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Police face ‘difficult circumstances’

Police face ‘difficult circumstances’

| 30/07/2015 | 0 Comments

(CNS): The commissioner of police has said the men and women of the RCIPS “continue to operate in difficult circumstances”, not least because of the closeness in the local community and relationships between parties involved in serious crimes. Following the recent release of a West Bay man charged with the murder of Victor Oliver Yates because the crown […]

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Judge ‘merciful’ over brutal brother assault

Judge ‘merciful’ over brutal brother assault

| 30/07/2015 | 0 Comments

(CNS): Easton Rudolph Russell (50) was sentenced to four years imprisonment Wednesday, following his conviction in April for the unlawful wounding of his brother, Carlos Renton Russell, in a brutal, but provoked, machete attack. Justice Malcolm Swift described the jail term as a “merciful one”, with mitigating circumstances weighed against violence so fierce that it […]

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Murder suspect freed as witnesses withdraw

Murder suspect freed as witnesses withdraw

| 28/07/2015 | 37 Comments

(CNS): A West Bay man charged with the murder of Victor Oliver Yates (22), who was gunned down outside a local bar in the early morning hours of 3 January, has walked away from court before his trial even started after the crown withdrew the case Tuesday. The deputy director of public prosecutions dropped murder […]

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Dozens of dangerous dog reports filed

Dozens of dangerous dog reports filed

| 28/07/2015 | 45 Comments

(CNS): The RCIPS has confirmed that it has received several dozen reports relating to stray or dangerous dogs biting and attacking members of the public or their pets over the last few months. However, the issue, which has raised concern in the community for years, has now become more of a focus after the governor was […]

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Woman loses $50k in Nigerian email scam

Woman loses $50k in Nigerian email scam

| 28/07/2015 | 24 Comments

(CNS): A woman has lost $50,000 after sending it to an online conman in Nigeria via a money transfer service, the police have said. Warning residents to be vigilant as there is very little the RCIPS can do to investigate, let alone apprehend, internet criminals based in the West African country, the Financial Crimes Unit […]

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Cops chase down WB assault suspect

Cops chase down WB assault suspect

| 28/07/2015

(CNS): A man wanted by police in connection with a home invasion and sexual assault on a woman last Thursday night in the Town Hall Road area of West Bay was chased down by officers in the district Tuesday morning and is now in custody at the George Town lock-up. An RCIPS spokesperson said that […]

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Bracker scares off home invader

Bracker scares off home invader

| 28/07/2015 | 12 Comments

(CNS): A homeowner on Cayman Brac scared off an intruder early Tuesday when he surprised the male suspect who had entered his home in the Bight Road area of the island, police have confirmed. The man told police that he found the tall, slim would-be burglar in his home at around 1:15am (28 July). The suspect was […]

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Court dodger gets collared for burglary

Court dodger gets collared for burglary

| 27/07/2015

(CNS): A 46-year-old man from East End who not only failed to keep up with fine payments but failed to appear in court found himself in custody for burglary as well this weekend after police came across the wanted man in the early hours of Saturday morning. The RCIPS said the man was arrested in […]

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US teen hit by van in recovery, no charges yet

US teen hit by van in recovery, no charges yet

| 27/07/2015 | 13 Comments

(CNS): A 16-year-old boy who was knocked down outside the Marriott hotel while visiting the Cayman Islands on spring break earlier this year has been discharged from hospital and returned home. The teenager remains in a wheelchair after receiving life threatening head injuries when he was hit by a local minibus on the West Bay […]

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