Man arrested in police car arson

The scene of Tuesday's arson fire involving two RCIPS vehicles. Photo; Brent Fuller

A George Town man was arrested Wednesday on suspicion of arson in connection with Tuesday’s fire involving two police vehicles.

The 32-year-old man had not been charged and was in police custody as of press time Wednesday. He was arrested around 3 a.m. Wednesday, police said.

The two new Royal Cayman Islands Police cars being outfitted for patrol service at a George Town auto dealership were set on fire early Tuesday.

One of the police cars was severely damaged by the fire which broke out where it was parked inside the security fence on the south side of the Vampt Motors Ford-Toyota dealership lot on Walkers Road. The second police vehicle, also parked in the same area, had its interior seats and steering wheel damaged by flames.

Four police vehicles were parked at the dealership lot at the time the fire broke out, but only two were damaged.

No one was injured and the vehicles were unoccupied at the time they caught fire, around 2:45 a.m. Tuesday.

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  1. This story, in my opinion should make all of Cayman sit up and take notice. Camanians, residents, officials and of course especially the Police and the Governor who has spoken already about working to combat crime in Cayman.

    This utter disrespect and outright attack of the Royal Cayman Islands Police is a terrifying and shows there is an element on the island that has no respect for those who we entrust to protect us every day, every way. Without a natural respect for our Police Service, we as Caymanians will be doomed to the horrific situation that American Police face every time they leave their homes to do their jobs.

    Please, please, please do not let this happen to our beautiful islands. We all have a great deal to lose if this continues.