Archive for January 15th, 2011

Teen arrested for Brac smash in minster’s car

| 15/01/2011 | 61 Comments

(CNS): Update Monday 3:00pm — Police say that earlier today, Monday 17 January, a 16-year-old boy was arrested in connection with an accident Friday night, when a Mitsibushi SUV owned by the deputy premier apparently went out of control, left the roadway and overturned.The teen has been arrested on suspicion of dangerous driving, driving without a licence, driving without insurance and leaving the scene of an accident.  He has been released on police bail and police enquiries are ongoing.

The incident happened about 10:30pm on Friday, 14 January, on Lewin Brown Drive, off Major Donald Drive close to Juliana O’Connor Connolly’s home on Cayman Brac’s Bluff.

According to the RCIPS, there were four teenagers (two males and two females all aged between 14 and 17 years) in the car at the time of the incident. No other vehicles were involved. Emergency services attended the location and found that the two male occupants of the car had left the scene. The two females who were still at the location were conveyed to the Faith Hospital, one was released following treatment and the other was admitted to hospital but has since been released. The two male occupants of the car attended the hospital that night and were also released following treatment.

The SUV is the deputy premier’s personal vehicle, not the Brac VIP car.

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Three car smash in heart of tourist district

| 15/01/2011 | 16 Comments

(CNS): Despite the push by the RCIPS to improve the standard of driving on Cayman’s roads, car smashes continue to be a frequent occurrence. Last night three vehicles were involved in an accident on West Bay Road near the Westin Casuarina Resort and Cayman Falls shops at around 10pm. Although it appeared no was injured during the accident, the cars were badly damaged. In the Legislative Assembly on Friday the premier also called on drivers to take more care on the roads as he said the number of accidents could have a detrimental impact on the country’s tourism sector. Government has said that it has plans to reduce the speed limit on parts of the West Bay Road and introduce more cross walks when it brings amendments to the traffic law later this year. (Photos Dennie Warren Jr)

Anyone with information on the accident can call the police traffic department on 946 6254


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Man hurt in 1 of 2 robberies

| 15/01/2011 | 9 Comments

(CNS): Update 3:05pm Sunday – Police say an 18-year-old man was arrested in connection with an incident at the Plum Tree grocery store on Friday evening, the first of two armed robberies on Grand Cayman that night. The suspect is currently detained in police custody while enquiries continue. A male victim is currently in hospital recovering from injuries received during the robbery. Police reported that two men armed with machetes entered the convenience store in Northward just after 8:30pm, assaulted a male member of staff and grabbed the cash register before making their escape. Meanwhile, some two hours later two members of staff at Tim Buc Tuu restaurant were held up at gunpoint as it was closing for the night by two robbers who made off with both tips and takings. (Photos Dennie Warren Jr)

At the Plum Tree store on Northward Road, not far from the country’s prison, the member of staff sustained head and hand injuries in the incident. The injuries, which are believed to have been caused by a machete, are not thought to be life threatening. He was taken by ambulance to the Cayman Islands Hospital in George Town, where he remains this morning (Saturday) and is currently in a stable condition.

Detective Constable Manley Berry is appealing for witnesses to the incident to contact Bodden Town CID or the confidential Crime Stoppers number 800-8477 (TIPS).

In West Bay an employee of the Tim Buc Tuu on Town Hall Road, West Bay, was sitting on the patio at the front of the premises while his co-worker was finishing up inside. He was confronted by two masked men, one of whom had what appeared to be a gun. He forced the staff back inside the premises, where they threatened the female worker before stealing both the night’s takings and the contents of the tip jar. The suspects were last seen running off to the rear of the restaurant but other witnesses say they may have escaped in a green car.

No one was injured and no shots were fired during the incident but staff were shaken by the ordeal, although they found time to commend the very quick response of the West Bay officers, who they said were on the scene within ten minutes of the robbery.

The suspects are both described as being Caymanian, around 5’4”in height, light complexion, wearing black long sleeved shirts, black pants, white tee shirts over their faces and black gloves. One male was of stocky build and approximately thirty years of age. The second male was described as being slim and in his mid-twenties.

Detective Constable Nathan Turner of West Bay CID is investigating the incident and would be keen to hear from anyone who was in the area at the relevant time last night and saw the incident take place or the suspects fleeing the scene.

Anyone with information on either crime can call West Bay CID on 949-3999 or the confidential Crime Stoppers number 800- 8477 (TIPS).

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