Police round-up wanted man during road block

| 19/09/2016 | 12 Comments
Cayman News Service

RCIPS police officers (file photo)

(CNS): A 37-year-old man from Bodden Town wanted by police on four outstanding warrants was rounded up along with 20 other people this weekend as police conducted a road block and responded to numerous crime reports. A 20-year-old George Town man who was arrested for drug dealing was also found to be driving without being qualified when he was booked. The wanted man was stopped while driving a Toyota Camry just after 11pm on Saturday night (17 September) by officers at the West Bay roadblock.

He was given a roadside breath test, which he failed, and as he was being booked into custody, police found that he had four outstanding arrest warrants and was already disqualified from driving.

Around 8:30am on Sunday morning (18 September) officers were called to a family argument at a George Town home. When police arrived they defused the situation, but as they escorted a man from the residence they smelt ganja from a nearby car. The car was searched and drugs were recovered.  The 20-year-old man in the car was arrested on suspicion of possession and consumption of ganja, and possession with intent to supply. When he arrived at the station, he was arrested for various driving offences, including driving without being qualified.

Another man was arrested over drugs and two modified flare guns. A further eighteen people were arrested, including two for assault, six for drug-related offences and five for drinking and driving.

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  1. Anonymous says:

    Bodden Town proper (aka Little Jamaica) as opposed to the political district is jam packed with Jamaicans driving cars with illegal tints, playing loud bass music, throwing garbage out the window, filling their yards with derelict vehicles and trash of every kind, hoping that they can sell it and “do a lickle ting”. That’s the price of “progress”. There are also many very decent Jamaicans living in BT who deplore the slackness that their low class brethren and sistren go on with. But it is we Caymanians who let it come to this by bringing them here because we didn’t want to work like we worked in the old days and do jobs we would have been happy to do 50 years ago and get paid for.

  2. Anonymous says:

    Moral of the story: the cars you see on the road do not all have sober drivers with nothing to hide. Some of the people out at that hour, are not up to anything good. Your suspicions have been confirmed.

  3. Anonymous says:

    I hope whoever got picked up is not just going to be released on bail as seems standard with 90% of people arrested……

  4. Anonymous says:

    The RCIPS never cease to amaze me. Why don’t we have proper internal investigations conducted into the amount of unsolved serious crime cases such as murders, rapes and child abuse and which officers are responsible or in charge of those cases and determine whether there has been ‘gross negligence’ or have these crimes actually been ‘covered up’.
    A few months ago, there was a gunman who came to our property. As it turns out the police were actually watching him from the safety of their car whilst he stocked the security guard and another man in the parking lot. The crime was reported to 911 and 2 armed police officers decided to casually show up about 30 minutes later, long after the gunman had already disappeared on foot and out of sight of the police. There was no search of the property conducted and I do not ever recall hearing this story on the news! We need to hold these people accountable! We need to have proper background checks conducted on each and every police officer on the force that have been brought in from other countries to ensure there are no other criminals hiding in plain sight as has been the case before. This is not acceptable anywhere else in the world and it should not be accepted here in these beautiful islands. The people can no longer sit down and let the scum of the earth bring this island to destruction.

    Remember that God watches everyone. He does not turn a blind eye. He is a loving and forgiving God. But I truly feel sorry for those too ignorant to believe in HIM as you will be the ones to suffer in an eternity of damnation of HELL!

    • Anonymous says:

      Some of these Police and Security Guards are worse than the criminals they are paid to protect us from

  5. Anonymous says:

    How is it possible to have four outstanding warrants????

    Oh I know, the coppers were busy dealing with the hard cases.

    Instead of a phone call to ask me to come pay a traffic ticket that i forgot to deal with, 2 cops spent 4 hours to track down my 60 year old ex pat ass, and haul me off to the pokey!

    Turns out I am not the only hardened criminal that got their first ticket in the last 15 years. A pal had the exact same story!

    Lucky the two of us knew a Caymanian to spring us!

    Lesson learned… Do not forget to pay your traffic tickets!

    • Anonymous says:

      Can you pay those online yet? Parking in town in terrible. Or even the other place on Walkers Road. Though that line up is equally slow and still inefficient. I would willingly pay if it was online. How about all the fees and even for the deadbeat dads, can’t they pay online and then the money wired transferred to the mothers. Why are we in the dark ages having to physically pick up a cheque! Who even uses those anymore?!

      • Anonymous says:

        Uh uh bobo. What do you think this is? We can’t use automation and be efficient? How would the untouchables in the “cibil serwiss” get a job?

        Don’t you go mash up the gowment’s job creation scheme now.

    • Anonymous says:

      Mmmm…if it was your first ticket in the last 15 years (what about before?!) surely dealing with it in a timely manner would have been foremost on your mind. And a pal did exactly the same thing? Look, sportsfan, you (and your pal, evidently) were the cause of using up police time for your failure to abide by the law. If you get another ticket, do us all a favour and pay it pronto, kapish?

  6. Eddie Ebanks says:

    Why was this not happening under Compol Baines?

    • Anonymous says:

      Because his hare-brained policies like disbanding the traffic department, hiring wanted shooters from Jam and getting distracted with playing politics rather than simply getting on with the job led to marked failure and a decline in morale for those within the RCIPS.

  7. Anonymous says:

    You want a medal?!?

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