The RCIPS Financial Crime Investigation Unit is once again noting an increase in text-based scams and is reminding the public of the following information for community awareness.
Note: The full RCIPS Media Policy is available for review here.
The RCIPS Financial Crime Investigation Unit is once again noting an increase in text-based scams and is reminding the public of the following information for community awareness.
A man, age 21 of George Town, was arrested in relation to an incident involving a serious assault, which took place on Sunday, 20 February, outside the Power Supply Bar on Lawrence Boulevard. The man was subsequently formally charged with Robbery and Assault.
The RCIPS is advising the public of the following road closures taking place to facilitate the Cayman Islands Charity Auto Show, part of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations, happening on Monday, 16 May, in Central George Town.
The RCIPS is advising the public of the following road closure taking place to facilitate the National Museum’s annual Looky Ya! and Miss Annie Exhibition Opening on Saturday, May 14, from 6:30AM to 4:00PM.
On Tuesday 10 May, a 43 year old man of George Town, who is a police constable with the RCIPS, was convicted of Indecent Assault in relation to an incident that occurred on 23 April 2021.
On Wednesday 4 May, police arrested Justin Kyle Jackson, 23, of West Bay who has been wanted by police after having fled officers during the police pursuit on Friday night, 29 April.
On Monday night, 2 May, officers received a report of an attempted rape at an address off Tropical Gardens Road, George Town. Early the following morning, Tuesday, 3 May, officers arrested a man, age 40 of George Town, in relation to the incident. He has since been formally charged with Attempted Rape, and appears in court today
RCIPS Community Policing Officers have been working with Camana Bay Property Management to address escalating occurrences of anti-social behavior carried out predominantly by groups of youths at Camana Bay.
At about 10:45PM on Tuesday, 3 May, officers responded to a report that two persons had been struck by a vehicle at an address on Hillside Court, Bodden Town. Following inquiries, police later arrested a male, age 17 of North Side, in relation to the incident. He has since been granted bail.
The RCIPS is informing the public of the following traffic advisories and road closures taking place this weekend, 6 to 7 May, in order to facilitate events for Cayman Carnival Batabano. The police will also have increased presence at events and at targeted road locations over the course of the weekend.
Police can now confirm the identity of the man who was pronounced deceased after experiencing difficulties in the water at Smith Cove on Saturday, 30 April. He is 75-year-old Eldon Leroy Nixon, of George Town.
The man, age 20 of Bodden Town, who was arrested on Friday night, 29 April, after being stopped in a vehicle, has been formally charged with Possession of an Unlicensed Firearm and Possession of an Unlicensed Firearm (Ammunition) in relation to the incident.
Three women, ages 19, 51, and 37 of George Town, arrested on suspicion of illegal gambling on Shedden Road in George Town.
Three men who were arrested late last week in relation to burglary and criminal trespass have now been formally charged. Two of the men are also the subjects of several additional matters which remain under investigation. All three men appear in court today, 2 May.
The RCIPS is seeking the public’s assistance in locating 23-year-old Justin Kyle Jackson, who was last known to be living in the West Bay area, in relation to last night’s police pursuit.
Earlier this month, instructors from the RCIPS Training and Development Unit hosted a group of Compliance Officers from Workforce Opportunities Cayman, along with a Customs Officer from CI Customs and Border Control, for a week-long course on Interview Technique Skills.
This morning, Friday 29 April, the Cayman Islands Coast Guard (CICG) took possession of two new custom built Ford F550 trucks to support their operations.
A man, age 25 of George Town, has been arrested in relation to the murder which took place on Monday 25 April at a commercial premises on School Road in George Town. The man had previously been wanted by police in relation to a number of other matters, including domestic and traffic matters.
As part of the RCIPS’ ongoing investigations into recent violent crime, including armed robberies and murder, two of the main suspects in the investigation have been arrested this afternoon, 28 April, following a high speed pursuit and interception by the Firearms Response Unit in North Side.
The RCIPS have seen a recent increase in the number of Honda vehicles stolen on Grand Cayman, specifically; CRV, Civic and Accord models. The majority of these stolen vehicles are registered pre 2002.
A man has ben arrested following a burglary incident which took place in West Bay on Monday, 26 April.
CICG and RCIPS search operations have transitioned from search and rescue to search and recovery for the persons who went overboard from a vessel on Friday, 22 April. The packages recovered previously have been determined to contain ganja. A man has been arrested and formally charged as a result.
A man was arrested following a report of sexual assault in East End. The matter is under investigation.
Shortly after 8:45PM, Sunday 24 April, police responded to a report of an armed robbery outside a premises on Shedden Road, George Town, just west of Eastern Avenue. A woman had just exited the premises when she was approached by a silver Honda CRV with tinted windows.
The RCIPS is seeking the public’s assistance in locating 23-year-old Justin Kyle Jackson, who was last known to be living in the West Bay area, and Gail Michelle Ross, age 45, who was last known to be living in the West Bay Area.
Police were dispatched to a report of a shooting incident that was said to have taken place on Oakland Close in Windsor Park, George Town where one man was reported to have received gunshot wounds.
Shortly after 3:15PM on Friday, 15 April, officers responded to a report of a person in distress at an address on West Bay Road, across from Earth Close. A man had been in the water snorkeling when he lost consciousness. He was transported to the Cayman Islands Hospital via ambulance where he was subsequently pronounced dead.
Over this past weekend, 15 – 18 April, the RCIPS conducted its yearly Easter operations across the island, beginning with issuing tips to the public on how to stay safe, increasing police presence on the roadways, as well as visiting various camp sites and residential areas.
The RCIPS is advising the public that there will be a series of temporary short-term road closures affecting portions of Conch Point Road, Powery Road, and Andreson Road in West Bay, between 1:00PM tomorrow, 21 April, and 2:00AM on Friday, 22 April.
Police were dispatched by the 9-1-1 Communications Centre to a report of an armed robbery along Homestead Crescent in the Savannah area.
A man, age 30 of George Town, has been arrested on suspicion of robbery, in relation to the several recent robbery incidents; and on suspicion of aggravated burglary, in relation to a historic burglary; following a police operation in the vicinity of Boilers Road, George Town.
To facilitate the continued installation of underground Electrical ducts in the area between Claude Hill Road and the CNB Roundabout, a section of Elgin Avenue will be closed to vehicular traffic from 6:30AM Friday, 15 April, until 8:00PM Sunday, 18 April.
The RCIPS would like to remind the public of some safety steps they can take to reduce their chances of becoming victims of crime and stay safe while enjoying their festivities and family time.
RCIPS officers in the Eastern Districts carried out an operation where over 20 court-issued warrants were executed.
Shortly after 7:30PM on Monday, 11 April, a report was received of a vessel which was said to have been having engine trouble and drifting with one person aboard, while two other persons had entered the water. The Cayman Islands Coast Guard responded and all three persons were later accounted for, having reached shore safely.
Shortly after 9:30PM yesterday, 8 April, officers responded to a report of a robbery at a liquor store on Bodden Town Road, just east of Monument Road.
To facilitate the installation of underground electrical ducts in the area between Claude Hill Road and the CNB Roundabout, a section of Elgin Avenue will be partially blocked from 6:30AM Saturday, 9 April, until 8:00PM Sunday, 10 April.
Police are investigating reports of two stolen boats and a report of a stolen boat trailer, received over the past two weeks along with other vehicles which have been reported stolen since the beginning of the year.
The RCIPS is advising the public of the following road closures and diversions taking place to facilitate the Lying in State and Funeral Service for the late Benson O. Ebanks, taking place Thursday, 7 April, and Friday, 8 April, respectively.
The RCIPS has received information that video footage and photos taken from the scene of the fatal MVA that occurred on Sunday 3 April, resulting in the death of a father and his infant daughter are being shared on a number of social media platforms and via digital messaging services.
The new RCIPS Eastern Districts Road Policing Unit commenced duty on Monday 28 March, and spent their first week focusing on traffic movement through the districts' school zones. This included static officers monitoring the zones and issuing warnings and tickets where appropriate.
Just after 7PM today, 3 April, police and other emergency services were dispatched by the 9-1-1 Communication Centre to a report of a single vehicle collision that occurred on West Church Street, West Bay, near the junction of Henning Lane.
Just after 9PM yesterday, 1 April police were dispatched by the 9-1-1 Communication Centre to a report of a robbery that took place at a business establishment on Homestead Crescent in Savannah.
At 10:55AM yesterday, Thursday 31 March, police were dispatched by the 9-1-1 Communication Centre to a report of a robbery that took place at a business establishment on Roberts Drive in George Town.
A section of Albert Panton Street, from the Cardinall Avenue intersection to just past the Scotia Building, will be closed tomorrow, 1 April, from 9:00AM, to facilitate set-up for the Night Mas event taking place that evening. Access to properties along Albert Panton Street will remain permitted from Fort Street.
The man, age 30 of George Town, who was arrested in relation to a serious stabbing incident which took place at the Everglo Bar on 2 January, has now been formally charged with Wounding with Intent. He has been bailed to appear in court on Tuesday, 5 April.
Shortly after 3:00AM this morning, Thursday 24 March, emergency services responded to a single vehicle collision on Mangrove Avenue, Prospect. A single male occupant has sustained serious injuries and has been transported to George Town Hospital where he is undergoing treatment.
Shortly after 10:00PM last night, 29 March, officers responded to a report of an armed robbery at a service station on Dorcy Drive, George Town.
Today, 30 March, the RCIPS released its 2021 Crime and Traffic Statistics Report, and members of the Senior Command Team held a press conference to discuss the main developments and trends described in the statistics with the media.
On Thursday, 24 March, 22 police recruits graduated from training to begin operational duty with the RCIPS, along with a trainee of the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) who was part of the class.
On Monday 28 March, the Traffic and Roads Policing Unit was officially expanded to include a new unit of seven police officers. The unit is being led by one sergeant, PS Joleta Wolliston, and she will have six constables working alongside her to meet the needs of Road Policing in the Eastern Districts.
The man, age 37 of George Town, who was arrested on Saturday, 26 March, following an incident where one man was struck by another with a machete, has now been formally charged with one count of Wounding with Intent, two counts of Carrying an Offensive Weapon, and one count of Carrying a Prohibited Weapon.
On Sunday, March 27th officers from the Eastern Districts had cause to attend a residence located on John McLean Drive. On arrival they observed the gathering of a crowd and what appeared to be illegal sale of liquor and illegal animals (fowls) fighting matches.
Police are investigating two armed robberies which occurred on Eastern Avenue, early this morning, 29 March.
Over this past weekend, 25 – 27 March, RCIPS officers responded to multiple incidents where persons brandished machetes during altercations or confrontations, three of which resulted in persons being injured.
On Wednesday 30 March, from 6:30PM the RCIPS will be hosting a community meeting at the Aston Rutty Centre in Cayman Brac.
A man, age 48 of George Town, has been arrested in Cayman Brac on suspicion of theft and handling stolen goods and further arrested for resisting arrest and assaulting police.
On 1 February 2022, Inspector Andre Tahal commenced the role of Head of the RCIPS Traffic and Roads Policing Unit (TRPU). He succeeds Inspector Dwayne Jones, who has moved to uniform operation duties within the Service.
At about 8:30PM last night, 21 March, officers responded to a report of a robbery at a food truck on Crewe Road. It was reported that a masked man wearing dark clothes and riding a bicycle approached the business, brandished a firearm and demanded cash from the staff. He then fled the location on the bicycle.
This afternoon, Monday 21 March, shortly before 12.30pm, police officers attended an incident on North Side Road, in the vicinity of Old Man Bay, involving a man who was acting erratically on the roadway and endangering himself and others.
Just after 1PM on Friday, 18th March, a joint operation between RCIPS & CBC was conducted at a bar and other establishments near the junction of Shedden Road and Eastern Avenue.
Tonight, Friday 18th March, detectives along with uniform officers, will be attending the Strand Complex on West Bay Road in search of witnesses to the shooting incident that took place last Saturday morning, 12 March, just after 3AM.
The RCIPS is advising the public of the following road closure on West Bay Road, beginning on 19 March, 2022, in order to facilitate construction work by Arch & Godfrey (Cayman) Ltd south of Seven Mile Public Beach. West Bay Road will be closed between the Seven Mile Public Beach Roundabout and Lime Tree Bay Avenue.
The RCIPS is aware of a video that has been posted to social media that includes explicit and harmful content including claims of sexual assault. Police are investigating this incident, and have identified the individual responsible. Police are working with agency partners to provide appropriate intervention.
The last few months have seen the RCIPS Air Operations Unit conduct two overseas deployments to the Turks and Caicos Islands, the promotion of one of the Unit’s key staff members, and the continued training of the Unit’s first aspiring Caymanian pilot. Read more about these developments here
In order to facilitate the installation of underground CUC ducts in the area, a section of the eastbound lane of Elgin Avenue, between Claude Hill Road and the CNB Roundabout, will be closed on Thursday, 17 March, from 9:30AM 3:30PM.
Shortly before 9:30PM on Friday, 11 March, officers responded to a report of a traffic collision on West Bay Road, north of the Yacht Club Roundabout. The driver of one of the vehicles received injuries which appear to be serious but non-life-threatening, and was transported to hospital.
Just after 7AM on Saturday, 12 March, police were dispatched by the 9-1-1 Communications Centre to Destiny Drive in Savannah, where it was reported that explosive sounds were heard in the area. After a brief search in the area, the officers from the Firearm Response Unit attend the location to investigate the report.
Shortly after 9:30PM yesterday, 10 March, officers responded to a report of a single-vehicle collision in George Town, at the intersection of Walkers Road and Melmac Avenue.
The RCIPS is requesting the public’s assistance in identifying two men shown in the provided footage, who were present during a serious assault which occurred outside a bar in the Marquee Plaza on Lawrence Boulevard, George Town, on Sunday, 20 February.
As the Cayman Islands continue to ease restrictions on entry as part of the Border Reopening Plan, the coming weeks will see the return of the familiar faces of RCIPS Community Police officers assisting with managing vehicle and pedestrian traffic in the waterfront area of George Town.
Police can now confirm that the 45-year-old-woman that was found unresponsive at her George Town home address, was pronounced deceased by the attending doctor at the location after which she was transported by ambulance to the hospital.
Due to ongoing construction in the Cricket Square area of Elgin Avenue George Town, a section of the eastbound lane between the CNB Roundabout and Claude Hill Road will be closed, from today 6.30 pm Thursday 10th March until 6.30 am Friday 11th March.
UPDATE: Police can now confirm the identity of the man who was found deceased on Friday, 4 March, on Eastern Avenue (see below). He is 53-year-old David Samuel Bodden, of George Town.
Bluff Road in South Side West, Cayman Brac has now been re-opened to the public following an extensive on scene investigation that was carried out by the accident re-constructionists who attended from Grand Cayman, along with the CIFS Fire Investigators; both were assisted by officers of Cayman Brac Police Station.
The month of March is celebrated worldwide as International Women’s month and today, Tuesday 8th March, is recognised as International Women’s Day. In light of this the RCIPS would like to highlight the first ever all-women-parade that took place on Sunday 6th February in honour of Her Majesty the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.
A man, age 35 of George Town, has been charged with Resisting a Police Officer, Dangerous Driving, Attempted GBH, Production of Ganja, and Possession of Ganja with Intent to Supply, following an incident in Bodden Town on Wednesday, 2 March.
Just after 2AM, on Sunday 6 March, police and other emergency services were dispatched by the 9-1-1 Communication Centre to a report of a collision that took place at the traffic light located at Shedden Road and North Sound Road.
Just before 1:30PM today, police and other emergency services were dispatched to Mangrove Avenue in the Prospect area to a single vehicle collision involving a black Honda motor car.
Motorists are being advised that due to public complaints regarding safety, poor driving practices and traffic congestion between Anton Bodden Drive and Condor Road in Bodden Town, access to Anton Bodden Drive (located next to the Bodden Town Police Station), will be closed to the public.
The RCIPS is informing the public that there will be work conducted on the pedestrian crossings adjacent to Heroes Square in George Town, on Thursday, 3 March, between 10:00AM and 3:00PM. As a result, motorists can expect delays in the area during these times.
On Monday 21 February, Stephany Clarke, a 29 year old woman from Jamaica, was sentenced to four months imprisonment for failing to comply with Cayman Islands Public Health Regulations, when she flew into Grand Cayman on 9 September with a positive PCR test.
The black 2016 Jeep Wrangler, which was reported stolen on Thursday, 17 February (see below), was recovered yesterday, 22 February.
Yesterday, Friday 18 February, at approximately 3:30PM, officers were informed that Seamard Green, a 43 year old male from Bodden Town, who was involved in the collision that took place on 16 February, succumbed to his injuries yesterday morning and was pronounced dead at 10:15AM by the attending doctor at the hospital.
The RCIPS Senior Command Team recognised the need for a strong and experienced officer at the helm for the Sister Islands and so, after great consideration RCIPS Chief Inspector, Malcolm Kay was selected as the new Area Commander for the Sister Islands, based in Cayman Brac.
On Tuesday, 1st of February 2022, 34 officers successfully advanced in the RCIPS promotion process to the rank of Inspector and Sergeant at a ceremony held at the Westin Resort on Seven Mile Beach.
The RCIPS is seeking the public’s assistance in locating 54-year-old Allen Ronald McLean, who was last known to be living in the George Town area. Mr. McLean is wanted by the police for drug-related offences.
On Tuesday, 8 February, police arrested a 21 year old man in relation to an aggravated burglary that took place on Tuesday, 1 February, at a residence located on Anne Bonny Crescent, South Sound.
On Wednesday, 9 February, at about 9:30AM, officers from various units in the RCIPS conducted a search of an address in George Town, under the Misuse of Drugs Law. During the search, officers recovered a large quantity of suspected cocaine, along with drug paraphernalia and a large sum of cash.
The man, age 26 of George Town, who was arrested on Monday, 3 January, in relation to an attack on a female jogger on South Sound Road which took place earlier the same morning, was formally charged yesterday with Assault ABH in relation to the incident.
With the Superbowl taking place this coming Sunday, 13 February, the RCIPS is reminding members of the public and owners of establishments, of the Public Health Regulations currently in force.
Shortly after 6:45PM yesterday, Tuesday, 8 February, police responded to a report of a female teenager found unresponsive at a residential address on Water Street, Bodden Town.
Police are investigating a hit and run collision involving a pedestrian, that took place at approximately 5:15PM on Thursday, 3 February at the Grand Harbour Roundabout in George Town.
Just after 8:40AM, Wednesday 2 February, police and other emergency services were dispatched by the 9-1-1 Communication Centre to Kentsville Drive in George Town where it was reported that two men were fighting on a work site and one of the men was struck in the head with an object by the other, and badly injured
Just after 6AM on Saturday, 29 January, police and other emergency services were dispatched by the 9-1-1 Communication Centre to a report of a single vehicle collision on Dennis Foster Road in Cayman Brac.
Yesterday, Thursday, 27 January, a man, age 33 of West Bay, was arrested on suspicion of assault GBH in relation to the assault incident which took place at The Strand complex on West Bay Road on Monday, 3 January.
Shortly after 2:00AM today, 28 January, officers responded to a report of a stabbing on Hirst Road, Bodden Town, in the vicinity of Butterfly Circle. It was reported that two men at the location were involved in an altercation with each other and both had received multiple stab wounds.
Over the past two weekends, 14 – 16 and 21 – 24 January, the RCIPS has been conducting targeted traffic operations in the Eastern Districts in response to concerns from members of the public of excessive speeding and other unsafe driving in East End and North Side, particularly during the weekend.
The prison officer, a man age 39 of West Bay, who was arrested on 9 June, 2021, on suspicion of drug offenses, was formally charged with one count of Smuggling and two counts of Possession of Ganja with Intent to Supply, on 23 September, 2021.
The prison officer, a man age 40 of Bodden Town, who was arrested on 15 July, 2021, on suspicion of drug offenses, has been formally charged with 2 counts each of Smuggling, Possession of Ganja, Possession of Ganja with Intent to Supply, and 1 count each of Breach of Trust by a Public Officer, and Giving a False Address.
The RCIPS Financial Crime Investigation Unit is continuing to note an increase in scams and is reminding the public of the following information for community awareness.
The RCIPS is bidding farewell to recently-retired Special Constabulary Commandant Chris Duggan, after 22 years of service as a member of the RCIPS Special Constabulary, and welcoming former Deputy Commandant, Arthur McTaggart, a Special Constable with over 20 years of service, as the new Commandant for the Specials.
Just after 9:45PM on Sunday 23 January, police and other emergency service responded to a report of a wounding incident that took place on Mary Street, George Town.
Police are seeking public assistance in locating 14-years-old Jaden Lawrence.
In order to facilitate the National Heroes Day Celebrations which are taking place on Monday, 24 January, the following road closures will be in place from Friday, 21 January at 6:00PM to Monday, 24 January, at 9:00PM. The roads will be temporarily re-opened during business hours on Saturday, 22 January, from 8:00AM to 4:00PM:
Just after 3:15PM yesterday, 18 January, a number of RCIPS Units attended a residence on Duxies Lane in West Bay to execute a search warrant. The officers were accompanied by officers from the Animal Welfare Unit of the DOA.
In preparation for the National Heroes Day Celebrations which are taking place on Monday, 24 January, the following road closures will be in place on Saturday, 15 January, from 7:00AM to 9:00AM.
Just before 1AM yesterday, 12 January, officers of the Cayman Islands Coast Guard (CICG) were conducting border patrols when they had cause to stop a local vessel in Cayman Islands territorial waters. A quantity of ganja was recovered and two men arrested.
At about 12:00PM yesterday, 12 January, officers responded to a collision on North Sound Road north of the Shedden Road intersection, involving a silver Honda SUV and a blue motorcycle. Emergency services attended the location and the rider of the motorcycle was transported to the Cayman Islands Hospital by ambulance.
The woman, age 51 of George Town, who was arrested on Thursday, 6 January, has now been formally charged with Idle & Disorderly Person, in relation to acts committed outside the Cayman Islands Government Administration Building.
During the early morning hours of Saturday, 8 January, 2022, the Air Operations Unit, while conducting coastline patrol in the Beach Bay area of the Bodden Town District, spotted suspicious activity. Officers responded and during the search of the area two vehicles were recovered containing a large quantity of ganja.
Just before 11pm on Saturday 8 January, police and other emergency services were dispatched to Birch Tree Hill Road, near Rev. Blackman Road, where it was reported that a man was stabbed at the location.
The RCIPS can now confirm the identity of the deceased in the fatal collision which occurred yesterday morning, 6 January, on the Esterley Tibbetts Highway. He is Courtney Oneil Bennett, age 43 of Bodden Town.
The RCIPS commenced its holiday season operations with its annual Winter Guardian campaign, from 1 December through 4 January, which was put in place to help keep the community safe over the busy festive season, with increased police presence in specific areas.
A second man, age 51 of West Bay, has been arrested in relation to the aggravated burglary and wounding incident, which occurred on 31 December at a residence on Flute Lane in West Bay. The man was subsequently granted bail.
At about 11:00AM on Tuesday, 4 January, RCIPS officers conducting checks in the Barkers area of West Bay discovered a container with multiple cartridges of what appears to be shotgun ammunition.
Shortly before 5:30PM on Tuesday, 4 January, officers responded to a report of an assault incident at an address on Shedden Road, George Town. It was reported that two men were at the location when an altercation developed between them and one of the men struck the other with a beer bottle, causing multiple wounds to his arm.
Soon after 2:30pm today, 2 January, police and emergency services were dispatched to a report of a two vehicle accident in the vicinity of Homestead Crescent and Shamrock Road, Savannah.
Shortly before 7:00PM last night, 30 December, a 2006 Nissan Skyline that had been reported stolen on the 27 December, from North Church Street George Town, was located on David Foster Drive, George Town. There was no visible damage to the vehicle. Police are investigating the circumstances of the stolen vehicle and would
Karen Vanessa Osegura and her daughter, who were reported missing yesterday, Thursday, 30 December, have been located and both appear to be in good health. The RCIPS thanks the public for their assistance in this matter.
Shortly before 9am, 25 December, police responded to a report of a burglary at a restaurant on Walkers Road, George Town.
Shortly after midnight on the morning of 28 December, police responded to a report of an assault and robbery of a 41 year old man from George Town, which took place in the vicinity of Red Bay Primary School.
Operation Quaker, the road policing component of the RCIPS Holiday Safety campaign, focused on increased police presence on the roads over the long Christmas weekend. This included additional support from special constables, officers from other units within the police, and 17 new police recruits who supported traffic duties alo
Shortly after midnight this morning, 28 December, police responded to a report of a male in possession of a firearm in the vicinity of 211 Shedden Road.
A man has been arrested following a report of a robbery on the premises of a restaurant on Sound Way, in George Town, on Thursday, 23 December.
Police are requesting the public’s assistance in locating a vehicle which was involved in a collision with a pedestrian on Smith Road, George Town, on Saturday, 18 December, just before 7:00PM.
The 23 Police Constable trainees of the current RCIPS Recruit Class, who were officially sworn-in on 22 November, are joining the wider police service this holiday season, in order to increase police visibility, boost resources for operation Winter Guardian and provide invaluable experience to the members of the class.
This weekend, 18-19 December, was the third of the RCIPS Holiday Safety campaign, Winter Guardian, and the busiest yet for officers enforcing the road safety component of the campaign. 57 prosecutions were made, 28 speeding tickets issued, 27 for tint, and 2 DUI’s.
The RCIPS Financial Crime Investigation Unit has noticed a recent increase in scams and is providing the following information for community awareness.
Police are currently on scene at the Grand Harbour roundabout in George Town where it was reported that a heavy equipment vehicle that was being towed, heading in the direction of Bodden Town, fell off its towing vehicle and overturned off the roadway. No one was injured during the incident.
Just after 7:10PM, on Tuesday 14 December, police responded to the Archie’s Bar located on Shedden Road where it was reported that two persons at the location were victims of an armed robbery.
A man, age 24 of Cayman Brac, who was arrested on 12 December, has been formally charged with eight charges including: Causing Fear of Provocation of Violence, Attempted Arson, Assaulting a Police Officer and Disorderly Conduct.
Just after 3PM on Sunday 12 December, police responded to the Lakeside Villas off Esterly Tibbetts Highway, where it was reported that a disturbance involving a machete was taking place between a man and a woman in the car park area of the complex.
Yesterday morning, 13 December, police responded to a report of a firearm incident in the vicinity of John McLean Drive in East End. On arriving at the scene police spoke with the complainant and another man and women that were alleged to have been involved in the incident.
Just after 3:30PM on Thursday 9 December, officers from various units executed a search warrant at a residence located on Bodden Town Road. During the search, a handgun, as well as a magazine containing ammunition was located by the search team.
As the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence concludes today, the RCIPS is offering a message of support to all those who suffer due to gender-based violence, as well as a message of zero lenience toward perpetrators.
Yesterday, Thursday 9 December, Freddy Manuel Diaz of West Bay was convicted of Possession of Indecent Images of Children and Accessing Child Pornography. Diaz will be sentenced on 18 February 2022.
Police can now confirm the identity of the man found deceased at a residential address off Omega Drive, George Town, on Tuesday, 7 December. He is John Michael Eden Chacon, 26 years old, of George Town.
Two men have been charged with Being Concerned in the Importation of Ganja and Illegal Landing after a vessel and several packages of ganja were recovered in East End.
Shortly before 9:00AM this morning, the body of an unresponsive man was discovered, having washed ashore at a location on Austin Conolly Drive in East End. Police and Emergency Services attended the location, and the man was subsequently pronounced dead.
The RCIPS is seeking the public’s assistance in locating 24-year-old Charles Leonard Walton III, who was last known to be living in Prospect. He is known to be aggressive and is believed to be armed and dangerous. Immediately call 9-1-1 upon sighting him.
This weekend was the first of the RCIPS Holiday Safety Campaign, which launched last week Wednesday 1 December. ‘Road safety’, delivered through a continuation of Operation Quaker, is a key component of the campaign which aims to reduce traffic collisions and increase road safety by cracking down on drunk driving, distracted dri
This morning, the RCIPS was informed about a disturbing video depicting sexual abuse that has been circulating on messaging service, Whatsapp, recently. The RCIPS requests that anyone that has received video content of this nature to immediately stop sharing the content and delete it from their phones.
On Friday 3 December, a member of the public found four live rounds of ammunition, in the Barkers area of West Bay, which they brought to the attention of Customs and Border Control (CBC) officers who then informed the police.
At about 6:40AM today, 7 December, police responded to a report of a man found unresponsive at an address on Omega Drive in George Town. Emergency Services attended the location and the man was subsequently pronounced dead. The matter is under investigation, however the death is not believed to be suspicious at this time.
Shortly before 10:00PM yesterday, Sunday, 5 December, police, fire officers, and EMS responded to a report of a serious two-vehicle collision on Shamrock Road in the vicinity of the Red Bay Primary School, involving a silver Honda Inspire and a black Honda StepWGN. One person was pronounced dead as a result of the collision.
On Friday morning, 3 December, RCIPS officers in West Bay conducted searches at two addresses in the vicinity of West Church Street, under the Misuse of Drugs Act. As a result, four persons were arrested on suspicion of drug and illegal gambling offenses, while a fifth person was arrested in relation to a prior incident.
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 Walkers 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.
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.
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.