Gunshots damage home in Spotts

| 18/05/2011

(CNS): Police have confirmed that a home in the Spotts Newlands area was damaged by gunfire last night but no one was injured in the incident. According to the RCIPS, at about 9.15 pm on Tuesday, 17 May, police received a report that shots had been fired in Orchid Heights, Sunblazer Drive off Shamrock Road, nr to the Spotts Dock. When the police arrived it was found that the outside of a house had been damaged by three shots. The occupants of the house, who had been inside the premises at the time, were not injured. (Photo by Dennie Warren Jr)

Police are appealing for anyone who was in the area at the relevant time last night and witnessed the incident to contact George Town CID on 949-4222, or the confidential Crime Stoppers number 800-8477 (TIPS).

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  1. Anonymous says:

    Crime is down! Also, war is peace, freedom is slavery and ignorance is strength…..!

  2. Anonymous says:

    This is one of the reasons why i am leaving cayman

    • Anonymous says:

      me too!  It was bad enough when they were just shooting people.  Now they're going around shooting innocent houses!

      I'm a builder so I find this particularly distressing.

      • Anonymous says:

        Oh  my I am rolling over with pain a belly.  Thats right builder, stand up fi ye construction. How dare them com shoot up people house,.

        • Anonymous says:

          you sir have a good sense of humor. and Im a comedian, so I know what I'm talking about!

    • Anonymous says:

      Please take some of our criminals with you.

      • Anonymous says:

        Sorry.  Caymanians and status holders have to stay.

        • Anonymous says:

          that's ok….we can handle it.  rather stay here than go wherever u r heading! and don't kid yourself….u going find loads of criminals there!

    • Anymous says:

      Please tell  me where you will be going because if there is no crime there I am comming too.

  3. Mud Truk says:

    Wha ginne on ya?????One policeman is telling us Crime is down when they are tunnelling underneath banks and robbing busineses and people left and right pummelling the poor tourist and man a lick shot! The next nice Policeman telling us he is in control of the Borders because he got 1 canoe out of 10 per month that arrive on these shores and with a wopping bust of 275 lbs mann we big time now! They ran out of gas bro what do you expect them to do paddle back to Jamaica. This would be a good joke if it was not costing us so much friggin money. I hate to bring this up but they were people who understood these crime cycles and how they worked. The National Security Council needs to try and locate and engage these persons because Commisioner Baines and his bunch of wanna be’s simply don’t have a clue whatsoever.

  4. Used to this now says:

    Yawn….

    • Dennie Warren Jr. says:

      You’re yawning now, but one day you’ll be fully awake when it personally affects you.  Please, crime is serious!

      • Seriously says:

        Dennie:

        Sorry for the impression you got that I didn't care by my "Yawn…" comment. 

        In fact crime in Cayman has already personally affected me.  I lived in Cayman for a few years and loved, repeat, loved the experience before crime took over.  I was very much personally ill at ease about the crime once it started, as people were literally being shot in the road in front of my parking spot at work (you know the parking area no doubt, the one behind the restaurant/pub accross from the big blue buildings where the law firms are?).  To shorten the story, I could tolerate the risk (I am not a small man and would pose a challenging target) but once my family no longer felt safe the die was cast – I resigned a job I really enjoyed, packed up my house and moved back where I came from.  Now I didn't get shot or robbed, but that's a effect too, isn't it?  It sucked rather badly in fact.

        The comment was actually intended to convey that crime is now so far out of control that a drive-by shooting is no longer really news.  It's just a daily event.  Cayman shouldn't be standing for this, but you are.  That's why I left, and I expect I'm not the only one.  I hope that explains the comment.

        • Dennie Warren Jr. says:

          It’s sad to read your account.  However, no crime problem will ever be solved by running from it.  If I were to run, should I run again when crime increases in the place which I would seek safety?

          Things don’t just happen, people make things happen.  So with the greatest of respect, you have chosen to be a victim of crime, by surrendering the job you loved and running.

          I don’t own much, but 100% of what I own is here in the Cayman Islands and any criminal who desires to unlawful deprive me of it, or of a safe place in society, will have to fight me.  I’ll use whatever lawful force is necessary against criminals to prevent any crime they may desire to committee against me, from being committed.  Losing the fight against crime, in my view, is not an option.

          For me, these shootings are still news, and whether the Commissioner of Police likes it or not, I can respond to a criminal attack against me much faster than any dispatched police officer can reach and defend me.  I’m uninterested in the police arriving too late, I’m more interested in preventing a crime from being committed against me.

          The cost of doingthe illicit business of crime in the Cayman Islands is too inexpensive, but together we can 'force' them into the red.

          • Seriously says:

            I hear you.  I weigh in at 225 and amuse myself with mixed martial arts, so I'd be happy to stand shoulder to shoulder with you and kick the xxxx out of the people destroying the Islands, but my wife and daughter, not so much.

            By the way, what do you think of the expat factor?  As an expat I don't expect that life would be very happy on the island for my family if I were the one who shot and killed a Caymanian burglar.  Again, I can take care of myself, but my wife and daughter, not so much.

            I expect I would have liked to have met you Dennie Warren Jr.
             

  5. Anonymous says:

    Hope they dont leave any bullets behind like the last time at that old ladys house in WB

    • Anonymous says:

      Not to mention the one left behine at Reflections store as well. Who knows, maybe that's the latest way of securing evidence; leaving it where it's safer so it dont disappear in the legal system.

      Lord help us, cause mother england has sure abandoned us!