Crime briefs: Gun found in vehicle search

Police: Gun found in vehicle search

Police officers investigating a damage to property call early Thursday found a handgun and a loaded magazine in a vehicle that had been at the scene of the crime.

Royal Cayman Islands Police were called to a Walkers Road gas station around 2:30 a.m. after a disturbance involving property damage was reported.

Some of the individuals involved in the incident left the gas station in a Honda Civic when police arrived. The car was stopped and searched by a police officer, who recovered a loaded magazine. The Honda’s driver ran off during the vehicle search and has not been found, police said. The handgun was found during a forensic examination of the Honda, which occurred later.

Two passengers in the Honda, a 23-year-old man and a 36-year-old woman, were arrested on suspicion of an unlicensed firearm and damage to property.

Man hurt in bottle-throwing attack

A man found lying on the ground near the entrance of Cayman Prep school early Thursday suffered a serious head injury after bottles were thrown at him, police said.

The assault was reported just before 2 a.m. on Smith Road in the vicinity of Tropical Plaza in George Town.

Officers found the victim on the ground, bleeding from the head when they arrived. The man was still hospitalized as of Thursday afternoon.

Man arrested at BT beach

Police officers arrested a George Town man Wednesday at Coe Wood Beach in Bodden Town on suspicion of drug possession.

Police said searches of a vehicle by the police K-9 unit located what officers believed to be ganja in the vehicle. The 47-year-old man who owned the vehicle was arrested on suspicion of possessing ganja with intent to supply and other related offenses.

Police officers have been investigating community complaints about noise and antisocial behavior on the public beach, particularly at night and at the weekends. The George Town man was arrested as part of one of those operations.

Break-in at Brac Water Authority

Burglars hit the Cayman Brac office of the Water Authority – Cayman sometime over the long weekend.

The office was closed for part of Tuesday while the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service investigated the burglary. “Our offices were able to resume customer service transactions on Tuesday afternoon,” Authority Deputy Director Tom van Zanten said.

The RCIPS said the burglary was reported around 8 a.m. Tuesday. “A quantity of cash was taken from the property,” the police reported.

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