CRIME AND COURTS

Man says he was framed for burglary with his own blood

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.

Jury notice

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.

NEW: After four-year decline, burglaries back on rise

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.

Bouchard ordered to pay $2.23 million

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.

Cops on lookout for West Bay man

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.
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Rash of car break-ins around Grand Cayman

Half a dozen vehicles were broken into during the overnight period between Tuesday and Wednesday, according to the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service.

Duo charged in dog cruelty case receive new court date

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.

Teen arrested in Batabano Plaza robbery

A teenager was arrested Thursday in connection with a robbery at West Bay’s Batabano Plaza, the Royal Cayman Islands Police reported.

Appeals court jails man for 12 months for knocking policeman unconscious

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.”

Man arrested in police car arson

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