Police tackle outstanding warrants

Police say they are cracking down on outstanding warrants, of which there are currently 761.

Over the past month, since mid-October, officers from the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service cleared 82 of the warrants, most of which were made up of default of payments and fines on traffic offenses and other matters.

In a statement released Friday, police said, “A large number of failures to comply with Court orders results in delays in the progression of the judicial system and has a negative impact on its ability to fulfill important functions.”

Police appealed to people with outstanding payments to the court to pay their fines “before we are compelled to execute a warrant at their home or place of work.”

Chief Superintendent Kurt Walton said compliance with court orders “is not optional. If an individual ignores a summons to court, then we have an arrest warrant to execute, without exception.”

Police are advising people who are uncertain whether they have outstanding court matters to visit the Criminal Registry Office at the Judicial Administration Building, between 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Mondays through Fridays or call on 949-4296.