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January 10, 2017
ILLEGAL FIREARM SEIZED
Consistent with the Commissioner's Policing Priorities, Mobile Division officers seized another illegal firearm of the streets of New Providence on Tuesday 10th January 2017.
Reports are that shortly after 2:00pm, Mobile Division officers were on routine patrol on Bay Lily Drive, where they saw three adult males who aroused their suspicion. The males on seeing the officers dropped a handgun to the ground and fled on foot.
The officers gave chase but were unable to catch the three males. The handgun was retrieved and found to be a 9- millimeter Glock pistol. Investigations are ongoing.
TWO MEN IN CUSTODY FOR DRUG POSSESSION
Consistent with the Commissioner's Policing Priorities, Mobile Division officers took into custody two adult males after they seized a quantity of dangerous drugs in their possession in separate incidents on Tuesday 10th January 2017.
In the first incident, around 10:00am, Mobile Division officers were on routine patrol on Farrington Road when they accosted a man who aroused their suspicion. The officers conducted search of the man and found 85 small packages of marijuana in his possession. The man was subsequently taken into custody.
In the second incident, shortly before 3:00pm, Mobile Division officers were on routine patrol on Savannah Avenue, Sea Breeze Estates, when they accosted a man who aroused their suspicion. The officers conducted search of the man and found several packages of marijuana in his possession. The man was subsequently taken into custody.
POLICE APPEAL FOR INFORMATION IN 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 Monday 9th January 2017.
Reports are that shortly after 9:00pm, police received a report of a man found dead at the rear of a home located in Blue Hill Heights near a church. When responding officers arrived on the scene they met the lifeless body of a male who had been shot. The man was pronounced dead on the scene. Investigations are ongoing.
SHOOTING VICTIM DIES IN HOSPITAL
A man who was shot along with three others at Sandilands Village Road, shortly before midnight on 31st December 2016 died in hospital early this morning. Another man died on the scene of this incident. Investigations are ongoing.
WEEKLY PREVENTION CRIME TIP
TAKE A STAND AGAINST ILLEGAL FIREARMS BY COOPERATING WITH THE POLICE IN PROVIDING INFORMATION REGARDING THE WHEREABOUTS OF ANY ILLEGAL FIREARM.
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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