Police crack down on crime

| 19/12/2008

(CNS): Police said that they arrested eleven men in a twenty four hour period for a number of offences from burglary to drug dealing in Bodden Town, George Town and West Bay. Between Wednesday morning (December 17) and Thursday morning (December 18) 11 the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service’s (RCIPS) operations Caspian II, Python II and Thor II saw a crack down on crime.

The men were arrested for various offences including possession and consumption of ganja and cocaine as well intent to supply, burglary, theft and drunk driving and the all male offenders varied widely in age from 18 to 66 years.  Police said that these Christmas operations were launched at the beginning of December with a view to deterring offenders, catching those who do commit criminal acts and helping to keep residents and visitors safe during the festive season.

“By carrying out proactive operations we aim to not only catch those responsible for crime but also ensure people feel safe as they go about their business,” said Acting Commissioner of Police, James Smith. “This is a great start to the campaign and should act as a warning to those intent on committing crime. If you haven’t been caught already, chances are you will be soon,” he said.

The RCIPS is also making efforts to educate the community on what they can do to help protect themselves and lessen their chances of becoming a victim of crime. “We have carried out a number of crime awareness meetings and presentations within the community, Public Service Announcements have been launched on Radio Cayman and crime awareness messages will continue to be spread through the media,” added Smith.

Residents were also asked to continue to support the police through keeping and eye on their neighbourhoods and reporting any suspicious activity to their local police station or Crime Stoppers on 800-8477 (TIPS). All persons calling crime stoppers remain anonymous, and are eligible for a reward of up to $1000, should their information lead to an arrest or recovery of property/drugs.

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  1. Anonymous says:

    Shouldn’t the police be ‘cracking down’ on crime as a full time job?  This implies that it only occurs on random occasions!