Four arrested in Bodden Town district

Four people were arrested over 24 hours in the Bodden Town district on charges related to three separate incidents, police said.

According to a statement released by the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service on Thursday, officers went to arrest a 44-year-old Bodden Town man on a warrant on Wednesday after he had defaulted on fines connected to possession of ganja and illegal gambling for selling lottery tickets. When police arrested him, he allegedly had ganja, cash and lottery tickets.

Police spokeswoman Jacqueline Carpenter said the man was then arrested on suspicion for ganja possession and illegal gambling.

Police said they also arrested a 39-year-old Jamaican man Wednesday evening for overstaying. Ms. Carpenter said the matter is being handled by the Immigration Department.

Two other two arrests were made Thursday morning in Midland Acres in Bodden Town related to a motor vehicle accident on July 15 when a driver hit a tree in the vicinity of Beach Bay Road. Police arrested a 24-year-old Bodden Town man on suspicion of leaving the scene of an accident, theft of a motorbike, handling stolen goods, possession of ganja and other traffic offenses. The man, Ms. Carpenter said, allegedly “was on a stolen motorcycle that crashed fairly spectacularly a couple weeks ago, broke the bike in half, and then somehow walked away before police got there.”

A 30-year-old woman, also of Bodden Town, was with the man when he was arrested. Police said she was arrested on suspicion of ganja possession.

All four were in police custody as of Thursday afternoon, police said.