Crime

Another woman murdered

Police are investigating the murder of yet another woman in Trinidad and Tobago this year.

The bloodied body of a woman who is yet to be indentified was discovered under a walkover in Charlieville late last night.

The body bore several stab wounds and was lying face-down in a pool of blood.

There were also blood stains on the wall of the walkover.

The woman was dressed in a skirt and top with both the top and skirt pulled up revealing her underwear.

She was wearing a gold-coloured flats sandals.

No bail for man who attacked police officers with belt; officers commended for exercising restraint

Officers of the Cumuto Unit, Traffic and Highway Patrol Branch, are being commended for exhibiting restraint in subduing a man who became violently aggressive during a road exercise at the Trincity intersection along the Churchill Roosevelt Highway on Sunday 10th September, 2017.

The man, who appears in a video circulating on social media is seen striking one of the officers with what appears to be a belt.

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Persad-Bissessar sends $1 million reminder to Govt as LCpl Gay is laid to rest

Opposition Leader Kamla Persad-Bissessar has described the late Lance Corporal Marcus Gay as “a hero who deserves a hero’s send off.”  

Gay was shot dead at a house at Fifth Company, St Mary's Village on Monday 4th September, which conducting surveillance work.

“When I heard of the passing of young Lance Corporal Marcus Gay, killed in the line of duty, doing his job in service of his country, I felt great sadness and fear. He died trying to make Trinidad and Tobago safer,” Persad-Bissessar said while speaking at the funeral service in Siparia on Monday.

Police seize Beretta pistol, ammunition in Enterprise

A Beretta pistol and a quantity of ammunition were seized by officers of the Central Division Operation Unit, during an anti-crime exercise, in the Enterprise, Chaguanas yesterday.

A police statement said that officers conducted the exercise between 2 pm and 8 pm on Sunday 10th September, 2017, during which they observed a man standing in a basketball court, along Postman Drive, Enterprise, with an object resembling a firearm in his possession.

Upon seeing the officers, the man dropped the object and ran off.

Carapichaima man charged with neighbour's murder

A Carapichaima man is expected to appear before a Couva Magistrate today, charged with the murder of Earl Van Mason, which occurred on Saturday 2nd September, 2017.

Police say Michael Woods, 37, of Waterloo Road, Carapichaima, was charged with murder after advice was received from Assistant Director of Public Prosecutions, George Busby, on Sunday 10th September, 2017.

Van Mason, 63, also of Waterloo Road, was found at his home on Friday 1st September, 2017, with injuries to the head from which he later died at hospital.

Police destroy $1 million in marijuana trees, seedlings

Police officers attached to the Inter-Agency Task Force have destroyed marijuana trees with an estimated street value of $1 million during an anticrime exercise in North Eastern Division, on Friday 8th September, 2017.

A statement by the police says that officers conducted the exercise between 5 am and 11 am, during which they proceeded to a bushy area at Santa Cruz Old Road, San Juan, where they discovered a marijuana field with over one thousand fully grown marijuana trees and approximately 1,500 seedlings.

The trees and seedlings were subsequently destroyed.

Three arrested with stolen vehicle following shoot-out with police

Police say quick work by officers resulted in the arrest of three men and the recovery of a stolen vehicle, following an exchange of gunfire between officers and four suspects, one of whom escaped.

The incident occurred along the Caroni South Bank Road, Las Lomas, around 12pm, on Sunday 10th September, 2017, when officers of the Northern Division Area Task Force who were on patrol, received a report of a vehicle being stolen from the PriceSmart carpark, Mausica, D’Abadie.

Soldier charged with sexual assault on girls 8 & 14 years old

A Lance Corporal with the T&T Regiment was released on $80,000 bail when he appeared in court yesterday charged with sexually assaulting two minors ages eight and 14. The offences are alleged to have taken place almost three years ago.

Curt Collins appeared before Magistrate Adia Mohammed in the Port-of-Spain court. He was not called upon to plead to the charges.

As with all cases of sexual offences, Mohammed cleared the courtroom of members of the public including media personnel before the soldier’s appearance.

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