Drivers are being warned by the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service about repeated incidents of rock-throwing that have occurred in the last few weeks in Cayman’s Eastern Districts
Police have recently responded to three reports that came in between 3.20am and 3.35am. Each victim reported that their vehicle had been hit as they drove on Shamrock Road in the vicinity of Kelly’s Apartments and Rankin’s Jerk Centre.
‘This is extremely dangerous behaviour which could result in serious injury or death,’ said RCIPS Inspector Ian Yearwood. ‘We appeal to the public to be vigilant when using these roads and report any incidents to police immediately.’
Mr. Yearwood also asked parents to make sure they know where their children are and what they are doing at all times.
‘If this is being done by young people, they might not fully understand the seriousness of what they are doing,’ he said. ‘I ask all parents and guardians in the area to speak with their children to be sure they understand how dangerous this situation is.’
A juvenile who had been arrested in connection with previous incidents of rock throwing has been released on bail by the police.
Police said these recent cases of rock tossing were not believed to be related to rock hurling incidents that occurred on Kipling Street in 2007 and 2008.
Mr. Yearwood said there are distinct differences between this situation and the one seen on Kipling Street.
‘The people throwing these rocks are targeting people randomly,’ he said. ‘There is no rhyme or reason to what they are doing, which suggests it is likely young people who are bored and looking to entertain themselves in some way.’
Anyone with information about the rock throwing is asked to contact Bodden Town police station on 947-2220 or Crime Stoppers on 800-8477 (TIPS).