CRIME AND COURTS

Dad tells court he hit son because that’s how he was raised

A man who hit his son with a belt was sentenced on Wednesday after pleading guilty to assault causing actual bodily harm. The harm consisted of bruises and marks on the leg and buttocks of the boy, who was 8 years old at the time.

Host of all-night dominoes game fined for loud music

The host of an all-night dominoes game learned about the Towns and Communities Law when he was fined $200 this week for playing loud music. Adam Mark Anthony Ebanks pleaded “Guilty, but with circumstances” to the charge of making noise likely to cause disturbance in the neighborhood.

Mentally ill man kept at Northward Prison

A man who has been in and out of Cayman’s courts for more than a quarter-century probably will not be back in court anytime soon. Now in his 50s, he is in Northward Prison because he is of unsound mind.

Aunt sentenced for hitting 7-year-old with belt

A 7-year-old boy sent home from school for misbehaving was reported to police the next day as being the victim of an assault by the relative who had picked him up. The relative, a sister of the boy’s mother, appeared in Summary Court for sentencing this week before Magistrate Angelyn Hernandez.

Student fined for importing air rifle, no conviction recorded

A student who brought home an air rifle without a license to import it was fined $4,000 on Monday, but no conviction was recorded against him after the magistrate found there were exceptional circumstances.

Man stabbed at McField Square

Royal Cayman Islands Police are investigating a stabbing that occurred early Sunday in George Town’s McField Square. Officers responded to the report of a fight around 2 a.m., but found “no one” there when they arrived.

Court denies bail in attempted murder case

Randon Odell Davis was remanded in custody Monday after appearing in Summary Court on charges of attempted murder and wounding with intent to cause grievous bodily harm. The charges relate to an incident on Friday, Aug. 11, in the Watler’s Road area of George Town.

Fiber network dispute headed to court

There are more than 15,000 utility poles on Grand Cayman, all of which serve as potential nodes for fiber-optic cables. Telecom companies are eager to use those poles to expand their fiber networks, which would improve and expand their broadband internet services.

West Bay man denies firearm charges, except air guns

Chadwick Cameron Ebanks appeared in Grand Court on Friday when he entered pleas to an eight-count indictment that included seven charges for unlicensed firearms. Ebanks, 40, pleaded not guilty to being in possession of unlicensed items at his West Bay residence on July 6.

Visitor’s backpack stolen from beach

Thieves stole a visitor’s backpack from Tiki Beach on Seven Mile Beach Thursday while the man went for a swim. According to police, officers responded to a report of the theft just after 1:30 p.m. The swimmer had left his red backpack on the sand, along with other belongings.
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