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Tag: gun crime

West Bay murder suspect to face trial

West Bay murder suspect to face trial

| 28/03/2017
(CNS): William Ian Rivers, who is charged with the murder of Mark Travis ‘Hubba’ Seymour (39) following a shooting at Super C’s on Watercourse Road in January, will face trial in July. Rivers (38), from West Bay, has not yet answered the charges of murder and possession of an unlicensed firear [...]

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Gun suspect defends himself at trial

Gun suspect defends himself at trial

| 20/03/2017
(CNS): Mark Llewellyn was in court Monday facing trial for the possession of a handgun and ammunition, which were found under a stove draw in his kitchen during a police raid on his apartment in North Side in June 2015. Appearing in the dock without an attorney, Llewellyn denied that the gun had any [...]

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Convicted gunman fails in appeal

Convicted gunman fails in appeal

| 07/03/2017 | 1 Comment
(CNS): Representing himself before the Cayman Islands Court of Appeal Tuesday, trying to get his conviction for gun possession and wounding overturned, Leighton Rankin was sent back to HMP Northward to continue serving his 13-year term when his appeal was dismissed. Rankine had argued that there wer [...]

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Cops on scene of attempted armed robbery

Cops on scene of attempted armed robbery

| 20/02/2017 | 19 Comments
(CNS): Police were out in force Monday evening at the scene of an attempted armed robbery at Crown Square on Eastern Avenue in George Town. An RCIPS spokesperson told CNS it was too early to confirm all the details of the hold-up, which happened at around 6:30pm. but it involved a security cash van [...]

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Couples remanded in nightclub shooting

Couples remanded in nightclub shooting

| 13/02/2017
(CNS): Four people, including a married couple, who police believe were involved in the shooting outside a West Bay Road nightclub earlier this month have been remanded in custody after appearing in court on Saturday and Monday. Malik (35) and Tashika Mothen (29) from West Bay have been remanded in [...]

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Police charge four in nightclub shooting

Police charge four in nightclub shooting

| 13/02/2017
(CNS): The police have now charged four people in connection with a shooting, believed to be a gang-related, outside a nightclub in the Seven Mile Beach area earlier this month. In what has been a successful investigation for the RCIPS in the ongoing gang violence, the courts remanded a West Bay cou [...]

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Gun seized as cops round up suspects

Gun seized as cops round up suspects

| 10/02/2017
(CNS): The police have arrested another West Bay couple over the shooting outside the Fete nightclub last weekend during an operation at a house in the district Friday morning, where a third Jamaican man was also arrested and a gun seized. Police said this was the fourth firearm they have taken off [...]

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Couple arrested over nightclub shooting

Couple arrested over nightclub shooting

| 09/02/2017
(CNS): Police have arrested a 35-year-old man from West Bay on suspicion of attempted murder, possession of an unlicensed firearm and assault GB in connection with the shooting outside the Fete nightclub on the West Bay Road at the weekend. The RCIPS said that a 29-year-old woman, also from West Bay [...]

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Cops seize modified flare gun in East End operation

Cops seize modified flare gun in East End operation

| 09/02/2017
(CNS): The police recovered a flare gun that had been adapted to use live rounds of ammunition, which they also seized, during an operation in East End Monday. The RCIPS said two men and a woman were arrested at the McLean Drive address on suspicion of possession of an unlicensed firearm. Police hav [...]

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Gun crime and punishment

Gun crime and punishment

| 07/02/2017 | 27 Comments
Blue Iguana writes: In all the media in the Cayman Islands one troubling theme emerging as a recurrent headline lately is the illegal possession of unlicensed firearms on our shores. What remains notably conclusive is that clearly civilians aren’t the only ones engaging in this particular criminal [...]

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Cruise passenger fined $1,000 over ammunition

Cruise passenger fined $1,000 over ammunition

| 06/02/2017 | 13 Comments
(CNS): Narciso Barrios was fined $1,000 when he appeared in court Friday in connection with the discovery of three live rounds of .22 calibre ammunition in his bag at the cruise dock in George Town this week. Barrios, who is from Panama, was a passenger on the Monarch, which was here on Wednesday. H [...]

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