In the course of the investigation into the vandalism to vehicles and property at Webster’s Estates in South Sound last Thursday night, 25 April, it has been determined that this criminal activity is linked to a burglary at John Gray High School on Wednesday evening in which several computers were smashed, other additional property was damaged, and a fire extinguisher was stolen.
The two male youths arrested in connection with both incidents are now on Police bail; one of the youths was brought to the George Town Police Station on Saturday by his parent immediately after she became aware of his involvement in the incident. The second youth was arrested on Sunday. In total the investigation indicates at least a dozen offences were committed across both incidents.
On Sunday CPD officers visited Webster’s Estates to assist with the clean-up and repair to damaged property by painting walls and cleaning signs. In total, at least three cars were vandalized during the incident and a front door was smashed, in addition to a number of signs and walls which were defaced.
“This was a spree of vandalism which is estimated to have caused tens of thousands of dollars of damage,” said Acting Sergeant Jonathan Kern of the George Town Community Policing Sector. “Vandalism on this scale is unusual in Cayman, and while it has been unsettling for the community of Webster’s Estates they have come together in a spirit of problem-solving which we have been happy to support.”
Just before 7:30AM on Friday 26 April, Police responded to the area of Webster’s Estates where it was reported that several properties were vandalized in the area. Amongst the vandalize were vehicles, walls, road signs, street lights and other private property.
On Saturday 27 April, police arrested 2 male juveniles were on suspicion of burglary and damage to property. The juvenile males were later interviewed by the police and granted bail into the custody of their parents pending further investigation.
Deputy Commissioner of Police Mr. Kurt Walton says “We would like to thank the members of the community who came together quickly to support each other just after the incident and assist police officers with the investigation. We have a quick and concrete result that they helped bring about."
This matter is still under investigation by the police.