Police recover loaded gun following pursuit

| 28/01/2011

(CNS): A 26-year-old man has been arrested after police officers recovered a loaded handgun. Police say that in the early hours of yesterday morning (Thursday 27 January) officers from the Uniform Support Group, Drugs and Serious Crime Task Force and the Air Operations Unit mounted an operation in the Red Bay area. About12:50pm that day, officers involved in the operation attempted to stop a vehicle close to Grand Harbour. The vehicle failed to stop and drove off at speed but the driver abandoned the car a short distance away and ran from the scene.

Officers gave chase and arrested him nearby. They subsequently searched a nearby house and recovered a loaded handgun from the exterior of the premises.

The man is currently detained on suspicion of various driving and firearms offences.

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  1. Michel Lemay says:

    Folks stop sounding like parrots flying around fruit trees. Every districts in Cayman have good people and bad people. Sometimes the bad one’s are not necessary from that district. No more disfricts are totally immune from crime. We need to be more aware of our surroundings and cover each other’s back. Report what you think is not normal activities. It’s called a real neighborhood wacth.

  2. Anonymous says:

    Red Bay is also HAUNTED with a lot of ghosts!    for decades

    • Anonymous says:

      I told you it wasn’t safe! 

    • Anonymous says:

      Presuming this is posted right between Sat, 01/29/2011 – 14:34 and Sun, 01/30/2011 – 15:22, I can honestly say I’m surrounded by imbeciles.

      Don’t be fooled world.  Red Bay is a wonderful place, and these are children who have gotten their little hands on mommy and daddy’s computer.  

      Another waste of time saving the world from stupidity….

  3. Anonymous says:

    Do a DNA test, a ballistic test and any other test necessary to see what connection he had to the firearm and any other crimes committed here. Very good RCIP.

  4. Anonymous says:

    Nice gun. I recommend the police carry them.

    • Guns Are Lovely Toys For Children says:

      More guns for the police = more shootings, more guns in the hands of criminals and the spiral will continue.

      • Anonymous says:

        I couldn’t disagree more.  The lure of easy drug money carries no consequences.  A dead drug dealer/robber = one less drug dealer/robber. End of spiral.  

        Moderate society and our leaders embrace this new gang culture, but I don’t.  Some of these people need to die to awaken these punks to what’s coming.  I really don’t care whose kids they are, right now it is a free for all without consequence and we are better off ending it with a bullet, than the letting our judiciary fail us again and again.  Get rid of these cockroaches by whatever means necessary and make it permanent.  There is a lot at stake. 

        • Anonymous says:

          I’m afraid that where your argument breaks down is that these ‘punks’ have been murdered, and the remaining ‘punks’ have not been awakened to anything. Are you seriously suggesting that the police should be armed and allowed to go around shooting dead anyone who they believe deserves it? Who is fit to decide who deserves to be murdered by the state – for that is what you are suggesting. Not that cops carry guns to defend themselves (I don’t personally believe they should), but that cops should carry guns to shoot anyone who they say is a drug dealer/user. What happens when a mistake is made? Do we say ‘Oh dear, never mind’ and move on? Fine by me as long as you’re prepared to be one of those mistakes.

          • Dennie Warren Jr. says:

            You’re correct that ‘some’ were murdered, and that “have not been awakened to anything,” but clearly some who are willing to murder are still alive. 

            No, the police should not simply go around shooting people dead, unless they are pointing deadly weapons at police officers and are capable of harming them, or worse shooting at police officers.  Endangering the lives of officers and law abiding residents during the commission of a crime is unacceptable, and if criminals don’t want to be killed in the course of committing armed offenses, I would recommend they stop committing those offenses.

  5. Anonymous says:

    I would suggest fingerprints taken on the gun and compared to those of the 26 year old man.

    But I am not a policeman or a crown prosecutor.

    • No **** Sherlock says:

      Any other valuable forensic contributions while you are at it?  If I need someone to help point out the bleedin’ obvious, I’ll know where to call.

      • Anonymous says:

        Do you actually think the obvious has any meaning in case preparation here in Cayman? Wake up and read about some of the criminal case work that goes on here. Look at the conviction rates. Talk to people who testify about lost evidence Sherlock.

        There is no such thing as obvious here.

        • Glumdaclitch says:

          It is the juries that are the biggest problem.  They just don’t convict even in the face of overwhelming evidence.  All the defence attorneys know that they simply need to challenge the police conduct and that is often enough to get an acquittal.  I can think of a couple of high profile "acquittals" in the last few years that fall into that category.

      • Anonymous says:

        And ‘Sherlock’, just remember, if your forensic consultant finds a thread at the scene of the crime, you’ll need to be looking for a man who wears a suit with a thread missing. Well that’s what  Tony Hancock wrote into one of his radio scripts, and it was a shock when  I discovered he was a comedian, not a forensic scientist.

      • Anonymous says:

        Your comment pisses me off.   When the store owner has to call the police back and say "Excuse me!  You forgot the bullet that was shot into my shelves!  Come back and pick up your evidence please!", you know the (Keystone) cops need every last tip they can get.

        If you are a CI police officer, you do indeed need someone to point out the bleedin’ obvious.  


  6. Anonymous says:

    Well done RCIPS. All that hard work is finally paying dividends – firearms are being recovered, people are being arrested and charged. Now it’s up to the judiciary to prosecute and get these people off of our streets for good. This could be the year that commissioner Baines proves his mettle.

  7. My2Cents says:

    Good work RCIP. One by one we get them off the streets.

    I am sure you will be testing it to see if was responsible for any of the murders.

  8. Swine says:

    Good Job RCIPS!  Looks like there is beginning to be a seriouse crack down  on illegal firearms around here.  Please keep up the good work!  Anyone who holds an illegal firearm obviously has dark intentions and purposes for it. Again, commends to the RCIPS!

  9. Anonymous says:

    I do not like Red Bay… it’s not safe 

    •  Do you know where Red bay is?

    • Red Bay says:

       What a ridiculous comment.  This is a lovely residential area that has successful continued growth.  I like to be at Grand Harbour enjoying the family setting.  The access to the North Sound is better here than anywhere else on the island. Clearly, you are small minded. 

    • Anonymous says:

      Please don’t be an imbecile in public.  It distracts normal people from their regular activities and has no benefit for anyone.

      Plus, there will be people in the world that don’t know that Red Bay is a wonderful place, and that you are indeed an imbecile, and they will be misled by your public display of stupidity.  The rest of us whom are not imbeciles will thus have to stop and take a moment out of our day to post a warning to the world that "Hey! This person is an imbecile.  Red Bay is not actually like that and the imbecile is talking out of their a$$".  Now it’s for a good cause, so I don’t mind, but this is approximately 2 minutes I’m not getting back, wasted protecting people from your stupidity.

      You own me 2 minutes, and the Cayman Islands an apology.