New Year operation a success

It was a pretty tame New Years weekend according to the RCIPS.

The celebrations to bring in 2010 passed peacefully and safely for tens of thousands of people on the Cayman Islands – however for a very small minority the celebrations were cut short as they found themselves spending the holiday weekend in the police cells courtesy of RCIPS.

A total of 26 people were arrested over the weekend for a variety of offences including outstanding warrants, traffic offences, disorderly conduct, possession of drugs, suspicion of burglary, and traffic offences. This number includes four people arrested for DUI on New Year’s Eve.

Increased police patrols and road blocks were conducted over the holiday weekend to ensure everyone made it to and from their destinations safely.

The combination of high visibility patrolling and our zero tolerance approach to crime meant that the few who did commit crime were quickly arrested and will now face court.’ Said Chief Inspector Angelique Howell, the officer in charge of the New Years Eve operation.