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.



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.

Maloney shooting victim dies

A man who was shot in Maloney on Wednesday morning has died.

The shooting incident occurred at about 6.30 am on Wednesday.

According to police reports, 43-year-old Hardy Abdul Mohammed was approached by a gunman and shot multiple times, moments after he left Building 20.

Mohammed was taken to the Arima District Hospital where he was treated and warded. He had been in a serious condition until he succumbed to his injuries on Thursday.

Police said they are "very familiar" with Mohammed, who was also known as Shervon Ransom. He was said to be in his early 40s.

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.