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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.

UPDATED: 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.

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.

Dump truck, pickup truck collide, leaving driver with life-threatening injuries

Two people were sent to hospital, one with life-threatening injuries, after a dump truck and pickup truck collided in Prospect. Police say the accident happened...

Head-on collision sends two to hospital with serious injuries

Two people are in the hospital with serious injuries following an early morning head-on collision. Police say the accident occurred shortly after 7am today, 6...

Retired UK cop named as victim in fall

Former UK police officer Nicholas John Keane has been named as the 63-year-old visitor who fell to his death from the second-storey balcony at a George Town storage facility last week.

Woman arrested in police assault case

A woman who was throwing rocks at passing cars and who appeared to be under the influence of drugs was arrested Saturday night after allegedly attacking police.

Police car crashes into house during chase in George Town

A police car crashed into a house during a chase that led to the arrest of four men on McField Lane, yesterday, 25 Feb.

Police Professional Standards Unit looking into WB Road crash

Police have said its Professional Standards Unit is reviewing last month's collision on West Bay Road in which a suspect was able to leave the hospital and elude arrest for almost a week.

RCIPS seeks to reduce carbon footprint

The Royal Cayman Islands Police Service (RCIPS) is working in partnership with the Cayman Islands Government (CIG), Department of Vehicle and Equipment Services (DVES) as part of the wider Cayman Islands National Energy Policy Initiative to transition to electric, hybrid and low carbon emission fleet vehicle resources and reduce dependency on fossil fuel.

Police involved in collision while following stolen vehicle

Police arrested two men - one a teenager - to end a search for a stolen vehicle that included a collision involving an RCIPS vehicle, a missing girl being found and a suspect fleeing police.

Police vehicles involved in crash

The RCIPS Traffic and Roads Policing Unit launched an investigation Wednesday after two police vehicles were involved in a collision.

Police seek car-theft victims following arrest

Police on Monday appealed for victims of vehicle theft to come forward after officers over the weekend arrested a man they believe was stealing from vehicles. 

Police investigating Hammer’s ‘Miss Cayman’ Instagram video

A police investigation has been launched into an Instagram video which was posted to actor Armand 'Armie' Hammer’s private account and featured a scantily clad woman he referred to as 'Miss Cayman'.

One dead after car crashes into house in West Bay

One person died and two others were injured after a car crashed into a West Bay home in the early morning hours of Saturday morning.

Police appeal for help to locate wanted man

Police are seeking the public's help in identifying and locating a man believed to have been involved in a violent attack at a local gas station last year.

Nearly 250 car crashes recorded in December

The Royal Cayman Islands Police Service says almost 250 vehicle collisions were recorded during its month-long road safety campaign in December.

JPs stop signing search warrants

Several people who serve in the role of justice of the peace in the Cayman Islands say they have been advised not to sign any search warrants until the conclusion of a judicial review into the 2019 Customs and Border Control raid at Doctors Express facilities.

Police investigate mugging report

The RCIPS is investigating a reported mugging after an injured man entered a police station early Monday morning and said he'd been assaulted and...

Murder suspect turns himself in

Police arrested a 20-year-old man Saturday in connection with Thursday's stabbing death outside a nightclub, according to police.

Police hunt suspect after man stabbed to death

 A murder investigation has been launched into the stabbing death of a 22-year-old man who was West Bay man who was injured in the Parking lot of a West Bay Road bar.

Police launch holiday road safety campaign

Police have launched their annual road safety campaign, which will seek to crack down on drivers who try to run afoul of the law.

Police investigating shots fired in vicinity of George Town bar

A man is treated for minor injuries following an early morning shooting incident at a George Town bar.

Search called off for missing drug suspect

Police and the Cayman Islands Coast Guard have called off the search for a man who jumped overboard during a drug bust off the East End coast late last month.

Search under way for suspect who jumped overboard

Cayman's Coast Guard and Police Air Operations Unit have been combing local waters and along shorelines in search of a suspect who jumped overboard during an drug-interdiction encounter on Tuesday.

Women injured following fight at laundromat

A fight involving two women at a George Town laundromat Monday ended with both people taken to hospital with serious but non-life-threatening injuries.

Man charged with arson following fire at RCIPS office

Rupert Spence of George Town appeared before the Summary Court on Tuesday on charges of arson.

Police records office reopens after arson, processing delays continue

After closing due to a fire last week, the Criminal Records Office is once again accepting applications for police clearance certificates, but the RCIPS warns the processing time is expected to be 14 business days.

Driver arrested after fatal accident in West Bay

A 31-year-old woman has been killed after being hit by a car at a West Bay condo carpark, police said on Sunday evening.

Police issue warning after spike in collisions

The Royal Cayman Islands Police Service says there has been an increase in the number of collisions over the past week, adding it appears the vast majority of these collisions occurred due to speeding and people driving under the influence of alcohol.

11 police recruits graduate

Eleven Royal Cayman Islands Police Service recruits were officially cleared to begin operational duty when they took part in a graduation ceremony on Monday afternoon.

Police launch ‘Operation Blade Runner’ to stop knife crimes

Police have launched ‘Operation Blade Runner’ in an attempt to crackdown on what they call a spike in violent knife attacks.

UPDATE: Missing teen found

A missing George Town teenager has been found. "14-year-old Jenecia Barnes, who was reported missing on Friday evening, 4 Sept., has been located and appears...

3 arrested in North Side anti-drugs operation

Three people were arrested Sunday for drug-related offences after police and Coast Guard officers carried out a joint operation in the Kaibo and Rum Point areas of North Side.

Man in serious condition after being stabbed several times

A man was stabbed multiple times during an altercation with another man at a premises on Sound Way, George Town, late on Monday afternoon.

Police release name of fatal stabbing victim

Police have named the man who was stabbed to death at The Strand early on Saturday morning as Recordo Lionel Pars, 27, from George Town.

Truck collides with police vehicle

An investigation has been launched into a collision Monday morning involving a police service vehicle and a van.

Man arrested, drugs recovered during police raid

A police raid in West Bay has resulted in the arrest of one man and the recovery of an undisclosed amount of drugs.

Three injured in two-vehicle collision on Crewe Road

Three people are reportedly hospitalised following a two-vehicle collision on Crewe Road in George Town on Saturday afternoon.
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Shot fired during attempted robbery in East End

A masked robber fired a shot from a handgun into the ceiling of a gas station store in East End during an attempted robbery on Tuesday night, police said.

Van ends up in water while towing jet-skis

Police were called to the waterfront by the Lobster Pot on Sunday, after a Toyota Hiace ended up in the sea while trying to tow two jet-skis out of the water.

Man charged for nightclub assault

A 28-year-old North Side man has been charged with assault after videos of a woman being punched were circulated on social media.

RCIPS investigates Facebook page showing girls in provocative poses

A suspected pedophile Facebook page claiming to be based out of Cayman Brac, is under investigated by police.

One man in hospital after two-vehicle collision

One man is in hospital being treated for life-threatening injuries after a two-car collision on Walkers Road just before 9pm today (Saturday).

East End man dies in early morning accident

An early morning crash claimed the life of a 39-year-old North Side nan Saturday.

Nearly 1,000 pounds of ganja seized, 2 men arrested

Police seized 950 pounds of ganja and arrested two men after stopping a vehicle towing a boat behind it in George Town over the weekend.

Ombudsman clears backlog of police complaints

Among the more than 100 complaints made against police were those regarding a heavily pregnant woman arrested after failing to pay a $50 fine; a driver tasered in the back while fleeing from a DUI test; a police officer given special treatment by his colleagues over alleged domestic abuse; and a theft suspect who left the island even though CCTV caught his crime on camera.

Police pursuit ends in crash

A high-speed police pursuit on Sunday ended with the suspect crashing, and then fleeing on foot.

2 stabbed in fight

Police were called to a fight reportedly involving a large number of people in George Town in the early hours of Monday morning. Two men were stabbed in the incident, and a third man was also injured, police said.

750 pounds of ganja seized on West Bay beach

Royal Cayman Islands Police Service patrol officers recovered 750 of ganja on a beach on Conch Point Road in West Bay on Wednesday.

Driver hurt in Bodden Town crash

A man is in a serious, but stable condition in hospital following an early morning single-vehicle crash in Bodden Town.

Man hospitalised after ‘serious assault’

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

Man charged after alleged stabbing

An 18-year-old man who is accused of livestreaming the aftermath of an apparent stabbing on Friday has been charged and is set to appear in court on Monday (29 June). 

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.

Police: Crime drops by a third during COVID-19 crisis

Overall crime in the Cayman Islands fell by nearly a third while COVID-19 hard and soft curfew restrictions were in place between the last week of March and the end of May, according to statistics released Friday by police.

Rotary Central to launch anti-speeding campaign

Rotary Central Grand Cayman is launching an anti-speeding campaign in response to reports of large numbers of people exceeding speeding cases.

Police arrest 3 in search for wanted man

Police officers arrested three people at a premises in George Town during a search for wanted man Simon Newball.

Wanted man offers to surrender

West Bay MLA Bernie Bush says he is willing to help bring about the end of a manhunt for a George Town man who allegedly pepper-sprayed police officers last month.

DPP: Insufficient evidence for conviction in curfew-breach case

Director of Public Prosecutions Patrick Moran has explained his office's decision not to prosecute Tiffany Seymour, wife of Health Minister Dwayne Seymour, following allegations that she had breached soft-curfew regulations. “It

No curfew-breach prosecution for health minister’s wife

Police have confirmed that there will be no case against Tiffany Seymour, wife of Health Minister Dwayne Seymour.

Dealing with domestic violence

Global statistics show that a domestic violence survivor sustains an average of 33 assaults before seeking help, but those at the Family Resource Centre are equipping Cayman’s frontline staffers to provide a platform for local victims to come forward before getting to that stage of violence.

Police slam brakes on speeders

Since the start of May, police officers have issued more than 100 speeding tickets a week, as they tackle the increasing number of drivers breaking the speed limits.

UPDATE: Police hunt suspect who pepper-sprayed officers

Police have released the name and a photo of the man who allegedly pepper-sprayed police officers at a residence in George Town on Wednesday afternoon.

Two police officers test positive for COVID-19

Two police have officers have tested positive for COVID-19. Both officers are asymptomatic and are in isolation.

Navy helicopters to support police air operations

British Royal Navy helicopters from the RFA Argus ship will temporarily replace Cayman's two police helicopters next month.

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