Cops face 2 murder attempts in weekend violence

| 27/08/2011

(CNS): Update Sunday 9am – Police have confirmed that a 25 year old man has been arrested in East End in connection with one of two separate violent incidents which took place in the early hours of Saturday morning. He was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder following the stabbing of another man on the West Bay Road.  Police were called to the area of the Marriot at around 2:45am Saturday having received a report about a viloent attack in the vicinity of the Marriott. On arrival officers found that a 25-year-old man had been stabbed several times to the neck and body and was bleeding profusely. The stabbing is believed to have occurred at the WetFete at the Cayman Islander Hotel, police said.

Meanwhile, another teenager was taken to hospital after being shot in the hip by masked gunmen in West Bay. In this second incident police received a report at about 5:10 am that someone had been shot at the Thatch Palm Villas on Anderson Road, West Bay. The victim was a 19-year-old man who was found to have a gunshot wound to the upper left hip. Police said that it appeared the teen victim had been confronted by two masked men armed with a shotgun, who shot at the man, before making off from the scene.

The suspects are described as being  5’10 and  6’ 0 in height. Both were wearing long pants with hoody style camouflage jackets.

Both of the injured men were treated in hospital and although serious, police said neither is suffering from life threatening injuries. The RCIPS confirmed however, that the two separate incidents are being treated as attempted murder enquiries.

Police also stated that they would be ramping up patrols Saturday night and Sunday morning in an effort to stamp out the violence.

CID officers  are appealing for anyone with information about either of these crimes to come forward and  contact George Town police station on 9494222 or the confidential Crime Stoppers number 8008477 (TIPS).

Category: Crime

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  1. Concerned American says:

    Cayman was nearly free of crime when I first came there 12 years ago. I remember back about six years ago when Mr. Bush and his followers pushed aside the immigration policies that had served the county so well for many years and granted immediate status to a group of rogues from all over the Carribean and now look what you have. I used to feel safe going to Georgetown at midnight but now people are being robbed in broad daylight. I lay this all at the feet of Mr. Bush. He opened the gate for these problems. Earlier this year I was fortunate to sell my property in Cayman but I feel so bad especially for the elderly people on the island that have seen their peacefull way of life laid to rest. Seriously had it not been for the overnight immigration nightmare a few years back Cayman would still be a peaceful place to live.

    • Anonymous says:

      It is disappointing that you call the people who were granted status "rogues", as they are from all nationalities and professional backgrounds. Not just from the Caribbean. Even the claim that it was granted to people in the Caribbean and that they surely are rogues is ridiculous and racist. Thank God you sold your home and left this Island…one less racist to deal with. Crime is not the Premier's fault. End of story.

      Furthermore, most of these crimes are committed by young adults, some still teenagers. So if an 18 year old is shooting people, I'm pretty sure when he was 12 years old, he wasn't living on his own as an expat in Cayman. Most likely brought up here….or has been living here with parents of a professional background for quite a few years. We cannot ignore the fact that most of these crimes are being committed by young adult males.

  2. Anonymous says:

    Dear Police

    A few Saturdays ago, I came across a road block on West Bay Road at about 9.30 pm.  several cars in front of me turned around and drove back in the opposite direction when they realised that the traffic was due to a police road block.  On passing the road block, I saw several cars headed in the opposite direction do abrupt turn aroundsand travel back towards West Bay.  If only you had had unmarked cars a few hundred yards away from the road block in each direction, you may well have caught who you were looking for and others too. 

     

     

    • Maverick (yes really) says:

      An excellent point. The only problem with it is that when the same thing was suggested by expat officers, and the reasoning argued quite forcefully by us, we were warned that our conduct was 'bordering on insubordination'. My answer was "if you can find 'bordering on insubordination' in the Police discipline code, knock yourself out and prosecute me, boss."

      It was even suggested that an unmarked car just record the numbers of the 'turned around' vehicles for intelligence purposes. Again, an idea that was shot down in flames. What a joke. Here come the street robberies Cayman, get ready.

      The public do not respect the police here, and that has to be gained, not expected.

  3. Anonymous says:

    So this guy got ambushed and shot at 5:00 in the morning and he doesn't know why or who did it?  Right……..

  4. Anonymous says:

    I believe I have information on the identity of the perpetrators of these crimes and so happily share it with you.

    They are known to you. You have questioned or even arrested them previously. They caused problems in school, and the authorities did nothing. They have faced an inadequate justice system that is so hell bent on forgiveness, and so opposed to deterrence, that it at best slapped their wrists and freed them to endanger our tourism industry. The people that did this almost certainly drive by you every day in illegally tinted cars, and you do nothing. They commit minor infractions frequently, and you do nothing. They beat up their significant others, and you do nothing. They disturb the peace with their loud music and offensive language, and you do nothing. They have bling – but no employment or apparent means of support, and you do nothing. They are almost certainly Caymanian – but if not, have been allowed to come and stay here by a failed border control system.

    Above all, They are the creations of a society that fails to enforce not only it’s laws, but it’s standards.

    Hope this helps.

    • Anonymous says:

       "I believe I have information"

       

      I believe you hit the nail on the head! Most of our violent adults started off as bullies in our school systems. They caused problems in school andslowly over time became what they are today.

      The statistics in the US show Sixty percent of students characterized as bullies in grades 6 to 9 had at least one criminal conviction by age twenty-four and 40 percent had three or more arrests by that age. They also seek association with other aggressive students found in gangs.

      Chronic bullies often bully in their adult years,  bullies may grow up to abuse their spouse, children, and coworkers. and the general public.

       

      We can keep locking these violent adults up at Northwood, but unless we as a society start taking action when they are young, we will not have a prison big enough to hold all the violent adults walking Cayman's streets.

       

      It's easier to put out a forest fire when the match first falls.  It becomes much more challenging when it's a roaring blaze.

      I bet you if you checked, you would find that most of the prisoners at Northwood were not angles in school. They threatened other children, then later gravitated to gangs and more violence.

       

      Ben Franklin once said " An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure"

       

      In other words let's take action with our chidren when they are young.  We need to admittthere is a problem with bullying and take action now! Imagine if we help these young children realise that  they are chosing the wrong path?

       

      Cayman's future would be so much brighter.

  5. Anonymous says:

    Dont you understand the weapons are in that vicinity at a safe house and returned or borrowed when needed. Searching the cars along West Bay rd would find no weapons as they have already been secured or moved to another location after the crime has been commited.

    • Anonymous says:

      Dont you understand it is better to have a Police presence and possibly do something sensible in the vicintiy of where the most crimes are committed than to do nothing at all or waste time and equipment elsewhere?????

  6. Anonymous says:

    As I said in another post, the RCIP force's time and energy would be much better spent along the West Bay / George Town corridors on any given night, but particularly on weekends.  We rarely hear reports of violence or delinquent activity in any other areas, particularly Rum Point so arm yourselves and  go where the problems are RCIP and leave the drama of last weekend to TV.  Whoever came up with that idea needs to be removed from his/her post as they are obviously not in touch wit reality let alone policing. Take a poll…….that was a useless exercise and produced nothing…..Having a strong Police presence along the West BayRoad  stopping and checking every single car would be time and money well spent.  But make sure to follow proper procedures and gather sufficient evidence to prosecute the perpetrators….otherwise dont waste any more time.

     

    • Anony Mous says:

      Rum Point operation was needed. Just look at the average home price in the area with its occupants and you would see why.

  7. MER says:

    All of this happening and the only thing our premier is worried about is the AG doing his job like he was hired for! Mess we in eh?! 

  8. Anonymous says:

    Where is the Cayman Islander Hotel? Is it new?

    • Stiffed-Necked Fool says:

      On Miami Beach!

    • Anonymous says:

      Where have you been?  It is no longer a hotel but is still called the Islander Hotel because like the old Hyatt it still stands…..on the West Bay Road…near Aqua Beach.

       

      • Anonymous says:

        In Irene…not in Cayman. I am a tourist….and know just about every hotel and location in Cayman, but never heard of that one….now I know why!!!

    • Anonymous says:

      You don't know but yet you would be ready to give your views on how the Islands should be run and by whom.

       

      • Anonymous says:

        Wow, you sure are quick to judge.

        1. I have alot of friends that live on the island and that is why I read the local news(i.e. mostly to keep up on the threat of hurricane etc.).This article just caught my eye.  2. Wanted to know where the "hotel" was located as I travel to GC a few times a year and have stayed in most of your hotels and could not place it. 3. Please show how my asking that question you interpreted that  I was offering my views on how and whom should run your island.  SMH!!

      • Anonymous says:

        What a moronic post!