Posts Tagged "crime"

Teenager accused of burglary worth $65,000

Posted by on Jul 14, 2011 in Local News & Alerts | 1 comment

Teenager accused of burglary worth $65,000

THE TRIAL OF 17–YEAR–OLD LEO BURGESS, ACCUSED OF AGGRAVATED BURGLARY AND FIREARM POSSESSION, FINALLY GOT UNDERWAY THIS MORNING IN THE SUPREME COURT. ACCORDING TO ZBM RADIO NEWS TODAY, ONCE THE JURY WAS SWORN–IN, PROSECUTOR NICOLE SMITH IMMEDIATELY GOT TO WORK BY TELLING THE PANEL WHAT THEY CAN EXPECT TO HEAR IN TERMS OF EVIDENCE DURING THE COURSE OF THE TRIAL. MS SMITH TOLD THEM, THE OFFENSES TOOK PLACE 11 A.M. DECEMBER 6, 2010 AT THE HOME OF VICTIM GREG WILSON, AT SOUTH–ROAD IN SOUTHAMPTON. NOTING THAT MR WILSON’S FAMILY WAS NOT HOME AT THE TIME IN QUESTION, SHE STATED THAT MR...

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Persons of the week: Dwayne Caines and Robin Simmons

Posted by on Jun 30, 2011 in Editor's Choice | 1 comment

Persons of the week: Dwayne Caines and Robin Simmons

THEY are the guys who are forced out of bed at 3 a.m. to respond to a major incident of crime that often requires them to put on a brave face beneath hot lights and camera lenses wielded often times by a harsh media. For many years now, the names “Dwayne Caines” and “Robin Simmons” have almost been synonymous with the fight against crime in Bermuda and the Bermuda Police Service, for which they are employed. Mr. Caines, also known for his community work with his brother Wayne, studied journalism at University and works as Public and Media...

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Editorial: Bermuda Sun hypocrisy

Posted by on Jun 28, 2011 in Opinion | 4 comments

Editorial: Bermuda Sun hypocrisy

By Elin Simmons-Francis THE  Royal Gazette and the Bermuda Sun have today carried two news stories from Magistrates’ Court in which a local media outlet was hit with fines for identifying defendants accused of sexual crimes in two separate incidents.   The Royal Gazette’s story, which is published online, is more fair and straightforward. However, the same cannot be said about the Bermuda Sun’s online article. Sun reporter Mikaela Ian Pearman outright fails to mention how the Sun allegedly breached the same law the other media outlet admitted to, and how the Sun recently...

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School children barely missed by Pembroke shooting

Posted by on Nov 9, 2010 in Local News & Alerts | 0 comments

School children barely missed by Pembroke shooting

NEIGHBORS in the Fenton’s Drive area in Pembroke are tonight fearing for their lives following an outbreak of gunfire earlier today. One woman speaking to ZBM news tonight refused to give her name fearing she could be killed. She said she heard six gun shots at around 2.30 p.m. at the parking lot at the top of the hill, just off Parson’s Road. Investigating outside, she observed unknown men running towards Middletown and two other men fleeing on a motorcycle down the hill. Witnesses recalled seeing two men, one wearing a jacket, casually riding away from the hill immediately...

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Man smashed in mother’s windows because she failed to pick him up

Posted by on Nov 9, 2010 in Local News & Alerts | 0 comments

Man smashed in mother’s windows because she failed to pick him up

A 20-year-old man, named Kenneth O’brien Leverock, pleaded guilty in Magistrates’ Court to willful and unlawful damage to his mother and grandmother’s homes. The incidents happened on Friday at Cranaway Drive, Southampton, reports ZBM TV tonight. He smashed windows at his mother’s home to the tune of $2,500 and then proceeded to his grandmother’s home to do the same. Prosecutor Robert Welling to the Court Leverock was in an angry rage and was perhaps drunk. Asked by Magistrate Graveney Bannister the reason for the damage, he said it was because his mother failed...

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