This morning, Wednesday 1 December, the RCIPS Air Operations Unit (AOU) deployed one of their H145 helicopters and crew to the Turks and Caicos Islands (TCI).
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This morning, Wednesday 1 December, the RCIPS Air Operations Unit (AOU) deployed one of their H145 helicopters and crew to the Turks and Caicos Islands (TCI).
The 2021 Intertrust Cayman Islands Marathon takes place this Sunday, 5 December, from 4:30AM to 11:30AM. The following road closures will be in place between 4 and 5 December, in order to facilitate the event.
RCIPS’ holiday safety operation, Winter Guardian, commences today, 1 December, and will see increased community foot patrols and intensified road enforcement operations, supported by road safety education and awareness campaigns. The operation continues throughout the holiday season and into the New Year.
Shortly before 10:00PM last night, 25 November, the vessel that had been reported to be in distress earlier that morning was located, having run aground on the reef near Hungry Iguana, Little Cayman. The vessel was recovered and the persons aboard were found to be in good health.
A 35-year-old-man has been formally charged with Burglary contrary to the Penal Code (2019 Revision), Possession of Ganja with Intent to Supply and Consumption of Ganja contrary to the Misuse of Drugs Act (2017 Revision). The charges are in relation to a burglary that was reported to the police on 3 November.
On 10 November, a man age 63 of Cayman Brac was arrested in relation to a social media video, in which the man made threats against government officials and members of the uniformed services. The man has now been charged with Dangerous Transmission, and Use of an ICT Service to Defraud, Abuse, Annoy, Threaten or Harass.
On Monday, 22 November, the RCIPS Training and Development Unit (TDU) began a training class of twenty-three (23) new recruits, who have begun their journey to becoming Police Constables within the RCIPS.
In order to facilitate the Throne Speech during the second meeting of the 2021/2022 Session of the Parliament, on Friday, 26 November, the section of Fort Street between Edward Street and Albert Panton Street, will be closed from 9:00am to 10:30AM.
The wanted man, age 44 of George Town, who fled from officers on Thursday, 18 November, has been arrested and charged on suspicion of possession of an offensive weapon and threats to kill, in relation to the incident, along with other traffic offenses.
A 28-year-old-man of George Town has been charged with Burglary in accordance with the Penal Code (2019 Revision).
On Monday evening, 22 November, firearms officers conducting a vehicular checkpoint along Shamrock Road arrested a man, age 21 of Bodden Town, after he became aggressive and disruptive when the officers stopped the vehicle he was a passenger in.
Two men were arrested and charged with llicit Trafficking and Being Concerned in the Importation of Cocaine following the interdiction of a vessel carrying suspected cocaine on Sunday, 21 November.
A serious assault took place on Hell Road in West Bay, yesterday, 18 November. It was reported that a man was attacked by another man using a machete while he was at the gas station located on Hell Road.
On Wednesday 17 November, the 26-year-old-man of West Bay, who was previously arrested on suspicion of attempted murder (see details below), has now been further arrested by the police on suspicion of conspiracy to commit a crime and possession of an unlicensed firearm.
On Wednesday 17 November, a George Town man, age 20, was arrested by the police on suspicion of possession of unlicensed firearm in relation to the below shooting incidents that took place on 11 October.
Just before 8:30AM today, 17 November, police and other emergency services were dispatched by the 9-1-1 Communication Centre to a report of a motor vehicle collision on Shamrock Road involving a motorcycle and a car.
A man, age 49 of George Town, has been arrested on suspicion of indecent assault in relation to an incident where a woman was indecently assaulted by a man known to her. He remains in custody as investigations continue.
The man, age 27 of East End, who was arrested following the recovery of a firearm and ammunition in George Town on Wednesday, 10 November, has now been formally charged with Possession of an Unlicensed Firearm, Possession of an Unlicensed Firearm (Ammunition), and Intentional Harassment Alarm or Distress.
Traffic Officers are currently on scene of a single vehicle collision that took place on Old Crewe Road. The vehicle involved collided with light pole causing it to fall into the roadway. Old Crewe Road between Sunrise Boulevard and South Sound Road is currently closed.
The RCIPS is requesting the public’s assistance in identifying two men shown in the provided footage, who were present at an incident which occurred outside a bar on Martin Drive, George Town, on 19 December, 2020.
Police can confirm that just before 9:20PM on Saturday 10 July, armed officers were dispatched by the 9-1-1 Communication Centre, to the West Bay District, where reports were received of shots being fired. The officers are currently on scene and making checks in the West Bay area.
Shortly before 1:40AM today, 4 November, officers responded to a report of an attempted robbery which had taken place at the Seven Mile Public Beach.
Police responded to a report of an unresponsive infant boy who began experiencing difficulties while at the beach. He was later pronounced dead at the Cayman Islands Hospital.
On Wednesday, 3 November, RCIPS officers received a report of a sexual assault of a child who stays at the Frances Bodden Children’s Home.
The RCIPS Financial Crime Investigation Unit (FCIU) is reminding the public to be wary of fraudulent apartment rental advertisements on online websites such as EcayTrade.com. Bear in mind the following warnings and information when looking for any such rental property online.
The public may now disregard the wanted notice for Michael Lopez Watler. The wanted man turned himself into the Cayman Islands Detention Centre today, 2 November, where he was subsequently arrested by the police.
Following a police investigation into the matter of a traveler who flew into Grand Cayman on the 9 September 2021 with a Positive PCR Test, the traveler, a 28 year-old-woman, has now been formally charged with Failure to comply with Regulation 3(1)(b)(i) of the Control of Covid-19 (No.2) Regulations, 2021 (SL 39 of 2021).
Shortly after 1.15am this morning, police and other emergency services were dispatched by the 911 Communication’s Centre to a report of a single vehicle collision on Shamrock Road, in the vicinity of Tuckerman Lane, Bodden Town.
A man, age 29 of West Bay, has been arrested on suspicion of two counts of murder and possession of an unlicensed firearm. The arrest is in relation to the shooting which took place on Martin Drive on 1 July. He remains in custody as investigations continue.
On Sunday 17 October, the RCIPS participated in the funeral service of the late former Inspector of Police Mr. William Hortor Rankine, who passed away on Monday 11 October. Mr. William Hortor Rankine served with the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service for 26 years, from 1970 to 1996.
With the impending Halloween activities that will be taking place this weekend, the RCIPS would to like to issue some safety tips and reminders for both the traditional Halloween activities and adult social gatherings.
The RCIPS has received reports of an increasing number of ‘tech support scams’ across the Island. Tech support scams involve scammers making contact and using scare tactics to trick you into paying for unnecessary technical support services to "fix" a non-existent problem with your device or software.
The COVID-19 pandemic has influenced an increase in reliance on automated services, such as online banking and the reliance on the use of Debit/Credit cards. The RCIPS Financial Crime Investigation Unit is advising the public to play close attention to their credit and debit card statements.
The RCIPS is aware of a number of thefts and attempted thefts from vehicles that have taken place in the Smith Road and Windsor Park areas over the past weeks. As such, we are reminding the public of the following tips to reduce your chances of being a victim of a theft from your vehicle.
Wanted man Charles Leonard Walton III, has now been arrested by the police after surrendering to the CDC.
A 45-year-old-man of Cayman Brac has been formally charged with Threats to Kill, two counts of Damage to Property, Disorderly Conduct at a Police Station, Possession of Cocaine and Possession of Ganja, following an incident that took place on Thursday 21 October.
Just before 11PM on Saturday, 23 October, police and other emergency services were dispatched by the 9-1-1 Communication Centre to a report of a motor vehicle collision that took place along Old Robin Road in North Side. The collision appeared to have involved a single motorcycle that collided in the bushes off the roadway.
Earlier this morning, 25 October, officers received a report of an indecent assault which had taken place on Eastern Avenue at about 4:30AM. The matter is under investigation.
Beginning this Friday, 22 October, the RCIPS will be shifting the focus of its ongoing traffic enforcement operations, under the name Operation Quaker, and targeting night time speeding and drunk driving especially where serious traffic incidents have been occurring.
A man, age 41 of George Town, who was arrested on 18 October, has now been formally charged with Attempted Burglary and Going Equipped to Steal. The charges relate to an incident on Wednesday, 29 September, where an attempt was made to gain entry to a business in the West Shore Centre on West Bay Road.
At 12:45AM on Sunday 17 October, officers from the RCIPS Firearm Response Unit had cause to stop and search a black Honda Stream motor vehicle, along Shedden Road, in the vicinity of Mary Street, George Town.
Police can now confirm the identity of the deceased in the fatal collision which occurred on Saturday evening, 16 October, on South Church Street, George Town. He is 37-year-old Carlos Luyang Patricio of the Philippines, who resided in Cayman.
The RCIPS is informing the public that the West Bay Police Station has now returned to 242 West Church Street.
At about 11:20PM yesterday, 14 October, officers responded to a report of a motor vehicle collision with injuries at a residence on Elizabeth Street in West Bay. It was reported that a Honda CR-V which had been at the location, had collided with two men who were seated outside the residence.
Cayman Islands Coast Guard can now confirm the identity of the man who went missing from a boat in the North Sound on Monday, 11 October, whose body was recovered yesterday, Wednesday, 13 October.
Shortly before 4:40PM on Friday, 8 October, officers responded to a report of a wounding at a business plaza on Bodden Town Road, east of Lake Destiny Drive. It was reported that at least two men were involved in an altercation which became physical, and one of the men stabbed another multiple times.
RCIPS Firearms Response Unit responded to a 911-Emegrency dispatch to a report of shots being fired in the area of Finch Drive, West Bay. Shortly thereafter, two subsequent reports of shots fired at two separate locations in George Town were received and responded to by the police.
Since 11 August, officers have been targeting motorists using mobile phones while driving, and in the month of September issued over 150 tickets for this offense. Officers will also be targeting illegal tint during October and anyone found to be in contravention of the law will be ticketed.
The RCIPS Financial Crimes Investigations Unit, have received two separate reports of forged notes that were turn over by two separate financial institutions in the Cayman Islands. From the reports, a forged KYD $100 note was turned over and from the other was a forged KYD $1 note.
On Sunday, 3 October, 2021 the RCIPS participated in the funeral service of the late Rev. Dr. Linda Darnell McField, who passed away on Monday, 20 September, 2021.
Since early July, there has been an increase in reports of thefts from construction sites and from vehicles involved in construction, and maintenance work. As such, the RCIPS is advising persons involved in these businesses of precautions they can take against such thefts.
Shortly after 3:00AM today, 30 September, officers received a report of an aggravated burglary and assault that had occurred at an address on Frank Sound Road in North Side.
Yesterday 6 October police formally charged a 43-year-old-man of Bodden Town with Aggravated Burglary following his arrest in relation to an incident that took place just before 5:50PM on 3 October, at a residence in Birchwood Road, George Town.
Shortly before 2:30PM on Wednesday, 6 October, officers responded to a report that a member of the public had found a suspicious package at a location on Durham Drive in George Town, near a derelict vehicle. Following a search by K-9 officers, a total of 5 packages, containing a total of 4lbs of suspected ganja, were recovered.
The RCIPS is advising the public of the following road closure that will take place tomorrow morning, Monday 4 October, to facilitate traffic safety for the general public and demonstration participants, and ensure unobstructed access to Parliament Officials.
Shortly after 10.45pm, last night, Friday 1 October, police received a report from the 911 communication centre of a robbery and stabbing incident in the vicinity of Marquee Plaza, George Town.
New Regulations recently released by the Government in response to COVID-19 community transmission cases, impact the way the public can congregate including; public gatherings and socialising in bars and restaurants.
As of June, 2021, the RCIPS Criminal Records Office implemented an updated process for the application and issuing of Police Clearance Certificates (PCC). The CRO has carefully been monitoring this new process, which has resulted in a much more efficient and streamlined experience for members of the public applying for PCCs.
Police can now confirm the identity of the victim in the fatal collision on Friday, 24 September in West Bay (see below). He is 33-year-old Jessus Burowise Ebanks, of West Bay.
Over this past weekend, from 24 September through 26 September, officers responded to 25 motor vehicle collisions on Cayman’s roads. As such, the RCIPS is taking this opportunity to remind the public about the importance of always practicing safe driving behaviours.
Just after 3AM today, 26 September police and other emergency services were dispatched by the 9-1-1 Communication Centre to a report of gun shots being fired off Bankers Road in West Bay.
Just after 4am today 25 September, police and other emergency services were dispatched to the 9-1-1 Communications Centre to a report of a single vehicle collision on West Bay Road in the vicinity of the Public Beach.
Shortly before 4:00AM today, 19 September, officers responded to a report of a single-vehicle collision on West End East Road in Cayman Brac.
A man, age 27 of West Bay, has been formally charged with Causing Death by Dangerous Driving and Inflicting Grievous Bodily Harm, in relation to a fatal collision which occurred on 16 January, 2021, on West Bay Road.
Just before 3:40PM yesterday, 14 September, police were dispatched by the 9-1-1 Communications Centre to a report of a robbery that took place at a business located on Eastern Avenue.
A man, age 60 of West Bay, has been arrested and formally charged with two counts of Burglary. The charges relate to incidents on 6 August and 16 August, 2021, where two separate business in George Town were broken into and items stolen.
As a precautionary measure, the RCIPS will now be requiring members of the public who will be attending our police stations and public facing offices to wear masks when entering and while inside our facilities.
The RCIPS is reminding the public that the West Bay Police Station (WBPS) continues to operate out of its temporary location at Governors Square off West Bay Road while repairs are being conducted in the West Church Street facility.
The RCIPS Financial Crime Investigation Unit is aware of a recent increase in scams involving purported cryptocurrency investments, and is providing information on some of these for public awareness.
Shortly after 12.30am, Sunday 12 September, police responded to a report of a wounding incident at The Strand on West Bay Road. On arriving at the location a 25 year old male from South Sound appeared to have multiple stab wounds.
Today, 10 September, officers from the West Bay Police Station along with supporting RCIPS Units carried out a search at a residence in the district, resulting in the arrest of a 23 year old male and a 20 year old female both of West Bay, for possession of ganja with the intent to supply and other related offences.
The RCIPS has been conducting traffic operations targeting distracted drivers, particularly motorists who use mobile phones while driving. These targeted operations have resulted in a total of 80 tickets being issued for use of a mobile phone while driving, since 11 August.
On Saturday 4th September, an Auxiliary Constable with the RCIPS was arrested on suspicion of allegedly perverting the course of justice in relation to an ongoing criminal investigation.
Police are currently on the scene of a single vehicle collision on Old Robin Road North Side, where a light pole was struck and fell in the roadway.
Yesterday, Thursday 2 September, 21 year old Jashawn Johnson of George Town was convicted of the murder of 22 year old Michael Bush, which took place at the Strand on West Bay Road, 24 December 2020.
Shortly before 3:30PM on Thursday, 2 September, officers responded to a report of an incident at a Government high school.
Shortly after 8:00PM yesterday, 31 August, officers responded to a report of a motor vehicle collision on Shedden Road involving a pedestrian. It was reported that the pedestrian was crossing the road near the Edward Street intersection, when she was struck by a vehicle described as a reddish SUV, which was travelling west.
With schools now in session, and an increased number of children utilising the roadways, the RCIPS will be conducting traffic operations targeting motorists using their mobile phones while driving. Last week, officers issued just under 20 tickets to persons using their mobile phones whilst driving.
The public is being advised that on Friday 3 September, the West Bay Police Station will be temporarily relocated to the RCIPS Training and Development Unit, located at Governor's Square off West Bay Road.
The West Bay Police Station has now returned to 242 West Church Street and is operating as normal.
So far this week, there has been an increase in reports made to the police regarding thefts from motor vehicles, and as a result, the RCIPS would like to remind the public of a few crime prevention tips that may help in reducing the occurrences of these incidents.
Police are investigating two commercial burglaries which occurred at business on West Bay Road on Thursday morning, 27 August, and have released a CCTV image of the suspects. Both burglaries appear to have been committed by the same persons.
Three persons were arrested on suspicion of several public order offenses on Tuesday, 24 August, following an incident at the West Bay Police Station.
A 27-year-old-man of George Town, has been extradited from the United Kingdom (UK) to the Cayman Islands in order to be charged and attend court regarding a fatal collision that took place on 2 September, 2019, in Bodden Town, resulting in the death of 29-year-old Giovani Berry.
Just after 4AM on Wednesday 11 August, police were dispatched to Oak Mill Street in George Town where a woman informed them that she had been sexually assaulted. A man, age 34 of George Town, was arrested on suspicion of rape on Thursday, 19 August, in relation to the incident.
On Wednesday afternoon, 18 August, Police helicopter X-Ray One carried out an aerial assessment to identify any persons who may have been in distress and assess damage caused by Tropical Storm Grace. A number of images were captured that demonstrate the high seas, destruction of vegetation, and flooding caused across Cayman.
The West Bay Police Station returns to West Church Street, West Bay.
Due to the approach of Tropical Storm Grace, the RCIPS Business Centre, located in Crown Square Plaza on Eastern Avenue, will be closed to the public on Wednesday, 18 August. Normal business hours are expected to resume on Thursday, 19 August, at 8:30AM.
Whilst on patrol officers from the West Bay Police Station had cause to arrest the man in relation to the traffic driving offenses. A search of his person was then carried out and lead to the recovery of what appears to be ganja and cocaine.
Just after 8:25PM on Saturday 14 August, police responded to a report on West Bay Road in the vicinity of Safehaven Drive. It was reported that a woman, while walking in the direction of West Bay, was approached by two men in a white utility type vehicle.
Just after midday yesterday, 12 August, police responded to a report of a burglary that took place sometime after 3am that morning at a bar in the Prospect area of George Town.
Yesterday, Tuesday 10 August, a member of the public notified the Cayman Islands Coast Guard (CICG) that a turtle was caught in a net which was attached to two buoys. The reporting party provided detailed information on the location of the distressed turtle and CICG officers were able to respond and locate it.
So far this year, just under 30 commercial burglaries have been reported to the police. The public is being asked to take preventative measures with their business in order to avoid loss and damage.
On 29 July, the Cayman Islands Coast Guard (CICG) was notified by the Jamaica Defense Force - Coast Guard (JDF-CG) and asked to assist in locating a 34ft fishing vessel with two missing men. In a coordinated effort with both the JDF-CG and the United States Coast Guard, CICG officers departed the shore of Grand Cayman.
A 22-year-old-man of George Town was charged with Possession of an Imitation Firearm with Intent to Commit an Offence, along with Possession of Controlled Drugs (Cocaine) and Possession of a Controlled Drug (Ganja).
A 32-year-old man of West Bay was charged with Inflicting Grievous Bodily Harm following an incident that took place on Thursday 5 August.
Just after 10PM, Thursday 5th August, police were dispatched to a report of a burglary where the victim was indecently assaulted. The incident took place at Silver Oaks residential complex on Crewe Road, George Town.
The 39-year-old-man of George Town who was arrested on Tuesday 3 August (see details below), has now been charged.
A 31-year-old man of West Bay has been charged yesterday 5 August, with Attempted Rape, Indecent Assault, Possession of Ganja and Consumption of Ganja.
The RCIPS is informing the public about the following road closures taking place on Saturday, 7 August, in order to facilitate the CayMAS Carnival Street Parade.
Looking back, it’s clear that former RCIPS Inspector Courtney Myles has fulfilled a lifelong commitment to policing in the Cayman Islands. Not only did he grow up three hundred yards from the George Town Police station, but in 1979 at just 17 years of age he joined what was then, the Cayman Islands Police Force.
At 11:20AM, attempts are being made to retrieve the vehicle and as a result the roadway has been temporarily closed in that area. There are no alternative routes available and motorists are being asked to avoid that area for the next hour and half while the vehicle is being retrieved.
On Sunday 1 August, at around 10.45am a report was received by the 911 Centre of something falling from the sky out over the horizon in line of sight from the Westin Hotel and dark smoke being seen right after, it was suggested by the caller that it might have been a small plane.
Shortly before 9:30PM Wednesday, 28 July, officers responded to a report of an incident at an address off Spotts Newlands Road in George Town. As a result a man age 28 of George Town, was arrested on suspicion of criminal trespass and multiple counts of indecent exposure. He remains in police custody as investigations continue.
Shortly after 9:15PM on Friday, 23 July, officers responded to a report of an armed robbery at an address on Palm Dale Avenue in George Town, involving two masked men. No shots were fired and no one was injured during the incident.
Shortly after 1:15AM on Friday, 23 July, officers responded to a report of an aggravated burglary at an address on Coemer Drive in George Town.
Man receives multiple charges in relation to the Vic's Bar Incident.
Just after 9AM today, 22 July, the Cayman Islands Coast Guard responded to the South Sound area where they recovered a capsized canoe. During a search of the vessel, several packages were recovered which are believed to contain ganja.
Three persons have been arrested following a report that a jet ski was stolen from an address on Rum Point Drive. The jet ski was recovered and the persons have been bailed as investigations continue.
At around 11:20AM on Tuesday, 20 July, the 9-1-1 Communications Centre dispatched police and other emergency services to a report of a two-vehicle collision on Bodden Town Road. One person was subsequently pronounced dead.
Shortly after 7:00PM on Thursday, 15 July, officers responded to a report of a wounding at an address on Powell Smith Road, West Bay. It was reported that two men known to each other had been involved in an altercation which resulted in one of the men wounding the other with a knife.
Her Majesty’s Cayman Islands Prison Service informed police that a prison officer, working at HMP Northward, had been searched and packages of ganja were found on him. Police officers attended the prison and the 40-year-old-man of Bodden Town was arrested.
Just after 1:45AM today, 9 July, police and other emergency services were dispatched to a report of a shooting incident that took place at Vic's Bar on Seymour Drive, George Town. It was reported that multiple persons at the location received gunshot wounds, with one man dying as a result.
On Friday, 9 July, shortly after 2:30PM, officers conducted a proactive operation in the vicinity of Mahogany Way in Prospect. A vehicle was stopped and a man, age 35 of George Town, was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder in relation to the aggravated burglary and shooting on Adonis Drive in West Bay, on 26 June.
Police are investigating an incident on Martin Drive, where multiple men received gunshot wounds. One of the men was subsequently pronounced dead.
The Office of the Commissioner of Police (OCP) and the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service (RCIPS) headquarters have relocated to the former flagship Royal Bank of Canada building at 24 Shedden Road, George Town.
The technical issue at the Bodden Town Police Station has now been resolved. The station can once again be contacted directly at 947-2220.
At about 1:45AM on Tuesday, 22 June, officers responded to a report of an aggravated burglary at an address off John McLean Drive, East End. The man involved has since been formally charged with Aggravated Burglary. He appeared in court yesterday, 24 June, and was remanded in custody, pending a further appearance today, 25 June.
The RCIPS is advising the public of the following road closures that will be taking place on Friday, 25 June, from 8:00AM to 1:00PM to facilitate a ceremony commemorating the renaming of Harbour Drive to Seafarers Way.
Last night, 23 June, officers responded to a report of a robbery at a barber shop on Eastern Avenue, near the School Road intersection, which took place shortly before 8:30PM.
This weekend, as Operation Quaker continued, officers carried out high visibility patrols and several vehicle check points. Particular attention was focused on Sunday during daylight and late evening hours. The operation continues to target drunk driving and speeding island wide.
Just after 5AM yesterday, 17 June, police carried out a search at a residence in the West Bay District. During the search officers found a quantity of ganja and ganja plants. No arrests were made in relation to the drugs, however inquiries are ongoing.
Shortly after 10:30PM yesterday, 16 June, officers responded to a report of a serious assault at an address on Patrick’s Avenue, George Town, where a man was wounded. Officers arrested the suspect in the incident, a woman age 34 of George Town, on suspicion of wounding. She remains in custody as investigations continue.
The 36-year-old man of Bodden Town, who was arrested regarding the below incident, have since been charged with Possession of an Unlicensed Firearm, Possession of an Unlicensed Firearm (Ammunition), Possession of Ganja with Intent to Supply, and Reckless Driving.
Shortly after 6:00AM yesterday, 14 June, officers responded to a report of an aggravated burglary at an address on Oakmill Street, George Town. It was reported that the occupant of the residence had been awoken by two masked men who had entered the residence and appeared to be searching it.
The Royal Cayman Islands Police Service (RCIPS) would like to remind the public that officers will be making frequent checks at bars and clubs across the island this long weekend between Friday 11 June to Monday 14 June. These patrols are to help prevent violent crimes and public order issues that arise in these locations.
Her Majesty the Queen’s Birthday will be celebrated on Monday, 14 June. The occasion will be marked by a ceremonial parade at 4:30PM outside the Governor’s Residence. The RCIPS is advising the public of the following road closures and traffic diversions in order to facilitate the Queen’s Birthday parade.
Just after 6AM today, 9 June, police responded to Her Majesty’s Cayman Islands Prison Service (HMCIPS), Northward, following a report made by the Director of Prisons concerning a member of staff.
Shortly after 1:30AM today, 7 June, the 9-1-1 Communications Centre dispatched officers to a report of a firearms incident outside a bar on Seymour Drive, George Town, where it was reported that two men were shot by another unknown male.
Shortly after 2:00AM today, 5 June, officers responded to a report of a firearm incident in the parking lot of Trafalgar Place, on West Bay Road, where one man was struck in the head with an object and injured, and another man was shot and injured.
In order to streamline the application and issuing of Police Clearance Certificates (PCC), the RCIPS Criminal Records Office (CRO) has made changes to their processes. There are some important changes that applicants need to be aware of.
Shortly before 7:40PM on Wednesday, 2 June, officers responded to a report of an altercation at a service station on Eastern Avenue where a man was approached by another man known to him, who brandished a machete. A struggle ensued and the first man was struck in the face with the machete and wounded.
Just after 5:15PM yesterday, 31 May, wanted man Conway Whittaker attended the Cayman Islands Detention Centre, where he surrendered himself into the custody of the RCIPS. He was arrested on suspicion of assault and damage to property, relating to an incident that took place on Thursday 27 May, in North Side.
Just before 5:20PM on Monday, 31 May, police and other emergency services were dispatched to a report that an altercation had developed between two men outside of a liquor store in the vicinity of Powell Smith Road, West Bay, which resulted in one man receiving stab wounds and the other being struck by a glass bottle.
Just before 9:40PM on Monday, 31 May, officers from the RCIPS, Cayman Islands Coast Guard, Cayman Islands Fire Service, the RCIPS Air Operations Unit and EMS responded to a report of a collision involving a fishing vessel and a sailboat in the Governor’s Harbour area off Magellan Quay, West Bay.
Businesses and persons operating a Security Company or working as a technician or guard are reminded that it is an offence for any security business, technician, and guard to operate or work unless he/she is the holder of a licence authorising him/her to do so.
Beginning this weekend, 28-30 May, the RCIPS will be conducting a targeted road safety and enforcement campaign. Operation Quakers, will focus on curbing reckless and dangerous driving behaviours over the weekends when the worst incidents have been occurring.
Officers from the Traffic and Roads Policing Unit spent nine days assisting Cayman Brac Police Officers and the Cayman Brac community with road safety and overall community safety.
A 25-year-old-man of Bodden Town was formally charged yesterday 26 May for Leaving the Scene of an Accident, Careless Driving, Use of a Unregistered Vehicle, Making a False Report of the Commission of Offense, Escaping Lawful Custody and Assaulting a Police Officer.
Police can now confirm the identity of the victim in the fatal collision which occurred early Sunday morning, 23 May. She is 32-year-old Kiarah Shikale Perkins, a US National who resided in Grand Cayman.
At about 7:45AM on Saturday, 22 May, officers responded to a report of an indecent exposure on the beach in the vicinity of Sundowner Close, off West Bay Road. It was reported that a woman had been at the location when a man unknown to her exposed himself to her.
Just after 8:45PM, yesterday, Monday 24 May, police and other emergency services were dispatched by the 9-1-1 Communication Centre to a report of a serious assault that took place in the Mount Pleasant area of West Bay.
Earlier this month, police officers were called to a local school following a report that a suspected ganja edible had been recovered from a student during a bag search conducted by staff. The RCIPS is now publishing a photo of the item recovered for the awareness of the public.
The RCIPS is advising the public that the Cayman Brac Police Station is being relocated from 9 Ivory Lane. As of Saturday, 22 May, the station will be located at Units 5 and 6 of the Kirkconnell Building, on Kirkconnell Street, in Stake Bay (across from the District Administration Building) until further notice.
On Sunday, 16 May, officers received a report of a burglary at an address off Birch Tree Hill Road in West Bay, where personal items were taken. Following inquiries, later that day officers located and arrested a woman, age 53 of West Bay, on suspicion of the burglary. The officers were also able to recover the property.
Just after 3:30AM today, Saturday 15 May, police and other emergency services were dispatched by the 9-1-1 Communications Centre to a report of a single vehicle collision in at the stop-light intersection of Shedden road and North Sound Road in George Town.
Just after 5:27PM today Friday 14 May, police and other emergency services were dispatched to a location on West End Road - East, in Cayman Brac, where it was reported that's a single-vehicle collision had occurred.
On Friday, 7 May, officers conducted a search of a residence on School Road in George Town, under the Misuse of Drugs Act. During the course of the search, officers recovered a quantity of ganja, a quantity of cocaine, and drug utensils.
Just after 9:50PM yesterday, 11 May, police and other emergency services were dispatched by the 9-1-1 Communications Centre to a report of an aggravated burglary at a residence located on Anthony Drive in George Town.
Yesterday, 10 May, the RCIPS Welfare Football Club kicked off its annual football league, the Commissioner’s Cup. The theme of the event is “Working In The Community, Working For The Community.”
Just before 8:30PM yesterday, 6 May, police conducted a search of a residence in Cayman Brac, under the Cayman Islands Misuse of Drugs Act. During the search, officers recovered a quantity of ganja and a small quantity of a white powdery substance believed to be cocaine.
On Saturday, 1 May, the RCIPS Community Policing Unit along with the residents of Windsor Park gathered at the Windsor Park Community Park in honour of the revitalization project that was organized by the Windsor Park Community Officer - PC Tamara Jackson.
Two drug incidents lead to charges in the month of April.
Last Monday, 26 April, officers from our Community Policing Unit joined staff from the Education Department’s Primary Inclusion Units, to assist in hosting a swimming session at the Lions Aquatic Centre, for the students in the programme.
on what it is like to be a female police officer. She told the girls about what her job entails and about her experience being a police officer in the Cayman Islands.
North West Point Road in the vicinity of Invicta Drive has been closed to the public as a result of the collision. The RCIPS apologises for any inconveniences caused and encourage motorist to avoid this are if possible.
Immediate action was taken by the police in order to safeguard the parties involved and the matter is currently being investigated.
Firearm officers responded after it was reported that a man was being treated for what is believed to be a gunshot wound. After further investigations, the police were led to believe that a shooting incident took place in the area of Seymour Road in George Town.
A 42-year-old-man of George Town has been charged in relation to a firearm incident that took place on 25 April
On Tuesday, 27 April, officers responded to a report of a disturbance at the D. Dalmain Ebanks Boxing Gym on Olympic Way. A man at the location was subsequently arrested on suspicion of causing fear or provocation of violence, damage to property, and for resisting arrest.
Shortly after 2:00AM today, 24 April, officers responded to a report of a single-vehicle collision on Shamrock Road, in the vicinity of Coral Bay Village.
Nominations are now being accepted for the 2020 Outstanding Service Awards for the Office of the Commissioner of Police (OCP).
On Sunday, 25 April, portions of Elgin Avenue and Shedden Road, in the vicinity of the RBC Building on Shedden Road, will be closed to facilitate works on the building.
Shortly before 4:30AM today, 22 April, officers responded to a report of a robbery at a convenience store on Eastern Avenue, where it was reported that a man had entered the store, brandished a handgun, and then made off on foot with a quantity of cash. No shots were fired and no one was injured during the incident.
Fort Street will be closed between Harbour Drive and Constitution Hall from 7:00PM this evening, Tuesday, 20 April, until 6:00AM Thursday, 22 April, in order to facilitate the swearing-in of the newly elected Members of Parliament.
On Sunday 18 April, Community Policing Officers (CPO) gathered at the Summerfield Place apartment complex in George Town to assist the residents in Launching their Neighbourhood Watch Program.
Shortly before 10:30AM on Sunday, 18 April, the 911 Communications Centre dispatched officers to a report of an assault involving a knife at Coe Wood Beach in Bodden Town.
On Saturday, 17 April, a charity Auto Show will be taking place at the Island Air Hanger on Owen Roberts Drive, from 11:00AM to 4:00PM. Traffic in the area is expected to be busy during these times, and motorists are advised to exercise caution.
In order to accommodate the 300ft Rule as required by the Elections Law, several roads have been closed to the public.
Shortly after 5:00PM on Friday, 9 April, officers responded to a report of an assault involving a machete, at an address off Cumber Avenue in Bodden Town. A man has been formally charged with Assault GBH and Possession of an Offensive Weapon following the incident.
The roadway at the Frank Sound junction was made safe and was re-opened for regular use.
Shortly before 12:45AM today, 12 April, officers responded to a report of an incident leading to a single vehicle collision on Martin Road, George Town. It was reported that a vehicle had been travelling along Martin Road, when an unknown person approached the vehicle with a firearm and fired at it multiple times.
At about 7:10PM on Saturday, 10 April, police received a report of an incident on Sound Road in George Town, where two men were reported to have brandished firearms during an altercation. Shortly before 9:00PM that same night, officers responded to a report of shots fired in the vicinity of Whitman Seymour Road in George Town.
Shortly after 5:20PM on Friday, 9 April, officers at the Bodden Town Police Station received a walk-in report of an incident that had occurred on Midnight Road in Bodden Town. It was reported that an alteration had occurred involving two men and a woman.
On Sunday, 4 April, the RCIPS and other emergency services were dispatched to two search and rescue incidents at sea.
Police Inspector Ian Yearwood has been appointed as the new Area Commander for the Sister Islands. He has succeeded Acting Inspector Kevin Bogle in this role, who has returned to uniform policing duties on Grand Cayman after successfully completing his two-year tenure.
In anticipation of the upcoming Easter holidays, the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service (RCIPS) is reminding the public of some safety steps that can be taken to protect themselves and their property over this long weekend, whether you will be camping away from home or enjoying other festivities during the period.
On Saturday morning, 27 March, officers responded to a report that members of the public had located a package containing suspected drugs on the shore off Shamrock Road, some distance west of Spott's Dock.
Just after 6:10AM today, 30 March, police responded to West Bay Road, where it was report that two businesses located in the same plaza were burgled. Both businesses received structural damage and at a quantity of cash was stolen from one of the affected businesses.
Earlier the afternoon of Tuesday, 30 March, an officer was assaulted while transporting a woman to the Cayman Islands Hospital.
The RCIPS Financial Crime Investigation Unit is advising the public of a phishing email currently circulating, which purports to be from Butterfield Bank.
A single-vehicle collision that took place along Seaview Road, East End, in the vicinity of the blowholes. The roadway has been closed to the public since the arrival of emergency services to accommodate on-scene investigations, and remain closed at this time.
Man arrested and charged for Bodden Town burglary now remanded.
Just after 11:40AM yesterday, 23 March, police and other emergency services were dispatched by the 9-1-1 Communications Centre to Bight Road, where it was reported that a white Honda Civic with one occupant was involved in a single vehicle collision.
Two men were arrested on Monday, 22 March, following the interdiction of approximately 770lbs of ganja at sea.
A man, age 39 of George Town, has been formally charged with Indecent Assault and Assault by Penetration, in relation to an incident on 28 June, 2019. He appears in Summary Court today, 23 March.
Just after 7:20 AM yesterday, 20 March, police had cause to make checks in the South Church Street area of George Town. During these area checks, officers found a number of black garbage bags containing a significant quantity of ganja.
Following a detailed investigation, the RCIPS can confirm that two persons, a man age 25 of East End and a woman age 36 of George Town, have both been charged with Robbery in relation to the robbery at the Tortuga Liquor store in Governor’s Square on 7 February, 2020. The male has been further charged with Assault ABH.
At about 10:00PM on Sunday, 14 March, officers responded to a report of suspicious activity on Ashgo Street in George Town. Whilst investigating, officers approached two men and a juvenile. One of the men violently resisted arrest and assaulted the officers, who deployed OC spray and were able to carry out the arrest.
Shortly after 9:00PM yesterday, 10 March, officers responded to a report of a robbery at a business in Plaza Venezia on North Sound Road, George Town. It was reported that two men entered the business, one brandishing a machete, and demanded cash from the employees there.
The RCIPS Business Centre will be closed on Thursday, 11 March, to facilitate an all-day training for staff. The Business Centre will resume normal service on Friday, 12 March at 9:00AM. The RCIPS apologizes for any inconvenience caused.
Four men have been charged with offense relating to the Importation of Ganja and will appear in court on Monday 8 March.
Just after 6 AM this morning, 6 March, police and other emergency services were dispatched by the 9-1-1 Communication Centre where it was reported that a serious collision occurred along West Bay Road in the vicinity of the West Bay Fire Station.
Just before 4:15 PM today, 6 March, police and other emergency services were dispatched by the 9-1-1 Communications Centre to a report of a two-vehicle collision involving a dump truck and a pickup truck.
On Wednesday, 3 March officers from various units of the RCIPS, to include WBPS uniform officers, CID, K-9 Unit, and Community Policing Unit, had cause to execute two residential searches along Watercourse Road in West Bay.
Just after 5PM yesterday, 24 February, police and other emergency services were dispatched by the 9-1-1 Communications Centre to Ashgo Street, George Town, where it was reported that a man fell from the second story of a storage building.
Just before 11 PM on Saturday 27 February, police were dispatched by the 9-1-1 Communications Centre to a report of a woman walking on the Esterly Tibbetts Highway. The woman was said to have appeared under the influence of drug and was said to have been throwing rocks at vehicles traversing the highway.
It was reported that a group friends were gathered at the location when a physical altercation developed amongst three of the men who were visiting the location . This resulted in two of men receiving stab wounds.
Three men, aged 35, 23 and 21, of George Town, were arrested in relation to drug related offences and a fourth man age 34, also of George Town was arrested on in relation to violation against his conditional release from HMP. All four arrests took place on McField Lane in George Town.
Police have now received and registered six charges against a second man in relation to a drug interdiction incident that took place on 21 May 2020 in the area of Spotts Beach on Shamrock Road.
Officers from the West Bay Police Station, Community Policing Unit and Traffic Roads Policing Unit have been carrying out increased traffic enforcement operations in the West Bay District in response to growing community concerns about speeding and unsafe driving practices.
Traffic officers will be extra vigilant during their patrols, especially at nights and weekends, as part of our continued efforts to deter persons from drinking and driving. Motorists are encouraged to plan ahead and seek alternative means of getting around when out drinking.
Shortly before 1:30AM today, 18 February, officers responded to a report of a single-vehicle collision on Elgin Avenue in the vicinity Claude Hill Road, involving a Toyota Land Cruiser. The vehicle had left the roadway and overturned, coming to a rest on the property of the Government Administration Building.
On Friday morning, 12 February, officers responded to a report of a burglary at a medical facility on Smith Road in the vicinity of Pines Drive, and another report of a burglary at a medical facility on Earth Close, off West Bay Road, both of which occurred sometime between Thursday evening and Friday morning.
The Financial Crime Investigation Unit (FCIU) have recently received reports that a number of business owners have received letters in the mail informing them that they are the recipients of a sizeable inheritance from a distant relative.
The RCIPS Criminal Records Office (CRO) has been receiving a number of Police Clearance Certificate (PCC) and Police Record applications that are primarily missing an updated or valid immigration status document. The CRO is reminding the public of the required information necessary when submitting a PCC application online.
On, 10 February, wanted man Mitchum Kenjo Wood was located and arrested by police officers in the North Side area. He is now in police custody. Otis Melbourne Myles remains at large (see below) and the RCIPS continues to seek the public’s assistance in locating him.
On Tuesday morning, 9 February, RCIPS officers in North Side conducted a proactive operation in the vicinity of Further Road, North Side. Officers conducted a search of a property under the Misuse of Drugs Law and recovered bags containing suspected ganja, as well as ganja plants.
The Royal Cayman Islands Police Service (RCIPS) is working in partnership with the Department of Vehicle and Equipment Services (DVES) as part of the wider Cayman Islands National Energy Policy Initiative to transition to electric, hybrid and low carbon emission fleet vehicle resources and reduce dependency on fossil fuel.
The RCIPS is aware that there may be increased activities over the weekend, particularly this coming Sunday, and as such, we are reminding the drivers to practice safe driving habits while enjoying the festivities.
Just before 12:00PM on Friday, 5 February, an RCIPS service vehicle was involved in a two-vehicle collision with a Chevrolet Aveo at the roundabout at Anthony Drive and Smith Road. Both vehicles received minor damage, and no injuries were reported.
On Friday, 29 January, the RCIPS hosted a group of young Caymanians to provide an overview of the various career options within the Service followed by a tour.
Just after 1PM today, 4 February, police officers on mobile patrol on Godfrey Nixon Way in George Town observed a stolen vehicle exiting a gas station in the area. The unit attempted to stop the vehicle, however were unable to do so.
Just before 12:50PM today 3 February, 2 RCIPS service vehicles were travelling along West Bay Road in the vicinity of the Four-Way-Stop in West Bay, responding to a report when a collision occurred involving both units and a third private vehicle.
Just before 8:15PM on Sunday 24 January, officers were carrying out patrols in the area of Yacht Drive roundabout when they observed a white Chevy Equinox travelling south in the north bound lane at a high speed towards oncoming traffic.
A man, age 44 of George Town, was arrested on suspicion of theft from a motor vehicle. At the time of his arrest, he was in possession of a sum of foreign currency and jewellery. Police are appealing for anyone who may have had items stolen from their vehicles overnight between 29 and 30 January to contact the police.
Shortly before 7:00PM on Saturday, 30 January, officers responded to a report of a motor vehicle collision involving an SUV and a motorcycle on Shamrock Road in the vicinity of Whistling Way. The rider of the motorcycle was transported to the Cayman Islands Hospital for treatment for serious injuries, and remains in hospital.
The RCIPS Financial Crime Investigation Unit has commenced investigations based on complaints received of fraudulent activity reported across social media platforms where is it is alleged that a person has taken payment for shutter and screen installation works never completed.
The Cayman Islands Government, in conjunction with The Honourable Alden McLaughlin, MBE, JP, MP, Premier and The Honourable Dwayne Seymour, JP, MP, Minister for Culture will be hosting National Heroes Day Celebrations in central George Town, on Monday, 25 January 2021 (Public Holiday) starting at 9:00AM.
A portion of the Esterley Tibbetts Highway, between the Yacht Club Roundabout and the Batabano Roundabout (just south of Batabano Road), in West Bay, will be closed on Saturday, 23 January, between 3:30PM and 6:15PM. This is to facilitate a film production.
Shortly before 5:45PM on Wednesday, January 20, officers responded to a single vehicle collision at the intersection of Frank Sound Road and Bodden Town Road, where a black Ford Edge had collided with a utility pole, entered the waters near the Frank Sound Boat Ramp, and overturned.
Over the course of this week, beginning Monday, 18 January, RCIPS uniform and traffic officers have been conducting traffic operations in Bodden Town, East End and North Side, in response to community concerns about speeding and unsafe driving practices in the Eastern Districts.
Just before 10PM yesterday, 19 January, police were dispatched by the 9-1-1 Communication Centre to a report of a robbery that took place along Town Hall Road, in West Bay.
On January 15, 2021, the RCIPS received an allegation of misuse of ICT in relation to a suggestive video which had been posted on social media. Officers investigated the matter and spoke to the suspect, who was warned about his conduct, in accordance with the wishes of the complainant. The matter is now closed.
Shortly after 4:20AM on Saturday, 16 January, officers responded to a report of a single-vehicle collision on South Sound Road, in the vicinity of Anne Bonny Crescent, where a black Honda Fit had collided with a tree and a utility pole.
A man was arrested on suspicion of DUI following a single-vehicle collision on Condor Road, Bodden Town on Sunday evening, 18 January, where the car involved caught fire as a result of the collision.
Today, Friday, 15 January, the RCIPS is requesting public assistance in identifying and locating a man who is currently wanted on suspicion of Assault GBH, in relation to an incident which took place at a service station on Shamrock Road in 2020.
A man, age 35 of George Town, has been arrested on suspicion of Assault ABH in relation to an assault incident outside a bar on Smith Road. He has been granted bail with conditions as investigations continue.
The RCIPS and members of the Special Constabulary carried out Operation Winter Guardian during the month of December up to and including the New Year’s holidays, which involved enhanced policing to ensure public safety during the increased activities involving the day and nighttime economies.
At about 6:00PM on Wednesday, 6 January, officers of the RCIPS and EMS staff responded to a report of a person in distress at a beach in West Bay. A juvenile male had begun experiencing difficulties while in the water and fell unconscious. He was assisted by persons nearby and is currently in hospital in stable condition.
Just after 8:30PM yesterday, Saturday 26 December, a 20-year-old-man of George Town surrendered to the Cayman Islands Detention Centre in relation to the fatal stabbing incident that took place on Thursday 24 December.
No more than 500 people may attend public gatherings, including hotels, restaurants, nightclubs, bars, special events and other related businesses and events. Organisers and proprietors are encouraged to use a counting device to ensure they remain within the confines of the regulations.
Just before 2AM this morning, Monday 28 December, an injured man walked into the George Town Police Station and reported that he was assaulted and robbed by multiple persons, when he was walking in the area of Shedden Road in George Town. He reported that his cellphone and wallet was taken, along with all its contents.
The RCIPS wants to encourage everyone to stay safe over the holiday period as our Holiday Safety Operation is in full effect. As part of our enhanced public safety campaign throughout the holidays officers will continue conducting checks.
Shortly after 12:00AM today, 19 December, officers responded to a report of an altercation involving several men at a bar on Martin Drive in George Town.. A male received injuries to his head, arm and back, and was transported by ambulance to the Cayman Islands Hospital for treatment
At about 2:10AM today, 19 December, the 9-1-1 Communications Centre dispatched officers to a report of shots fired in the vicinity of a bar on Seymour Road, George Town. Officers attended the location and recovered a number of spent shell casings in the vicinity. No persons appear to have been injured in the incident.
The RCIPS would like to inform the public of a number of road closures in George Town to facilitate the Lying In State ceremony of the late John Jefferson Snr., Cert. Hon, former member of the Legislative Assembly, on Friday, 18 December.
Shortly after 6:00PM yesterday, 16 December, officers responded to a report of a collision involving a white Toyota HiAce and a pedestrian on West Bay Road, in the vicinity of Ernest Jackson Drive. The pedestrian sustained serious injuries and remains in hospital.
Shortly before 7:00PM on Tuesday, 15 December, officers responded to a report of a wounding at an address on North West Point Road in West Bay. Officers arrested a man, age 36 of West Bay, on suspicion of Wounding in relation to the incident. He remains in custody as investigations continue.