Over this past weekend, 3-6 July, the RCIPS has encountered several instances of patrons and staff at liquor licensed establishments breaching the Prevention, Control and Suppression of COVID-19 Regulations that are currently in place.
Over this past weekend, 3-6 July, the RCIPS has encountered several instances of patrons and staff at liquor licensed establishments breaching the Prevention, Control and Suppression of COVID-19 Regulations that are currently in place.
Shortly before 9:30PM last night, 26 June, officers responded to a report at an address in North Side, where a man was stabbed by another man known to him. EMS attended the location and transported the victim to the Cayman Islands Hospital for treatment. A man has been arrested and charged in relation to the incident.
Shortly after 10:00PM on Sunday, 28 June, officers responded to a report of a single-vehicle collision on Hell Road in West Bay. A grey Daihatsu had been travelling westbound along Hell Road when it left the roadway and collided with a fence in the vicinity of Miss Daisy Lane. The vehicle overturned as a result.
Shortly before 10:30PM yesterday, 25 June, officers responded to a report of an aggravated burglary at a business premises on Party Lane in George Town. The store was closed at the time. Two males broke in through the front entrance, broke into the cash register and then fled on foot with a quantity of cash.
As of 6 April, the Training and Development Unit began training twelve (12) recruits, who are on their journey to become Police Constables within the RCIPS. The prospective officers were sworn in on 6 April, however due to the COVID-19 situation they were provided with essential basic level training.
Officers, during the course of their burglary investigations, have recovered several items of jewellery that were believed to be stolen, while conducting search warrants. The items, including watches, bracelets, rings and chains, are currently being held in police custody pending further investigations.
The RCIPS says farewell to Superintendent Robert “Robbie” Graham after 4 years of service to the Cayman Islands. Superintendent Graham was in charge of Uniform Services throughout the islands, encompassing Service Delivery, the Community Police Department, the Traffic and Roads Policing Unit, the Police Detention Centre and all
The Cayman Islands Government reusable cloth mask distribution is almost complete. RCIPS Community Police Officers and Community Safety Officers are conducting the final distribution in various communities across Grand Cayman.
RCIPS FCIU Highlights Increases in Fraud and Cybercrime Due to COVID-19 The RCIPS Financial Crime Investigation Unit is highlighting findings by the international Financial Action Task Force (FATF) that fraud and cybercrime has increased during the COVID-19 pandemic, with criminals taking advantage of the pandemic to lure their
The Department of Agriculture’s Animal Welfare Unit along with the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service would like to remind the public that all dog owners must have their animals on a lead and under control when travelling with them in public.
Following the release of the 2019 Crime and Traffic Statistics report, the RCIPS has released a Summary Interim Crime Report reviewing the impact of COVID-19 on crime in the Cayman Islands.
Since last month, the RCIPS has been assisting the Department of Environment with their monitoring of turtle nesting sites during the sea turtle nesting season, which began on 1 May across all three islands.
Two men , ages 33 of and 36 of West Bay, were arrested and have now been charged with Being Concerned in the Importation of Ganja, after they were spotted in a vessel by Coast Guard officers and attempted to throw several packages of suspected ganja overboard.
Yesterday, 10 June, RCIPS Community Police Officers and officers from the Department of Agriculture visited an area on Shedden Road in response to reports from members of the public who had encounters with bees swarming in the area.
Shortly after 1:30PM today, officers responded to a report of a two-vehicle collision on Crewe Road, west of the Grand Harbour roundabout. Following the collision, eastbound traffic in the area was temporarily reduced to a single lane. The road has since been fully re-opened.
Just before 4:30PM on Wednesday, 3 June, police and other emergency services were dispatched to an address on South Sound Road, where it was reported that a woman was found unresponsive in a pool at the location. Police have now confirmed the identity of the deceased.
On Friday, 5 June, officers executed a search warrant at an address in George Town in search of wanted man Simon Newball. During the search, officers found parcels of ganja and drug paraphernalia and three persons were arrested on suspicion of possession of ganja with intent to supply and other related offenses.
The RCIPS has received reports of a female individual allegedly scamming members of the public for donations to support infants in her care. The matter is currently under investigation by the RCIPS Family Support Unit and the Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub.
Just after 5AM on Thursday, 21 May, police officers were on patrol when they came upon a Jamaican style canoe in the Spotts Beach area of Shamrock Road. A search of the location was conducted and several packages were located and seized by police.
A 43-year-old-man of George Town has been charged with Burglary, Theft, Damage to Property and Breach of Curfew following his arrest on Friday 22 May. The man was arrested in relation to a burglary incident that took place at a bar located on Mary Street, George Town on Sunday 17 May.
CayMAS Carnival Ltd, with the approval of the Competent Authority and the RCIPS, will be conducting a food collection drive on Saturday, 16 May, from 12:00PM to 6:00PM.
Police are investigating a report of shots fired in West Bay on the evening of 6 May, and an incident where a man was wounded with a machete in the same area the next day, 7 May. A man, age 34 of West Bay, has been arrested in relation to the assault.
Just before 8PM on Friday 8 May, police were dispatched by the 9-1-1 Communication Centre to a report of burglary in progress at a church hall located on Bodden Town Road.
Police have recovered a number of electrical tools during a search earlier this month that are believed to be stolen properties. Pictures of these items have been provided in this press release and members of the public are invited to view these items and attempt to identify them if you have been victims of theft related crimes.
Officers from the RCIPS Traffic and Roads Policing Unit have notice a significant increase in the number of vehicles that are not only exceeding the speed limits but also driving in a reckless manner on the roadways.
Shortly before 11:30AM today, 8 May, officers responded to a report of a traffic collision at the intersection of Hirst Road and the East West Arterial involving a Jeep and a bicycle. The bicycle had been travelling along the East West Arterial and the Jeep had been travelling north along Hirst Road, when they collided.
A 27-year-old man of West Bay was formally charged by the police yesterday in relation to 2 separate incidents.
Just before 7PM on Tuesday 5 May, police responded to a report of a motor vehicle collision involving two vehicles, which took place along Bodden Town Road in the vicinity of Cherry Tree Drive.
Shortly after 8:00AM today, 6 May, the RCIPS was alerted by Cayman Islands Customs and Border Control officers on patrol on South Side East Road in Cayman Brac, that they had come upon a parcel of suspected ganja, weighing about 2lbs, which had washed up on the shoreline.
Just after 3:30PM on Wednesday, 29 April, officers from the Community Policing Department, along with Special Constables, were on patrol in the central George Town area when officers approached a man sitting outside a residence. When officers approached the man he ran from the officers, which aroused their suspicion.
On Tuesday, 28 April, DOE officers came across a duffle bag containing packages of suspected cocaine. Police took possession of the packages, believed to have a value of $350,000 CI, which were subsequently destroyed with the assistance of the DEH.
Just before 5PM on Sunday 26 April, officers were on patrol in the area of Sound Way, George Town, when they observed a male and female apparently in breach of the hard curfew. The officers stopped and spoke with them, and whilst doing so, smelt a strong sent of ganja.
On Friday 21 February, 2020, RCIPS responded to an incident that took place at Coral Beach located on West Bay Road.
Just after 2AM on Thursday, 23 April, officers were dispatched to a report of a disturbance at an address in George Town, between a man and a woman who are known to each other.
Just before 12:15PM on Wednesday, 22 April, police and emergency services were dispatched by the 9-1-1 Communication Centre to a collision on Bodden Town Road in the Pease Bay area. The collision involved a dump truck which was travelling westbound towards George Town, and a sedan heading eastbound in the opposite direction.
A man, age 21 of George Town, was arrested and has subsequently been charged with several offenses following an incident on 16 April when he was observed recklessly riding an illegal motorbike and subsequently resisted arrest and assaulted officers. He appeared in court and was remanded into custody until 30 April.
A man was arrested this evening, 13 April, following an incident where his vehicle collided with a police vehicle. He has been formally charged with DUI, Reckless and Negligent Act, Dangerous Driving, Driving Without Insurance, and Breach of Curfew.
On Wednesday, 15 April, officers responded to a report of a single-vehicle collision on Hirst Road in the vicinity of Moonbeam Drive. The driver and passenger of the vehicle were taken to the Cayman Islands Hospital to be treated for what appear to be non-life-threatening injuries.
Just before 3:25AM on Friday, 17 April, police stopped a man traveling on a bicycle along Oakdale Close in George Town, during the hard curfew. While the officers were speaking with the man, he ran away from them and a foot chase ensued.
Just after 10:30AM today, Saturday 18 April, police and other emergency services were dispatched by the 9-1-1 Communication Centre to Shamrock Road in the vicinity of Pedro Castle Road. It was reported that a motor vehicle collision involving a cyclist had taken place at the location.
Today, 18 April, police conducted an operation in the area of Fairlawn Road, George Town in response to concerns about a public gathering taking place in contravention of the soft curfew order under the new Public Health Regulation. A gathering of several people engaging in cockfighting were seen at the location.
Just before 8AM on Friday 10 April, officers were on patrol when they stopped a silver Honda Accord at the junction of West Church Street and Town Hall Road in West Bay. The vehicle was not bearing any license plates at the time. Officers spoke with the driver of the vehicle who was not able to provide valid identification.
Two men have been arrested and formally charged with Breach of Curfew, Dangerous Driving, and other traffic offenses, following an incident on Saturday, 4 April, where they were riding dangerously on motorbikes in breach of curfew.
The RCIPS is advising the public that, beginning on Monday, 6 April, the RCIPS Business Centre, located in Windjammer Plaza, will be closed to the public until further notice. The following changes to the application process for all service applications will also be implemented as of Monday, 6 April.
The man arrested in relation to an incident on Tuesday, 31 March, where he unlawfully entered a residence and was confronted by the occupant, has now been charged with Criminal Trespass, Common Assault, and Breach of Curfew.
The RCIPS is informing the public, particularly IT managers and business users, of a notice being circulated by INTERPOL regarding a new cybercrime scheme targeting businesses in the Executive Management, Information Technology, and Human Resources fields, using malicious USB devices.
Just after 10:30AM today, 27 March, police and other emergency services were dispatched by the 9-1-1 Communications Centre to Rex Crighton Boulevard, where it was reported that a single vehicle collision occurred involving one male occupant.
A 24-year-old-man from Cayman Brac was charged with Rape and three other related sexual assault offenses as well as Breach of Curfew. Police and other emergency services were dispatched to a location in Cayman Brac, just after 9:15PM, on Friday, 27 March where it was reported that a woman had been raped.
Just after 2:45AM Friday, 27 March, officers on patrol in the West Bay district stopped to make checks at a restaurant located on North West Point Road. It was reported that wanted man Manuel Ramirez-Carter was at the location and had threatened a man with a machete.
Just after 4:30PM today 27 March, police and other emergency services were dispatched to Northward Road, Bodden Town, where it was reported that a two vehicle collision took place and several persons were injured.
CAYMAN ISLANDS (GIS) – The Cayman Islands Government will implement a curfew for all three Islands from 7pm tonight (Wednesday, 25 March 2020) until 5am, Saturday, 28 March.
Just after 12:10AM today, 23 March, police and other emergency services were dispatched by the 9-1-1 Communication Centre to Hurley Merren Blvd, located between the Red Bay and Chrissy Tomlinson roundabouts; where it was reported that a motorcycle was involved in a collision and the rider was found unresponsive.
Just after 8PM yesterday, 24 March, police were on patrol in the George Town District when a man was observed walking along Saturn Close, George Town, in breach of the imposed COVID Curfew. He was spoken to by the patrolling officer and was observed to be carrying a knife and was behaving aggressively towards the officer.
Just after 1AM today, 25 March, police responded to a report that a banking machine located at the East End Post Office had been vandalized. Officers attended the location and carried out investigations at the scene. The extent of the damage was recorded by the officers.
At about 12:20AM on Saturday, 21 March, the 9-1-1 Communications Centre dispatched officers to a report of a serious assault on Bonaventure Road, in West Bay where a man had been wounded with a machete. A man was arrested and charged with Wounding with Intent and Unlawful Wounding following the incident.
Police are seeking public assistance in locating Manuel Carter-Ramirez, who is wanted in relation to a series of burglaries in West Bay. He is known to be violent and should not be approached. Contact 9-1-1 if he is seen.
Shortly after 9:00PM yesterday, 7 February, officers responded to a report of a robbery at Tortuga Liquor in Governor’s Square, Lime Tree Bay Avenue. Two men entered the store and demanded cash at knife point, before fleeing the scene on foot. A woman has been arrested and bailed in relation to the incident.
On Sunday 15 March, police and emergency services responded to a report that a man had been stabbed and was unresponsive. He was later pronounced dead. A woman was arrested in relation to the incident and has been charged with Murder. She appears in court Monday, 23 March.
A public advisory regarding the curfew announced today, 23 March.
On Thursday, 12 March, joint pro-active patrols by the RCIPS Air Operations Unit and the Joint Marine Unit resulted in the interdiction of a vessel with 3 occupants, and 673lbs of ganja. The three occupants, all Jamaican Nationals, were arrested and charged with Importation of Ganja, and appeared in court on 16 March.
On Tuesday, 25 February, police carried out a co-ordinated “Day of Action” operation across Grand Cayman. The purpose of this operation was to maintain public confidence, increase visibility of officers, target illegal activities and areas frequented by anti-social behaviour, and prosecute law breakers.
Just after 12:15AM this morning, Saturday 14 March, police and other emergency services were dispatched by the 9-1-1 Communication Center to an incident at the Strand Plaza, located on West Bay Road.
A team from the RCIPS Air Operations Unit carried out a mission on Saturday, 14 March 2020 to deliver emergency medical supplies for The MS Braemar cruise ship, which is currently off the Bahamas and unable to dock at present due an outbreak of COVID-19 onboard.
Just before 11PM, last night, Sunday, 15 March, police and other emergency services were dispatched by the 9-1-1 Communications Centre to a report of a motor vehicle collision on Shamrock Road, in the vicinity of Arrow Drive, Bodden Town.
The Esterley Tibbetts Highway remains open this morning, 10 March, with a speed limit of 30mph between the AL Thompsons roundabout and Camana Bay.
As of Monday, 9 March, the West Bay Police Station is operating temporarily out of the Regatta Office Park near Governor’s Square. The station is located on the second floor of the Windward 3 Building (Unit 210A), off the Esterley Tibbetts Highway and just southwest of the Cost-U-Less roundabout.
The closure of the Esterley Tibbetts Highway, between the AL Thompsons roundabout and Camana Bay, will remain in effect this morning, 9 March. The closure will be reassessed at 12:00PM, and an update will follow.
Shortly after 2:00AM today, 7 March, officers responded to a fatal collision involving a motorcycle and a Mercedes SUV on Shedden Road, in the vicinity of Vibert Bodden Drive. The rider of the motorcyle was transported to the Cayman Islands Hospital and later pronounced dead.
Shortly after 10:20AM on 4 March, officers responded to a report of a two vehicle collision on Shedden Road, in the vicinity of Printer Way, involving a Public Bus and a Hyundai i10. All 12 passengers of the bus, and the drivers of both vehicles, were transported to the CI Hospital for treatment for minor injuries and released.
Just after 4AM on Tuesday, 25 February, police and other emergency services were dispatched by the 9-1-1 Communication Centre to Sea View Road in East End, where it was reported that a white Ford Ranger pickup truck and an injured man had been observed in the bushes in the High Rock area.
On Sunday, 8 March, Courts Road in George Town will be briefly closed to facilitate a Uniform Group foot parade hosted by the Royal Commonwealth Society, which will proceed from the parking lot of the former Cox Lumber building to St. George’s Anglican Church. The Road will be closed between 4:00PM and 4:15PM.
As a result of traffic congestion and other safety concerns raised by members of the public, police will be closing Anton Bodden Dr between 5:30AM and 7:30AM.
A portion of Crewe Road, west of the Owen Roberts International Airport runway, will be closed overnight for the next five nights, from 2 to 6 March, between 10:00PM and 4:00AM. During these times, Crewe Road will be closed between the roundabouts at Smith Road and Printer Way.
Early on the morning of Wednesday, 26 February, officers responded to a report of an assault at an address on Sea View Road, East End, where a man used a knife to wound another man. A man, age 23 of East End, was arrested and has now been formally charged with Wounding and appears in court today, 2 March.
On Saturday, 29 February, officers responded to a report of a burglary at an address on West Bay Road north of Marsh Road. Later that day, a man turned himself in as the suspect in the burglary. He has been formally charged with Burglary and Consumption of Cocaine and appears in court today, 2 March.
Two persons were arrested on suspicion of criminal trespass and other offenses on Sunday, 1 March, after being observed by officers behaving suspiciously on a property in East End.
The driver of the vehicle, a 22-year-old-man of George Town, was arrested on suspicion of possession of cocaine with intent to supply as well as in relation to a robbery that took place at Shedden Road, George Town on 21 February.
Just after 8:30PM last night, 21 February, police and other emergency services were dispatched to Shedden Road by the 9-1-1 Communication Center, where it was reported that shots were fired at a location resulting in one man being injured.
The RCIPS is advising the public to anticipate traffic delays while travelling in the Lower Valley area tomorrow, 26 February, during the annual Agriculture Show which begins at 7:30AM. Motorists are advised to budget extra time for travel in the area, especially during the morning hours.
Just after 12:30AM today, Saturday 22 February police received a report of an incident that took place at a liquor license establishment on West Bay Road. It was reported that a public figure in the Cayman Islands had assaulted a female at the location and she had received minor injuries.
Just after 8PM on Saturday 22 February, police and other emergency services were dispatched to Market Street, where it was reported that a juvenile male received a stab wound to the leg following an altercation.
Police responded to a report of a robbery shortly before 2:30AM on Saturday morning, 8 February. A man was robbed by two males who then fled the scene in a vehicle. The man was uninjured. A 17-year-old male has now been arrested in relation to the incident.
Shortly before 4:00PM on Monday, 17 February, officers responded to a report of a single-vehicle collision on Bodden Town Road. The driver of the vehicle was transported to the Cayman Islands hospital, and subsequently transferred to Health City Cayman Islands.
Just after 8:30AM yesterday, 20 February, police had cause to stop a blue Honda Civic that was travelling along Eastern Avenue in George Town. Using emergency lights and sirens, the officers attempted to stop the vehicle, however the driver of the vehicle failed to stop for the police.
The RCIPS is aware of a hoax message being circulated via WhatsApp which claims that persons are posing as officials from the “Department of Home Affairs” in order to gain access to homes and commit robberies. The RCIPS has received no reports of any such incidents. The same message was circulated via WhatsApp in October 2019.
On Friday, 14 February, RCIPS officers, with the assistance of officers from the Department of Agriculture, conducted searches at three locations in the district of West Bay, under the Misuse of Drugs Law. As a result, three persons were arrested on suspicion of drug offenses, and a quantity of cash seized.
On Thursday, 20 February, from 9:00AM to 12:00PM, officers from the Traffic & Roads Policing Unit will be conducting investigative work at the intersection of Shamrock Road and Mimosa Lane, in relation to the fatal collision which took place on 25 November, 2019. During this time, traffic flow will be restricted to one lane.
A man was arrested and charged with Possession of an Unlicensed Firearm, following an operation on 13 February, where a firearm and ammunition were recovered. He appeared in court on Monday, 17 February and was remanded.
The RCIPS is informing the public of a fraudulent email being sent to members of the public purporting to be from the RCIPS Financial Crime Unit. The link in the email is a phishing attempt and members of the public are warned NOT to click on any such links but forward such emails to the Financial Crime Investigation Unit.
Inspector Soto will be attending the East End community clinic today, 13 February, from 6:00PM to 8:00PM and the North Side clinic from 8:00PM to 9:00PM
Race Caribbean will be hosting their annual Valentine’s Mile road race on Sunday, 16 February from 4:00PM to 4:30PM.
In December 2019, the police had cause to carry out searches at several locations. During one of the searches, several items of jewelry (pictured below) were seized and are believed to have been stolen.
On Friday, 7 February, just before 11:20PM, police and other emergency services were dispatched by the 9-1-1 Communications Centre to a report of a motor vehicle collision, involving two (2) vehicles, along South Side West Road in Cayman Brac.
Shortly before 12:30PM on Sunday, 9 February, officers received a report of a fatal collision involving two jet skis in the water off Seven Mile Beach, in the vicinity of Piper Way.
Shortly before 10:00PM on Sunday, 9 February, officers responded to a report of a three-vehicle collision on Shamrock Road in the vicinity of the Savannah Rubis service station. Occupants of all three vehicles sustained injuries and were treated at hospital. One man was arrested for leaving the scene of an accident.
This week, police constables in the Sister Islands have been participating in a four day training course designed to reinforce their skills in various areas of policing. The course covered topics such as crime investigation, first response, admissibility of evidence, identification, and statement taking and questioning skills.
Cayman Academy is hosting their Stride Against Cancer walk on Friday, 7 February, beginning at 8:30AM. Participants will travel from Cayman Academy on Walkers Road, to the Cayman Islands Cancer Society on Maple Road, and back. The event is expected to be completed by 10:30AM. Motorists are advised to exercise caution.
The St. George’s Anglican Church Mothers Union is hosting its annual Valentine Fun Run on Saturday, 8 February from 6:00AM to 8:30AM. The event begins and ends at Smith Barcadere and participants will run along South Sound Road.
The Kiwanis Club of Grand Cayman is hosting their annual KiwaniBike Cycle Event on Sunday, 9 February starting at 7:00AM at the Blow Holes in East End. Participants will then travel to Smith Barcadere and the event is expected to be completed by 8:30AM.
Just after 4PM yesterday, 3 February, police responded to a report at the Spott’s Beach, along Shamrock Road, where it was reported that a gold KIA Sportage, registration number 181-756 was stolen from the parking lot between 2PM and 4PM.
Race Caribbean is hosting a 5K Walk/Run for Charity on Friday, 7 February, at 8:00AM, starting at the Westin Hotel on West Bay Road. The event is expected to be completed by 9:00AM.
A man, age 44 of Bodden Town, has been arrested and charged with Burglary in relation to an incident on 23 December, 2019, where a business on North Church Street, George Town, was broken into and several items stolen. He appears in court today, 3 February.
The Cayman Islands Hash House Harriers are hosting their annual Cross Island Relay on Sunday, 2 February from 6:00AM to 11:00AM. South Church Street will be closed between Thompson Drive and Antoinette Avenue during these times to facilitate the end point of the race.
Just after 6PM today police in Little Cayman were informed of a sinkhole that formed in the roadway along Guy Banks Road. The sinkhole will interrupt the regular flow of traffice and the area has been marked to inform road users of its location.
The Christian Association for Civics Education is hosting a “Stand for Family” rally in front of the Legislative Assembly building on Sunday, 2 February. In order to facilitate this event, Fort Street will be closed between Harbour Drive and Edward Street, from 5:00PM to 9:00PM. Albert Panton Street will also be closed during th
Just before 2:30PM today, 30 January, police responded to a report of a sinkhole that appeared on Watercourse Road, between Eureka Drive and Hamlet Lane in West Bay. The sinkhole is along the roadway and officers on scene have marked out the area for motorist to be aware of it.
Just after 8:20PM last night, 28 January, police responded to the Liberty's Restaurant located on Reverent Blackman Road in West Bay, where it was reported that three unknown males wearing masks, entered the establishment and stole a cash register containing a quantity of cash.
The Cayman Islands Government has issued a follow-up on the 7.7 magnitude earthquake that affected Cayman on Tuesday, 28 January.
Just after 1:20AM on Saturday 16 November, police and other emergency services were dispatched by the 9-1-1 Communications Centre to a bar on Doctor Roy’s Drive, George Town, where it was reported that a fight was in progress and one man was injured. A man has now been charged with Wounding in relation to the incident.
Today, 28 January marks the 10-year-anniversary of the Murder of 32-year-old Courtney Spence, who was shot and killed in the Progressive Distributors parking lot, located on Sparky Drive, George Town, where he was working at the time.
Motor vehicle collision on Esterly Tibbetts highway. Southbound lanes have been reopened
The southbound lanes of the Esterley Tibbetts Highway, between the Cayman International School roundabout and the AL Thompsons roundabout, have been temporarily closed due to the fire at the George Town Landfill. The northbound lanes currently remain open but may also be closed if necessary.
Three persons, a woman and two men, have been arrested and charged with various drug offenses, following a search of a residence in George Town. They appeared in court on Friday, 24 January.
The Department of Children & Family Services is hosting a Windsor Park Community Fun Day on Saturday, 25 January, at the Windsor Park Park. In order to facilitate the event, Hawkins Drive will be closed between Mango Turn and the east side of the park, from 4:00PM to 6:30PM.
The Cayman Islands Government will be hosting National Heroes Day Celebrations in central George Town, on Monday, 27 January (Public Holiday) starting at 9:00AM. Due to this ceremony, there will be road closures on Fort Street and surrounding streets over the weekend from 24-27 January.
RCIPS traffic enforcement continues, with several prosecutions over the past four days. Officers also responded to a single-vehicle collision on Sunday, 19 January, where a car had subsequently caught fire.
Two men have been charged with several offenses following an incident on 30 December where a woman reported she had been threatened with a firearm and forced to perform sexual acts.
A 72-year-old visitor from the United States was pronounced dead on Saturday, 11 January, after experiencing difficulties while snorkeling off North Church Street, George Town.
The Commissioner of Police and colleagues from the RCIPS extend warmest congratulations to Auxiliary Constable Darren McLean, who has recently received his First Officer Bars as part of his training and development as a helicopter pilot with National Helicopters in Trinidad.
In order to facilitate roadworks, Shamrock Road, between Mahogany Drive and the Chrissy Thomlinson roundabout, will be closed to eastbound traffic daily from 9:00AM to 2:00PM, beginning on Thursday, 16 January. The road works are expected to last for seven days, through Wednesday, 22 January.
A man, age 21 of West Bay, has been arrested and charged with Abduction, Assault ABH, Threats to Kill, Damage to Property and Carrying an Offensive Weapon in relation to an incident on 9 January. He appears in court today, 14 January.
The RCIPS is reminding the public that the special firearms licenses issued to cullers registered with the 2018-2019 Green Iguana Cull Project have now expired. To renew, cullers will have to re-register with the DOE for the 2020 Cull and then reapply to the Security & Firearms Licensing Unit.
Shortly before 2:00PM yesterday, 9 January, officers responded to a report of a two-vehicle collision on West Bay Road, south of Piper Way involving a Chevrolet Cruze and a Honda motorcycle.
Just before 5:45PM on Tuesday 7 January, a member of the public attended the George Town Police Station and handed over a container that with a significant sum of CI cash in several different denominations.
Just before 9:45AM this morning, 9 January, police and other emergency services were dispatched by the 9-1-1 Communications Centre, to a motor vehicle collision that took place on the Linford Pierson Highway in George Town.
The Regional Recognition Awards Programme sponsored by Amalgamated Security Services, recognizes three police officers from Caribbean countries each year. The officers are recognized in the categories of “Top Caribbean Community Policing Officer”, “Top Caribbean Crime Fighter” and “Top Caribbean Career Move”.
Shortly after 7:00PM on Sunday, 5 January, officers responded to a report of a single vehicle collision on Bodden Town Road east of Lakeview Drive. The lone occupant of the vehicle was transported by ambulance to the Cayman Islands Hospital to be treated for serious injuries. He remains in critical condition.
Earlier this month the RCIPS hosted a two week seminar: the Online Child Sexual Assault and Exploitation (CSAE) Conference and Masters-Class. The seminar featured trainers from the National Crime Agency (NCA) as well as the National Cyber Forensics and Training Alliance (NCFTA).
Motesha Mothen, age 16 of Bodden Town, absconded on Friday, 3 January, and has not returned home or been located since.
The RCIPS carried out Operation Azurite Two (2) during the month of December which allowed for high visibility patrols and provide a focused approach to persons driving under the influence of alcohol as well as a host of other traffic related offenses.
The RCIPS is reminding the public that intensified holiday road enforcement operations continue through today, New Year’s Eve, and into New Year’s Day. Police will be conducting numerous traffic checks in addition to intensified vehicle and foot patrols across the island.
Shortly before 1:00AM on Monday, 30 December, officers responded to a report of a single vehicle collision on the Queens Highway in East End. Thr sole occupant of the vehicle was transported to the Cayman Islands Hospital to be treated for serious injuries. He remains in critical but stable condition.
Shortly after 1:00AM today, 30 December, officers responded to a report of a serious single-vehicle collision on the East West Arterial, at the intersection with Doubletree Lane. The sole occupant of the vehicle, a man age 26 of Bodden Town, was found unresponsive and later pronounced dead.
The RCIPS is happy to report that over the Christmas period, from Christmas Eve through Boxing Day, there were no major incidents reported. We would like to thank the public for doing their part in following our laws, and helping to keep Cayman safe and peaceful.
The RCIPS Holiday Safety Campaign is ongoing this week, as the intensified road enforcement operations which began at the beginning of the month continue. CPD officers have also been conducting evening foot patrols this week in main commercial areas around the island to increase visibility and reassurance to the public.
On Thursday night, 19 December, officers responded to a report of a robbery at an address off Spruce Lane in George Town where two men were robbed by a man who had brandished a handgun. No shots were fired and neither of the victims were injured. The matter is currently under investigation.
The Red Bay Church of God Holiness is hosting their annual Christmas Caroling procession on Friday, 20 December, and Saturday, 21 December starting at 6:00PM and ending at 12:30AM both nights.
The RCIPS would like to ensure that everyone has a safe and enjoyable holiday season and for that reason, we would like to provide the public with the below holiday safety tips that will hopefully reduce the chances of you being a target of crime or putting yourself at risk for injury or worse.
Wednesday, 11 December, saw the opening of the RCIPS Digital Forensics Hub, a project co-funded by the UK’s National Crime Agency.
Just after 10:30AM on Sunday 15 December, officers of the RCIPS executed a search warrant at a liquor license premise located off Dorcy Drive, in George Town issued under the Gambling law.
Police are continuing to appeal for witnesses to the incident which resulted in the death of 36 year old Dinesh Asanka Fernando Wannukawatta-Waduge from Sri-Lanka. Dinesh died following an assault at Bananas Bar in Dolphin Plaza on Eastern Avenue early Saturday morning, 30 November.
The new RCIPS Helicopter arrived on Island on Friday, 6 December. This second helicopter, another Airbus H145 model, will sit alongside the RCIPS Air Operations Unit’s existing H145, which arrived on island last March and was purchased as part of a joint deal between the UK and Cayman.
Kirk Freeport is hosting their annual Christmas on Cardinall Avenue event this Saturday, 14 December. To facilitate the event, Cardinall Avenue will be closed between Harbour Drive and Albert Panton Street from 4:00PM to 8:00PM.
Shortly after 7:45 this morning officers were dispatched to a report of a single vehicle collision on Hirst Road in Bodden Town, near the intersection with Shamrock Road, where a Toyota Windom had left the roadway and overturned. Emergency services arrived on scene and attended to the driver who had sustained minor injuries.
The man, age 35 of George Town, who was arrested in relation to this incident, has been formally charged with 2 counts of Manslaughter and one count of Assault GBH. He appears in court this morning, 11 December.
Shortly before 6:00AM on Monday, 10 December, officers responded to a report of a collision at the intersection of Shamrock Road and Watershed Circle involving a silver Toyota sedan and silver Lincoln sedan.
Shortly before 7:00PM on Monday, 10 December, officers were dispatched to a traffic collision on the Esterley Tibbetts Highway in the vicinity of the Yacht Club roundabout involving a Chevrolet Tahoe and Honda CR-V. The occupants of both vehicles were transported to hospital to be treated for non-life-threatening injuries.
The East End Community Association is hosting a Children’s Christmas Party on Saturday, 14 December at 2:30PM. As part of this event there will be a procession along Sea View Road, Austin Conolly Drive and the Queens Highway.
Holiday traffic safety operations commenced this month with intensified road enforcement operations that will continue throughout the holiday season and into the new year. Click to read more about the work the Traffic and Roads Policing Unit is doing this holiday season to help keep our roads safe.
The 2019 Intertrust Cayman Islands Marathon takes place on Sunday, 8 December, from 5:00AM to 11:30AM. There will be several road closures along its route. Motorists travelling in these areas on Sunday should be mindful of the safety of participants and spectators. Police will be on hand to direct traffic along the route.
Officers on patrol in George Town on Saturday, 30 November, recovered over one hundred packages of ganja following searches conducted with the assistance of Police K-9 Shadow.
A man, age 48 of West Bay, has been arrested and formally charged with Burglary, Damage to Property, Consumption of Cocaine and Consumption of Ganja in relation to an incident on 29 November, where an address on Boggy Sand Road, West Bay, was broken into, and items stolen. He was to appear in court this morning, 5 December.
A 45-year-old-woman of George Town has been arrested and charged with two offenses in relation to the CONCACAF investigation that was launched in 2014. A man, age 49 of George Town, has also now been charged in the same investigation. They are appearing in court on 7 January, 2020.
Police are investigating a report of a person impersonating the Hon. Deputy Premier Mr. Moses Kirkconnell and in so doing contacting members of the public requesting their personal and banking information.
The RCIPS Criminal Records Office wishes to advise the public that, effective immediately, the standard turnaround time for walk-in customers is now two working days. Applicants requiring same day or next day processing are still able to utilize the express service for a fee of $75.
Two men, aged 17 and 23 of George Town, have been charged with Theft, Attempted Burglary, Damage to Property, two counts of Possession of an Unlicensed Firearm with Intent to Commit an Offence, Aggravated Burglary, and Robbery. A third man, age 42 of GT, has now been charged and is appearing in court today, 29 November.
A man, age 31 of Bodden Town, has been arrested and formally charged with one count of Attempted Burglary, two counts of Damage to Property, and two counts of Burglary, in relation to three separate incidents. He is appearing in court this afternoon, 29 November.
A man has been arrested and charged with Assault GBH and other offenses following a serious assault which occurred during an altercation just after 8:15AM on Thursday, 21 November, on School Road, George Town.
Radio Cayman will be hosting the Cayman Brac leg of their annual Breeze Fusion 5K on Saturday, 30 November, at 6:00AM, beginning at the South Side Public Beach, travelling to Fosters Corner, and then returning to the Public Beach. The event is expected to be completed by 8:00AM.
The West Bay Seventh Day Adventist Church will be hosting their annual 5K walk/run on Sunday, 1 December, at 6:30AM, beginning at the Ed Bush Stadium. The event is expected to be completed by 7:30AM.
Anton Bodden Drive and Condor Drive closed for police investigation into a fatal motor vehicle collision.
Bodden Town Road closed due to serious road collision.
Just before 2PM, yesterday 25 November, police and other emergency services were dispatched by the 9-1-1 Communication Centre to a location on North Church Street, George Town, where it was reported that a man had experienced difficulties whilst diving and was being brought to shore by the boat he was out with.
A pedestrian remains in hospital after being struck by a car on Sunday night, 24 November in George Town. A man, age 37 of George Town was arrested on suspicion of DUI in connection with the incident.
The community of Windsor Park is hosting a Christmas Tree Lighting event on Saturday, 23 November. In order to facilitate this event, Hawkins Drive will be closed at the junction of Mango Turn from 6:00PM to 9:30PM. During this time, road users will be able to access Hawkins Drive via Anthony Drive and/or Williams Drive.
The Cayman Islands Football Association will be hosting a football match between the national men’s teams of Cuba and the USA this evening, 19 November at the Truman Bodden Sports Complex. In order to facilitate this event, access for through traffic on Olympic Way will be limited between 5:30PM and 9:00PM.
Since 9 February, 2019, police have been investigating a burglary that occurred at the Tiger Bay Restaurant on Cotton Tree Bay Road, Cayman Brac. During the incident, private CCTV footage was recovered showing the perpetrator smashing exterior cameras on the premise.
Detectives have launched a murder investigation into the death of the 24-year-old-man from West Bay who was found unresponsive in the area of Ms. Daisy Lane, West Bay,on Tuesday evening, 12 November, with several gunshot wounds. A man, age 44 of West Bay has been arrested on suspicion of murder in connection with the incident.
The Cayman Islands Conference of Seventh Day Adventists will be hosting their 30th Anniversary International 10K Run/Walk on Sunday, 17 November, beginning at 6:00AM and is expected to be completed by 8:00AM. A portion of the Linford Pierson Highway will be closed during the event.
On Sunday, 17 November, Cayman Water will be hosting their annual Pete Ribbins Memorial Bike Ride and Run, which begins at 6:30AM and ends at 8:30AM. Motorists traveling along the Esterley Tibbetts Highway and West Bay Road on Sunday morning are advised to exercise caution.
Cardinall Avenue will be closed between Harbour Drive and Edward Street, from 10:00AM to 11:00PM on Saturday, 16 September, in order to facilitate the George Town District Heritage Day.
Issues with submitting online applications for the post of police constable have now been resolved. Members of the public can once again submit applications via the website.
45-year-old-man from Cayman Brac was charged with Handing Stolen Goods.
The RCIPS is advising the public of road closures taking place on Friday and Sunday, 8 & 10 November, in order to facilitate the Opening of the Legislative Assembly and the Remembrance Day Parade respectively.
A man was arrested on the afternoon of Wednesday, 6 November, after failing to comply with a traffic stop.
Shortly before 2:00AM this morning, officers responded to a single-vehicle collision on the Linford Pierson Highway in George Town. The driver, a man age 63 of George Town, was arrested on suspicion of DUI. The man was an off-duty police officer with the RCIPS.
The RCIPS has become aware of a website that has been posting ads and articles using the details of the Cayman Islands and fake interviews with the Honourable Premier, Mr. Alden McLaughlin.
The Traffic and Roads Policing Unit as well the as the Community Policing Department, would like to inform the public of a few traffic nuances that have been affecting the flow of traffic as well as the safety of road users over the past month. Road users are encouraged to follow the road rules and laws in an effort to make the
On 31st October, several neighbourhoods across the Cayman Islands will be celebrating Halloween and as such the RCIPS would like to remind the public to exercise caution during the times that children will be out an about to trick-or-treat, approximately between 5PM and 9PM.
On the morning of Friday, 1 November, North Church Street will be closed between Lobster Pot and Burger King in order to facilitate an Emergency Training Exercise. The closure will be in effect for a 30 minute period between 9:00AM and 10:00AM, however the exact time within this window is uncertain.
Radio Cayman will be hosting the Breeze Fusion 5/10K Walk/Run on Saturday, 2 November, beginning at 6:00AM. The event will begin at Smith’s Barcadere and is expected to conclude by 9:30AM.
The Cayman Islands Triathlon Association will be hosting the annual Cayman Islands Triathlon on Sunday, 3 November, from 6:00AM to 11:00AM. The event will begin and end at the Seven Mile Public Beach and traffic will be restricted on West Bay Road between Lime Tree Bay Avenue and the SMB roundabout during this time.
Shortly after 2:30PM on Monday, 21 October, officers responded to a report of a theft that had taken place at a jewelry store on Edward Street where two unarmed men had attempted to make off with several items of jewelry. Two men, ages 24 and 29 of West Bay have been arrested in connection with the incident.
Police are currently investigating two stabbing incidents which occurred early on the morning of Saturday, 26 October. Arrests have been made in one of the incidents.
The RCIPS is informing the public that the temporary closure of Anton Bodden Drive to westbound traffic during the morning hours will be resumed from Monday, 28 October.
Sinai Church Apostolic & Prophetic will be hosting a March for Jesus on Saturday, 26 October, beginning at 5:00PM and ending at 7:30PM. No roads will be closed for this event, however motorists are advised to exercise caution when travelling along the route of the March on Saturday evening.
Community police officers in Bodden Town joined with residents of Belford Estates to launch a new neighbourhood watch this past Sunday, 20 October.
A man, age 40 of North Side, has been formally charged with Aggravated Burglary in relation to an incident on the morning of Saturday, 19 October, at an address in North Side, where the man broke into the residence of someone known to him while carrying a weapon. He appears in court today, 22 October.
Eleven new Community Safety Officers have joined the ranks of the RCIPS and will take to the streets beginning in November. Read more about the role of these new civilian officers here.
The RCIPS is informing the public that there will be a temporary traffic flow adjustment made to traffic entering the Hurley’s roundabout on weekday evenings, beginning next Monday, 28 October.
The Ministry of Home Affairs, the Ministry of Finance and Economics, and the RCIPS have issued a joint statement concerning a hoax circulating via WhatsApp about persons alleged to be committing robberies using fraudulent ID. The RCIPS has received no reports of any such incidents.
The Business & Professional Women’s Club is hosting their annual Silent Witness March today, 18 October, beginning at 3:30PM in front of the old Government Administration Building and ending at the Legislative Assembly Building. Motorists traveling in these areas this afternoon are advised to exercise caution.
The United Against Bullying Foundation is hosting their second annual “Be A Hero” 5K Walk/Run on Sunday, 20 October at 6:00AM. The event begins and ends at Heroes Square in George Town and will be completed by 9:30AM.
The RCIPS has received numerous complaints of motorists who have been driving in an inconsiderate manner on the roadway, and in doing so, violating a number of traffic laws and road code rules.
Commissioner of Police Derek Byrne can now read direct accounts of the actions of RCIPS officers, in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma in the British Virgin Islands in 2017. He was presented with a copy of the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force book, Irma, a RVIPF Perspective.
The RCIPS have added 4 new Chevrolet Tahoe purpose built, police specification Firearms Response Vehicles to its fleet. The new vehicles provide greatly enhanced tactical options with officer safety.
Full phone service has now been restored to the Cayman Brac Police Station. The station can now be contacted uses the general phone number: 948-0331
Since July 2019 police officers have made just over 70 citations for persons driving under the influence of alcohol, with the most recent figures showing that in the month of September alone, 27 citations were made for the offense.
Shortly after 4:30PM on 7 October, officers responded to a report of a man found unresponsive on Beckz Close in George Town. Emergency Services attended the location and the man was pronounced dead on the scene. Formal identification of the deceased man has not yet been established. The matter is currently under investigation.
The RCIPS’ newest group of officers officially graduated from training to operational duty on Thursday, 26 September. The new constables are embarking on a tutored phase of on-the-job training with an experienced officer, during which they will be assessed for their suitability for independent patrolling.
In order to facilitate a candlelight vigil this evening, 7 October, Boilers Road will be closed to through traffic from 7:00PM to 10:00PM. Boilers Road will be closed at South Church Street, however local access will be permitted via Walkers Road.
Anton Bodden Drive will be temporarily closed to westbound traffic between the hours of the 6:00AM and 8:00AM beginning on Monday, 7 October. Traffic travelling westward along Bodden Town Road, towards George Town, will not be permitted to turn onto Anton Bodden Drive during these hours; only local access will be permitted.
RCIPS Acting Police Inspector Roje Williams will be departing the Cayman Islands on Friday, 4 October to attend a 12 week intensive leadership development training program At the FBI National Academy located in Quantico, Virginia in the United States of America.
Yesterday, Wednesday, 2 October, officers responded to a report of a robbery at the RUBIS service station on Walkers Road, where two masked males entered the establishment, brandishing machetes, and demanded cash from a staff member there. The men made off with a quantity of cash and other items, no one was injured.
The Pirates Week Festival will be hosting the “To Hell and Back” 10K Walk/Run on Sunday, 6 October. The even will begin at Raleigh Quay, travel up to the Hell Post Office, and finish at Calico Jack's. The event is expected to be completed by 9:00AM.
The Police Business Centre on Walkers Road, which includes the Criminal Records Office and The Security and Firearms Licensing Unit, will be CLOSED for business on Thursday, 10 October for important staff training. The Centre will reopen for business as usual on Friday, 11 October at 8:30AM.
Just after 7:15PM yesterday, 1 October, police were informed of an incident that was said to have taken place on Kings Road, West Bay where an altercation between two females was said to have taken place in the area. This altercation resulted in one person receiving what appears to be a stab wound.
Shortly before 11:00PM on Tuesday, 1 October, officers responded to a report that a woman was assaulted by a man known to her and received knife wounds to the head. The incident took place at a parking lot of a business on Shedden Road, and is under police investigation.
Police and other emergency services are currently on location at a residence in Edge Water Way, George Town, after responding to a report of a man being found unresponsive at his residence.
CANCELLED: The RCIPS has cancelled the temporary traffic flow adjustments that were to be made in the Prospect, Linford Pierson Highway, and Crewe Road areas during the morning hours beginning 2 October.
On the 11 & 12 of September, representatives from several Cayman Islands agencies with stakes in financial investigation and international asset recovery participated in a Domestic and International Asset Recovery Workshop.
The annual DG’s 5K Challenge is taking place this Sunday, 29 September. In order to facilitate this event, Elgin Avenue, between Hospital Road and the former Humber Lane, will be closed from 6:00PM on Saturday, 28 September, until 12:00PM on Sunday, 29 September.
The RCIPS Human Resources Department recently participated in the Cayman Islands Further Education Centre’s (CIFEC) Career Fair on Friday 20 September with the goal of providing students with information on prospective internship opportunities.
Police and emergency services are currently on scene at a residence off Shedden Road in George Town where a man has been found unresponsive. The matter is under investigation.
Shortly before 10:20 this morning, police and emergency services responded to a report of a person in distress. A woman had been snorkeling in the waters off West Bay Road in the vicinity of Royal Palms, when she encountered difficulties. She was subsequently transported to hospital where she was pronounced dead.
Shortly after 1:00PM today, 21 September, officers responded to a report of an incident on Valencia Drive in Bodden Town. A man had been injured after a vehicle collapsed on him and was found unresponsive. Police and emergency services attended the scene and the man was transported to hospital where he was pronounced dead.