Motesha Mothen, age 15, of Bodden Town, has absconded from home. Meanwwhile Taj Yen, age 16 of West Bay, and Roseanna Redden, age 16 of Bodden Town, have still not been located.
Motesha Mothen, age 15, of Bodden Town, has absconded from home. Meanwwhile Taj Yen, age 16 of West Bay, and Roseanna Redden, age 16 of Bodden Town, have still not been located.
A man, age 26 of George Town, has been charged by the Department of Agriculture with one count of Animal Cruelty in relation to an incident in December of 2017, during which it is alleged that the man delayed veterinary treatment to his pet dog after it had been struck by a car. The man is a police constable with the RCIPS.
A man, age 34 of George Town, has been formally charged with Burglary and Damage to Property following his arrest after a burglary at the office of a local non-profit on North Sound Road on the morning of Monday, 18 June.
5 males were arrested early morning on Tuesday, 19 June, on suspicion of importation of ganja, after police intercepted a vessel off-loading packages on the beach near Smith Barcadere.
At about 9:00AM this morning, police received a report of the accidental death of a 10-year-old girl in West Bay. The circumstances of the death are currently under police investigation. The RCIPS extends its condolences to the family of the deceased.
Shortly after 3:00PM on Tuesday, 19 June, police received a report of a robbery which occurred outside a business on Boatswain Bay Road in West Bay. Two 18-year-old males of West Bay turned themselves in and were arrested on suspicion of robbery.
The RCIPS Financial Crime Unit is advising the public of a scam being distributed by regular mail: The FCU has received several reports of local persons receiving a letter claiming to be from the “Euro Lotto Commission” informing them they have won the lottery and asking them to provide bank details and other information.
This past Saturday, 16 June, the RCIPS Air Operations Unit, along with the other specialist units, the Joint Marine Unit and the K9 Unit, were able to play a key role during two incidents in order to help ensure the safety of members of the public and other police officers.
Motor Vehicle Accident involving CIFS vehicle at Shedden/North Sound Road Intersection
A man, age 45 of George Town, has been arrested on suspicion of burglary in relation to an incident reported on 11 April, where a residence on Palm Heights Drive in Snug Harbour, George Town, was broken into and several personal items taken.
A man has been charged after a firearm and ammunition were recovered during a police operation in Lower Valley. Another woman, who was arrested, is currently on bail.
Yesterday, 14 June, nine new police officers graduated from training to operational duty.
Police ask the public to identify suspected stolen property
Over the first two weeks of the RCIPS Firearms Amnesty, 1-15 June, 2 handguns and 6 rifles have been handed over to police, along with hundreds of rounds of ammunition.
The police helicopter conducted a medical evacuation of a pregnant woman to George Town.
On 11 June the police helicopter evacuated a crew member from a passing supertanker headed for Aruba.
Taj Yen, age 16 of West Bay, absconded from his home yesterday, 12 June, and has not returned or been located since. Meanwhile, 16-year-old Roseanna Redden of Bodden Town, who absconded on Saturday, 9 June, has also not been located.
Shortly after 11:00AM on Wednesday, 6 June, RCIPS community officers along with staff from the Department of Agriculture recovered about 40 roosters suspected to have been used for cock fighting and arrested a man on suspicion of cruelty to an animal and unlawful gaming.
RCIPS traffic enforcement operations continued throughout the month of May with numerous tickets being given for speeding, illegal tint, and other offenses.
Roseanna Redden, age 16, was last seen on 9 June
The RCIPS wishes to alert the public of a fake phishing email scam circulating in the Cayman Islands. The scam is being orchestrated by a criminal enterprise with the intention of defrauding (scamming) monies from innocent parties.
Just after 11:20 a.m. yesterday 8 June police and other emergency personnel were dispatch by the 911 Communication Center to a report of a man found unresponsive and bleeding at a location off Hutland Road, North Side.
Over the first week of the RCIPS Firearms Amnesty, 1-8 June, 2 handguns and 4 rifles have been handed over to police, along with over 290 rounds of ammunition.
The RCIPS is advising the public of road closures happening in order to facilitate the Queen’s Birthday ceremonies this weekend, 8-9 June.
Yesterday, 6 June, a man, age 37 of East End, was arrested on suspicion of burglary and arson in relation to an incident on Sunday, 27 May, where a residence in North Side was broken into and furniture set on fire.
The RCIPS is asking the public to assist in identifying several items which were recovered during the execution of a search warrant last week, and which are suspected to have been stolen.
On Saturday 2 June, the four (4) Law Enforcement Agencies of the Cayman Islands along with some two (2) corporate bodies participated in the Kirkland Franklin Memorial Fire Truck Pull to raise funds for the Special Olympics Cayman Islands Athletes.
Shortly after 3AM this morning, officers responded to a report of a single-vehicle collision on the Esterly Tibbets Highway. The section of the Esterly Tibbets Highway between the Camana Bay and Butterfield roundabouts has been re-opened.
A juvenile male, age 17 of George Town, has been charged with Attempted Rape, Indecent Assault, and Robbery in relation to an incident which took place on South Church Street, George Town, on the night of Friday, 26 August, 2016.
Police can confirm that the pedestrian involved in the traffic collision on Shamrock Road on Monday, 28 May (see previous release), has died. He is Carlton William Farrell, age 68 of Bodden Town.
On Friday, 1 June, the RCIPS is launching a firearms amnesty during which illegal firearms can be turned in to police through any one of three proposed ways, with no criminal repercussions.
The Cayman Islands Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics (LETR Cayman Islands) is excited to announce the first annual Kirkland Nixon Memorial Fire Truck Pull, which takes place on Saturday, 2 June.
The RCIPS is advising the public that Elgin Avenue, between Humber Lane and Hospital Road, will be closed on Monday, 4 June, from 9:30AM to 11:00AM, in order to facilitate the launch ceremony for Celebrate Cayman.
The man, age 19, who was arrested over the weekend in connection with a robbery which took place on Prospect Point Road on Monday, 21 May, has been formally charged with Robbery.
The parking lot and beach area of Governor's Beach will be closed from 8:00AM on Thursday, 31 May, and reopen Friday afternoon, 1 June. This is to facilitate a disaster preparedness exercise with the visiting RFA Mounts Bay.
A broken down vehicle had blocked a portion of Bodden Town Road near Mostyn's Esso. The area has now been reopened to traffic.
Shamrock Road/Bodden Town Road between Condor Road and Anton Bodden Drive will be closed on Wednesday, 30 May, from 8:30AM until about 2:00PM. During this time eastbound and westbound traffic will be diverted onto Condor Road and Anton Bodden Drive.
Officers are currently on the scene of a traffic collision involving a motor vehicle and a pedestrian on Shamrock Road in the vicinity of Trumbach Drive.
On 25 May officers from RCIPS, Customs and Immigration conducted a police operation at a bar on Shedden Road.
On Tuesday, 15 May, a man was pronounced dead after falling unconscious while snorkeling at Stingray City.
Third Man Charged in Relation to Robbery on 24 December in East End
The man, age 26 of George Town, who was arrested on Friday, 20 April, in relation to reckless riding which took place during the illegal motorbike event, named “Ride of the Century,” last November (see previous release), has now been formally charged with several related offenses
After taking a picture of him escorting and elderly woman across the street in downtown George Town yesterday, 23 May, a member of the public has commended AC Murchison for his hard work, courtesy and kindness, saying that he serves as an example of what all RCIPS officers should strive for.
The Cayman Islands Law Enforcement Torch Run Committee (CI LETR) would like to inform the public the Kirkland Nixon Memorial Fire Truck Pull has been postponed from this week Saturday 26th May, 2018 to next week Saturday 2 June.
A man was arrested on suspicion of possession of cocaine today at his place of work in Central George Town.
The Annual Royal Cayman Islands Police Service Outstanding Service Awards was established to recognise police officers, support staff, special constables and members of the public for outstanding and meritorious service that enhances public safety and police/public partnerships.
On Wednesday, 23 May, representatives from the RCIPS, Dart Realty and the Lighthouse School, met at Camana Bay to unveil 10 new disabled parking signs which were designed and illustrated by students from the Lighthouse School as part of a joint project initiated by PC Jonathan Kern, community officer for Beat 9, Seven Mile Beach
Today, 21 May, just before 6:30PM a car collided with a CUC pole on NW Point Road.
Mr. Linvol Smith has been reported missing after going swimming Friday, 19 May, on Cayman Brac
In the past two weeks the Financial Crime Unit has obtained three court orders using both civil and criminal powers under the Proceeds of Crime Law, confiscating and forfeiting just over KYD $36,500 of criminal funds, as part of their efforts to take the profit out of crime
A five-car collision results in traffic delays along Shamrock Road on Wednesday, 16 May
A woman was pronounced dead on Thursday, 10 May, after encountering difficulties while snorkeling off South Church Street, George Town. The woman, age 64, was a visitor from the US.
An arrest has been made in relation to an incident where it was reported a man had been interacting with two children inappropriately.
Traffic enforcement operations this past week have resulted in a number of tickets issued for various offenses, in addition to several DUI arrests. From Monday, 7 May to Sunday, 13 May, officers have issued 66 speeding tickets, along with 36 tickets for illegal tint and another 36 for use of a mobile phone while driving.
A juvenile was arrested on Thursday, 10 May, on suspicion of assault GBH, in relation to a stabbing incident which occurred that evening.
Yesterday morning, 10 May, officers responded to three reports of vehicle break-ins that occurred overnight in the Prospect area.
A firearms operation in George Town on the morning of Friday, 11 May, results in the recovery of a loaded firearm and two persons being taken into custody.
Shortly after 5:00PM on Tuesday, 8 May, a Toyota HiAce and a Honda CR-V collided on the Esterley Tibbets Highway, south of Public Beach.
On May 4, 2018, PC Jonathan Kern of the Community Policing Department led a robbery prevention seminar for businesses.
The following notice from the RCIPS Financial Crime Unit is being recirculated due to recent reports of fraudulent apartment rental advertisements being posted again on EcayTrade.com. As such, the FCU is reminding the public to bear in mind the included warnings and information when looking for any such rental property online.
A man, age 35 of George Town, and a man, age 20 of Bodden Town, have been charged with Burglary and Attempted Burglary, respectively, for two separate incidents. They appear in court today, 7 May.
Last week, the RCIPS and FedEx assisted a local taxi operator in reuniting a visitor with her lost handbag.
Shortly after 1:40AM today, 4 May, officers responded to a report of a burglary in progress at an establishment on Seven Mile Beach and subsequently arrested a man on suspicion of attempted burglary.
Traffic officers interested in speaking with the occupants of a red vehicle (make and model unknown) that may have been overtaken by the Honda Fit Aria which was involved in the fatal traffic collision in North Side on Sunday, 29 April.
On Thursday, 3 May, a man, age 46 of George Town, was charged with Theft, Forgery, Obtaining Property by Deception, Uttering a Forged Document, and other related offenses, in relation to moneys taken from accounts belonging to the Cayman Islands Tennis Club.
Community Officers and DEH Spearhead Community Cleanups
Communication has been restored at the West Bay Police Station.
A man, age 19 of George Town, has been arrested and charged with Burglary in relation to a burglary at a business on Sound Way in George Town, on 4 October, 2017. He is appearing in court this morning, 30 April.
On 1 May, the RCIPS launched a new and comprehensive website
Yesterday afternoon, 30 April, a team of RCIPS officers and civilian support staff conducted a dive training exercise on the wreck of the Kittiwake.
Just before 8pm this evening, Sunday, 29 April, a vehicle with a driver and two passengers crashed into a light pole in the vicinity of Old Man Bay Road in North Side. One person is confirmed deceased and the two other occupants of the vehicle have been taken to the hospital.
On Friday, 20 April, the RCIPS Senior Command Team hosted a press conference to announce the release of the 2017 Crime and Traffic Statistics.
The RCIPS is informing the public about road closures taking place over the next two weekends in order to facilitate events for Cayman Carnival Batabano.
Yesterday, 26 April, RCIPS officials joined representatives from HM Customs, the Youth Services Unit, and the Cayman Hot Rod and Motocross Associations, in East End, to survey land that will be the site of a new off-road racing facility.
A juvenile male, age 16 of George Town, was arrested on 20 April, and formally charged with Burglary, in relation to an incident at a business in Grand Harbour, George Town, on the morning of 14 February. He appeared in court on Monday, 23 April.
The man, age 48 of East End, who was arrested on suspicion of burglary for an incident on John McLean drive on Monday, 23 April, has been formally charged with Burglary, Consumption of Cocaine, and Intentional Harassment, Alarm or Distress. He is appearing in court this morning, 26 April.
Yesterday, 25 April, officers responded to a report of a theft of diving equipment from the porch of a residence on Uncle Bob Road, West Bay. The equipment was discovered missing at about 7:00AM and included two bags of dive gear, a pair of Mares Avanti Quattro fins and two pairs of H2O black and yellow dive masks.
A man, age 26 of George Town, was arrested on Friday, 20 April, on suspicion of dangerous driving and committing a reckless and negligent act. The arrest is in relation to the reckless riding which took place during the illegal motorbike event, named “Ride of the Century,” on Sunday, 26 November, 2017
RCIPS Officers made two burglary arrests between 23 and 24 April in connection to incidents which took place in the Eastern Districts.
On Saturday, 21 April, RCIPS Uniform Officers from Bodden Town and Financial Crime Detectives, along with officers from HM Customs and the Department of Immigration, conducted operations at Coe Wood Beach in Bodden Town
Dorlin Allen Ebanks, age 64 of West Bay, who also goes by “Allan Barnett,” has been charged with Possession of Cocaine with Intent to Supply and other drug offenses, in addition to Threats to Kill, Escaping Lawful Custody, Possession of an Offensive Weapon, and other charges stemming from an incident in West Bay on Tuesday
The RCIPS is aware of a motoring event which is taking place this Sunday, 22 April, at the Old Breakers Speedway in Bodden Town.
Officers are investigating a series of vehicle break-ins which occurred overnight from 17 – 18 April. On Wednesday morning, 18 April, police received reports of 6 vehicles that had been broken into overnight with their windows smashed: three in the Fairbanks Road area of George Town, one in Prospect and two in Savannah.
Early this morning, 19 April, a man, age 18 of West Bay, was arrested on suspicion of Robbery and Possession of an Unlicensed Firearm. This is in relation to a robbery which occurred on Tuesday, 10 April, at Batabano Plaza in West Bay
A man, age 21 of George Town, was arrested this morning, 18 April, on suspicion of Burglary. This is in relation to an incident on Friday, 9 March, where a store in West Shore Center, West Bay Road, was broken into, and a safe containing a quantity of cash was taken. The man is currently in police custody.
Shortly before 3:00AM today, 18 April, a man, age 32 of George Town, was arrested on suspicion of Arson in relation to the arson of two police cars yesterday, 17 April on Walkers Road (see below). He is currently in police custody as the investigation continues.
RCIPS traffic enforcement operations have continued during April, focusing on offenses such as DUI, speeding, and excessive tint. Thirty-two DUI arrests have been made since 1 April, most of which occurred during the weekends, with 10 arrests having been made on the weekend of 6 – 8 April and 8 made this past weekend,13 – 15 Apr
On the morning of Friday, 13 April, Community Officers in West Bay conducted an operation at an address in the vicinity of West Church Street and Mount Pleasant Road in response to community concerns about illegal gambling and anti-social behavior in the area.
The man, age 31 of Bodden Town, and the woman, age 27 of Bodden Town (correction to earlier release), who were arrested in connection with the below incident, have been charged with Possession of an Unlicensed Firearm and Possession of an Unlicensed Firearm (Ammunition).
Police can now confirm the identity of the victim of the fatal traffic collision which occurred on Thursday, 12 April (see below). She is Susan Simoy Sumalapao, age 56 of the Philippines, who was working in Cayman.
Police are requesting the public’s assistance in their search for a illegal man by the name of Marlon Crowe, age 36, from Jamaica. His picture is attached.
Further to the below, police are interested in speaking with anyone who may have witnessed Thursday morning’s fatal collision. Officers are particularly interested in speaking with the occupants of a dark-coloured Chevrolet Avalanche that passed the area at the exact time of the collision.
Shortly after 2:40PM on Tuesday, 10 April, officers responded to a report of a theft at a jewelry store on Cardinal Avenue, George Town.
Southbound traffic on ETH in the vicinity of the Kimpton has been blocked due to this morning’s fatal collision. Police are currently diverting southbound traffic into the northbound lane to enable motorists to travel through to George Town. Police ask for the public’s patience as they manage traffic at the scene.
Just before 8AM this morning, 12 April, the 9-1-1 Communications Centre dispatched police, fire and emergency personnel to a report of a serious accident involving a Ford Edge SUV and pedestrian on ETH just south of Yacht Drive . The pedestrian, a woman, was transported to hospital and pronounced dead.
UPDATE: Oil Spill at Intersection of Shedden Road and Dorcy Drive
The RCIPS is informing the public of a large oil spill which has occurred in the vicinity of the roundabout at the intersection of Shedden Road, Dorcy Drive, and Crewe Road. Traffic through the area is being diverted and motorists are asked to avoid the area if possible.
On Wednesday, 21 March, officers of the Community Policing Department carried out a search of an address in the North Sound Estate Area with assistance from the Department of Agriculture. During the search over forty roosters were found.
On Wednesday, 11 April, officers executed a search warrant at an address in Newlands, Bodden Town. During the search a Glock 17 automatic pistol and a number of rounds of ammunition were recovered. As a result, two women, age 50 and 27 of George Town, and a man, age 31 of Bodden Town, were arrested on suspicion of Possession of
Shortly after 12:00AM on Sunday, 8 April, officers responded to a report of a robbery on Mary Street, George Town, in the vicinity of Rock Hole Road. A man was robbed by a group of five or six persons who attacked him and then made off with a cell phone and a quantity of cash.
Police can now confirm the identity of the deceased man as 41-years-old Marlon Formentos CABRERA of the Philippines who was employed in the Cayman Islands Hospitality Industry. The Royal Cayman Islands Police Service expresses condolences to the family and friends of Mr. Cabrera.
At about 6:15AM today, 10 April, officers responded to a report of a robbery at a business in Batabano Plaza, West Bay. A seller was in the process of opening a store when a male approached and brandished a firearm, demanding cash. The man obtained a quantity of cash and then fled on foot towards the rear of the plaza.
This weekend, RCIPS officers from the Joint Marine Unit, Community Policing Department, and Uniform Operations in the Eastern Districts, conducted operations in Rum Point as part of ongoing enforcement efforts in response to community concerns about persistent drug use in the area.
Shortly after 3:20PM on Monday, 9 April, officers responded to a report of an indecent assault at Smith Barcadere, George Town. It was a reported that, while in the water, a man had indecently assaulted a juvenile female.
A man, aged 45 of Bodden Town, was arrested on Friday, 6 April, and charged with two counts of Burglary and one count of Consumption of Cocaine.
At about 6:20PM, yesterday, 8 April, Police and other emergency personnel were dispatched by the 9-1-1 Communication Centre to a report of a motor vehicle collision involving a pedestrian on Mount Pleasant Road in West Bay. It was reported that a woman was struck by a grey Hyundai Accent.
Over the two week period from 17 – 31 March, officers have continued traffic enforcement operations in response to community concerns, in particular concerns about speeding in certain areas of the island.
Police are continuing to request the public’s assistance in locating Motesha Mothen, who still has not been returned to her home. If she is sighted please call any local police station.
Shortly after 12:45PM today officers responded to a report of a person in distress on the beach in the vicinity of Rum Point Road, North Side. A 76 year old man of West Bay had been in the water fishing when he encountered difficulties and was assisted by family members nearby.
Shortly after 1:00PM on Monday, 26 March, the 9-1-1 Communications Centre dispatched officers to a report of a burglary at a residence off Northward Road, Bodden Town. A woman had returned home and found that her front door had been disturbed. Upon entering her residence the woman encountered a masked male.
Shortly before 5:30PM on Friday, 23 March, officers responded to a report of a robbery which took place in the vicinity of Tropical Gardens Road, George Town. A man was walking in the area when he was approached by three men who held him, punched him in the face, and robbed him of his phone, shoes and other personal items.
RCIPS road enforcement operations continued over the past week, 19 – 26 March, with a number of DUI arrests made. This past weekend, 23-26 March, officers made 11 arrests for DUI, with an additional 2 arrests during the rest of the week.
Shortly before 11:40PM on Tuesday, 27 March, the 9-1-1 Communications Centre dispatched officers to a report of a robbery outside the Wendy’s Savannah location. Two security officers were doing a collection of money from the location when they were approached in their vehicle by two armed men with their faces covered.
In anticipation of the upcoming Easter holidays, the RCIPS is advising the public of certain steps that can be taken to protect themselves and their property if they are spending time camping over this long weekend.
Update: The MSC Opera arrived and departed on Thursday, 22 March, not Friday, 23 March as stated below.
Motesha Mothen, age 15, of Bodden Town, attended the John Gray High School, yesterday, 27 March, but did not return home afterwards and has not been located since.
Yesterday, Tuesday, 27 March, police received a report of a woman who went missing from a cruise ship and are seeking public assistance to locate her.
Shortly after 11:30PM on Saturday, 24 March, a report was received of a stolen vehicle which was last seen in the parking lot of Country & Western Restaurant in George Town. The vehicle, a black 1996 Honda Integra, registration #Q2867, was last seen by the owner at about 10:30PM and was discovered missing about an hour later.
The police is please to inform the public that with the assistance of members of the public, the missing juvenile Mortesha Mothen has been located and appears to be in good health.
Just before 6:30AM this morning police and other emergency services were dispatched by the 9-1-1 Communications Centre to an address in Frank Sound, North Side, where it was reported that a person was in distress at a residential address on Bodden Town Road in the vicinity of Frenchman Drive.
Despite further attempts by officers to locate Motesha Mothen, she has not yet been found. Police are continuing to request the public’s assistance in locating her.
The Cayman Islands Protocol Office is advising motorists that the below roads will be closed for the Swearing in Ceremony of the new Governor of the Cayman Islands, who will be arriving on Monday 26 March.
The investigation into the reported incident of an attempted child abduction in the West Bay District is on-going and the investigators in the matter are seeking the assistance of the public.
Over the past week, 12 March – 19 March, the RCIPS has been continuing road enforcement operations to curtail road dangers and respond to resident complaints. Operations over the past week targeted drunk driving and unsafe vehicles, namely, dump trucks, which residents have complained travel through the Prospect area at unsafe
Yesterday evening, 20 March, around 8:45PM, the 9-1-1 Communications Centre received a call from a man on board a boat just outside the South Sound Channel. The man reported that the boat’s engine would not start and that they needed assistance to get to shore. Altogether, three men were on board the vessel, which was describe
On Tuesday, 20 March, a woman, aged 64 of George Town, was arrested and formally charged with Providing False Information to a Public Officer and Obtaining Property by Deception. The woman is alleged to have fraudulently obtained $30,000 in financial assistance from the Needs Assessment Unit between 2014 and 2017.
Police are investigating a report of a missing girl who was last seen yesterday, Monday, 19 March.
The three men, ages 34, 40, and 45, of Jamaica, who were arrested on 14 March (see below), have been charged with Illegal Landing, Importation of Ganja, Possession of Ganja with Intent to Supply, Possession of an Unlicensed Firearm, and Possession of an Unlicensed Firearm (Ammunition).
Please be advised that the RCIPS Criminal Records Office and the Security and Firearms Licensing Unit in Windjammer Plaza on Walkers Road will close at 2pm on Wednesday, 21 March in order to facilitate a staff meeting.
The overhead lights at Lawrence Boulevard are now operational.
RCIPS Community Officers in Bodden Town joined forces with the residents of Valley Garden on Saturday, 10 March, to launch the first neighborhood watch program in Bodden Town for 2018. A total of eight neighborhood watches are currently active in the district.
Forensic archaeologists and anthropologists in the US have examined the bones recovered during excavations in Bodden Town in September of last year (see below). The bones have been determined to have been buried for at least 75 years. The examination also did not find any obvious cause of death or injuries.
Shortly before 9:40PM yesterday, 13 March, the 9-1-1 Communications Centre dispatched officers to a report of an attempted robbery on Seven Mile Beach near Lizard Run Drive. Two male juveniles were walking along the beach when they were approached by another male who also appeared to be in his teens.
Around 2:15AM yesterday, 13 March, an officer on mobile patrol in Bodden Town responded to a 9-1-1 dispatch of an altercation at a residence on Sea View Road between two men known to each other. A man was punched during the altercation and went to the hospital where it was learned that he had a broken jaw.
Motorists are advised that the overhead traffic lights at the intersection of West Bay Road and Lawrence Boulevard are currently not operational due to maintenance being conducted by the National Roads Authority . However the vertical lights to the side of the intersection are still operational.
Over the past two weeks, from Monday, 26 February, to today, 12 March, police officers have made 25 traffic-related arrests, 15 of which were for DUI. Six of these DUI arrests occurred over this weekend, with four of these being cases where those arrested blew over twice the legal limit.
A man, aged 23 of George Town, has been arrested and formally charged with Possession of a Prohibited Weapon, Possession of an Unlicensed Firearm, Unlawful Discharge of a Firearm, and Robbery.
The three men who were arrested on Friday, 2 March, and charged with Being Concerned in the Importation of Ganja and Possession of Ganja with Intent to Supply (see below), have now been further charged with Possession of an Unlicensed Firearm and Possession of an Unlicensed Firearm (Ammunition).
An investigative team has been established to investigate the report of an attempted abduction of a child on Saturday, 10 March in West Bay. This report is being evaluated in the context of two other reports received where a man was observed behaving in a suspicious manner near children.
Further to the below press release, the driver of the vehicle is yet to be determined.
Just about 8:30PM on Saturday 10 March, Police and other emergency services were dispatched by the 9-1-1 Communication Centre to the vicinity of the Island Heritage roundabout, where it was reported that a vehicle had caught on fire after overturning.
Today, Wednesday, 7 March, the RCIPS is requesting urgent public assistance in locating Elemer Watler Wright, who goes by the name of “Elmer”. He is 24 years of age, and from George Town. Pictures of Elmer Wright are attached. He frequents the Prospect Area.
Shortly after 4:00PM on Saturday, 3 March, officers of the Air Operations Unit, while conducting border patrols in the police helicopter along the coastline of North Side, spotted a suspicious package at the water’s edge.
On Friday 2 March, just after 12AM, the Joint Marine Unit, while on border protection patrol, came upon a canoe with three men on board.
Two men, aged 17 and 23 of George Town, have been charged with Theft, Attempted Burglary, Damage to Property, two counts of Possession of an Unlicensed Firearm with Intent to Commit an Offence, Aggravated Burglary, and Robbery.
Police can confirm further details regarding the armed robberies that took place last night, Saturday, 3 March.The locations of the two robberies were as follows: the first robbery took place at the Rollin Convenience Shop on Seymour Drive just before 10:50PM
On Thursday, 1 March, Community Officers in West Bay conducted further searches of the area, off Dill Lane in West Bay, where two stolen Honda Civics were found on Wednesday, 28 February. During the search, another vehicle which had been reported stolen on 14 May, 2017, was recovered.
This past Saturday, 24 February, the RCIPS Community Policing Department along with the Cayman Islands Skateboard Association and Hurley’s hosted an afternoon of fun and games for kids at the Black Pearl Skate Park.
Police are appealing for witnesses to the fatal traffic collision which took place in Cayman Brac on 27 February (see below). Anyone who may have seen anything related to this collision that they feel could assist with this investigation is urged to contact PC Indrani Tahal at the Cayman Brac Police Station at 948-0331
Further to the below press releases, a 54-year-old-man of George Town was arrested on the 26 February, relative to the motor vehicle collision that took place on the 23 February. The man is currently on police bail and the investigation progresses.
A man, aged 31 of East End, was arrested yesterday, 27 February, on suspicion of Causing Death by Dangerous Driving in relation to the fatal accident which took place in East End on 15 February. He is currently on police bail.
Shortly before 10:45PM yesterday, 27 February, officers were dispatched to a report of a robbery in the vicinity of Patricks Island, George Town. Upon arriving home and exiting their vehicle, a man and a woman were approached by two masked men who brandished firearms and demanded cash.
Shortly before 11:00PM yesterday, 27 February, police and other emergency personnel were dispatched by the 9-1-1 Communication Centre to a two vehicle collision on Bight Road in the vicinity of Tibbet’s Turn Road, Cayman Brac, involving a Toyota RAV4 and a Honda Integra.
Further to the below press release, to clarify, incident took place on Friday 23rd February just before midnight, however the arrests were made on Saturday 24th February.
Just before midnight on Saturday 23 February, police responded to a disturbance report outside of Kelly’s Bar on Birch Tree Hill Road, West Bay, where a 22-year-old-woman of West Bay, was shouting expletives and fighting.
A 25-year-old-man of George Town has been formally charged for the offenses of Assault ABH and Wrongful Confinement in accordance with the Penal Code (2013 Revision).
Further to information received this afternoon, the victim in the below motor vehicle collision remains in critical condition, with very serious life-threatening injuries.
This is a reminder that the RCIPS is holding a community meeting in Bodden Town tomorrow evening. The meeting will be held from 6-8PM at the Bodden Town Civic Centre, next to the Bodden Town Police Station. Representatives from partner agencies have been invited and will also be present at this event.
The victim in the below incident has been transferred to the Health City medical facility for further treatment. His condition has improved however his injuries remain serious but now appear to be non-life-threatening.
West Bay Community Officers have been proud to support and facilitate two community-led initiatives over the past week aimed at cleaning up the district.
A man, aged 42 of Bodden Town, was formally charged yesterday, 19 February, with one count each of Forgery and Uttering a False Document. The charges relate to documents submitted by the man in 2012 and 2013 to incorporate an entity. He will be appearing in court on Tuesday, 20 March.
The woman, aged 39 of West Bay, who was arrested on Friday, 16 February (see below), has been charged with Wounding or Causing Grievous Bodily Harm with Intent, Wounding or Inflicting Grievous Bodily Harm, and Carrying an Offensive Weapon. She is appearing in court today, 19 February.
Just before 4:30AM on Saturday, 17 February, police received a report that a 1998 green Honda Civic, registration #182 625 had been stolen from a residence off Marina Drive in Prospect. The vehicle was discovered missing at around 4:00AM and was last seen on the evening of Friday, 16 February.
Shortly before 2:00AM on Saturday, 17 February, officers responded to a report of a vehicle on fire at an address on Nashe Street, Bodden Town. The fire was discovered at about 1:45AM. Officers from the Cayman Islands Fire Service were able to extinguish the fire safely and no injuries were reported.
Police responded to three vehicle fires on 14 February and are investigating the circumstances of two.
Today, 16 February, around 3pm, police received a report that Azaria Jackson, age 11, of East End, has been missing from home since last Friday, 9 February, one week ago.
This morning, 16 February, just past 2AM, police and emergency services were dispatched by the 9-1-1 Communication Centre to a single vehicle accident in the vicinity of 179 Farm Road in East End.
Shortly after 1:20AM, officers responded to a report of a vehicle on fire at an address on Kris Anderson Way in Bodden Town. The fire was extinguished by officers from the Cayman Islands Fire Service and no damage to other property or injuries were reported.
The RCIPS would like to remind the public the Linford Pierson Highway is a 40 MPH zone. Motorists have recently indicated to police that they are unaware of the speed limit due to the current absence of road signs due to road construction being carried out on the highway.
Yesterday, 8 February, RCIPS officers, along with officers from HM Customs and the Department of Agriculture, conducted a drug operation in the Boatswain Bay area of West Bay. Several ganja plants were recovered but no arrests were made.
Further to the below, please find attached pictures of the firearm (.38 revolver) and six rounds of ammunition, which were recovered during the operation.
Yesterday, 7 February, officers executing a search warrant at an address in the Safehaven Drive area of West Bay recovered a loaded firearm. Upon conducting further operations in the Watercourse Road area of West Bay, officers arrested a man, aged 37 of George Town, on suspicion of Possession of an Unlicensed Firearm.
The man who was arrested on 4 February has been charged with two counts of Indecent Assault. He is appearing in court today.
See attached photos of the Dark Blue Honda Civic, registration 180 451, referred to in the below release. Photos are of the actual vehicle. Note that the vehicle has red lines on the bumpers, wheels, gas tank cover, and front and rear wipers, as well as a white decal of two girls on the right side front door.
Shortly after 6:15PM on Sunday, 4 February, officers responded to a report of indecent assault at Smith’s Barcadere, George Town. It was reported that a man had inappropriately touched a juvenile while in the water.
Ongoing traffic enforcement by the RCIPS resulted in a number of traffic related arrests and citations over the past week, including several DUIs.