Cops turn up drugs and ammo in East End raid

| 09/02/2009

(CNS): A large amount of ammunition and a quantity of cocaine were seized by police this weekend during an operation in East End which resulted in the arrest of a 22-year-old man on Friday 6 February. The operation took place in Seaview Drive and involved officers from East End and the Drugs Task Force. The man remains in police custody and a second man, aged 18, was also arrested on suspicion of possession and consumption of cocaine.

The Royal Cayman Islands Police Service (RCIPS) said criminals should be feeling the pressure as detectives from Bodden Town Criminal Investigation Department also arrested a 35-year-old woman on suspicion of burglary on Friday.

 “Criminals in the eastern districts should not relax for a moment,” said Area Commander, Chief Inspector Richard Barrow. “We have a dedicated team of officers committed to making the eastern districts as safe as they can be working around the clock. We will continue to target those involved in crime and ask the community to join with us and assist when they can. If you spot suspicious activity in your neighbourhood, or know of someone who is involved in crime – do let us know.”

Officers from the eastern districts also arrested and a 40-year-old man on suspicion of various driving offences including driving without being licensed, driving without insurance and careless driving. Meanwhile, Police officers in George Town and West Bay were also kept very busy this weekend with various crimes.

In George Town police arrested a 30-year-old man on suspicion of possessing a prohibited weapon; a 38-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol; an 18-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of disorderly conduct; a 33-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of taking a vehicle and driving away without the owners consent; a 24-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol and disorderly conduct;  a 32-year-old woman was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol; and a 32-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of criminal trespass.

In West Bay a 32-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of assault causing grievous bodily harm following an investigation by the Family Support Unit; a 19-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of robbery; an 18-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of assault causing actual bodily harm;  a 51-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of leaving the scene of an accident and driving under the influence of alcohol;  a 48-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of possession and consumption of ganja; a 27-year-old woman was arrested on suspicion of consumption of ganja; three men aged 43, 21 and 19 were arrested on suspicion of consumption of ganja; a 20-year-old woman was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol and two women, aged 39 and 23, were arrested on suspicion of being drunk and disorderly, threatening violence and resisting arrest. During a road block, two men aged 34 and 54 were also arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol.

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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  1. Twyla M Vargas says:

    SMALL FRY BIG FISH

      Yes the police in the Eastern district have been very vigilent in their work, and I have always given them their praise  and support when it is due, but they need to listen and follow up"Small Fry", becuse they turn big fish.  That is to say there are other reports to be followed up on in the district of Bodden Town,  which  has been put on the back burner.

    Reports have been made to the Bodden Town Police about certain areas of dilapitdated  rundown unused buildings being used for the consumption of drugs.  This area is in a close visited Tourist area.  Building have been broken down and unused for almost 30 years, big trees growing inside, mounds of dirt garbage, grafiti on the walls, weed smoking and used for toilet.   This area is viewed by tourist everyday,  also school children seeing persons doing drugs.   The place is a shame and disgrace to the Tourist area.  Of course the invironmental department is aware of it, they pass it every day, with eyes closed.  The Bodden Town police is very much aware and numerous reports have been made.

    The question now is, since the police have had reports about this,  also the invironment department, who next do we report to, The Governor?   Pay attention to the small fry too sometimes they can develop into very big fish if nothing is done.   Maybe the bucket will get passed here and one say its not for me to clean rubbish and garbage or the other side may say drugs use is for the police to attend to.  Well what I have to say is it is a care for both invorimental and police to take care of.   What is the job of a Community and Devrlopment Officer for the district of Bodden Town?  Do we have one?  If we do I would like to see them some time.   Or is it I, the unpaid community Officer?  Please look at this situation it is embarassing to tourist visiting the area, and questions that cant be answered are being asked.   Again be blessed today.