Real police arrest fake cop and men with fake guns

| 02/11/2009

(CNS): A man who was pretending to be a police officer in East End on Friday night has been arrested by the real thing. On Saturday, 31 October, the RCIPS say that they arrested a man on suspicion of impersonating a police officer, theft, possession of an offensive weapon and threatening violence. The fake cop was apprehended after two men stopped a real police officer in the vicinity of the East End Public Beach on at around 2:30 am to make a report that they had been approached by a man claiming to be a cop. Meanwhile, in a separate incident two men were arrested on suspicion of possessing fake firearms.

The men in East end reported that they had been stopped by a vehicle that had pulled in front of them and were then approached by a man who identified himself as police officer. After investigations carried out by Bodden Town Police officers, a 44-year-old man was arrested.

Police also reported that in a different incident two men were arrested on suspicion of possession of imitation firearms and possession of cocaine with intent to supply.

Anyone with information of crime taking place can pass it on to police in a number of ways; people can speak with an officer they know and trust, they can reach George Town detectives on 949-4222, they can leave information on an anonymous voicemail service by calling 949-7777 or they can 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:

    I have no problem with fake cops – the more the merrier, so long as they are deterring crime.  

  2. Anonymous says:

    We don’t need anyone from the Islands, what we need is like what Mr. Bean said x cops from the US, Marine, etc.

    RCIP needs proper training… imagine what they would do if these bad-boys wan-be decides to go against’ the RCIP



  3. Micheal Myers says:

    It’s also well known that there are several RCIP pretending to be cops!

  4. Anonymous says:

    What will happen next Cayman? Someone impersonating a "cop".

    We, the people of the Cayman Islands have to take our country back!!

    These people are sick, need to get a job and have too much free time on their hands.

  5. Anonymous says:

     I would like to make a suggestion, and that is that we recruit more trained Cops from Barbados. Somehow they just seemed years ago when we used to recruit them, to get their jobs done. Also they earned the respect of the Public , including the criminals. Just my thoughts along withn the many others, and no conflict of interest either.

    • Anonymouse says:

      Present day Barbadian recruits to the RCIPS are no different than those from anywhere else, with the exception that they all like to play cricket.

  6. Anonymous says:

    Oct 31 = Halloween. Coincidence?

    • Anonymous says:

      All  work and no play makes Jack a dull Boy. As long as you dont play on our time. I still suggest that we need more Bajan Cops,and our own Cayman Boys.

      • Twyla Vargas says:

        20:26  I think that is a good idea, so long when ever the shoulder stripes are being handed out, our Caymanians are considered too.   Like, you know how the saying goes  "One fe me,  one fe you, one fe me,  one fe you."