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Tag: Kurt Walton

Campaign urges all road users to to be nice

Campaign urges all road users to to be nice

| 13/07/2017 | 57 Comments
(CNS): Road users are being urged to be nicer and more courteous to each other and take a leaf from the tourism brand of ‘Caymankind’ as a way to reduce smashes and collisions. The government, police and all of Cayman’s Rotary clubs have joined forces to launch a new road safety campaign calle [...]

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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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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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Cops round up missing offenders in warrant operation

Cops round up missing offenders in warrant operation

| 28/01/2017 | 38 Comments
(CNS): The RCIPS executed 28 warrants on Thursday and arrested 19 people because they had failed to show up in court for criminal or traffic cases, or for unpaid traffic fines. The police are battling a mounting number of outstanding warrants as many are issued every week by the courts, particularly [...]

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Brac burglaries focus of RCIPS meeting

Brac burglaries focus of RCIPS meeting

| 28/07/2016 | 18 Comments
(CNS): There have been twelve burglaries on Cayman Brac since the beginning of the year, but at a well-attended community police meeting on the island last week Acting Police Commissioner Anthony Ennis pointed out two detectives who had come to the Brac specifically to work on those matters. “Cri [...]

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Numbers support need for warrant review

Numbers support need for warrant review

| 21/07/2016 | 23 Comments
(CNS): More figures released this week by the judicial services in relation to outstanding warrants have demonstrated that many of them were issued over a decade ago. Around 130 of the estimated 1,300 outstanding warrants were issued in or before 2006, so almost 10% are more than ten years old, the [...]

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Calls come for Ennis to stay as top cop

Calls come for Ennis to stay as top cop

| 20/07/2016 | 59 Comments
(CNS): As government officials begin interviewing the people on the shortlist for the commissioner of police post, calls are coming in from the community to put at least a temporary hold on the recruitment process to allow Acting Police Commissioner Anthony Ennis, supported by Deputy Commissioner de [...]

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Police remit goes beyond crime fight

Police remit goes beyond crime fight

| 18/07/2016 | 18 Comments
(CNS): Chief Superintendent Kurt Walton has said that there are a number of jobs currently carried out by the RCIPS that could be outsourced, as he outlined the massive range of work that police officers do that takes them away from the front-line crime fight. With the public clamouring for more pol [...]

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Traffic smashes continue to put strain on RCIPS

Traffic smashes continue to put strain on RCIPS

| 14/07/2016 | 13 Comments
(CNS): An increase in traffic accidents and offences is continuing to put a strain on the police. According to the latest RCIPS statistics, while fatal road collisions fell from six to four in the first half of 2016 compared to the same period last year, they were called out to 551 crashes during th [...]

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Figures reveal crime rising again

Figures reveal crime rising again

| 14/07/2016 | 30 Comments
(CNS): The RCIPS has released the half-year crime statistics for 2016, which reflect a more than 10% rise in overall crime on the same six months of last year, though burglaries and some other serious crimes have fallen. Acting Police Commissioner Anthony Ennis said the figures were discouraging but [...]

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Cops battle over 1,300 outstanding warrants

Cops battle over 1,300 outstanding warrants

| 14/07/2016 | 23 Comments
(CNS): The police’s battle with outstanding warrants is getting worse. According to the latest figures released by the courts to a local defence attorney Monday, 1,006 warrants have been issued to people who have failed to appear for either criminal or traffic cases in the court, and there are [...]

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