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Tag: gun crime

Police still looking for home invaders

Police still looking for home invaders

| 21/06/2017 | 20 Comments
(CNS): Despite arresting three men, including a teenager, in the wake of a violent home invasion in Patrick’s Island early Saturday morning, police are appealing for more information after bailing those suspects. As the probe continues into the aggravated burglary, in which a man and a woman w [...]

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Cops round up home invasion suspects

Cops round up home invasion suspects

| 17/06/2017
(CNS) UPDATED Sunday 5pm: Police have now arrested a second man and a juvenile in connection with the violent home invasion in Patrick’s Island on Saturday morning. Following the arrest of a 22-year-old man yesterday, a young person from George Town was arrested following a crash near Schoo [...]

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Barnes found guilty over hidden handgun

Barnes found guilty over hidden handgun

| 07/06/2017 | 26 Comments
(CNS): Andy Barnes was found guilty on Monday of possession of an unlicensed firearm, while his two co-defendants, Amber Yates and Yannick McLaughlin, were both acquitted following a jury trial last week. The .38 revolver was hidden behind a grill at the back of a microwave and discovered by police [...]

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Gunmen go on shooting rampage

Gunmen go on shooting rampage

| 06/06/2017 | 95 Comments
(CNS): A West Bay man has been arrested in connection with fifteen shots that were fired at a home in George Town in the early hours of Saturday in what appears to be more gang-related violence, police revealed Tuesday. No one was hurt in the shooting rampage, in which three men reportedly fired at [...]

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Ex-firefighter jailed for over 5 years in gun case

Ex-firefighter jailed for over 5 years in gun case

| 01/06/2017 | 12 Comments
(CNS): A local firefighter from Bodden Town was given a five and a half year prison term this week following his conviction for the possession of an imitation firearm with intent. Fabian Thompson (34) was shot by a police Taser as he fled with a gun in his hand during a search at his home […] [...]

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Three stand trial over gun hidden in microwave

Three stand trial over gun hidden in microwave

| 29/05/2017
(CNS): Two men and one woman appeared in the Grand Court dock Monday facing a joint charge of possession of an unlicensed firearm. The jury heard that Andy Barnes, Yannick McLaughlin and Amber Patricia Yates were all present at an apartment in Crewe Road when police executed a search warrant in the [...]

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Premier commits to 60% cut in gun smuggling

Premier commits to 60% cut in gun smuggling

| 11/05/2017 | 156 Comments
(CNS): The premier has committed to investing “whatever it takes” into police resources and the creation of a national coast-guard to fight the rising gun crime in the Cayman Islands. Alden McLaughlin has said that if the Progressives are returned to office in two weeks time, one of the prioriti [...]

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Gun suspect charged following prison gate report

Gun suspect charged following prison gate report

| 09/05/2017
(CNS): A Bodden Town man has been charged with firearms offences in connection with the recovery of a gun near the prison gates on Saturday afternoon. The 27-year-old man, who has not yet been identified, was due in court Tuesday morning, having been charged with possession of unlicensed ammunition [...]

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Fireman found guilty in gun case

Fireman found guilty in gun case

| 08/05/2017 | 24 Comments
(CNS): A local firefighter who was shot with a Taser gun by police because they believed he was armed with a 9mm handgun was found guilty Monday of possession of an imitation firearm with intent to resist arrest and remanded in custody. When officers went to the home of Fabian Oliver Thompson (34) [...]

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Cops seize gun from man by prison gates

Cops seize gun from man by prison gates

| 07/05/2017
(CNS): The police have seized another gun after a suspect reportedly threatened a man with the weapon right outside the prison gates Saturday. The RCIPS said in a release that they received the report at around 3:39 yesterday afternoon and arrived at the area outside HMP Northward within minutes. T [...]

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Gun seized in South Sound, local man charged

Gun seized in South Sound, local man charged

| 04/05/2017
(CNS): A George Town Man was charged earlier today with two counts of possession of an unlicensed firearm and was remanded in custody after an appearance in Summary Court, where he was refused bail. John Brandon Smith (24) was arrested Tuesday along with his 18-year-old wife following a search at th [...]

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