Police enjoyed a relatively quiet Christmas holiday weekend, with only 15 arrests, including a man who was arrested on Christmas Day, after he wielded a knife and threatened to stab the responding officers.
The call was repolrted as a domestic incident in the Beacon Hill Lane area of Sandys.
“On arrival, officers engaged the suspect, a 22-year-old-male, who was acting in an aggressive manner and threatening police,” a spokesman said.
“The suspect brandished a knife and threatened to stab officers. Additional officers attended the scene and the suspect was subsequently arrested.”
Meanwhile, at about 8.20pm on Friday, officers on mobile patrol on South Road in Warwick attempted to stop a motorcycle for a traffic violation.
The rider, a 16-year-old male, refused to stop and tried to evade police.
“The vehicle was subsequently pulled over and the rider was searched.
“During the search, officers recovered a knife, along with a quantity of suspected controlled drugs, which has been conveyed to the government analyst for testing.”
Another suspected drug seizure was made on Saturday night, when officers saw a motorcycle travelling on Blue Hole Hill in Hamilton Parish shortly before 11pm.
“Officers signalled for the vehicle to stop but the rider instead sped up before, turning on to the Grotto Bay Hotel property,” the spokesman said.
“The rider and pillion passenger then abandoned the bike and escaped on foot. Officers conducted a search of the vehicle and recovered a quantity of suspected controlled drugs believed to be cocaine, cannabis, cannabis resin and heroin.”
Shortly before midnight that same night, officers found a stolen motorcycle on Middle Town Lane in Pembroke.
Officers had approached two men in all black clothing on a motorcycle when they both jumped off the vehicle and fled on foot.
Ultimately, they were unable to catch the suspects, but the cycle was impounded and a check revealed that the vehicle had previously been reported stolen.
On Tuesday evening at about 4pm, police responded to a report of a disturbance at Southampton Rangers.
“Upon arrival, a 34-year-old-male attempted to prevent officers from entering the premises,” the spokesman said.
“As a result, he was arrested for obstruction. A subsequent search of the subject resulted in the recovery of an imitation firearm.”
Seven people were arrested for driving while impaired.
“The highest breathalysed reading proved to be 172mg of alcohol per 100ml of blood.” the spokesman added.
“The lowest was 141mg. The legal limit is 80mg of alcohol per 100ml of blood.”
Two people were arrested for outstanding warrants and three were arrested for traffic offences, including two people caught driving while suspended by the courts.