432 murders for the year so far

This country has recorded its 432nd murder for the year so far, the latest 39-year-old Marlon John.

John was shot at Pashley Street Laventille last night but succumbed to his injuries this morning.

And Couva police are on the hunt for the armed assailants who shot and killed 24-year-old Nishad Radhay at his Couva home this morning.

Radhay, a popular doubles vendor was outside his Cameron Street home preparing for the day's sale when he was confronted by two gunmen.

Family of four arrested

A family of four was arrested during an anti-crime exercise in St. Joseph this morning.

The following is a press release by the TTPS:

A family of four was arrested and pistol and a quantity of marijuana seized, by officers of the Northern Division Task Force Area West, during an anti-crime exercise in the St. Joseph district this morning. 

Revolver and ammunition found in plastic bag

Police seized a revolver and ammunition during an anti-crime exercise in Claxton Bay.

The following is a press release from the TTPS:

A Taurus revolver and a quantity of ammunition were discovered by officers of the Couva Police Station, during an anti-crime exercise, in the Claxton Bay district, Friday night.

Female security guard charged with stealing money bag from Bhagwansingh’s Hardware

Crystal Mc Mayo has been charged with stealing $31,500 from Bhagwansingh’s Hardware, she is expected to appear in court today.

The following is a press release from the TTPS:

 A female security officer employed with S.W.A.T, was expected to appear before a Chaguanas Magistrate today, charged with larceny of $31,500, in cash and cheques from Bhagwansingh’s Hardware, Chaguanas, which occurred on Friday 3rd November, 2017.

Man denied bail on sexual assault charges on two girls

A Laventille man is denied bail when he appeared before Port of Spain 7th Court Magistrate Adia Mohammed, charged with four counts of sexual assault against a 12 and 13-year-old girl.

Hubert Mannette, 56, was charged by officers of the Child Protection Unit, Port of Spain Division for the offenses which allegedly occurred between September 1st, 2016 and December 31st, 2016 against the 13-year-old girl, while the assault of the 12-year-old reportedly took place on Tuesday 14th November, 2017.

Murder in Tunapuna

Police are still on scene of a murder in Tunapuna.

Reports indicate that just after 10 am Kevin Perierra was driving his silver Nissan Almera, when upon reaching the corner of Balthazar and Green streets he was approached by a lone gunman who opened fire.

Perierra who is from St Augustine was killed instantly.

Police have yet to establish a motive for the killing.


Bandits break into home of president of Used-Car Dealers Association

The home of the president of the Used Car Dealers Association, Visham Babwah, has been broken into.

Babwah told CNC3 News that the burglars entered his Chaguanas home by cutting out a small portion of the burglar-proofing at the back door.

He said his security system did not alert him to the intrusion because the bandits did not pry open the doors or windows.

Babwah said that thankfully nobody was home at the time.

He said he and his wife left for work around 9am yesterday and his wife returned around 3 pm.

Point Fortin man charged with possession of firearm

A Point Fortin man is due to appear before a Point Fortin Magistrate today, charged with possession of firearm and ammunition.

Maquille Erasto, 22, of Fanny Village, Point Fortin, was held by officers of the Point Fortin CID during an anti-crime exercise in the district around 6:15 am on Monday 13th November, 2017.

Acting on information, officers proceeded to Sunset Beach, Fanny Village, where they stopped and searched the suspect.

The search resulted in the pistol, along with a magazine containing two rounds of 9mm ammunition being found in his possession.

Three arrested after police find marijuana in vehicles

Three men were arrested and a quantity of marijuana seized, by officers of the Southern Division Task Force during an anti-crime exercise in the San Fernando district yesterday, a police statement has said.

Officers were on mobile patrol in the La Romaine district, when based on information received, they proceeded to V’s Casino carpark at Union Hall, Cross Crossing, San Fernando, where they had cause to search two vehicles; a silver Toyota Hilux and a blue Hyundai Elantra.