Cops face crime loaded weekend on local roads

| 06/11/2017 | 13 Comments

(CNS): The RCIPS had another busy weekend on the roads across Grand Cayman dealing with drivers attempting to evade road blocks, failing to stop when pulled over by police and major collisions involving drunk drivers. Police said they also chased a stolen car in George Town in the early hours of Monday morning, which ended in a collision. The officers had responded to a report of suspicious activity in the vicinity of Smith Road shortly after 2:30am, when they came upon some men, who fled the area in a white Kia Sportage, refusing to stop when signaled to do so.  

Police followed the KIA, which later had a collision in the vicinity of Oakland Close, at which time the occupants fled on foot. The vehicle was later determined to have been stolen.

This came after two other major incidents on the roads over the weekend, including a daylight collision on Sunday, 5 November, on Batabano Road in West Bay, in which a black Honda S2000 collided with a concrete light pole. The passenger of the vehicle suffered severe injuries and was taken to the Cayman Islands Hospital, where he remains in a critical condition. The 25-year-old driver from West Bay was arrested on suspicion of DUI and careless driving. He is currently on police bail.

Shortly before 3:00am Saturday, 4 November, officers nabbed the driver of a blue Honda Civic who had tried to evade a police road block on Crewe Road, George Town. When the car was searched by officers from the K-9 and traffic units, they found a quantity of suspected ganja, along with drug paraphernalia. The 18-year-old driver from West Bay was arrested on suspicion of driving a vehicle with an expired registration as well as possession of ganja and other related offences. He was also bailed by police.

“We will continue to enforce the traffic laws for the benefit of the entire public,” said Inspector Ian Yearwood, Head of the Traffic Management Unit. “Those who leave the scene of an accident or attempt to evade police roadblocks and hails to stop will only compound their problems when caught,” he warned.

Police made other arrests, including people who were driving under the influence and attended 20 crashes over the weekend.

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  1. Anonymous says:

    It wont change because the leaders dont care so why should anyone else




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  2. Fred the Piemaker says:

    “Those who leave the scene of an accident or attempt to evade police roadblocks and hails to stop will only compound their problems when caught,” he warned.

    Unfortunately, the experience with the DPP prosecuting such cases over the last couple of years seems to show the exact opposite.




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  3. Anonymous says:

    Excellent work RCIPS. This is what the general public want to see. You are definitely over stretched when it comes to traffic offences. It’s a full time job without every other crime being committed on this island. People haven’t got a clue what a Police Officers job entails. You have to be spot on when completing case files in order to gain a successful conviction. One little slip and those attorneys will soon pick it up. There will always be someone that will get away but all in all, you are doing pretty good otherwise Northward wouldn’t be full to capacity.




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  4. Anonymous says:

    Suspects fled on foot… and they weren’t caught? still on the loose? dangerous? Public should be on the look out?




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    • Diogenes says:

      Hard to be on the look out for someone with no description other than fleeing on foot from a white Kia, unless you have more information than the article

      Diogenes




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  5. PD says:

    This is the “other side of the coin”! Beware because the special dream is rapidly going down the toilet.




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  6. Anonymous says:

    By the very laws upon which the Government uses to represent the people of Cayman, it has a legal and moral duty to intervene and implement measures to alleviate this spike in traffic offences and car based crime.
    A while back I had to make several trips from GT to EE during the rush hour. I was simply staggered at the constant and incessant flouting of traffic laws often in an aggressive and dangerous manner by so many other road users. As a driver, I am not perfect and I make errors as well, but I think that my errors do not put other people’s lives in danger. A public bus overtaking another vehicle on a blind bend, driving at about 45 mph in a 40 mph zone was obviously not fast enough for one of the Quarry Trucks who overtook me, tailgating me for no apparent reason, etc, etc.
    Well that’s enough for now as I guess nothing will change – let’s see the results as they come in next weekend.




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