Police seize CI$90K of booty

| 12/09/2011

(CNS): Police have recovered around CI$90,000 worth of stolen property as a result of three separate operations at the weekend in George Town and West Bay. Two men are currently in custody in connectionwith the raids, having at this point been arrested for handling stolen goods. DS Marlon Bodden said that enquiries into the circumstances surrounding how the goods got to be at the different commercial and residential locations are now ongoing. Speaking to the media on Monday morning regarding the various criminal incidents and police operations this weekend, Bodden revealed the details of the haul.

The senior officer said that the police had recovered the significant amount of stolen property as deliberate targeted operations, which included power and construction tools, generators, TVs, games jewelery and other items that police were now examining and attempting to find the rightful owners.

He said that it was at times like these when people realise how important the messages put out by the police about the need for people to properly record the characteristics of their property and make it easy to identify and help the police work through the seizure.

DS Bodden said that the police had taken special security measures in order to protect the stolen goods as they assess the property and continue the investigation surrounding the haul.

The senior cop further revealed that on Saturday a 32-year-old man had been arrested on charges relating to supplying ganja. Another loaded firearm was recovered at the weekend but the police gave no details of how the weapon was found.

Police also seized a loaded gun on Thursday in an operation in which a man and a woman were both arrested in Prospect. DS Bodden said investigations in connection with that operation were ongoing and the the man remained in custody. Meanwhile, police are still hunting for the man who abandoned his weapon in Bodden Road on Friday afternoon when a police unit arrived there following a tip-off from a member of the public.

Category: Crime

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  1. Jessica Jorgensen says:

     

    I hate to rain on anyone’s parade but I need to set the record straight. I have been to view this recovered property, in the hope that my property was there. There are power tools there but no construction materials.  I would estimate the value of them to be in the $10-15,000 range. This is still a lot of tools and it is good that they have been recovered. I hope that the police publish a photo log of the recovered items, which also include a Toshiba flat screen TV and a laptop.
    Cayman 27 was taking pictures when I was there and should be posting them.
    I had my property in industrial park burglarized twice in the past two months and had several thousand dollars of tools and electrical construction materials stolen.
    The result of these break-ins is delayed work projects, loss of work and reputation, layoffs, increased insurance costs and an over-all increase in doing business which always gets passed on to the consumerin the end.
    The police response has been limited at best and their rapport and communication with me and my neighbour who also was burglarized has been poor, bordering on non-existent.
    We had four separate uniformed officers "checking" on four separate reports from the same property in the span of three weeks. After today we have a detective added to this Posse. There seems to be no internal communication between the officers and no method of tracking where reports are on a mapor anything, so officers are not aware that other events have happened in the same area unless a victim knows and brings it to their attention. In our case this did not help either.
    I have also learned that even the new police cars have been ordered and delivered with no CCTV capability whatsoever. In this day and age, this stands out as yet another colossal oversight by the powers that be in the RCIPS.
    Even small things are being overlooked.
    My own un-official estimates are that up to 40% of the vehicles on the road in Cayman are without valid registration, insurance or both. I feel if there was a focused effort to get these vehicles off the road, there would be fewer for the criminal element to use for criminal activity. 
    I could write much more on this, just out of sheer frustration, but I hope this is enough to start another discussion and encourage the RCIPS to redouble their efforts.

     

  2. Anonymous says:

    Danny, obviously you have a ‘Master Carpenter’s background, as you so firmly hit the nail on the head.  You have the understanding and heartbeat of the Island, as well the people, coupled with a large side measure of hope.  I am not familiar with the structure of the government but feel the people should have more say and the Brit's should come over and bring strength, control, and possible house cleaning of the government.  This isn't the 60's anymore… Yes, there are still reruns of  'Andy of Mayberry', that was 50 years ago, one has to be a realist and understand that this is not the day we live in anymore and certain things need to be decisively dealt with. 

    I am sure the Cayman's will get on the right track, but one would wonder if Christ's return might come first.  In as much as the government attempts to bamboozle the locals and in particular the tourist industry, a second grader can see thru their folly, it’s not rocket science.  A couple incidents of Cruise Line passengers being significantly affected by the crime which is now so prevalent will hit worldwide attention with obvious consequences.  Probably time to 'come out of the closet', make some tough decisions, be more forthright, and return the island to its full splendor.

    I hope the investment I made in this country was not a mistake; I don't believe so, although I’ve certainly been tested.

    Hope for tomorrow, but sleeping with one eye open…

  3. Danny Roach says:

    I hate to rain on anyone’s parade but I need to set the record straight. I have been to view this recovered property, in the hope that my property was there. There are power tools there but no construction materials.  I would estimate the value of them to be in the $10-15,000 range. This is still a lot of tools and it is good that they have been recovered. I hope that the police publish a photo log of the recovered items, which also include a Toshiba flat screen TV and a laptop.

    Cayman 27 was taking pictures when I was there and should be posting them.

    I had my property in industrial park burglarized twice in the past two months and had several thousand dollars of tools and electrical construction materials stolen.

    The result of these break-ins is delayed work projects, loss of work and reputation, layoffs, increased insurance costs and an over-all increase in doing business which always gets passed on to the consumer in the end.

    The police response has been limited at best and their rapport and communication with me and my neighbour who also was burglarized has been poor, bordering on non-existent.

    We had four separate uniformed officers "checking" on four separate reports from the same property in the span of three weeks. After today we have a detective added to this Posse. There seems to be no internal communication between the officers and no method of tracking where reports are on a map or anything, so officers are not aware that other events have happened in the same area unless a victim knows and brings it to their attention. In our case this did not help either.

    I have also learned that even the new police cars have been ordered and delivered with no CCTV capability whatsoever. In this day and age, this stands out as yet another colossal oversight by the powers that be in the RCIPS.

    Even small things are being overlooked.

    My own un-official estimates are that up to 40% of the vehicles on the road in Cayman are without valid registration, insurance or both. I feel if there was a focused effort to get these vehicles off the road, there would be fewer for the criminal element to use for criminal activity. 

    I could write much more on this, just out of sheer frustration, but I hope this is enough to start another discussion and encourage the RCIPS to redouble their efforts.

    • Anonymous says:

      Danny, obviously you have a ‘Master Carpenter’s background, as you so firmly hit the nail on the head.  You have the understanding and heartbeat of the Island, as well the people, coupled with a large side measure of hope.  I am not familiar with the structure of the government but feel the people should have more say and the Brit's should come over and bring strength, control, and possible house cleaning of the government.  This isn't the 60's anymore… Yes, there are still reruns of  'Andy of Mayberry', that was 50 years ago, one has to be a realist and understand that this is not the day we live in anymore and certain things need to be decisively dealt with. 

      I am sure the Cayman's will get on the right track, but one would wonder if Christ's return might come first.  In as much as the government attempts to bamboozle the locals and in particular the tourist industry, a second grader can see thru their folly, it’s not rocket science.  A couple incidents of Cruise Line passengers being significantly affected by the crime which is now so prevalent will hit worldwide attention with obvious consequences.  Probably time to 'come out of the closet', make some tough decisions, be more forthright, and return the island to its full splendor.

      I hope the investment I made in this country was not a mistake; I don't believe so, although I’ve certainly been tested.

      Hope for tomorrow, but sleeping with one eye open…

  4. Anonymous says:

    Keep the work up..

  5. Anonymous says:

    Pawn Shops.. hmm I wonder why they have now been allowed here, after being legally banned so many years??

    All they do is encourge petty crime/theft.

    I guess it pays to know the right people

  6. Anonymous says:

    A $90K booty – whose did they grab? Beyonce's?

  7. Anonymous says:

    Keep it UP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  8. I Care says:

    This is very good news, and by the comments great suport for the Police for once. I goes to show that we are not all against the RCIPS. This is good and I am sure lifts the spirits of the good officers.

    It is true that if an employer praise and encourage their employees , the employee will stive to do better, likewise with the Police , if they are praised by the Public/People of the country they will work harder and harderto keep us and all safe.

    Thank you RCIPF I have removed the (S) as I have always stated the Police is a FORCE not a SERVICE.

    God Bless 

  9. Anonymous says:

    Charge the crooks with money laundering and seize the property that the stolen goods were found on. Maybe then fewer people will cooperate with and give shelter to the crooks.

  10. Anonymous says:

    Can we have a photo of this man??

    Re 'police are still hunting for the man who abandoned his weapon' …if they want our help, dont we have the right to know the name and see the face of this wanted man??

    After all he could be the hitchhiker I saw last night???

    If the pics of every 15-year-old girl visiting her boyfriend can be published, then why not his ??
     

     

  11. Anonymous says:

    Yes RCIPS! Pressha dem low life crooks!

  12. Anonymous says:

    Nice to see the RCIPS make some head-way with theft that has been going on. They need the comminuty support to keep the momentum going, give it to them Cayman!

  13. Anonymous says:

    Well done RCIPS, now I hope that people who had to suffer their possessions being stolen will have an opportunity to regain their property as is not the case in many instances.  Let the public know what happens to the items after they are found and the case tried.   What are the procedures for people to get back their property that was stolen?

  14. Ken P says:

    Good work RCIP and anyone who may have informed them now let's keep this up and don't be sleeping on this latest capture remember evil doesn't sleep. Also maybe it's time to hire more Caymanians in the RCIPS and bring back Burmon, Rudi, Shaun Ebanks and other experienced senior officers.

  15. Anonymous says:

    Good job CID!

     

    Keep um pro-active Supt., your time is coming; just press on.

  16. Anonymous says:

    Hey! I bought all this stuff at garage sales.Thats not ilegal and I dont need a licence!

  17. aNON says:

    Just maybe they got a wake up call. Now let's see them keep this up. The criminals need pressure on them now.

  18. Real World says:

    Congratulations RCIPS, and thank you.

  19. cow itch says:

    santa claus is on the fbi's most wanted list… yup, true…

  20. Anonymous says:

    Good work!

    May I please encourage the police and the judicial system to work to gether to ensure the judicial system has what they need to get a conviction. 

  21. Anonymous says:

    Good Job Guys…..love hearing about good news…thought I would share something…..recently and I mean the last two weekends in a row…there has been a problem with objects hitting peoples cars as they drive by…….just people with nothing better to do…either way the people throwing these objects at the moving cars want you to stop….The police noted possibly wanting you to stop so they can then rob you……I just letting the public know…..when this happnes don't stop and call the police….although the police did not seem as if they were going to investagate the incident it can't hurt to report it…..these are punks with nothing to do but cause trouble…..these incidents both happening within 1 mile of Caymana Bay…..Drivers beware….

  22. Anonymous says:

    Again, good result RCIPS.  Keep it up.

  23. Anonymous says:

    Great job.  Now whoever woke the RCIPS up deserves a medal because operations as such are long overdue and lets not ease up now.

  24. Anonymous says:

    thank you and a good job

  25. Southside says:

    WOW!

    RCIPS has done more in the past 4 or 5 days than they had done in the past 5 years! Lets hope they keep it up!

  26. Booty Call says:

    It is about time that the police find all of these stolen items.  Many of these items are being stolen from constrution sites, where these people work, also they ask their friends to visit them and they take tthem away,  Cayman has become so bad now with booty thieves that you have to keep a record of everything around your home if anyone is working for you, doing construction or even cleaning the yard, they are stealing from the yard rakes right down to the showels, hoe pick ax and crow bar. 

    They work in your restaurant and is stealing your plates, pots and pans, knives, fork and spoon.  Steal half of the bag of shrimps, half of the meat and even the chicken parts they put in their handbag pouring water in the shampoo bottle. and gone with one of ye figurines and broke up the rest.

    Police need to keep a keen look out for these things., and its not about marking your stuff, because who wants to be marking up every thing they have.  If a person is found with something which the police suspects could be stolen, then ask them where it came from.  Let them produce a receipt.  Too many items are getting stolen in Cayman and sent away from the off the Island.  I am happy to hear the police is doing something about it, and lets see if they will continue.  Booty Call  Good work RCIP.  Throw the book at them  Thief!!!!

    • Yeth Thir says:

      And alot of the thieves look innocent and speak to you with the utmost respect and honor "Yeth Thir, Yeth Thir, I am happy to help you thir"

      I know people who have been wiped out from inside jobs- staff who they deemed as honest picked them clean.  Of course they encnouraged the boss to hire 'good people' they knew back home who were 'highly' educated.

      The lesson is- you get what you pay for.  Cayman employers love the cheap labor?  Well you are gonna get cheaply ripped off.

      Pay people fairly and treat them right and you get a good honest workforce and less booty on the street (no pun intended)

       

  27. Anonymous says:

    Can someone please tell me how and why the government allowed two cash for gold stores here on the island?

    • SMH says:

      Great question Anon!  Is it just me or have there been a HIKE in robberies eversince these two Cash for Gold came on board?? I am even afraid of walking with jewelry on now.  Cayman is no longer the same and these 2 companies are not worth the T&B License fee they pay. 

      Come on Cayman let's get back our country for not only our sake but for our children!!

       

  28. Anonymous says:

    How can one make an inquiry if his or hers property that was stolen is a part of this recovery?

  29. Anonymous says:

    yes! yes! yes!  This is great news – lots more of the same and let's get some convictions.  My conficence in the police actionto identify criminals is growing….but my confidence in their ability to put together a watertight case is still pretty low.

     

    Please put some of these perps away now!