Police seize flare gun

The Royal Cayman Islands Police Service made several arrests during a crackdown on firearms and drugs in the last week, including the arrest of a man for possession of a firearm, and possession of a firearm with intent and criminal damage.

At around 10:45pm on Sunday 17 August, the 911 Emergency Communications Centre received a call from a woman stating that a man with a gun was attempting to break into her home.

Police were dispatched and were told the 55-year-old man had broken into the residence and fired shots from a flare gun before fleeing the scene. A short time later the suspect turned himself in, the flare gun was recovered, and he was arrested.

‘People need to know that a flare gun has the potential to be a very dangerous weapon and anyone using one in a manner that was not intended will be prosecuted to the full length of the law,’ said Detective Superintendent Kurt Walton.

As a result of an operation carried out by the RCIPS additional arrests included:

*A 20-year-old man for possession of ganja, possession of cocaine with intent to supply and suspicion of consumption of a controlled drug.

*A 24-year-old man for suspicion of DUI, disorderly conduct at a police station and resisting arrest

*A 39-year-old male for Burglary and Resisting Arrest.