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TODAY'S CRIME REPORT 2017

May 20, 2017



LARGE QUANTITY OF AMMUNITION SEIZED, TWO SUSPECTS IN CUSTODY

Consistent with the Commissioner's Policing Priorities for 2017, officers from the Selection Enforcement Team (SET) seized nearly one thousand rounds of ammunition and took a male and a female into custody on Friday 19th May 2017.

Reports are that shortly after 6:00pm, officers assigned to the Selective Enforcement Team executed a search warrant on home located off Cowpen Road and uncovered 483 rounds of 7.62 ammunition, 234 rounds of .40 ammunition, 203 rounds of 9mm ammunition along with 45 rounds of .380 ammunition. A male and female residents of the home were taken into custody in connection with this large discovery.

Investigations are ongoing.

SUSPECT WHO OPEN FIRE AT POLICE SHOT DEAD, AK-47 ASSAULT WEAPON SEIZED

Her Majesty's Coroner, Mrs. Jeanine Weech-Gomez, is investigating the death of a man who was shot after he along with another man open fire on police following a car chase on Saturday 20th May 2017.

According to reports, shortly after 3:00pm, police were conducting a traffic stop on Shrimp Road off Carmichael Road, when they saw a Honda Stream vehicle occupied by two males pass by with a high powered weapon inside. The officers signaled to the driver to stop but he refused and sped off. A chase ensued that ended when the vehicle crashed into a fence in Pride Estates, where the two males armed with an AK-47 Assault Rifle and a handgun exited the vehicle and opened fire at the police. The police returned fire fatally shooting one of the suspects who dropped the AK-47 Assault Rifle. However, the other suspect managed to elude the officers. The weapon was recovered and police immediately put out an all Points Bulletin (APB) for the second suspect.

Investigations are ongoing.

POLICE PROBE DEATH OF MALE FOLLOWING A CONDOMINIUM FIRE

Police are investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of a man who was found dead in home following a fire on Saturday 20th May 2017.

According to reports, shortly before 9:00am, officers from the Police Fire Services received a report of a fire at a condominium building located off Cable Beach, West Bay Street. When Firefighters arrived at the location, they saw smoke emanating from a unit in the condominium. The officers used intense force to gain entry the unit and once inside they extinguish the fire. On checking the interior of the building the officers found the lifeless body of a Caucasian male lying on the floor. EMS personnel pronounced the male dead on the scene. An autopsy will be performed to determine the exact cause of death.

Investigations are ongoing.

ANYONE WITH INFORMATION REGARDING ANY CRIME, NO MATTER HOW SMALL OR INSIGNIFICANT (THE TIP) MAY SEEM,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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