Cops take aim at Christmas crooks

| 08/12/2008

(CNS): Hitting the ground running, the new Acting Commissioner is already immersing himself in local police operations in an effort to make the Christmas season as safe as possible with the launch of the annual Christmas policing operations Caspian II, Python II and Thor II in Bodden Town, George Town and West Bay respectively.  

“The operations will include a variety of initiatives to keep the community safe and target those who break the law,” Smith said.

The aim of the operations is to provide a safe environment for shopping, travel and celebration and to warn those who attempt to spoil the festivities by engaging in criminal acts, that they will be prosecuted to the full extent of the law. The operations will focus on ensuring people are safe when travelling on the roads or out enjoying themselves. Property owners are also encouraged to ensure their homes and businesses are secure.

“For many the Christmas Season gives an opportunity to socialize and relax with friends,” said Smith. “However we expect people to behave responsibly, particularly in respect to driving. Drivers are warned that they will be prosecuted if they drink and drive.”

The operations will be characterized by high visibility policing, increased foot patrols and swift responses to reports of crime. Members of the community are asked to play their part in combating crime by reporting suspicious activities, being aware of their surroundings and maintaining a high level of personal safety measures.

Anyone with information about crime taking place in the Cayman Islands should contact their local police station or Crime Stoppers on 800-8477 (TIPS). All persons calling crime stoppers remain anonymous, and are eligible for a reward of up to $1000, should their information lead to an arrest or recovery of property/drugs.

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  2. tad stoner says:

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