Arson inquiry opens into cop’s private car fire

| 05/02/2018 | 18 Comments
Cayman News Service

Car fire on Crewe Road

(CNS): Police say they are troubled by what appears to be an arson attack on three cars parked near Winfern Close and Ryan’s Retreat off Crewe Road in George Town during the early hours of Sunday morning. Officers investigating the fires said two of the three cars belonged to a senior police officer. “This is a troubling and potentially very serious incident that is under investigation by CID,” the RCIPS said. “No motive has yet been established and members of the public are urged to come forward with whatever information they have.”

A building was also said to be damaged during the three-vehicle fire, which happened around 1:00am and was extinguished by fire crews before anyone was hurt.

Anyone with information 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:

    good luck with your investigation!..zzzzzzzzzz…
    rcips can’t even enforce basic traffic laws when people are breaking laws right in front of them….

    • Anonymous says:

      Your lack of empathy and sympathy for what had the potential to kill not only the officer and their family but neighbors and bystanders is astounding. Sometimes when ignorant and petty thoughts come to your mind, you should keep it to yourself. Furthermore proof is required to convict someone of a crime so why don’t you practice standing up for the truth vs critiquing a police force working without true authentic witnesses?

      • Fred the Piemaker says:

        The criticism was in relation to basic traffic laws – speeding, tint, no licence plates, not using indicators…none of which requires investigatory effort or independent witnesses, just for the cops to do their job. When basic laws are not enforced it is hardly surprising people are less than convinced they can handle serious crime. That was the posters comment – empathy or otherwise for the police officer victim in this case is not relevant to the point – but the fact they choose to ignore the individual in order to vent about the failure to enforce basic laws just demonstrates how the respect for the police generally breaks down when as a force they don’t do their job.

  2. Anonymous says:

    What is needed for a wake up call about crime in this country? Are the politicians afraid to stand up to crime? Incompetence or fear which is it?

  3. Puritan says:

    When you import foreign police you import foreign problems! Police shooting Now Police Arson? Well Alden it is in your neighborhood now ?

    • Fred the Piemaker says:

      Want to explain how the car being set on fire was the fault of the police officer?

    • Anonymous says:

      Wow! Logical connections! Absolutely brilliant!

    • Anonymous says:

      Foreign police officers wouldn’t be necessary if your own people grew a spine, policed without fear or favour and actually wanted to serve their own communities.
      But no, you’d rather snipe at those who maybe foreign, but are still willing to put themselves between you and the bad guys.
      You represent all that is repugnant about Cayman’s hateful fringe society made up of hypocrites, bigots, xenophobes and racists.

  4. Anonymous says:

    Great Job CIFS for extinguishing the fire before anyone was hurt. As much as the uneducated People in these islands continue to bash what you all have to deal with on a day to day basis. I’m proud to say that I’m very proud of you guys and have the utmost respect for any firefighter!

  5. Anonymous says:

    Clearly, someone directed this targeted fire. Welcome to the world of Cayman’s classic “retribution by fire”. If the police suddenly take an interest in the criminal arson and insurance fraud files, previously “handled” by an inept or conflicted Fire Service, it can only be a good thing for past and future victims. There is a long list going back decades of suspect “fires” in the Cayman Islands that were all dismissed as random – even in the face of compelling fraud, admissions, and/or arson evidence.

  6. Anonymous says:

    Violent criminals using intimidation is rapidly becoming the new normal in Cayman. When will our politicians get off their back sides and update our out of date criminal laws to ensure that such criminals are locked up for very long periods of time.

    • Anonymous says:

      Go back a bit over 40 years, and the weapon of choice was to empty a dump truck of marl in somebody’s driveway……..

    • Anonymous says:

      Agreed , but it poses just another problem to manage. Locking them up . This is not Miami or New York , where locked up means just that : You are looking at 3 grey painted cement walls with a 4th wall an iron bar door, for a long time and posing no threat to those outside. That is not the reality in Cayman. Also once convicted , these criminals have no where to go when released ( they cant travel , in the normal sense of the word )They are released back to the streets outside, enter another problem. Caymans only way forward may be signing on with the U.K. to send violent and repeat offenders to correctional facilities in the U.K. Its going to have a price though.

  7. Anonymous says:

    This is the result of years and years of ghetto politics and shit parenting.

  8. anonymous says:

    Maybe they will finally find something on those CCTV cameras.


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