Police focus on Rum Point in wake of complaints

| 14/08/2015 | 11 Comments
Cayman News Service

Rum Point, Grand Cayman

(CNS): A police operation on Sunday in the Rum Point area of North Side aimed at clamping down on traffic infractions around the popular Sunday leisure spot saw 14 speeding tickets issued, two other traffic offences recorded for court appearances and one person arrested on an outstanding court warrant. An RCIPS spokesperson said the police were in the area as a result of complaints by district residents of drunk and speeding drivers, riders on illegal motorcycles, drug use and other public nuisance issues, such as illegal parking, blocking access to homes and loud music.

The operation was a coordinated effort among various units of the RCIPS, including uniform officers, the K9, Operational Support and the Marine Units, the police stated, but said no arrests were made regarding drugs or weapons or other serious offences.

Chief Inspector Brad Ebanks, Area Commander for the Eastern Districts, said, “We’ve conducted a number of covert operations in the Rum Point area in the past, during which people were arrested for the possession of drugs. However, this operation was more visible as its objective was to address road safety and other concerns raised by residents, and it is important that the public sees us out there.”

The senior officer said that more such safety operations will be carried out at regular intervals in the area.

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  1. Anonymous says:

    The lesson learned is get wasted and high on someone’s boat instead.

  2. Anonymous says:

    Well done on catching marginally speeding junior expat office staff on their day off. That was certainly a high priority issue.

  3. Anonymous says:

    Why does there need to be an announcement every time the police is managing to do their job? I work in a bank, am I supposed to announce every time we managed to balance all the accounts?

    • Cass says:

      So true. Why you got thumbs down is bizarre. It’s as if they are babies who need wiping up and burped after they’re fed! It’s not news if you are doing what you are PAID to do. Strange place these Cayman Islands.

    • Satirony says:

      The Police have always had their ‘Cayman crack-downs’. It’s a tradition here! Watch out for the next crack-down on unlicensed motorbikes, as well as new cool thing, which is to remove your front license plate and lightly spray the inside of the rear plastic cover, so the plate is unreadable. I must have seen ten of them today, it’s really catching on.

  4. Rock Ebanks says:

    Thanks, RCIPS! Good work, but Saturday evening would have produced more action, unless you just wanted to crack down on the church-goers and sightseers.

  5. Anonymous says:

    Hmmm, I wonder if the face off with Ezzard on this blog last week forced this onto the agenda?
    Not that we’re complaining, more of the same please RCIPS, especially on Sunday’s, but during the week can be just as bad with tourists who seem to think CI law doesn’t apply to them.
    Ezzard, if this is down to you, then respect. But why should we have to attack you to get s### done up here, why don’t you listen to all of the residents of NS, not just those who can vote for you?
    Why not look at an open constituency blog so that residents can make their point and you can address those which are actionable. After all it seems to have worked on this occasion.

    Now, what’s happening about the Barn, nothing that is noticeable yet?

  6. Anonymous says:

    Who drives to Rum Point on a Sunday? Peasants!

  7. Gingerbread Man says:

    Can’t catch me.

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