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RBPF Nassau: Police investigate alleged drowning - 13 arrested in police “silent night” operation
By Supt. Shanta Knowles, RBPF
Dec 5, 2019 - 9:55:09 AM

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POLICE INVESTIGATE ALLEGED DROWNING

Nassau, Bahamas - Police on the island of New Providence are investigating the circumstance surrounding an alleged drowning Wednesday, 4th December, 2019.   

According to reports, shortly after 2:00pm, a group of persons were snorkeling in waters off Green Cay near Rose Island, when a female was discovered unresponsive and floating in the water. She was retrieved from the water and transported to hospital where she was pronounced dead. An autopsy will be performed to determine the exact cause of death.

Investigations are ongoing.

13 ARRESTED IN POLICE “SILENT NIGHT” OPERATION

Consistent with the Commissioner’s Policing Plan for 2019, police assisted by Marines from the Royal Bahamas Defense Force conducted operations in various parts of New Providence, Wednesday, 4th December, 2019, which led to the arrest of a number of persons.

The ongoing police operations are aimed at suppressing crime in a number of areas and to send a clear message to those responsible for committing criminal acts on members of our communities, that the police will proactively identify them and ensure that they are prosecuted and brought to justice.

Yesterday’s operation led to the arrest of thirteen (13) persons for a number of criminal offenses including disorderly behaviour, house breaking, and Immigration purpose. Four (4) searched warrants were executed, forty-one (41) fixed penalty notices were issued to drivers, and ten (10) arrests for outstanding Court warrants.

ILLEGAL FIREARM AND AMMUNITION RECOVERED

Shortly before 5:00pm, Officers from the Operations Team, acting on information and with the assistance of Canine Officer “Dunga” conducted a search of a derelict vehicle on the premises of an apartment complex on Windsor Lane, and a .38 revolver and eleven (11) rounds of ammunition.
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No arrest was made in this incident. Investigations are ongoing.

DANGEROUS DRUGS RECOVERED- 1 ADULT MALE IN CUSTODY

Shortly before 5:00pm Officers from the Operation Team acting on intelligence, conducted a search of the property of an apartment complex on Windsor Lane and recovered three plastic bags with sixty (60) small packets of suspected marijuana.
An adult male was taken into custody in connection with this incident. Investigations are ongoing
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ARMED ROBBERY SAFETY TIPS –
  • PERSONNEL SAFETY FIRST! MONEY AND MERCHANDISE ARE NOT IMPORTANT AND CAN BE REPLACED
  • Stay calm and don’t resist.
  • Do as instructed and don’t make sudden moves.
  • Keep your hands visible at all times.
  • Get a look at the robber if possible, but don’t stare.
  • Activate the alarm only when it’s safe to do so.
  • If possible, get a look at the robber’s vehicle and the direction travel.
  • Do not follow the robber.
  • Install surveillance cameras and ensure that they are in working condition

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