A man nabbed with stolen goods was arrested by police following reports that a guest at the Grotto Bay Beach Resort had jewellery worth over $15,000 stolen from their room.

A spokesman said the theft was report around 10:42pm on Saturday (July 23).

“Acting on information provided, officers executed a search warrant at a residence where the items reported stolen were recovered and a suspect arrested.”

His arrest was one of 42 arrests made by police over the weekend with a total of 152 calls for service.

Two teenaged boys were arrested following a report of a disturbance at the National Sports Centre around 10:15pm on Friday (July 22).

“On arrival, it was ascertained that a number of young males were involved in a physical dispute prior to police arrival,” the spokesman said.

“Officers were able to identify two of the males involved. They were subsequently engaged and searched. During the search, the 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.”

Also on the weekend crime sheet, police attended Front Street shortly after 12am on Sunday (July 24), in response 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,” the spokesman said.

“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.”

Of the 152 weekend calls for service, the 42 arrests were made for:

  • 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

A total of 55 tickets were issued for traffic offences, including:

  • 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.”