Crime

IWRN calls for stringent measures to protect children

The International Women's Resources Network (IWRN) is calling for agencies, families and parents to be more proactive, when it comes to protecting children in this country.

The demand comes in the wake of the death of 8-year old Makeisha Maynard who was beaten to death by her father on Sunday.

The IWRN has expressed disappointment at all the individuals—including family members and agencies—who it says failed the little girl.

WASA: Vandalism affecting water supply in North East Trinidad

Parts of North East Trinidad are without pipe-borne water at present because of a problem at the  Aripo  Water  Treatment  Plant.

And an official statement from the Water and Sewerage Authority (WASA) is advising that the issue won’t be fully solved until Thursday 13 February, 2020.

According to the statement, WASA says the disruption in the normal pipe borne water supply is due to the facility being out of operation, following an act of vandalism.

Three men held for offences against children

The Child  Protection  Unit (CPU) is once again advising all parents and guardians to  be  extremely  vigilant  concerning  their  children’s  overall well-being,  and to take  all  preventative  measures  to  ensure their children’s safety is not jeopardised.

The warning comes as the CPU conducted several intelligence-led exercises over the weekend, which led to arrest of three  men for several offences against children.

38 Venezuelan nationals held in Woodbrook exercise

Thirty-eight Venezuelan nationals were arrested by officers of the Port of Spain Division during an anti-crime exercise conducted in the Woodbrook District early this morning.

The exercise was conducted  between 3:30am  and 6:00am, on Tuesday 11 February 2020,  at  a  nightclub  at  the  corner  Ariapita  Avenue  and  Carlos  Streets, Woodbrook.

A  search  of  the  establishment  resulted  in  29  female  and  nine  male Venezuelan  nationals  being  arrested.  Among  the  females,  five  were between the ages of 15 and 17.

Police officers arrested for human trafficking

Two police officers, along with a Venezuelan national, have been detained in connection with trafficking in persons and other gang related activities.

The trio were arrested during an anti-crime exercise overnight in the Central Division.

The officers, who are assigned to Central Division Police and also live in the area, had their respective homes and lockers at the station searched.

The home of the Venezuelan national also was searched.

Murder in Embacadere

Police are on the scene of a murder in Embacadere, San Fernando.

According to reports, Marlon La Guerra, also known as Triple, was at his home along Circle Drive Extension around 8.30 am when a gunman entered his house.

He was shot several times.

The gunman ran off.

On hearing the loud explosions, residents in the area contacted the police who responded and discovered the man lying in a pool of blood.

La Guerra was taken to the San Fernando General Hospital where he died.

 

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Story by KEVON FELMINE

Man chopped and wounded in Central Trinidad

A 36-year-old Nigerian national is currently warded at hospital following a chopping incident this morning.

CNC3 NEWS understands that shortly after 7am, a man, who is yet to be identified, was accosted by another man in the vicinity of Busy Corner in Chaguanas.

According to eyewitnesses, an altercation ensued and the man was dealt several chops about the body.

The chopping incident happened in the full glare of members of the public, who scampered to safety.

The injured man was taken to hospital where he remains warded in a serious condition.

Possible murder-suicide in Kelly Village, Caroni

A father of two has allegedly beaten his eight year old autistic daughter to death before killing himself.

According to police reports, around 7 last evening, Michael Maynard was at his home in Kelly Village, Caroni, when he allegedly beat the girl, Makeisha, about her body with a cutlass.

It is believed that shortly after 10pm, Maynard realised the girl did not regain consciousness. He subsequently completed suicide.

The man's 11 year old son, Makesi, raised an alarm and alerted neighbours who contacted the police.

Man killed in police shoot out

An early morning shootout with police has claimed the life of one man.

Preliminary reports indicate that police, acting on information, proceeded to a house along Hilltop Avenue, Claxton Bay, in search of a murder suspect.

On arrival at the location, the officers allegedly were greeted with gunfire.

The officers subsequently returned fire and the assailant was hit.

The man was taken to hospital but was pronounced dead on arrival.

This is a developing story and we will have more information as details come to hand.

 

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Two men charged with sexual offences against children

Two men were charged by officers of the Child Protection Unit (CPU) for three counts of sexual penetration of a child and four counts of sexual touching  of  a  child  following intelligence-led  exercises, yesterday.

The exercises were spearheaded by W/Supt.  (Ag.) George and  ASP Nowbutt, and supervised by Insps.  (Ag.) Andrews  and  Francis  along with Sgt. James and WPC Johnson.

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