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TODAY'S CRIME REPORT 2017

May 24, 2017



341 DRIVERS CITED, 5 ARRESTED DURING POLICE ISLAND-WIDE ANTI-CRIME OPERATION

Consistent with the Commissioner's Policing Priorities for 2017, large teams of police officers continued their intensified anti-crime operations in several policing divisions across New Providence on Tuesday 23rd May 2017.

Yesterday's operations was designed to disrupt crime groups and to target persons involved in criminal activities, such as Drugs and Firearms, Persons wanted for various criminal offences, Prolific Offenders, Persons wanted for Outstanding Court Warrants and motorists operating in Breach of the Traffic Laws.

The operations resulted in the arrest of 5 persons for a number of Criminal and Traffic offences; and outstanding Court Warrants. Additionally, 341 drivers were cited for various traffic violations.

SUSPECT SHOT FOLLOWING STABBING INCIDENT

Police are investigating the circumstances surrounding a stabbing incident that has left a male victim in hospital and a suspect detained after being shot on Wednesday 24th May 2017.

According to reports shortly before 11:00am, two males attacked a male on a public service bus on Carmichael Road and stabbed him. A concerned citizen who witnessed the incident intervened and shot one of the suspects with his license shotgun. The victim and suspect were transported to hospital where they are detained in stable condition. The other suspect is being sought after by police.

Investigations are ongoing.

THREE HANDGUNS SEIZED DURING RAID ON A HOME, ONE MAN IN CUSTODY

Consistent with the Commissioner's Policing Priorities for 2017, Drug Enforcement Unit Officers took a man into custody following the seizure of three illegal firearms and several rounds of ammunition; along with a quantity of cocaine and marijuana, during a raid on a home on Tuesday 23rd May 2017.

According to reports, shortly after 12:00noon, a team of officers assigned to the Drug Enforcement Unit acting on intelligence executed a search warrant on a home located at Barbados Avenue, Elizabeth Estates. During the search, one .45 Springfield pistol, one .40 mini Firestorm pistol and one Glock pistol along with 25 rounds of ammunition was found. Additionally one pound of marijuana and a few grams of cocaine were seized. A male resident of the home was taken into custody in connection with the find.

GUYANESE WOMAN NABBED AT LPIA WITH COCAINE IN HER HAIR

Consistent with the Commissioner's Policing Priorities for 2017, alert Drug Enforcement Unit officers took a Guyanese woman into custody following the seizure of a quantity of cocaine on Tuesday 23rd May 2017.

According to reports, shortly after 3:00pm, a team of officers assigned to the Drug Enforcement Unit conducted search of a Guyanese woman passenger at the Bahamas Customs arrival area of the Lynden Pindling International Airport, who had just arrived on a Caribbean Airlines flight from Suriname. During the search, one taped package containing just over two pounds of cocaine was found concealed in a weave attached to her hair. The woman was subsequently taken into custody for this discovery.

FIREARM SEIZED

Consistent with the Commissioner's Policing Priorities for 2017, Drug Enforcement Unit Officers seized a handgun with ammunition on Monday 22nd May 2017.

According to reports, shortly after 3:00pm, officers assigned to the Drug Enforcement Unit conducted search of a bushy area at Jubilee Boulevard and uncovered a Taurus pistol with 5 rounds of ammunition along with a marijuana plant. No one was arrested in connection with this find.

POLICE ARE APPEALING TO THE PUBLIC TO SHARE INFORMATION ON ANY ILLEGAL/SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITIES IN THEIR COMMUNITIES, NO MATTER HOW SMALL OR INSIGNIFICANT (THE TIP) MAY SEEM, MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC ARE 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- If a crime occurs-report it!

Everyone should consider it his/her responsibility to report crime. Many criminals target favorite areas and have predictable methods of operation. When you report all the facts about a crime, it helps the police assign officers in the places where crimes are occurring or where they are most likely to occur. If you don't report crime, this allows the criminal to continue to operate without interference.

In many cases, it is the information provided by victims and witnesses that leads to the arrest of a criminal. So tell the police as much as you can; no fact is too trivial. The police need the eyes and ears of all citizens.

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