7 cars damaged in cop chase

| 07/01/2014

(CNS) Updated: Hot on the heels of the pursuit and running down of suspects by the police commissioner on New Year’s Day, RCIPS officers were involved in another high speed pursuit Tuesday in which seven cars were damaged by the suspect. Police have arrested a 34-year-old man, who is now in custody at GT police station on suspicion of burglary, dangerous driving and a warrant for failing to appear in court. An RCIPS spokesperson said the suspect evaded the police through the George Town area during the high speed chase, which involved several police units and the helicopter, before he eventually ditched his vehicle in the Watler’s Road area. Photo Kathy Philips

Police said the perpetrator then “commandeered another vehicle at Delworth’s Gas Station” but did not say how he managed to do that.  The suspect then reportedly took off again in the stolen car.

During the high speed pursuit across George Town which it is understood to have begun around Shedden Road when officers spotted the wanted man, three police vehicles and four private vehicles were damaged, police stated. The officers pointed the finger at the suspect as the cause of the damage as a result of his attempts to evade capture by the authorities but did not say if any police vehicles hit any of the private cars.


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  1. Anonymous says:

    But they didn't know why he wasn't stopping until they arrested him.  So do they just roll over when someone deosn't stop.  Positive action, postive result – end of,

  2. anonymous says:

    What happens now, if he had no car Insurance? and will the Car Insurance covers this kind of wreckages? 

  3. Anonymous says:

    What Nationality is he?

  4. Anonymous says:

    Great effort from the RCIP!

  5. Anonymous says:

    Smokey and the bandit?

  6. Anonymous says:

    How smart!! Could the police not have gone to the home of the individual and served the warrant instead of this senseless chase through such a busy street at such a busy time of day and risking te lives of innocent people.in the bargain?

    Think of the cost to now fix so many wrecked cars.!!  

    Sorry, but the more see an hear about the actons of our police, the more disgusted  I am at the lack of good judgemnt.


  7. Anonymous says:

    Chief you're gonna need a bigger lock up !


  8. Anonymous says:

    I hope he's got car insurance!!!!

    • Anonymous says:

      Wanted for burglary, failing to appear in court, stealing cars, resisting arrest, criminal damage….. probably not I would say.

    • Anonymous says:

      It's not him that will pay it's the RCIPS/CIG AKA The people of the Cayman Islands. There was no need for this high speed chase given the nature of the offence!

  9. Anonymous says:

    Here we go! Now the complaining will begin about the police mashing up cars, putting the public at risk, etc etc etc

    Make up your minds what you want, remember you can't email and order the criminals to surrender, the police don't have them on BBM, they have to physically chase many of them down to catch and prosecute them. 

    I was almost hit today as well, twice, and while I found the whole thing a little on the funny side, I still appreciate what the police have to go through. 

  10. Anonymous says:

    Why is RCIPS engaging in high speed chases if the helicopter was following from above. would in not have been safer for the police cars to follow at a greater distance and only come closer to the fleeing vehicle if the suspect attempted to flee on foot? This sounds as if it put a large amount of people and property at risk.

  11. Big Stiffy says:

    I saw the police chase during my lunch – the driver swerved into oncoming traffic by The Office with 3 cop cars on its tail.Best lunch ever! Fortunately no one was hurt!

  12. Anonymous says:

    Well done RCIP. Please keep up these aggressive tactics. Crime has to be stopped once and for all.

  13. Anonymous says:

    Stop worrying about damaged cars . Criminals will have to pay either cash or prison term increase. They are caught, happy he or they wasn't shot or killed . Plus thats what car insurance is for.

  14. Anonymous says:

    I really wish that some people who write utter nonsense does not have to ever expeience a violent robbery wth a gun.  It happens all over the world that police  some time or other must chase down criminals, but O, No!! not Cayman.  WHY NOT?  Get usd to it.  If the criminal had gotten away, we would be saying something else.  SO it is just another day on plant earth.

  15. Anonymous says:

    Officers pointed the finger at the suspect as the cause of the damage. Who else would be responsible exactly! Not sure why this would be reported in this manner.  We cannot have it both ways. Criminals put us all in danger by their actions. It is already clear they do not respect other people's property.  Had this resulted in a homicide the criminal should also be held accountable, regardless of the high speed police persuit.  We cannot blame the police for doing their job to best of their ability. Well done RCIP. Keep it up. Given the report of several burgled businesses , there is still a lot of work to do. God speed! 

  16. Henry 111 says:

    What is happening to our little island?

  17. Anonymous says:

    That chase started closer to Walkers rd. , I saw the cars fly by, coming from the south near the On-the-Run (South Church area). 

  18. Anonymous says:

    For a Guy Who Failed

    To appear in court I think that is a bit much 7cars being wrecked. How ludicrous next it will be running suspects off the road then fatalities. Human rights is here and this can get all nasty then we the tax payees have to settle the bills. RCIP must follow the rules.

  19. Anon says:

    Is this the same car that almost lost control overtaking me on Linford Pierson and then went the short way round the roundabout towards Bobby Tompson with a cop car in pursuit at 11:00 am yesterday.  Black,  tint all over, licence 148 …

  20. Voice of Reason says:

    It is unfortunate that CNS makes heavy of the alleged running down of suspects by the Commissioner.  Had he sat by and done nothing one can imagine the ridicule and scorn heaped on him.  He intervened when off duty without any briefing.  He did not know how many perpetrators were involved nor whether or not they were armed.  It seems that he acted not only reasonably and courageously but also very effectively.

    It is unfortunate that CNS seesm to wish to criticise his actions.

    A person who embarks on a criminal enterprise must do so aware that the outcome could be bad for them.  The police, especiallly the commissioner in this instance, should not be criticised for their handling of this matter todate.

  21. Anonymous says:

    lucky they did not damage/kill innocent persons driving to recklesly

  22. Anonymous says:

    All that for a burglar who didn't show up to court? Thank God nobody got hurt.

  23. Anonymous says:

    I am happy he did not get away.  Well done RCIP!

  24. SSM345 says:

    Witnessed the chase in full effect through rush hour traffic at lunch, not only did the escapee not give a you know what about all the other people on the road, but neither did the police SUV in hot pursuit as both cars were nearly taken out numerous times by unsuspecting motorists.

    Isn't that perhaps an opportnity for the "iron ching ching"? Dont they get taught when it is safe to give chase and when they should back off?


  25. Foreign Devil says:

    Was the chief involved?

    • Anonymous says:

      All you thumbs down to "was the chief involved?" – it's was joke, right, and a very funny one, and you all need to relax and get off the Island a bit more!

  26. Anonymous says:

    RCIP should now be called cops on wheels.