Police Constable #3140 Tyrone Jermaine Farrington passes

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Police Constable #3140 Tyrone Jermaine Farrington, who passed away on Monday 27th, January 2014.

BREAKING UPDATE >>> Police are again morning the death of one of their own. Bahamas Press is reporting the death of Police Constable #3140 Tyrone Jermaine Farrington.

In a statement issue from the police headquarters today the COP Greenslade noted: “It is with a deep sense of sadness and regret that the Commissioner of Police and the Royal Bahamas Police Force record the death of Police Constable #3140 Tyrone Jermaine Farrington, who passed away on Monday 27th, January 2014.

Constable Farrington enlisted on the Force on June 2006 where he was attached to the Fire Services Department until the time of his passing.

Condolences are extended to his relatives and friends.”

Funeral arrangements will be announced soon. Rest Eternal Grant unto Him O Lord! Amen…

18 ARRESTED BY MOBILE DIVISION OFFICERS DURING 24 – HOUR PERIOD

Consistent with the Commissioner’s Policing Priorities for 2014 and as part of the Royal Bahamas Police Force saturation effort intended to reduce crime and to minimize the ability for criminals to commit criminal activity, a dedicated team of officers from the Mobile Division under the leadership of Assistant Superintendent Perry Clarke arrested the following suspects throughout New Providence on Tuesday 28th January 2014. A 22 – year man of Wilson Street for Possession of an Unlicensed Firearm and Ammunition

A 25 –year old man of Washington Street, a 22 – year old man of Eastern Estates, a 19 – year old man of Romer Street and a 17 – year old male of Cameron Street for possession of two Stolen Vehicles.

A 41 – year man of Mason Addition for Attempted Murder

A 54  – year old man of Union Village for Possession of Dangerous Drugs

A 31 – year old man of Baillou Hill road for Assault and Causing Harm

An 18 – year old man of Augusta Street for a Shooting Incident

9 – Persons for outstanding warrants

Additionally, 146 drivers were cited for various traffic infractions.

POLICE SEIZE 2 FIREARMS

Police have taken two (2) additional firearms off the streets of New Providence in separate incidents on Tuesday 28th January 2014.

In the first incident, shortly after 11:00am, Officers from the Drug Enforcement Unit acting on intelligence went to an abandoned building on Sumner Street, where they uncovered a handgun along with a quantity of ammunition. No one was arrested in this matter.

In the second incident, around 10:30pm, Officers from the Firearms Tracing and Investigations Unit (FTIU) were on East Street near Lewis Street, when they observed a man acting suspiciously.  The man on seeing the officers dropped an object to the ground and fled on foot. The officers gave chase but were unable to catch the man. The officers recovered the object and found it to be a handgun.

EXUMA POLICE MAKE DRUG ARREST

Two (2) men ages 50 and 23 years of Exuma are in custody after they was arrested on that island for possession of dangerous drugs on Tuesday 28th January 2014.

According to reports, around 8:20pm, police in Exuma acting on intelligence, while at the Government Dock situated in George Town, conducted a search of a box the suspect had in his possession and found a quantity of marijuana. The suspect was then taken into custody. Police later arrested the 23 – year old suspect in connection with this incident. The two suspects are expected to appear in court later this week to face drug related charges.

The estimate weight of the drugs is five (5) pounds with a street value of $5,000 dollars.

EXUMA POLICE MAKE FIREARM ARREST

A 22 – year old man of Exuma is in custody after he was arrested on that island for possession of an unlicensed firearm on Tuesday 28th January 2014.

According to reports, around 4:20am, police in Exuma acting on intelligence, while at the Government Dock situated in George Town, conducted a search of a carryon bag the suspect had in his possession and found an unlicensed shotgun. The suspect was then taken into custody and is expected to appear in court later this week to face firearm related charges.

FLYING SQUAD OFFICERS ARREST TWO SUSPECTS OVERNIGHT FOR MURDER

Two (2) men are in custody after they were arrested overnight for questioning in connection with two recent murders that occurred in New Providence.

In the first incident, shortly after 10:00pm on Tuesday 28th January 2014, Officers from the Flying Squad acting on intelligence arrested two men ages 34 and 22 – year of Windsor Lane, for questioning reference to a recent Murder.

In the second incident, shortly after 10:30pm on Tuesday 28th January 2014, Officers from the Flying Squad acting on intelligence arrested a 24 – year old male of Ross Corner for questioning reference to a recent Murder.

WESTERN DIVISION OFFICERS CONDUCT POLICE OPERATION

Consistent with the Commissioner’s Policing Priorities for 2014, a team of officers from the Western Division under the leadership of Assistant Superintendent Edward Demeritte conducted an operation in the division on Tuesday 28th January 2014.

During the operation three (3) persons were taken into custody for Breach of the Immigration Act and 27 drivers were cited for various traffic violations

138 DRIVERS CITED BY SOUTHEASTERN DIVISION OFFICERS DURING OPERATION

Consistent with the Commissioner’s Policing Priorities for 2014, a team of officers from the Southeastern Division under the leadership of Superintendent Ashton Greenslade conducted an operation in the division on Tuesday 28th January 2014   The operation resulted in 138 drivers being cited for various traffic violations.

NORTHEASTERN DIVISION OFFICERS CONDUCT “OPERATION CRACK DOWN”, 116 DRIVERS CITED

Consistent with the Commissioner’s Policing Priorities for 2014, Northeastern Division Officers under the leadership of Superintendent Theophilus Cunningham conducted an aggressive police operation in the division on Tuesday 28th January 2014, dubbed “Operation Crack Down”.

The purpose of this operation was to target wanted persons, and traffic offenders within the Northeastern Division.

The operation resulted in the arrest of a 31 – year old man of Strachan’s Alley for questioning reference to murder and a total 116 drivers cited for various traffic violations.

POLICE REQUEST PUBLIC’S HELP IN SOLVING TWO ARMED ROBBERIES

Police are requesting the public’s help in solving two armed robberies that occurred in New Providence on Tuesday 28th January 2014.

In the first incident, shortly before 9:00pm a man was standing outside his Jamaica and St. Vincent Avenue home, when three (3) men wearing dark clothing armed with a handgun robbed him of a small amount of cash before fleeing in white Toyota vehicle.

In the second incident, around 9:30pm a man and a woman was walking on West Bay Street near St. Albans Drive, when three (3) men in a Nissan Sentra vehicle armed with a handgun robbed them of a cell phone and a small amount of cash.

One of the suspects is described to be of a bright complexion, slim built, and 5’ 10” in height. The other suspect is described to be of a dark complexion, and 6’ in height.

POLICE REQUEST PUBLIC’S HELP IN SOLVING TWO A SHOOTING INCIDENT

Police are requesting the public’s help in solving a shooting incident that occurred in New Providence on Tuesday 28th January 2014.

According to reports, shortly before 11:00pm a man was walking on Rupert Dean Lane, when a man armed with a handgun shot him to the knee before fleeing on foot. The victim was taken to hospital where his injury is listed as not serious.

Investigations are ongoing.