Cops & locals clean up

| 13/10/2009

(CNS): West Bay Neighbourhood Police officers PC Sharon Baillie and Sergeant Winston Forth along with West Bay MLA Captain Eugene Ebanks and several concerned residents pulled together to carry out a clean up along Stadium Drive up to Andresen Road / Conch Point Road, West Bay recently. Area Commander Chief Inspector Angelique Howell said that cleaner neighbourhoods can reduce crime and said her officers would continue to try and reach the people of the community with these kinds of initiatives.

Howell also reminded residents that throwing garbage out in the streets is an offence under the1997 Litter Law and is punishable with a $500 fine or a prison term of up to six months. “We appreciate Captain Eugene and the residents involving us in the clean up initiatives. We will continue to work with the people of this district to crack down on littering. Clean, well kept, neighbourhoods can bring about a reduction in crime,” she added.

“We thank MLA Captain Eugene and his team for including us in their clean up of the district.” West Bay resident and volunteer Jeana Ebanks said she would like to see this activity become a regular occurrence and encouraged residents to come out to work together for a cleaner West Bay.

Residents are 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 (DEH). The public can contact DEH to make a complaint at 949-6696 or call their local police station.

Anyone with information about crime taking place in theCayman 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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