Imitation firearm found in city trash can

Police discovered an imitation firearm in a trash can at the weekend.

A police spokesman said police were alerted to a man acting suspiciously near Union Street in North East Hamilton.

The spokesman said: “Reports are the suspect was seen to have placed an object inside a trash receptacle located on the sidewalk.

“Officers responded and upon inspecting the trash can, which belongs to the Corporation of Hamilton, they recovered an imitation firearm.”

He added the incident, which happened about 10.20pm on Sunday, was still under investigation.

The imitation weapon was one of several incidents handled by police over the weekend.

The Bermuda Coastguard spotted a man riding a jet ski in a “dangerous manner” near Paradise Lakes in the Great Sound about 7.10pm on Sunday.

The spokesman said: “The coastguard team sought to intercept the individual, but he attempted to escape by going through the [Great Sound and Little Sound], Grey’s Bridge and around the Dockyard.

“He was, however, eventually stopped and arrested and detained for operating a watercraft whilst impaired.”

Officers received a report of two men acting suspiciously at Admiralty House in Pembroke just after midnight the same night.

The spokesman said: “The pair who were travelling on a motorbike, entered the park and headed towards Mariners Lane.

“They then abandoned the bike near the waterside on Mariners Lane.”

Police found the bike and established it had been stolen on May 29 from Berkeley Hill, Pembroke.

Officers also attended a boat fire on Saturday in Warwick.

The spokesman said emergency services were alerted to a fire on a boat at a private dock just off Middle Road and Riddell’s Bay Road.

He said: “Upon arrival they found that a 42-year-old male on board the vessel was had sustained burns to his arm and legs.

“He was conscious and breathing and being treated by EMS personnel for injuries did not appear to be life-threatening.

“Initial reports indicate the fire was possibly started by a battery that sparked near a gas canister.”

The incident happened just after 5pm.

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Published Jun 23, 2020 at 8:00 am (Updated Jun 23, 2020 at 8:22 am)

Imitation firearm found in city trash can

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