Crime

Morvant man shot in Laventille

A 36-year-old man from Morvant was shot and wounded by masked gunmen while in Laventille on Sunday night.

According to a police report, at about 9 pm, the victim was approached by the two gunmen while sitting on a culvert on the roadway, opposite a mini mart at Pashley Street, Laventille.

The victim attempted to run away but the men opened fire on him. The gunmen then escaped.

The victim was shot in the back. He was taken to the Accident and Emergency Department of the Port of Spain General Hospital where he was treated and warded in a stable condition.

Five held for DUI on Sunday night

Five people were held for driving under the influence on Sunday, in the Port of Spain division, during a breathalyser police exercise.

According to police reports, the five persons are between the ages of 30 and 65 years, and include a judicial records officer and a furniture store manager,

The police exercise took place between 8.30 pm on Sunday and 1 am on Monday, along Wrightson Road and the Lady Young Road in Morvant, simultaneously.

The exercise was co-ordinated by Senior Superintendent Ramdeen, Superintendent Rampath, Superintendent Simon and ASP Sooker.

Plot uncovered to kill SORT head

A plot was uncovered by police to execute the head of the Special Operations Unit (SORT) last night, which originated from within the prison's walls which led SORT officers to Laventille Road, San Juan this morning to apprehend a suspect, who was later shot and killed after firing upon the police.

A senior source told Guardian Media that SORT officers intercepted the man known as Glean Bain aka "Shooter"  in the vicinity of Ramesh and Leela Supermarket in a car allegedly on his way to pick up other persons to track down the SORT officer shortly after 9 a.m.

Car stealing ring breakthrough as 3 arrested

A Chi­nese na­tion­al was among three per­sons de­tained in con­nec­tion with a mall, car-steal­ing ring.

Po­lice said they be­lieve that the ar­rests come as a ma­jor break­through in their in­ves­ti­ga­tions in­to ve­hi­cles be­ing stolen from sev­er­al car parks at var­i­ous malls in North Trinidad.

Cumuto man charged after cops seize 2500 portugals

A 45-year-old Cu­mu­to man was grant­ed his own bail in the amount of $5,000 when he ap­peared be­fore a San­gre Grande mag­is­trate on Thurs­day for fail­ing to pro­vide a mem­o­ran­dum of sale or de­liv­ery for a quan­ti­ty of cit­rus, found in his pos­ses­sion.

Omar Ali plead­ed not guilty be­fore Mag­is­trate Bramb­hanan Dubay af­ter he was held with over 2500 por­tu­gals and or­anges on Wednes­day.

Car stealing ring breakthrough as 3 arrested

A Chinese national was among three persons detained in connection with a mall, car-stealing ring.

Police said they believe that the arrests come as a major breakthrough in their investigations into vehicles being stolen from several car parks at various malls in North Trinidad.

According to a police report, at about 1 pm on Wednesday, police officers received intelligence about a stolen vehicle being housed at the Lady Young Road, Morvant.

TTPS denies failing to enforce protection order

The Trinidad and Tobago police service is denying that it failed to enforce a protection order against the man who killed Naiee Singh.

In a release today, the TTPS set the record straight by revealing that Singh never filed any complaints with the police.

It further revealed that Singh was granted a protection order just one week before her murder and her protection order was never served to her district police station.

CPU: Increase in crime increase against children

Parents are being urged to take special care of their offspring for the Carnival Season and beyond, in light of a substantial increase in crimes committed against children in this country.

The appeal was made by Sergeant Valerie Hospedales of the Child Protection Unit (CPU) of the T&T Police Service (TTPS), during the TTPS' weekly media briefing.

Sergeant Hospedales reported that the CPU has made 29 arrests and laid 44 charges for 2020, so far. She also notes that there has been a 45 per cent increase in crimes against children over the last two years alone.

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