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Suspect arraigned for falsely pretending to be a public officer
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Thursday, 17 February 2011 07:41
Leroy Leonardo Deleveaux being taken to court on charges of Falsely pretending to be a Public Officer and Uttering a forged document. (Photo by Vandyke Hepburn, BIS)FREEPORT, Grand Bahama -- On Wednesday, 16th February, 2011, LEROY LEONARDO DELEVEAUX, DOB 2nd February, 1988 of Freeport, who recently migrated to Grand Bahama from New Providence, appeared before Deputy Chief Magistrate Mrs. Helen Jones in Magistrate's Court No. 3 in Freeport, on the charges of Falsely pretending to be a Public Officer and Uttering a forged document.  

The accused man who was not represented by an Attorney, pleaded 'guilty' to the charges and was convicted and sentenced as follows by the Court:

1.  On the first charge of Falsely Pretending he was sentenced to three months at Her Majesty's Prison and
2.  On the charge of Uttering, he was fined $1,000 or six months at Her Majesty's Prison.

These charges are in relation to a report made by officials from the Ministry of Education earlier this month, February, where the accused man was pretending to be a teacher at one of the government's primary schools on Grand Bahama.
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Arraignments on Grand Bahama for various offences
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Tuesday, 15 February 2011 08:06
Photo of accused man wearing a white t-shirt escorted by the named officers to court as above - PHOTO BY VANDYKE HEPBURNFREEPORT, Grand Bahama -- SUSPECT ARRAIGNED FOR POSSESSION OF AN UNLICENSED FIREARM:  On Monday 14th February, 2011 ZENO HIGGS, DOB 5TH June, 1975 of Grand Cay, Abaco, was arraigned in Freeport in Magistrate’s Court No.2 before Magistrate Andrew Forbes.  The accused man pleaded ‘not guilty’ and the matter was adjourned to 9th August, 2011 for trial.  Higgs was remanded to Her Majesty’s Prison until the trial date by the Court.  This arraignment is in relation to the following:

On Saturday 12th February, 2011 at 1:20pm officers from the Central Detective Unit were acting on information received when they went to the Murchinson Drive area, where the officers observed two men before approaching them.  A search of their person was conducted by the officers that led to the discovery of a silver and black .25 Jennings Pistol.  Two men, one age 35 years of Abaco and the second man age 20 years of Freeport were arrested and taken into police custody along with the weapon.

SUSPECT ARRAIGNED FOR ASSAULT WITH A DANGEROUS INSTRUMENT, ETC:  Monday 14th February, 2011, NEVILLE COX, DOB 25th February, 1976 of Hanna Hill, Eight Mile Rock, was arraigned in the Magistrate's Court at Eight Mile Rock before Magistrate Gwendolyn Claude on the charges of Stealing from a shop, Assault with a dangerous instrument, Assault of a police officer and Resisting Arrest.  He was remanded to the Diah Ward at the Rand Memorial Hospital for evaluation before being allowed to answer to the charges.  Please refer to the information sent to you on Thursday 10th February, 2011 for details of the incident that occurred at Job Incorporated AKA 'Susie' in Hanna Hill, Eight Mile Rock.
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Nassau police report for Monday, February 14
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Tuesday, 15 February 2011 07:14
NASSAU, Bahamas -- Sometime around 6:30 pm on Sunday 13th February, 2011 police received information of an armed robbery at Wilton Street off Mackey Street.  Police responded and information received that a male was at Wilton Street when he was approached by two males one of whom was allegedly armed with a handgun.  It is reported that the culprits robbed the male of a silver Honda L/P SD155 and jewelry and fled the area in an unknown direction.  A short while later the vehicle was recovered.  Police investigations continue.

STABBING:  Sometime around 10:51 pm on Sunday 13th February, 2011 police received information of a stabbing at Eden Street off Farrington Road.  Police responded and information received that two males while at Eden Street got into an altercation which resulted in a 19 year old being stabbed multiple times to the body.  The victim was taken to hospital via private vehicle where he is detained. At present his condition is unknown. Police are following significant leads into the matter.  Police investigations continue.   

STABBING:  Sometime around 1:30 am on Monday 14th February, 2011 police received information of a stabbing at Armstrong Street off Dowdeswell Street.  Police responded and information received that two males while at 3 A’s Club on Dowdeswell Street, got into an altercation which resulted in a 23 year receiving multiple stab wounds to the body.  The victim was taken to hospital via private vehicle where he is detained in stable condition.  Police are questioning a 36 year old male of Sunlight Village in connection with this incident.  Police investigations continue.
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Grand Bahama police report firearms offences
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Monday, 14 February 2011 07:55
GRAND BAHAMA, Bahamas -- On Friday February 11th 2011 at 11:00am officers from the Drug Enforcement Unit were acting on information received and went to Holmes Rock Section-C in the bushes off Queens Highway.  The officers followed a foot path to a dilapidated wooden structure and conducted a search of the area, where a black .380 Pistol was discovered underneath the structure. The item was collected, and officers at the Central Detective Unit are continuing their investigations into this matter.                               

SUSPECTS ARRESTED FOR POSSESSION OF AN UNLICENSED FIREARM:  On Saturday 12th February, 2011 at 1:20pm officers from the Central Detective Unit were acting on information received when they went to the Murchinson Drive area, where the officers observed two men before approaching them.  A search of their person was conducted by the officers that led to the discovery of a silver and black .25 Jennings Pistol.  Two men, one age 35 years of Abaco and the second man age 20 years of Freeport were arrested and taken into police custody along with the weapon.  Investigations are being continued by the Central Detective Unit.

Officers removed three weapons from the streets of Grand Bahama this past week.  The third was recovered on Monday 7th February, 2011.  We commend the officers for their efforts and the support of the community.
 
Police shooting in Eight Mile Rock
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Friday, 11 February 2011 07:38
EIGHT MILE ROCK, Grand Bahama -- At approximately 8:27am on Thursday 10th February, 2011, the Police received a telephone call from the owner and operator of Job Incorporated aka "SUSIE"  located on Sapodilla Road, Hanna Hill, Eight Mile Rock, where a man was at the named establishment causing a disturbance.  

The Police responded and on their arrival at the scene, the proprietor of the named store opened the door for the officers after informing them that a man had come into the store with a knife and took cash from her, and then he started acting in a disorderly manner, brandishing his knife as he moved throughout the store.  She ran out of the store with the customers and locked him in the store.  

The officers shouted to the armed man to put down the knife but he charged the officers with the knife and one the officers shouted again but the man continued towards him with the knife and as a result the officer drew his service weapon and discharged it, hitting the man in the left upper thigh.  After being hit the man continued to charge the officers with his knife (a silver blade 8 inches) but was subsequently subdued and arrested by the officers and taken to the Rand Memorial Hospital by ambulance with police escort for medical treatment.  

His injury was described by a doctor as an entry-exit wound for which he will be treated and he is detained at the named hospital for medical attention in stable condition.  (The accused man is a resident of Hanna Hill - DOB 25th February, 1976).

Investigations are being continued into this matter by officers from the Central Detective Unit.
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Grand Bahama Police report for Monday, February 7, 2011
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Monday, 07 February 2011 17:29
FREEPORT, Grand Bahama -- On Saturday 5th February, 2011 at approximately 3:30am officers from the Mobile Patrol Division arrested a 34 year old male of Freeport after he was found in possession of a .38 chrome revolver along with four (4) live rounds of ammunitions. He was taken into police custody along with the firearm and ammunitions and investigations are being continued by officers at the Central Detective Unit.

This morning, Monday 7th February, 2011 at 10am, DWAN CULMER DOB 15th June, 1976 of Freeport was arraigned in Magistrate's Court No.2 on the charges of Possession of Unlicensed Firearm and Possession of Ammunitions.  He pleaded not guilty before Magistrate Andrew Forbes and was allowed bail in the amount of $5,000.00 with surety.  The matter is adjourned to 21st June, 2011 for trial.

CAUSING HARM AND ASSAULT WITH A DEADLY WEAPON:  At 8:41pm on Friday 4th February, 2011, a resident of Malibu Reef telephoned the police and reported at 8:15pm he was at home when he heard the sound of glass being broken and he went outside to investigate.  On the outside, he observed a dark heavy built male about 5’10”, wearing a grayish hooded jacket with jean pants standing near his car where the glass window to the driver’s door to his car (left hand drive) was broken..  He questioned this male who was unknown to him and the culprit pulled a silver handgun and told the victim to go back inside his house putting him (the victim) in fear for his life.  Investigations are being continued into this matter.
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Nassau police uncover major housebreaking ring
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Monday, 07 February 2011 09:03
NASSAU, Bahamas -- Police at the Western Division, including Cable Beach and Lyford Cay Stations uncovered what is believed to be a major House Breaking Ring. It is believed that this ring operated in Lyford Cay Community and their activities may have dated back as far as two years.

On Sunday 6th February, 2011, officers from the Lyford Cay Police Station, armed with a Search Warrant, travelled to Nassau Village where they executed a search on a dwelling home.  The search revealed a quantity of lap tops, computers, watches, jewelry, silver ware, television sets, colognes, figurines, hundreds of dollars, personal effects, household items and a variety of other items.  While Police have not yet been able to determine the exact value of these items, officers are satisfied that they are worth thousands of dollars.

Currently, two persons are in police custody and others are being actively pursued.  At the appropriate time, persons who may have been victims of thefts in the Lyford Cay Community will be invited to view these items with a view to assisting in identifying their properties.

Commissioner of Police, Ellison Greenslade, wishes to commend the hard working team of officers; including Detectives from the Central Detective Unit for their outstanding performance.  Special commendations are also given to those members of the public that assisted in this significant and notable breakthrough.

In other police news:

ARMED ROBBERY:  Sometime around   8:40 pm on Friday 4th February, 2011 police received information of an armed robbery at VIP Chinese Restaurant, Nassau Street.  Police responded and information received that two (2) masked males both of whom were allegedly armed with handguns entered the establishment demanding cash.  The culprits robbed the establishment of an undetermined amount of cash and fled the area on foot in an unknown direction.  Police are investigating.
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Grand Bahama Police busy in Eight Mile Rock
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Friday, 04 February 2011 09:12

EIGHT MILE ROCK, Grand Bahama -- SUSPECT ARRAIGNED FOR SHOPBREAKING, STEALING AND RECEIVING:  On Thursday 3rd February, 2011 at 10:00am, DARREN BLACK, DOB 13th November, 1983 of Jones Town, Eight Mile Rock, GBI, was arraigned in the Magistrate's Court in Eight Mile Rock before Magistrate Gwendolyn Claude on the charges of Shopbreaking, Stealing and Receiving.  
He pleaded 'guilty' to the charges and was convicted and sentenced to two (2) years at Her Majesty's Prison by the Court.  This arraignment is in relation to a report made on Sunday 30th January, 2011 where between 3:30pm on 29th January and 30th January, 2011, the accused man forced entry into 7-11 Convenient Food Store located in Russell Town, Eight Mile Rock through a south-eastern window and stole an assortment of grocery items and a large quantity of batteries (ten packs of batteries were recovered).  Investigations are continuing in this matter.

ROAD CHECK BY EIGHT MILE ROCK DIVISION: Also on Thursday 3rd February, 2011, between the hours of 6:45am and 9:00am, officers from the Eight Mile Rock Division, headed by Superintendent Christopher Pickstock took to the streets in the Eight Mile Rock community to target traffic offenders and persons with out-standing warrants. 

This resulted in one person (male) being arrested for an outstanding warrant and persons being reported for dark tinted windows, motorists driving without seat belt, those speeding in the school zones and other infractions of the Road Traffic Act.  We (the Police) in the Eight Mile Rock Division are particularly concerned about the high rate of speed by drivers through the Eigh Mile Rock Community in the school zones between the hours of 7:30am - 9:00am (morning) and 2:30pm and 4:00pm (afternoon), therefore we are encouraging them to slow down and drive with greater consideration for other road users.  

We (the Police) will continue to be visible on the streets of Grand Bahama and we are sending a warning to the motoring public to ensure that their vehicles are road-worthy, adhere to the Traffic Laws and drive within the speed limit especially in the school zones.  Persons in breach of these laws and others, will be prosecuted according to the Laws.  

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Burglary and Armed Robbery in Eight Mile Rock
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Wednesday, 02 February 2011 10:49

GRAND BAHAMA, Bahamas -- On Wednesday, 2nd February, 2011, the police on the island of Grand Bahama are continuing their investigations into the report of a Burglary and Armed Robbery matter that occurred in the Eight Mile Rock Community. 

It was reported that at approximately 3:45am yesterday morning (Tuesday 1st February, 2011) a resident of Bartlett Hill summoned the police to her residence where the front door of her home was kicked in and she along with her husband were robbed by two men armed with a handgun.  Uniformed and plain clothes officers responded to the call.

Initial reports are that the culprits, one described as being a dark male, slim built and short, who was wearing dark clothing with a scarf covering his face and armed with a hand gun, and the second man described as being tall, restrained the male victim with cords after hitting him on the head with the gun and robbed the couple of cash before making their escape.  Investigations are being continued into this matter.

We (the police) are appealing to those persons who were in the area and noted these men or have any information that would assist in bringing closure to this matter, to please call 350-3107/8, 348-3444/5/6 or 911.

 
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