Crime roundup: Man charged in fake firearm case

A 22-year-old man will be celebrating his birthday Monday in jail after being charged Friday following an incident where another man was threatened with a gun.

The Royal Cayman Islands Police Service said just after midnight Sunday, 9 October, two men were involved in a fight on Woods Close in Bodden Town. During the dustup, police said the 22-year-old threatened another man with what appeared to be a firearm.

In court Friday, Jovin Omar Fuentes was charged with possession of an imitation firearm with intent to commit an offence. The incident the charges related to was said to have occurred in the parking lot of a Bodden Town bar.

Fuentes also faces a theft charge in an unrelated case from 7 October, where he is alleged to have taken a BlackBerry from a local restaurant.

Ganja found

An early morning road check by officers in the Eastern Districts on Wednesday led to the arrest of a man who supplied a false name to officers and the recovery of a quantity of ganja, the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service said.

Shortly after 4am on Wednesday, officers who were on routine patrol in the Savannah area saw a white Honda Accord driving at high speed. The officers followed the vehicle and instructed the driver to stop.

When the officers spoke to the driver he provided them with a false name. A subsequent search of the car led to the discovery of more than one pound of ganja in the trunk of the vehicle.

The 30-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of possession of ganja with intent to supply, consumption of ganja, and providing a false name to police officers.

During the dustup, police said the 22-year-old threatened another man with what appeared to be a firearm.

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