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.
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 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.
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 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.