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Press Releases of Criminal Investigations Department

Update: Incident in George Town, 28 May

28th May, 2020

On Wednesday, 27 May, officers were responding to a report at an address off Walkers Road, when a man at the location obstructed them in their duties. The man brandished a machete and pepper spray, then assaulted officers with the pepper spray. He then fled the location.

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Illegal Landing Incident at Spotts Beach, 25 May

25th May, 2020

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.

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RCIPS Confirms Two COVID-19 Cases

22nd May, 2020

The Royal Cayman Islands Police Service (RCIPS) today (Friday, 22 May) confirmed that two uniformed officers have tested positive for the COVID-19 virus. 

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COVID-19 Update for Friday, 15 May 2020

18th May, 2020

This report from GIS details the curfew changes and another information announced at the Government Press Briefing on Friday, 15 May.

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East End Man Arrested for Attempted Burglary and Breach of Curfew, 11 May

11th May, 2020

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.

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Police Invite the Public to View Properties, 11 May

11th May, 2020

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.

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UPDATE: Two West Bay Men Charged in Relation to Wounding Incident, 11 May

11th May, 2020

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.

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Packages of Substance Believed to be Cocaine Washed up on the Shores of East End, 1 May

1st May, 2020

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.

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UPDATE: Wanted Man Located, 26 April

26th April, 2020

Wanted man, Joseph Vandell Hurlston has been located and taken into custody today, Sunday 26 April.

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Man Charged with Breach of Curfew, Assaulting Police and Several Other Offenses, 22 April

22nd April, 2020

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.

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