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Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force : Grand Bahama District Last Updated: Sep 6, 2018 - 10:11:39 AM


RBPF Grand Bahama: Operation Black- Out
By Terecita Pinder, RBPF
Sep 6, 2018 - 7:29:49 AM

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A JOINT OPERATION DUBBED “OPERATION BLACK OUT”
RESULTED IN THE SEIZURE OF FIREARM, AMMUNITION,
CASH AND THE ARREST OF (7) ADULTS IN GRAND BAHAMA

Freeport, Bahamas - Reports are that on Wednesday 5th September 2018, between 4pm and 11pm, a joint operation named “Operation Black Out”, consisting of Officers from the Drug Enforcement Unit and Rapid Response, took to the streets of the Central area, where a number of search warrants were executed at residences in that area. This resulted in the seizure of a 9mm pistol with (8) rounds of ammunition, (49) packages of suspected cocaine, cash in the amount of $1,699.00, the seizure of (23) rounds of 9mm ammunition and (5) rounds of .38 ammunition, the seizure of (2) packages of suspected marijuana and the arrest of (7) adults, (5) males and (2) females.

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POLICE ARE APPEALING TO ANYONE WITH INFORMATION REGARDING ANY CRIME, NO MATTER HOW SMALL OR INSIGNIFICANT (THE TIP) MAY SEEM, TO ANONYMOUSLY CALL POLICE AT 919 OR CRIME STOPPERS AT 328-TIPS (8477) (NEW PROVIDENCE) OR 1-242-300-8477 (FAMILY ISLANDS.) 

BACK TO SCHOOL SAFETY TIPS FOR STUDENT-

  • Find an easy way to walk to and from school or the bus stop and use the same route every day.Always walk with a brother, sister, neighbor, friend or with other students. Strength is in numbers.
  • Do not talk to strangers or go anywhere with them or take anything from them. If a stranger approached you, tell your parents or a trusted adult such as a teacher.
  • Never get into a vehicle with a stranger, or with anyone without your parents’ permission.
  • Look both ways before crossing the street.
  • Never run into the street.
  • Know your parents full name, telephone numbers and your address (street name and house number. If you have trouble remembering them, write it down and keep it ina safe place.

BACK TO SCHOOL SAFETY TIPS FOR MOTORIST –
  • Slow down and obey ALL traffic laws and speed limit.
  • Speed limit in school zones are 15MPH from 7:30am to 9:00am and from 2:30pm to 4:00pm
  • Be extra cautious around school crossing areas
  • When driving in school zones or neighborhoods, watch for children who may be in a hurry to get to school and may not be thinking of their safety
  • Watch for children walking in the street, especially where there are no sidewalks. Be alert and ready to stop.
  • Always stop for a school bus or jitney that has to stop to load or unload passengers.
  • Before entering a pedestrian crossing area, be sure there are no pedestrian crossing, if so, stop and allow them to cross.
  • When passing a parked vehicle, check for children who may run into the street
  • Allow children waiting at a pedestrian crossing to cross the street.

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