Police arrest man for stabbing

| 21/03/2009

(CNS): UPDATED Police say they have now arrested a 22-year-old man on suspicion of attempted murder following the stabbing of a man in West Bay in the early hours of Saturday morning, 21 March. The man, who is currently in custody, was arrested by detectives investigating the case following an earlier announcement that officers were trying to piece together the circumstances regarding  a man who had reportedly  turned up injured at a house in West Bay. The Royal Cayman Islands Police Service said that the 20-year-old man, who underwent surgery for the stab wound, remains in a stable but critical condition.

The police reported earlier today that an on-duty police officer carrying out mobile patrols in West Bay was flagged down by a man driving a pick-up truck on Reverend Blackman Road at around 3:45 am on Saturday morning. The man was carrying the victim whom he said had arrived injured at his house.

The uniformed constable requested an ambulance and the man was taken to hospital. The driver of the pick-up truck told officers that the victim arrived injured at his house off Fountain Road shortly before.

“We need to hear from anyone with information about where this man received the stab wound,” said Detective Constable Valentine Reid. “Anyone who knows what happened is urged to come forward.” Area Commander, Chief Inspector Angelique Howell noted that violent crime will not be tolerated in the district and that the incident will be robustly investigated by CID.

Anyone who can help should contact West Bay police station on 949-3999 asking for DC Valentine Reid 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:

    To the author of "so sad………." what a truly disgusting and useless post.

    It is this same mentality of blaming everyone else for OUR problems and ignoring and denying OUR problems that has exacerbated this situation. We have had major problems and they are now spilling out of the homes and onto the streets now OUR  young children are so at risk with severe mediocrity in our schools, simply pushing at risk children through the school system has severely increased our rate of illiteracy, gangs in the schools not being addressed because of your style of thinking – useless "excuses" and denial of OUR problems. Domestic abuse was and continues to be such a MAJOR problem on this island from politicians down to high school boys are dolling out cruel punishment on our women and girls. Drugs drugs drugs as our previous posters have written about. Obesity, incest the list is sadly continual and very upsetting. What you need to understand is regardless if they are only quarter Caymanians by blood or not they are 100% HOME-GROWN IN the Cayman Islands so all of these social issues are coming to roost and simply passing the buck and blaming foreign nationals is not and will never be the solution.  We as a community have to put pressure on our "Leaders" with strong cries for ACTION but we tend to be comforted because it is not in my neighborhood or it is not my child we have to stop with that mentality because it will eventually be OUR problem and affect us directly.

    This incident with Sabrina has me so upset because it highlights that our police officers are severely in need of TRAINING!!!!! And once again our "Leadership" is asleep at the wheel. How can the Senior in charge state at a press briefing that he himself called that he does not know about a key piece of evidence??? That is UNACCEPTABLE!!!!!

     I personally would be willing to get out there and march down to the police station/LA wherever and demand some action but it will be pointless doing that on my own because we need to stand TOGETHER and that’s the only way we are going to effect change.


  2. Anonymous says:

    WAKE UP Cayman! This is totally an erosion of our young people, due to the availabily of serious drugs…Pure and simple, non political….It really didn’t hit me until the past 5 or so years, when one by one , the kids that My children went to school with, or our neighbors children, starting coming up shot, dead, or strung out on drugs… Some of these kids I have known from the day they were born…. ALLL good young kids… Each of their parents have held special hopes and dreams for them..Who can say when the tide turned, parents fault or the wide availabilty of drugs, cultural or peer pressure?, …. We have been lax, and turned a blind eye to the group on the corner, that we KNOW is up to no good, but since it’s not OUR kid, we just  look down on them and say to ourselves, there must be a reason for that, it could never happen to us…We need to be brave…and help put and end to this. NOW. THIS is not a PPM or UDP problem…This is a community problem that we can address if we are brave enough.

  3. Anonymous says:

    To the author of " So sad. In "the good old days’ this sort of thing was really rare"…..

    If I were you, I would not come onto this forum to post such ignorant and disgusting comments. I would be far too afraid of letting anyone know that these are in fact the ideologies and opinions that I possess.

    Expats have helped to make this island what it is today (in a positive way). Of course there are non-locals who are also committing crimes. That can’t be denied. But to single out and blame any particular nationality for these crimes is ridiculous. I’m sure that you, as like many other Caymanians, just need to have a scapegoat to blame it on, And what better scapegoat than those who are not born, raised, and have forefathers from here.

    As Cayman’s population increases, so too will crime. That is one of the laws which govern societal development. Larger populations in general, will have higher crime rates. Expect the rates to continue to increase if something proactive and immediate is not done.

    What have you done lately in the community to combat crime or offer solutions to the problem? Hopefully you aren’t just talk, but also a little action as well. Combating crime is a social endeavor. It requires the community at large to have unity. How can a community unite when people such as yourself forge an even greater divide amongst it’s people, by slurring out your ignorance, intolerance and hostility for all to see?

    People, learn to stop pointing the finger at a group of people for our problems. We have a social responsibility. It is up to us to learn from our past, and create the future WE want to have. Hopefully that future is a little more acceptant and tolerant of those we do not call Caymanians. I have lived for a few years on and off in 3 other small countries and I must say that my beloved isle Cayman, known for its “wonderful”, “friendly”, “inviting” people, is one of the most intolerant countries I have come across to date. Why is this? Learn to love and accept what is not Caymanian without loosing what is!

    People like you (the author) are the reason why I amso ashamed to call myself a Caymanian. I could only wish that you were living back in those “good ol days” and not here alongside me now in the year 2009.

  4. Anonymous says:

    In response to poster Owen, please get with reality. How can we blame the PPM on some lunatic stabbing the other? Why not blame the UDP also, why not blame yourself? Laws are in place to punish people who commit crimes but unfortunately don’t prevent or solve them.

    We need to be responsible and not make stupid statements that have no value at all and remember if we are not part of the solution we are part of the problem.

  5. Anonymous says:

    Each candidate running for office in May should offer a plane as to how they will deal with the crime issue in Cayman. Are they living on another planet? I never hear them speak of the violence or what they plan to do to curb it.

  6. Only For Caymanians says:

    A leading  perspective is that Cayman is only on it way to a very dangerous small Islands  and will only get worst.

    The Police is hardly any use to prevention in crime, while crime is on the rise and now  we wonder just how  Lawless we might become  one day.

    Trust me….  with this type of Government  allbeit  PPM  or  UDP  we  go  down  down   down. We nned  a "Complete overhaul  in the Cayman Islands…..  Please "Dont vote  NONE of the present Government as  no  party is able to run a Country"


    Only For Caymanians

  7. Anonymous says:

    So sad. In "the good old days’, this sort of thing was really rare. Did it come with the Jamaican/Honduranian influx of people in the 80s bringing in their kids who had no discipline cos their parent (have to say that cos it was just a mother) brought them in ? Thanks Linford for instructing the civil servants to let them in. Wonder why. Er votes.

    Our leading, murderous, criminal, now in jail, hopefully for a very long time (though he has gotten a stupid rich white liberal media idiot  (of course)who if he knew what he was dealing with would soil his underwear) is half Jamaican/ quarterCaymanian/ quarterBajan. We Caymanians who remember the days before these people were allowed to flood in here have lived to regret it.

    Caymanians are very far from perfect. But the awful stuff that has gone on recently has been influenced by the street "culture" of Ja, Honduras(a barbarous society) and the US. And, alas, our young women are entranced by these useless, unemployed, anti-female dignity cretins.

  8. Owen says:

    This crime issue is becoming unbearable. How many more Caymanians must be maimed, injured or killed before the PPM will act? Another reason to vote them out of office. Crime is out of control and anbody but them will fix it.

    • Anonymous says:

      What has the crime wave got to do with the PPM , Owen?  What are the solutions being offered by the UDP? 

      • Anonymous says:

        The young man being held is a Caymanian, raised by a loving Caymanian mother and father.

        Tomorrow , it could be your child , victim or perpetrator…Until WE, get behind the drug problem, and make it as important as seatbelts, window tint, smoking in public areas, etc., and REALLY get the community behind making this unacceptable, we will continue to lose our kids. WHY are we so scaredt o confront this…I noticed this kid was as risk, I spoke to him, but then what? Seriously, why do we see our kids walk around day after day, drive by them and close our eyes? Because we don’t want to get in a "messy" situation. Is this the best we can do?

        THIS is the National Debate that we should be protesting for, shelve the dolphins just for the moment.


  9. Anonymous says:

    God help Cayman