Three men were arrested and one firearm, 18 rounds of ammunition and two magazines seized by officers of the Western Division Special Patrol Unit (WDSPU) during an intelligence-led exercise in the St. James District, yesterday.
According to official police reports, at about 9:50pm on Wednesday 5th February, officers of the WDPSU were on mobile patrol along the Western Main Road, St. James, when they received information about a man having a firearm in his possession at the Bess West Supermarket, Mathura Street in St. James.
Five persons were arrested and a bulletproof vest, a pair of camouflage pants, two masks and a quantity of cocaine seized by officers of the Central Division Task Force, during an anti-crime exercise in the Chaguanas district yesterday.
The exercise was conducted between 2:30pm and 7:00pm, on Wednesday 5th February 2020, and was supervised by Snr. Supt. (Ag.) Hunte, Supt. (Ag.) Mystar, ASP Smith, Insp. Jordan and Sgt. Stewart.
A double murder has been recorded in Claxton Bay, pushing the murder toll up to 50.
According to reports, at about one this morning, an 18-year-old man and a 33-year old woman were shot dead in their home at Springvale, Claxton Bay.
The woman has been identified as Cindy Joseph, and is said to be the mother of a 11-year-old child.
Reports indicate that neighbours heard the gun shots and reportedly saw three men running from the scene. Upon investigating at the house, they found the man and the woman bleeding from gunshot wounds.
A helicopter pilot from Diego Martin, charged with trafficking almost 1.3 million in cocaine, has been freed.
Tonya d’Almada, of Crystal Gardens, Van Buren Avenue, Diego Martin, was found not guilty at the end of her trial before Magistrate Rheanna Hosein in the Port-of-Spain Magistrates’ Court on Monday.
The man charged with the murder of school teacher Ashram Boodram has pending matters for attempted murder and armed robbery.
Carl Richardson, 30, of St John’s Village, Ste Madeleine, admitted that he also had a criminal record when he appeared in the San Fernando Magistrates’ Court yesterday.
Citizens who have been convicted of sex crimes beyond Trinidad and Tobago’s jurisdiction will not be spared public scrutiny.
This country’s Sexual Offenders Registry will also list the information of persons who have been convicted of sexual crimes in other countries.
A prisoner who stabbed another prisoner on Tuesday whilst in the holding cell block of the Chaguanas Magistrates' Court, has been sentenced to 15 months imprisonment, 12 of which will be hard labour.
Nigel McSween, 33, of Pierre Trace in Enterprise, was charged for maliciously wounding Makeel Simon, 29, of Kestrel Boulevard, Edinburgh 500, Chaguanas.
McSween also was charged for having a shank (an improvised weapon) in his possession.
When called upon by First Court Magistrate Rajendra Rambachan, McSween pleaded guilty to the offences.
A man, who had just left his Maloney apartment for work, was shot and wounded on Wednesday morning.
According to a police report, at about 6.30 am, Hardy Abdul Mohammed, had just walked out of Building 20 when a gunman approached him and shot him several times.
Mohammed was taken to the Arima District Hospital where he was treated, warded and is said to be in a serious condition.
Police said they are "very familiar" with Mohammed, who is also known as Shervon Ransom, and is said to be in his early 40s.
A 24-year-old man who was caught driving under the influence of alcohol after his driver’s permit was suspended has been jailed for 12 months.