Crime & Court


Shootings on the increase

THERE have been 44 reported shootings since September 1 to October 21 – 12 of which have added to the country’s murder count, according to The Tribune’s analysis of the Royal Bahamas Police Force’s daily crime reports yesterday.

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Murder victim was wearing an electronic ankle bracelet

ONE of the country’s latest murder victims was out on bail and wearing an electronic monitoring ankle bracelet, Supt Paul Rolle said yesterday.

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Peeping Tom convicted of indecent behaviour

FREEPORT – A man who is accused of peeking into windows and masturbating was convicted in the Freeport Magistrate’s Court of indecent behaviour, trespassing, and vagrancy.

Witness no-show delays gambling trial of 71-year-old

WITNESSES did not show at the Magistrate’s Court yesterday for the trial of a Bahamian entertainer accused of allowing his bar to be used as a place for gaming.

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Questions raised over fishermen's marriages

A MAGISTRATE yesterday expressed concern for the “red flags” raised from the marriage certificates and spousal permit applications of four Dominican men seeking bail ahead of a trial for illegal fishing.

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Two held after $1 drugs find

TWO men are in custody after police caught them yesterday with more than 1,000lbs of marijuana worth an estimated street value of $1m.

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Bell: Repeat offenders may be to blame for rise in rapes

STATE Minister of National Security Keith Bell yesterday said investigations into recent rapes reveal there is “a very strong possibility” that repeat sexual offenders are to blame for the spate of rapes in New Providence.

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Two murders in six hours

TWO men were killed in separate shootings yesterday which occurred less than six hours apart.

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Five armed robberies in 24 hours

POLICE are appealing for public assistance in finding the culprits behind five armed robberies that occurred in New Providence in under 24 hours over the weekend.

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Two arrests over armed robbery

GRAND Bahama police have arrested two men in connection with an armed robbery that occurred on Friday on the East Sunrise Highway.

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Dominicans in court accused of illegal fishing

FIVE Dominicans with reported ties to the Bahamas found themselves back in Magistrate’s Court yesterday accused of illegal fishing.

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Woman raped in her home

A WOMAN was raped by a man who came to her home around 1am yesterday, police said.