At about 7:45PM on Saturday, 7 January, officers on foot patrol on Martin Drive, George Town, spotted a man who was wanted in relation to theft offenses and outstanding warrants. The man fled from the officers, who pursued him on foot to McField Lane. The man continued to resist officers’ attempts to detain him and threw objects at the officers. Officers discharged a taser at the man, however he fled once again, climbing onto the roof of a nearby building.
The Cayman Islands Fire Department attended the scene to assist the officers in their attempts to negotiate the man’s safe descent from the roof, however he continued to behave in an aggressive manner towards the officers. Eventually a member of the public was able to convince the man to come down.
The man, age 41 of Bodden Town, was arrested and taken into custody. A search of his person was conducted and quantities of suspected ganja and cocaine were recovered. He was further arrested on drug offenses and remains in custody as investigations continue.
A police officer received minor injuries during the incident, attended the hospital for treatment and was subsequently discharged.