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TODAY'S CRIME REPORT 2017

May 7, 2017



THIRTEEN MEN IN CUSTODY AFTER POLICE SEIZED THREE FIREARMS

Consistent with the Commissioner's Policing Plan for 2017, Police seized three illegal firearms and several rounds of ammunition during special operations conducted this weekend.

Thirteen adult males were taken into custody in connection with these seizures.

In the first incident, around 10:00pm on Friday 5th May 2017, a team of officers during a special operation conducted a search of a premises on Bowe Avenue, Montel Heights, where they found an unlicensed 12 -gauge shotgun. Six adult males were taken into custody in connection with this discovery.

Then shortly after 12:00am on Saturday 6th May 2017, a team of officers during a special operation conducted a search of a premises on Lightbourne Street, Yellow Elder Gardens, where they uncovered two Pistols with 25 rounds of ammunition. Seven adult males were taken into custody in connection with this discovery.

MALE AND FEMALE ARRESTED FOR FIREARM, AMMO AND DRUG POSSESSION DURING DEU RAID

Consistent with the Commissioner's Policing Plan for 2017, Drug Enforcement Unit (DEU) officers seized an illegal firearm and a quantity of dangerous during a special operation conducted on Saturday 6th May 2017.

According to reports, shortly before 7:00pm, a team of officers assigned to the Drug Enforcement Unit, executed a search warrant on a home located at Star Lane, Sunshine Park, where they uncovered a 9- millimeter pistol, 3 rounds of ammunition, five pounds of marijuana and just over six thousand dollars in cash suspected of being the proceeds of crime. An adult male and an adult female were taken into custody in connection with the find.

POLICE APPEALING FOR INFORMATION IN LATEST SHOOTING DEATH

Police are appealing to members of the public to come forth with any information they have that can assist in solving a shooting incident that has left a man dead and another detained in serious condition on Saturday 6th May 2017.

According to reports, shortly after 9:00am, two adult males had just pulled up to a home located on Providence Avenue in a vehicle, when two males emerged from a vehicle and shot them. The vehicle sped off and the two suspects fled on foot. One of the males died on the scene and the other male was rushed to hospital where he remains in serious condition.

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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