Crime

Following break after murder, doubles vendors return to Curepe

Food­ies look­ing for late-night eats in east Trinidad can now breathe a sigh of re­lief af­ter dou­bles ven­dors re­turned to Curepe Junc­tion af­ter a brief hia­tus.

Guardian Me­dia un­der­stands that since Sharzard Man­ick of The Orig­i­nal Sauce Dou­bles, was shot by gun­men at his stand at the cor­ner of the South­ern Main Road and Have­lock Street, on Au­gust 10, ac­tiv­i­ty at the pop­u­lar nightspot ground to a halt for sev­er­al days.

Pastor charged with buggering socially-displaced man

A pastor from Central Trinidad is now behind bars after being charged with buggering a 21-year-old socially-displaced man.  

Christopher Perreira was charged on Monday afternoon after inquiries by the Chaguanas CID. 

The pastor, who is head of the ISM Ministries based in Valencia, was remanded into custody and will reappear before the Chaguanas Magistrate’s Court tomorrow morning. 

He was not granted bail, however, bail is likely to come up tomorrow. 

Woman stabbed to death in domestic confrontation

A 36-year-old woman was stabbed during a domestic confrontation at her home in Laventille on Wednesday morning.

She later died at hospital.

She has been identified as Angelina Samuel of Wharton Trace. 

A 34-year-old man who was also stabbed during the altercation is badly wounded and hospitalised in a serious condition.

According to a police report, at about 9 am residents of Wharton Trace heard a loud quarrel at Samuel’s home, following which they heard noises as though a fight had broken out.

Manhunt on for suspect with illegal firearm

Tobago police are on the manhunt for a male suspect who escaped following a high-speed chase in the village of Buccoo on Tuesday evening.

The man, who lives in the area, is believed to have had an illegal firearm.

Residents scampered for their lives as officers in three police vehicles fired shots at the suspect as they pursued his blue Nissan B13 which hit a curb wall and another car as he sped through the village's streets. 

Carew faces new bail hurdle

For­mer gov­ern­ment min­is­ter Mar­lene Mc­Don­ald’s long-time com­pan­ion Michael Carew and an­oth­er man charged along­side the cou­ple for cor­rup­tion and mon­ey laun­der­ing, en­coun­tered yet an­oth­er ob­sta­cle on Tues­day in ac­cess­ing bail.

Sources at the Port-of-Spain Mag­is­trates’ Court told Guardian Me­dia that the Clerk of the Peace yes­ter­day re­ject­ed the two po­ten­tial bailors who were se­lect­ed to se­cure their bail.

Police probe reported abduction in Arouca

Of­fi­cers of the An­ti-Kid­nap­ping Squad and the Spe­cial Op­er­a­tions Re­sponse Team (SORT) are in­ves­ti­gat­ing an in­ci­dent where a ten-year-old girl re­port­ed­ly wit­nessed a male rel­a­tive be­ing kid­napped at her home in Arou­ca near mid­night on Sat­ur­day.

Ac­cord­ing to a po­lice re­port, a 23-year-old woman of Thomas Trace in Arou­ca told them that at about 11.59 pm on Au­gust 17 her ten-year-old niece of con­tact­ed her via What­sApp cry­ing.

Manhunt on for suspect with illegal firearm

Tobago police are on the manhunt for a male suspect who escaped following a high-speed chase in the village of Buccoo on Tuesday evening.

The man, who lives in the area,  is said to be in possession of an illegal firearm.

Residents scampered for their lives as officers in three police vehicles fired shots at the suspect as they pursued his blue Nissan  B13 which hit a curb wall and another car as he sped through the village's streets. 

Suspected bandit burns to death

A man was burnt to death this morning following a vehicular accident in Wallerfield.

CNC3 news understands the incident occurred at around 6 am.

The man was allegedly driving a stolen Tiida motor vehicle along Antigua road when it slammed into a blue Hilux van.

The collision caused the Tiida to erupt into flames, trapping the man inside the car.

He died at the scene.

The identity of the victim was not confirmed.

Police say the vehicle matched the description of the one which was involved in a robbery earlier this morning.

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