This past weekend, several arrests were made for offences ranging from breach of the peace, to murder and attempted murder.
A 36-year-old male was arrested on suspicion of two counts of murder and two counts of attempted murder, as part of the ongoing investigations into the shooting incident which occurred inside Robin Hood Pub and Restaurant on Tuesday, October 26th, 2021 which resulted in the deaths of Ayinde Eve and Micah Davis.
The suspect was arrested on Friday, July 22nd, 2022 following the execution of a warrant at a residence in St George’s. No further details can be provided at this time.
Around 10:15 p.m. also on Friday, officers attended a report of a disturbance at the National Sports Centre. On arrival, it was ascertained that a number of young males were involved in a physical dispute prior to police arrival.
Officers were able to identify two of the males involved. They were subsequently engaged and searched. During the search, a 17-year-old was found in possession of a knife and a 16-year-old was found in possession of a number of clear plastic twists containing plant like material. Both males were arrested and taken to Hamilton Police Station, where they were processed and subsequently granted police bail.
Police were called out to Grotto Bay Hotel around 10:42 p.m. on Saturday July 23rd, 2022, following reports that a guest had jewellery worth over 15,000 dollars stolen from their room. Acting on information provided, officers executed a warrant at a residence where the items reported stolen were recovered and a suspect arrested.
Shortly after 12:00 a.m. on Sunday July 24th, 2022, officers attended Front Street to a report that a 35-year-old male had been assaulted whilst out on a party cruise. Officers were informed that the 34-year-old male suspect assaulted the victim, causing injury to his face.
Officers also received information that the suspect was in possession of a knife during the dispute, but the knife was taken from him by other party goers. The knife was subsequently handed over to police. Based on descriptions given, officers located the suspect riding east along East Broadway and stopped him. He was arrested for assault and driving whilst impaired.
In total, police responded to 152 calls for service over the weekend.
There were 42 arrests made:
• 22 for outstanding warrants.
• 7 for driving whilst impaired.
• 4 for assault.
• 3 for bladed weapons.
• 3 under the Misuse of Drugs Act.
• 1 for breach of the peace.
• 1 for murder/attempted murder.
• 1 for burglary.
There were 55 tickets issued for traffic offences:
• Speeding – 13
• No drivers’ licence – 11
• No vehicle licence – 8
• No insurance – 6
• Parking offences – 6
• Disobeying traffic signs – 6
• Helmet not fastened – 2
• Cell-phone offences – 1
• Driving whilst disqualified – 1
• Motorists Advisory Notice (Warning) – 1
Acting Superintendent, Robert Cardwell – Tactical Division, said: “I am particularly concerned about the number of arrests made for impaired driving over this past weekend. Impaired driving puts the life of not only the person engaging in this dangerous practice at risk, but also the lives of others. We wish to remind the public that Operation Vega remains in effect and while we will be targeting all road traffic offences, impaired driving is part of our main focus, which also includes speeding.”
Mr. Cardwell added: “With the Cup Match holiday weekend almost here, we are understanding that people will want to have a drink or two, in keeping with the festivities. However, we urge you not to get behind the wheel of any vehicle or ride a motorcycle, no matter how capable you think you might be, if you have been consuming alcohol or using drugs, prescribed or otherwise. The life you save could be your own.
While we celebrate Cup Match, Emancipation Day and Mary Prince Day over this long weekend, please, let’s all work together to keep it free of any untoward incidents.”
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