Crime

Former soldier charged with marijuana possession

A former member of the Regiment has been charged with possession of marijuana.

According to police, between the hours of 5 am and 7 am on Monday 10th April, 2017, Insp (Ag.) Williams and a party of officers attached to the Duncan Street Police Post conducted an exercise in the Duncan Street Planning.

At around 6 am, PC Rodriguez executed a search warrant at the home of Dion Dowdy, a former member of the Trinidad and Tobago Regiment, located at Apartment E Building 34 Nelson Street, Port of Spain.

17-year-old boy in court on arms and ammunition charges

A 17-year-old Cunupia boy has appeared before a Chaguanas Magistrate, charged with possession of a firearm and a quantity of ammunition.

Around 11:30 am on Sunday 9th April, 2017, officers on mobile patrol along Chin Chin Road, Cunupia, observed two boys, ages 17 and 13, acting suspiciously.

Upon searching them, the officers found a Taurus revolver and five rounds of .38mm ammunition in the possession of the 17-year-old, while nothing illegal was found on the younger boy.

International: Chicago father shoots son dead following argument

A 22-year-old man was shot to death by his 43-year-old father, after a verbal argument over who would walk the dog.

The shooting took place in Chicago on Sunday morning.

According to the police, the two men got in an argument, and it escalated into a shootout. The older man is in critical condition while the son was pronounced dead at 9:16am.

The authorities say they received a call from a man who was shot in the city’s Burnside neighbourhood and responded.

Police seize guns, camouflage clothing, bullet-proof vest; five arrested

House search exercises in the Northern Division over the weekend, have resulted in five persons being arrested and the seizure of three illegal firearms and other illegal items, a statement by the Police Service says.

Between 11am and 4pm on Saturday 8th April, 2017, officers of the Northern Division Task Force, executed a search warrant at Sunset Drive, Malabar, where they found and seized three grammes of marijuana.

A 37-year-old man who was found on the premises was arrested.

Five arrested for possession of drugs, arms, ammunition

Police arrested five persons and seized a quantity of arms, ammunition and narcotics, following an anti-crime exercise in the North Eastern Division, a police statement says.

Between, 3 pm and 8 pm, on Thursday 6th April, 2017, officers of the North Eastern Division Task Force and CID, conducted the exercise in the Sea Lots area.

Several abandoned houses were searched and resulted in the discovery of several packets of compressed marijuana, weighing 8.2 kilogrammes with an estimated street value of $150,000.

Lawyer appears in court on fraud charges

A 76-year-old lawyer was granted bail after appearing before a Port-of-Spain Magistrate yesterday, Thursday 6th April, 2017, charged with fraudulent conversion.

Wilston Campbell, of Guapo, Fyzabad, who stood before Chief Magistrate Marcia Ayers-Caesar, was not called upon to plead, as the charge was laid indictably. 

Campbell, was arrested and charged on Wednesday 5th April, 2017, by Cpl Toney of the Fraud Squad, for fraudulently converting over $132,000, sometime between August 18th, 2014 and April 5th, 2017.

Murder in St Augustine

The murder count climbed by one following the overnight killing of a St Augustine man.

Around 9pm on Thursday, Mukesh oPoran also known as 'Trim' was ambushed by a gunman.

An altercation ensued and he was shot and killed.

The incident took place close to the man's Freeman Road home.

Investigations are ongoing.

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14 arrested for drugs, arms, ammunition

Police have detained 14 persons and seized a quantity of drugs, arms and ammunition following an anti-crime exercise in the Northern Division.

Between the hours of 1pm and 11pm on Wednesday 5th April, 2017, officers of the Inter-Agency Task Force and Canine Unit, conducted an exercise at the Heights of Guanapo, Arima.

A search warrant was executed at a mosque in the area for arms and ammunition.

Two Tobago men charged with robbery with aggravation, larceny

Two persons have appeared in the Scarborough Magistrates’ Court, charged with robbery with aggravation.

One of the individuals also faces a charge of larceny stemming from a separate incident.

Kurson Deprandine, 30, of Arnos Vale Road, Les Choteau, and Danel Murray, 19, of Top River, Charlotteville, were arrested and charged for robbery with aggravation against 32-year-old Nikeshorn Peters, of Parlatuvier.

Peters was shot at and robbed of his vehicle, a quantity of cash and a cellular phone at Mt. Dillon, on Thursday 16th March, 2017.

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