Crime

Murder in McBean, Couva

One man is dead and another warded at hospital following an altercation in McBean, Couva this morning.

The victim is identified as Isaiah Mitchell of Grant Street.

Reports indicate that shortly after 6 am, Mitchell and another man were leaving a party in the area when they were ambushed by a gunman at Deonarine junction.

Colombian charged with sexually touching 9-year-old

A Columbian national who has been in the country illegally since 2008, was denied bail when he appeared before a Port-of-Spain Magistrate, charged with the sexual touching of a nine-year-old child.

The offence is alleged to have occurred on Sunday 24th September, 2017, at the child’s Port-of-Spain home.

Josea Alberto Mina Mazuera, 46, of La Baja Road, St. Joseph, appeared before Magistrate Aden Stroude in the Port of Spain 7th Magistrates’ Court on Thursday to answer to the charge.

Valencia man held with revolver & ammo

A Valencia man was arrested and a revolver and a quantity of ammunition seized by officers of the Northern Division during an anti-crime exercise in the Arima district yesterday.

Officers conducted the exercise around 8:10 am on Thursday 21st December, 2017, during which they proceeded to Prince Street, Arima, where they observed a man with a knapsack on his back, standing along the roadway.

The officers approached the man and conducted a search of the knapsack, which resulted in one revolver and five rounds of ammunition being found inside.

Curepe man held with Kel Tec pistol

One man was arrested and a revolver and a quantity of ammunition seized by officers of the Northern Division, during an anti-crime exercise in the Curepe district yesterday.

Officers were on mobile patrol around 6 pm on Thursday 21st December, 2017 along Bellesmythe Street, Curepe, when they observed a man standing along the roadway.

Upon seeing the officers, the man ran off but was held a short distance away.

A search was conducted and one Kel Tec pistol, along with five rounds of .38mm ammunition, were found in his possession.

Police recover $70,000 in alcohol after fraudulent transaction

An attempt to have a Christmas filled with alcohol was foiled after police were able to recover over $70,000 of stolen liquor.

On Thursday a wholesale liquor outlet was issued a fraudulent cheque by someone posing to be a customer for the delivery of the alcohol.

Reports suggest that only after the transaction was completed that the supplier realized they had been duped.

A report was made and investigation led police officers to an area in Enterprise, Chaguanas where the items were recovered.

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