017



SUSPECTS TO BE ARRAIGNED IN COURT FOR RECENT MURDERS

Excellent police work and overwhelming support from members of the public has resulted in police charging several suspects in connection with a number of recent murders.

The suspects will be arraigned in the Magistrate's Court, Nassau Street on Monday 27th February 2017 at 12:00noon, to be formally charged.

They are:

  • A 16 year old male and a 24 year old male for the Murder of Leonardo Sweeting, the attempted Murder of Robert Munroe, Philip Rolle and a 1 year old infant girl that that occurred at Scott Street on 23rd February 2017.

  • Two adult males for the Murder of Kurt Arista and the Attempted Murder of Dino Lorflusthat occurred at Durham Street on 3rd February 2017.

  • An adult male for the Murder of Clarence Gibson and the Attempted Murder of Shannahan Sweeting that occurred at Knowles Drive off Tonique Darling Highway on 19th February 2017.

DEU MAKE LARGE DRUG BUST, 4 IN CUSTODY

Consistent with the Commissioner's Police Plan for 2017, the courageous officers of the Drug Enforcement Unit (DEU) has struck another blow in the operations of drug traffickers in The Bahamas, this time with the seizure of a large quantity of marijuana and the arrest of four suspects on Sunday 26th February 2017.

Reports are that shortly before 8:00am, a team of officers from the Drug Enforcement Unit, acting on intelligence executed a search warrant on a home located at Boatswain Hill off Carmichael Road, where they uncovered 633 pounds of marijuana.

Three adult males and an adult female were arrested and taken into custody.

The four suspects are expected to appear in court later this week to be formally charged.

QUICK RESPONSE BY POLICE RESULTED IN THE ARREST OF TWO ARMED ROBBERY SUSPECTS

Reports are that shortly before 4:00am on Sunday 26th February 2017, a business owner was held up and robbed at gun point at his business establishment on East Sunrise Highway of a large amount of cash by a male brandishing a handgun. The culprit along with two other male suspects fled on foot in nearby bushes.

Quick response by police officers resulted in the capture of two male suspects. Police are searching for two other male suspects in connection with this matter.

Police are actively investigating and are appealing to the general public for anyone with any information that can assist in this investigation to call them at telephone numbers 350-3107 thru 12, 911/919 or call your nearest police station.

WANTED PROLIFIC HOUSE BREAKER CAPTURED

Police are please to report that 31 year old Jeffrey Etienne, AKA, "Spiderman" of West Bay Street who was wanted for questioning in connection with a rash of House Breakings and Burglaries in Western New Providence is now in custody.

Officers from the Western Division arrested Etienne without incident around 3:00pm on Saturday 25th February 2017, when he attempted to sell three stolen televisions.

Etienne's arrest has resulted in the recovery of several televisions, electronics and jewelry suspected of being stolen during a number of House Breakings and Burglaries in Western New Providence.

MAN AND WOMAN ARRESTED FOR MARIJUANA PLANTS BY MOBILE DIVISION OFFICERS

Consistent with the Commissioner's Policing Plan for 2017, Mobile Division officers took into custody an adult male and an adult female following the seizure of several marijuana plants on Saturday 25th February 2017.

According to reports, around 8:30pm Mobile Division officers carried out an operation at a home off Carmichael Road and found 58 marijuana plants.

An adult male and an adult female were arrested in relation to the seizure.

POLICE LAUNCH ISLAND-WIDE MANHUNT FOR SUSPECT IN SHOOTING DEATH

Police have launched an island-wide manhunt and public appeal for a male suspect responsible for a shooting incident that has left a man dead on Sunday 26th February 2017.

Reports are that shortly before 3:00am, a man was at home with his girlfriend in Haven Subdivision off Soldier Road, when a man armed with a handgun entered and demanded cash. A struggle ensured that led to the man being shot. The gunman then fled on foot. The man was pronounced dead on the scene.

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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