Crime

Seven charged for attempting to defraud murder victim

Six Tobagonians and one Trinidadian appeared in court for allegedly using the death certificate of a murder victim to obtain over $600,000 from the victim's Unit Trust Corporation (UTC) account.

John Mills, of Cocrico Avenue, Buccoo and his common-law wife Eulyn John, friends of Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley, were found murdered by their nephew on May 2.

Five of the accused appeared before a Scarborough magistrate on Thursday and were remanded into custody and will reappear in court on Friday.

Man shot on Diego Martin Main Road

One man is nursing gunshot wounds following a shooting incident on the Diego Martin Main Road on Thursday.

Gunmen opened fire on a man known to police as 'Blacka'.

Investigators told Guardian Media that just after midday a white Nissan X-Trail drove out of La Puerta Avenue and shot at the victim standing on the Western Main Road.

The victim ran in a westerly direction and was pursued by the gunman who alighted from the vehicle and shot several times.

Police officer guilty of raping teenager

A police officer was remanded into custody on Wednesday after he was found guilty of five charges including rape, assault, false imprisonment and grievous sexual assault against a teenager. 

Constable Vishram Ragoo last attached to the Chaguanas CID was charged with a total of six charges but the jury presiding in the San Fernando Second Criminal Assizes found him not guilty on one of the grievous sexual assault charges. 

Following a two-month trial, the nine-member jury returned with their verdicts around 6.30 pm after deliberating for three hours.

Drunk driver jailed after injuring two women

A drunk dri­ver who plowed in­to two women and a car in La Ro­maine has been sent to jail for 17 months in jail.

Nuts ven­dor Den­nis Brown, 53, who has been in cus­tody since the in­ci­dent on June 29, had plead­ed guilty to dri­ving un­der the in­flu­ence of al­co­hol.

This is the sec­ond time he was charged with drunk dri­ving, the first be­ing in 2011.

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.

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