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Update on boating incident in Abaco
Submitted by RBPF   
Wednesday, 13 June 2012 12:30

ABACO, Bahamas -- The search continued today for possible survivors or bodies of the twelve persons not accounted for but the count remains the same.Officers from the Central Detective Unit in Freeport have traveled to Abaco and they are leading the investigations into the boating incident that resulted in the death of eleven persons (the latest count).

Passengers who made it to safety are assisting in the investigation along with other members of the Haitian Community in regards to the identities, ages and other data.

 
Man convicted in Supreme Court on murder charge
Submitted by RBPF   
Wednesday, 13 June 2012 12:28

FREEPORT, Bahamas -- Tuesday 12th June, 2012, Bendricko “Buju” Bain age 20 years, formerly a resident of Eight Mile Rock, was found guilty and convicted in the Supreme Court on the charge of murder before Justice Hartman Longley.

The conviction is in relation to the death of Kevin Alexander Carey of McLeans Town in October, 2009. Briefly, the deceased man was discovered with gunshot wound to the upper portion of the body in a vehicle on a service road at Pioneers Way East in the Coral Reef Estates Area on the morning of Thursday 8th October, 2009.

The matter was adjourned to 3rd August, 2012 for sentencing.

 
Vessel capsized at sea – police in Abaco investigating
Submitted by RBPF   
Tuesday, 12 June 2012 10:31

A trip to Florida from Abaco that started late yesterday afternoon ended in tragedy for many of the passengers who boarded the “Glory Time”.

It was shortly after 12:10pm when the team effort of officers from the Royal Bahamas Police Force, the Royal Bahamas Defense Force, the US Coast Guard, BASRA and other concerned citizens, responded to a called received by officers at the Marsh Harbor Police Station this afternoon, Monday 11th June, 2012 that a vessel with a number of passengers onboard had capsized in waters off North Abaco in the area of Hawksbill Cay.

Reports are that the journey began at 5:00pm on Sunday 10th June, 2012 with twenty-eight persons onboard a 25-30ft boat. Not long afterwards, they began to experience difficulty with one of the engines which slowed their progress and as a result of the rough seas, the boat began to take on water and eventually capsized.

The bodies of eleven (11) persons were recovered from the sunken vessel, while twelve (12) passengers remain unaccounted for and five (5) persons were fortunate to have made it to safety.

At 9:00pm this evening, the search and rescue was suspended as a result of darkness and it is expected to continue at daylight tomorrow, Tuesday 12th June, 2012. Officers in Abaco are continuing their investigations into this incident.

 
Missing Person
Submitted by RBPF   
Tuesday, 12 June 2012 09:29

Elton Patrick young
a.k.a “crow”
age: 38 yrs.
dob: 23/10/1973
last known address: #4 robin nest drive, imperial park, freeport-gb Description
height: 6‟2” weight: 200-220 lbs Language spoken: english nationality: bahamian he was last seen in nassau on monday 14th may, 2012 Anyone having any information regarding the whereabout of mr. Elton young alias „crow‟, please call 911 or 919 or the nearest police stationElton Patrick young
a.k.a “crow”
age: 38 yrs.
dob: 23/10/1973
last known address: #4 robin nest drive, imperial park, freeport-gb Description 
height: 6‟2” weight: 200-220 lbs Language spoken: english nationality: bahamian he was last seen in nassau on monday 14th may, 2012 Anyone having any information regarding the whereabout of mr. Elton young alias „crow‟, please call 911 or 919 or the nearest police station

 
Wanted persons
Submitted by RBPF   
Tuesday, 12 June 2012 08:48

STANLEY MARSEILLE
AGE: 20 YRS
DOB: APRIL 1, 1992
#90 TAMARIND STREET, FREEPORT, GRAND BAHAMA Description BUILD: AVERAGE
HEIGHT: 5’11”
WEIGHT: 160 lbs
COMPLEXION: MEDIUM BROWN NATIONALITY: BAHAMIAN HAIR STYLE: LOW HAIR CUT HAIR COLOUR: BLACK Subject is wanted for questioning by the Grand Bahama Police Department reference to CAUSING GRIEVOUS HARM. Anyone with information on the whereabouts of this individual please contact the nearest police station or call 911 or 919. SUBJECT IS ARMED AND EXTREMELY DANGEROUS. DO NOT APPROACH IF SEEN. CALL 911 OR 919 OR THE NEAREST POLICE STATION!

WILLIAM OMAR LIGHTFOOT
AGE: 24 YRS
DOB: OCTOBER 9, 1987
#21 MALIBU REEF, FREEPORT, GRAND BAHAMA Description BUILD: SLIM NATIONALITY: BAHAMIAN HEIGHT: 6’0” HAIR STYLE: LOW HAIR CUT WEIGHT: 145 lbs HAIR COLOUR: BLACK COMPLEXION: DARK BROWN Subject is wanted for questioning by the Grand Bahama Police Department reference to CAUSING GRIEVOUS HARM. Anyone with information on the whereabouts of this individual please contact the nearest police station or call 911 or 919. SUBJECT IS ARMED AND EXTREMELY DANGEROUS. DO NOT APPROACH IF SEEN. CALL 911 OR 919 OR THE NEAREST POLICE STATION!

Suspects wanted for causing Grievous Harm. This is in relation to a shooting incident that reportedly occurred in the Free Town area, East Grand Bahama early sunday morning, 10th June, 2012.

At 2:45am this morning, Sunday 10th June, 2012, the police were called to the grounds of the College of the Bahamas, Northern Campus, on Grand Bahama Highway, where a male was seen suffering from gunshot wounds to the body and was transported to the Rand Memorial Hospital via ambulance for medical attention.

Reports are that the victim, a 29 year old male resident of Freeport was in the area of Free Town area along with others when he was reportedly shot by a male with a handgun. Investigations are continuing into this matter by a team of officers from the Central Detective Unit.


 
Grand Bahama's seventh traffic fatality identified
Submitted by the RBPF   
Monday, 10 October 2011 16:43

Cherese Chenea BurrowsFREEPORT, Grand Bahama -- At 10:00am, Monday 10th October, 2011, the seventh traffic fatality victim was officially identified as Cherese Chenea Burrows (pictured) DOB 16th November, 1991 of Hudson Estates, Freeport.

On Friday 7th October, 2011 at 1:20am, Burrows was the driver and lone occupant of a burgundy Suzuki 2000 Grand Vitara Jeep that was traveling south on Warren J. Lavarity Highway when the accident occurred. She was transported to the Rand Memorial Hospital via ambulance where succumbed to her injuries approximately one hour later.

Click here to read the original police report.

 

 

 

 
Grand Bahama records seventh traffic fatality for 2011
Submitted by the RBPF   
Friday, 07 October 2011 16:13

FREEPORT, Grand Bahama --This morning, Friday 7th October, 2011, officers at the Police Traffic Division here on the island of Grand Bahama are continuing their investigation into a traffic accident that claimed the life of a 19 year old resident of Freeport.

Reports are that early this morning, at approximately 1:11am a traffic accident occurred on Warren J. Levarity Highway, in the area just east of Bahama Rock involving a burgundy 2000 Suzuki Grand Vitara Jeep. The driver who was alone, was traveling south on the named highway and upon reaching the area as aforementioned, the driver reacted to a situation on the asphalt surface and lost control her vehicle where she traveled on the western shoulders and uprooted a few trees before the vehicle over turned and then came to rest on its tires.

The victim was transported to the Rand Memorial Hospital via ambulance where she succumbed to her injuries shortly after 2:00am.

 
Local educator on Grand Bahama arraigned on fraud charges
Submitted by the RBPF   
Thursday, 06 October 2011 19:43

Aleada Elaine WhiteFREEPORT, Grand Bahama -- Thursday 6th October, 2011, Jamaican born, Aleada Elaine White DOB 14th May, 1956 of Lucaya, Grand Bahama was arraigned in Magistrate’s Court No3. before Deputy Chief Magistrate Helen Jones in Freeport on the following charges:

  • Thirteen (13) counts of Forgery,
  • Eleven (11) counts of Fraud by False Pretences and
  • Two (2) counts of Attempted Fraud by False Pretences.

The accused woman who was represented by Attorney Simeon Brown for Attorney Carlson Shurland pleaded ‘not guilty’ to the charges. She was granted bail in the amount of $50,000.00 with one surety. White is also required to surrender her travel documents to the Court and report to Central Police Station every Monday before 6:00pm. The matter is adjourned to 2nd May, 2012 for trial in Magistrate’s Court No.1 before Magistrate Debbye Ferguson.

The arraignment is in relation to a report made by officials from the Ministry of Education on behalf of the ‘Board’ of a government high school here on the island of Grand Bahama on 1st October, 2011. It is alleged that between 29th July, 2010 and 1st September, 2011, the accused woman forged thirteen cheques and received funds totaling $73,500 from eleven cheques and she also attempted to obtain $24,200 from the remaining two cheques.

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Grand Bahama Police make early morning firearm arrest
Submitted by the RBPF   
Wednesday, 28 September 2011 07:35

FREEPORT, Grand Bahama -- This morning, Wednesday 28th September, 2011, a 26 year old male of Grand Bahama is now in police custody for Possession of Unlicensed Firearm and Ammunitions.

It was approximately 12:40am, early this morning, when officers responded to a call at East Sunrise Highway and Caravel Road. On arrival, the officers observed a white 1997 Pontiac Grand Am causing obstruction at the aforementioned junction with one occupant on the inside. Uniform and plain clothes officers in a team effort conducted a search of the vehicle resulting in a Sig Arm Exeter-NH 9mm pistol one magazine containing six rounds of live 9mm ammunitions being recovered. The driver of the vehicle was arrested and taken into police custody along with the firearm and ammunitions.

We commend the officers for their quick response and their effort to remove another illegal firearm from the streets of Grand Bahama.

The Royal Bahamas Police Force encourages you to be a good citizen and report crime.

 
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