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TODAY'S CRIME REPORT 2017

January 5, 2017



FIREARM AND DRUGS IN SEIZED SEPARATE INCIDENTS
Consistent with the Commissioner's Policing Priorities, police on patrol took a quantity a quantity of dangerous drugs and a firearm off the streets of New Providence in separate incidents.

In the first incident, shortly after 11:00pm on Tuesday 3rd January 2017, Selective Enforcement Team Officers acting on information conducted a search of an abandoned building located on Marshall Road, where they uncovered a shotgun. No one was arrested for this discovery.

In the second incident, shortly before 10:00pm on Wednesday 4th January 2017, Mobile Division Officers were on routine patrol, when they observed three suspicious males walking on Bimini Avenue off Market Street. The males on seeing the officers dropped a bag and fled on foot. The officers gave chase but were unable to catch the males. The officers retrieved the bag and found it to contain 109 small packages of marijuana. Investigations are ongoing.

POLICE APPEAL FOR INFORMATION IN FOXDALE SHOOTING DEATH
The police are appealing to the public for information to assist in their investigations into a shooting incident that has left a man dead and another detained in hospital on Wednesday 4th January 2017.

Reports are that shortly after 8:00pm, two men were standing in front of a home located at Cordia Crescent, Fox Dale, when the occupants of a dark coloured Honda vehicle pulled up and fired several shots at them before speeding off. The two men were transported to hospital where one of them succumbed to his injuries. The other man remains in stable condition. 1 Investigations are ongoing. 

POLICE URGE CAUTION AS STUDENTS HEAD BACK TO SCHOOL
With students heading backing to school, Police are urging both drivers and pedestrians to take precautions to keep the streets of the Bahamas safe as more pedestrians are using the roadways. Drivers should use caution especially while traveling in residential and school areas where pedestrians may cross the street or walk along the roadway.

Pedestrians, especially children, may dart out into traffic from unexpected places like between parked cars. Drivers should always be ready to take evasive action and monitor their speed.

Police also urged parents to share the following safety tips with children who walk to school:

  • Do not cross the street alone if you are younger than 10 years old.
  • Stop at the curb before crossing the street. Walk; do not run, across the street.
  • Cross at corners, using traffic signals, and pedestrian crossings.
  • Look left, right and left again before crossing.
  • Walk facing traffic.
  • Make sure drivers see you before crossing in front of them.
  • Do not play in driveways, streets or parking lots.
  • Wear white clothing or reflectors when walking at night.
  • Cross at least 10 feet in front of a school bus.izens.

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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