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March 15, 2017



ANOTHER GROUP OF POLICE OFFICERS TO RECEIVE MEDALS AT GOVERNMENT HOUSE TODAY
Her Excellency Dame Marguerite Pindling, Governor-General of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas, will award a second group of over 200 officers from the Royal Bahamas Police Force with medals during a special ceremony at Government House today at 11:00am.

Medals are being awarded in the following categories of merit: Gallantry- for those who have performed acts of great courage in extreme danger. Meritorious- for those who have performed distinguished service characterized by devotion to duty, including prolonged service marked by exceptional ability, merit and conduct. Long Service - for those who have completed eighteen years of continuous service and who have not been the subject of specified punishments arising from disciplinary proceedings.

MAN ARRESTED FOR DRUG POSSESSION
Consistent with the Commissioner's Policing Plan for 2017, officers from the Selective Enforcement Team took into custody an adult male for possession of dangerous drugs on Tuesday 14th March 2017.

According to reports, shortly after 9:00pm, Selective Enforcement Team officers were on routine patrol on Martin Street, where a man was seen acting in a manner that aroused their suspicions of him. The man was accosted, searched and a quantity of marijuana was found in his possession. The suspect was subsequently taken into custody in connection with the find.

SUSPECT IN FATAL HIT-AND-RUN ACCIDENT SURRENDERS TO POLICE
Police are pleased to report that 25 year old driver Jason Cleare of Faith Gardens, who was being sought in connection with a fatal hit-and-run accident that occurred on Saturday 18th February 2017, turned himself into officers at the Police Traffic Department on Tuesday 14th March 2017.

POLICE INVESTIGATING TWO SHOOTINGS
Police are investigating two separate shooting incidents that have left two men detained in in hospital on Tuesday 14th March 2017.

In the first incident, shortly after 9:00pm, a man showed up to hospital with a non-life threatening gunshot wound. He was treated and detained in stable condition.

Then shortly after 10:00pm, two men were fighting on East Bay Street that led to a man standing in the area being shot. The victim was taken to hospital where he remains instable condition. Investigations are ongoing.

CRIME PREVENTION TIP OF THE WEEK
ONE OF THE MOST USEFUL TOOLS FOR CRIME PREVENTION IS TO CALL YOUR LOCAL POLICE. YOU MAY THINK THAT THE POLICE DO NOT WANT TO BE CALLED IF SOMETHING SUSPICIOUS IS HAPPENING, BUT THAT IS NOT THE CASE. WHEN IN DOUBT, CALL THE POLICE.

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)

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