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TODAY'S CRIME REPORT 2017

June 2, 2017



FIREARM SEIZE IN VEHICLE, TWO MEN IN CUSTODY

Consistent with the Commissioner's Policing Plan for 2017, Selective Enforcement Team officers seized a firearm and four rounds of ammunition on Friday 2nd June 2017, after two men in a vehicle was stopped and searched.

Reports are that around 3:00am, Selective Enforcement Team officers were on routine patrol on East Avenue off Fifth Terrace, when the two men in a Honda vehicle was signaled to stop. The vehicle was searched and the firearm, a Glock pistol with four rounds of ammunition found.

The two men were taken into custody in connection with the seizure.

VISITOR HOSPITALIZED AFTER SHARK ATTACK

Police are investigating the circumstances surrounding a shark attack that has left an American visitor detained in hospital on Friday 2nd June 2017.

Preliminary information indicates shortly before 12:00noon the woman was snorkeling in waters near Athol Island, when she was attacked by a shark. The woman was transported to shore and taken to hospital where she is detained in serious condition.

Investigations are ongoing.

FIREARM AND AMMUNITION ARREST - BIMINI

Police in Bimini arrested a male after he was found in possession of an illegal firearm and ammunition on Friday 2nd June, 2017.

Reports are that shortly after 1:00am, officers while on routine patrol on Kings Highway arrested a male after they discovered on him a .22 Smith and Wesson pistol with (11) rounds of ammunition. The male, a 25 year old of Bailey Town, Bimini was taken into police custody and is expected to be arraigned before the Magistrate's Court next week.

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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