Police arrest 35 in ‘extremely busy weekend’

Police say they made 35 arrests between Friday and Monday morning for a variety of criminal activity, from drunk driving to assault. Twenty of those arrests were on Friday, according to a press release.

“Of these arrests, six were drug-related, three were for burglary, three for assault, and six were for driving under the influence (DUI) resulting from traffic operations executed around the island,” a police spokeswoman wrote.

Domestic violence

Police say a 24-year-old man, armed with a knife and a machete, attacked a woman around 9 a.m. Saturday in West Bay. The woman “was bleeding profusely from her injuries” when officers arrived, according to police.

A police press release said, “Officers quickly defused the situation after arriving, restrained the man and provided first aid to the woman, who was taken to the hospital.”

Police said they arrested the man, charging him with two counts of possession of an offensive weapon and wounding. He was scheduled to appear in court Monday.

Burglary arrests

Bodden Town investigators arrested a 16-year-old boy on Friday on suspicion of six burglaries. Police said the burglaries had all occurred in Bodden Town in recent weeks. The teenager remained in police custody Monday, according to the police press release.

In a separate case, police say they arrested a 38-year-old West Bay man on suspicion of burglary and handling stolen goods in connection with a burglary on July 11 in Snug Harbour. The man was scheduled to appear in court Monday.

Drug arrests

Police arrested two people Friday around 8 p.m. during a drug operation in Savannah that included a K-9 and the Uniform Support Group. The operation recovered “a quantity of ganja,” police said. Officers arrested a 22-year-old woman from George Town and a 25-year-old man from Bodden Town. Both are on police bail.

At 2 a.m. Saturday morning police say they arrested three people suspected of importing ganja. Police say a canoe carrying drugs had come ashore in Prospect. The three are a West Bay woman, 33, a Bodden Town man, 22, and a West Bay man, 22. All are now on police bail.