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Bimini Fire Suspect Arraigned

The man police believe was behind that fire at the Bimini police station, two weeks ago was arraigned in the Magistrates Court on Wednesday.

Twenty-seven year-old Patrick Brown of Bimini was arraigned in Magistrate’s Court #3, in Freeport for three counts of arson.

Back on June 14, a fire occurred at the station that destroyed the fire truck, fire shed and caused minor damages to the Alice Town Police Station in North Bimini.

According to reports, sometime around 4:50 a.m. officers from the Alice Town Police Station, North Bimini were alerted to a fire at the rear of station.

The Fire Shed and the Fire Appliance were totally destroyed in the blaze, however, minor damages were caused to the boxing at the rear of the Alice Town Police Station.

The fire was extinguished by the police, who were assisted by volunteers from the community before any further damages could be caused.

No one was injured during the incident.

The operations at the Alice Town Police Station were not affected and officers are on duty serving members of the Bimini community.

Brown was not required to enter a plea.

A preliminary inquiry into this matter will be held on September 23 in the Magistrate’s Court in Bimini.

Brown has been remanded to Her Majesty’s Prison until that time.

Sasha Lightbourne

Written by Sasha Lightbourne

Journal Staff Writer

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