Father, son arrested after pistol, ammunition found in Arima home

An Arima man and his son have been arrested and a pistol and a quantity of ammunition were seized, by officers of the Northern Division Task Force, during an anti-crime exercise in Arima.

 Officers conducted the exercise between 1:00pm and 8:00pm, on Tuesday 3rd October, 2017, during which they executed a search warrant at a house at Emerald Gardens, Arima.

The search resulted in a Pietro Berretta Gardone pistol and eight rounds of 9mm ammunition being found in a bedroom of the house.

Three arrested with firearm, ammunition in Chaguanas

Three men were arrested and a pistol and a quantity of ammunition seized by officers of the Central Division Operation Unit, during an anti-crime exercise, in the Enterprise area, on Monday 2nd October, 2017.

The exercise which was supervised by ASP (Ag.) Richard Smith, was conducted between 12:00pm and 10:00pm.

During the exercise, officers on mobile patrol along Walcott Lane, Enterprise, had cause to stop and search a Nissan Wingroad vehicle, with three male occupants.

Police seize pistol, ammunition in San Fernando

A pistol and a quantity of ammunition have been seized by officers of the Inter-Agency Task Force, during an anti-crime exercise in the San Fernando area.

Officers conducted the exercise between 2 pm and 6:30 pm on Tuesday 3rd October, 2017, along Hermitage Road, Palmiste, San Fernando, where they had cause to search an abandoned lot of land.

The search resulted in one High Standard pistol, along with a magazine containing 20 rounds of .22mm ammunition, being discovered.

No arrests were made in connection with the find.

Escaped prisoner shot dead by police

A man who escaped from the Carrera Island Prison two years ago has been shot and killed by police.

Leroy Mohammed, also known as “Redo” was confronted by police officers after they visited a squatting settlement in Cashew Gardens, Chaguanas.

Police reports state that Mohammed shot at police officers who subsequently returned fire.

He was hit several times about the body and was pronounced dead at the Chaguanas Health Facility.

Mohammed had been imprisoned for 12 years for an offence of robbery with aggravation.

Brothers 19 & 17-years-old charged with murder of Coryal man

Two brothers from Coryal have been jointly charged with the murder of Keshore Ramadin, which occurred on Wednesday 21st September, 2017.

Kyle Koonj-Beharry, 19, of Cumuto Old Road, Housing Village, Coryal and his 17-year-old brother, also face charges of wounding with intent and robbery with aggravation against the victim’s common-law-wife wife, 51-year-old Taramatie Tambie.

Kyle faces additional charges of possession of firearm to endanger life, and possession of ammunition to endanger life.

The minor was also charged with possession of a cutlass.

Bandits rob BIR Chaguanas of $100,000

Bandits took off with over $100,000 after they broke into the vault of the Board of Inland Revenue (BIR) office in Chaguanas.

This is the second such incident to be reported in the Chaguanas area in the last two weeks.

Last week bandits stole over $3.5 million from the First Citizens Bank (FCB) in Montrose, a few miles away.

When employees arrived at the Ramsarran Street office this morning they found the office ransacked and the vault missing.

The office remains closed at this time.

Valencia man charged with murder

A Valencia man is expected to appear before a Sangre Grande Magistrate today, charged with the murder of Richard Sorzano, which occurred on Monday 21st August, 2017.

Ricardo Jagroop, aka ‘Apache’, 25, a quarry operator of Clarence Trace, Valencia, was also charged with possession of firearm and possession of ammunition after advice was received from Assistant Director of Public Prosecutions, George Busby, on Monday 2nd October, 2017.

Griffith applies to become T&T's next police commissioner

Former National Security Minister Gary Griffith has officially applied for the post of Commissioner of Police. Griffith submitted his application on Wednesday, after what he says was careful and long consideration of the task at hand.

Griffith told CNC3 that he applied for this post, after he had been inundated by calls from citizens and organisation to do so. 

He says he understands there may be concerns about a former military person possibly being appointed as the Commissioner of Police. However, he says it has happened in other jurisdictions. 

Children's Authority saddened by discovery of babies in dump, offers alternatives

The Children’s Authority of Trinidad and Tobago says it is deeply saddened that twin babies were found dead yesterday in a landfill.

The Authority, which is responsible for the care and protection of children, issued a statement saying it believes that every child should be given the opportunity to achieve his or her full potential.

Police investigate two murders in Malick, San Juan

Police are investigating the murder of a man who was shot dead in Malick this morning.

He has been identified as Aaron "Son Son" Hillaire of Upper 6th Avenue, Malick.

Residents reported hearing several loud explosions before discovered the man's body lying on the ground bleeding from the chest.

Meanwhile, police are also investigating another murder in San Juan last night.

Police say that around 7:30 pm Tabati Hyland was ambushed by a gunman along Ryan Street.

An altercation ensued and Hyland was shot several times about the body.