Teen vandals also accused of school damage

| 29/04/2019
Cayman News Service

Cars were vandalised

(CNS): Police now believe that the two young teenage boys involved in a spree of vandalism in the South Sound community of Webster’s Estates were also involved in a break-in on Wednesday evening at John Gray High School, where several computers and other property was smashed and a fire extinguisher was stolen. This was the night before the boys, aged just 13, allegedly smashed house and car windows and spray-painted graffiti around the neighbourhood. The RCIPS said that over the two nights the teenagers committed at least a dozen offences. They have been arrested and are now on police bail as inquiries continue.

The police said Monday that one of the two boys arrested in connection with both incidents had been brought to the George Town Police Station on Saturday by his mother immediately after she became aware of his involvement. The second boy was arrested on Sunday.

Later that day CPD officers visited Webster’s Estates to assist with the clean-up and repairs to all the damaged property by painting walls and cleaning signs. At least three cars were vandalised, one front door was smashed, and several signs and walls were defaced.

“This was a spree of vandalism which is estimated to have caused tens of thousands of dollars of damage,” said Acting Sergeant Jonathan Kern of the George Town Community Policing unit. “Vandalism on this scale is unusual in Cayman, and while it has been unsettling for the community of Webster’s Estates, they have come together in a spirit of problem-solving, which we have been happy to support.”

One of the residents in the area who sustained damage to her property said that the community had come together over the incident quickly and were able to help police track down the suspects from CCTV footage. She said the residents hope that this will serve as a message to others that they will get caught if they commit crime in their neighbourhood.

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