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Beat officer assaulted on George Town street

Beat officer assaulted on George Town street

| 08/12/2021

(CNS) A police officer on foot patrol on Shedden Road, George Town, was assaulted on Tuesday. A man approached the officer and his partner in an aggressive way, assaulted the officer and then fled towards Mary Street. A police spokesperson said that additional officers were called to assist and the 32-year-old George Town man was […]

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RCIPS holiday safety campaign off to a bad start

RCIPS holiday safety campaign off to a bad start

| 08/12/2021 | 57 Comments

(CNS): Traffic cops were called to twenty road smashes over the weekend, including one in which a person was killed and several others badly injured, as the RCIPS holiday safety campaign got off to a bad start. The extension of Operation Quaker into the festive season is a key component of the overall Christmas campaign […]

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More resources going to traffic, says CoP

More resources going to traffic, says CoP

| 07/12/2021 | 75 Comments

(CNS): Commissioner of Police Derek Byrne told politicians during Finance Committee on Tuesday that more police resources are going to be diverted to the traffic unit in 2022 in order to get to grips with the increasingly “erratic and dangerous driving” being seen on the roads.

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Young murderer didn’t intend to kill, says lawyer

Young murderer didn’t intend to kill, says lawyer

| 07/12/2021 | 16 Comments

(CNS): Criminal defence attorney Dennis Brady told a court Monday that his young client, Jashawn Owen Anthony Johnson (21), did not intend to kill Michael Aaron Bush (22) last Christmas Eve when he stabbed him outside a nightclub in The Strand plaza. Brady argued that Johnson was provoked, in fear of violence and believed he […]

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Four men arrested over ganja and gambling

Four men arrested over ganja and gambling

| 07/12/2021

(CNS): Four West Bay men between the ages of 24 and 59 were arrested Friday following a bust relating to ganja and lottery tickets at two addresses in the district in the vicinity of West Church Street. When police arrived at the first address, two men fled but officers caught and detained one of them, […]

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Cops seek guns to match high calibre ammo

Cops seek guns to match high calibre ammo

| 07/12/2021 | 30 Comments

(CNS): The RCIPS has made an appeal for information about high-powered weapons that are being held illegally somewhere in the community. Police said that on Friday members of the public found four live rounds of ammunition in the Barkers area of West Bay that came from high powered assault weapons. The concerned citizens took the […]

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Ex-soccer star jailed for 44 months for violent rampage

Ex-soccer star jailed for 44 months for violent rampage

| 03/12/2021 | 41 Comments

(CNS): Derrin Kennedy Ebanks (32) was sentenced on Thursday to three years and eight months in jail, having been convicted this summer of several charges relating to a violent, drunken rampage against three women last September. Ebanks had been bailed following his conviction by a jury in August and therefore began serving his prison term […]

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Crown accepts killer was provoked in fight

Crown accepts killer was provoked in fight

| 02/12/2021 | 26 Comments

(CNS): Mason Courtney Bryan (29) was provoked and had been involved in a violent encounter with his victim when he stabbed and killed Recardo Lionel Pars (27) outside the nightclub complex at The Strand plaza in August, prosecutors told the court Thursday. The crown has accepted that Bryan, who has admitted manslaughter, was in a […]

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‘Winter Guardians’ placed on holiday patrol

‘Winter Guardians’ placed on holiday patrol

| 01/12/2021 | 10 Comments

(CNS): The RCIPS is increasing the number of foot patrols by community police officers over the holidays as part of this year’s annual safety campaign. Operation Winter Guardian began Wednesday with more officers on the beat, intensified road enforcement operations, as well as crime and road safety education and awareness campaigns.

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Lawyer: Evidence in home invasion trial ‘completely false’

Lawyer: Evidence in home invasion trial ‘completely false’

| 29/11/2021 | 25 Comments

(CNS): The attorney representing Shane Connor (44), who was convicted in September of numerous charges relating to a brutal and terrifying home invasion in 2017, argued that evidence given against Connor during the trial by the crown’s key witness, who was also convicted in the same crime, was “completely false”. During Connor’s sentencing hearing on […]

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Elvis charged over threatening Facebook rant

Elvis charged over threatening Facebook rant

| 26/11/2021

(CNS): Elvis McKeever (63) has been charged following one of his frequent social media posts railing against the establishment. Police arrested the former political candidate for Cayman Brac East on 10 November, accusing the well known advocate for the legalisation of cannabis of making threats against government officials and members of the uniformed services. However, […]

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