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Grand Bahama Police investigating shooting report
Submitted by the RBPF   
Tuesday, 07 August 2012 06:32

FREEPORT, Grand Bahama -- Police responded to the Garden Villas area in Freeport at approximately 12:43am on Sunday 5th August, 2012 after receiving reports of gunshots being heard in the Weddell Avenue West area.

Reports are that the victim, a 68 year old male resident of South Bahamia was in the parking lot at his apartment complex on Weddell Avenue when he was approached by a dark male wearing a mask and armed with a handgun. The armed man demanded cash and when the victim refused to give him any money, he discharged the weapon hitting the complainant several times about the body before making his escape.

The victim who was transported by private vehicle to the local hospital for medical assistance is listed in ‘stable condition’.

Investigations are continuing into this matter and we (the police) are appealing to persons who were in the area when the incident occurred to call 350-3107/8, 352-9774/5 or 911 with information to assist officers in bringing closure to the matter.


Grand Bahama Police investigating armed robbery report
Submitted by the RBPF   
Friday, 03 August 2012 06:59

On Thursday 2nd August, 2012, officers at the Central Detective Unit along with the Eight Mile Rock Division are continuing their investigations into the armed robbery of a service station in the Eight Mile Rock community last evening.

It was a just minutes after 7:00pm on Wednesday 1st August, 2012, when the police received a report and responded to the scene at a service station where a lone gunman had robbed the complainant of cash at approximately 6:47pm before making good his escape.

Police are appealing to persons who reside in the area and others who were passing the service station at the time of the incident to call 350-3107/8, 352-9774/5 or 911 with information to assist investigators in bringing closure to this matter.


At 12:45pm today, Thursday 2nd August, 2012, officers from the Police Fire Services responded to a house fire report in the Hudson Estates area in Freeport.

Suspects arrested in Bimini for possession of unlicensed firearms and ammunitions
Submitted by the RBPF   
Wednesday, 01 August 2012 13:46

Suspects arrested in Bimini for possession of unlicensed firearms and ammunitions

It was on Monday 30th July, 2012 at 5:00pm when a team of officers from the Royal Bahamas Defense Force along with an officer from the Fisheries Department handed over three American adult males of Florida to the police in Bimini.

The suspects were arrested after their vessel, a 28ft Mako Go-Fast fishing vessel with a T-Top and two black and white Mercury 300HP engines was boarded for a routine check in Bahamian waters just off North Bimini. During the inspection the suspects were found to be in breach of the Fisheries Act and they were not cleared by the Bahamas Customs Department.

A further search of the vessel led to the discovery of a pistol and a quantity of ammunitions.

Police in Bimini are continuing their investigations into this matter and the three men are expected to be transported to New Providence to be arraigned in the Firearm’s Court on relevant charges.

We commend the vigilant officers of the Royal Bahamas Defense Force and Fisheries Department as they continue to protect our borders.

Small plane crash lands in Grand Bahama
Submitted by the RBPF   
Wednesday, 01 August 2012 06:09

It was approximately 1:35pm on Tuesday 31st July, 2012, when it was reported that a 45 year old male pilot of an out-boarding Piper Aztec twin engine craft had crash landed into the mangroves about two miles east of the Freeport International Airport, in shallow waters (2ft) just minutes into the flight. The plane was reportedly having some mechanical difficulties which forced the pilot to crash land while en route to Eleuthera.

The pilot and passengers (Bahamian residents of Freeport) escaped the ordeal without serious injuries and were transported to the Emergency Section of the Rand Memorial Hospital for a routine medical examination.

We commend members of the Royal Bahamas Police Force, the Royal Bahamas Defense Force, Staff members of the Emergency Response Team (Ambulance Depart.) at the Rand Memorial Hospital and Staff at the Freeport Aggregates Ltd., for their tireless effort to rescue the four persons that ended at 7pm Tuesday evening.

This morning, Wednesday 1st August, 2012, investigations are continuing into this matter by the Central Detective Unit along with Aviation Department here on the island.

Police execute Operation 'Crack-A-Dawn' in Abaco
Submitted by the RBPF   
Thursday, 26 July 2012 07:28

ABACO, Bahamas -- Traffic Police in Abaco were engaged in operation “Crack-A-Down” yesterday, Wednesday 25th June, 2012 between the hours of 5:45am and 9:00am on S.C. Bootle Highway in accordance with the Commissioner’s Policing Plan 2012.

This initiative was an effort to target the motoring public who continually ignore the road traffic laws. As a result, thirty-one (31) drivers were cited for various infractions of the Road Traffic Act and one person was arrested for Possession of Dangerous Drugs.

We commend the officers for their effort as they continue their mandate to reduce accidents and to ensure that the rules of the road are adhered to by all motorists.


Man wanted in connection with murder in Grand Bahama
Submitted by the RBPF   
Friday, 20 July 2012 06:37


Police on Grand Bahama are seeking the public‟s assistance through the media in the whereabouts of RONALD OSIAS AKA ‘WOWO’ or ‘RONNIE’ DOB 24th July, 1986 of Colony Club on Weddell Avenue in the Garden Villas area in connection with murder.

Osias is being described as average build, weighing 193-lbs, dark brown complexion and is 6‟ tall. He is considered armed and dangerous and the public is advised NOT to approach him. Anyone with information is being asked to call the Central Detective Unit at 350-3107/8, 352-9774/5 or 911. See the "Wanted Poster‟ below.


There was a high visibility of police officers on the streets in Abaco this evening Thursday 19th, July 2012, between the hours of 5:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. It was a combined effort of officers throughout the Abaco District where they were engaged in an operation, “Shake up

Marsh Harbour” in Marsh Harbour, The Mudd, Pigeon Pea, Dundas Town and Murphy Town.

During the operation, a couple was arrested after a search warrant was executed on their home in The Mud when the discovery of a quantity of dangerous drugs – marijuana was made by the police. The male age 38 years and the 37 year old female were taken into police custody along with the dangerous drugs.

The team of officers is being commended for their effort and investigations are continuing in the arrests made as aforementioned.

Updates on homicides 7 & 8 for Grand Bahama
Submitted by the RBPF   
Tuesday, 17 July 2012 08:47

FREEPORT, Grand Bahama -- At 2:30pm Monday 16th July, 2012, DENIE OSIAS - DOB 17th February, 1986 - of Jones Town, Eight Mile Rock was arraigned in Magistrate’s Court No. 3 before Deputy Chief Magistrate Helen Jones. The accused man who was not represented by an attorney, was not required to enter a plea and the matter was adjourned to 2nd October, 2012 when the preliminary inquiry is scheduled to commence.  This arraigned is in relation to the death of Calvin Stuart DOB 18th August, 1985 of Freeport, the seventh homicide victim for the island this year, 2012.

It was on Wednesday 11th July, 2012 at approximately 9:42pm, the police were notified of a man being stabbed in the Sunridge Road and Carissa Street (Freeport) area. The officers responded and discovered that upon arrival, the victim, a 26 year old male resident of Freeport who was transported to the Rand Memorial Hospital via private vehicle for medical attention, succumbed to his injuries a short time later.


On Thursday 12th July, 2012, the police were called to the Bruce Avenue West area in regards to a shooting report, where the officers discovered the body of a 27 year old male victim with gunshot wounds. The victim was examined by EMS Personnel who discovered that there was no sign of life. The body was transported to the Rand Memorial Hospital where the attending doctor pronounced him dead.

On Monday 16th July, 2012, the deceased man was officially identified as RODNELL FILS-AME AKA: RODNELL OCTAVIEN - DOB 5th July, 1985 - of Freeport. Investigations are continuing and the police are renewing their appeal for the assistance of the media and the general public for information to assist in bringing closure to this matter.

Police report includes crash landing of aircraft in Bimini
Submitted by the RBPF   
Monday, 16 July 2012 08:07


Police in Bimini are continuing their investigations into the crash landing of a craft in South Bimini at approximately 2:53pm on Saturday 14th July, 2012.

The 45 year old Bahamian male pilot along with one male passenger age 34 years, both of New Providence, were reportedly en route to New Providence from Fort Lauderdale, when the aircraft developed engine difficulties resulting in the craft being crash landed at the airport in South Bimini.

Although the craft was extensively damaged, fortunately, nobody was injured during this incident and investigations are continuing.


Accident #1

On Saturday 14th July 2012, police officers at the Traffic Police Division investigated an accident that occurred at approximately 6:15pm on East Mall Drive, in the area of Police Headquarters. The accident involved a red, black and white 2005 Honda 650 trail bike which was owned and ridden by a 22 year old resident of Hanna Hill, Eight Mile Rock.

Reports are that the rider lost control of his bike and fell onto the road which resulted in him receiving serious injuries. The victim was transported to Rand Memorial Hospital via ambulance for medical attention.

Man arraigned for harboring a criminal
Submitted by RBPF   
Thursday, 12 July 2012 08:42

This morning, Monday 9th July, 2012, at 10:00am, a second man, Don Delva DOB 23rd May, 1986 of Redwood Lane, Freeport, was arraigned in Magistrate’s Court No.2 before Magistrate Andrew Forbes on the charge of Harboring a Criminal after he was arrested at 7:45am on Saturday 7th July, 2012. He was remanded to Her Majesty’s Prison and the trial is set for 12th September, 2012.

It was just four days ago, when another male, Alphonso Alfred Bethel DOB 18th March, 1990 of Sunset Subdivision was arraigned in the Magistrate’s Court in Eight Mile Rock on similar charges before Magistrate Gwendolyn Claude and remanded to Her Majesty’s Prison.

Again, the police are issuing a caution to persons who are engaging in the act of harboring ‘wanted’ persons in relation to the APB disseminated for six males last week and others who are still outstanding. We (the Police) are reminding the public that it is an offence to harbor a criminal and anyone found harboring a criminal (s) will be arrested and placed before the courts in accordance with the law.


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