Crime

Children's Authority asks police to investigate video of child clinging to driver's door

The adult who allowed a child to cling onto the driver's door of a moving vehicle has been reported to the police.

Video of the incident was captured by a stunned observer and circulated online last week.

The Children's Authority issued a statement today announcing that it asked the police to investigate.

The Authority said the reckless move could have brought harm or death to the child.

Under the Children's Act, it is an offence to expose a child to possible injury.

Four police officers arrested

Four officers of the Central Division have been arrested by officers of the Professional Standards Bureau (PSB), concerning investigations into reports of attempting to pervert the course of public justice.

The arrests were made around 4:00 am today, in the Central Division.

Among the officers arrested, are two Acting Inspectors of the Chaguanas Criminal Investigations Department, a Sergeant of Police attached to the Chaguanas Major Crime Section and a Police Constable attached to the Chaguanas Task Force.

Guyanese national charged with murder

A Guyanese national is expected to appear before a Tunapuna Magistrate today charged with the murder of Nicole Hackshaw, which occurred on Sunday 23rd February 2020.

Wilfred Perez, 58, of Eastern Main Road, El Dorado, was charged with the offence following advice received from Director of Public Prosecutions, Roger Gaspard SC, on Thursday 27th February 2020. 

Man robbed, shot

A 23-year-old man was shot and wounded after he was robbed on Wednesday night in San Juan.

According to a police report, shortly after 8 pm, the victim was walking in a supermarket parking at the corner of Saddle Road and Laventille Road when he was held up by a gunman who ordered him to hand over his cash and other valuables.

The victim handed it over but was shot twice in the right thigh.

The gunman then escaped.

The victim was taken to the Eric Williams Medical Sciences Complex where he was treated and warded in a serious condition.

Deadly police involved shooting in Beetham

A 39-year-old man from the Beetham was fatally shot by police on Wednesday night.

According to a police report, the man pointed a rifle at patrolling police officers.

The report stated that at about 10 pm, officers of the Inter Agency Task Force were on patrol near the Beetham Gardens Child Care Centre, when they saw a man standing there.

The officers approached the man to speak with him but instead of cooperating with the officers, he pulled out a rifle and pointed it at them.

The police subsequently opened fire, shooting him multiple times.

Police officer detained after shooting girlfriend

A police sergeant is now in police custody for allegedly shooting his common law wife, who also is a police officer.

According to reports, at about 10:30 last night, Dale Ramroop (a 48-year-old police sergeant attached to the Princes Town Police Station) and Nicolette Persad (a 29-year-old police constable), were at their home at Mohess Road in Barrackpore when they both began arguing.

The couple had just returned home from attending a function.

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