Police report quiet Christmas weekend

| 29/12/2014

(CNS): With local criminals seemingly taking a break for the holidays, the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service reported a very quiet Christmas weekend. Encouraged by the safe and peaceful festive season so far, the police urge the public, and drivers especially, to remain safe. With Operation Dasher, which started on 10 December, still in full swing, the police continue to make numerous arrests on the road and have issued hundreds of tickets to errant motorists. Twenty-one drivers have been arrested for being drunk behind the wheel and a dozen for driving without being qualified or while disqualified. The police said 270 tickets were given out, including 54 to people using their phone while driving and 33 for speeding.

Police say they will continue to be vigilant and urge everyone to take care over the New Year, especially with regards to drinking and driving. People are advised to use a designated driver, who will not be drinking alcohol, or use a bus or call a taxi.

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  1. Anonymous says:

    you have some good police. The rest are worthless shit just collecting a check and i am sure they are adding to the crime.

    I made 7 police reports in the last year yet there is ony record of 3 reports I am enraged


  2. Anonymous says:

    Ive come to the conclusion that our police service, lives in on an entirely different planet or island. what a waste of money on this C.O.P. 

  3. Anonymous says:

    We live  near the schools. .  It was business as usual for the buglars in our strreet.

  4. Really? says:

    Really? Because someone tried to break in a unit on our complex on Christmas Day !! If they did not scare the thief away their kids would have had a rotten Christmas. However it still spoilt Christmas for us and our visitors – not the crime free vacation they were hoping for. Now they were not relaxed and ever noise in the night had the ladies scared.

  5. Anonymous says:

    Just get young caymanian boys and every jamaican of the road and it will all be safe again.

  6. Anonymous says:

    Why don't they emply "Operation Dasher" all year round as a police standard? So what are they going to do now go back to the old slack "Baines" way of policing?

  7. GR says:

    But Monday was business as usual … a group of divers had their cellphones and wallets stolen from their vehicles while they were diving Babylon in North Side

  8. Anonymous says:

    “… local criminals seemingly taking a break for the holidays …”

    Or, maybe the criminals causing all the pre-Christmas havoc aren’t locals and maybe they have taken their pre-Christmas loot home for the holidays!

    Maybe it’s time to stop assuming that locals are the criminals and stop giving “the locals” such negative labels!

    Maybe then real investigations can occur rather than locking up the same locals and blaming them for all the crime, especially when we have over 100 different nationalities on the island!

    Maybe, we need to consider the motives of the non-locals who are so eager to lock-up all the “locals” or to keep them marginalized, oppressed and disenfranchised in their own country – a place they are so desperate to have complete control of – without the presence of any “locals”.

    Maybe when the locals have more of a voice in the media and combat the negative stereotypes of “locals” by media outlets, then we can have more balance and objectivity in media reports in respect of”locals”!

    • Anonymous says:

      The statistics in Northward and the surnames-Ebanks, Watler, Bodden, Ramoon, McLaughlin, Seymour, Minzett, Carter, Wright – to name just a few- a few – from the last four months in our courts PROVE the problem is local criminals, repeat LOCAL ones, 14:04.

    • Anonymous says:

      I think they're using locals more generally to mean folks who live here rather than visitors(the recent arrest of Romanian scammers shows non-locals do sometimes get arrested here!), and not native Caymanians specifically.  At least I hope that's what was meant.

    • Expat Andy says:

      Most of the non-locals/expats have jobs that they would like to keep.  If they are not working they get to go home.  This reduces the incentive for a non-local/expat to commit street level crimes. It may rain tomorrow is that also part of a conspiracy against the "locals"?

    • Anonymous says:

      Yawn …… Check the court lists again,

    • Anonymous says:

      Sad to say only you can combat negative stereotypes and your post only entrenches some of those negative stereotypes.

    • Anonymous says:

      and call them a “F#$%kinig driftwood” … 

    • Anonymous says:

      Who are these locals you talk of?