Routine stop yields firearm

| 06/07/2012

polcie car.jpg(CNS): Police officers who made a routine stop of a vehicle in the early hours of Friday morning in George Town recovered a handgun and bullets from a man who tried to flee. He and two other men with him in the car at the time police pulled the vehicle over are all in police custody. An RCIPS spokesperson said the incident occurred on North Sound Road, near to Welly's Cool Spot at around 1:30am. Police said the officers had cause to stop the car and as it pulled over a man alighted from the vehicle and ran off. He was chased on foot by police who subsequently recovered the firearm and an undisclosed quantity of ammunition.

All three male occupants of the car were arrested on suspicion of possession of an unlicensed firearm and ammunition. In addition, one of the men was also arrested on suspicion of being in possession of ganja.

All three remain in police custody while enquiries are on-going the police stated.
Anyone who has information about crime in the Cayman Islands is asked to call George Town CID on 949-4222, the RCIPS tip-line 949-7777 or Crime Stoppers on 800-8477(TIPS).

Category: Crime

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  1. Anonymous says:

    good job to the USG officers that were involved in this!

  2. Sir Turtle in his sand box says:

    The only thing disgraceful is what the UK & FCO masters have allowed and sanctioned to happen here to the Cayman Islands with crime and corruption so some including criminals and themselves can derive economic opportunities and benefit from it whilst the entire island's youth, economy and citizens suffer and die as a result. They then have the nerve to put it in black & white in their so called "White Paper" whilst creating labels and making derogatory comments about Cayman and its people. Creating problems and suggesting and implementing solutions to fix them is just plain sick. Us thanking them for saving us, takes it to a whole new level of what an imbecile is.

  3. Sir Turtle in his sand box says:

    The only disgrace and shame i see is what has been allowed and orchestrated to happen to the Cayman Islands in the terms of both crime and corruption so some including criminals are allowed and able to profit and extend their grip and hold in our society and all the while our UK & FCO masters are continuing to create jobs an opportunities for their nationals and others they have imported which in fact is seriously bleeding our national economy which inturn disenfranchises our youth and island they then have the nerve to call us names and pretend their only here for our benefit. That is what is a real disgrace and sad part for Cayman is its all laid out in black & white in their so called "White Paper" for their territories. Creating a problem to fix it while the place and people die and suffer and you profit is not only despicable it is sick. Cayman thanking them for saving us probalbly takes it to a whole new level of being an imbecile.

  4. Anonymous says:

    These shouldn't be routine stops by unarmed traffic cops, which is what the vast majority of uniformed RCIPS officers are.

    The USG (Uniformed Support Group), Cayman's firearms police units should be out, hunting down and stopping these gunmen; they are the armed units of the RCIPS and have the necessary tools for this type of police work.

    What is going to happen one of these days when, instead of bolting to escape, one of these gunmen turns and decides to open fire on unarmed police officers trying to apprehend them ?

    It is only a matter of time before this happens.

    Arm the police or have the armed police do their job.

  5. Anonymous says:

    Thanks and KEEP IT UP?

    • very good says:

      It is about time the police listen to the public, when they keep telling them to PUll over these vehicles, day and night.  Search them and you will be surprisead at the find.   Stop them search them, book the,  Thank you

  6. Anonymous says:

    Well done Officers! I have a lot of respect for the RCIP and if citizens of these islands would join hands with them it would be more crimes solved or just not happening at all.

    I know that there may be some corruption in the force but it will come a day when they will get caught.

    We all need to work together and get these scum bags off of the streets.


  7. Anonymous says:

    Great work RCIP!

  8. Anonymous says:

    What about checking out those guys that sit under the tree down that area selling numbers all day. Hang on is that still illegal??….

    • CaymanFisting says:

      Numbers or guns guy??? What is more important? Be serious

    • Anonymous says:

      Well, you must've gone there to buy numbers then since you know what they're doing under the tree.

    • Anonymous says:

      This is all great that a "routine" stop found firearms…doesn't anyone wonder on the police force or customs how on earth are these firearms being brought into the Island???? What about the non routine stops…can you imagine on how many firearms are really on the Island.  Very very scary.  I think someone should open their eyes and face the problem that how on earth are they making there way into the island.  This just didn't happen over night!!!!

  9. Anonymous says:

    Thank you RCIP. People should also note that there was a major UK study by Civitas released yesterday which clearly showed what many of us have suspected. Longer prison sentences for habitual offenders significantly reduces the amount of crime. Somehow that needs to be taken on board by our politicians. They need to change our laws.

    • Anonymous says:

      Yes its not the comissioners lack of ability to perform, its the L.A.. 

      • Anonymous says:

        Whatever changes Baines has brought about, it seems that the ability of Police has improved to impressive levels.

        Well done to all involved.

  10. Anonymous says:

    I am completely amazed that some fool is giving these brave cops a thumbs down. Whoever you are you are a disgrace.

    • Anonymous says:

      Probably criminals that have access to the internet or persons who do not wish these Islands well.

    • Ghosts of Tempura says:

      Its amazing how some of you are so willing and able forget the level of ineptness and high level of incompetence that occurs with this police service when we have these by chance encounters in which they do their jobs which they are paid very well to do. These feel good stories however only stand to remind us how it use to be and should be and it was absolutely and totally uneccesssary the extremely high cost we are now inccurring and is now infact snowballing and drastic changes that have occurred by our UK puppet masters reinventing the RCIPS wheel to suit themselves and their own interest. Sorry nothing new here just old glimpses of her past abilities now being highlighted by our foreign run police force bosses trying to justify their exorbitant salaries. This little game or exercise however has come at a very high priced to the safety and quality of life and reputation of the Cayman Islands and not to mention some very experience and decent local officers. Also part of this hidden high cost is the loss of serious ground to the criminal element, who have gone through a virtual criminal metamorphosis which has seen the induction of a very large segment of our youth. Crime has mushroomed during this period and no one including our governing power will take any responsibility for it yet some who have arrived here are benefitting quite hansomely from this. Blood of all those innocent and not so innocent are on somebody hands. The next time you are on here reading please remember to say a little prayer for little Jeremiah Barnes and his family and thank God we still have some very good local police officers who actually go out there everyday and do a excellent job.

      • Anonymous says:

        Yep, lets all sit back and look at the good old days through rose tinted glasses.

        Check the results, they cannot be massaged when people are being arrested and Charged for multiple serious offences.

        It is obvious that some change has occurred, the dynamics and results reveal this.


      • Anonymous says:

        Nope …. you still ain't getting your job back!

  11. Anonymous says:

    The RCIPS take a battering on here but this shows what the mostly unarmed officers are facing – well done.

  12. Anonymous says:

    Well done to the officers responsible.

  13. Anonymous says:

    This is certainly good news.  XXXX

    Well done officers!

  14. NeoSurvivor says:

    Good work, RCIP.   Kudos and respect.    Your 'win' column is growing.  

  15. Anonymous says:

    keep stopping and searching cars with illegal window tint!

  16. Anonymous says:

    Good job, RCIP.

  17. Anonymous says:

    This speaks volumes about the boldness of criminals that they can drive around with guns and ammunition in their cars and is only uncovered when some local officer tries to do his or her job that these situations are uncovered  and the myth that our borders are secure which is constantly being preached to us is such a farce.

  18. Anonymous says:

    Well done.

  19. Anonymous says:

    Well done, RCIP! This is what we are looking for – proactive policing.

  20. Anonymous says:

    good, good, very good