CRIME AND COURTS
Police arrest 12 people in relation to illegal gambling after executing a search warrant at a bar in George Town.
The Royal Cayman Islands Police Service has launched a digital forensic hub, making Cayman a cybercrime-investigating focal point for all overseas territories.
A 68-year-old George Town man has been arrested in relation to a fatal accident that claimed the life of Henry Schucair Robinson.
Police have kicked off its the annual holiday crackdown which will see officers hitting the streets in greater numbers to nab drunk drivers and traffic offenders.
Sean-Michael McDonald, 35, of George Town has been charged with two counts of manslaughter and one count of assault causing actual bodily harm following a boat collision in August in which two people died.
A judge cleared Elton David Webster of George Town on charges of possession of an unlicensed firearm and ammunition on Wednesday. A Glock 17 9mm handgun and 59 rounds of ammunition had been recovered during a police operation at Webster’s Prospect home in April 2018. Police found the gun and bullets in a bag that was wrapped in a towel and placed behind a microwave, the court heard.
A Grand Court jury of five women and two men returned unanimous not guilty verdicts against charges of forgery and uttering a false document.
Daniel Ezra Meeks, 34, pleaded not guilty to a charge of misconduct in a public office. Acting Deputy Director of Public Prosecutions Candia James-Malcolm who is serving as Crown counsel in the trial, told Justice Linda Dobbs that Meeks’ actions were deliberate, and he tried to take advantage of the complainant because she was vulnerable.
Jeremy Ralph Parchman, 20, of West Bay and Shimar Kelly, 22, of George Town are jointly charged with one count of manslaughter. Kevin Parchman, 24, who has been charged in relation to the same incident faces a single count of assault causing actual bodily harm.
The detainees in connection with the murder of Dinesh Asanka Fernando of Sri Lanka made their first court apparence on Friday 6 Dec.