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Suspect arrested for firearms offenses on Grand Bahama
Submitted by the RBPF   
Monday, 21 March 2011 08:13

FREEPORT, Grand Bahama -- On Friday, 18th March 2011, sometime around 10:15am, Officers from the DEU while in the area of Cora’s Place, situated on Sergeant Major Road observed a 27 year old male of Freeport/Lucaya acting very suspiciously.

The officers approached the suspect and upon identifying themselves, the man ran away. Officers then pursued the suspect and in the process they observed when a black 9 mm Pistol fell from his pants leg.

The officers caught up with him a short distance away and upon conducting a search they found a black 9 mm magazine containing (28) round of 9 mm ammunition. The suspect was arrested and taken into custody along with the items. Members from the Central Detective Unit are continuing with the investigations.

 

 
Suspects arraigned for murder in Freeport
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Tuesday, 15 March 2011 07:24
FREEPORT, Grand Bahama -- Monday 14th March, 2011, Johnathan McKenzie, DOB 3rd August, 1989, and Darieo Demetrius Smith, DOB 10th October, 1992, both of Freeport were arraigned in Magistrate’s Court No.1, Freeport before Magistrate Debbye Ferguson on the charge of Murder.  The accused men to be represented by Attorney Mario Gray, were not required to enter a plea and the matter was adjourned to 13th July, 2011 for the preliminary inquiry.  This arraignment of the two men is in relation to the first homicide for Grand Bahama Island.  The deceased man, Tamaro Johnson DOB 4th July, 1986 of Weddell Avenue, Garden Villas, Freeport succumbed to his injuries (stabbing) on Monday afternoon, 7th March, 2011 which he received while at Club Rock N Roll in the Freeport International Bazaar early Sunday morning, 6th March, 2011.

In other police news from Grand Bahama ...

SUSPECT ARRESTED FOR POSSESSION OF UNLICENSED FIREARM AND AMMUNITIONS:  A thirty-eight year old male of Freeport is in Police custody after he was arrested for possession of unlicensed firearm and ammunition.  It was at approximately 3:05am on Monday 14th March, 2011 when officers from the West End Police Station on were mobile patrol, and acting on information received, they stopped and search the suspect who was standing in the area of Mary Magdalene Church on Queens Highway, West End.  During the search of his person, the officers discovered a .357 chrome magnum with seven live rounds of ammunitions.  He was arrested and taken into police custody along with the firearm and ammunitions.  Investigations are continuing in this matter.
 
Grand Bahama records first two homicides for 2011 in two days
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Tuesday, 08 March 2011 12:46

HOMICIDE NO.1 FOR GRAND BAHAMA ISLAND

On Sunday 6th March, 2011 at 1:05am officers at the Police Control Room were informed of a stabbing incident at Club Rock N Roll located in the Freeport International Bazaar.  Uniformed and plain clothes officers responded to the call to investigate.  On arrival at the scene, the officers observed a young man lying on the ground suffering from multiple stab wounds to the body, particularly the upper body.  The victim DOB 4th July, 1986 of Weddell Avenue was transported to the Accident and Emergency Section of the Rand Memorial Hospital by ambulance where he was attended by doctor and later admitted to the ICU.  Yesterday, Monday 7th March, 2011, the victim succumbed to his injuries at the named hospital.  Initial reports are that the victim was involved in a fight at the named establishment when he was injured and today, investigations are being continued by officers from the Central Detective Unit.  This incident is being classified as the first homicide for the Grand Bahama District.  No arrest was made.

However, the police are appealing to those persons who were patrons of Club Rock N Roll on Sunday morning at 1:00am when the incident took place to call in at 350-3107/8, 352-9774/5 or 911 with any information that would advance the investigations. The identification of the deceased man will be released pending notification of next of kin.

Update: The victim has been identified as Tamaro Johnson. Johnson succumbed to his injuries on Monday 7th March, 2011 in the afternoon.

HOMICIDE NO.2 FOR GRAND BAHAMA ISLAND

On Monday 7th March 2011 at 11:50pm officers at the Police Control Room, received a report that gunshots were heard in the area of the wash house on Weddell Avenue.  As a result of this report, uniformed and plain clothes officers responded to investigate.  On the arrival of the officers at the scene in the Garden Villas area, the officers observed a gold Nissan Maxima with visible bullet holes and a male occupant slumped over the driver’s seat suffering from what appeared to be multiple gunshot wounds about the body.  The victim DOB 10th August, 1968 of Lewis Yard was attended by EMS personnel from the Rand Memorial Hospital but no vital signs found.  As a result the body was taken to the Rand Memorial Hospital by persons from a funeral home where it was examined and officially pronounced dead by the doctor.  Reports are that at 11:45pm on Monday 7th March 2011 the victim was sitting in his vehicle through an unpaved road between Weddell and Bruce Avenue when a another vehicle pulled up next to victim’s vehicle and the occupants opened fire on him, causing fatal injury before making their escape from the scene.

We (the Police) are appealing to those persons who were in the area at the time of the shooting to call in at 350-3107/8, 352-9774/5 or 911 with any information that would assist in the investigations. The identification of the deceased man will be released pending notification of next of kin.

Update: The victim has been identified as Patrick Russell DOB 10th August, 1968 of Lewis Yard.

 
Road traffic accidents dominate Grand Bahama Police report
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Saturday, 26 February 2011 07:34
FREEPORT, Grand Bahama -- Accident #1:  At 4:44pm on Friday 25/2/11, a traffic accident occurred on Sea Horse Road involving red 2009 Suzuki Swift registration number SD 442 registered to Island Jeep and Car Rental, driven by a male visitor DOB 27/4/44 of West Palm Beach Florida and truck number M-710 a 2007 white International Pump 210 registered to Gold Rock which was by a male DOB 18/9/69 of Freeport.

Reports are that the driver of the truck was travelling north on Sea Horse Road when the drive of the SD car entered the flow of traffic on Sea Horse Road from the parking lot of Sea Horse Shopping Plaza when the accident occurred.  The passenger of the SD vehicle, a female, DOB 13/8/54 of Florida received and was transported to the hospital (Rand Memorial Hospital) via ambulance where she was treated and later discharged.  Investigations are continuing in this matter by officers from the Police Traffic Department.

Accident #2:  At 5:23pm an accident occurred on Grand Bahama Highway in the vicinity of North Riding Point Lounge, involving car, a white Chevy Cavalier driven by a male DOB 14/6/76 of Freeport.  The driver was traveling west on Grand Bahama Highway when he lost control of his vehicle which turned over resulting in him and his passenger, a female DOB 9/2/92 of Freeport sustaining serious injuries.  They were both transported to the Rand Memorial Hospital via ambulance and they were both detained.  Officers at the High Rock Police Station are continuing their investigations into this matter.

Accident #3:  At 9:23pm on Friday 25/2/11, a traffic accident occurred on Sea Horse Road involving car a Chevy Lumina driven by a male DOB 24/10/72 of Freeport while the driver who was traveling north on Sea horse Road in the vicinity of Sea Horse Shopping Plaza, when he lost control of his vehicle the turned over and the cehicle became engulfed in flames.  The driver received injury to the facial area and was transported to the Rand Memorial Hospital via ambulance where he was treated and later discharged. Officers from the fire department extinguished the vehicle fire and investigations are being continued by officers from the Police Traffic Department.
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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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