Three nabbed in police chase

Three men who led police on a short chase over the weekend are now in custody on suspicion of drugs and firearms offences.

Royal Cayman Islands Police Officers said the driver of a Honda Civic motor car refused to stop at the check point in Rock Hole, George Town just before 1am Sunday. The car sped off toward McField Lane.

Police officers began following the Honda; the officers signaling with lights and sirens for the driver of the car to stop. Police said the driver continued to Mary Street and then School Road – still speeding and overtaking other vehicles in an apparent attempt to evade the police.

As the vehicle approached the junction of School Road and McField Lane, the backlog of vehicular and pedestrian traffic caused the car to stop, police said. Officers immediately approached the Civic and, as a result of subsequent searches of the individuals and the car, a quantity of ganja and a number of rounds of ammunition were recovered.

All three occupants of the car, males aged 21, 23 and 31 years, have been arrested on suspicion of possession and consumption of ganja and firearms offences. They remain in police custody while enquiries are ongoing.

“The static road check was part of our high visibility approach in the George Town area,” said Chief Inspector Richard Barrow. “These types of checks have two specific objectives; one is to provide a reassuring presence for the public and businesses,
and the other is to detect offenders.”

“The officers carried out their duties in full compliance with the RCIPS pursuit policies. Our high visibility approach and random static road checks will continue throughout the George Town area.”