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RBPF Nassau: Illegal drugs recovered, 1 female in custody - 410 fixed penalty notices
By Supt. Shanta Knowles, RBPF
Sep 7, 2018 - 9:51:02 AM

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ILLEGAL DRUGS RECOVERED, 1 FEMALE IN CUSTODY

According to reports, shortly after 11:00am, on Thursday, 6th September, 2018 a female presented two plates of food to the Property Intake Section of the Bahamas Department of Corrections. Officers conducted a routine check of the food and recovered at the bottom of one of the plates, a quantity of suspected marijuana.  The woman was taken into custody and is expected to be formally charge before the Magistrate Court next week.

Weight: 1 ounce
Value: $100.00 

410 FIXED PENALTY NOTICES ISSUED TO DRIVERS BY
MOBILE AND TRAFFIC DIVISION OFFICERS IN PAST 48 HOUR  

Officers from the Mobile and Traffic Divisions conducted road checks in various parts of the island. Their efforts, which were intended to educate, reduce crime, and to minimize the ability of criminals to commit riminal activity, resulted in the arrest of thirty-six (36) persons for outstanding criminal warrants, breech of bail conditions, damage and armed robbery, over the past 48 hours.  

Additionally, 410 drivers were ticketed for various traffic violations including Driving in Excess of the speed limit.

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)


SAFTEY TIPS FOR MOTORISTS –

  • Slow down and obey ALL traffic laws and speed limits
  • Speed limits in school zones is 15 MPH from 7:30am to 9:00am and 2:30pm to 4:00pm
  • Be extra cautious around school crossing areas
  • When driving in school zones or in neighbourhoods, 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 children in the lane or adjacent lanes.
  • 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

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.

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