Have you seen this man?

| 02/09/2009

(CNS): The RCIPS has released the photo of Royce Leon Cornwall, who is wanted in connection with a number of serious offences involving firearms, and is asking the public to help them find him. Police say 28-year-old Cornwall is thought to still be in the Cayman Islands and may be receiving assistance from friends. Members of the public are advised not to approach Cornwall if they see him, but report any sightings to police immediately. Chief Inspector Peter Kennett said, “We want to locate this man as soon as possible and would welcome any assistance from the public.”

Kennett also took the opportunity to remind people that it is a criminal offence to harbour or assist an offender and asked anyone with information about his whereabouts to contact police without delay.

On speaking about the decision to release Cornwall’s picture to the public, the Police Commissioner David Baines said that the RCIPS will use all means necessary to apprehend suspected criminals.

Anyone with information on Cornwall’s whereabouts should inform the police immediately. People can also call 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:

    Hello here! ;;stop posting foolishness about the man ,and judging him!! Don’t judge a book by it’s cover & cause una see people posting bad thing ,the rest of una dnt need go against him & how do yu no he a criminal??tell me that!! Una jus judging by a pic and cause police sey he this and that this is foolishness!!

    • Annoyed by ignorant bloggers says:

      You all have to stop and realise that u are only hearing
      one side of the story and you are not being made completely
      aware of the entire situation! To the woman jokingly passing the
      Remark about asking him for a date, he is married with 4 kids.
      And to the person stating that you would knock him out, stop trying
      To look brave because in reality if he did approach u and you saw him
      You would pee yourself! We all as caymanians have to stop over-reacting
      And trying to be amusing! This is someones son, father, husband and brother
      Stop acting ignorant and be civilzed! Or have we been a the old people would
      Say “backing news” so long that we forget that words can hurt people and some
      Things just shouldn’t be said! Grow up Cayman! Stop looking to be noticed!

  2. Jackson says:

    We all know that he is entitled at law to the presumption of innocence, meaning that he has a right to a trial and a chance to defend himself before he can be convicted, but the fact that he is still hiding when the whole island knows that the RCIP are looking for him sure tells you something about his character, doesn’t it? 

    He is a coward for not facing the consequences of his choices, and those as yet unnamed persons helping him evade justice are criminals who seriously need to spend some time in prison.

  3. Raffaele says:

    I would to like to remind many of you on here that he is merely being sought by the police and to those throwing slurs about being Caymanian i will say this At least we know who Royce Cornwall is, there are many here amongst us that we know nothing about? In regards to guns i do not see one Smith and Wesson H&K Glock or Ruger etc Gun factory in Cayman. To Royce Cornwall  where every you are Do the right thing Bro they have over 354 police on this island make sure not a single one has to exercise his powers against you. Turn yourself in be bigger this bro. That is what we as bloggers should be encouraging instead making idiotic statements showing others just how fool we are.

  4. Anonymous says:

    To the eyebrow comment person…. LOL Thanks for giving me a hearty laugh on this Friday evening of catching up on my country’s news…. Oh goodness I am still living

  5. Beautician says:

    If you do catch him , before you do anything else, please for the love of god, pluck his eyebrows. Thanks

  6. Anonymous says:

    Someone commented on Crimestoppers and I think we should pause and consider the refreshing idea of making "crime pay" by way of making it profitable to TURN IN A CRIMINAL.

    I think Crimetoppers needs to be more vigourously marketed to the Caymanian public. A thousand bucks for making a telephone call is a pretty great way to earn some extra $$$. Earning that money by helping to put a criminal behind bars and make our country safer is even sweeter!

    I believe where the concept falls short is in assuring people that they will indeed have anonymity. Perhaps a clearer picture of how this works is in order. I would be a bit apprehensive to call because of this concern.

    As further incentive I believe perhaps there should be a "sliding scale" of rewards proportional to the seriousness of the crime. In addition an added bonus could be awarded according to how quickly after a crime is committed a call is made. And too one should earn "frequent caller" points for being a regular whistle blower.

    A well received programme would make all honest citizens a potential member of the law enforcement infrastructure.

    CNS: Good point. We can help with the marketing a bit. I’ve posted a Crime Stoppers ad with a link to the Cayman CS website.

  7. whodatis says:

     Damn it’s such a shame because that man is so damn sexy lol. Sorrp RCIPS if I see this man I might ask him for a date lol."


    In regards to the above comment posted by "Ruth Vargas" and responses thereafter I re-submit one of my earlier posts from a few days ago.

    I trust CNS will allow as I feel it is extremely relevant.


    ** The following is not necessarily directed to the man in question – I only seek to highlight a VERY COMMON reality within our society today. **



    The Harsh Truth of Current Caymanian Reality

    My fellow Caymanians – listen to me and listen to me well!

    Due to the promoted, glorified and praised lifestyle of a "thug" in hip-hop, rap and to a lesser extent Reggae Dancehall music we are now seeing what is taking place in Cayman.

    No, it is not the fault of the "furriners", nor is it due to the newly arrived economic situation.

    Folks, we have 14 year old kids today (and for a number of years before) making conscious and sub-conscious commitments onto themselves to live this life as a "thug"!

    What is a "thug" you may ask? In a nutshell, a thug is someone who chooses to live his life against the general grain of society. A thug "hustles"; a thug DOES NOT seek higher education; a thug LAUGHS at the very notion of holding down a 9-5 job; a thug disrespects women and "treats them like the h’s and b’s that they are"; a thug answers to and fears no one; a thug holds absolutely no respect or fear for the police; a thug tends to carry himself in an unkept fashion; a thug OFTEN sports tattoos that pledge allegiance and "love" to fellow thugs (gangs), out-of-wedlock kids, or may even portray a Bible scripture or two; a thug tends to keep or have a strong desire to own a dangerous dog (e.g. Pit bulls); a thug is normally quite well known to his peers; a thug’s general philosophy in life is "get paper" (make money) – and this means BY ANY MEANS NECESSARY – therefore, drug dealing, hits (murders), physical intimidation, extortion and many other heinous acts are simply a part of daily life for a THUG.

    Though all of this may strike you as very worrying, this is only half of the problem!

    The other half is that the THUG is now THE MOST DESIRABLE MAN within his age range! Yes folks, a thug is NEVER lonely and he has an insatiable appetite for the "good girls" – as they do for him. (Don’t believe me? Ok – walk into any young church group or general place of business, examine the ridiculously high number of single mothers (many newly converted super-Christians mind you)…then ask them "Who is your child’s father? Where is he now?" – I dare you!).

    A thug tends to father multiple illegitimate children, a thug often "steals", albeit temporarily, the girlfriends and wives of law-abiding, decent young (and sometimes older) men. Women, for some inexplicable reason, find the thug irresistible (they claim it is the excitement and sense of protection that he provides??!) A thug has "street dreams" of becoming "hood rich" or basically – gaining wealth by illegal or unconventional means.

    So class, as we can see – the thug is quite the colorful character! He gets to live a carefree, unconventional, shallow life and all the while enjoys popularity, a bit of short term "wealth", perhaps a nice car but definitely and most crucially…he gets the MOST GIRLS!! Sounds like a pretty attractive deal to me…IF I didnt have more than half a brain.

    Now, I know some may disagree and many may be offended by my words but I honestly do not give 2 hoots about how you feel – this is the situation Cayman is facing – like it or not.

    What is the solution – I have absolutely no idea….however, it is clear to see that the reality is very concerning indeed.


    ** I trust all readers noted my emphasis on the role that young women / girls play in this dilemma. Men will always lean towards doing whatever attracts the females. Good luck to us all. **

    • Anonymous says:

      an excellent and very valid commentary.  having said that, those girls/women attracted to the thugs of the world deserve every little thing that they get.  god provided them with a brain and they chose to waste it on a thug.

    • Anonymous3 says:

      I would like to add to this because it is a common problem but you didn’t get it completely right.  The problem with the girls starts further back..think of the thug like a gang.  The girl wants to belong why? 

      There are two problems.

      1. Lack of a good male role model. 

      2. Society as a whole looks on good people as boring. 

      If you watch all the movies today, they are all about bucking against the law.  Our chuilren are listening asd you diss the police, teachers, preachers, etc.  We are sowing what we are reaping.  Yes, we..all of us created this problem.

  8. Got U says:

    Keep up the good work RCIP, show the public who these criminals are need it be Caymanian or Non-Caymanian.

    Show their photos as I said over and over "Name and Shame them"

    If for any reason, they are not charged and will not be taking to Court don’t forget to apologize.

    Got U

  9. Pro Caymanian says:

    I guess being a THUG and CRIMINAL really pays off!!!

    Why dont these young boys GROW UP and show the World that they can do better!!!

    Running from the Law and Criminals alike is not "Living Da Life"!!!!

    I am so ashame of my own people, always blaming someone else.

    CAYMANIANS, you can do better!!

  10. Got U says:

    RCIP a good way to keep updated data of these criminals is to take a recent photo of these guys when they are being released from prison.

    In the US and other countries, each Police Officer have a Camera as part of their equiptment and when they drive around and do spot checks they take photo’s of the guys who are just holding up a corner.  The even take photos of their tattoos.

    Got U

  11. Ruth Wagas says:

     Damn it’s such a shame because that man is so damn sexy lol. Sorrp RCIPS if I see this man I might ask him for a date lol.

    • frank rizzo says:

      Until he box you upside de head. Den we all suffa.

    • Anonymous says:

      Criminals are not sexy – they are disgusting.

      For example, drugs are a significant tool in recruiting young girls into prostitution through addiction.  Look at the children around you and give that a good hard think as to whether you want to get with anyone who contributes to that event by selling drugs and supporting that "industry".  Think of a molested child while making the decision. 

      Think of the failed families that drugs cause. 

      Think of the pain of addiction and the suffering people living in and eating out of dumpsters.

      Guns in the hands of criminals kill both innocent people and other criminals – it’s why the criminal wants it.  To kill.  Go to Google Images and search "death by gunshot".  Make sure you turn off the "safesearch" mode so that you get the real stuff – brains splattered out and all.  Imaging your children, your family, your future husband lying in the morgue with their inner parts blown out. 

      Let me help: http://images.google.com/images?gbv=2&hl=en&safe=off&q=death+by+gunshot&sa=N&start=0&ndsp=18

      Give these things a good hard think before you spout off about "gangstas" being sexy.  They are worthless bags of sh!t and you should NOT be glorifying them, because you just contribute to the problem when you do. 

      I could go on, but maybe you get the point… I hope.

    • Anonymous says:

      Ruth, what a petty thing to say.  The next time we hear from you might just be on the news saying that you have gone missing.  Then we will have to spend money trying to find your body.  Grow up.  This is not a nice person.  Rather help the RCIP the locate this man than make stupid comments.  RCIP – good job.

  12. Anonymous says:

    When will we see that child abuse database?

    • Anonymous says:

      Hopefully never – knee jerk laws such as Megan’s law have been harmful to law enforcement efforts in places where they have been brought in.  They placate the masses’ gut feeling that they are a good idea but since they do not actually deliver a benefit to the community let’s hope that our leaders show leadership and do not appease their electorate.

  13. Anonymous says:

    The Police have mug shots of just about everyone that has been charged with an offence.

    You would be surprised of some of the people whose mug shots are on file.

    I agree that they should release the photos of criminals who they wish the publics assistance with but dont just release everyones photo just because you may want to see who is on file.

    Best way to stay out of their database is to be a Law abiding citizen.

  14. Puzzled says:

    Isn’t all the crime caused by the foreigners?  This must be a mistake.

    • Johnny Cake wid a cup of coffey(e) says:

      you play stupid we will act stupid.  Yes, all the foreigners causes all the crime. 

      Keep your lil slurs to yourself and stop trying to stir-up strife.  You are puzzled alright.


      putting on my strong brew  now…cause I know this one will come back with something…I can smell it.  Am going to even add li sugar so I may sweeten my response.

      • Concerned Caymanian says:

        Amen to that!

        • Anonymous says:

          don’t you idiots understand his sarcasm?

          • a foreigner says:

            I understand his sarcasm perfectly.  At the foundation of his statement he is being sarcastic about Caymanians, which is offensive.  He presumes that all Caymanians are full of hate toward expats, which is both factually wrong as well as offensive to Caymanians, who are generally a very kind and accepting people.

            I agree that there are some Caymanians who are not kind and accepting people, and I expect that they got to be that way through continued exposure to jackasses who say things like buddy above.  

            As a foreigner, I don’t have the natural Caymanian propensity to be kind and accepting.  I get to reserve that for kind and accepting people who deserve it.  You jackass (whoops, that slipped out). 

      • a foreigner says:

        Hey Johnny Cake, don’t let Puzzled’s babbling wind you up.  He doesn’t speak for anyone with half a brain, of any nationality. 

        He’s probably a PPM even…

        Just kidding…

  15. Anonymous says:

    This is an EXCELLENT thing to do RCIPS.  We need public interaction and this greatly helps.  By having a mug shot and maybe offering a reward similar to what Crime Stoppers does, I think we can catch these criminals when needed. 

    CONGRATULATIONS Mr. Commissioner for sending this information out.  It may reap good benifits from someone in the public that may had seen this person and can turn him in.

    Like one of the writers said before…WE AS CAYMANIANS HAVE COMPLAINED SAYING POLICE KEEP US IN THE DARK…..  WELL GUESS WHAT…THIS INFORMATION AND A PHOTO OF A KNOWN GUN MAN IS NOW OUT FOR US TO RESPOND TO.  Lets do our part as a community and bring this person to justice and help the Police now. 

    It is now time for us to come together and take Cayman back the way Cayman should be.  GOOD WORK RCIP!!!

  16. KY-Jelly says:

    He is in some serious doo-doo!!

  17. Anonymous says:

    Amazing that XXXXXX like this can be on the run in such a small place. People that help him hide are criminals and should be dealt with as such. Kudos to RCIP for posted his mugshot. Now start naming and shaming drunk drivers, and wife beaters. Name the people you arrest and charge, and even put their mugs in the paper. Would be a good deterrent for a lot of people.


  18. Twyla Vargas says:

    COMMISSIONER BAINES, I must congratulate you on this. For a long time, these are the first time that I can say the Police department is doing an exceptional excellent job of combating crime on the Island. They are making swifter response to calls, they are showing more vigilience, they are being more professional, and best of all they are making very good decent communication with the public. RCIP you are doing very well. Every day people will get speeding tickets and every week end someone will be hauled over for domestic violence, but guess what, sooner or later we will get the message. In the same breath I wish the immigration department would be more vigilent in posting photos of the thousands of people they cannot find. Mr. Baines it seems that after all you are a blessing to the Police Department. A man who takes the time to listen, is a man who will learn much. Walk good.

  19. SUGA says:

    now which fool fool person would saythat about west bay – do you know west bay is a part of cayman. Hello CAYMANIANS.. We are week because we do this to each other.. do you see the other nations coming here talking down their country. PLEAZEEEEEEE….

    And which other simple minded person wrote Nicaraguan.. umm did we miss a news false umm all nations produce persons people that go the wrong way..Now wha Nicaraguans got to do with this????

     Unna do realize that is somebody child  adn if we live in class houses do nto throw stones……becareful how unna tear unna own nation down.. Remeber we give other nations an opportunity to tear us down because of how we as caymanians treat each other…..

    walk good folks walk good!!!



    • Optimus Prime says:

      You are more naive than he is SUGA, it was an example and he/she did give a reason to his ‘madness’.

      Forgetyour simple thinking and understand the person’s point. What difference does it make, if he is American, Jamaican or Caymanian, that wont change now.



  20. "Anonymous" says:

    In response to 12:35 "he a Bayer" (West Bay) – Caymanian to the Bone!!!

    • Anonymous says:

      This guy has been on the run for a few months now.  and will probably be on the run for a few more months (years).

  21. Anonymous says:

    This guy is a Caymanian & from WB

  22. whodatis says:


    Wha’ happen man…why you makin’ da news like dis ma boy?!

    I know this dude – well…"knew" I guess.

    He was more or less on the edge of the "Great Caymanian Bad Boy Abyss" (as I like to call it) at the time (at least a decade now) but he was such a cool dude! Sad to see things pan out this way.

    To make things even more confusing he comes from a "good home".

    Anyway, a message to my fellow Caymanian young men;

    Please, please, please…make the right choices in life. The easy road is hardly ever the right one to take…and as we can see…that "easy" can quickly turn into "hard".

    Royce – if you’re reading this, I remember playing ball with you behind you-know-who’s house in you-know-what district back in the day; (TT Crew). I beg you Bro’, try to rediscovera piece of that good nature deep within you and do the right thing. Would hate to hear that something really bad happens to you as a result of this current situation.

    Walk good.

    (Btw, no – I have not seen him.)

    • Thankful says:

      amen my brother….I concur with your sentiments.  I know the family well. 

  23. Anonymous says:

    Holy Mackeral! An actual mugshot of a suspect being released to the media!!!!!! OMG, whats next survailance videos of robbery suspects??? I mean, are we seriously trying to catch known criminals now?? I wonder how many other mugs we got of known criminals just lying around at HQ. What’s next, Cayman’s 10 most wanted? Do airport employees have this photo too?

  24. Anonymous says:

    no i haven’t seen him, but if if i do i would probably knock him out ,i do not care if he is armed or not. RCIPS should also state his nationality as this would help, for eg., if he is from Nicaragua then the chances of Nicaraguan friends giving him shelter would be very likely,i could be wrong but my suggestion is not insane.It’s time to get rid of these American style 19th century gun and crime hungry wanna be cowboys!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Disillusioned says:

      He is one the full fledged West Bayers that the whole island constantly complains about.

      • MonkeySee says:

        UH! Hello…WHO CARES what district just catch da fool! Stop being ignorant by trying to claim that THE WHOLE ISLAND complains about criminals from just 1 district…EVERY district has a bunch of thug wannabes WITH GUNS!!

        How are we CAYMANIANS ever going to heal if there is some fool always trying to be divisive? Get over yourself Disillusioned and make comments that make a difference or be quiet….dang!

        • Disillusioned says:

          They not only complain about criminals being from West Bay, a lot of them  like to do whatever dirt they wish in West Bay.  I know there are wannabe thugs in each district I just want to say that most of them drift into West Bay. 

    • Anonymous says:

      He happens to be from West Bay.

  25. Anon says:

    Now is your chance to shine Cayman and show the world what we think of people who get involved in firearms. Are you big enough to stand up and turn him in?

  26. Grandpa Crime Stoppa says:

     Call Crimestoppers 1st… and get yer $1000.

    I repeat 

     Call Crimestoppers 1st… and get yer $1000.

    We gonna make so much money off of these ol’ wannabe’s, drive the crime rate down, and bring the economy back up..

    Crimestoppers, get ready to start dishin’ out…




  27. Anonymous says:

    I must say that I am VERY impressed with RCIPS for putting out this information.  This is much better than a tall dark man wearing blue jeans description that has too often happened in the past.  Great Job Mr. Baines!  Change the island attitude and keep up the good work!