Rogue rider narrowly misses beachgoers

| 15/08/2017 | 50 Comments

(CNS): Police are investigating an incident on Sunday (13 August) involving motorbike riders who were engaged in dangerous driving at Rum Point. One of the riders is accused of riding on the beach and narrowly missing beachgoers, including children, when the group of six bikers, described by police as illegal drivers, dispersed in various directions when officers responded to complaints.

Police explained that they received information regarding dangerous driving by the riders in the Eastern Districts and when the group of six bikers arrived at Rum Point, uniformed officers and the police helicopter had responded to the area. But when the riders spotted the police, the RCIPS said they all spontaneously sped off in different directions.

One of the riders rode onto the beach, where he nearly struck people on the sand. The police stated in a release about the report that the rider was not being pursued by police when he opted to ride on the beach.

No arrests have yet been made and the incident is under police investigation.

Anyone with any video clips of these riders or any other information is asked to call George Town Police Station at 949-4222.  Anonymous tips can also be provided to the RCIPS Confidential Tip Line at 949-7777, the Miami-based call centre of Crime Stoppers at 800-8477(TIPS) or online here.

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  1. Anonymous says:

    There is a lack of accountability in Cayman. Many parents do not want to take responsibility for parenting their children yet find others to blame for their children’s behavior and shortcomings. As a culture, the men are allowed even encouraged by women to to actively ignore their personal responsibilities to their marriages, children, etc. Caymanians cannot afforded to allow this new reality to become Cayman’s business as usual. I know I will. Or be the last to leave given how Cayman has accepted change for the worse.

  2. Anonymous says:

    I know everyone wants something to be done asap with what is happening, but what you want will not happen in a day. The things happening in todays era is because the laws and rules that were used in the old Cayman are still the same….laid back. Things have escalated, we need to look at what needs changing to prevent what we don’t want happening. It’s not about being Caymanian, American, Latino, Jamaican etc. We need to act like grown ups about the situation because we were once all young. Unity and sadness brings us together for structure to take place. Show love and get love it’s only so big.

    • Anonymous says:

      Laws aren’t the problem though, whether old or new. The lack of enforcement is the issue!

      Enforcement was the issue 20 years ago and still is today!

      Look at it this way, with the size police force we have in Cayman, we should see at least 1 cop car every 100 yards here. You don’t.

  3. Anonymous says:

    These guys have a YouTube channel for God’s sake. Boy the police are slow. There’s enough video evidence online to put them all in jail 10 times over.

    What’s the deal RCIPS?

  4. Anonymous says:

    My Cayman Islands geo-suggested Instagram recommendations are lit up with stunt bike video submissions from various morons in the region. Unfortunately, this is a popular thing across the Caribbean, Latin America, USA and Canada – our young believe that there is currency in getting views, followers, and likes on this dangerous crap. It’s not enough to simply be wheelying: there are extra thrill points for duration, acrobatics, dragging the tailpipe or fender, deliberate lawlessness, dodging parked cars/red light intersections and other close calls and forbidden areas. All that’s missing are the, “Hey y’all, watch this” intros. I think you’ll find that there are only a handful of “lead” idiots pilots on the island, with a loyal throng of willing videographers, and chase bikes to film the action. The video is probably already uploaded to Vine or somewhere like that. Shouldn’t be too hard to find those responsible, if you can find the video and track the submitter. Let’s get savvy and give these idiots the satisfying jail time they seek.

  5. Anonymous says:

    Oh! So now people encourage road blocks from police? Don’t most people say,”don’t theses cops have better things to do, like catch killers and stuff”.

    Double standard.

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  7. Anonymous says:

    Time to get real with the thugs on bikes. Nearly running over a family on the beach? We need to tread carefully here, Cayman is not the only place in the world with nice beaches…

    Let’s keep ignoring the serious social issues we have here and see how many visitors continue to come to these islands…just sick of seeing and hearing about GHETTO people all the time. They need to be shipped to a deserted island for all eternity….don’t care what color, creed or nationality they are!

  8. Hap Less says:

    RCIP (and, by extension, Cayman) has gone downhill ever since the Traffic Unit was effectively done away with.

    What we have seen since is the steady erosion of law and order, starting with minor offences that are routinely ignored by those charged with enforcement. This has led to ever escalating and more serious infractions.

    What did the authorities (Governor, MLAs, Commissioner etc) expect to happen?

    • Anonymous says:

      Governor couldn’t care less , she’s gone clear. MLA’s are only interested in looking at their 6 digit salaries . I do however have faith in the current commissioner to make some changes , we shall see. With community support , he may be able to get things done.

    • Anonymous says:

      Well commented. Erosion of adherence to laws in a general sense, results from no fear of the consequences of breaking [Laws].

  9. Anonymous says:

    Yup – saw them riding through North Side. Speeding, doing wheelies all kind of stuff. What I don’t understand is why police does not set up road blocks EVERY SINGLE SUNDAY to deal with the people leaving Rumpoint. Check licenses, tinted windows, search for drugs, deal with illegal bikes, check alcohol levels etc etc etc. We know there is a lot of partying going on at Rumoint/Kaibo on Sundays and probably a lot of illegal activity.

  10. Anonymous says:

    So “police” didn’t catch one bike. On a dead end road. With a helicopter in the air. Wow. So many things seriously wrong with this picture.

  11. Anonymous says:

    Could this happen in Cuba? Stop blaming expats for your increase in crime. You have some heartless homegrown criminals here. CIG stop being in denial. If that be case stop granting work permits and PRS.

  12. Anonymous says:

    I was at Rum Point on Sunday a couple of weeks ago and it was a disgrace. A whole
    bunch of kids drinking and smoking weed (and driving), strutting around aggressively trying to intimidate everyone else. RCIPS need to put officers up there permanently at the weekend, if only to deter the drunk/drug driving – easy enough to spot the kids with the wannabe jailhouse tats, gathered round the japanese crap-mobiles, bottle of rum in hand in a cloud of smoke.

    • Anonymous says:

      Why is it the readers who comment on CNS are endlessly blaming and bashing Caymanian youth for everything they do? They go to rumpoint to enjoy themselves they get labelled, they find an interest in a hobby (bikes) they get labelled, they have tattoos or smoke ganja they get labelled. You people are so ignorant and blind that all you do is put down our very own youth and never try to do anything positive for them.

      I am sick and tired of the journalists and police who have nothing better to do than to report on bikers activity. When are you going to do your job and really start focusing on the real problems in this country? Take the amount of unsustainable development for example. I am not opposed to the sustainable development of our country but why all of a sudden it seems like the development is running out from under us. An investigation needs to be conducted because it seems to me that someone might be receiving kickbacks. All this development and no trade school, no proper investment and care in our schools and no real connection with the young people today.

      Most of the people who commented underneath this post along with the majority of the Cayman population are brainwashed as to what is happening right under us, don’t you see they use the ‘Rogue Riders’ ‘Reckless Bikers’ as front page news every now and again to try and get you to see that hey!, the bikes are the problem. I mean really? Please enlighten me as to how a person riding their motorcycles to and from a destination harms you? Is it because the bikes are “soooooo loud” that they make your ears bleed so bad that you call the police to tell them stop these bikes so you won’t bleed to death? If a biker chooses to take the risk of wheelying on the road without proper control of his/her bike and somehow manages to cause an accident that may or could have put you and your family at risk than you have every reason to be upset. I for sure would be fuming!

      Don’t forget that Cayman is a very tiny island surrounded by sand, rocks and water with very simple roads so seeing all terrain vehicles on the road should not be surprising. They are just like your car a means of transportation and fun/hobby. I would bet that if our GOV took an example from Barbados or Bahamas which allow dirt bike riders to ride their “illegal motorcycles” to and from their riding spots on a Sunday within certain time periods whilst avoiding highly populated areas that more than likely these riders won’t be acting recklessly on the roads, police chases will be avoided and generally they will comply because they will feel that their GOV has listened to them. A show of good faith from our government to the young people of this island is desperately needed whether it is in the form of special policies like the one above, a trade school, something, anything!

      When all this unsustainable development taking place now at one time is gone when we encounter another recession and there is no further investment or land to develop? BANG! Crime gone up cause people have to eat, tourism gone, financial services diminish and Cayman becomes a third world country all because you forget to take care of our youth.
      There have been crimes already in this decade that older generations could not have dreamed would have ever happened you know why? Because YOU THE GOV ARE SELLING OUT THE PEOPLE! TAKE A GOOD LOOK AT OUR COUNTRY AND THE HISTORY OF COUNTRIES WHO HAVE NEGLECTED THEIR YOUNGER GENERATIONS!! IT DOES NOT END WELL!!

      • Anonymous says:

        12:35…stop smoking what your smoking as your embarrassing yourself. This is the Cayman Islands so the problem is uniquely CAYMANIAN!

      • Anonymous says:

        Driving cars / riding motobikes whilst under the influence of drink and/or drugs is extraordinarily dangerous, not just to the person doing it but to the public at large, and should be punished severely. There have been no shortage of incidents where people have been severely injured or killed by these idiots. It has nothing to do with being Caymanian or otherwise, and everything to do with the dumb-as-rocks selfish pr!cks who do it, regardless of nationality.

      • Anonymous says:

        These motor bikes are not street legal, they are intended for off-road use only.

      • Anonymous says:

        Not a country.

      • Anonymous says:

        Pathetic apologist. These local hooligans lack morals or accountability. No more to it.

      • Anonymous says:

        @ 12:35 pm

        I read each word from top to bottom….and let me clarify some of the things you seem to have misunderstood.

        1) Parents – are responsible for the rearing of their own kids. Society will not take on that responsibility for you, nor will the Government.

        2) Cayman has long been sold out because we HAD to, to get where we are today. Do you understand that foreigners invested with a few Caymanians to develop the Country/Territory back in the day? There were never enough wealthy Caymanians to properly invest for the future of this place. What you need to realize is that your success, your net worth, your social status, all depends on the decisions you made and continue to make. It is not dependent on the Government, your neighbor, your child’s school principal etc.

        3) Mentioning a trade school is all fine and dandy – but tell me how many of these “bike riders” would utilize this option to further educate themselves? Further, how many of the hundreds of “bikers” do you see pooling their $$$ to start their own club and become a legal operating entity, whereby they could eventually open their own track; off the main roads of the islands. None, because they are too busy seeking attention and validation from others.

        4) No-one is “picking” on anyone here or in the Compass/News. That is such a premature statement it isn’t even funny. When you ride an illegal bike, with no driver’s licence whilst under the influence of alcohol/cannabis/ecstasy etc. then you are clearly saying you don’t value human life, not yours and not anyone else’s.

        5) I will never understand why people refuse to take responsibility for their own actions and their own mistakes. When you have children make sure you can afford them, feed them, clothe them, educate them and guide them properly. If you know you are a lazy individual who can’t be bothered with much, DON’T have kids; because children take a lot of your time, energy and patience. The loss of younger generations you speak of is not due to societal strain or over-development or “unsustainable” development or neglect from the Government, but rather due to children having children over and over and over again. When you have women who are grandmothers at 35; we have a problem!!!!

        6) Never in Cayman has there only ever been one issue; never have we only focused on the “rogue riders”. We acknowledge time and time again, the crime and how it has escalated, the traffic congestion daily, particularly from the Eastern districts, the lack of police presence on our public roads, the high cost of living which keeps rising, the disgusting way people liter all over the islands etc.

        Don’t waste time defending idol people and their behaviour. Focus on your life and how you can improve it and be someone who contributes positively in society.

        Signed: Native Caymanian

      • Anonymous says:

        I am confident that you would fail both an IQ test and a drug test. Put your crack pipe down you have already had too much.

    • Anonymous says:

      Vaporing ganja oil in a pen is common.

  13. Anonymous says:

    Can someone in authority (Customs, DVL or RCIPS) please explain why dirt bikes are legal to be imported but are illegal to be licensed. A person is allowed to import a dirt but not allowed to license it??!! How and why does crap like this happen??!!

    How and why?? Because Customs and DVL – two Government Departments – do not coordinate with each other!! Thus leaving the mess to RCIPS to correct and the general public to endure! WOW!!! Morons in charge!!

    • Anonymous says:

      As usual civil servants don’t care about their job…only their pay cheques….unless they have been bribe

    • Anonymous says:

      Dirt bikes are off road vehicles. If you used for their intend purpose (not on public roads) why should they be illegal? The problem is these morons use them on public roads. These clowns could even fit them with head lights, tail/break lights turn signals and a horn and get them liscenced and insured.

      This however won’t solve the problem of dangerous driving and lawlessness these clowns are happy to display.

      Why haven’t these fools asked to use the progressive loop or 1 of the dozens of roads like coilers wilderness. Get permission to block it of 1 or 2 Sundays a month and trailer their bikes there?

      I believe Kenneth Bryan did this one Sunday and I applaud him for that but all these clowns drove their bikes there on public roads. If someone plans an event like this in the future and I hope someone does they should make it a rule. If the bike isn’t street legal and not trailed to the event the can not participate.

      It’s time for the RCIP to clamp down on not just these bikes as they have started but clamp down on trailers without lights. Trucks without secured loads. Bicycles riding at night without lights. Burnt out tail lights. They could even give 48 hour warnings. Get caught with a burnt out light issue a ticket and if you present yourself at the police station with the light fixed they cancel the ticket. Who knows what the police may find if they started pulling people over and talking to them. Maybe just maybe this could help reduce drunk driving and other crimes.

      • Anonymous says:

        All motorcycles capable of being used on the road should have to be licenced and insured. Special licence for dirt bikes for off road use.

  14. Anonymous says:

    I remember living and working with RCIPS in Cayman with then my young daughter of 7 years of age. On weekends we loved to either be on 7 Mile beach or drive to Rum Point. It was such a beautiful quiet tranquil place..,…,,poor heaven! We swam and ate at the only beachside restaurant. Then it was Americanised! In came the noisy jet skis together with large influx of equally noisy US tourists with the blastimg reggae music. It’s like spring weekend from the states. Completely spoilt. I bet those residents that bought expensive properties there rue the day. Don’t get me wrong, although I’m much older I still love to party but it’s gone out of hand, please come back you beautiful island. I miss you sooooo much!

    • Anonymous says:

      I built a house there and love it, except on Sunday, and the problems are not the Americans. That’s just you.

    • Anonymous says:

      If you “love to party”, please shut up. Sheesh.

    • Really? says:

      Umm, I’m pretty sure the idiots in question were not Americans but born and bred Caymanians. Same for the blasting reggae music, most likely Caymanian or Jamaican… Don’t get me wrong, I’m sure the island was much prettier and nicer prior to the influx of all the money, but who opened the doors to the Americans and all others? Again, the answer to your question is Caymanians.

    • Anonymous says:

      Can you say ‘bigot’
      Do you even know you’re the type of person that Caymanians can’t stand??
      British snob!

      • Anonymous says:

        They like the good old days when everyone was dirt poor.

      • Anonymous says:

        I’m certainly not a British snob I can assure you sweet. I love Cayman and it’s people. I also have American friends too.its just that Rum Point has been ruined by certain Caymanian thugs and lots of disrespectful US tourists with no regard for this peaceful beautiful part of the island. Keep away these jet skis and leave us just sit on the beach in peace and enjoy a safe quiet area. If you want the racket and blasting music go to SMB!!

        • Anonymous says:

          Of course, Americans are to blame for everything, sweet. It’s always us…. It doesn’t seem to bother Red Sail as take the money, right?
          Blah Blah Blah-

  15. Anonymous says:

    There is only one narrow way out. How could they escape?

  16. Anonymous says:

    Maybe rogue riders checking to do a highway robbery . I would imagine no police presence. Be careful you can now see a trend of people being robbed on the beach . Were the beachgoers locals or tourists ? Not looking good Cayman.

  17. Anonymous says:

    Wow, LAWLESS Cayman! Is this for real? 20 miles by 4 miles and you can’t patrol a dead end stretch of land?

  18. frangipani says:

    what on earth is going on in Cayman?. IS there no one left with a little common sense? or sense of responsibility?


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