Around 10:30PM yesterday evening, 21 April, police responded to a report of a boat fire visible from the Rum Point area.
Around 10:30PM yesterday evening, 21 April, police responded to a report of a boat fire visible from the Rum Point area.
The CARIFTA games began this morning and will continue over the next three days in morning and afternoon shifts (with a break in the early afternoon hours) at Truman Bodden Sports Complex. We are providing basic traffic information here; See www.caymancarifta2019.ky for full details.
St. George’s Anglican Church is hosting a March of Witness on Saturday, 20 April at 4:30AM, travelling from Eastern Avenue to John Gray High School and then to Smith Cove. No roads will be closed for this event, but police are advising motorists to exercise caution if traveling in these areas on Saturday morning.
The John Gray High School Class of 2009 is hosting a fundraising walk run on Sunday, 21 April. The participants will begin at the school, travel down Walkers Road to Boilers Road, and return to the school via South Church Street. Police are advising motorists to exercise caution when traveling in the area on Sunday.
Earlier this month, several RCIPS officers participated in a Mass Casualty Incident Management and Instructor Course, along with some of Cayman’s other law enforcement and emergency service agencies.
Yesterday, 16 April, RCIPS Community Officers in West Bay conducted a walkthrough at the Seven Mile Public Beach. The officers spoke with beachgoers and visited vendors and businesses, in order to provide public reassurance, increase community engagement and address any violations of the law.
On Sunday, 14 April, officers executed a search warrant at an address on Prospect Drive in George Town, during which a firearm was recovered. The firearm, a .38 revolver, has been seized and the matter is currently under police investigation. No arrests have been made at this time.
Just before 5:30AM the 9-1-1 Communications center dispatched fire and emergency services to a report a male cyclist found unresponsive on North Church Street in the vicinity of Coral Sands. UPDATE: A man has been charged in connection with this incident and will be in court this morning, 17 April.
Just before 4:30PM on Saturday 13 April, a 48-year-old-man was arrested on suspicion of possession of cocaine and suspicion of possession of ganja near a liquor-licensed establishment on Little Cayman.
Update: The man, age 40 of West Bay, who was arrested on 12 March in relation to an aggravated burglary in West Bay on 9 March, has now been formally charged with Aggravated Burglary, Wounding, and Robbery. He is appearing in court this morning, 15 April.
About 5:30PM yesterday, 13 April, police was dispatched to a food truck located on Crewe Road, George Town where it was reported that a Roberry had occurred. Just after 9PM last night, 13 April, police was dispatched to a restaurant on West Bay Road, where it was reported that a robbery had occurred.
On Thursday, 4 April, members of the RCIPS Senior Command Team, including the Commissioner of Police, hosted a Community Meeting in Cayman Brac. The meeting was held at the Aston Rutty Civic Centre, and was well-attended by members of the community, ministers, government staff, teachers, and others.
This past weekend, 5 – 7 April, RCIPS officers arrested 7 persons on suspicion of DUI as a result of ongoing traffic enforcement efforts. Two of the persons arrested had a blood alcohol content of over twice the legal limit, and all of those arrested, if convicted, face the prospect of losing their license for at least a year.
Today the RCIP has launched an RCIPS Sister Islands Facebook page which will be used to highlight the activities of officers on Cayman Brac and Little Cayman, and to strengthen the level of community engagement.
The police recovered a large number of items believed to be stolen during search warrants. The items recovered include jewelry, watches and electronics.
On Saturday, 13 April, Fort Street will be closed between Harbour Drive and Edward Street, and Albert Panton Street will be closed between Fort Street and the courthouse, in order to facilitate a demonstration in front of the Legislative Assembly. These road closures will be in place from 11:00AM to 9:00PM.
A 24-year-old-man of George Town has been charged with Burglary and is expected to be in the summary court today at about 10AM. The man was arrested just before 5:50AM on Saturday 6 April following a burglary incident that took place on Woodlake Drive, George Town, just more than an hour before.
Last Saturday, 6 April, the new police helicopter conducted its first medical evacuation from Cayman Brac.
Just before 4:40PM on 3 April, police attempted to stop silver Toyota Camry after observing the vehicle driving erratically along North Sound Road in George Town. The man will appear in court today, answering to charges on Dangerous Driving and Possession of Cocaine.
Last night, 4 April, just before midnight, a 33-year-old-man of Ivory Lane, Cayman Brac has been arrested on suspicion of causing death by careless driving. This arrest is following an incident that took that in the early morning hours of 22 March.
Just after 6:35AM, today , 4 April, police and other emergency personnel were dispatched by the 9-1-1 Communications Centre to a report of a motor vehicle collision involving a cyclist, in the vicinity of the CUC Roundabout on the Linford Pierson Highway.
A 54-year-old-man of West Bay has been charged with the offenses of Aggravated Burglary and Burglary, following two incidents at a resort in West Bay. He is expected to be in court today.
Shortly before 11:30PM yesterday, 2 April, officers responded to a report of a robbery at a business on Seymour Drive in George Town. A lone masked male entered the store, brandished a firearm at a worker inside, and physically struck the worker in the hand, before demanding cash. The male then fled the scene with cash.
On Saturday, 6 April, Guardians Alive will be hosting their Walk/Run beginning at 6:00AM beginning at the Seven Mile Public Beach and travelling along the Esterley Tibbetts Highway. Motorists are advised to exercise caution.
On Sunday, 7 April, Feed our Future will be hosting their Century Bike Ride, beginning at 5:00AM. The event will begin at the Pappagallo Restaurant in West Bay and the cyclists will be riding to North Side and then back to Pappagallo. The event is expected to end at 1:00PM.
Over the weekend, West Bay Community Officer PC Eugene Myles, in charge of Beat 11, organised for derelict vehicles throughout his beat to be collected by the Department of Environmental Heath.
The RCIPS is holding a Community Meeting in Cayman Brac this Thursday, 4 April, at the Aston Rutty Civic Centre at 7:00PM. The meeting will be chaired by Commissioner of Police, Derek Byrne, and all members of the public are invited and encouraged to attend.
Just before 1:45AM this morning, Monday 1 April, Police and other emergency services were dispatched by the 9-1-1 Communications Centre to an area on Birch Tree Hill where it was reported that a car had collided into a tree and was badly damaged.
About 1:50PM today, Friday 29 March, police were dispatched to the entrance of Selkirk Drive in George Town where it was reported that a single man, armed with machete, attended the location of a local food truck and demanded money from the workers present.
On Wednesday and Thursday, 27 and 28 March, the RCIPS played a large part in facilitating the visit of Their Royal Highnesses, The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall.
The RCIPS is informing the public that Harbour Drive will be closed between Fort Street and Goring Avenue on Saturday, 30 March, in order to facilitate the National Trust Glow Run. The closure will be in effect from 12:00PM to 10:00PM.
A man and woman were stabbed during an altercation early this morning on Mary Street. Both have been released from hospital and detectives are appealing for witnesses.
A man, age 54 of George Town, has been arrested and formally charged with Burglary in relation to an incident on 9 January, where a business on North Church Street was broken into and several items stolen. He appears in court this morning, 25 March.
The RCIPS advises the public of traffic diversions and potential traffic delays for the visit of Their Royal Highnesses, The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall, on Wednesday, 27 March & Thursday, 28 March.
Just before 4AM this morning, Friday, 22 March, the 9-1-1 Communications Centre dispatched police and emergency services to a report of a man unresponsive in the street on Watering Place Road on Cayman Brac in the vicinity of the Esperanza Bar.
On Wednesday 20 March, Beat 12 officers PC Leslie Franklin and AC Andrew Grant, after being requested by the children of the Tiffany’s Pre-School in West Bay, attended the school and spent time with the children, telling them about the roles of police officers.
Recently the officer of Beat 1 and Beat 2 organized a Football Festival Fun Day with the Youths of North Side and East End. The event was held at the Ronald Forbes Playing Field in North Side and over a dozen children from the community attended, their ages ranging from 7 years old to 17 years old.
On Thursday 14 March, the RCIPS celebrated the service and dedication of seven officers who have retired from the service former Inspector Winsome Prendergast, former Inspector Livingston Bailey, former Sergeant Clesford Lumsden, PC Mary Reese, PC Leonora Yates, AC Lawrence Woods and AC Elaine Thomas.
This afternoon, 21 March, the new RCIPS helicopter, the Airbus H145, arrived at the Air Operations Unit.
Three men have been charged with various offenses following an incident on the morning of 18 March, when the Joint Marine Unit, while on patrol approximately eleven miles off the coast of East End, came across a suspicious vessel that refused to stop when challenged.
Yesterday, 18 March, the RCIPS and Department of Environment partnered to host a seminar on Turtle-Friendly Lighting for business owners and property managers in the Seven Mile Beach area.
Following reports of vehicle break-ins over the past few days the RCPS is reminding the public to avoid leaving any valuables in their vehicles, especially overnight, and where they are visible to passersby. People should also take extra care to park vehicles in well-lit areas with security cameras nearby, if at all possible.
On Thursday 3 January police received a report of a burglary in the Fairbanks area of George Town. Officers responded to the report and carried out investigations. The perpetrators were described to the police as two tall slim built males wearing light coloured shirts and long pants, who had attempted to gain entry to the p
A man, age 46, has been charged with Manslaughter and Cruelty to a Child in relation to an incident on 29 November, 2015, where a juvenile boy drowned.
On Saturday, 16 March, Esso will be hosting their 3-Mile Walk in support of the Cayman Islands Diabetes Association, beginning at 6:00AM. No roads will be closed for this event but motorists are advised to exercise caution when travelling near BarCam Esso on Saturday morning.
RCIPS and DOA officers seized two dogs at a location on Watercourse Road, West Bay, on Thursday, following reports of people being attacked while travelling in the area.
Just before 10:30PM on Wednesday 6 March, police were dispatched by the 9-1-1 Communication Centre to an address in the Birch Tree Hill area of West Bay, where it was reported that two persons, one armed with an object that appeared to be a handgun and the other a long metal object, entered the residence.
Community Police Officers PC Byron Morgan and AC Calasia Burke of beat 8 – George Town, along with Officer Erik Bodden of the DOA, attended an area of Cox Road, George Town, where they saw several dogs that were not tethered with access to the public road.
The Bodden Town Community Officers PC Reynolds Matthews and and AC Lance Thomas of Beat 5 launched a community outreach program in the North Sound Gardens Playground.
Officers from the RCIPS Traffic and Roads Policing Unit conducted a series of traffic operations last week, as part of continuing efforts to address excessive speeding, and in response to concerns from members of the public about speeding in certain areas. 98 speeding tickets were issued during the operations.
Yesterday, 6 March, RCIPS officers helped to facilitate the 52nd Agriculture Show at the grounds in Lower Valley.
The RCIPS is advising the public to anticipate traffic delays while travelling in the Lower Valley area tomorrow, 6 March, during the annual Agriculture Show which begins at 7:30AM. Motorists are advised to budget extra time for travel in the area, especially during the morning hours.
A man, age 18 of George Town, has been formally charged with Robbery and Possession of an Imitation Firearm in relation to an incident on Monday, 18 February, at a store on Godfrey Nixon Way. He has also been charged with possession and consumption of ganja.
A 23-year-old-man of West Bay, who was arrested on Friday, 1 March in relation to drug related offenses, has since been charged by the police. The man was charged with 5 offenses: Possession of Cocaine, Possession of Cocaine with intent to supply, Possession of Criminal Property etc.
A 31-year-old-man of George Town was arrested on suspicion of a Robbery that took place on 31 December, 2018 around 12:31AM. The man has since been charged with Robbery as well as Damage to Property and is expected to attend court today Monday 4 March.
A man, age 34 of Cayman Brac, has been arrested and formally charged with one count of Indecent Assault, in relation to an incident involving a juvenile. He appears in court today, 4 March.
The RCIPS participated in the John Gray High School Career Fair on Friday 1 March at the JGHS indoor Gymnasium.
The Royal Cayman Islands Police Service has partnered with the Portfolio of the Civil Service to provide learning and development opportunities to its officers and civilian staff in the areas of customer service, leadership and management.
The RCIPS and DOA conducted another in their series of walkthroughs of local neighbourhoods to provide information and advice on responsible dog ownership on Wednesday, 27 February.
Just before 4:30PM today, 26 February, the police helicopter suffered an uncontrolled command failure while lifting off at ORIA on a routine deployment.
Just after 4AM, yesterday morning 24 February, police and other emergency services were dispatched by the 9-1-1 Communications Centre to a serious assault on Kennedy Drive, in George Town. It was reported that two men known to each other were engaged in a verbal disagreement that escalated into one of the men striking the other.
Just after 10:30PM, police and other emergency services were dispatched to the 9-1-1 Communications Centre to a report of a serious assault. It was reported that a man was attacked by another man, while he was driving on North Sound Road searching for parking near a bar in the area.
Police officers responded to several ferocious dog reports over the weekend in different areas around Cayman.
On Sunday 17 February, the Little Savannah community as well as the community officers responsible for that area PS Pompey and PC Matthews gathered together to discuss their plans in maintaining a safe community and protecting it from crime and anti-social behavior.
Around 6PM, on Tuesday 19 February, a member of the public called the West Bay Police Station to inform police that two dogs were stranded in a well in the Shores area of West Bay. Two officers dispatched to the area where two black dogs, one with some brown colouring, were at the bottom of an uncovered well.
Community Police Officer, APS Jonathan Kern, assisted in delivering a Bicycle Safety Training session to employees of the Ritz-Carlton on Wednesday, 20 February.
Just around 5:40PM, yesterday 19 February, officers were on patrol in the area of Cumber Avenue, Bodden Town, when they had cause to stop and speak with a man who was behaving suspiciously in the area.
On 13 February, detectives had cause to search a George Town address and during the search, the below orange, underwater scooter was recovered and is believed to be a stolen item.
Police are investigating two vehicle fires which occurred on Tuesday, 19 February, on Theresa Drive and Anthony Drive respectively.
Just before 6:45 AM this morning, Monday 18 February, police had cause to launch an operation in the breakers area. Officers attended the location and saw a vessel in the water. Three men were also located in area acting suspiciously. The men were subsequently arrested on suspicion of illegal landing.
During the walk through of the North West Point area, a dog was observed roaming the streets without supervision and the animal was collected by the DOA officers. The owner of the dog was identified and spoken to about the dog and after being informed of their responsibility as dog owners, voluntarily surrendered their dog to th
Four men have been arrested on suspicion of being concerned in the importation of ganja following a vehicle stop in George Town on Thursday morning, 14 February.
The RCIPS is informing the public that traffic diversions for the KAABOO Festival will be implemented starting tomorrow, Friday, 15 February. However, the reduction of the speed limit from 40mph to 25mph along the Esterley Tibbetts, between the Cost-U-Less and Yacht Club roundabouts, is in effect as of this morning, 14 February.
This afternoon, 14 February, just past 3PM, a two-car collision occurred on Bodden Town Road near the cemetery in Bodden Town.
Today, 13 February, the RCIPS is adding two new, fully-electric All Terrain Vehicles to its fleet, which will provide officers with improved capabilities to conduct patrols along the beach and in off-road areas.
A woman from East End has been formally charged with Possession of Ganja with Intent to Supply and Possession of Criminal Property following a search at an address off Sea View Road, East End. She is appearing in court this morning, 11 February.
A man, age 21 of George Town, has been formally charged with 12 offenses including: Arson, in relation to an incident on 13 October where the above-mentioned vehicle was set on fire;
On Friday 8 February, police and animal welfare and control officers from the Department of Agriculture (DoA) conducted an operation at an address on Brushwood Way in Bodden Town.
On Friday, 8 February, Joint Task Force officers from the RCIPS and Customs and Border Control conducted a search at an address on Mahogany Way in Prospect.
This week, RCIPS Community Police Officers, along with Department of Agriculture Staff, visited neighbourhoods in West Bay and East End to spread information and advice about responsible dog ownership. During Monday and Wednesday's walkthroughs, 4 dogs were seized and 9 previously unlicensed dogs were licensed.
The RCIPS notes the coverage on Cayman Marl Road regarding an arrest made by the RCIPS Financial Crimes Unit yesterday, 7 February.
Race Caribbean will be hosting their annual Valentine’s Mile road race on Sunday, 10 February from 4:00-4:30PM. Participants will start at Goring Avenue and travel south onto Walkers Road then West onto Memorial Avenue, north onto South Church Street and end at Bayshore Mall via Warwick Drive.
Just before 2AM this morning, 6 February, police were informed that a man had attended the Hospital for treatment, after sustaining a stab wound to the chest.
A 25-year-old-man of George Town who was arrested on Wednesday, 30 January in relation to an assault incident, has since been charged with Assault GBH and will be appearing in summary court this morning.
A 18-year-old-man of George Town, who was arrested on suspicion of robbery regarding an incident that took place on 7 July, in the vicinity of the West Bay Cemetery, has since been charged with Robbery and Assault ABH.
Police are requesting public assistance to locate Eral Keith Whitely, age 72 of George Town, who was last confirmed seen on Boxing Day, 26 December, 2018, in the vicinity of Brushy Avenue in George Town, which is located in the area off Godfrey Nixon Way.
Community Policing Officers in the Bodden Town District (Beats 3, 4 and 5) came together in the North Sound Gardens community last Sunday, 27 January, to talk about neighbourhood security with residents during one of the Community Policing Department’s first crime prevention workshops of 2019.
Just after 1PM today, police and other emergency services were dispatched by the 9-1-1 Communications Centre to a report of a motor vehicle collision involving a car and a cyclist. The incident took place on Thomas Russell Avenue, George Town, in the vicinity of the CNB Roundabout.
Officers in West Bay and the Joint Marine Unit assisted two persons in distress who had been paddle boarding and were drifting out to sea, on Thursday, 31 January. They were located and brought safely to shore by the JMU.
Just before midnight last night, Wednesday 30 January, police and other emergency services were dispatched by the 9-1-1 Communication Centre to a residence on Watler’s Road, George Town, where it was reported that two (2) men who are known to each other had an altercation, resulting in one of the men receiving a knife wound.
The RCIPS is advising the public of road closures and traffic diversions along West Bay Road and the Esterley Tibbetts Highway in order to facilitate the KAABOO Music & Arts Festival. These road closures and diversions will be in place from Thursday, 14 February at 12:00PM until Sunday, 17 February at 6:00AM.
Last Friday, 25 January, police and customs officers on Cayman Brac conducted an operation at a residence on Dantzler Drive following information and complaints from the community regarding drug activity in the area.
The Cayman Islands Hash House Harriers are hosting their annual Cross Island Relay on Sunday, 3 February from 6:00AM to 10:00AM. The relay will begin in Gun Bay, East End, and end at Smiths Barcadere. South Church Street will be closed between Thompson Drive and Antoinette Avenue during the race.
This past weekend, on 25 and 27 January, officers in the Eastern Districts conducted two operations in response to concerns from members of the community about anti-social behavior and illegal activity, which resulted in several arrests for gambling and drug offenses.
A man has been pronounced dead this afternoon after having encountered difficulties while snorkeling in the water off Cemetery Beach. The man, age 63, is a visitor from Canada.
The RCIPS is currently investigating reports of five vehicle break-ins in the Savannah area which were received on Sunday, 27 January.
On Friday and Saturday nights, 25 and 26 January, collisions occurred in which both drivers left the scene.
Shortly after 1:00AM today, 25 January, the 9-1-1 Communications Centre dispatched officers to a single vehicle collision which had taken place on Bodden Town Road in the Breakers area. A white Toyota Corolla left the roadway and collided with a fence, causing serious injury to the driver.
The RCIPS would like to advise the public of road closures taking place this weekend, 25 - 28 January to celebrate the 2019 Heroes Day Celebrations in Central George Town.
Shortly after 1:15PM today, the 9-1-1 Communications Centre received a report of an accident that had taken place at a construction site on South Sound Road, where two men received injuries. Emergency Services attended the location and the men were transported to the Cayman Islands Hospital for treatment.
The eastbound lanes of Shamrock Road are blocked in the vicinity of Spotts Beach due to a two-vehicle collision.
The annual Stride Aainst Cancer takes place on Sunday, 27 January from 6:00AM-9:00AM and begins and ends at the Seven Mile Public Beach. There will be barricades placed on West Bay Road at the entrance to Seven Mile Beach, and on South Sound Road directly in front of Caribbean Paradise. Motorists are asked to exercise caution.
Yesterday, 22 January, police received two reports of thefts at two construction sites on Yacht Drive in West Bay.
Last week Acting Police Inspector Kevin Bogle began his new duties as Area Commander for the Sister Islands.
Yesterday, 22 January, RCIPS K-9 officers and police dogs received official certification after having completed a three-week intensive training course focusing on general purpose and narcotics work.
The RCIPS Financial Crime Unit has received reports of an attempted scam being conducted via WhatsApp, where persons have received messages from an account impersonating Premier Hon. Alden McLaughlin.
On Friday, 18 January, the RCIPS welcomed Assistant Superintendent of Police, Mr. Coleridge Minto, of the Jamaica Constabulary Force. Asst. Supt. Minto served as the keynote speaker for the Planning for Youth Success Conference which was held at UCCI as part of Support Our Youth Month.
A postmortem examination carried out in this case has confirmed drowning as the cause of death.
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.