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Cops investigate three shootings, no injuries reported

Police confirmed they are investigating three shooting incidents, all of which occurred in the early hours of Monday morning, one in West Bay and two in George Town.

Walton: Time to say ‘enough is enough’ on gun crime

Four out of the seven shooting incidents that have occurred since April, in which two people were killed and 14 wounded, were gang-related, Deputy Police Commissioner Kurt Walton has confirmed.

Suspected drug boat crashes near Ocean Club

A boat, believed to be carrying illegal drugs, was discovered crashed on the ironshore Saturday morning in the vicinity of Ocean Club condos.

Police clampdown after alarming rise in knife crime

In a packed bar, a young man brazenly waves a hunting knife in an image that police warn symbolises an alarming escalation in knife...

Man charged with wounding as murder investigation continues

A 28-year-old man has been charged with wounding in connection with an assault that took place in the early hours of Saturday, shortly before the fatal stabbing of Recordo Lionel Pars at the Strand shopping centre.

Police respond to armed robbery at bus stop

Police have issued an appeal for victims to come forward following a report of a suspected armed robbery at a George Town bus stop on Wednesday night.

Police seize 241 pounds of ganja

Police seized 241 pounds of ganja and detained two suspects, one of whom had attempted to evade arrest, during a police operation on Friday night.

Man stabbed at gas station

A man has been hospitalised in serious but stable condition after an early morning stabbing at a service station on Monday. It is the second violent...

Man hospitalised after ‘serious assault’

A man has been hospitalised following an assault turned violent at a service station on Shamrock Road Saturday morning.

2019 crime stats: Rise in sex crimes, traffic offences

While Cayman recorded less than a 1% increase in the total number of crimes reported last year compared to 2018, certain offences such as sex crimes and traffic violations were on the rise, according to the latest annual statistics issued by the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service.
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Shots fired, machete attack in West Bay

A man's hand was "almost severed" in a machete attack in West Bay Thursday morning triggered by rising tensions among gang members, according to Police Commissioner Derek Byrne.

Concerns grow despite drop in domestic violence reports

Local authorities have seen a dip in domestic violence and child abuse reports since the start of Cayman’s shelter-in-place and curfew regulations.
Wanted man Joseph Hurlston.

Update: Wanted man Joseph Hurlston arrested

Police are seeking the public's help in locating Joseph Vandell Hurlston. 

Cayman Brac man charged with rape

A 24-year-old Cayman Brac resident has been remanded in custody after appearing on rape and other sexual assault related offences on Monday.

Police prepping for spike in domestic violence reports

Police Commissioner Derek Byrne has assured that law and order remains stable in Cayman even as thousands are facing dwindling finances in the wake of the collapse of the tourism industry due to border closures.

BREAKING: Stabbing at Camana Bay

One person sustained non-life threatening injuries after being stabbed Saturday at Camana Bay. Police are currently on the scene in George Town. According the RCIPS the...

Police: ‘Public figure’ being investigated in alleged assault on woman

A woman suffered minor injuries early Saturday in an alleged assault involving an individual whom police described as a “public figure”.

Man shot in George Town

One man has been wounded in a suspected shooting in George Town, according to 911 officials.
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Man stabbed in Bodden Town

A man has been stabbed in Bodden Town.

12 arrested for gambling

Police arrest 12 people in relation to illegal gambling after executing a search warrant at a bar in George Town.

Three held for GT murder

Police have detained three suspects in connection with the murder of a Sri Lankan man over the weekend.

Weekend stabbings send two to hospital

Two men are left nursing stab wounds following two separate incidents on Saturday in George Town. A police statement on Monday said the first incident...

Police arrest suspect in jewellery store theft

Police arrested one of two suspects in Monday's jewery store robbery in George Town.
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More charges for Blake and Watson

Former Cayman Islands Football Association executives Bruce Blake and Canover Watson returned to court Friday to face two new charges. Initially, they faced a seven-count...
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Man shot in George Town

A man suffered a serious injury after being shot Friday evening in George Town.

EDITORIAL – Please, no more reports on the causes of crime

The tools allotted to the police, the courts and our prisons, unfortunately but realistically, are very crude tools indeed. They are fashioned to deal with malefactors AFTER they have misbehaved.

EDITORIAL – Hit and run: The latest assault on law enforcement

This dual degradation of the public’s respect for police, and the police’s relationship with the public, is an extremely troubling trend that if left unchecked, could and will erode the cultural cornerstone of law and order.

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EDITORIAL – Tinted windows: RCIPS can see clearly now …

The Royal Cayman Islands Police Service’s crackdown on illegally tinted windows may seem like a small thing, but it sends a message that Cayman is a country of laws that are in place to be obeyed – not to be ignored, inconsistently enforced or “winked at.”

Prison ganja

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EDITORIAL – Gun amnesty: One tool in our fight against crime

Will this month’s gun amnesty rid Cayman of the scourge of illegal firearms? Not entirely. Still, it is a worthwhile effort.

Crime statistics

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Mail Call: Violent crimes

All of Grand Cayman is talking about a recent string of violent crimes, and what might be done to make our island safe again.

Cayman crime

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EDITORIAL – A heinous attack on all law-abiding Cayman citizens

Last Sunday’s arson targeting a senior member of the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service was far more than a crime. It is a symptom of an unacceptable fraying of respect for law enforcement.

Visitor robbed near Public Beach

A man visiting Grand Cayman was robbed by “two masked young men” near Public Beach on Wednesday night.

Chicken to go

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Woman stabbed repeatedly at dive shop

A woman working at an East End dive shop was stabbed multiple times Thursday evening, the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service reported.

Police raid in West Bay nets drugs, firearms

Four weapons and what the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service described as a “large amount of ganja” were seized during a raid at a West Bay home Thursday.

Judge asks for public’s help with firearms ‘scourge’

After sending four men to prison for possession of unlicensed handguns on Friday, Justice Michael Wood asked the public for help in wiping out what he called a firearm "scourge."

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EDITORIAL – Preventing crime: We already have the road map

An outbreak of a deadly virus must be fought on two equally important fronts: Treating those who have been infected and preventing the spread of pathogens to healthy people.

Robbers hit George Town food store

An armed man held up the Reflections Food-4-Less store on MacLendon Drive in George Town during the pre-dawn hours Thursday.

EDITORIAL – The quality of Cayman crime: (Not good enough!)

The Cayman Islands is one of the world’s foremost offshore financial centers, home to complex multibillion-dollar corporate structures. Accordingly, you would think that the crimes committed here would tend to be really smart. Not so.

Armed robbery of Walkers Road gas station

Early Friday morning, two masked men armed with a handgun robbed the Rubis gas station on Walkers Road.
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Crime stats: Burglaries down, gun crimes up

The Royal Cayman Islands Police Service got burglaries under control during 2016, but an increase in gun crimes for the year has the department...

NEW: Murder, weapons charges filed in hostage case

A West Bay man was charged late Monday with murder and firearms offenses in connection with Saturday's deadly shooting and hostage-taking incident.

UPDATED: Two charged with possessing cocaine with intent to supply

A man and a woman were arrested Tuesday on suspicion of possessing cocaine and ganja with intent to supply. Officers stopped a vehicle on the Esterley Tibbetts Highway, near the Strand. When police searched the car, they found a substance suspected to be cocaine.

North Side ‘snowbirds’ return to burgled homes

Seven burglaries and one attempted burglary have been reported to police in the Rum Point area of North Side district within a month, leading police commanders to reopen the district police station in response to community fears about crime.

Perpetrators among us

I feel compelled to write this from a place of humanity or rather a love of all animal beings, compassion, love and need for change. The recent events of the assaults at the Equestrian Centre have deeply affected my family and spurred a sense of urgency that the perpetrators are apprehended and made accountable for their actions. This disgusting crime has bred a fear in me that no parent should feel.

EDITORIAL – Commissioner Byrne: Welcome, make yourself at home

Thanks largely to the efforts of previous leaders, including ex-Police Commissioner David Baines and Acting Commissioner Anthony Ennis, we can assert authoritatively that our streets are safe, our property is secure, and the Rule of Law prevails. It is crucial that we keep it that way. It is with great confidence that we entrust that duty to Commissioner Derek Byrne.

Police expect more arrests in Manderson killing

Police descended on the Nectar nightclub in the early hours of Saturday morning, exactly a week since Justin Manderson was gunned down near the club on West Bay Road. More than a dozen police officers spent about two hours after midnight canvassing the area around Seven Mile Shops.

Man shot and killed in Seven Mile Beach area

A 24-year-old West Bay resident, identified as Justin Manderson, was shot and killed early Saturday morning on West Bay Road.

‘I did not touch her,’ accused teacher says

A high school teacher accused of indecently assaulting three of his female student told a court Thursday, “I did not touch her,” when asked about interaction during a class with one of the complainants. Asked about a second girl, who testified that he had touched her breast, he said she never called him over to her desk for help with her work, as she had said, and he never touched her.
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Man arrested for George Town robberies

A Bodden Town man was arrested Wednesday in connection with two armed robberies on Sept. 9.
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Sunday shooting is second in GT in last month

The Royal Cayman Islands Police Service is searching for the shooter involved in an attack outside a George Town bar Sunday night.

Armed robberies reported in George Town

Police in George Town responded to two separate robberies on Friday night, both involving firearms.

Bail denied for pair charged with possessing 200 pounds of ganja

Bail was denied on Wednesday afternoon for a man and a woman charged with possession and possession with intent to supply over 200 pounds of ganja.

Top immigration staffers face litany of legal accusations

Allegations of crime, drunk driving, other traffic-related charges and accusations of administrative wrongdoing have been made against several staffers – most of them in senior positions – in the Cayman Islands Immigration Department, with some cases dragging on for years.

Police make arrest in East End beating

An East End man was arrested Wednesday in connection with an attack last weekend that left a man in a coma.

Trial in indecent assaults case may wait until 2017

More delays in the case of a teacher’s aide accused of indecently assaulting primary school girls may put off a trial until next year, a magistrate said Wednesday.

Government clerk cleared on 24 charges

A former government clerk was cleared this week on multiple counts of stealing administrative fees from applicants for naturalization in the Cayman Islands.

Judge sums up $50k theft case

After a week of hearing evidence and arguments, Justice Marva McDonald-Bishop told the six-member jury that they would have to weigh circumstantial evidence when considering the case of a government clerk accused of stealing more than $50,000 from citizenship applications.

Teen pleads not guilty to robbing store twice

A teenager pleaded not guilty Friday to charges that he robbed the same employee at the same West Bay minimart in March and April of this year.

A day in the life of Summary Court

Tuesday, July 12 – It has already been a long day in Summary Court by the time Kurtney Johnson, an incorrigible drug addict who has just been sentenced to two years in prison for a spree of cocaine-fueled burglaries, rises to give a brief heartfelt speech of thanks.

Police arrest 35 in ‘extremely busy weekend’

Police say they made 35 arrests between Friday and Monday morning for a variety of criminal activity, from drunk driving to assault. Twenty of those arrests were on Friday, according to a press release.

Former Bodden Town candidate suspected of indecent assault on a minor

Errington Albert Webster, 54, was arrested Sunday on suspicion of indecent assault and gross indecency with a minor in connection with a videotaped incident that was distributed last week on social media.

In Cayman, 9% don’t have A/C, and other facts at a glance

Cayman Islands government agencies collect all sorts of data every day, publishing much of it across more than a dozen websites.

Robberies rise, burglaries decrease

Robberies increased by more than 60 percent while reported burglaries dropped by some 34 percent, according to half-year crime statistics that represent a mixed bag for the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service.

Gov’t clerk accused of $50K theft

Prosecutors allege former government clerk Atisa Ebanks stole more than $50,000 meant to pay for citizenship applications, and falsifying receipts for almost two years. In...

Students attend Youth Crime Prevention Day

Shortly before taking their summer break this year, hundreds of high school students learned about the consequences of making bad life choices during Youth Crime Prevention Day.

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