Slew of arrests over weekend

| 22/12/2008

(CNS): On Grand Cayman a man was arrested on suspicion of possession of an unlicensed firearm, and on Cayman Brac a man was arrested for drug offenses, which, according to police, were among a number of arrests over the weekend for offences that included theft, assault and driving under the influence of alcohol.

In George Town, a 36-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of possession of an unlicenced firearm. The arrest came following reports of shots fired in McField Lane which were made soon after midnight on Saturday. No-one was injured. Following investigations by CID, the man was arrested and a number of bullet proof vests were seized. The man remains in police custody at this time.

Overnight Saturday into Sunday, officers in Cayman Brac arrested a 34-year-old man on suspicion of possession of ganja. He has since been released on bail pending further investigations.

In the Eastern Districts, a25-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of a number of offences including possession of ganja, consumption of a controlled drug, failing to comply with a traffic sign, failing to comply with directions given by a constable, dangerous driving and resisting arrest.

Other arrests of note include: five arrests for assault, five arrests for possession of ganja, two arrests for theft, one arrest for consuming a controlled drug, and six arrests for driving under the influence of alcohol.

Residents are reminded to act responsibly over the festive period by not drinking and driving, always paying attention to the traffic law and not getting involved with illegal drugs.

Anyone with information about crime taking place in the Cayman Islands should contact 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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