A man was pronounced dead on Saturday evening, 19 May, after having encountered difficulties while snorkeling off East End
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
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.
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.
Just before 3AM on Sunday morning, officers responded to a report of an intruder at a West Bay residential address.
In addition to clarify the below follow up, only 2 of the 3 vehicles that were on fire belonged to the senior police officer, the other belonged to another resident of the location. The fire also caused damage to a nearby building which was also extinguished by the fire officer.
This morning, 2 February, police officers participated in a career fair at the Edna Moyle Primary School in North Side. During a demonstration of police equipment, the probes on a Taser were accidentally released, breaking the skin on a child at the demonstration.
On Wednesday, 31 January, a man, aged 23 of George Town, was arrested in connection with the investigation into the murder which occurred on Saturday, 20 January. He is currently in police custody.
The RCIPS is aware of a video being circulated on social media which portrays child sexual abuse content.
Cayman Academy will be hosting a cross country race on Monday, 12 February, from 7:00AM to approximately 8:00AM. Students will be travelling from the school, which is located off Walkers Road, onto Memorial Avenue and then turning left onto South Church Street.
With respect to a video circulating online of an arrest of a woman that took place this morning, 1 February, the RCIPS has viewed the footage and referred the matter to PSU for an investigation into the full circumstances of the arrest.
The Operations team of Water Authority – Cayman will be continuing their work on North Sound Road this evening from 8:00PM to approximately 9:00PM.
The Operations team of Water Authority – Cayman will be working to reinstate the portion of North Sound Road affected by yesterday’s leak (see below) from approximately 8:00PM-9:30PM.
The RCIPS has been informed by Water Authority - Cayman that they will be closing the two south-bound lanes of North Sound Road between the Butterfield Roundabout and the intersection with Portland Road from 8:00PM on Tuesday, 30 January
This week the RCIPS, with the support of Crime Stoppers, is providing all frontline officers with new contact cards in order improve communication with the public and victim care.
Charges have been laid with respect to arrests of two men by the Joint Marine Unit early Thursday morning, 25 January near Uncle Bob Road in West Bay.
At about 4:30AM on Thursday, 25 January, officers from the Joint Marine Unit (JMU) came upon two vessels acting suspiciously in the vicinity of the Big Channel entrance to North Sound.
Despite further attempts by officers to locate and return Hayleigh Sciamonte to her home, she has not returned. Police are continuing to request the public’s assistance in locating her.
An operation on King Road in West Bay results in several packages of ganja being seized.
Police can now confirm the identity of the victim in the shooting on Saturday, 20 January. He is Mr. Alanzo Navarro Bailey, aged 28 of West Bay, who was also known as Omar Bailey.
Hayleigh Sciamonte, age 13, absconded from school on Friday, 19 January, and the RCIPS is requesting the public’s assistance in locating her. A picture of Hayleigh is attached.
Further to the below, traffic officers are appealing for witnesses to this collision, which has left one man (the driver of the Honda) in very serious condition.
Police can confirm that the victim in last night's shooting, a male, died.
Police can confirm that the deceased is a 28-year-old man of George Town. The release of his name is pending formal identification.
Police and emergency personnel are on the scene of a shooting that is reported to have occurred just before 9:20pm this evening, Saturday 20 January, on Eastern Avenue in the vicinity of Shedden Road.
This Sunday, 21 January, the RCIPS will be helping to facilitate two motoring events which are open to the general public.
The latest deployment of RCIPS officers to the British Virgin Islands returned to Cayman yesterday, 18 January. The return of this group of seven officers, who remained in BVI over the holiday period, marks the end of the RCIPS’ deployments to the sister territory in the wake of Hurricanes Irma and Maria last September.
A woman, aged 38 of George Town, was arrested on 16 August, 2017, and formally charged yesterday, 17 January, with eight counts of Obtaining Property by Deception, two counts of False Accounting and one count of Theft.
The RCIPS would like to inform the public that the below vehicles which were reported stolen in December have both been recovered.
Police made 10 arrests for DUI this past weekend, 12-15 January, as traffic enforcement operations continue. Some of the incidents are described below.
Last Thursday, 11 January, a man made a report of being chased by three stray dogs in the vicinity of Finch Drive while riding his bicycle, and being bit on the ankle.
The Cayman Islands Government, in conjunction with The Honourable Alden McLaughlin, MBE, JP, Premier; The Honourable Juliana O’Connor-Connolly, JP, Minister for Sports and The Honourable Dwayne Seymour, JP, Minister for Culture will be hosting National Heroes Day Celebrations in central George Town, on Monday, 22 January 2018
Police received two reports of street robberies this weekend where women were threatened with a knife and their handbags stolen.
A man, aged 53 of West Bay, was arrested on 11 January and has been charged with Attempted Burglary in relation to an incident early that morning where he is reported to have entered a home in West Bay. Nothing was confirmed to have been stolen in the incident.
A man, aged 70 of Bodden Town, was charged today, 12 January, with Causing Death by Dangerous Driving and Causing Death by Careless Driving in relation to the below incident.
Yesterday, 18 July, just before 7pm, the driver of the taxi that struck a pedestrian Monday morning, 17 July, outside ORIA on Roberts Drive, was arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving. The victim, Dr. Vary Jones-Leslie, died of her injuries yesterday morning.
Around 10AM this morning, police and emergency personnel responded to a report of a motor vehicle collision near the Long Term Parking at ORIA. A woman pedestrian was struck by a taxi and transported to the George Town Hospital with serious injuries.
Just before 4:30pm on Sunday, 24 December police received a report of drugs washed ashore near a resort in East End. While officers were en route to the location, it was reported to that a man carrying a machete with his face covered had come to the beach area of the resort, confronted staff.
A man, aged 53 of Bodden Town, was arrested on Tuesday, 9 January, and charged on Thursday, 11 January, with Conspiracy to Rob and Conspiracy to Supply Controlled Drugs. He is the second man to be charged in relation to a robbery which took place on 24 December at a resort in East End.(
A man, aged 28 of George Town, was arrested on Wednesday, 10 January, and charged with Attempted Burglary. This is in relation to an incident on 28 December, 2017, on Prospect Point Road where the man is reported to have attempted to gain entry to a home.
Late yesterday evening, 10 January, Police learned of a man who has not been seen by relatives for some time and are now seeking public assistance to locate the man.
A woman, age 29 of East End, was arrested on Monday, 8 January, and has been charged with Assault GBH. This charge is in relation to an incident on 8 January where the woman is reported to have assaulted a man known to her. The man sustained serious facial wounds. She is appearing in court today, 11 January.
A three-vehicle collision on Shamrock Road Tuesday, 9 January, restricted traffic flow for a period of time.
Today, 10 January, shortly before 1:30PM, RCIPS officers executed a provisional warrant at an address in Prospect on an American national, aged 29, visiting the Cayman Islands. The American is wanted in Florida in relation to a double murder that took place in Miami in November.