Bahamas, June 12, 2017 – Nassau – You can call it a major crack down on crime as over the weekend the Royal Bahamas Police Force, with officers focused on sending a resounding message to offenders and potential offenders that there is zero tolerance for crime. And if you commit one, you will be caught.
The man wanted from last week’s fatal stabbing of 55-year old Valdrice Bowleg of Peter Street is caught by police now. Police say they found Ronald Nottage in southern Nassau, the 45 year old was taken without incident and is due to appear in court today.
Coupled with this arrest, there were 31 others where handgun, marijuana, cocaine and ammunition were all seized. Among the arrests, two women for a Smith & Wesson gun and ammo and marijuana found in a South Beach home and others wanted for armed robbery, for being in breach of the Immigration Act, for outstanding warrants, three unlicensed businesses were shut down and 205 traffic infractions were all recorded.
A police report explains, “The operation is part of the force’s strategy to cut down on criminal activity by targeting problem locations and persons engaged in criminal activities such as, murder, armed robbery, rape, shootings, stolen vehicle, firearms, drugs and other criminal offences.”
A murder, on Saturday morning around 4am when three men while in a rental car were fired upon by men in a gold-coloured car. Two occupants of that SD were struck by bullets, one of them fatally. The trio was at a nightclub on East Street south when the incident happened.
On Friday night, a white 2003 Acura was stolen from a woman who had stopped at a fast food eatery on Prince Charles Drive. The suspects held the lady at gunpoint shortly before 11pm and sped off in her ride.
Police say they will charge a 28 year old man for the killing of Livingston Rolle of Okra Hill which happened a week ago today; Rolle was gunned down outside of his home and left lying on the ground. The 28 year old appears in court today.
The crime crackdown has also led Police to Bahamas Customs where they are reportedly investigating a break in at the warehouse near the Lynden Pindling International Airport. The thieves gained entry between Saturday night and Sunday morning and because of how they ransacked the warehouse, Police say it is impossible to say just yet what, if anything, was stolen.
News of a traffic death on Sunday night is also coming from Police. One man is dead after the vehicle he was driving on West Bay Street, somehow lost control and slammed into a tree. Both the driver and a male passenger were rushed to hospital. Only the passenger survived.