Cops face weekend of violence

| 09/10/2017 | 37 Comments

(CNS): Police arrested 34 people over the weekend for various offences, from violent assaults to outstanding warrants. A teenage girl and a 49-year-old man are two of the suspects who remain in police custody after two particularly violent but separate incidents on Friday and Saturday night in West Bay. At around 10:30pm Friday police were called to a report of a serious assault near a shop on Boatswain Bay Road. Police said a woman had sustained a serious eye injury following an altercation with another woman.

The victim was taken to the George Town hospital where she was treated and released. On Saturday evening around 7:00pm an 18-year-old girl from West Bay, who is understood to have been the other person involved in the fight, turned herself in to the police at the Cayman Islands Detention Centre, where she was arrested on suspicion of assault GBH and is currently in police custody.

The second violent incident happened around 10pm Saturday night, when a security guard was assaulted at a bar on Birch Tree Hill Road, West Bay. When the police arrived at the scene, which is believed to be the area of Kelly’s bar, the suspect, who had reportedly hit the guard with a bottle, ran to his vehicle and drove off in an attempt to evade the officers. But they pursued the vehicle using emergency lights and siren and it was intercepted by a second police unit on Rev. Blackman Road.

At that point the suspect reversed his car into the police vehicle, collided with a CUC pole, and as he got out of the crashed car punched an officer before he was subdued. The 49-year-old man from George Town was arrested for resisting and assaulting police, threatening offences, dangerous driving, assault, DUI and failing to provide a specimen. He remains in police custody.

As well as dealing with these two violent incidents, the police also made nineteen arrests for outstanding warrants, rounded up five drivers arrested for DUIs and other traffic offences, made seven arrests for other assaults and threatening offences, as well as two drug related arrests and one for theft.

Anyone with information about these latest incidents or any other crime is asked to call George Town Police Station at 949-4222.  Anonymous tips can 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:

    I find it funny that people come HERE complaining about cayman, whats the reason for you coming here then. Disgusting




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  2. Anonymous says:

    Expats to be blamed shortly, seems to be a common theme regardless of topic these days..




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    • Anonymous says:

      There are not many Caymanians to blame anymore , are they? Just look around, Caymanians are very few. How sad !!




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  3. Anonymous says:

    What do you expect …………..when kids demonstrate illicit behavior in school, more often than not, parents are not held responsible for their kids and instead are allowed to verbally abuse teachers/staff/coaches etc. When someone finally puts their foot down, there is often some political interference. Kids around here have grown up for the last few decades thinking that laws and regulations do not apply They have grown up with very little police presence and shocking lack of law and regulation enforcement all around. This is the result we are now getting…….In addition, an increasing number of “imports” do not add to a peaceful environment either…….




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  4. Junior says:

    Kelly’s bar? Yet again?, wild Wild West need I say more




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  5. Anonymous says:

    All that in one weekend? Wow, that’s quite scary!




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    • Anon says:

      If I was a tourist visiting your Island I would be very scared. Come on Cayman not looking good I hope you dont end up on the State Advisory List. Dont for once think these crimes are only featured in Cayman its all over the world, Social Media very rampant. Remember you now have refugees from other Caribbean staying amongst us dont let them regret their stay. Gone are the sweeping under the carpet days.




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    • Anonymous says:

      Police Officers assisting other Caribbean Islands to tackle their crimes /issues and Cayman’s upsurge in crime, who’s assisting as the few good men left behind cannot make the grade!




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  6. Anonymous says:

    Gangs at high schools, madding traffic offenses, dangerous drivers, outstanding warrants all around, assaults, shootings, MLA’s in protectionism rants, all the land being sold by wealthy Caymanians, Pension Exodus , Immigration in a down hill overloaded spiral as well as Planning dept! Cayman Islands are no more! What a mess! All was needed was some real planning and abscents of GREED!




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    • Concerned says:

      What’s next? All manner of evil happening ! Wake up and smell the roses! If this continues to happen how will the world view Cayman. One thing for sure no more Jewel of the Caribbean! What is CIG doing to tackle the upsurge of crime? Giving the Police more funds to unsolve crimes . Certainly getting worse!!!!!




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  7. Anonymous says:

    Serious question. At what point do the police report the undesirable activities of foreign nationals to immigration?




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  8. Anonymous says:

    Wow…Going to need another court-house & soon a 2nd jail .




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  9. Anonymous says:

    RAT: Routine activity theory say we need to bar up our windows, only walk in certain parts of town, brightly light your yard, make payouts to our mob/security firms, put your head on a swivel, be “street-smart”. The arrests are a start, but my guess is that this is an under-reported number. We need to start kicking out the trash that is hiding behind a culture.




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    • Anonymous says:

      Alcohol and cocain culture…try to get rid of those two first.




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    • Anonymous says:

      Wow. What a way to live. Is it really that bad?? I’ve lived in West Bay for 15 years and never consider the behaviors you’re suggesting and never had one problem. Zero. Any chance you’re over-reacting? Selling something perhaps?




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  10. Anonymous says:

    Hmmm, I wonder…maybe…is it possible….that…no it cant be…but then again….why our schools and universities are babysitting instead of producing competetive students and research that the community could benefit from….could it be that until we kick out the trash, we will always have to deal with the smell.




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    • Anonymous says:

      i keep saying that we need more hard punishment for the criminals, that if they are caught and jailed that things is so hard in Jail that they will never want to to back.




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    • Anonymous says:

      Blame the parents not the schools. It’s only their job to educate, and not to raise your kids for you.




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      • Concerned says:

        Until you get a local commissioner of police trust me crime will always increase. The last local was a complete failure however I will put three names forward Dennis Brady, Charles Clifford, Philip Ebanks. Why does Cayman still have an ex-pat Commissioner of Police? Stop employing nannies, domestic helper, gardeners , gas attendants people of low skilled jobs ,to police our Island. Our Police Force morals is very low.. Cant you see these ex-pats Commissioner of Police not able to bring down crimes. CIG need to look into this. It’S not looking good.




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        • Anonymous says:

          The Governor and Police Commissioner will continue to be hand-picked by the UK, from their own pool. We are a dependent territory, hence the British arm of governance, we can’t have Caymanians at the very top if we are not an independent Country.

          No, I do not think we can go independent. We definitely, do not have THAT plan in place! We would also lose our treasured financial services industry with the speed of the light! Our currency would be worth little to nothing and our tourism product would fall shorter than what it is now.

          Signed: Native Caymanian.




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        • Anonymous says:

          On the couple of occasions I have had to report a crime, I have found the police to be Ernest and competent…but not empowered. They have to turn the perps over to the court system which then gives lenient sentences.




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    • Anonymous says:

      Your own culture will keep you from doing the hard things that need done. Putting the blame on others .Well that’s also your culture.




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      • Anonymous says:

        Best way to describe” Lawless, third world, just left to see handcarts patrolling up and down Eastern Ave and Shedden Rd! No better than our neighbours.




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      • Anonymous says:

        Probably true cuz it’s everybody’s culture. It’s human nature. You’re blaming others right now.




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      • Anonymous says:

        Excuse me sir/madam, please note that it is NOT Caymanian culture to blame anything on anyone. That was learned culture….(guess on your own)

        I know we have some very unsavory Caymanians/natives and expats here. But you have those everywhere! why do we try to make this place seem worse than it is?




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