$25K offered for conviction in police house shooting

| 01/02/2012

(CNS): The local branch of Crime Stoppers is utilizing a reward fund back by government to offer a $25,000 reward for the arrest and conviction of the shooters who fired at a police officer’s home in West Bay last month. The house in Velma Banks Drive was shot up in the early hours of the morning on Sunday 22 January.  No one was hurt in the incident and police stated in the wake of the gunfire that security precautions had been put in place to protect the officer and his family. The RCIPs have not stated which department he was working in or if he was involved in any of the recent gang related trials.

Although there appears to be little evidence that rewards have assisted in any of the gun crimes which the police are investigating crimestoppers is utilising  the funds that were put forward by government and earmarked as a reward for a conviction in any gun-related crime to post a reward in this case.

There are a number of rewards still posted for a range of crimes from armed bank robbery to the inexplicably shooting of local brewery in his face during a failed heist at a food stop none of which appear to have assisted police in solving the cases.
In this instance emphasising the protection offered to the identity of witnesses using the phone line Cayman Crime Stoppers Chairman, Malcolm Ellis, appealed to members of the public to call with any information regarding the shooting of the officer’s home which happened around 4:30am.

“The Cayman Crime Stoppers tips-line guarantees callers’ absolute anonymity,” Ellis said.  “Calls are answered by our call-centre in Miami and callers are never asked to disclose their details, so there is no way they can be traced or identified by name.”

Cayman Crime Stoppers is able to offer a reward for informationwhich proves valuable in solving a crime, and callers are given a unique code which they can use to make a claim. They never have to disclose their identity.  The Cayman Crime Stoppers tips line is 800-TIPS (that is, 800 8477).  Tips may also be submitted via the Crime Stoppers website at www.crimestoppers.ky


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  1. Anonymouse says:

    it would be a good town to get out of Dodge city. Sorry meant West Bay.

  2. Anonymous says:

    oh well..but explain to me how come their life is more important then my life…and don't say they protect me cause that is a joke in itself…..

  3. Anonymous says:

    25,000 is not enough for my life.

  4. Anonymous says:

    $25K reward for the person who shot up an officer's home but wasn't $50K on offer when an RCIPS cruiser took a hit a while back?

    Kind of shows where the priorities are doesn't it?

  5. TURN THEM IN says:

    Who ever did this need to answer the call.  TELL THE POLICE.  This need to stop, and why? you never know when a bullit will hit your grand daughter or grand son.  Who do you think is really suffering from all of this behaviour?  It  is our children.  They are listening to the parents talk, they are listening to their neighbors talk they are listening to their big friends talk, and you can see the fear on their little faces when they  hear about these shootings.

    Please  Cayman, do the right thing, let the police know about where these guns are and who are using them.  Save your grandchild's life today.  Thank You. 

    Put aside the thoughts about a police officer's home beign shot up and think about your children lives.  When people are going to shoot at the home of a police officer, then we know things are getting out of hand here.  There is only one person who can stop the madness that has taken over the Island.  It is you.  Do what   you have to do.  Talk to someone in the Force and tell your story.   Cayman needs you to help control and stop the violence.  Do it today.

    I am not a police officer, I am just an ordinary citizen Cayman with a pile of grand children who I want to see grow up.