Few arrests during Gustav

The Royal Cayman Islands Police Service arrested two men after police said they were found trying to take advantage of storm conditions over the weekend.

A 20-year old man was arrested for going equipped to steal, driving/riding without a license and taking a vehicle without the owner’s consent.

In a separate incident, a 22-year old man was also arrested for going equipped to steal and possession of an offensive weapon.

Most residents chose to stay indoors and there were no major incidents reported over the weekend.

The Sister Islands took the brunt of the storm and lost power in both Little Cayman and Cayman Brac.

“For some residents of the Sister Islands, Hurricane Gustav was the real thing,’ said Chief Inspector Patrick Beersingh. ‘They lost property, but fortunately, no lives or serious injury. For the Emergency Services, we were prepared and Gustav was an opportunity for us to learn and be even more prepared for the next event. The police had 100 per cent cooperation from all.’

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