October 20, 2020

Cayman Islands: Christmas period busy for the RCIPS

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Christmas Eve and Christmas Day turned out to be a busy one for the RCIPS with a number of serious assaults and other incidents reported

 

Wednesday 23rd December

1.     Shortly before 6pm, police and fire service responded to a vehicle fire off Sparky Drive George Town. The vehicle was being tested by a male driver and shortly after the vehicle became engulfed in flames. The fire was extinguished by the fire department and there were no injuries sustained by the driver. There are no suspicious circumstances regarding the fire.

2.     Approximately 4:22am, police received a report of a motor vehicle collision on July Street, George Town. Reports are that the female driver of a Chevrolet Equinox lost control of the vehicle and struck a Honda Civic which was parked pushing the parked vehicle into a house causing damage to the home. One occupant of the residence and the driver of the Chevrolet vehicle was transported to George Town Hospital where they received treatment and was released. The injuries are none life threatening. The female driver was arrested on suspicion of DUI and careless driving, she was later released on police bail.

 

Thursday 24th December

1.     Shortly after 9pm, police and ambulance was dispatched to a motor vehicle collision on Eastern Avenue involving a pedestrian. Reports are that the 77 year old pedestrian was crossing the road and was struck by a Ford Ranger driven by a male driver. The pedestrian was transported to the George Town Hospital, where he was treated for his injuries and released on Christmas Day. His injuries were none life threatening. There was no arrest in this incident.

2.     Shortly before 10pm, police and ambulance responded to a Bodden Town address in relation to a male victim receiving serious injury to his hand. The reports are that the male victim was attacked by another male at a bar in the Bodden Town area and chopped with a machete on his hand after a dispute. The victim was transported to the George Town Hospital and released on Christmas Day after receiving treatment for his injury. The injury received by the victim is serious but non-life threatening. There has been no arrest but the police is still seeking the other party involved in this incident.

 

Friday 25th December

1.     Shortly after 7pm, police and ambulance responded to a report of an assault at a West Bay Address. Reports are that two men who were in a dispute had received injuries. One male received a chop wound to his hand when he was chopped with a machete and the other received injuries to his face when he was struck in the face with a cement block. Both men were transported to the George Town Hospital by ambulance and is still admitted there. The injuries are non-life threatening. No arrests has yet been made in relation to this assault.

  

Anyone who may have witnessed or have information regarding the incidents are asked to contact the George Town Police Station at 949-4222, the RCIPS tip line at 949-7777 or Crime Stoppers at 800-TIPS (8477)

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