CRIME AND COURTS
A young man charged with burglary at a commercial premises told police he was “framed” with his own blood, Magistrate Kirsty-Ann Gunn heard when the matter came before her on Friday.
All current Grand Court Jurors who are in the April-July session are advised that the report date of Monday, April 23 has been changed and they are not required to attend.
Burglaries at homes and businesses rose nearly 20 percent last year while attempted break-ins went up more than 30 percent, according to new statistics released by Cayman police.
Michelle Bouchard, who was found guilty two years ago of stealing money from an elderly man she had been living with, was ordered on Wednesday to pay more than $2.23 million to the man or his estate.
A man who ran from police officers while concealing a package of cocaine in his pocket is still being sought by the Royal Cayman Islands Police.
Half a dozen vehicles were broken into during the overnight period between Tuesday and Wednesday, according to the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service.
Andrei James Challenger and James Rolin Challenger, who are charged in the animal cruelty case involving a dog named Dora, appeared in Summary Court on Thursday where they received a new court date.
A teenager was arrested Thursday in connection with a robbery at West Bay’s Batabano Plaza, the Royal Cayman Islands Police reported.
The Cayman Islands Court of Appeal sentenced Seth O’Neil Watler to immediate imprisonment of 12 months on Wednesday, after finding his original suspended sentence for knocking a police officer unconscious “unduly lenient.”
A George Town man was arrested Wednesday on suspicion of arson in connection with Tuesday’s fire involving two police vehicles.