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Armed burglars break into George Town store

Two men, one apparently carrying a firearm, broke into a store in Party Lane in George Town Thursday night, police reported.
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Man admits firearm, cocaine charges

Javier Howell, 26, pleaded guilty on Friday to possession of an unlicensed firearm, six rounds of ammunition and 123 grams of cocaine with intent to supply.

Gun seized at West Bay home

Police seized a Walther .380 semiautomatic handgun during a search of a residence in West Bay Tuesday morning.

Husband remanded for firearm, wife bailed

A husband and wife in custody since last Wednesday appeared in Summary Court Monday, when the woman was granted bail on firearm charges and the man was remanded in custody.

Suspended sentence for woman photographed with gun

Kayla Powery Hewitt was given a suspended sentence Thursday on charges of possession of an unlicensed firearm related to a shooting outside Fete Night Club in February of last year.

Four arrested in separate drug import cases

Four people have been arrested in the past week attempting to sneak illegal drugs past Cayman Islands customs officials, the agency reported Monday.

Bail refused for firearm charge

Kenneth Sitaram, 25, appeared in Summary Court on Thursday charged with possession of an unlicensed firearm that was found in the car he was driving after police were called to an incident in George Town last week.

South Sound gun case to go to Grand Court

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.

NEW: Police search for weapon outside prison

Police responded to Northward Prison after it was reported that a visitor brought a gun into a prison checkpoint area.

Two more arrests made in Fete shooting case

Police made two more arrests Friday in connection with a Feb. 4 shooting outside Fete Nightclub that resulted in two injuries. A 19-year-old man and a 24-year-old woman, both from West Bay, were detained on suspicion of possession of an unlicensed firearm and attempted murder.
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Police seize illegal firearm in East End

A modified flare gun was seized during a police search at an East End home Wednesday. Police said officers executed a search warrant on John McLean Drive in the district, recovering a modified flare gun along with one live round of ammunition.

14 years for gun possession

A judge on Tuesday sentenced Jose Guadalupe Sanchez to 14 years in prison for two counts of gun possession.

Police seize 15th firearm of year

The Royal Cayman Islands Police Service seized its 15th illegal firearm during an operation in George Town on Friday.

Brothers sentenced to 34, 35 years for murder

Osbourne Wilfred Douglas was sentenced to 34 years’ imprisonment and his brother, Justin D’Angelo Ramoon, was sentenced to 35 years for the execution-style murder of Jason Charles Powery, 20, in 2015.

Six years for pointing fake gun at police

Gun crime is the “scourge of the Caribbean,” a judge warned as she sentenced a 23-year-old man to six years’ imprisonment for pointing an imitation firearm at police officers.

Man pleads guilty to ganja with intent

Two people arrested in Windsor Park last Tuesday for possession of approximately 100 pounds of ganja appeared in Summary Court on Friday morning. At 4 p.m., another defendant arrived, facing the same charge plus possession an unlicensed firearm.

Three acquitted of gun charge, sentenced for ganja

Justice Charles Quin found three men not guilty of possessing an unlicensed firearm and then sentenced them for the ganja in which the firearm had been found.

Murder witness gets 18 months for possession of pistol

A witness who acquired a gun for protection after giving evidence in a murder trial was sentenced Tuesday to 18 months in prison for possessing an unlicensed firearm. Justin Alvin Ebanks was subject to the mandatory minimum sentence of seven years after pleading guilty to possessing an unlicensed pistol and ammunition.

Two charged in year-old jewelry heist case

A West Bay man and woman have been charged in connection with the robbery of Mitzi’s Fine Jewelry nearly a year ago. The man, 31, has been charged with robbery and possession of an imitation firearm. The woman, 38, has been charged with robbery.

Man pleads guilty to firearm and ammo charges

Randy James Parchment pleaded guilty in Grand Court Friday to charges of possessing an unlicensed firearm and 50 rounds of ammunition.

Handgun, ammo charges go to Grand Court

Firearms charges against Randy James Parchment were committed to Grand Court on Monday after the defendant elected to have his matter heard in the higher court.

Senior immigration officer accused of harboring illegal immigrant

A senior Cayman Islands immigration officer, accused of harboring an illegal immigrant, was among five people arrested during a police raid Thursday morning in Savannah.

Brac customs officer arrested

Royal Cayman Islands Police Service officers arrested a Cayman Brac customs officer on suspicion of possessing an unlicensed firearm after a search of the man’s home Tuesday recovered the weapon, police said.

Quick arrests in recent violent attacks

Royal Cayman Islands Police have made quick arrests in a string of violent incidents that occurred around Grand Cayman since the start of August.

Gunshots fired in George Town

Shots were fired at a George Town apartment early Tuesday, but no one was hurt, according to the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service.

Police: Jamaican robbery suspects harbored locally

Two undocumented immigrant Jamaican nationals charged with robbing a money transfer business in Bodden Town earlier this month were being harbored at a local address, Royal Cayman Islands Police detectives confirmed Monday.

Not guilty verdict in firearm trial

A Grand Court jury on Tuesday found Tonie Elford Bush, 46, not guilty of possessing a Remington shotgun for which he had no license.

Defendant’s DNA on shotgun, jury told

A Grand Court jury began hearing evidence on Wednesday in the case of Tonie Elford Bush, who has pleaded not guilty to possession of an unlicensed firearm.

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