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UPDATE: Wanted Man Michael Lopez Watler Arrested, 2 November

UPDATE: Wanted Man Michael Lopez Watler Arrested, 2 November

Update (2 November):


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.

He is currently in custody pending further investigation.

The RCIPS thanks the public for their assistance in this matter.


Initial Release (4 October):

The RCIPS is seeking the public’s assistance in locating 22 year old Michael Lopez, who goes by the name of Lopez Watler. He is from West Bay but is also known to frequent the Eastern Districts. He is described as having light brown complexion, brown eyes, and long brown hair with facial hair. He is of slim build and approximately 6’2 in height.

Mr. Watler is wanted by the police in relation to a firearms incident that took place on Saturday 10 July, 2021 about 9:00pm along West Church Street, West Bay and at a residence on Birch Tree Hill Road, West Bay. He is considered to be dangerous and police advise that Mr. Watler should not be approached by members of the public.

Investigators are encouraging anyone with information about the whereabouts of Mr. Watler to call the George Town Police Station at 949-4222 or dial 911. Additionally, Mr. Watler is encouraged to turn himself into the Cayman Islands Detention Centre, or the nearest active police station, at any time, day or night.

The public is being reminded that according to the Police Law (2017 Revision), it is an offense to obstruct, mislead or act in such a way as to prevent the apprehension of a person who has committed an offense.  If prosecuted under this section, you may be liable on conviction to a fine of $5000 or imprisonment for two years or both.

Anonymous tips can be provided directly to the RCIPS via our Confidential Tip Line at 949-7777, or via our website.