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Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force : Grand Bahama District Last Updated: Jan 8, 2017 - 1:01:12 PM


Second Grand Bahama suspect arraigned on drug possession with Intent to supply
By Terecita Pinder, RBPF
Jan 8, 2017 - 10:08:15 AM

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Freeport, Grand Bahama - Gerardo Davis age 34 years of McCleans Town was arraigned in Magistrate Court 8 in New Providence before Magistrate Forbes on Possession of Dangerous Drug with the intent to supply charge on Thursday 5th January 2017. He pleaded not guilty and was remanded to the Bahamas Department of Correctional Services in New Providence until trial on May 10th 2017.

This is in reference to the drug seizure in waters between Sweetings Cay and McCleans Town on November 30th 2016, where over four million dollars in Dangerous Drugs were recovered. Davis was arrested in McCleans Town on Tuesday 3rd January 2017.

Police are still searching for Howard Thomas a third suspect in this matter and are appealing to the public for any information that can assist police in locating him. Police are also sending a stern warning to the person/ persons who may be assisting or harboring Howard Thomas that it is a criminal offence and that they will be arrested and prosecuted.

POLICE URGE CAUTION AS STUDENTS HEAD BACK TO SCHOOL

With students heading back to school, Police are urging both drivers and pedestrians to take precautions to keep the streets of the Bahamas safe as more pedestrians are using the roadways. Drivers should use caution especially while travelling in residential and school areas where pedestrians may cross the street or walk along the roadway.

Pedestrians, especially children, may dart out into traffic from unexpected places like between parked cars. Drivers should always be ready to take evasive action and monitor their speed.

Police also urged parents to share the following safety tips with children who walk to school:

  • Do not cross the street alone if you are younger than 10 years old.
  • Stop at the curb before crossing the street.
  • Walk, do not run, across the street.
  • Cross at corners, using traffic signals, and pedestrian crossing.
  • Look left, right and left again before crossing.
  • Walk facing traffic.
  • Make sure drivers see you before crossing in front of them.
  • Do not play in driveways, streets or parking lots.
  • Wear white clothing or reflectors when walking at night.
  • Cross at least 10 feet in front of a school bus.

ANYONE WITH INFORMATION ABOUT ANYONE ENGAGING IN CRIMINAL ACTIVITY, NO MATTER HOW SMALL OR SIGNIFICANT (THE TIP) MAY SEEM, IS URGED TO ANONYMOUSLY CONTACT THE POLICE AT 919OR CRIME STOPPERS AT 328-TIPS (8477) (NEW PROVIDENCE) OR 1-242-300-8476 (FAMILY ISLANDS)

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