Three held as Western Division police foil robbery

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 Held in Central Division anti-crime exercise

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. 

Double murder in Claxton Bay

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.

Pilot freed of drug trafficking charge

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. 

Man accused of killing teacher in court

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.

Sex offenders with Trini roots will be on registry

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.

Court riot stabber pleads guilty, sentenced to jail

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.

Man shot and wounded in Maloney

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.



Couple, taxi operator on 963 fraud charges

A Gas­par­il­lo cou­ple and an­oth­er man, charged with 963 fraud charges, were re­mand­ed in­to cus­tody on Mon­day night af­ter the read­ing of the charges took al­most sev­en hours.