Cops arrest over 30 for anti-social behaviour

| 06/10/2014

(CNS): A clamp down by police at the weekend on driving infractions, anti-social behaviour and petty offences resulted in more than 30 people being arrested for speeding, drunk driving, disorderly conduct and for warrants re their failure to appear in court. Superintendent Adrian Seales said that officers in the eastern districts joined forces with the K-9 unit and also carried out operations dealing with, illegal drug use and antisocial behaviour on the beach leading to one teenager being arrested for smoking ganja in public.

Police said the 19 year old man who was a resident of East End was arrested for both possession and consumption after a quantity of ganja was recovered from a vehicle. 

“It is sad to see that persons now think they can consume drugs in public and it is okay. They are wrong – persons breaking the law can look forward to more police company, especially on weekends,” said the Eastern Districts Area Commander Chief inspector Brad Ebanks.
During the clampdown which followed complaints of excessive speeding throughout the Eastern districts by motorist on weekends, especially on Sundays eight drivers were prosecuted for speeding. Police said that some people were travelling at more than twice the speed limit when they were stopped.

“Much of the traffic commute goes to the Rum Point and Kaibo areas, however we have decided to step up the intensity,” he said , of what was a broader police operation and one theRCIPS said they will be repeating over the next few weeks.

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  1. Anonymous says:

    RE: Tinted Windows..How do you justify $500 fines for tinted windows and plate covers? Police were not created to increase government "revenue" as you suggest. What you are implying would do more damage than good to this community. Not everybody has$1000 to go around for a minor traffic infraction. Yes, if you know they are illegal than dont do it. But implimenting such fine would affect the economy. How? that mom expecting her monthly maitenance cheque wont get it. That light bill forget it. There must be a balance between the offence and the penalty. Otherwise continue influencing the modern slavery of working to pay off debt. Look it up.

  2. Anonymous says:

    Maybethey could add dead beat dads to their list of clean ups – if mothers didn't have to work two or more jobs to feed and house the kids they could be home paying them more attention.  Instead the court gives order that no one, not even the courts, uphold and the kids are all who suffer at the end with one much very tired parent.  Meanwhle the fathers are allowed to travel, party and live the good life with no consequences.

     

    • Anonymous says:

      Maybe the women need to also be fined for laying down with such useless scum and make them sire their children. Surely they knew before getting pregnant what their "man" was all about!

  3. Anonymous says:

    Cops arrest over 30 for anti-social behavior..

    The RCIP could do this weekly and twice on the weekends ifthey wanted too. The real question here is why not!!

  4. Anonymous says:

    Tinted windows and plate covers should be sufficient probable cause to pull someone over.  At a minimum, you already have someone outwardly projecting their distain for the law and 2 ticketable offences @ CI$500 a pop = $1000 in CI Gov revenue.  Likely other additional fines once they are pulled over.  RCIPS could collect 20 or more grand in fines in 15 minutes during regular commuter hours if they want to.  Not glamourous work, but it would be fairly productive ROI as far as police work goes.

    • Anonymous says:

      Now please please start doing the same at Rum Point.  So many boats are going out there to smoke ganja and you can't even hear the music on your own boat for those huge party boats that come with their own DJ and loudspeakers thinking everyone appreciates their dumb music.  These stupid people start acting like drunken idiots taking their clothes off and carrying on so bad.  We go out their with our children and can't even enjoy ourselves anymore. Please do something!

  5. Anonymous says:

    "Much of the traffic commute goes to Rump Point and Kaibo (on sundays)…"

    Yes, and the scene up there on a Sunday is a disgrace to Cayman. What USED to be a popular family destination on Sundays has now become a porn/booze infested site, where minors are seen drinking and smoking, and others who choose to perform sexual acts for all to see in the open.  

    For far too long the eastern districts have been left alone with no enforcement of laws.

    RCIPS need to do this every Sunday, make it routine. People can't even take a leisurely drive on Sundays as the roads are too dangerous. 

     

    Native.

  6. Anonymous says:

    Back in the 80s, then-mayor of New York, Rudy Giuliani, used similar tactics to "clean up" New York, with much success.  I see no harm, and possibly much benefit, in continuing to crack down on petty crimes and anti-social behaviour here in Cayman. All crime hurts our country…not just major crime.  By getting serious about petty crime, we send the message that NO crime is acceptable here.

    • Anonymous says:

      This is funny as I wrote a view point on this a number of years ago and got nothing but thumbs down. It is a known fact that when a society believes they can get away with petty crime on a daily basis, "bigger" crime is coming right behind………….

    • Fred the Piemaker says:

      Don't disagree we need more aggressive and proactive policing to protect society.  But that merely locks up the perpatrators.  According to Donohue and Levitt (Freakonomics) there is a greater statistical correlation in crime reduction with the legalisation of abortion than Giulani's zero tolerance.  Which when you think of it does have a certain sense given the proprotion of crimes being committed by neglected kids from disfunctional homes who are basically unwanted and unloved.  Not sure Cayman is ready for Roe vs Wade, and we would only see see the effects in 15 years or so.  

    • Anonymous says:

      The policy had no positive effect, other factors were in play.  It is entirely discredited nowadays.

  7. Anonymous says:

    Glad to see the RCIPS still has a K-9 unit.

    Would you please send them to Northward prison on a daily basis to get rid of the drugs in there too?

  8. Anonymous says:

    Anyone who thinks that the problems in Cayman are centered in West Bay is a total idiot, with their head up their a**. Perhaps if they acknowedge that every district of these islands has social problems they might become a part of the solution. Having said that however, I doubt that such class of fools could be a part of any viable solution. 

    • Anonymous says:

      Each district has their problems but WB is by far by the biggest problem of all.

  9. Anonymous says:

    Are we supposed to be applauding that a 19 year old member of our community is now facing criminal charges for something as silly as smoking a joint?

    Its time to de-criminalise possession of Ganja and stop our young people from being labeled as criminals for making a choice to put a relatively harmless substance into their bodies. They are young and foolish; they are not criminals.

    • Jacob McT says:

      No, applaud because they are demonstrating that breaking the law has consequences. 

    • Anonymous says:

      No sympathy.  They made a conscious choice to project their criminal outlaw image which comes with a known penalty.  There are many liberal attitudes towards ganja as a substance, and perhaps there is some merit to some of it.  But in Cayman, 100% of this product is imported through a marine narcotic industry that also fuels the proliferation of violent crime, gangs, guns, harder narcotics and murder.  People that smoke herb are complicit in this apparatus.  We have had a liberal attitude towards our marine border and this is what we have got.  We are all victims now of the result and then duplicitously whine for the RCIPS to do more.  

      • DISTRIKT says:

        Wow! You like da big werds dem! Like disscusion!

      • Anonymous says:

        The Cayman Islands government is only delaying the inevitable by not legalizing or decriminalizing Marijuana and in the process wasting their time and our money. They will never be able to stop all the drugs from coming into this island, and the fact remains, they spend more and more money every year trying. Look at the results. Oh, that’s right, there are none to see!

    • Anonyanmous says:

      YES, de-criminalise it, legalize it NO! there is no foolishness about smoking ganja, here read this 

      A major study says cannabis can be as hard to give up as heroin, and can lead to depression  6h ago 

  10. Anonyanmous says:

    Fair warning to all drug dealers, users and criminals. Time for you to do the right thing stop your anti social behaviour.

  11. Anonyanmous says:

    Thank you inspector Brad Ebanks in your attempt to bring back law and order into our society.  I thank God for you as daily I see people smoking drugs in the public and on more that one occasion I saw police officers drive by and say nothing.  I don't want to single out any nationality but when Jamaican police officers see they own people smoking ganja out in the open they say absolutely nothing I have witness this before in an area frequented mostly by Jamaicans this is in George Town and it is a shame to see the way these people smoke and sell ganja in the open. Once I said something and was told that the police don't have time to stop the smoking and selling of weed because it is natural and is not considered drugs.

    • Anonymous says:

      Baines – you see why the Police are losing our support! Clean it up!

      • Anonymous says:

        Have a little respect: Commisioner Baines, please.

        • Anonymous says:

          Oh, really? Caymanian leaders are routinely referred to by their first names, and sometimes rude derivatives of their first names, on here but you haven't objected to that. Do you think that only British officials should be treated with respect? Think again. And learn to spell while you are at it. 

  12. Anonyanmous says:

    Good job RCIPS, go after all the anti social behaviour.  Far too many people sitting under trees in good neighbourhoods smoking and selling drugs in the open.  Start searching every car that you stop for guns, drugs and stolen property make the thugs life really difficult.  

    • Anonymous says:

      8:40 you sound like you is a really noisy neighbour.Try and find something to really complain about GANGA should be the least of anyone worries. Basically everyone do it, so that wont change, so why not just leave whoever..It's there body.It alcohol and cocaine I really see that has been destroying everyone really…Let those police try and focus on finding and arresting those murderes that they have been leaving out behind for years that are still amoung us today.

      • Anonymous says:

        Those idiots boys shoot each other over drug territory and distribution and the even stupider women that sleep with them 

      • Anonymous says:

        7:55  "You is"???  Which grade did you drop out of to use that kind of grammar? I'm guessing 4th.  You sound so uneducated, it's no wonder that you think "everyone do it".  Maybe if you bettered yourself and hung out with productive, educated people, you'd see that a MAJORITY of us do not need or want to take drugs… ever!

        Not everybody smokes it… just the lowlifes who have nothing better to do with their lives.  Apparently you hang out with all of them since you think "everyone do it".  Unbelievable!

  13. Anonymous says:

    So we are meant to do our drugs during the week then? 

  14. Anonymous says:

    None for gambling, waffling, contracting  or lying down in front of bulldozers??

  15. Anonymous says:

    Typical police, strain the gnat and swallow the camel. If they even knew what this meant, I would be pleasantly surprised. The police are useless. Oops, no one is allowed to say what they feel. as long as it conforms to someone's interpretation of truth. Hardly free speech. I'll say it again, "The police are useless."

    • Anonymous says:

      When are they going to contact the people in Bodden Town regarding their stolen property, which was discussed at the last Police meeting at the Civic Centre?  Time had lapsed and no contact with the homeowners, whose property was stolen, confiscated and not even asked to identify them.

      Be of some use.  Are you here to protect, detect, and bring to justice?  We need results.

      • Anonymous says:

        Technically, there is no promise of crimefighting in their slogan.  It is actually:  "We Care, We Listen, We Act."  By "Act", they invite you down to GT police station to spend 2 hours submitting a report for insurance purposes and to make you feel like you've documented something important to you.  That's also when they demonstrate the caring and listening part.  Job done!  Next!

  16. OnlyInCayman says:

    Daily, weekly, monthly…. Set up regular enforcement. Step it up all of the time.  

  17. Anonymous says:

    Leave those people alone. Go back to west bay and focus on the real drug addicts. That is where the majority of people live with antisocial behaviour. 

    • Anon says:

      20:09, your must walk around with your eyes closed ifyou think West Bay has the majority with drug addicts and antisocial behavior! 

      • Anonymous says:

        If they are only going to do their job for the next FEW WEEKS, perhaps the Police budget can be reduced as they stop paying Oficers for services they don't provide.

    • Anonymoose says:

      Or here's a suggestion: How about we don't leave those people alone, and arrest them as well people in West Bay and people of every other district for that matter who are committing antisocial behaviors? You ignorant knob…

    • Anonymous says:

      Arrest them all.  How about flood all districts all at the same time.  Leave the criminals no where to hide.  All districts with road blocks.  All known criminal homes raided.  All the same night.  All the known areas ransacked.  All questioned.  Ambush them.  Put them in separate rooms.  Make them all rat each other out.  Freeze all their bank accounts.  All vehicles in their names towed.   All parents and known associates also taken in for questioning.  Everyone taken down.  Passports confiscated for every person. 

      Pick up jaywalkers, the kids skipping school arrest them and their parents, dark window tint etc. These cars on the road with no licence and insurance…the informaton is in the system.  The day after have the police sit outside the people's house and issue tickets

      This gives lawyers some work.  Gets everyone off the streets and maybe clean up everything.

      There is no reason to go easy on criminals 

      • Anonymous says:

        Lawyers have plenty of work already, all of it is within the confines of the current laws. Sadly, most of your proposals, that have been written with good intentions, are not.

        This type of Police action is only available in the early hours of the morning in North Korea and China.

      • Anonymous says:

        Jaywalking is not illegal in Cayman. Apart from that, what you sarcastically list is pretty much what they should be doing. It works for Singapore!

  18. Anonymous says:

    Why only "over the next few weeks"? Just do your jobs consistently RCIPS. 

    The type of driving that has become so common place thesedays is clearly a result of inconsistent law enforcement.

    • Cheese face says:

      Erm no, the type of driving is a result of teenagers in suped up cars with no parental guidance. Sure the cops can do more to stop it, but they are not the cause.

      • Anonymous says:

        That would work fine if we could depend on all parents to set the correct examples and provide the relevant guidance. However that is not going to work….anywhere near enough, as many "parents" are either setting the wrong examples….or not around.

        And that's precisely why we employ Police….to uphold the laws! Consistently!