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Police report on Customs warehouse fire and illegal immigrants
Submitted by the RBPF   
Saturday, 12 January 2013 07:20

BUILDING FIRE- BAHAMAS CUSTOMS WAREHOUSE- WEST END

On Friday 11th January 2013, around 1:45am, Officers of the West End Police Station received information of a fire at the Bahamas Custom Warehouse, West End. Officers at the West End Police Station and the Fire Department responded and assisted in extinguishing the fire, which was confined to documents on a desk in the office. The estimated cost of damages is unknown at this time.

Police are investigating this matter.

ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS APPREHENDED – ABACO

On Thursday 10th January 2013 around 11:05pm, Officers at the Marsh Harbour Police Station received information that (2) two suspected Haitian vessels came ashore in the area of Little Harbour, north of Winding Bay, Abaco. Police Officers assisted by Immigration and Defense Force Officers responded and arrested thirty two (32) Haitian nationals, inclusive of twenty one (21) males and eleven (11) females.

Investigations are continuing in this matter.

 
Police investigating BTC copper theft at Pelican Point
Submitted by the RBPF   
Thursday, 10 January 2013 08:15

GRAND BAHAMA -- On Wednesday 9th January 2013, around 1:00pm, Police received information of a copper theft at the Bahamas Telecommunication Corporation (BTC), Pelican Point site.

It was reported that sometime between Friday 21st December 2013 and Wednesday, 9th January, 2013, some unknown persons entered the cell site of the Bahamas Telecommunication Corporation (BTC) and stole one hundred and fifty feet (150) of black 30DD electrical ground wire valued at $1,050.00.

Police are actively investigating this matter.  Police are appealing to the general public, anyone with information that can assist in this matter, to contact them at telephone numbers 373-1112, 350-3107, 350-3108, 911 or 919.

Any information given in this matter will be kept in the strictest of confidence.

OPERATION JUSTICE SERVED - ABACO

On Monday 7th January 2013, between the hours of 10:00pm and 12:00 midnight, a team of officers of the Marsh Harbour Police Station executed outstanding warrants for persons in the Abaco Division.

As a result a total of (12) twelve persons appeared before the Magistrate Court on Tuesday 8th January 2012, for outstanding Traffic Warrants. The cases were settled and warrants were cancelled.

 
Operation 'Clean Sweep' targets Abaco roads
Submitted by the RBPF   
Saturday, 05 January 2013 08:07

On Friday, 4th January, 2013, between the hours of 5:30am – 9:00am, officers of “Clean Sweep’ Abaco Division conducted a road check in the area of S.C Bootle Highway and Bustic Bight, Abaco.  Additionally a number of suspected vehicles were stopped and searched for Dangerous Drugs and Firearms.

A total of (57) fifty seven persons were reported for various traffic infractions under the Road Traffic Regulations.

DANGEROUS DRUG ARREST – GRAND BAHAMA

On Friday, 4th January, 2013, around 9:10am, Officers of the Drug Enforcement Unit while in the area of East Sunrise Highway, observed a white 2004 Suzuki van with its

driver acting in a suspicious manner. The vehicle was stopped and searched and officers discovered (2) clear plastic zip lock bags, (1) containing (118) silver foil wraps and the other containing (81) silver foil wraps of suspected marijuana.

The male passenger was arrested and taken into custody.

The suspected marijuana weighed (8.5) ounces and its estimated street value is $995.00.

 
Wanted suspect Nevin Russell arraigned in Abaco
Submitted by the RBPF   
Thursday, 03 January 2013 08:40

MARSH HARBOUR, Abaco -- On Wednesday, 2nd January, 2013, Nevin Russell, who was wanted and captured by police for a number of Shopbreaking and Housebreaking matters in Abaco, was arraigned before Senior Administrator Preston Cunningham on (11) eleven counts of Shopbreaking and Housebreaking in the Marsh Harbour area.

He pleaded guilty to (2) two counts of Shopbreaking and was remanded to her Majesty Prison until the 9th January 2013 for sentencing.

He also pleaded not guilty to (6) six counts of Shopbreaking and (3) three counts of Housebreaking.

He was remanded to her Majesty Prison on these matters until the 11th April 2013 and the 17th April, 2013 for trial.


 
Help needed to identify suspect in Abaco
Submitted by the RBPF   
Wednesday, 02 January 2013 08:31

Anyone with information on the identification or the whereabouts of this suspect may contact the Marsh Harbour Police Station at telephone numbers 367-2560, 367- 3437, 911, 919 or call your nearest police station.MARSH HARBOUR, Abaco -- Police at the Abaco Division are seeking the public’s assistance in identifying the pictured suspect.

The suspect is wanted by that Division for questioning in connection with a number of Robberies, Shopbreaking and Housebreaking incidents which occurred on that island.

Anyone with information on the identification or the whereabouts of this suspect may contact the Marsh Harbour Police Station at telephone numbers 367-2560, 367-3437, 911, 919 or call your nearest police station.

Any information given will be kept in the strictest confidence.

 

 

 


 
Operation Snowball nets unlicensed firearm, ammunition and dangerous drugs
Submitted by the RBPF   
Friday, 28 December 2012 07:25

FREEPORT, Grand Bahama -- On Thursday 27th December 2012, around 10:00pm, Officers of Operation Snowball while on mobile patrol in the area of Adventures Way, observed a black 1997 Mitsubishi Montero Sport Jeep with two passengers acting suspicious.

The vehicle was stopped, a search of the driver was conducted and officers discovered (4) four live rounds of ammunition in the driver’s front pocket. A further search of the vehicle uncovered a chrome .357 Magnum revolver containing (6) six .357 ammunitions and a small amount of a grassy like substance of suspected marijuana was found.

Both suspects were arrested and taken into police custody.

 
Illegal immigrants found in Bimini
Submitted by the RBPF   
Saturday, 22 December 2012 08:56
BIMINI, Bahamas -- On Thursday 20th December 2012 , around 4:30am, Officers of the Bimini District acting on information went to an apartment in the Porgy Bay area and discovered (10) ten illegal immigrants. They were all taken into police custody along with a Bahamian suspect.

(6) Brazilians, (3) Jamaicans and (1) Haitian.

They were handed over to Immigration Authorities. Police are assisting with the investigation.

*Fire Safety Tips*
  • Always turn of Christmas tree lights before leaving home or going to bed.
  • Keep outdoor electrical connections above ground and out of puddles.
 
Police offer safety tip after armed robbery
Submitted by the RBPF   
Monday, 17 December 2012 15:36

“ARMED ROBBERY”

FREEPORT, Grand Bahama -- On Monday 17th December 2012, around 3:50am, police received information that there was an armed robbery in the Morgan Lane area.

It was reported that a lone gunman had entered a residence on Morgan lane armed with a handgun and robbed the female resident of $200.00 in cash. He is described as being slim built, dark complexion, wearing a dark colour jacket and pants and wearing a black mask.

Police are actively investigating this matter.

*SAFETY TIP *

There is no right or wrong way to protect you and your family during a home invasion. However when your home security is broken through the objection is to escape alive.

Remember to always lock the doors and windows before leaving home or retiring for the night, the weakest home security link is failing to do just that.

 
Counterfeit $100 US bills found by police
Submitted by the RBPF   
Monday, 17 December 2012 07:57

FREEPORT, Grand Bahama -- On Saturday, 15th December, 2012, at 3:54pm, officers of the Mobile Division, while in the area of Hudson Avenue, stopped and searched the male driver of a gold 1998 Plymouth and discovered three (3) imitation firearms, (1) 7” blade knife, (3) handsets, (21) counterfeit $100.00 US bills and (1) black Olympus camera.

The lone male driver who is known to police was taken into police custody.

“CAUSING GRIEVOUS HARM”

On Saturday 15th December 2012, at 3:55pm, police received reports that a female was injured while in the area of Epson Road.

It was reported that on Saturday, 15th December, 2012, around 3:05pm, while at a residence in the area of Epson Road, she was in an argument with her boyfriend when he allegedly chopped her with a cutlass causing serious injuries to both hands.

The victim is detained at the Rand Memorial Hospital.

A thirty one year old male is assisting police with their investigations.

 
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