The Trinidad and Police Service (TTPS) is issuing another reminder to drivers to “Drive Sober”, especially during this Carnival season.
This, as five people are expected to appear in court today, Tuesday 18th February, on charges of driving a vehicle with breath alcohol levels exceeding the prescribed legal limit.
Two men were charged by officers of the Child Protection Unit (CPU) for three counts of sexual penetration of a child and four counts of sexual touching of a child following intelligence-led exercises, yesterday.
The exercises were spearheaded by W/Supt. (Ag.) George and ASP Nowbutt, and supervised by Insps. (Ag.) Andrews and Francis along with Sgt. James and WPC Johnson.
Parents are being urged to take special care of their offspring for the Carnival Season and beyond, in light of a substantial increase in crimes committed against children in this country.
The appeal was made by Sergeant Valerie Hospedales of the Child Protection Unit (CPU) of the T&T Police Service (TTPS), during the TTPS' weekly media briefing.
Sergeant Hospedales reported that the CPU has made 29 arrests and laid 44 charges for 2020, so far. She also notes that there has been a 45 per cent increase in crimes against children over the last two years alone.
A taxi driver is expected to appear before a Chaguanas magistrate today, charged with assaulting a police officer, resisting arrest and disorderly behaviour.
The 31-year-old Chaguanas man was arrested at Busy Corner, Chaguanas, on Thursday afternoon, following an incident with the police.
Police Constables Villafana and Ramdeen of the Chaguanas Foot Patrol were issuing the man tickets for two traffic offences, when he flew into a rage and began insulting the officers.
The Commissioner of Police, Gary Griffith, is calling out those who questioned the investigation of Pastor Glenn Awong of Transformed Life Ministry.
In a Facebook post, the commissioner told his detractors that the charges of trafficking, false imprisonment and kidnapping of 69 people laid against Awong spoke for themselves.
Following is the full text of the Police Commissioner’s statement…
Police are moving to lay a charge of involuntary manslaughter against a Central bus driver more than a week after a toddler died in her care.
The 31-year-old woman, who has retained a lawyer, will spend the weekend detained as police finalize the process of laying a charge.
Police said the last set of interviews was expected to be completed yesterday following which a file will be sent to the Director of Public Prosecutions with recommendations.
Two men are expected to appear before a Port of Spain Magistrate today, charged with possession of marijuana for the purpose of trafficking.
Kristus Rampersadsingh, 32, a loans officer, of California, Chaguanas, and Kevin Thomas, 38, a labourer, of McShine Lane, Belmont, were arrested and charged by officers of the Port of Spain Task Force, who were on mobile patrol in the Sea Lots, Port of Spain district, Sunday 27th May, 2018.
While on patrol around 7:15pm, officers had cause to stop and search a silver Nissan Navara motor vehicle being driven by Rampersadsingh.
A well-known police inspector has been charged with assault occasion bodily harm and will receive a summons to appear in court in February.
The charges were laid against Inspector Roger Alexander on the instructions of the Director of Public Prosecutions.
Alexander is accused of having carried out the assault on a Laventille man in Santa Cruz last July.
The complainant had alleged that he had been beaten by Alexander as he worked as a labourer on a piece of land.
The Police Complaints Authority (PCA) also got involved in the matter.
Three special reserve police officers have appeared before Chief Magistrate, Marcia AyersCaesar, charged with misbehavior in public office for corruptly soliciting money from a man whom they had wrongfully accused of human trafficking, a statement by the Police Service said.
No.6656 PC Ronald Modeste, No.5516 PC Nicholas Henry and No. 5351 PC Anderson Richards were each placed on bail in the sum of $90,000, $80,000 and $60,000 respectively when they appeared in the Port of Spain 8th Magistrate Court yesterday, December 5th, 2016.