Cops face crime spree on Cayman Brac

| 31/05/2019 | 10 Comments
Cayman News Service

Cayman Brac Police Station

(CNS): Seven people have been arrested on Cayman Brac over the last two weeks for various offences, from ABH to cultivating ganja. Five people were arrested during the Braccanal Carnival festivities alone, which took place earlier this month. A 25-year-old man from the Brac was arrested and has since been charged with assault ABH and common assault after a fight at a bar where the victim received minor facial injuries. That same weekend police also arrested a 47-year-old man from the Brac on possession and consumption of  crack cocaine.

Inspector Kevin Bogle said the police would continue to enforce the law on the Sister Islands throughout the year whether or not it is carnival time. “Although the vast majority of people attending Braccanal chose to conduct themselves in a safe and law-biding manner, these five persons chose otherwise, and were dealt with accordingly,” he added.

Since the carnival weekend, a 70-year-old man from the Brac was arrested on suspicion of illegal gaming and possession of criminal property and has since been bailed. On Friday, 24 May, officers approached two men in the West End Road area as they appeared to be acting suspiciously. One of the men was seen in possession of receipt books used in illegal gambling. Officers searched both men and found a large quantity of cash and several other receipt books.

After a search at the home of the man suspected of gaming more cash was recovered as well as gambling paraphernalia In total, over $3,000 in CI and US was seized. The second man was warned for intended prosecution for illegal gaming after police suspected him of buying lottery tickets.

Meanwhile, a 60-year-old man on the island was arrested on 29 May on suspicion of cultivating ganja following a drug bust in Songbird Meadows, when 47 mature ganja plants were seized. A search at the man’s house at a separate location turned up a small portion of ganja, police said, and he was warned for prosecution for possession and consumption of ganja. He has also been bailed as investigations continue.

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  1. Anonymous says:

    I would hardly call it a crime spree more like the police finally doing something about people who have never followed any laws.

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  2. Anonymous says:

    Crime spree? Come in CNS why do you have to sensationalize everything. It was carnival weekend! Of course you expect a few more incidents but I would hardly call this a crime spree!

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  3. Anonymous says:

    It seems like things are blown out of proportion when it comes to the news with Cayman Brac. Its still WAY safer and much less crimes occur than any other district of the CAYMAN ISLANDS! Why cant we Caymanians just live as one and stop segregating each other. On a related note, please media and police, when you report, get the facts straight and state the perpetrators true nationality and not where they actually reside.
    Would be interesting to get the statistics of incidents from the other carnival events this year, just as a comparison. Thanks sister islands RCIP for doing your duty.

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  4. Anonymous says:

    Cayman needs a national lottery, run by private section with Govt. Getting 25% value of tickets sold.

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  5. Anonymous says:

    Good ole Brac, need to nip it in the bud

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  6. Anonymous says:

    Braccanal brought out all the crazies. Not to mention the unwanted vagabonds from Grand.

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    • Anonymous says:

      this why the brac the way it is.

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    • Anonymous says:

      You got that right 7:58PM. So let me see if I got this straight. Grand Cayman has a wide variety of bars/places/venues to go “party”. Why come to Cayman Brac? You got one bar by a stinking pond on southside, another bar next to a grocery store, and the so-called hot spot on the north coast.
      Cayman Brac does not need Braccanal to bring out the crazies – they are amongst us every payday. Nor do we need to have government sponsor Braccanal.
      The good thing is that most all of the so-called “vagabonds” do go back to Grand Cayman after Braccanal

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    • Anonymous says:

      The ganja heads are already here so stop blaming braccanal!
      The police just opened their eyes that weekend so that’s the only reason they were caught.

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