Cops clamp down at weekend leisure spot

| 22/08/2017 | 31 Comments

(CNS): Police were out in force in and around Rum Point, Sunday, patrolling the area to clamp down on anti-social behaviour, they said. Officers also set up a roadblock near the Frank Sound Road-Bodden Town Road junction in an effort to address other issues such as drinking and driving, drug misuse, and illegal bikers and other rogue road users. The operations included uniform and marine officers from the RCIPS’ Eastern Districts as well as the police helicopter. In total, 26 tickets were issued and two people were arrested over drug offences.

Police used just about all forms of transport – foot and car patrols and even their new wave runners – as they patrolled the beaches around Rum Point. Officers also dished out parking tickets in the area to illegally parked cars.

“Our operation [Sunday] is a good example of a coordination of resources across the service to address antisocial behaviour, especially illegal motorbike and illegal drug activity on the weekends, but also to render emergency assistance where needed,” said Inspector Rudolph Gordon at the Bodden Town Police Station. “While we are encouraged by less illegal motorbike activity, the motor vehicle collision late yesterday afternoon shows that continued efforts of this type are necessary to curb anti-social activity in all its forms, especially drunk driving.”

Meanwhile, at Rum Point, two people acting suspiciously were apprehended with the assistance of the police helicopter, officers on land and marine cops on wave runners, and arrested for possession of ganja and drug-related offences. Checks were carried out in the North Sound coast area including Starfish Point, Kaibo, Rum Point and the Harbour House canal to detect any marine offences, unsafe boating practices and general anti-social behaviour. During these patrols, officers assisted two persons in distress, one male who had collapsed in the water but was responsive, and another juvenile male who had drifted far from shore on board a raft.

Officers conducting the traffic checks issued the 26 tickets for expired coupons and licences, and one warning for prosecution for driving without insurance.

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  1. Anonymous says:

    even though i live on canal in nort sound …i do not fish in north sound on week ends…..too dangerous with crazinessest and alcohol use by people driving and on boats…i stay away period! 😅 sad….




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  2. JAY says:

    I love my Rum on Point




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  3. Anonymous says:

    people are allowed to drink and drive a boat in cayman whilst under the influence, why is that? a drunk driver behind the wheel of a boat is just as dangerous or more than a car?😉 lord help us😡




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  4. Anonymous says:

    RCIP thank you for showing up for work! Looks like there is an effective manager in town! Keep my family and me safe from the drunks on boats, wave runner and in cars.




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  5. Anonymous says:

    Good. Keep it up and makes sure these local ruffians move on. Rum Point needs to be safe for professionals and families.




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    • Jotnar says:

      Ummm – it needs to be safe for law abiding people, “professional’ or not. Its not gated community or white collar professional playground, its a public space.




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      • Anonymous says:

        Completely disagree. The places used by the island’s professional classes such as Rum Point and Camana Bay cannot be allowed to degenerate to the poor standards of behaviour endemic elsewhere.




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  6. Anonymous says:

    Rum Point has gotten crazy over the last few months. It is getting to be a place where families are being pushed out by over-stuffed party boats. The drunks on wave runners are an accident waiting to happen. People should be able to party, but we all share the space.




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  7. Anonymous says:

    How many tickets for dark tinted windows?

    Also, can you please set up a road block further down towards Rumpoint? One road in and out. Stay there from 2:00 in the afternoon and all night if you have to. At one point those people have to leave the area to get back home……..




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    • Anonymous says:

      Why do you have a problem with my dark tint? Serious question.

      Idk about you, but have you felt the heat of the sun lately? Tinting my car has kept my interior SO much cooler and more energy efficient on AC.




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      • Anonymous says:

        Its called the law 1.44pm. You know, the thing that you are supposed to obey. Guess that comment identifies you as a law breaker.




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      • Jotnar says:

        Stops the police seeing who you are, seeing whether your licence is up to date, seeing whether you have a gun, booze or drugs on open display…

        Though 2:18 has a oood point. It actually sends a very obvious message that you don’t respect the traffic law. So it should be seen as a positive invitation for the police to then check you for other infringements, since if you are going to ignore the law on tint chances are you are probably a little blase about other ones like registration, insurance and driver licencing.




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        • Anonymous says:

          It’s totally fine for certain government officials to have their car tinted, but the small man can’t do it to protect himself against the suns rays because the police have trust issues.




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  8. Anonymous says:

    26 tickets for expired licenses in one afternoon at one location – that shows you how many people happily ignore the law on this Island.

    So what’s the consequence? You give them a ticket which they are also likely going to ignore? When will something be done to get the traffic ticketing system under control? Why not slap on a daily fine of $10 for each day past the expiration date which has to be paid before the license can be renewed?




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    • Anonymous says:

      I do not know if you are familiar with the Cayman Islands judicial system but, if ticket is ignored a warrant is put out for you arrest. Once arrested you are held until you can be put in front of a judge, if arrested on a Friday, you are held until the following Monday. When you see the judge you are fined accordingly. Tickets are not just forgotten.




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      • Anonymous says:

        Held from Friday to Monday for a ticket? You are obviously the one confused. At best, you MAY be held overnight and in the morning the seageant in charge will grant you station bail.

        Then if charged you will find yourself in front of a judge.




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        • Anonymous says:

          You need to check that again buddy. If a warrant goes out for a ticket that was not paid, you are in breach of a court order, therefore you need to see a judge. Meaning, the reason you are paying the ticket in the first place is because you are guilty of the offence, paying the ticket is the fine for breaking the law. No sergeant can grant you bail once you have been picked up on a warrant, unless, you are one of those well know people that live on this island that certain laws do not apply to (Elite).




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        • Anonymous says:

          Next time you get a ticket, don’t pay on the due date. Don’t even bother going to the court house on your own initiative. Get arrested on a Friday because a warrant is out for your arrest and call me when you get out.




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          • Jotnar says:

            Because so many people get arrested for that. Right. The RCIPS is so far behind in serving warrants for his its just nit a credible threat.




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            • Anonymous says:

              Jotnar – just ask for statistical evidence of how many people are locked up over the weekend for ticket they didn’t even know were issued. It’s happened to a couple people I know. not all officers are proactive but it just takes running into the one that saw your picture on the warrant list.

              CNS can you find this out how many people are locked up for not paying tickets?




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  9. Anonymous says:

    A warning for driving without insurance ?




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    • Anonymous says:

      Cars should be crushed. My guess is there were a lot of crappy green Accords and Civics. You know the ones that are so often involved in the serious accidents.




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    • Anonymous says:

      Insanity. The article appears to suggest he was allowed in his way. If true that could amount to police assisted lawlessness. The vehicle should have been confiscated immediately and the driver prevented from using it further. I hope that that is in fact what happened.




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  10. Anonymous says:

    I leave my antisocial behaviour at home




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  11. Anonymous says:

    Please do this every weekend. It is still out of control.




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  12. Anonymous says:

    The last segment of your piece isn’t right.
    I watched some of the situation of the young man who was in distress on the beach along from Rum Point. The boy was very drunk and probably on drugs, he was pulled to the beach by his friends when a DoE officer went to his aid and checked all his sign of life, he looked unconscious and wasn’t moving or responding to the officer. I watched as the officer put him in a recovery position and keep checking him and then call to the wave runner cops who were along the beach to assist him. Then the ems arrived and the boy still wasn’t moving when they take him away.
    I can’t see why the cops on the police boat didn’t jump off and help as they in shallow water.
    Anyways well done to all for helping this young fool but please get the story right.




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  13. Anonymous says:

    These fleeting 8-hour consolation performance flourishes that strive to briefly meet the public’s KYD$30mln/year expectations shouldn’t merit any special celebration. It’s called “showing up for work”, and with due respect, it’s what many people have to do during a normal week in order to retain their paid positions. Sustained efforts lasting more than a few years are eventually called “careers”. Let’s strive to link these hours into successive days, weeks, months, and years. There is no shortage of “work” to be done. 26 tickets in 8 hours, or 3.5 tickets an hour divided by how many officers? 26 an hour might be a more realistic target if there are more than one conscious officer on duty! A flippin’ helicopter too!




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