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TODAY'S CRIME REPORT 2017

January 6, 2017



FIREARM AND DRUGS SEIZED IN SPANISH WELLS, MAN AND WOMAN IN CUSTODY
Consistent with the Commissioner's Policing Priorities, Police in Eleuthera took a man and woman into custody following the seizure of an illegal handgun along with a quantity of dangerous drugs on Thursday 5th January 2017.

Reports are that shortly before 3:00pm, Police were on routine patrol in Spanish Wells, when then saw a man in a restaurant who aroused their suspicion. The officers conducted a search of the man and found a pistol with 3 live rounds of ammunition along with a small quantity of cocaine. The man was then taken into custody.

A short while later, the officers executed a search warrant at the home of the man in Spanish Wells, where they uncovered a quantity of marijuana and cocaine. The man's wife was subsequently taken into custody. Investigations are ongoing.

POLICE APPEAL FOR INFORMATION IN OVERNIGHT 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 on Thursday 5th January 2017.

Reports are that shortly after 11:00pm, police received a report of gunshots being fired in the area of Rocky Pine Road. When responding officers arrived on the scene at Palm Breeze Street off Rocky Pine Road they met the lifeless body of an adult male in the street who had been shot.

The victim was pronounced dead on the scene. Police are searching for a dark coloured Nissan vehicle that was seen leaving the scene after the shooting. 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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