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Police recover gun, drugs after traffic stop

A 22-year-old George Town man appeared in court Thursday charged with drug and firearm offences following a traffic stop Tuesday on Academy Way.

Ethics Commission: Bush incident out of its remit

The Commission for Standards in Public Life has distanced itself from the ongoing furore over assault allegations involving House Speaker McKeeva Bush.

RCIPS recover gun, drugs after traffic stop

Police arrested a 22-year-old George Town man on suspicion of drug and firearm offences after a traffic stop Tuesday on Academy Way.

Roper expresses concern over Bush allegation

Governor Martyn Roper has expressed concern over allegations of an assault on a female bar manager levelled against House Speaker McKeeva Bush.

Shooting victim flown off island

A man who was shot and wounded behind a George Town liquour store will have to be flown off island to receive additional care, according to a Royal Cayman Islands Police Service spokesperson. Police say the man remains in stable but critical condition, after having undergone treatment for multiple gunshot wounds over the weekend.
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‘Public figure’ under investigation for assault

An investigation has been launched into the alleged assault of a woman at the hands of an individual whom police described as a “public figure”. The woman is said to have suffered minor injuries in the incident.

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...
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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”.

Residents praise police community officers

It has been a little more than one year since community police was reinstated throughout the Cayman Islands, and residents in George Town say they are seeing the results.

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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Man stabbed in Bodden Town

A man has been stabbed in Bodden Town.

Reckless driving caught on video

Police are trying to identify a motorist caught on camera earlier this month overtaking traffic on the shoulder of oncoming traffic along Shamrock Road. Inspector...

Push for e-tickets for traffic offences

Discussions are set to resume on the introduction of an electronic ticketing system through which tickets can be filed directly with the court upon issuance and traffic offenders can instantly pay their fines rather than having to head to the courts.

Caymanian helicopter pilot gets first officer bars

Aspiring police helicopter pilot Darren McLean has received his first officer bars.
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Lost cash returned to owner

A man who lost a container of cash on his way to the bank had the money returned to him after a member of the public found it and handed it over to police.

51 DUI arrests in December, none on New Year’s Eve

During the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service's road safety campaign in December, 50 people were arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence, but no DUI arrests were made on New Year's Eve, according to police.

Police renew calls for witnesses in 2018 Christmas Day murder

A year after Darrington Ebanks was shot and killed at a Christmas party in his home district of West Bay, police have renewed calls for witnesses to come forward.
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12 arrested for gambling

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

Man stabbed outside West Bay Road bar

A man was stabbed at a parking lot outside the Jungle Bar on West Bay Road on Tuesday night, police said.
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Former police officer on trial for misconduct in public office

Daniel Ezra Meeks, 34, pleaded not guilty to a charge of misconduct in a public office. Acting Deputy Director of Public Prosecutions Candia James-Malcolm who is serving as Crown counsel in the trial, told Justice Linda Dobbs that Meeks’ actions were deliberate, and he tried to take advantage of the complainant because she was vulnerable.

100 packets of ganja found under car fender

Police said more than 100 packets of ganja have been found hidden under the front fender of a car with a help of a drug-sniffing dog named Shadow.

Cop arrested in bank burglary no longer with RCIPS

A police officer arrested in connection with a 2016 Royal Bank of Canada burglary is no longer employed with the RCIPS, a spokesperson for the police service confirmed.

Police open homicide investigation into death near bar

Police have opened a homicide investigation into the death of a man found near a local bar.

Police investigate “sudden death” outside GT bar

Police are investigating what they called a “sudden death” outside a George Town bar.

Man charged in weekend assault

George Town resident Wayne Jeffery Dilbert has been charged in connection with a weekend assault that has left one man hospitalised. Dilbert, 58, was expected...
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Auditor general probes RCIPS finances, overtime

The Auditor General’s Office has started an investigation into finances of the Police Welfare Fund and overtime payments at the RCIPS.
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Pedestrian killed in Bodden Town: Anton Bodden Drive, Condor Drive closed

A pedestrian has been killed in Bodden Town. Police have closed off Anton Bodden Drive and Condor Drive for investigations.

Police seek new recruits

The Royal Cayman Islands Police Service launched its third and final recruitment drive for 2019 over the weekend.

Police launch recruitment drive

The Royal Cayman Islands Police Service has launched its latest recruitment drive for new police constables and auxiliary constables.

Cop hurt in police car collision

One police officer has received minor injuries after two squad cars collided in Bodden Town on Thursday afternoon.

Two held for attack on DoE officer

Two men have been detained for the assault of a senior Department of Environment conservation officer who suffered a head injury on Tuesday during an arrest in East End. They have since been bailed.

Mystery boat under investigation

Police have launched an investigation into the discovery of an abandoned vessel in George Town containing a quantity of barrels filled with liquid.

100 face prosecution for speeding in school zones

More than 100 people have been warned for intended prosecution and 10 have been disqualified from driving this year after speeding in a school zone.

Police arrest suspect in jewellery store theft

Police arrested one of two suspects in Monday's jewery store robbery in George Town.

Attempted theft at George Town jewellery store

Police are investigating an attempted theft on Monday from a jewellery store in Edward Street in George Town.

New partnership: Alliance to End Domestic Violence launched

A new multi-agency partnership, the Alliance to End Domestic Violence, was formally launched Tuesday night. It comprises of seven government and non-profit agencies, including the Cayman Islands Crisis Centre, the RCIPS and the Multi Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH).

Police get 4 new armed response vehicles

The Royal Cayman Islands Police Service has added four custom-built Chevrolet Tahoe vehicles to its Firearms Response Unit fleet. The SUVs have been fitted...

70 DUIs prompt police warning

Over the past three months, police have handed out more than 70 citations for DUIs, with 27 of those being issued in September.

NEW: Hit-and-run victim identified, GoFundMe page started

The cyclist who was killed in a hit-and-run incident in the early hours of Monday has been identified as Ignacio 'Nacho' Kirzner, a 21-year-old Argentinian national who lived in Cayman.

EDITORIAL – Lighting the path for Cayman’s young people

It is well-accepted that early intervention and positive behavioral supports can have life-changing effects on at-risk and troubled youths, helping to forge brighter individual futures and to reduce societal problems such as crime.

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.

EDITORIAL – Motorists snarl about event-related traffic snarls

Downtown drivers received an unwelcome surprise last Wednesday when blocked streets caused traffic headaches far surpassing even the usual evening gridlock. The worst part is, the jam was entirely preventable.

Beach patrol

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EDITORIAL – Beach patrols respond to crime wave

Underneath their smiles, we expect our police to be tough – and to enforce the law.

Tinted windows

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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.”

Ticket fines

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Dangerous roads

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Police officers recover stolen watches, rings

Police are trying to trace the owners of several watches and rings that were found while officers were executing a search warrant last week. The items are suspected to have been stolen.

Beach patrol

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MAIL CALL: ‘Dancing’ policeman

Readers loved our story about Officer Fabian O’Connor’s crowd-wowing traffic directing in downtown George Town this past week.

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.

The road block

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EDITORIAL – Marauding motorbikers: When police lose control of our streets

These marauding motorbikers are making Commissioner Byrne, the RCIPS and Cayman’s prosecutorial and judicial system look ineffective and impotent. It has become a highly visible mockery of their inability to enforce the rule of law on this island.

EDITORIAL — Police should have no role in the ‘Brawl on the Brac’

On the most basic level, we are witnessing a collision between artistic expression and community standards. The former is buttressed by Cayman’s Constitution, the latter by an angry, even hyperbolic, populace.

Getaway vehicle used in armored truck robbery recovered

The Honda CR-V used as the getaway vehicle in a Saturday night robbery outside Foster’s Food Fair-IGA Airport grocery store was found Monday night in eastern George Town.

EDITORIAL – ‘Saturday Night Special’: Foster’s shooting is a wakeup call on crime

The robbery of an armored truck and shooting of a security guard outside Foster’s Food Fair has the potential to be one of those galvanizing events that brings a community together to confront a common adversary.

UCCI professor suspended over police probe

A University College of the Cayman Islands professor has been suspended in connection with an ongoing police investigation, the university’s president, Roy Bodden, confirmed to the Cayman Compass. The teacher was arrested March 30 in relation to a probe being conducted by the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service’s Family Support Unit in conjunction with the newly formed Multi-Agency Safegaurding Hub.

Arrest in road rage case

Police arrested a 45-year-old West Bay man Monday in relation to an alleged road rage incident the previous day on West Bay Road.

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.

Police launch youth outreach initiative

To foster a positive relationship between youth and police, officers began a new outreach initiative on Saturday by spending time with children at Black Pearl Skate Park in Grand Harbour.
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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...

School helicopter visit stirs excitement

On a quiet Bodden Town afternoon, the loud noise of a helicopter suddenly interrupts the peace; fingers point, and all eyes look to the sky as the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service chopper slows over the Bodden Town Primary School playing field and begins its descent.

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.

Former RCIPS commander Dixon enters political fray

Rudolph Dixon will formally announce his candidacy for the May elections in Cayman Brac Saturday, expecting to challenge one of Cayman’s longest-serving lawmakers for the seat. Mr. Dixon will declare for the constituency of Cayman Brac East, where Speaker of the House Juliana O’Connor-Connolly will run, if she does decide to contest the next election.

Police: 16-year-old arrested on stolen bike

A teenager arrested riding an unregistered motorbike Sunday afternoon was arrested on suspicion of stealing the vehicle, the Royal Cayman Islands Police said. The 16-year-old motorbike rider was spotted by the RCIPS helicopter crew riding the vehicle in the vicinity of Harbour House Marina.

Five arrested in reckless driving sweep

A Royal Cayman Islands Police Service operation directed at reckless driving resulted in five arrests and the seizure of three motorcycles on Sunday, RCIPS reported.

EDITORIAL — Year in review

Today we are featuring excerpts from some of the most interesting, compelling and entertaining editorials that have appeared in the Cayman Compass in 2016, on some of the most important issues facing our country.
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UPDATED: Cocaine, ganja, gun found in Windsor Park raid

A police raid Tuesday at a Windsor Park home led to three arrests and found substances believed to be ganja and cocaine. A firearm was also recovered in the search, Royal Cayman Islands Police said.

New police commissioner heads to Brac

Cayman’s new Police Commissioner Derek Byrne heads to the Sister Islands on Friday for his first visit there since taking up the commissioner’s post on Nov. 7. The commissioner is expected to meet with police officers and community members during the two-day trip.

Ganja boat lands in East End; no one on board

Royal Cayman Islands Police officers were searching East End district on Wednesday for the occupants of a canoe containing a substance believed to be ganja, which landed near Colliers Beach. Police found and seized the craft and the drugs on board around dawn.

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.

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