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March 17, 2017



SUSPECTS ARRAIGNED - GRAND BAHAMA

Two suspects were hauled before the Magistrate's Court in Grand Bahama on Thursday 16th March 2017, one for the shooting death of a male in Bimini and the other for armed robbery and rape that occurred in 2015.

Greg Israel Pinder age 42 years of Easter Avenue was arraigned before Magistrate Charlton Smith in Magistrate's Court #2 on Rape and Armed Robbery charges. He was not required to enter a plea and was remanded to the Bahamas Department of Correctional Services until trial (Preliminary Inquiry) on Tuesday 23rd May 2017.

Cyril Ashton McPhee age 18 years of Morgan's Drive, South Bimini, was arraigned before Deputy Chief Magistrate Debbye Ferguson in Magistrate's Court #1 on Murder, Possession of Unlicensed Firearm with the intent to supply, (3) counts of Possession of Unlicensed Firearm and (2) counts of Possession of Ammunition. He was not required to enter a plea and was remanded to the Bahamas Department of Correctional Services in New Providence until trial (Preliminary Inquiry) on Wednesday 5th July 2017.

This matter is in connection to the shooting death of a male that occurred on Saturday 11th March 2017 in Bimini.

MAN TO APPEAR IN COURT TODAY ON MURDER AND ATTEMPTED MURDER CHARGES

Police are pleased to announce that an adult male will be arraigned in court at 12:00noon today (Friday 17th March 2017), to be formally charged with the murder of Delanzo Cartwright and the attempted murder of Tia Green and Devonte Kerr that occurred at Walnut Street, Pinewood Gardens on 10th March 2017.

MAN ARRESTED FOR DRUG POSSESSION

Consistent with the Commissioner's Policing Priorities for 2017, a man was arrested on Wednesday 15th March 2017, after police found a quantity of dangerous drugs in a vehicle he was driving. According to reports, around 10:30am, Mobile Division officers were on routine patrol on Palm Beach Street, when a white Maxima motorcar being driven by the man was intercepted. The vehicle was searched and 160 small packages of marijuana were found. The man was taken into custody in connection with the seizure.

POLICE SEIZED TWO FIREARMS AND A LARGE AMOUNT OF AMMUNITION

Consistent with the Commissioner's Policing Priorities for 2017, police are reporting the seizure of two firearms and several rounds of ammunition in separate incidents on Thursday 16th March 2017.

In the first incident, shortly after 7:00am, Mobile Division officers acting on information went to a premises located on Emanuel Drive off Soldier Road, where a .30 revolver along with 6 live rounds of ammunition was found. No one was arrested in connection with the seizure.

In the second incident, which occurred shortly before 1:00pm, officers assigned to the Selective Enforcement Team carried out an operation on Avocado Street, Pinewood Gardens and 338 live rounds of assorted ammunition was found hidden in bushes at the rear of a home. No one was arrested in relation to the seizure.

In the final incident a man walking on Blue Hill Road and Martin Street was taken into custody for being in possession of an illegal pistol. Reports are that shortly before 10:00pm, officers from the Selective Enforcement Team were on mobile patrol when a man was seen acting in a suspicious manner. He was accosted, searched and a 9mm pistol and ten live rounds of ammunition were found in his possession.

HER MAJESTY'S CORONER INVESTIGATING APPARENT SUICIDE

Her Majesty's Coroner, Mrs. Jeanine Weech-Gomez is investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of a male officer from the Bahamas Department of Corrections, who died while in lawful custody for a domestic incident on Thursday 16th March 2017.

According to reports, shortly before 11:00am, Police officers discovered the man hanging in a cell at the Elizabeth Estates Police Station. Life saving procedures was immediately done by healthcare officials from the nearby clinic and EMS personnel responded to the station where life saving procedures continued while the man was transported to the hospital.

The man was later pronounced dead at the hospital. An autopsy will be performed to determine the exact cause of death.

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

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.

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