The Royal Cayman Islands Police Service (RCIPS) confirmed this week that a 23-year-old man from George Town was arrested for disorderly conduct at a police station, making threats to kill, possession of ganja, and failing to provide a specimen in connection with a series of events starting at the Seven Mile Public Beach.
The background of the matter, according to the RCIPS, is that shortly before 1:30 pm on Wednesday, September 20, officers responded to a report that a man had brandished a knife at another man and made threats against him at the Seven Mile Public Beach on West Bay Road.
Officers attended the location and approached the suspect, requesting a search to determine the allegation of a weapon being on his person. The man allegedly refused the search and became aggressive towards the officers. A brief struggle reportedly ensued, and the man was detained by the officers and arrested for disorderly conduct. No knife was found on his person.
The man was taken to the CI Detention Centre, where he allegedly continued to behave in an aggressive manner and made threats against the officers. A further search of his person was subsequently conducted, and a quantity of ganja was recovered, he however refused to submit to a drug test.
Further arrests were made at that stage.
The man has since been granted bail pending further investigation.