Crime

Three killed in Laventille overnight

Gun­men opened fire on a car ear­ly this morn­ing, killing a fast food out­let work­er who was on her way home from work. It two dead­ly shoot­ings in Laven­tille overnight that claimed three lives.

Dawn Pa­tri­cia Grant, 44, of Sixth Av­enue, Mal­ick, was a su­per­vi­sor at a KFC out­let. At about 1.15 am, she was seat­ed in the front pas­sen­ger sear of a dark grey Nis­san Almera car which was dri­ving through Dan Kel­ly in Laven­tille when e gun­men ran out from a track and opened fire on the car.

Snr Supt, wife in court on assault charges

An acting Senior Superintendant of the Fraud Squad Unit along with his wife have appeared before an Arima magistrate Wednesday, charged for assault and malicious damage.

Reports indicate that on March 24 2018, Lindon Greenidge, 56, who has 37 years' service in the Police Service, allegedly assaulted a 49-year-old woman and maliciously damaged her pair of eyeglasses and cell phone. 

A report was made to the Proffessional Standards Bureau (PSB) and an investigation was conducted. 

Man shot dead while sleeping

A 25-year-old man was shot multiple times while asleep at his home in Sangre Grande.

The gunman appeared to have covered him up with a blanket before escaping.

The victim has been identified as Videsh Albert.

According to a police report, Albert was asleep at his home at Bois Bande Farm Road, North Eastern Settlement, Sangre Grande when the incident occurred. 

However, his body was only discovered by a close male relative at about 8 am on Wednesday.

"Wee Wee" charged with murder

A Beetham Gardens man is expected to appear before a Port-of-Spain Magistrate today, charged with the murder of Jason Charles,.

Charles was killed on Monday 6th May, 2019 in Laventille.

Johnson Holder, aka “Wee Wee”, 25, of 24th Street, Beetham Gardens, was also charged with possession of firearm and possession of ammunition, following advice received from Director of Public Prosecutions, Roger Gaspard SC, on Tuesday 16th July, 2019.

Rapes and sexual assaults on the rise in T&T

There is an in­creas­ing in­ci­dence of rape and sex­u­al as­sault in T&T, ac­cord­ing to Rape Cri­sis So­ci­ety of T&T rep­re­sen­ta­tive, Mea­gan King-Cadett,

In an in­ter­view on CNC3's The Morn­ing Brew, she quot­ed sta­tis­tics from the Crime and Prob­lem Analy­sis Unit (CA­PA) of the T&T Po­lice Ser­vice (TTPS) which showed that be­tween 2008 and 2018 there were 1434 re­ports of rape.

Gangsters benefit from contracts through corporations

Over the next few weeks, Guardian Me­dia will be high­light­ing a mul­ti-part in­ves­tiga­tive se­ries that hinges on un­der­world ac­tiv­i­ty and key play­ers that po­lice have been mon­i­tor­ing for a pe­ri­od of time.

This is the first part in the Un­der­world Files se­ries.

Sev­en re­put­ed gang lead­ers in north Trinidad have ben­e­fit­ed from State con­tracts worth close to $6 mil­lion in spite of as­sur­ances by Gov­ern­ment to the con­trary.

Criminologist: Kamla's crime plan a pie in the sky

A pie in the sky.

That was the re­ac­tion of crim­i­nol­o­gist Dau­rius Figueira to Op­po­si­tion Leader Kam­la Per­sad-Bisses­sar's short, medi­um and long term crime-fight­ing mea­sures, which she promised to in­sti­tute when the Unit­ed Na­tion­al Con­gress as­sumes of­fice again.

Ad­dress­ing UNC sup­port­ers at the Mon­day Night Fo­rum in Ch­agua­nas, Per­sad-Bisses­sar rolled out her plans, stat­ing that the Gov­ern­ment had been clue­less in bring­ing the mur­der rate down.

Teen charged with murder

A teenager has appeared before the Port-of-Spain Children’s Court charged with the murder of 47-year-old Lester Sookhai, which occurred in December 2018. 

The 16-year-old boy, of no fixed place of abode, was also charged with possession of a firearm and ammunition.

He appeared before Master Vijay Paul to answer the charges.

Sookhai, a shopkeeper of Maingot Road, Tunapuna, was at his business place along with a relative around 10 am on Tuesday 11th December 2018, when the suspect entered and shot him. 

The suspect escaped on foot.

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