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Man arrested for DUI nearly 3 times over legal limit

A 26-year old West Bay man was arrested for DUI late Thursday night after a vehicle smashed into a building and the driver of the vehicle recorded a blood-alcohol reading nearly three times over the legal limit.

Three taken to hospital after car and garbage truck collide

Three people were taken to hospital Friday morning following a collision involving a Department of Environmental Health garbage truck and a car, police have confirmed.
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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.

One man held after Bodden Town stabbing

A 29-year-old East End man remains on bail Monday after being arrested on suspicion of assault causing grievous bodily harm following a stabbing at a Bodden Town business plaza. 

4 pounds of suspected ganja found in George Town

A suspicious package found by a member of the public near a derelict vehicle in George Town led police to recover 4 pounds of what appeared to be ganja.

Police seek public’s help in locating wanted man

Police have appealed for the public’s assistance in locating 22-year-old Michael Lopez, who goes by the name of Lopez Watler, in connection with firearms incidents which took place in July in West Bay.

Man denies child pornography charges

Freddy Manuel Diaz-Christian has denied allegations of possession of child pornography.

New Police Clearance Certificate Process Results in Decreased Turnaround Time

As of June, 2021, the RCIPS Criminal Records Office (CRO) implemented an updated process for the application and issuing of Police Clearance Certificates (PCC).

Second suspect arrested in West Bay shooting

A 26-year-old West Bay man has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder following a shooting on Reverend Blackman Road earlier this month.

Cold Case File: Jason Christian, a young life lost

Jason Christian was just 18 when he was ambushed and killed in September 2011. Ten years later, his family and friends still mourn his death and police continue to seek to bring all involved in his murder to justice.

Judicial review on new police policy on work shifts

The Royal Cayman Islands Police Association has mounted a legal challenge against commissioner Derek Byrne’s decision to change the work schedules for uniformed officers.

Woman stable after water-related incident

A woman remains hospitalised in stable condition after a water-related incident in West Bay, police have confirmed.

Police urge safe driving after 25 weekend collisions

Police Monday urged the public to practice safe driving behaviours following 25 weekend collisions, including one that resulted in a fatality. 

UPDATE: Missing teenagers located

Two teenage girls who had been reported missing have been located.

Quarantine breach case heads to court in October

Two West Bay men charged with breaching quarantine are due to make their initial Summary Court appearance next month.

Driver charged in West Bay fatal crash case

A 27-year-old man has been charged with causing death by dangerous driving and inflicting grievous bodily harm, in relation to a fatal collision in which a vehicle crashed into a house in West Bay in January.

Armed robbery on Eastern Avenue: One suspect held, another on the run

A 22-year-old George Town man is in police custody and the search is on for another man following an armed robbery on Eastern Avenue Tuesday evening, police have said.

Auxiliary cop arrested for allegedly perverting the course of justice

An auxiliary constable with the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service was arrested over the weekend on suspicion of perverting the course of justice, police have confirmed.

Two hurt in North Side collision

Two men remain hospitalised Saturday following a single vehicle collision in North Side Friday night.

Police investigating school bus brawl

Police have opened an inquiry into an incident at a government high school after a student allegedly assaulted a female member of staff during an altercation on a school bus.

Woman in critical condition after hit-and-run in George Town

One woman is in critical condition in hospital after being struck in a hit-and-run on Shedden Road in George Town on Tuesday night.

West Bay Police Station To Temporarily Relocate to Governor’s Square

The public is being advised that on Friday 3 September, the West Bay Police Station will be temporarily relocated to the RCIPS Training and Development Unit, located at Governor's Square off West Bay Road.

Cops investigate former RCIPS employee after allegedly damaging police car

Police have confirmed they are investigating a former Royal Cayman Islands Police Service employee for allegedly damaging a service vehicle during an altercation back in May.

Mom, two sons face possible charges after melee in police station

A West Bay mother and her two sons have been bailed pending further investigation after a violent encounter at the West Bay Police Station on Tuesday afternoon in which they were pepper sprayed by an officer.

George Town man extradited from UK in fatal crash case

A 27-year-old George Town man, who was extradited from the United Kingdom on Wednesday, has been charged with causing the death of 29-year-old Giovani Berry in 2019 by dangerous driving.

George Town man arrested on suspicion of rape

A George Town man has been arrested on suspicion of rape in relation to a 11 Aug. incident.

Police investigate report of attempted abduction

The RCIPS is investigating a case of suspected kidnapping after a woman reported attempted to force her into their vehicle.

Cayman Compass Cold Case: What really happened to Kerran Baker?

In this month’s Cayman Compass Cold Case files, in partnership with the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service, we delve into the murder of 25-year-old Kerran ‘Kerry-Ann’ Baker.

CayMAS road closures announced

CayMAS masqueraders are set to hit the road this Saturday for the carnival street parade and with that event comes a number of road closures.

Rum Point Road closed temporarily

Rum Point Road has been closed temporarily following an accident just after 8:30am today (Monday).

Police investigate report of plane in distress

Police on sea and in the air responded Sunday to a report of an aircraft potentially being in distress, but found no sign of any plane in trouble.

Privy Council allows retired cops to appeal RCIPS rehiring policy

The UK’s Privy Council has allowed an appeal by current and former police officers over the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service's previous policy of requiring officers to retire at 55 and then rehiring them at a lower rank.

Woman robbed at gun point at Palm Dale home

Police have requested the assistance of the public to help track down two men who robbed a woman at gun point on Friday 23 of July.

UPDATED: Man charged with murder of Wayne McLean

A 36-year-old Bodden Town man has been charged with murder in relation to the fatal shooting of Wayne Eron McLean earlier this month.

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.

The Resh Hour with Deputy Police Commissioner Kurt Walton

Deputy Commissioner of Police Kurt Walton discusses the recent shootings and crime in the Cayman Islands.

Compass Cold Case: Who killed Courtney Spence?

About one month after celebrating his 32nd birthday, Courtney Delroy Spence’s life came to an untimely and violent end when the Jamaican national was gunned down in January 2010.

Police release ID of murder victim, appeal for witnesses

The Royal Cayman Islands Police Service, on Monday, released the name of the man killed in Friday's shooting, he was Wayne Eron McLean, aged 25 of Bodden Town. They have also made an appeal for witnesses to come forward.

Two men arrested after shots fired in West Bay

Police said they have detained two men on suspicion of possession of an unlicensed firearm following reports of shots being fired in West Bay Saturday night.

Shots fired in West Bay near Birch Tree Hill Road

Police have said they are investigating a report of shots fired in West Bay on Saturday night.

Armed guards protecting Seymour Drive shooting victim

Armed guards have been placed at the hospital to protect one of the shooting victims from Friday’s incident at Vic’s Bar on Seymour Drive.

Man arrested in Prospect for attempted murder

Police have arrested a George Town man during an operation in Prospect in connection with last month's aggravated burglary and shooting in West Bay.

One killed, five wounded in shooting on Seymour Drive

One person was killed and five others wounded following a shooting at Vic's Bar on Seymour Drive early Friday morning, police have confirmed.

Suspect arrested in George Town murder

Police have released the identity of the man killed in last week's multiple shooting in George Town and detained a 31-year-old man in connection with his murder.

Murder investigation launched following fatal shooting

A 36-year-old man has been killed and at least two others wounded in a late-night shooting on Thursday on Martin Drive in George Town, police have confirmed.

One killed, two wounded in George Town shooting

A 36-year-old man has been killed and two others wounded in a late night shooting on Thursday on Martin Drive in George Town, police have confirmed.

Three wounded in George Town shooting

Three individuals were reportedly wounded in a shooting George Town on Thursday night, 911 officials have confirmed.

Police step up presence following firearm incidents

The Royal Cayman Islands Police Service has stepped up its visibility, including implementing armed foot patrols, following a spike in firearm-related incidents, the most recent of which took place on the weekend.

Dad charged in Shaquille Bush murder

Roger Deward Bush, the 46-year-old father of Shaquille Bush, appeared in court Friday charged with the murder of his 24-year-old son.

Man hospitalised in GT stabbing, woman in custody

One man has been hospitalised after being wounded in the neck during a violent clash with a woman in George Town on Wednesday night.

Court rules four men were ‘unlawfully killed’

The deaths of four men who were gunned down in separate and unrelated incidents have all been ruled as unlawful killings by the Coroner’s Court.

Man held with gun in midday incident

A 39-year-old West Bay man was detained by police on Thursday afternoon after a gun was found in his vehicle.

Suspended sentence, community service in animal-cruelty case

A woman at the centre of what is believed to be the largest-ever animal-cruelty case in Cayman has been given a 50-day suspended sentenced, 180 hours of community service, a 10-year ban on owning any animal and a $12,000 compensation order.

Police investigate shooting outside GT bar

A police investigation has been launched after a man was shot multiple times outside a George Town early in the morning today (7 June).

High-tech eye in the sky: Cayman chopper among most advanced in the region

When Cayman’s second helicopter returns next month, the RCIPS Air Operations Unit will boast of being the most advanced in the region with the latest modifications to its helicopter fleet which will be especially useful as the hurricane season stretches on.

New police clearance system, increased requests prompt delays

Police have said the transition to a new online system and "unusual surge" in the number of applications have created delays in processing police clearance certificates.

One hurt in West Bay boat crash

The captain of a fishing boat involved in a two-vessel collision Monday night was taken to hospital with non-life threatening injuries, police have confirmed.

Two hospitalised in West Bay brawl

Two men have been hospitalised after a violent altercation outside a liquor store in West Bay on Monday, police have said.

Scooters, modified bikes under scrutiny

Police are exploring the legality of the use of stand-up electric scooters and bicycles modified with motors on local roads.

Man wounded in West Bay

Police have launched a search for suspects after a man suffered head wounds in an attack Monday night in West Bay.

West Bay man charged for indecent exposure

A West Bay man has been bailed with conditions after appearing in court accused of indecently exposing himself at a local beach on Saturday.

US citizen named as victim in fatal collision

American Kiarah Shikale Perkins has been identified as the victim in Sunday's fatal collision in George Town.

50 cop crashes over 3 years

Collisions in Cayman have steadily increased over the years and so, too, have crashes involving police vehicles.

Police probe launched after 3 students fall ill at Clifton Hunter

A police investigation has been launched into an incident at Clifton Hunter High School in which three students fell ill after consuming food with an unknown substance on Thursday.

Former national boxer Charles Whittaker taken into custody after violent incident at gym

Former national boxer Charles “Killa” Whittaker was taken into custody earlier this afternoon, after breaking through a glass door at the D. Dalmain Ebanks Boxing gym and verbally assaulting staff.

Profile: Police turn up heat on cold cases

This special feature highlights RCIPS Major Crimes Unit and Serious Crime Review team who set out to crack cases here. It is the first in a special month series profiling local cold cases.

Missing teen located

Police are asking for the public’s assistance to locate Tahja Carter, who was reported missing on Tuesday, 30 March.

Police receive complaint over premier’s stipend comment

Police have said they are reviewing a complaint lodged this afternoon (Thursday) against Premier Alden McLaughlin following his comments at a recent Progressives meeting.

Police association heading to court over promotions row

The Royal Cayman Islands Police Association has been granted leave to bring a court challenge over how the police service promotes its officers.

No arrests after police find 600 pounds of ganja

Police are carrying out investigations after a 'significant' quantity of ganga was found in the South Church Street area this weekend.

Crisis Centre staff get self-defence training from police

The Royal Cayman Islands Police Service is giving staff and volunteers of the Crisis Centre some training in self-defence and personal safety awareness.

Police association threatens legal action over loss of vacation

The Royal Cayman Islands Police Association is threatening to take legal action against Commissioner of Police Derek Byrne over a recalculation of vacation time for frontline officers, which the association says gives them seven fewer days of leave.

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