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RBPF Nassau: structural fire investigation - 153 fixed penalty notices issued to drivers
By Supt. Shanta Knowles, RBPF
Jul 16, 2019 - 5:00:31 PM

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STRUCTURAL FIRE INVESTIGATION

Nassau, Bahamas - Police on the island of New Providence are investigating a fire which destroyed a portion of a home and claimed the life of an adult male Tuesday, 16th July, 2019.

According to reports, shortly after 11:00am, Fire Service Officers responded to a call of a building fire at Sunlight Village off East Street. Upon their arrival, officers met a portion of the home engulfed in flames. The fire was extinguished, and on inspection of the building, the body of an adult male was discovered. An autopsy will be performed to determine the exact cause of death. 

Fire Services Officers will continue investigations.

153 FIXED PENALTY NOTICES ISSUED TO DRIVERS BY
TRAFFIC DEPARTMENT OFFICERS IN PAST 48 HOUR   

Officers from the traffic Department 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 criminal activity, resulted in the arrest of four (4) persons for outstanding traffic warrants over the past 48 hours.  
Additionally, 153 drivers were ticketed for various traffic violations such as driving in access of the speed limit and driving unlicensed vehicles.


PERSONAL SAFETY TIPS -
  • Think about your safety before you leave home; make sure someone knows where you are going, who you are with and what time you are likely to return.
  • Fully charge your mobile phone and keep it with you so you can keep in contact with your friends and family and ring police should you need to.
  • Walking home in the dark is never a good idea, but if you absolutely must, try to walk with a friend, keep no busy, well-lit roads even if it means taking a longer route.
  • If you think someone is following you, go to the nearest place where there are people and ask for help, or, if you can't find somewhere or you are worried about someone's behaviour towards you in any way, call 919
  • Don't be afraid about being wrong or over-reacting; the Police would rather be called only to find that all is well, than be dealing with an incident because someone was afraid of calling them.
  • Always try to be aware of what and who is around you and avoid putting yourself in a potentially dangerous situation.
  • And remember, it might not be you that is in danger - if you see anything you think is suspicious call the police - better safe than sorry!

POLICE ARE APPEALING TO ANYONE WITH INFORMATION REGARDING THIS OR 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)

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