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Royal Cayman Islands Police Service

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The Royal Cayman Islands Police Service (RCIPS) is a single, national police service with a unified command structure.  It is an unarmed service, with an armed response capability, that is mandated by statute to deliver the full range of police services across the Cayman Islands.

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RCIPS Issues Almost 200 Tickets for Tint in July, Reminds the Public of Tint Regulations

The RCIPS issued almost 200 tickets for illegal tint during the month of July, and is taking this opportunity to remind the public about the legal requirements for tint on vehicles.

Assault at Bar in Prospect Last Night, Friday, 17 August

18th August, 2018

A man created a disturbance at a bar in Prospect last night, 17 August, during which a woman was seriously injured.

Quantity of Ganja Recovered in West Bay, 16 August

17th August, 2018

West Bay officers conducted inquiries in the vicinity of Bonaventure Road between Wednesday, 15 August and yesterday morning, 16 August, and recovered a quantity of suspected ganja, which was found concealed in the area, in 3 large glass jars. No arrests have been made, and the matter is under investigation.

Police Receive Report of Incident Involving a Firearm, 16 August

17th August, 2018

Yesterday, 16 August, police received a report that a man had been confronted by two males holding handgun at a development just south of Seven Mile Public Beach. The man was not injured during the incident and no shots were fired.

Water-Related Death off Rum Point, 16 August

17th August, 2018

Yesterday, 16 August, officers responded to a report of a person who had been snorkeling when he encountered difficulties and became unresponsive. The man was transported to the Cayman Islands Hospital by emergency services and was later pronounced dead.

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UPDATE: Absconded Teen, Motesha Mothen, Located

10th July, 2018

Police have now located Motesha Mothen, age 15 of Bodden Town, absconded on Thursday, 5 July. She appears to be in good health.

Absconded Teen, Motesha Mothen Located, 21 June

21st June, 2018

Police can now confirm that 15-year-old Motesha Mothen, who absconded from school on Thursday 14 June, has now been located and found to be in good health. All three absconded teenagers have now been located.

Police Investigating Report of Third Absconded Teen in a Week, 15 June

21st June, 2018

Motesha Mothen, age 15, of Bodden Town, has absconded from home. Meanwwhile Taj Yen, age 16 of West Bay, and Roseanna Redden, age 16 of Bodden Town, have still not been located.

Police Request Public Assistance to Locate Teenage Girl, 12 June

12th June, 2018

Roseanna Redden, age 16, was last seen on 9 June

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Road Closures for Rumpy Weekend, 9-10 August

2nd August, 2018

The RCIPS is advising the public of the road closures happening on Thursday, 9 August and Friday, 10 August in order to facilitate the Rumpy Weekend event taking place on Harbour Drive on the Friday.

Update: Bodden Town Road Temporarily Closed Due to Major Accident, 31 July

31st July, 2018

An accident occurred shortly after 11:00AM today blocking Bodden Town Road in both directions.

Police Make 10 DUI Arrests Over the Weekend, 20 – 23 July

30th July, 2018

Police traffic enforcement has resulted in 13 DUI arrests since last Monday, 16 July. Ten of those arrests occurred over the weekend, between Friday morning, 20 July, and Monday morning, 23 July. Twenty-six traffic collisions were also reported during that same weekend.

Road Closure for National Museum Mango Season Event, 14 July

13th July, 2018

In order to facilitate the Cayman Islands National Museum’s Mango Season event on Saturday, 14 July, a portion of Harbour Drive and South Church Street (between Warwick Drive and Cardinal Avenue) will be closed from 7:00AM to 4:00PM.

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