Wanted suspect arrested in weekend operations


Following two operations – Steel Curtain and Midnight Strike – over the weekend, law enforcement officers in Grand Bahama made several arrests, including wanted suspect, Kevin Williams aka ‘POW.’

Speaking with this daily on Sunday (October 7) Assistant Superintendent of Police and Public Affairs and Communication Officer (PACO) Terecita Pinder, provided an update on the weekend efforts, which were dubbed a success.

In keeping with the Commissioner’s Policing Plan for 2018 Priority #1, “Crime Prevention and Reduction of Crime” and Priority #2, “Public and Road Safety,” officers of Grand Bahama arrested five persons and issued 67 Fixed Penalty Notices between Friday, October 5 and Sunday, October 7.

According to reports, on Friday, October 5 between 5:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m., officers of the Traffic Division conducted operation Steel Curtain, that covered most of the Divisions in the Grand Bahama District, and yielded 67 fixed penalty notices.

The second operation, Midnight Strike, commenced on Saturday, October 6 between 10:00 p.m. and 3:00 a.m. on Sunday, October 7.

This operation was led by a team of officers from all Divisions in the Grand Bahama District which targeted wanted suspects and executed search warrants on prolific offenders.

As a result, five persons were arrested who were wanted for armed robbery, outstanding criminal warrants and for harboring a fugitive, including Williams.

Police also arrested five persons after they were found in possession of dangerous drugs, illegal firearms and ammunition, during Operation Blackout.

Reports are that on Friday, October 5 between of 5:00 p.m. and 2:00 a.m., officers executed search warrants on five residences in the Freeport area and arrested five suspects for possession of dangerous drugs, illegal firearms and ammunition in separate incidents.

Officers took into possession a quantity of ammunition, two imitation firearms, two packages of suspected marijuana weighing two lbs. and 15 foil wraps of suspected marijuana.

The RBPF in Grand Bahama and the Northern Bahamas District would like to thank the general public for their continued assistance in the fight against crime.

They also appeal 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.)

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