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Alleged drowning during Hurricane Sandy
Submitted by the RBPF   
Monday, 29 October 2012 09:15

FREEPORT, Grand Bahama -- On Friday 26th October 2012, around 11:00am officers while on patrol went into the area of Queens Cove and spoke to residents to evacuate due to the incoming storm surge which would be caused by Hurricane Sandy.

On Saturday 27th October, 2012, around 9:00am police received information that a male resident of Queens Cove was found unresponsive in his home. Another male of the same residence reported that upon returning home he discovered his neighbour's lifeless body lying face down in his home. His neighbour had refused to leave his home when requested to do so by officers.

The body was examined and pronounced dead at the Rand Memorial Hospital.

In other police news:


On Thursday 25th October 2012, around 1:00pm, Officers from the Drug Enforcement Unit executed a search warrant on an apartment in South Bahamia and discovered an assortment of ammunitions; (4) .40 rounds, (1) .45 round, (17) .9mm rounds, (8) 7.62 rounds, (10) .223 rounds, (49) 9x18 makarov rounds, (17) .38 special rounds, (13) 5.7x28 rounds and (2) shot gun shells, magazine clips and other firearm related materials were discovered in the apartment.

A male resident was taken into police custody.

Police are continuing investigation into these matters.

Circle Mall robbery suspects arraigned
Submitted by the RBPF   
Wednesday, 24 October 2012 12:25

FREEPORT, Grand Bahama -- On Tuesday 23rd October, 2012, three suspects were brought before the Magistrate Courts to answer to charges related to the Armed Robbery of the Circle Mall that occurred on Wednesday 17th October, 2012, around 11:00 a.m.

Jamaal Lightbourne, age 27 years of Freeport, Grand Bahama was charged with Stealing a vehicle, Armed Robbery, Conspiracy to commit Armed Robbery, Possession of an Unlicensed Firearm with the intent to endanger life and Assaulting a Police Officer.

Ryan Pinder, age 27 years of Freeport, Grand Bahama was charged with Stealing a vehicle and Conspiracy to commit Armed Robbery.

The other suspect Jacob Cooper, age 27 years also of Freeport, Grand Bahama, was charged with Stealing a vehicle.

The case of Stealing a vehicle was heard before, Magistrate Helen Jones Court #3. All suspects in this matter pleaded not guilty, and the matter was adjourned to 22nd January, 2013.

All other matters were heard before Magistrate Debbie Ferguson Court #1. They were not required to enter a plea and these matters were adjourned to the 19th December, 2012, for a preliminary inquiry.

Traffic fatality in Abaco
Submitted by the RBPF   
Monday, 22 October 2012 15:26

MARSH HARBOUR, Abaco -- On Sunday 21st October 2012 around 2:45am police received information that a traffic accident had occurred on Don McKay Boulevard involving two vehicles. It was reported that the driver of a 2004 white Hyundai was travelling west along Don McKay drive and the driver of a 2001 red Ford Escort was travelling east on Don McKay drive when both vehicles collided, resulting in both vehicles receiving extensive damages.

Driver of the red 2001 Ford Escort was pronounced dead at the scene and driver of the 2004 white Hyundai received minor injuries, was treated and discharged by Emergency Medical Personnel c/o Marsh Harbour Emergency Medical Team.

Police are investigating this matter

Shooting incident on Coral Rd in Freeport
Submitted by the RBPF   
Saturday, 20 October 2012 07:03

FREEPORT, Grand Bahama -- On Thursday 18th October 2012, around 6:30pm police received information that a male was found with gunshot wounds about the body.

It was reported that the victim while walking along Coral Road and Pioneers Way was approached by a male with a hand gun who opened fire at him.

EMS personnel were called to the scene and the victim was transported to the Rand Memorial Hospital via ambulance and is listed to be in serious condition.

A hand gun was recovered and a 28 year old male is in police custody.

Police are actively investigating this matter.

Armed robbery suspect shot and killed after brazen daylight incident
Submitted by the RBPF   
Wednesday, 17 October 2012 16:36

FREEPORT, Grand Bahama -- Police are investigating a shooting incident that has left one man dead and a second man in custody.

According to police reports shortly after 11:00 am on Wednesday 17th October, 2012, police at Grand Bahama received information that a business establishment in the new Circle Mall, West Atlantic Drive was being robbed by two masked (2) men.

Police responded and on arrival observed the armed culprits attempting to flee the scene.

As the culprits attempted to flee, one of the men ran to the rear of the establishment while the second male got into a waiting vehicle while firing gunshots at the police.  Police returned fire.

The suspect vehicle crashed and upon checking the vehicle the police discovered one of the fleeing suspects with gunshot injuries. EMS responded to the scene and rendered assistance to the injured suspect who succumbed to his injuries.

Police are actively searching the area in an effort to locate the driver who evaded police.

Police recovered from the vehicle an illegal pistol and ammunition; additionally, a quantity of jewelry, believed to be the property of the establishment was retrieved from the rear of the Circle Mall.

Active police investigations continue.

Stabbing incidents reported in Freeport
Submitted by the RBPF   
Saturday, 13 October 2012 06:27

FREEPORT, Grand Bahama -- On Thursday 11th October 2012 around 4:15pm, police received information that two males were involved in a fight with a group of males in the Hearn Lane area and as a result were stabbed about the body.

The first victim a 23 years old male was seen by doctor and his injuries were described as not serious, the second victim a 16 year old male was seen by a doctor and was detained at the Rand Memorial Hospital for further observation, he was said to be in stable condition.

The second incident occurred on Thursday 11th October 2012 around 10:00pm, which involved a 22 year old male of the Pinder’s Point area who was stabbed about the body. He was transported to the Rand Memorial Hospital where he was seen by doctor who listed his injuries as not serious.

Police are investigating both matters.

Police are appealing to the public, anyone with information that can assist the police in their investigation are asked to contact the police by calling telephone numbers 350-3107, 350-3108, 911, 919 or call your nearest police station.

Charge is 'Possession of dangerous drugs with intent to supply' in marijuana bust
Submitted by the RBPF   
Tuesday, 09 October 2012 06:42

EIGHT MILE ROCK, Grand Bahama -- On Friday 5th September 2012, around 7:00pm, officers of the Eight Mile Rock Police Station executed a search warrant on a home situated in Hanna Hill, Eight Mile Rock, where they discovered a taped package containing suspected marijuana.

A male resident who reside in the home was arrested.

The suspected drugs is estimated to weigh 6lbs and valued at $6,000.00.  Police are investigating this matter.


Police in Abaco make arrests
Submitted by the RBPF   
Sunday, 07 October 2012 09:55

MARSH HARBOUR, Abaco -- On Thursday 4th October 2012, around 6:30pm, Officers from the Marsh Harbour Abaco Police Station went to a residence in Central Pines, Abaco where a search was conducted and (14) fourteen pots containing suspected marijuana plants, three(3) .9mm bullet and one (1) .40 bullet were discovered.

Three males ages 17 years, 23 years and 26 years all of Central Pines, Abaco were taken into police custody.

On Thursday 4th October 2012 around 5:30pm, Officers from the Treasure Cay Police Station reported arresting (7) seven illegal immigrants while on a sail boat anchored off shore in Treasure Cay.

Six males and one female age between 35 years to 46 years were all handed over to the Immigration Authority in Abaco.

Police are actively investigating these matters.

Wanted poster: Garin L. Gibson
Submitted by the RBPF   
Sunday, 07 October 2012 08:56

Police are  requesting your assistance in locating 34 year old GARIN GIBSON.
Gibson is described as having dark brown complexion, weighing 150-180 lbs and stands at 6’1”tall.
Last known address is Batelco Corner, Jones Town, Eight Mile Rock. Williams is wanted for Burglary, Armed Robbery and Possession of Unlicensed Firearm.
Anyone having information asked to contact the Central Detective Unit office at telephone numbers 350-3107, 350-3108 or 911, 919 or the nearest police station.

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