Cops clear up dumped cars

| 03/05/2009

(CNS): The Royal Cayman Islands Police Service (RCIPS) and the Department of Environmental Health have joined forces to clear the eastern districts of dumped cars. Over the last few months over 100 abandoned vehicles have been removed from the area and police said by the time the operation is finished, 135 will have been collected. Environmental Health Officer for the Eastern Districts, Derrick Williams warned residents not to abandon cars.

“If you have a car you don’t want, dumping it somewhere should never be an option,” said Environmental Health Officer for the Eastern Districts, Derrick Williams. “Derelict vehicles are not only an eyesore they are dangerous for the environment too.”

Residents are being urged to report anyone seen flouting the law by dumping waste or littering in their neighbourhood to the police or the Department of Environmental Health  DoEH). The public can contact the DoEH to make a complaint at 949-6696 or their local police station.

“Under the 1997 Litter Law, it is an offence to drop litter and dump waste,” said PC Glifford Garcia. “If you are caught you could face a five hundred dollar fine or a prison term of up to six months.”

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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