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Illegal Brazilian immigrants found on Grand Bahama
Submitted by the RBPF   
Tuesday, 14 May 2013 17:32

FREEPORT, Grand Bahama -- On Monday, 13th May, 2013, around 6:10pm, Officers of the Marine Division while on sea patrol in the Bell Channel area, observed a yellow 20 ft Cobira vessel with two 200hp Yamaha outboard engine and two males on board, one Bahamian and the other an American who were acting suspicious.

Officers stopped the vessel and discovered that the vessel was not cleared by Customs or Immigration. A further check was made of a second vessel which led police to a hotel in the Victoria Avenue and Midshipment road area, where officers discovered (10) ten Brazilian nationals.

All persons and illegal immigrants were arrested and taken into police custody. The ten illegal immigrants were handed over to Bahamas Immigration Officials.

Police and Immigration authorities are continuing active investigation into this matter.

Safety Tip: The Royal Bahamas Police Force would like to remind you to be vigilant in the protection of your vehicle and any other items that maybe kept inside them. Criminals look for easy target; hence you are advised to avoid leaving valuables exposed in your vehicle. Motorists are reminded to conceal them preferably in the trunk of vehicles prior to arriving at your destination. If necessary hide them. If hiding them do so early before you get to your destination. Check your vehicle prior to exiting; ensure that no valuables are in plain view from the outside of the vehicle.

Traffic fatality on Grand Bahama
Submitted by the RBPF   
Monday, 13 May 2013 12:58


On Thursday 9th May 2013 around 11:20pm, a traffic accident occurred on Queens Highway east of the Fishing Hole Road involving a silver 2007 Chevrolet Malibu. The vehicle was driven west along Queens Highway by a 27 year old male who lost control of his vehicle, overturned several times and landed in bushes off the west bound lane. The vehicle was extensively damaged. There were two other male passengers in the vehicle. The driver and one of the male passengers received injuries and were detained in the Rand Memorial Hospital. The other male passenger was treated and discharged.

On Sunday 12th May 2013 around 2:00pm, the 27 year old driver of the vehicle succumbed to his injuries.


On Saturday 11th May 2013 around 10:00pm, officers while on mobile patrol in the Settlers Way area arrested a 40 year old male for possession of a small quantity of suspected marijuana. The drugs were discovered on his person; he was then arrested and taken into police custody.

Police are actively investigating these matters.

Man found dead after traffic accident in EMR area
Submitted by the RBPF   
Sunday, 12 May 2013 10:17

On Thursday 9th May 2013 around 11:00pm, police received information that there was a traffic accident in the Eight Mile Rock area.

Officers arrived on the scene and discovered the lifeless body of an adult male who was clad in a dark blue sweater and pants with apparent injuries to the body.

EMS personnel arrived at the scene, checked the body and reported no signs of life. An autopsy will be performed to determine the exact cause of death.

Police are actively investigating this matter and are appealing to the general public for anyone with information that can assist the police with their investigation into this matter to contact the police at telephone numbers 350-3107/8, 911 or 919.

Police report from Grand Bahama includes drugs and robbery
Submitted by the RBPF   
Tuesday, 07 May 2013 15:15


On Monday 6th May 2013 around 7:05am, police received information of a robbery in the Garden Villas area.

Reports are that around 3:20am a female reported that while walking in the Garden Villas area she was held at bay by a lone male who held her from behind and attempted to rob her, she fought back at the assailant who was then assisted by another male and was robbed of a silver diamond ring valued at $1,200.00, a gray flip Samsung cellular phone valued at $50.00 and $100.00 dollars in cash.


On Monday 6th May 2013 around 7:24pm, officers while in the Columbus Drive area searched a green Honda Accord vehicle and the driver and discovered a foil paper containing grassy substance suspected to be marijuana on his person.

A 27 year old male was arrested and taken into police custody.

Suspect arraigned for murder in death of two-year old
Submitted by the RBPF   
Monday, 06 May 2013 06:46

FREEPORT, Grand Bahama -- On Friday 3rd May 2013 around 10:20am, David Alexander Stuart age 22 years of #84 Wild Plum Close was arraigned before Magistrate Andrew Forbes in Magistrate Court #2 for murder.

This is in connection with the death of (2) year old Peter Emmanuel Higgs that occurred on Monday 29th April 2013.

The matter was adjourned to Monday 19th August 2013 for a preliminary inquiry, bail was denied and he was remanded to Her Majesty Prison, New Providence. He was represented by Attorney Brian Hanna.

Defence Force Officer arrested for suspected cocaine at Grand Bahama International Airport
Submitted by the RBPF   
Thursday, 02 May 2013 09:46


On Wednesday 1st May 2013 around 11:00am, officers of the Drug Enforcement Unit, Grand Bahama acting on information, went to the Grand Bahama International Airport, where they had occasion to conduct a search of a Defence Force Officer who was embarking an aircraft at that airport.

The officer was arrested after two dark taped packages of suspected cocaine was discovered in a black knapsack he was conveying. Three other Defence Officers were taken into custody for questioning in connection with this matter.

Officers further arrested two other male suspects at the Grand Bahama International Airport in relation to this incident.

The suspected drugs weighed five pounds and have a street value of $50,000.00.

Active police investigation continues.


On Tuesday 30th April 2013 around 8:30am, a traffic accident occurred on Queens Highway, Jones Town, Eight Mile Rock, involving a gray 1993 Toyota Corolla.

Sudden death of a two year old reported on Grand Bahama
Submitted by the RBPF   
Tuesday, 30 April 2013 08:43

FREEPORT, Grand Bahama -- On Monday 29th April 2013 around 4:45pm, police responded to a call for assistance at a home in Magellan Crest where it was reported that a two year old child was unresponsive.

EMS also responded and the child was transported to the Rand Memorial Hospital where the child was pronounced dead by doctor at 5:30pm.

Police are investigating this matter.


Flower pots of suspected marijuana results in arrest on Grand Bahama
Submitted by the RBPF   
Monday, 29 April 2013 08:56

On Friday 26th April 2013, officers of the Drug Enforcement Unit acting on information executed a search warrant on an apartment in the Santa Maria Drive area and discovered five (5) flower pots containing live suspected marijuana plants. The plants ranged from 1-2 feet in height. A thirty year old male was arrested and taken into police custody; he is expected to be charged for the offence later this week.


The golf segment of the Bahamas Law Enforcement Sports Challenge was held on Saturday 27th April 2013 at the Reef Golf Course, Grand Bahama. There were a total of
(22) golfers comprising of (10) ten Law Enforcement Officers and (12) twelve civilians.

There were two categories, Law Enforcement and Civilian.

Law Enforcement category winners;
1st place Leroy Laing net 72
2nd place Ossie Gardiner net 73
3rd place Terrance Bullard net 73
Wanted suspect in Abaco - Peter Dawkins Jr
Submitted by the RBPF   
Monday, 29 April 2013 08:53


Police in Abaco are looking for Peter Dawkins Jr, Date of Birth 8/9/94 of Murphy Town, Abaco. He is described as being 6’1 tall, slim built, dark complexion with short hair. The suspect is wanted in Abaco for Housebreaking and Possession of Unlicensed Firearm.

The suspect is considered to be armed and extremely dangerous, anyone with any information on the whereabouts of Peter Dawkins Jr are asked to contact the Abaco police at telephone numbers 367-2560, 367-3437, 911/919 or call your nearest police station.

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