Crime

Double murder in Claxton Bay

A double murder has been recorded in Claxton Bay, pushing the murder toll up to 50.

According to reports, at about one this morning, an 18-year-old man and a 33-year old woman were shot dead in their home at Springvale, Claxton Bay.

The woman has been identified as Cindy Joseph, and is said to be the mother of a 11-year-old child.

Reports indicate that neighbours heard the gun shots and reportedly saw three men running from the scene. Upon investigating at the house, they found the man and the woman bleeding from gunshot wounds.

Pilot freed of drug trafficking charge

A he­li­copter pi­lot from Diego Mar­tin, charged with traf­fick­ing al­most 1.3 mil­lion in co­caine, has been freed. 

Tonya d’Al­ma­da, of Crys­tal Gar­dens, Van Bu­ren Av­enue, Diego Mar­tin, was found not guilty at the end of her tri­al be­fore Mag­is­trate Rhean­na Ho­sein in the Port-of-Spain Mag­is­trates’ Court on Mon­day. 

Man accused of killing teacher in court

The man charged with the mur­der of school teacher Ashram Boodram has pend­ing mat­ters for at­tempt­ed mur­der and armed rob­bery.

Carl Richard­son, 30, of St John’s Vil­lage, Ste Madeleine, ad­mit­ted that he al­so had a crim­i­nal record when he ap­peared in the San Fer­nan­do Mag­is­trates’ Court yes­ter­day.

Sex offenders with Trini roots will be on registry

Cit­i­zens who have been con­vict­ed of sex crimes be­yond Trinidad and To­ba­go’s ju­ris­dic­tion will not be spared pub­lic scruti­ny.

This coun­try’s Sex­u­al Of­fend­ers Reg­istry will al­so list the in­for­ma­tion of per­sons who have been con­vict­ed of sex­u­al crimes in oth­er coun­tries.

Court riot stabber pleads guilty, sentenced to jail

A prisoner who stabbed another prisoner on Tuesday whilst in the holding cell block of the Chaguanas Magistrates' Court, has been sentenced to 15 months imprisonment, 12 of which will be hard labour.

Nigel McSween, 33, of Pierre Trace in Enterprise, was charged for maliciously wounding Makeel Simon, 29, of Kestrel Boulevard, Edinburgh 500, Chaguanas.

McSween also was charged for having a shank (an improvised weapon) in his possession.

When called upon by First Court Magistrate Rajendra Rambachan, McSween pleaded guilty to the offences.

Man shot and wounded in Maloney

A man, who had just left his Maloney apartment for work, was shot and wounded on Wednesday morning.

According to a police report, at about 6.30 am, Hardy Abdul Mohammed, had just walked out of Building 20 when a gunman approached him and shot him several times.

Mohammed was taken to the Arima District Hospital where he was treated, warded and is said to be in a serious condition.

Police said they are "very familiar" with Mohammed, who is also known as Shervon Ransom, and is said to be in his early 40s.

 

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Couple, taxi operator on 963 fraud charges

A Gas­par­il­lo cou­ple and an­oth­er man, charged with 963 fraud charges, were re­mand­ed in­to cus­tody on Mon­day night af­ter the read­ing of the charges took al­most sev­en hours.

Man Held and Marijuana Seized in POS Exercises

One man was arrested and a quantity of marijuana seized by officers of the Inter-Agency Task Force, during an anti-crime exercise conducted in the Port of Spain district, yesterday.

Officers  conducted  the  exercise  between  10:00am  and  11:00pm,  on Monday 3rd February 2020.

Another suspect in doctors kidnapping in court today

The other suspect in the kidnapping of Dr. Rudradeva Sharma and Dr. Prem Vijay Naidoo is expected to be charged and may face a San Fernando Magistrate, today.

The 17-year-old minor has been in custody at the Child Protection Unit (CPU) in South Oropouche, since being discharged from the San Fernando General Hospital, pending further inquiries.

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