CRIME AND COURTS
John Brandon Smith appeared in Summary Court on Tuesday, when he elected to have firearm charges against him tried in Grand Court. The unlicensed handgun and 12 rounds of ammunition were found by police in the South Sound home of a local businessman on May 2.
More than half of the burglary reports islandwide in May occurred in Bodden Town, and the crimes have mostly been at residential properties during daytime, according to the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service. Unlocked and forced doors and windows have been the most common modes of entry for burglars at residential properties.
Eight people graduated last week from Cayman’s Drug Rehabilitation Court after a process described as “a lot of work … not a quick fix … no easy ride.” Those were the words of Magistrate Valdis Foldats, who has presided over the majority of weekly drug court sessions in recent years.
A man accused of damaging a policeman’s personal vehicle returned to Summary Court Tuesday, when the charge against him was amended to show that the value of the damage was more than $3,000.
A sentence for attempted burglary became a lengthy procedure last week when Magistrate Kirsty-Ann Gunn and defense attorney Nicholas Dixey aired all the factors pertaining to Levi Ambrose Powell, who was found guilty in February after trial.
Trevino Tennyson Bodden was sentenced on Friday to serve a minimum of 28 years imprisonment for the 2006 murder of two brothers in East End: Brenard Scott, 36 known as "Chicken Bone"; and Roy Renold Pearson, 48.
Lewis Molson Ebanks, who pleaded not guilty more than two years ago, was discharged last week on a charge of forgery.
A man who has been visiting the Cayman Islands since 1983 appeared in Summary Court on Thursday charged with possession of an unlicensed firearm – a 9mm bullet.
Royal Cayman Islands Police are asking the public’s assistance in tracking down a car that was stolen from the parking lot of the Marriott resort on West Bay Road.
An armed man held up the Reflections Food-4-Less store on MacLendon Drive in George Town during the pre-dawn hours Thursday.