Police roundup: Fire at North Sound home

A house fire broke out just after dawn Saturday in the Newlands area of Grand Cayman.

At about 6.45am, emergency services were called to the fire on Sunrose Street, North Sound Estates, police said.

Those inside the house were asleep after having a party Friday night. Police said they were alerted by the smell of smoke 
coming from a first floor bathroom.

Police said an occupant of the house put out the fire/smoke and returned to bed. However, a short while later he was again alerted by neighbours and fire officers that the house was on fire.

No one was injured and the fire was put out by the Cayman Islands Fire Service. There was no word on what caused the blaze.

Drugs found in car

An early morning police traffic stop led to the discovery of what Royal Cayman Islands Police Service officers believed to be cocaine.

The RCIPS Operational Support Unit officers searched a black Pontiac at around 1.30am Saturday on Shamrock Road in the Red Bay area. A 25-year-old man and a 35-year-old woman were arrested after the police search resulted in the discovery of “white substances resembling cocaine in powder and rock form”.

Police said both suspects were arrested on suspicion of possession of cocaine with intent to supply and suspicion of consumption of controlled drugs.

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