Crime

Grandson charged with murder of man found stuff in barrel

A Freeport man has appeared before a Couva Magistrate, charged with the murder of his grandfather, Irving Mings, whose body was found stuffed in a barrel at his home.

Michael Mings, 26, a musician, of Calcutta Road, #2 Freeport, appeared before Senior Magistrate Siumongal Ramsaran in the Couva Magistrates’ Court today to answer to the charge.

The matter was adjourned to Monday 13th November, 2017.

Mings, 87, a pensioner, also of Calcutta Road, #2 Freeport, was found dead inside a barrel at his home on Friday 6th October, 2017.

Five arrested for kidnapping Venezuelan businessman

Five men have been arrested in connection with the kidnapping of a Venezuelan businessman.

The businessman, Jason Guerra was kidnapped last Saturday and found in Carapo days later. He was badly beaten and had to seek medical attention.

However CNC3 understands police arrested 5 men from the Carapo area for the crime.

The arrests were done in a police exercise headed by Senior Superintendent Ajith Persad and co-ordinated by DCP Harold Phillip.

One of the men detained is 17 years old.

Two held after crashing into Jimmy Aboud's textile store in high-speed police chase

Two men are currently detained at the Port-of-Spain CID after trying to escape police and crashing into a textile store in Port-of-Spain.

Police tell CNC3 that during the early hours of this morning there was a brawl along Ariapita Avenue.

Concerned Woodbrook residents called the police.

As officers arrived on the scene, the rowdy group attempted to disperse.

Two men jumped into a white SUV and reportedly reversed on one of the police vehicles responding to the incident and sped off.

Laventille man shot dead by police

A 27-year-old Laventille man died after being shot by police on Thursday morning.

Around 5am, police responded to reports of gunmen at Reyes Street off Wharton Street in Laventille.

On arriving at the scene, one man opened fire on the police resulting in a shootout.

The man, identified as Keston Ingles also known as "Great White", was shot.

He was taken to the Port-of-Spain General Hospital where he was pronounced dead on arrival.

Ingles was a known by police as a firearm offender.

He was shot not far from where he lived.

Two killed in Laventille

Two men have been killed in separate areas in Laventille. One of the victims is a 19-year-old man.

According to reports, residents of Chinnapoo were walking on the roadway around 6 this morning when they stumbled upon the body of a man. Police suspect the man was shot.

And in another part of Laventille, the body of 19-year-old Leroy Isaac was discovered with what appeared to be gunshot wounds.

Police say Isaac from Prizgar Lands was found dead at the back of Success Laventille.

Police seize cocaine, marijuana, ammunition in Chaguanas; four arrested

Four persons were arrested and quantities of marijuana, cocaine and ammunition were discovered by officers of the Central Division Task Force, during an anti-crime exercise in the Division.

The exercise was conducted between 1:00pm and 4:00pm, on Wednesday 11th October, 2017, under the supervision of Snr. Supt Kenny Mc Intyre, and included officers of the Chaguanas CID.

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