A postmortem examination carried out in this case has confirmed drowning as the cause of death.
A postmortem examination carried out in this case has confirmed drowning as the cause of death.
Motesha Mothen, age 15 of Bodden Town, absconded yesterday, 16 January, and has not returned home or been located since. Police are requesting public assistance in locating her.
Police have made a total of six arrests for DUI since Friday, with four persons having a blood alcohol content of over twice the legal limit.
Around 1:45PM yesterday, Sunday, 13 January, police and other emergency services were dispatched by 9-1-1 Communication Centre to a report of a water-related incident near Breakers, in Bodden Town.
The vehicle was described as being an orange 2015 Hyundai Accent GL, registration number 162-723. The vehicle was left in the parking lot overnight when the owner of the vehicle returned to collect the vehicle it was missing. A photograph of a similar vehicle is attached.
Tactical Flight Officer, Auxiliary Constable Darren McLean, of the RCIPS Air Operations Unit, begins a secondment to a helicopter pilot training program in Trinidad and Tobago on 14 January. Learn more about Darren's journey with the RCIPS AOU and his path to becoming a pilot, in this latest RCIPS Police Profile.
On Sunday, 13 January, Iglesia Ni Cristo (Church of God) will be hosting a family fun run, from 9:00AM to 11:00AM, beginning and ending at Smith Cove and traveling on South Church Street, Memorial Avenue, Walkers Road, Denham Thompson Way. Motorists traveling in these areas on Sunday morning are advised to exercise caution.
A 60-year-old man died on Thursday, 3 January, after experiencing difficulties in the water off Seven Mile Beach during a snorkeling trip.
Two men have been separately charged with Burglary and Resisting Arrest in relation to two separate incidents in George Town and West Bay respectively. One of the men, who was also charged with Disorderly Conduct, appeared in court on Friday, 4 January, and was remanded.
A man has been charged with Theft Damage to Property, Obtaining Property by Deception and Attempting to Gain Property by Deception in relation to an incident on 31 December where a car was broken into and items stolen, and several purchases made using stolen bank cards.
The man who was arrested in relation to a serious assault which is suspected to have taken place on Wednesday, 12 December, between 11:00PM and 12:00AM, at an address on North West Point Road, West Bay, has now been formally charged with attempted murder.
Just before 7AM this morning, Friday 4 January, police and other emergency services were dispatched by the 9-1-1 Communication Center to a report of a motor vehicle collision involving three (3) vehicles, one of which was an ambulance that was in the process of responding to an emergency call with its blue lights and siren on.
A major collision on North Sound Road this morning blocked the road; it is now re-opened to traffic.
This past Monday, 31 December, the RCIPS conducted intensified traffic enforcement operations aimed at combatting drunk driving and other dangerous behavior on the road during the New Year’s Eve celebrations. As a result of these operations, there were four arrests made for DUI on the morning of 1 January.
A woman, age 57 of George Town has been arrested on suspicion of being drunk and disorderly, assault ABH and assault GBH, following an incident that occurred at a West Bay Road bar on Tuesday morning, 2 January.
Throughout tonight’s New Year’s Eve celebrations police will be conducting numerous traffic checks and patrols around the islands to combat drunk driving and other dangerous behaviour on the road.
About 11:50PM on Friday, 28 December, police responded to a rape incident that took place in the Windsor Park area between a man and a woman that was known to each other.
Just after 1PM yesterday, 27 December, police and other emergency personnel were dispatched by the 9-1-1 Communication Centre to a location off Austin Connolly Drive in East End, where it was reported that a man was kite surfing and was swept away by the wind, which caused him to collided into a building.
Today, 28 December, a 57-year-old-woman of West Bay has been charged with Assault GBH (inflicting) and Wounding with Intent following an incident that took place yesterday, 27 December.
Just before 3:40AM on Thursday 27 December, police and other emergency services were dispatched by the 9-1-1 Communications Centre to a report of an Attempted Robbery which took place along North Church Street, near the junction of Mary Street in George Town.
Between Monday 24 December and today, Thursday 27 December, there have been 32 reports of motor vehicle collisions across all three islands, with the majority of these, (approximately twenty (20) ), occurring in George Town District.
21-year-old-man arrested on suspicion of murder yesterday afternoon in relation to an incident in the Boatswain Bay area of West Bay.
About 1:30AM on Tuesday, 25 December police and other emergency services were dispatched by the 9-1-1 Communication Center to a report of shots fired in the vicinity of King Road and Florence Lane in West Bay.
After being closed for almost 2 days the Waterfront roadway is now open for public use due to extensive cleanup efforts by the national roads Authority.
Officers on duty were able to locate the 22-year-old-man of West Bay and whilst conducting a search of his person and his vehicle, found a machete in the vehicle and arrested the man on suspicion of possession of a restricted weapon at night.
Just after 12PM today, Sunday 23 December, a vehicle with two occupants, was traveling along Channel Drive in Cayman Brac when the driver lost control of the vehicle and collided into a tree.
The RCIPS is encouraging motorist to avoid using North Church Street and South Church Street until further advised otherwise.
This morning, 22 December, police are conducting searches at Palm Dale Avenue in George Town for a man wanted for firearm-related offences.
Wanted man Thorston Smith has turned himself into police custody following an appeal to locate the 28-year-old-man of George Town.
A man, age 26 of West Bay, and a woman, age 25 of Bodden Town, have been formally charged with Handling Stolen Goods, in relation to a burglary which occurred on Thursday, 13 December, where a number of items, including jewelry, were taken from an address on Patricks Avenue in George Town.
During a search at an address in Cayman Brac under the misuse of drugs law, several ounces of suspected cocaine and a quantity of suspected ganja were recovered. A man, age 57 of Cayman Brac, was arrested on suspicion of possession of cocaine and possession of ganja.
The RCIPS Holiday Safety Campaign is ongoing this week, as intensified road enforcement operations continue. In addition community officers have been conducting nightly foot patrols this week in commercial areas and offering crime prevention and safety tips to businesses, individuals, and schools.
Police are appealing for witnesses to a firearm incident which occurred at a bar on West Bay Road an the morning of Saturday, 15 December, where a firearm was brandished and it was reported that gunshots were heard.
A man, age 33 of George Town, has been charged with Burglary in relation to an incident on Saturday, 15 December, where a quantity of cash was stolen from an address on Grackle Road, George Town. He appears in court this morning, 18 December.
Police have received a report that a red and black Sea-Doo RXT-X 300 jet ski has broken away from its mooring point and is now missing. The jet ski was last seen in the water off the WaterColours complex on West Bay Road sometime on Sunday, 16 December, and was discovered missing yesterday afternoon, 17 December.
The Red Bay Church of God Holiness will be hosting their annual Christmas Caroling procession on Friday, 21 December, and Saturday, 22 December starting at 6:00PM, which will travel from the church all the way up to North Side, East End and back. Motorists are advised to exercise caution in these areas during this time.
Two new neighbourhood watches launched in West Bay in December, bringing the number of active watches to eight across the district.
Shortly after 9:30PM on 14 December, officers in George Town executed a warrant at an address on Owen Roberts Drive, where it was suspected illegal gambling was taking place. Officers arrested 8 persons at the location on suspicion of unlawful gaming and using a place as a common gaming house, and seized a quantity of cash.
As of last week, Acting Police Inspector Fernando Soto has taken the duties of Area Commander for the Eastern Districts, following the announcement of the retirement of Inspector Winsome Prendergast from the RCIPS in January 2019 after 21 years of service.
Cardinall Avenue in George Town will be closed until 6:00PM today, 15 December, in order to facilitate the Christmas on Cardinall event.
The first installment of RCIPS Police Profiles focuses on Detective Constable Patricia Sevik of the Family Support Unit, and her approach to handling domestic violence cases.
The RCIPS Joint Marine Unit would like to remind the public to be safe over the holidays when engaging in water activities especially boating and diving. This time of the year, from November through April we can experience strong winds; weather that will affect person’s ability to go out on their boat.
The John Gray High School is hosting a Cross Country run on Wednesday, 18 December, starting and ending at the Truman Bodden Sports Complex at 10:00AM. The run is expected to finish at about 12:15PM. Motorists travelling in the area on Wednesday morning are advised to exercise caution.
The RCIPS would like to inform that an uptick in theft-related and property crimes has taken place in specific areas within district of George Town this week, specifically with regard to burglaries and vehicle break-ins.
The first Cayman Islands International Counterterrorism Workshop was held on Grand Cayman from 4-6 December 2018. This was facilitated by instructors from the National Counterterrorism Center with support from US Treasury Department and the Federal Bureau of Investigations.
On Saturday, 8 December, a man attended the West Bay Police Station with injuries, and stated that he had been stabbed multiple times. Police subsequently arrested a man, age 20 of West Bay, who is known to the victim, on suspicion of Assault GBH. He has been granted bail.
On Saturday, 8 December, a civilian fishing vessel rendered assistance to another vessel which had been experiencing engine trouble at sea, helping to tow it to a mooring in the George Town harbor.
In order to facilitate the opening of the Celebrate Cayman Museum Exhibit at the National Museum on Saturday, 15 December, Goring Avenue will be closed between South Church Street and the Entrance to RBC, from 5:00AM to 5:00PM.
A man, age 28 of George Town, has been formally charged with Assaulting a Police Officer, Resisting Arrest, Disorderly Conduct, Intentional Harassment, Alarm or Distress, and two counts of Common Assault. He is appearing in court this morning, 10 December.
Police are still investigating an incident where an on duty officer in uniform was struck by a vehicle that refused to pass through a traffic stop and check and are once again appealing to the public to come forward with any information they may have.
FCO Minister of State for the Overseas Territories, Lord (Tariq) Ahmad of Wimbledon and Honourable Premier, Alden McLaughlin signed a memorandum of understanding today in London which paves the way for the purchase and operation of a new helicopter by the RCIPS Air Operations Unit.
Our Cayman Brac officers are reminding members of the public to avoid traveling on foot at night while wearing dark clothing. Such clothing makes it difficult for motorists to see you and increases the risk that you will be involved in a collision.
The RCIPS is currently investigating a report of shots being fired at an address on Adonis Drive in West Bay, overnight between Monday and Tuesday, 3 and 4 December. A man, age 28 of West Bay, has been formally charged with Criminal Trespass and Drunk and Disorderly in relation to the incident.
A man, age 42 of George Town, has been formally charged with Criminal Trespass and Attempted Theft, in relation to an incident on Sunday, 2 December, where he entered private property at an address on Parkside Close, off West Bay Road, and attempted to gain access to vehicles that were parked there.
The RCIPS has launched its 2018 Holiday Safety Campaign with intensified road enforcement operations that will continue throughout the holiday season and into the new year. In addition to traffic enforcement, the RCIPS is sharing safety messages on other holiday safety topics, such as business security and online safety.
On Saturday, 8 December, the New Testament Church of God will be hosting a fundraising walk/run, from 5:30AM to 9:30AM on West Bay Road. Motorists traveling in the area on Saturday morning are advised to exercise caution.
On Sunday, 9 December, the Cayman Islands Motorcycle Riders Association will be hosting their annual Toys 4 Tots Toy Run from 10:00AM to 2:00PM. No roads will be closed for this event but motorists are being informed that they may encounter the procession at various points a across the island on Sunday.
The RCIPS is informing the public of the following road closures taking place on Thursday, 6 December, and Friday, 7 December, in order to facilitate the Prowess Music Concert. The closures will be in effect from 7:30PM to 3:00AM on both days.
On Sunday, 2 December, the Snug Harbour NHW Committee gathered with MLA Hew and Beat Officer PC Kern to inaugurate for new watch signs.
The RCIPS is circulating mobile numbers of officers on Cayman Brac and Little Cayman to ensure the public is aware of the ways to contact officers 24 hours a day.
This was the second medevac from Little Cayman within 48 hours, as the Air Operations Unit also transferred another woman around 5:45PM Tuesday, 27 November, who had been diving and appeared to have decompression issues.
The public is advised that there will be a funeral procession on Saturday, 1 December, starting from Elmslie Memorial United Church on Harbour Drive and travelling via South Sound Road and Shamrock Road to the Spotts Cemetery. The procession is expected to take place between 3:45PM and 4:30PM.
Just before 11AM, yesterday 27 November, police had cause to enter a residence on Brushy Avenue, George Town, to conduct a search under the Misuse of Drugs Law. During the search officers recovered a quantity of ganja as well as utensils and a sum of cash.
Today, 28 November, the RCIPS launches the mobile application of the police website for both Android and iPhone.
Yesterday police received a report of a missing teenage girl, Motesha Mothen, age 15 of West Bay. We were informed that she left home last Friday, 23 November, and has not returned home or been located since.
The 26-year-old man of Bodden Town, who was arrested in relation to a serious incident in Bodden Town involving a child, has been formally charged with Attempted Murder and Cruelty to a Child. He is appearing in court this morning, 26 November.
The Intertrust Cayman Islands Marathon will be taking place on Sunday, 2 December, from 5:00AM to 11:30AM. There will be several road closures along its route.
Last night, Friday, 23 November, an armed robbery took place at a food truck parked at the top of Selkirk Drive in Prospect.
Since publishing the photos, there have been members of the public who have come forward to identify property. Thanks to these positive identifications, the police have managed to secure two charges for burglaries as far back as 2016.
Crime Stoppers is assisting the RCIPS investigation into the 2010 murder of Courtney Spence with a reward of up to $50K for information leading to the arrest, charge and conviction of the person(s) responsible.
Following an incident where a significant amount of money was stolen from a local individual as a result of their email information being compromised, the RCIPS FCU is taking the opportunity to remind members of the public of the steps they should take to ensure the safety of their email and login information.
Police are appealing for witnesses to an incident which took place at Smith Cove between the hours of 1:00AM and 4:00AM on Sunday morning, 18 November, where a man assaulted a woman and fled the location. The man is currently in police custody
The First Assembly of God is hosting its annual Singing Christmas Tree event on Saturday, 24 November, and Sunday, 25 November at 6:00PM at The Lion’s Centre. The RCIPS is advising the public to expect congestion in the vicinity of the Lion’s Centre on Saturday and Sunday, immediately before and after the event.
A man, age 31 of Bodden Town, has been formally charged with two counts of Burglary in relation to two incidents where residences were broken into and a number of personal items and jewelry stolen. He appears in court this afternoon, 19 November.
When they arrived the police observed a blue Kia Rio that sustained extensive damage to the front of the vehicle and a light pole that was broken in the middle. A single female occupant was inside the vehicle and she informed the attending officer who was first at the location that she was trapped and could not exit the vehicle.
The RCIPS has granted the procession request for Ride Out Cayman, a motorbike ride that will take place this Sunday, 25 November. Motorists should expect some delays and avoid road travel where possible.
About 11:30 p.m. on Saturday 16 November the police were conducting a traffic check in the vicinity of Yacht Drive on the Esterly Tibbets Highway. During this check a dark-coloured sedan appeared to slow down to stop upon approaching the location.
A man, age 28 of East End has been formally charged with Burglary, Theft, and Failure to Provide a Specimen of Urine, in relation to an incident on 8 September where a vehicle was stolen from a resort in East End. He appears in court this morning, 16 November.
The public is advised that there will be a funeral procession on Saturday, 17 November, starting from the Cayman Islands Baptist Church on Pedro Castle Road and ending at the East End Cemetery on Sea View Road. The procession takes place between 11:30AM and 12:30PM.
Two men were arrested early Sunday morning on suspicion of theft and other offences after vehicle break-ins over the weekend during late-night festivities in George Town. They have been formally charged with Going Equipped for Stealing and other charges and appeared in court Wednesday, 14 November.
On Saturday, 17 November, the Triple C School is hosting their annual 5K, which begins at 4:30PM. The participants will leave from the Triple C School, travel to Mulberry Drive along Walkers Road, and back. No roads will be closed, however, motorists traveling in the area on Saturday afternoon are advised to exercise caution.
The RCIPS is informing the public that a portion of the Linford Pierson Highway will be closed on Sunday, 18 November, between 6:00AM and 8:00PM to facilitate the Cayman Islands Conference of Seventh-Day Adventists International 10K
Yesterday, 14 November, over 60 people gathered at the Joint Marine Base in Newlands to celebrate the life and service of SPC Mark Luke, a former member of the Unit and beloved colleague who passed away after a long battle with cancer last August.
The RCIPS Financial Crime Unit has been made aware of a phishing email that has been sent to the online banking customers of a local bank in an attempt to obtain their login information. The FCU is reminding the public to be very suspicious of emails which are asking for login information to be entered and to avoid clicking link
Harbour Drive, between Fort and Goring Streets, was closed overnight due to rough weather at the waterfront, but has now been reopened.
On Sunday, 18 November, Cayman Water will be hosting their annual Pete Ribbins Memorial Bike Ride and Run, which begins at 6:30AM. Participants will travel along the Esterley Tibbets Highway and West Bay Road. Motorists traveling in these areas on Sunday morning are advised to exercise caution.
A man will appear in court this morning, 13 November, on charges of Assault GBH in relation to an attack on a woman known to him early Friday morning, 9 November.
Just after 4:20PM on Saturday 10 November, police responded to a report of two males on motorbikes riding erratically and doing stunts on a public road, after the 9-1-1 Communications Centre had been alerted by several members of the public.
In order to facilitate the Cayman Islands National Museum and Cayman Airways anniversary event on Thursday, 15 November, a section of Goring Avenue, just east of South Church Street, will be closed from 4:30PM to 9:00PM, and again on Saturday, 17 November, between 7:00AM and 4:00PM.
On Sunday, 11 November, PAWS is hosting their annual PAWS on Wheels fundraiser, which begins at 7:00AM. The participants will leave from the Lighthouse Restaurant on Bodden Town Road, and travel the East End , returning to the restaurant. Motorists are advised to exercise caution.
On Wednesday, 7 November, our Community Officers spent the morning on patrol with His Excellency the Governor Martyn Roper. The Governor then made his way over to the RCIPS Air Operations Unit where he was given then joined by Premier Hon. Alden McLaughlin for a flight on the police helicopter.
On Monday, 12 November, Movers for Life is hosting a 10K, which begins at 4:30AM. The participants will leave from the Countryside Shopping Centre, and travel west along Shamrock Road, and South Sound Road, then north on South Church Street, Harbour Drive, and West Bay Road, and finish at the Seven Mile Public Beach.
On Monday, 9 November, our West Bay Community Officers attended the West Bay Heritage Day at the West Bay Heritage Park. While there they were presented with a certificate of appreciation by Ms. Esiethamae Bodden, Chairperson of the West Bay Heritage Committee, for their contribution to the day.
A 46-year-old-man of George Town has been charged with the offense of Assault GBH, and a second man age 39 also of George Town has been charged with Causing Fear of Provocation of violence, following an investigation into an incident that took place on Shedden Road on Tuesday night
Three Irish nationals visiting the island have been charged with Obtaining Property by Deception, Personating a Public Officer and Working Without a Permit. They appeared in court and have been bailed until Tuesday, 6 November.
The police recovered a large number of items believed to be stolen during search warrants. The items recovered include jewelry, watches, power tools, electronics, cellphones, and other miscellaneous items.
The police recovered a large number of items believed to be stolen during search warrants. The items recovered include jewelry, watches, power tools, electronics, cellphones, and other miscellaneous items. Original press release linked in the body.
A man is in critical condition following a fight along Shedden Road yesterday evening, after which he was hit by a car.
On Sunday, 4 November, the Cayman Islands Triathlon Association will be hosting the annual Cayman Islands Triathlon. In order to facilitate this event, the southbound lane of West Bay Road will be closed between the roundabout near Seven Mile Public Beach and the intersection with Lime Tree Bay Avenue between 6:00AM and 11:00AM.
A man was found deceased in his home this morning, 27 October, in the Randyke Gardens neighborhood of George Town. He is Dilson Barbosa Silva, age 60 of George Town.
A man was killed yesterday, 29 October, during an accident at a work site in Bodden Town. He is Crisanto Dizon, age 54, a Filipino national living in the Cayman Islands.
Motorists are asked to drive with extra care and precaution and to be on the lookout for children walking on the roadways going trick-or-treating across the Cayman Islands, but especially in the Webster’s Estates, Savannah (across from Savannah Meadows) and Snug Harbour areas.
On Saturday, 27 October, West Bay Community Police Officers, PC Leslie Franklin and PC Daniel Devine, attended Heritage Park, West Bay, for ‘AGRI-FEST’, the Official Grand Opening of the Farmers Market there. The community officers met with members of the public, and were on hand to assist organisers with any issues.
A man, age 26 of West Bay, has been formally charged with Attempted Murder, Threats to Kill, and Wounding, in relation to an incident on Sunday, 21 October. He remains in police custody and will appear in court on Monday, 29 October.
A 29-year-old woman of Cayman Brac has been charged with Attempted Murder and Wounding with Intent in relation to an assault which took place in Cayman Brac, where she is reported to have stabbed a man known to her.
Registered cullers in the 2018-2019 DOE Green Iguana Cull Project, which begins on Monday, 29 October, must have a firearms license in order to use an air gun during the cull.
The RCIPS is advising the public that portions of Fort Street, Albert Panton Drive, and Edward Street will be closed on Monday, 29 October, between 2:00PM and 6:00PM, in order to facilitate the Swearing in Ceremony for the Governor Designate at the Legislative Assembly.
Police request public assistance to locate Alejandro Cardenas-Powery, who is wanted in connection with a serious assault.
Shortly after 1:00AM this morning, 23 October, officers received a report of an arson at a bar on Shamrock Road. It was reported that an unknown person had set fire to some items at the rear of the building and also poured gasoline in the area. The fire was extinguished by persons on scene. The matter is being investigated.
Shortly after 10:45AM today, 23 October, police responded to a report of a person who had encountered difficulties while snorkeling off the George Town waterfront. Emergency services arrived and the man, who was unresponsive, was transported to the Cayman Islands Hospital. He has been pronounced dead.
A man, age 48 of West Bay, has been formally charged with Indecent Exposure, Possession of an Offensive Weapon, and Resisting Arrest, following an incident at Seven Mile Public Beach on 19 October. He is appearing in court this morning, 22 October.
Police are appealing for witnesses to a two-vehicle collision on Sunday evening, involving a Honda Accord and a Nissan pathfinder where the occupants of the Accord left the scene in a blue Honda Civic.
Police can now confirm the identity of the man, age 68, who died on Wednesday, 17 October, after experiencing difficulties in the water at Seven Mile Public Beach. He is James Christopher Knapp, National residing in Cayman. The RCIPS expresses condolences to the family of the deceased.
A section of Pines Drive, off Smith Road in George Town, (directly in front of the Pines Retirement Home) will be closed on Saturday, 20 September, from 7:00AM, to facilitate a tea party hosted by The Pines. The road will reopen no later than 9:00PM
A male, age 28 of George Town, has been formally charged with Indecent Exposure and Indecent Assault in connection with an incident on Monday, 15 October. He appears in court this morning, 18 October.
Following a fatal traffic collision on Cayman Brac on 27 February, a man, age 37 of Cayman Brac has been formally charged with Causing Death by Dangerous Driving and Refusing to Provide a Specimen of Blood. He has been bailed to appear in court on 29 November.
On Thursday, 18 October, the Business & Professional Women’s Club is hosting their annual Silent Witness March, which begins at 5:30PM. The event begins in front of the old Government Administration Building and ends at the parking lot of the Court Building. Motorists are advised to exercise caution.
On Saturday, 20 October, the Cayman AIDS Foundation is hosting their annual Run2zero marathon, which begins at 6:00AM. The marathoners will leave from Seven Mile Public Beach, travel south along West Bay Road to the Galleria roundabout. motorists traveling on West Bay Road on Saturday morning are advised to exercise caution.
Officers from the West Bay Community Policing Department, attended the office of Minister Tara Rivers for an official introductory meeting. The Minister shared her concerns with the officers and the officer spoke about the nature of their roles as beat officers.
Shortly after 10:00PM yesterday, 15 October, officers responded to a report of a robbery in West Bay at an address on West Church Street. It was reported that a man had been approached by two males, who brandished machetes, struck him on the head, causing minor injuries, and robbed him.
On Saturday, 13 October, officers conducted a search at a location on School Road in George Town on suspicion of illegal gambling. Officers recovered several receipt books and other gambling paraphernalia and seized a large quantity of cash. Six persons at the location were arrested on suspicion of unlawful gaming.
Motor Vehicle Collision Involving a Motorcycle and a Car, 12 October
The RCIPS informs the public of restrictions around the approval of the closure of main roads to prevent traffic congestion during peak hours.
On Sunday, 7 October, five packages were recovered by officers after members of the public had discovered them washed ashore in the vicinity of the South Sound dock. This morning, 12 October, the drugs, which had a total weight of 5.2kg (including packaging), were destroyed.
Yesterday morning officers in West Bay received a report of an assault of an elderly woman. Today, a woman, age 33 of West Bay, was arrested on suspicion of assault GBH in relation to the same incident.
Officers attended an area in Walkers Road in response to public concerns about drug use in the area. Over the course of two days, five arrests were made on suspicion of possession and consumption of ganja.
A two-vehicle head-on collision occurred yesterday evening, 9 October, on Bodden Town Road in Bodden Town.
On 10 October, a portion of Harbour Drive and South Church Street (between Warwick Drive and Cardinal Avenue), and a portion of Goring Avenue, just east of South Church Street, will be closed until 6:00PM to facilitate a National Museum and DCFS Older Persons Month event.
Officers from Bodden Town CPD invited a young Caymanian professional, Doralee Wright, to speak to the girls currently residing at the Frances Bodden Children's Home. The officers later held a small ceremony for her at her workplace of Cayman national Bank, where they presented her with a token of their appreciation.
A man who died on Monday, 1 October, was revealed to have ingested several pellets containing a substance believed to be cocaine. The pellets were discovered during a post-mortem. The matter is currently under investigation by the Coroner's office.
The RCIPS FCU is advising the public of an ongoing online scam conducted using Facebook Messenger and possibly other social media, where victims have received text messages and phone calls through Facebook Messenger.
The police are currently investigating two incidents, a robbery and attempted robbery, which took place in the Bodden Town area overnight, 28-29 September. A man has been arrested and charged with the Robbery and appears in court on Friday, 5 October.
The RCIPS has received items which are believed to have been stolen, and are requesting public assistance in identifying them. The items, a Myers water pump and Makita chop saw, are believed to have been stolen during a theft or burglary sometime before December 2017.
Yesterday, 4 October, CPD officers recovered a stolen motorbike, an orange Zongshen, in West Bay.
Shortly before 4:00AM Wednesday, 3 October, officers responded to an incident at Banana’s Restaurant and Bar on Eastern Avenue where two men became involved in an altercation and one man received a broken nose. One of the men was arrested on suspicion of Assault ABH.
The police are requesting public assistance in identifying several items that are believed to have been stolen.
A man, age 21 of Bodden Town, has been formally charged with Burglary, Criminal Trespass and Damage to Property, in relation to an incident on Monday, 1 October.
On Friday, 28 September, a 60-year-old-woman of West Bay was arrested on suspicion of theft and false accounting, in connection with the theft of a large sum of money from the Cayman Islands Turtle Centre, amounting to over KYD$82,000 and over USD $288,000. The woman has been granted bail as the investigation continues.
On Tuesday, 2 October, police responded to reports of commercial burglaries along Eastern Avenue in George Town.
Shortly before 2:00AM today, 4 October, officers responded to a report of a stabbing in the parking lot of a bar on Smith Road near the intersection of Bobby Thompson Way. The matter is currently under investigation and police are appealing for anyone who may have witnessed the incident or have any information to contact George
Wanted man, Joseph Hurlston, age 36 of George Town, was located by officers this evening, 30 September, at an adress on West Bay Road, following a tip from a member of the public. He has been taken into police custody. Another man at the location was also arrested on suspicion of harbouring an offender.
The woman, age 54 of Cayman Brac, who was arrested on Saturday, 29 September, has been formally charged with Arson. She is appearing in court this morning, 2 October.
A man received a wound during an altercation outside a bar early Sunday morning. He was taken to the hospital for treatment. A woman at the scene was also arrested for assasulting police. She has been formally charged and bailed to appear in court this morning, 2 October.
On Saturday, 29 September, officers from the Bodden Town Community Policing Department joined with the community of Bright Court in Bodden Town to formally launch a Neighborhood Watch program as part of the RCIPS’ crime prevention strategy.
Schools across the Cayman Islands have just completed their first month of the fall term; most motorists have noticed a tremendous increase in traffic around the island, especially in the before- and after-school hours.
On Sunday afternoon, 30 September, the JMU assisted three vessels in distress.
Several cars were broken into overnight, 29-30 September.
Cayman Brac Police Officers will hold a Community Meeting this Wednesday, 3 October.
The RCIPS is aware of a motoring event this Sunday,at the Old Breakers Speedway in Bodden Town. We are reminding anyone who plans on attending the event that all participating vehicles not licensed for normal road use must be transported to and from the event using trailers. It is illegal to use such vehicles on public roads.
A man, age 19 of West Bay, has been formally charged with Burglary in relation to an incident on 22 August where a residence in West Bay was broken into. He has also been charged with Handling Stolen Goods. He appeared in court this morning, 28 September.
This morning, 28 September, Bodden Town Community Officers attended the Clifton High School, for an event in support of the St. Baldrick’s Foundation. While there, AC Pascal joined others who had their heads shaved in support of this worthy cause.
Early Wednesday morning, 26 September, the RCIPS Air Operations Unit received a request from the Faith Hospital in Cayman Brac to medically evacuate a premature baby. The police helicopter crew answered the emergency callout and transported the baby to the Cayman Islands Hospital in Grand Cayman where he is currently doing well.
The suspect in this matter, a 33 year-old-man from West Bay, has been formally charged with Assault ABH. He appeared in court on Wednesday, 26 September and was bailed with conditions.
Since June, the RCIPS has received a number of reports of attempted scams conducted using LinkedIn. These scams generally involve an account impersonating a public figure which initiates communication and eventually attempts to obtain sensitive information such as banking details, or to seek money directly.
Two women have been arrested in connection with this incident, where a man was assaulted during an altercation outside of a North Side Bar.
A man has been arrested on suspicion of wounding, following an incident on Sunday, 23 September, outside a bar on Shedden Road. He has been formally charged and appears in court today, 25 September.
Shortly before 9:00AM on Monday, 24 September, officers in Cayman Brac responded to a report of a burglary which was discovered earlier that morning at an office belonging to the Department of Environment. The outside door to the office was breached, and spear gun parts along with three spear guns were stolen.
Persons who believe that they may be able to identify items on this list should contact DC Gomes at 926-2965 or DC Mendez at 916-1621.
A man, age 26 of George Town, has been formally charged with four counts of Burglary in relation to a series of incidents which all took place at an address on North Sound Road, on 20 July, 24 July, 10 September and 18 September. He has also been charged with drug-related offenses and is appearing in court this morning.
A man, age 43 of Bodden Town, has been formally charged with Rape in relation to an incident on Wednesday, 19 September, where the man is accused of approaching a woman known to him, driving her to a separate location, and raping her. He is appearing in court this morning.
On Saturday, 22 September, our West Bay Community Officers joined with young men from the Bonaventure Boys Home in West Bay for a day of fun and interaction.
Shortly after 10:00PM yesterday, 19 September, officers responded to a report that a man was robbed by two males at an address off Mount Pleasant Road in West Bay. A handgun was brandished and the culprits made off with a quantity of cash.
Police Responded to two motor vehicle collisions yesterday afternoon in George Town where person reported being injured. The details are below:
Shortly after 6:00AM this morning, 19 September, officers responded to a report of a burglary at a commercial business complex on Huldah Avenue. An office in the complex was broken into and ransacked. The culprits were also able to gain access to, and ransack, other offices at the location. A quantity of cash and other items was
Officers responded to reports of four vehicle break-ins yesterday morning, 17 September, all in the Fairbanks area of George Town. These incidents are currently under police investigation, and police are reminding the public to ensure that valuables are not left inside vehicles, especially overnight.
RCIPS traffic enforcement efforts over the weekend of 14-17 September resulted in 5 arrests for DUI. A man was also arrested on suspicion of consumption and possession of cocaine with intent along with possession and consumption of ganja, after being found with drugs at a traffic stop.
RCIPS Community Officers were at the Marriott Resort on Wednesday, 12 September, for the second annual ARMOUR EXPO, to support the launch of C@YKids (pronounced “cy-kids”), an initiative focused on helping to educate and protect children from online threats, while also supporting the positive opportunities cyberspace provides.
A man, age 18 of George Town, has been formally charged with Burglary in relation to an incident on Tuesday, 15 May, where a business on Birch Tree Hill Road in West Bay was broken into and several items stolen. He is appearing in court this morning, 17 September.
A man, age 28 of George Town, has been formally charged with Theft and Common Assault in relation to an incident on the morning of 25 August on Lawrence Boulevard. He is appearing in court this morning, 17 September.
Police received a report that a bus driver was robbed by a passenger on Sunday evening, 16 September, just as the culprit was being dropped off. The matter is currently under investigation and police are appealing for witnesses, especially passengers who were dropped off shortly before the incident, between 6:45 and 7:15PM.
Police have received a report of a stolen boat, a 19ft Ribeye A600 RIB (Rigid-Inflatable Boat), which was last seen docked at a residence on Canal Point Drive at about 6:00PM yesterday, 16 September. It was discovered missing this morning, 17 September, at about 11:00AM.
Two women were involved in an altercation at Crown Plaza on Eastern Avenue Yesterday, 11 September, during which one sustained a serious injury.
On Thursday, 13 September, RCIPS and DOE officers arrested two persons after a search of their vehicle resulted in the recovery of a quantity of whelks and ganja.
This morning, West Bay Community Officers on patrol at the Sir John A. Cumber Primary School observed a ferocious stray dog chasing students and jumping on cars. The officers contacted the Department of Agriculture and then secured the dog until they arrived and collected it.
The Esterly Tibbetts Road Way heading into West Bay is closed between Yacht Drive and Batabano Drive and motorist are being diverted to West Bay Road.
Three vehicles, including two passenger buses, were broken into Monday night, 10 September, in George Town (Beats 6 and 8).
The RCIPS and Department of Commerce and Investment have been working together to address complaints about noise and nuisance from in-licensed events in George Town. This past Saturday, 8 September, a joint patrol was conducted and several persons warned and informed on their legal requirements.
A man, age 49 of George Town, has been charged with Indecent Assault and Attempted Rape. The charges stem from an incident on 3 September, 2018 where he assaulted a woman known to him. He is appearing in court this morning, 10 September.
The four men who were arrested on Friday, 7 September, following the interdiction of a vessel east of Grand Cayman, have all been formally charged with Importation of Ganja. They are appearing in court this morning, 10 September.
The man, age 33 of George Town, who was arrested on Friday, 7 September, following a search in which a quantity of suspected cocaine was recovered, has now been formally charged with Possession and Consumption of Ganja, and Possession of Cocaine with Intent to Supply.
Shortly after 11:00PM on Monday, 3 September, officers received a report of an incident which had taken place at an address on West End Road, in Cayman Brac, where a woman was raped by a man known to her. The man has now been formally charged with Rape. He is expected to appear in court this morning, 7 September.
The two men who were arrested on Wednesday, 5 September, on suspicion of theft from the Customs Warehouse, have been formally charged with two counts each of Theft . They have been bailed to appear in court on Tuesday, 11 September.
Roseanna Redden, age 16 of Bodden Town, absconded on Saturday, 1 September, and has not returned home or been located since. She was last seen at a residence in Frank Sound, North Side. Officers are appealing to the public for assistance. Anyone with information is encouraged to call the Bodden Town Police Station at 947-2220.
Police are currently investigating reports of a fraudulent investment company that is said to be based in the Cayman Islands, but is not registered by CIMA to conduct financial service business, and does not have a physical presence in Cayman. This company is reported to have been targeting investors in New Zealand.
Shortly before 7:30PM on Sunday, 2 September, officers responded to a report that a man was found unresponsive at an address on North Sound Road, George Town. The man was pronounced dead at the scene.
Over the past several months West Bay Police Officers and the Community Officer for Beat 11 have received a number of complaints from persons in their communities who have been attacked by ferocious dogs. The officers liaised with the DOA to speak to the owner of these dogs, who surrendered them to DOA custody.
On Thursday, 30 August, officers responded to a report of a man exposing himself and committing an indecent act at Cemetery Beach in West Bay. The man was arrested and has been charged with Committing an Act Outraging Public Decency and Carrying an Offensive Weapon.
At about 11:15PM yesterday, 30 August, officers responded to a report of a traffic collision on West Bay Road south of Lime Tree Bay Avenue involving a cyclist and an SUV where the SUV left the scene. A woman subsequently surrendered to custody and was arrested on suspicion of leaving the scene of an accident.
The roadway between the Red Bay Roundabout and the Chrissy Tomlinson Roundabout is currently closed and motorits are being asked to use shamrock Road when heading in the Bodden Town direction from George Town.
Just after 9PM yesterday, 21 August, police and other emergency personnel were dispatched by the 9-1-1 Communication Centre to a report of a motor vehicle where it was reported that a Honda CRV collided with a wall in the vicinity of Spice Drive off Shamrock Road.
This past Wednesday, 15 August, George Town Community Officers and officers from the DoA Animal and Welfare Unit seized 26 game birds found in poor condition at a Windsor Park address.
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.
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.
RCIPS’ traffic enforcement efforts throughout the month of July have once again resulted in hundreds of tickets issued for tint and speeding, among other offenses. The police are also reminding road users of the regulations for tint on vehicles.
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.
The RCIPS will be holding a District Community Meeting in East End on Thursday evening, 30 August at 7:00PM in the East End Presbyterian Church Hall.
A an was arrested on suspicion of DUI following a single vehicle collision on the Esterley Tibbets Highway this morning.
The RCIPS is informing the public of three incidents involving theft or attempted theft from vehicles which were reported on Monday in George Town.
This past Friday, 10 August, officers from the Bodden Town Community Policing Department joined with the children and staff of the Frances Bodden Children’s Home for a BBQ and day of fun at the home. The event was put together by PC Norice Artwell and AC Tameka Joseph-Ricketts who organized food and activities for the children,
A man, age 32 of Bodden Town, has been charged with Taking a Conveyance Without Consent, Driving Without Being Licensed or Authorized, Driving Whilst Over the Prescribed Limit, Assaulting a Police Officer, and Careless Driving, following a traffic collision on 11 August. He is appearing in court this morning, 13 August.
Shortly after 3:00AM on Saturday, 11 August, police received a report that two men had attended the emergency room of the Cayman Islands Hospital with stab wounds. It was reported that the injuries had been received during an altercation which took place at an event on Harbour Drive in George Town.
The RCIPS would like to inform the community of a trend where churches have become targets of burglaries in recent weeks. There have been 8 such reports received in the last two months, including two reported yesterday morning.
A 22-year-old-man of East End was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder. (To see the previous press release click here).
The RCIPS has expanded its local recruitment deadline to 24 August.
On Friday, 3 August, a woman at the airport was found with a sum of US $9,500 strapped to her body, arrested by the RCIPS Financial Crime Unit, and later charged with Concealing Criminal Property, Possession of Criminal Property, and Removing Criminal Property from the Island, all of which are money laundering offenses.
A man led police on a pursuit before his arrest on drug-related offenses Friday night, 3 August.
We would like to remind the public that anyone who holds an event where the general public is invited and asked to pay a cover charge, that does not have a license for such event, commits an offense. Additionally, playing loud music after 12AM on a Sunday morning is also against the law. Such illegal events encourage anti-social
A man, age 26 of North Side, has been arrested on suspicion of robbery in relation to an incident in Palm Dale, Crewe Road, on Saturday, 28 July.
A man, age 31 of West Bay, has been formally charged with two counts each of Taking and Driving Away a Conveyance without the Owner’s Consent, Driving without Insurance, and Theft, along with one count each of Damage to Property and Causing Fear or Provocation of Violence.
Just before 2:30AM today, police were dispatched to a report of a robbery that took place at the Esso Gas Station location on North Church Street where a man brandished a firearm and stole a cash register. No shots were fired and no one was injured.
The RCIPS has learned of a scam circulating on Facebook soliciting bank details to claim prizes in a "Coca Cola Lottery".
An accident occurred shortly after 11:00AM today blocking Bodden Town Road in both directions.
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.
A man was assaulted and threatened when walking along Portland Road in Industrial Park in the early hours of Saturday morning, 28 July.
On 29 July the Air Operations Unit deployed to two marine incidents within minutes of each other off North West Point.
Just after 8:30PM yesterday, police and other emergency services were dispatched by the 9-1-1 Communication Centre to Gerrard Smith Avenue, Cayman Brac where it was reported that there was a motor vehicle collision involving a cyclist.
Just about 11:20PM last night, police and other emergency services were dispatched by the 9-1-1 Communication Centre to South Church Street, where it was reported that a man who was travelling home from work on his bicycle was robbed by three men.
Just after 3AM today, Thursday 26 July, police and other emergency services were dispatched by the 9-1-1 Communications Centre to a report of assault and abduction.
Police are investigating a report of suspicious activity with a minor that took place on Monday 23 July about 8:45PM at the New Testament Church of God, located on Sound Road in George Town.
The RCIPS is informing the public that phone lines at the Bodden Town Police Station are down. Anyone needing to contact the station is advised to dial the alternate number at 916-5612. The station also remains open to walk-ins.
The three males who were arrested following a coordinated effort on 19 July, in response to a report of a burglary-in-progress in South Sound, have now been formally charged with Burglay.
The RCIPS is launching its annual local recruitment drive on 23rd July targeting Caymanians and Permanent Residents between the ages of 18-40 with no restrictions to work.
Over the past two weeks, officers have responded to a number of reports of thefts from beaches, Mostly in the Seven Mile Beach area, where persons have gone into the water and left belongings on the shore, which are then stolen. The RCIPS is strongly advising the public not to leave valuables unattended while on the beach.