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Police gear up for election season

As Cayman's election season gets into its stride, in run-up to the 14 April, a team of police investigators are on hand in case their services are required.

UPDATE: Missing swimmer located and in ‘good health’

A swimmer reported missing this morning has been located and is in "good health". Police have confirmed that Cole Morgan has been found and is safe and well.
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Woman in serious condition after stabbing in George Town

A woman remained in serious but stable condition Monday at the Cayman Islands Hospital after an early morning stabbing in George Town.

$400K ganja-importation trial begins

The trial of two men accused of importing 400 pounds of ganja began in the Summary Court on Monday, 24 Aug.

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.

Reserve force helped solve police manpower shortages

As the coronavirus crisis took over the Cayman Islands in early March, police found themselves facing a manpower shortage. Officers from across the uniformed services left their day jobs and stepped up to fill th breach.

Residents speak out after near miss with COVID-19

Residents of a George Town apartment complex describe what it was like awaiting COVID-19 tests after a neighbour who tested positive failed to self-isolate.

Police to hold community clinics in eastern districts

The Royal Cayman Islands Police Service will be begin holding twice-weekly community clinics in North Side and East End, from Thursday, 13 Feb.
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Two stabbed in East End brawl

Two men were stabbed during a fight near a bar on Sea View Road in East End shortly after midnight on Monday.

Police crack down on drunk driving after brunch

Those looking to sip a few bubbles at Sunday brunch, beware – police say they’re cracking down on motorists who have had too many mimosas.

Police seize 400 pounds of ganja

Police seized more than 400 pounds of ganja, with a street value of $400,000, after stopping a vessel at sea on Saturday morning.
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Man shot in George Town

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

Updated: Police find body of missing boater

Search and rescue personnel were looking for a missing person following a fatal boat crash late Sunday night near the Prospect area of North Sound, police said.

Man injured in Wave Runner explosion

Police said a man suffered minor injuries Wednesday morning after a Wave Runner he was riding exploded.

Updated: Man arrested for North Side murder

Police are confirming reports of a death in the North Side area.

NEW: Child hit by police Taser probes at NS event

A child was struck by probes from a police Taser weapon Friday morning during a career fair event at the Edna Moyle Primary School on Grand Cayman.

EDITORIAL – Illegal motorbikers: Police must take back control of our roads

With every incident, it becomes increasingly clear that current means, methods and strategies are not capable of dealing effectively with Cayman’s menacing motorbikes.
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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.

UPDATED: Two people shot outside bar on Eastern Avenue

An early morning shooting on Eastern Avenue left two people injured Thursday.

UPDATE: Serious collision closes Birch Tree Hill Road

Birch Tree Hill Road has been closed due to a "serious motor vehicle collision" that occurred this morning.
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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...

Men bailed in East End police assault case

Two men accused of assaulting police and threatening to kill them were granted conditional bail when they appeared in Summary Court on Thursday morning. Aaron Kenroy Dwain Solomon, 31, and Jaron Calvin Solomon, 28, were charged in connection with an incident at an East End residence on Monday, Feb. 6.
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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.

UPDATE: Shooting outside Seven Mile Beach night club

One man was shot and another man hit with a gun early Saturday morning outside Fete night club on West Bay Road in the Seven Mile Beach area.

UPDATED SUNDAY: Man arrested after deadly shooting, hostage situation

Police officers are currently in a standoff situation with a suspect following a shooting in West Bay this afternoon.

Police looking for armed robbers

Police are on the lookout for two people who attempted to rob a money transfer vehicle Saturday night outside Cayman National Bank on Elgin Avenue.

Charges allege ‘reckless’ dirt bike riding

In what may end up being a test case for the Cayman courts, a dirt bike rider has been arrested and charged with a number of traffic offenses related to an incident that occurred Sunday, Nov. 27, on Grand Cayman.

Domestic violence spikes as holidays near

Domestic violence reports spiked this month, with an average of three or four calls a night, according to police.

Man loses eye in West Bay fight

A man lost vision in his right eye after a fight in West Bay on Monday, police reported.

Teens arrested in motorbike theft at Kimpton

Police arrested two teenagers Monday in connection with the theft of a motorbike from the Kimpton Seafire resort parking lot.

New ombudsman given power to investigate police

A government ombudsman’s office, expected to be created under new legislation early next year, will be given the power to investigate public complaints against police officers – including the police commissioner.

Man pleads not guilty to assaulting officer

A trial has been set for April 19 for a man accused of assaulting a senior police officer at a traffic roadblock earlier this month.

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.

Red Bay jerk stand robbed

Police are searching for two armed robbers who officers said held up a jerk stand in George Town late Saturday. No one was injured.

Man arrested for teen rape

Police arrested a 32-year-old man accused of raping and indecently assaulting a teenage girl last week.

Police warn about handling cash in holiday season

The Royal Cayman Islands Police Service is warning businesses to exercise caution over the busy holiday season while handling larger than usual amounts of cash.

Holiday crackdown nets dozens of traffic tickets

Police arrested seven people and issued more than two dozen traffic tickets in the first week of the holiday season crackdown.

Theft suspect chased down on ‘getaway bus’

A woman whose cellphone was stolen Monday enlisted the help of a passing motorist to chase down the suspect, who had boarded a public bus as his getaway vehicle, the Royal Cayman Islands Police reported.

Officer sues over dog bite during Cuban breakout

A police officer is attempting to sue a local security firm, claiming she was bitten by one of its dogs amid chaotic scenes as a group of Cubans tried to escape from the Immigration Detention Center.

Police traffic chief assaulted at roadblock

The head of the Royal Cayman Islands Police traffic unit, Inspector Ian Yearwood, suffered two broken teeth after being assaulted at a police traffic checkpoint over the weekend, according to a police statement.

Snorkeler dies off George Town

A 69-year-old man from the United States died Sunday evening while snorkeling off Eden Rock in George Town, police reported.

Man attacked with machete

A 58-year-old man was arrested Saturday in connection with a machete attack that morning in central George Town.

RCIPS suspends three police constables

Three Royal Cayman Islands Police officers have been suspended from duty following separate convictions for either common assault or assault causing actual bodily harm stemming from incidents that occurred during the course of their jobs.

Police warn of tool thefts

Police sent an alert to the media this week warning of tool thefts around Grand Cayman. Officers note they received two theft reports last weekend.

Officers’ second use of taser was excessive, court finds

Police officers Austin Etienne and Cardiff Robinson were found guilty of common assault on Tuesday, following a trial in which they said they had used their tasers on a suspect because they feared for their safety and the safety of fellow officers.

High-intensity Laser hits police helicopter

A green laser hit the police helicopter while it flew over West Bay Friday night, police reported.

Man arrested in connection with hit-and-run

A 26-year-old George Town man is out on bail after being arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence and leaving the scene of an accident, in connection with a hit-and-run incident in which a cyclist was seriously injured.

Arrest made in fight at Camana Bay

A fight broke out among several young men along Market Street at Camana Bay around 11:30 p.m. Saturday, police reported, and one youth said his phone was stolen. The attackers ran away before security arrived.

‘Nectar is dead’: Troubled nightclub forced to close its doors

Nectar nightclub in Seven Mile Shops on West Bay Road closed its doors Tuesday following demands from mall owners that the club shut down. The call came following the Oct. 1 fatal shooting of Justin Manderson on the mall property.

FBI offers $10,000 reward in disappearance of comic book artist

The U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation this week announced a US$10,000 reward for information about Norman Lee, an artist who worked for Marvel Comics and DC Comics, who went missing in the waters off East End on March 5, 2015.

Police seek stolen car

Police are requesting the help of the public to track down a stolen car.

Police awarded for bravery, professionalism

Eight Royal Cayman Islands Police Service officers were recognized last week for their bravery and professionalism while performing lifesaving efforts in the line of duty.

Police investigate shots fired at West Bay house

The Royal Cayman Islands Police Service reports that it is investigating an incident in West Bay at which shots appear to have been fired at a home in Water Course Road.

Police officers argue age, nationality discrimination

A human rights case of 10 Caymanian police officers who claim they were discriminated against on the grounds of age and nationality when they were forced to retire or accept a demotion at age 55 stalled in Grand Court on Tuesday.

One dead in single-car crash overnight

A 43-year-old North Side woman died in a single-car wreck on Rum Point Road early Friday morning, according to police.
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Man ‘seriously’ beaten by 5 people in Brac bar

A man was beaten by five attackers at the Coral Isle Bar on Cayman Brac around 8:30 p.m. on Monday, police reported. Police say five men entered the bar and attacked the victim. “The man was seriously beaten but no police or emergency services were called, and the man did not attend the hospital."

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.

‘Leave it to God and the law’: Grieving father calls for peace

The father of Justin Manderson has appealed for peace on the streets, urging his son’s friends not to seek revenge for the killing and “leave it to God and the law.” Jake Manderson said he was devastated following the death of his 24-year-old son, who was shot and killed outside Nectar nightclub in 7 Mile Shops in the early hours of Saturday.

Cayman has first homicide of 2016

Justin Manderson of West Bay was shot and killed outside 7 Mile Shops in the early hours of Saturday in the Cayman Islands’ first homicide of 2016.

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.

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EDITORIAL – Child sex abuse: Investigating the police investigation

Governor Kilpatrick has spoken with clarity, authority and righteousness. It’s an auspicious beginning to an arduous process of truth-seeking.

Judge: Police investigation into alleged sexual assault ‘grossly incompetent’

A judge described a police investigation into an alleged sexual assault of a child “grossly incompetent” as he found two men accused of indecently assaulting their young female relative not guilty on Thursday.

Tasers used 63 times since weapons first introduced

Police have used Taser stun guns 63 times and fired them at suspects on 19 different occasions since the weapons were first introduced in February 2013, according to information from an open records request.

Officer says he feared for his life before using Taser

Police officer Cardiff Robinson gave evidence on Thursday that he used a Taser on a suspect in May 2014 because he honestly believed the man was a potential threat to his safety and the safety of other officers.

Woman restrained by police at John Gray High School

A woman acting erratically and apparently suffering from mental health issues had to be restrained by police at the John Gray High School campus on Wednesday.

Police employee misses her court date

Two civilian employees of the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service were due in Summary Court on Tuesday on charges that included breach of trust, but only one appeared.

Police employee misses court date

Two civilian employees of the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service were due in Summary Court on Tuesday on charges that included breach of trust, but only one appeared.

Police: Mobile homes abandoned ‘for years’

Two mobile homes that police said had been abandoned for at least two years burned in a fire in North Side district late last week.

Arrest for writing ‘indecent words’ on declaration card

A traveler was arrested by Cayman’s Customs Department for disorderly conduct after he wrote “indecent words” on his declaration card.

Services recruitment drive draws hundreds

More than 250 applications were submitted at a recruitment drive on Wednesday by those seeking to join the emergency and prison services.

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