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Tag: gun crime

Defendant admits illegal gun at courthouse door

Defendant admits illegal gun at courthouse door

| 04/07/2017 | 7 Comments
(CNS): A local man due to stand trial before a jury this week for possession of an illegal gun came clean when he appeared in the dock Tuesday. Kylan Hunter, who was arrested last April near Calico Jack’s Beach Bar, initially denied having an unlicensed loaded semi-automatic 9mm Smith & We [...]

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‘Insatiable appetite’ for guns in local gangs

‘Insatiable appetite’ for guns in local gangs

| 26/06/2017 | 42 Comments
(CNS): There is now an “insatiable appetite” for guns among those immersed in local gang culture, Deputy Police Commissioner Kurt Walton said after officers recovered two more handguns that were being smuggled onto the island at the weekend. Less than 48 hours after a judge locked up fou [...]

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Judge staggered by local gun problem

Judge staggered by local gun problem

| 26/06/2017 | 24 Comments
(CNS): A visiting judge handed down long sentences to four different men on Friday, all of whom were convicted of possessing illegal guns. The jail time ranged from 13 years to seven years in each of the separate cases which related to possession of handguns and ammunition. As he sentenced the men, [...]

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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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