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Grand Bahama Police uncover marijuana plants
Submitted by the RBPF   
Friday, 19 August 2011 16:57

FREEPORT, Grand Bahama -- On Thursday 18th August 2011 sometime around 5:00 pm, officers from the Drug Enforcement Unit proceeded to an area near the Chicken Farm located on Grand Bahama Highway. While there they discovered a number of large suspected marijuana plants, ranging from 3 to 8 feet in height.  A check was made of the surrounding area for suspects with negative results. The suspected marijuana plants were processed, and yielded a total of 30 marijuana plants. The plants were up-rooted and taken to Drug Enforcement Unit for further investigations. They have a total street value 30 thousand dollars.

ARMED ROBBERY REPORT

At 11:03pm 18.8.11 a resident of Confederate Walk South Bahamia contacted Police Control Room by telephone and reported that he was just held up by three (3) masked men armed with firearms and a knife who robbed him of his 2002 Cadillac Deville # 41455 and $40.00 cash. This matter is being investigated by officers from the Central Detective Unit

 
Grand Bahama Police uncover firearms and ammunition
Submitted by the RBPF   
Sunday, 14 August 2011 16:55

FREEPORT, Grand Bahama -- On Friday August 12th 2011 sometime around 4:30pm officers from the Drug Enforcement Unit while on enquiries in the area of the old Green Acres apartment complex located at East Atlantic, observed a dark male dressed in a camouflage jacket and a dark color jeans, who attempted to conceal himself in nearby bushes. As a result the officers became suspicious and proceeded towards the suspect, who suddenly ran into the bushes.

The Officers went into the direction the suspect fled; and were not successful in locating him. The officers then conducted a search of the area where the suspect was seen, and found hidden under an old mattress, a white plastic bag containing a black .45 Austria Glock Pistol loaded with a  magazine containing (10) .45 caliber ammunition, and (1) clear zip lock bag containing (46) .40 caliber ammunition. Inquires into this matter are ongoing.

 
Grand Bahama Police seize large shipment of cocaine
Submitted by the RBPF   
Friday, 12 August 2011 08:01

FREEPORT, Grand Bahama -- This morning, Friday 12th August, 2011, the police in Grand Bahama are continuing their investigations into the seizure of a large quantity of dangerous drugs.

It was during the later afternoon on Thursday 11th August 2011 at 4:20pm, when officers from the Drug Enforcement Unit responded to a call to the Freeport Container Port by other law enforcement agencies. As a result of reported anomalies within a container, the container was opened, and a search was conducted which led to the discovery of two (2) two large black duffle bags containing square tape packages suspected of being cocaine.

The container that originated from Peru was destined for Toronto, Canada. The estimated weight of the suspected cocaine is 147.5 LBS (61 kilos) with an estimated street value of $1.2 million.

 
Suspect wanted for FRAUD
Submitted by the RBPF   
Thursday, 04 August 2011 11:24

FREEPORT, Grand Bahama -- The suspect, acting as a real estate agent, collected down payments from customers between 2009 and 2010 for house/property packages which they never received.  Furthermore, the agent was not authorised to sell the properties she had shown the customers during the negotiations in the Heritage, Chesapeake and Eastern area of Freeport.  To date, more than twenty-five matters were reported to the Police.  See poster below or click HERE.


 
Firearm found in vacant building
Submitted by the RBPF   
Wednesday, 03 August 2011 06:10

FREEPORT, Grand Bahama -- Officers at the Drug Enforcement Unit in Grand Bahama found another firearm which was in the North Bahamia area on Tuesday afternoon.

It was shortly after 2:00pm, Tuesday 2nd August, 2011, when detectives from the Drug Enforcement Unit went into the North Bahamia area conducting searches of unfinished and dilapidated buildings when they made the discovery of a firearm. The silver and brown .45 pistol along with seven (7) live rounds of .45 ammunitions were recovered and taken into police custody.

No arrest was made in this matter. However, officers at the Central Detective Unit are continuing their investigations. We commend the officers here on the island for their relentless pursuit to remove illegal firearms and ammunitions from the streets of Grand Bahama.

We (the Police) are encouraging members of the community to partner with the police in this fight against crime which is paramount, by picking up the telephone and calling us (the Police) at 911 and the detectives at the Central Detective Unit at 350-3107/8 or 352-9774/5

 
Grand Bahama Police find gun in bushes
Submitted by the RBPF   
Friday, 29 July 2011 08:03

FREEPORT, Grand Bahama -- It was 6:18pm on Wednesday 27th July, 2011, when officers from the Drug Enforcement Unit were responding to information received, and they went to an area off Midshipman Road, Ironsides Close, where they discovered a plastic bag in the bushes.

This bag contained one (1) black 9mm Taurus model pistol along with one (1) magazine and fifteen (15) live rounds of 9mm ammunitions. This weapon along with the magazine and ammunitions were collected by the officers and investigations are being continued by the team at the Central Detective Unit.

The Police are encouraging members of the community to call 350-3107/8, 352-9774/ or 911 with any information regarding crime. We (the police, the people and the media) must work together to make our communities a safer place to live.

 
Update on house breaking arrests on Grand Bahama
Submitted by the RBPF   
Thursday, 28 July 2011 07:50

FREEPORT, Grand Bahama -- During this past week the police responded to a number of house breaking reports and seven of these incidents resulted in persons being caught on the scene. Most of those persons were charged, arraigned, and convicted on their guilty pleas in the Magistrate’s Courts and are now serving prison sentences.

This success points to the partnership between the police and the community and the quick response by officers from the Eastern Police Division and the Mobile Patrol Unit. We (the Police) express our thanks to the community for their continued support and the media for their efforts in keeping everyone informed.

On the morning ofWednesday, 27th July, 2011, DEANDRE COOPER, DOB 29th November, 1990, of Freeport and JAVEN ROXBURY, DOB 9th March, 1986, of Pine Forest, West Grand Bahama, were arraigned in Magistrate’s Court No.3 before Deputy Chief Magistrate, Helen Jones on the charge of house breaking.

The accused men who were represented by Attorney Simeon Brown elected summary trial and pleaded ‘not guilty’ to the charge of house-breaking. They were granted bail in the amount of $5,000 with surety and the trial is scheduled for 2nd March, 2012.

This arraignment is in relation to a report made to the police on Monday 25th July, 2011, at 1:29pm where persons had broken into an apartment building on Pinta Avenue in South Bahamia. Officers from the Mobile patrol Unit and the Eastern Police Division responded and the suspects were arrested.

 
Grand Bahama Police investigating firearm recovery and traffic accidents
Submitted by the RBPF   
Wednesday, 27 July 2011 07:47

POLICE IN GB RECOVER A FIREARM

The police are continuing their investigations into the circumstances surrounding the recovery of a firearm near the Lucaya Police Station during the late morning of Tuesday 26th July, 2011. It was approximately 11:30am on the aforementioned date, when officers from the Lucaya Police Station recovered a firearm, a SIG Saucer P229 9mm Pistol along with an empty magazine at the front of the named station. No arrest was made in this matter and investigations are being continued by officers from the Central Detective Unit.

POLICE AT TRAFFIC DIVISION INVESTIGATING TWO ACCIDENTS THAT LEFT TWO PERSONS HOSPITALIZED

The first accident occurred at 1:45pm on Tuesday 26th July, 2011 on Warren J. Levarity Highway, when a 78 year old male who was driving his public service bus south on the named highway near Bahama Rock, lost control of the vehicle. The bus veered onto the side of the road where it turned over twice before coming to rest on cables from an electrical pole nearby in a ditch.

The driver a resident of Freeport and his single passenger, a 28 year old female of Hanna Hill, Eight Mile Rock escaped through the front windshield that was smashed during the impact. They were transported to the Rand Memorial Hospital via ambulance, where the female was treated and discharged, but the driver was admitted to the hospital and this morning he is listed in ‘stable’ condition.

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House/Shop breaker sentence to two years imprisonment
Submitted by the RBPF   
Tuesday, 26 July 2011 05:54

EIGHT MILE ROCK, Grand Bahama -- On Monday 25th July, 2011 RAYMOND MOXEY (pictured), DOB 12th March, 1960 of Deadman’s Reef, West Grand Bahama was arraigned in the Magistrate’s Court at Eight Mile Rock for one count of Shop-breaking and Stealing, one count of Attempted Shop-breaking and two counts of House-breaking and Stealing before Magistrate Gwendolyn Claude.

Moxey pleaded guilty to the charges and was convicted and sentenced to two (2) years at Her Majesty’s Prison.

These charges were in relation to reports made to the Eight Mile Rock Police Station between 29th June and 22nd July, 2011. A DVD player and two portable black stereos were among some of the items recovered after Moxey was arrested by the Police.

 
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