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Cayman Islands: Witness Appeal in Hit and Run on Officer

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From RCIPS December 10 2018

Police are still investigating an incident where an on duty officer in uniform was struck by a vehicle that refused to pass through a traffic stop and check. (See below press release)

The vehicle in the incident is described as being a black four door sedan, possibly a Honda. The driver of the vehicle is a male, described as being of brown complexion, with shoulder length hair that was pulled back into a ponytail at the time of the incident.  

The incident is being investigated by officers in West Bay and they are seeking the assistance of the public in locating the vehicle and identifying the driver.

“We’re reaching out to the community to assist us with this investigation. It is important that we locate the culprit, as their actions showed a complete disregard for the life of another person as well as a lack of respect for persons in authority,” said Sergeant Leslie Laing-Hall, who is overseeing the investigation.

If anyone has information regarding this incident please contact PS Laing-Hall at925-6038 or contact the West Bay Police Station at 949-3999.

Anonymous tips can be provided directly to the RCIPS via our Confidential Tip Line at 949-7777, or via our website. Tips can also be submitted anonymously via the Miami-based call centre of Crime Stoppers at 800-8477(TIPS), or online.

Officer Struck by Car in West Bay, 16 November

About 11:30 p.m. on Saturday 16 November the police were conducting a traffic check in the vicinity of Yacht Drive on the Esterly Tibbets Highway. During this check a dark-coloured sedan appeared to slow down to stop upon approaching the location.

An officer that was at the location approached the vehicle in a marked police car with blue lights on. The officer exited the  police car and walked up to the driver’s side of the dark-colored sedan, where he attempted to speak with the driver and the passenger of the vehicle. 

After getting no response from either party, the officer attempted to obtain the license plate number of the vehicle and in doing so walked in front of the dark coloured sedan, that had parked. The driver of the vehicle then drove off and struck the officer with the car, then sped off and broke through the roadblock entering into West Bay. 

The injured officer was given first aid assistance by the other officers on scene and then was transported to the hospital by an ambulance for treatment after being later released. He is believed to have sustained non life-threatening injuries. 

The RCIPS considers actions displayed by the driver of this vehicle was an reckless and unwarranted attack on a police officer carrying out his lawful duty, which could have resulted in serious injury ,and even the loss of life. 

The RCIPS is appealing to anyone with information regarding this incident and who can provide identifying information about the vehicle and its two occupants anyone to contact the George Town Police Station at 949-4222.

Tips can also be passed directly to police on our website http://www.rcips.ky/submit-a-tip or at the RCIPS Confidential Tip Line at 949-7777. 

Those who do not want to contact police but wish to send information anonymously can do so through Crime Stoppers at 800-8477 or  https://www.tipsubmit.com/WebTips.aspx?AgencyID=681 .  
Information sent through Crime Stoppers that results in an arrest or conviction can also qualify for a reward.  

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