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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.

JGHS students filming, posting organised fights

John Gray High School students have been planning and organising fights on campus that are filmed and then uploaded to social media, according to a press release from the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service. 

Brac man arrested after colliding with bicyclist

A man was arrested and a bicyclist hospitalised with serious injuries after a collision 14 Nov. on West End East Road, in Cayman Brac.

Man charged with indecent assault

A 43-year-old Bodden Town man was charged with indecent assault on a female following his arrest last week, according to the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service.

Man charged with 7 counts of indecent assault

A 39-year-old George Town man has been charged with seven counts of indecent assault on a female, according to a Royal Cayman Islands Police Service press release.

Arrest made after girl reportedly indecently assaulted

A 43-year-old Bodden Town man was arrested Thursday morning in relation to a report that a girl had been indecently assaulted.

Man arrested for DUI after blowing 4 times the legal limit

Police on Tuesday arrested a 49-year-old Bodden Town on suspicion of driving under the influence after a roadside breathalyser test showed his blood-alcohol level at four times the legal limit, according to the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service.

Man charged with 8 offences following spate of incidents

A 23-year-old George Town man was charged with eight offences stemming from several incidents that happened over the past three weeks, according to an RCIPS press release.

Police release name of fatal-collision victim

Police on Tuesday confirmed the identity of the pedestrian who was killed in a fatal collision with a motorbike over the weekend as 53-year-old Chuck Elvis Ebanks, of West Bay.

4 injured, 1 in serious condition after bar brawl

Four people were injured at a bar on Seymour Drive around 8:30pm on Friday, police reported.

Trio charged in RBC burglary

Three men have been charged in connection with a 2016 burglary of the Royal Bank of Canada branch on Shedden Road. A 30-year-old West Bay...

3 charged after 980lbs of ganja found along West Bay coast

Three men were charged in relation to 980 lbs of ganja that was recovered by police along the West Bay coastline.

Criminal Records Office addresses delays

The RCIPS Criminal Records Office advised that application processing times should now take around five working days.

Police identify victim of weekend’s fatal stabbing

Police are investigating a violent incident that occurred around 4am Saturday morning at The Strand.

Family on beach stroll find suspected cocaine parcel

A family walking along South Sound beach on Monday evening found a package that appeared to contain cocaine and turned the discovery over to the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service.

Two injured in nightclub stabbing

Two people were injured and transported to the hospital early Saturday morning due to a stabbing incident at a Canal Point Drive nightclub, the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service reported.

3 men arrested for credit card fraud

The men are suspected of using stolen card information obtained from credit card details provided during legitimate transactions.

Police arrest man over cocaine offences

Responding to tips from the public, officers attended an address on Rock Hole Road on Friday, where they recovered cocaine and more than $2,000 in cash. 

Man charged with assault GBH

The charges stem from an incident on 27 June, where a man was assaulted by another man known to him, resulting in the victim being admitted to hospital for treatment for serious but non-life-threatening injuries.

Woman charged with business burglary

the 41-year-old George Town woman was formally charged on 13 July with one count of burglary in relation to an incident back on 26 May.

Police hunt armed robbery suspects

Police are searching for two men suspected of robbing a George Town business at gunpoint on Thursday night.

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). 

RCIPS: Nothing found after report of gunfire

Police discover nothing to substantiate a report of shots fired Friday afternoon in George Town.

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.

Man charged with ganja, firearms offences

Police officers arrested a man after finding a 'Jamaican-style canoe', along with packages of suspected ganja and two handguns, including live rounds of ammunition, in the Spotts Beach area on Thursday morning.

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.

Burglary suspect arrested at BT church

Police dispatched to a reported burglary in progress Friday evening at a Bodden Town church and arrested a 19-year-old male.

Cyclist injured in crash with Jeep

A collision between a Jeep and a bicycle resulted in non-life-threatening injuries to a cyclist Friday morning, the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service said. Officers responded to the accident at the intersection of Hirst Road and the East-West Arterial around 11:30am Friday.
Police blocked off Northward Road Saturday following a vehicle accident.

Three hospitalised after fiery crash

Police were on the scene of a serious vehicular accident on Northward Road near Old Yard Lane in Bodden Town on Saturday shortly after 4pm. 

RCIPS: Men armed with knives rob Tortuga liquor

Two men armed with knives robbed the Tortuga liquor store in Governors Square Friday shortly after 9pm, the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service reported.

2-car crash closes Linford Pierson Highway

A section of the Linford Pierson Highway near the equestrian centre remains closed Thursday morning after a two-car crash, according to a 911 spokesperson. The...

RCIPS Christmas crackdown begins

Police have kicked off its the annual holiday crackdown which will see officers hitting the streets in greater numbers to nab drunk drivers and traffic offenders.

Man arrested over West Bay fatal shooting

A major incident is currently under investigation in West Bay.

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.

Murder-suicide determined in deaths of Cayman residents

California investigators have determined that the July deaths of Cayman Islands residents Yvonne Blanco, 69, and husband Keith Henderman, 74, were the result of a murder-suicide orchestrated by Henderman.

Spotlight on domestic violence

Local advocacy groups are set to mark 16 days of activism against gender-based violence this month to shine the light on domestic abuse. Last year Cayman recorded over 2,200 domestic-violence cases and the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service said they expect that number to be surpassed by the end of the year as they have already registered 1,900 cases through August.

Man mugged in Rock Hole

A man was left nursing minor injuries following a robbery in Rock Hole on Sunday morning.

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.

22 new constables suit up

The latest batch of Cayman’s finest have laced up their boots and hit the streets.

Man found dead in George Town

Police have launched an investigation after a man was found dead Monday afternoon in George Town.

Police Commissioner Derek Byrne gets four more years

Government has extended Police Commissioner Derek Byrne’s contract by four more years.

Police take new tack to ease traffic problems

In a bid to alleviate morning commute traffic jams from the eastern districts, police announced that a trial closure of Anton Bodden Drive to westbound traffic will be carried out next week.

NEW: Police seek man wanted in stabbing case

Police are appealing to the public to help them trace a man wanted in connection with a stabbing of a woman in George Town on Tuesday night.

Cayman police investigating Turks shooting

Four officers from the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service are investigating a fatal shooting of a man by a police officer in Turks and Caicos.
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Two women stabbed in separate incidents

Two women were stabbed on Tuesday night in separate incidents in West Bay and George Town.

Financial investigation agencies take part in asset recovery workshop

Cayman’s investigative agencies learned about techniques used to recover assets in financial crime cases, especially when international cooperation is needed, in a workshop on 11 and 12 Sept.

Investigation ongoing into sudden death

Police said they are continuing their probe into the death of a George Town man who was found unresponsive outside his home on Shedden Road last week.

New police helicopter expected to arrive in December

Cayman’s new police helicopter is due to touch down this December and it is coming at a capital cost of just under $10 million. Police confirmed the new chopper’s expected arrival time on Friday.

Second weekend shooting reported in Prospect

A shooting took place on Prospect’s Selkirk Drive on Sunday evening. No injuries were reported and further details from the police service were pending. 

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.

Update: 2 confirmed dead in East End crash

A section of Seaview Road remains closed by police Saturday morning following an early-morning crash that killed two people and appears to have involved a Department of Environmental Health truck.

Police helicopter deployed to Bahamas

The Royal Cayman Islands Police helicopter took off for the Bahamas on Thursday to help in the relief effort following the devastation wrought by Hurricane Dorian.
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Police use pepper spray to subdue speeder

A 23‑year-old George Town man was arrested early Sunday morning after speeding past a police patrol and then crashing his car in a single-vehicle accident on Yacht Drive. When the man resisted arrest, officers used pepper spray to subdue him.

Man bailed after accident claims passenger’s life

The 25‑year-old man arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving in relation to a weekend crash in Bodden Town has been bailed and is no longer in police custody.

RCIPS: Pedestrian accidents more likely to happen on George Town roads

More motor vehicle accidents involving pedestrians and cyclists occurred in George Town than in any other district over a 12-month period, according to data provided by the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service.

Woman indecently assaulted in North Side

A man pushed a woman to the ground and indecently assaulted her in Old Robin Road in North Side on Sunday morning, according to police.

Police: man with machete robs liquor store

A lone male brandishing a machete reportedly entered a liquor store on Maclendon Drive in George Town on Tuesday night and stole cash from the register.

NEW: Woman robbed at gunpoint in Bodden Town

A woman was robbed as she returned to her home in Bodden Town from work on Sunday night.
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Police officer arrested over bank burglary

A police officer has been arrested in connection with the burglary of a bank in 2016.

Training flight becomes emergency run

The Royal Cayman Islands Police Service helicopter was on a training mission Saturday morning that turned into a real mission.

Car crashes into airport building

Police arrested a 31-year-old man for DUI on Friday night after his grey Porsche SUV crashed into a building at the airport.

Police helicopter operations update

During the last two weeks of June, the RCIPS Air Operations Unit conducted six medical evacuations to Grand Cayman from the Sister Islands using the new police helicopter.

Police appoint new traffic unit chief

The Royal Cayman Islands Police Service has appointed Inspector Dwayne Jones as its new head of the Traffic and Roads Policing Unit, replacing Inspector Ian Yearwood.

Seized dogs to be rehomed after parvovirus contained

Scores of dogs confiscated in Cayman’s biggest ever seizure of mistreated animals could be put up for adoption in the coming weeks after being given the all-clear following an outbreak of the deadly parvovirus.

Police name drowning victim

The Royal Cayman Islands Police Service have released the name of the man who died Friday in a water-related incident. He was Gerald Doyle, 77, of Massachusetts, USA.

NEW: Man charged with attempted murder

A 21-year-old Bodden Town man has been charged with attempted murder in relation to a shooting that took place 26 April on South Church Street.

Man charged with burglary, other crimes

Royal Cayman Islands Police Service detectives arrested a 32-year-old George Town Man on Wednesday, following an investigation into recovered jewellery.

NEW: Visitor dies off Seven Mile Beach

A 77-year-old man died in a water-related incident along Seven Mile Beach on Friday afternoon.

Wanted man taken into custody

Daniel Wallace Rankine, wanted in connection to burglaries in Bodden Town, was taken into custody on Thursday, according to the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service. 

Victims ‘stable’ after bloody domestic dispute

A woman and her two children were in stable condition in hospital Tuesday, recovering from serious stab wounds after a bloody domestic dispute in West Bay that left one man dead.

Traffic delays expected during funeral procession

The Royal Cayman Islands Police Service is advising the motoring public to expect delays on Friday afternoon as a funeral procession for the late Justice Charles Quin will be under way.

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