Crime

Mom links car to daughter’s killing

The moth­er of a woman who was shot dead by po­lice in San­ta Cruz be­lieves her daugh­ter’s death may be linked to a car which she bought four days be­fore the in­ci­dent.

Ker­ri Ser­ries, 29, and the oth­er vic­tim, Rochy­on King Ashter­man, 19, were killed by of­fi­cers of the Spe­cial Op­er­a­tions Re­sponse Team (SORT) while at La Canoa Road in San­ta Cruz at about 9.25 pm. They were both in Ser­ries’ white Hon­da City. A pa­tron of a bar was al­so in­jured and re­mains ward­ed at hos­pi­tal.

PCA launches probe into Santa Cruz killings

Hours af­ter the fa­tal po­lice shoot­ings of Rochy­on King Ashter­man and his girl­friend Kris­t­ian Ker­ri Ser­ries in San­ta Cruz, the Po­lice Com­plaints Au­thor­i­ty (PCA) launched a probe in­to the mat­ter.

The con­fir­ma­tion came on Mon­day from PCA’s di­rec­tor David West in a tele­phone in­ter­view.

Santa Cruz granny, grand-daughter held with AK47

A 64-year-old woman and her granddaughter, 20, were arrested after police officers found an assault rifle at her home in Santa Cruz.

According to a police report, officers of the North Eastern Division Task Force received information that a house in Sun Valley Extension, Lower Santa Cruz was being used to store weapons. 

The officers went at about 6 pm on Sunday where they executed a search and found an AK47 assault rifle with two magazines and 68 rounds of ammunition.

The pensioner and her granddaughter were subsequently detained for questioning.

Father not satisfied with police’s account

he young cou­ple, who was killed by po­lice in a shoot­ing in San­ta Cruz, on Fri­day night, was us­ing a bor­rowed ve­hi­cle.

Speak­ing with Guardian Me­dia yes­ter­day, a source close to the fam­i­ly claimed that 19-year-old Rochy­on King Ashter­man and his girl­friend Kris­tan Ker­ri Ser­ries were lim­ing in San­ta Cruz when they bor­rowed a friend’s car to get some­thing to eat.

No motive established for Morvant murder

Police are trying to determine the motive for the killing of 34-year-old Ronnie Wickham of Second Caledonia, Morvant, last night.

Reports are that at about 9:30 pm, residents of Almond Drive, Morvant heard several explosions.

Upon investigating, they found Ronnie Wickham bleeding from multiple gunshot wounds along the roadway.

The police and paramedics were notified, however, Wickham succumbed to his injuries.

Investigations are ongoing.

Griffith: Police were just doing their jobs in Las Cuevas

Police Commissioner Gary Griffith has responded to the concerns of Las Cuevas residents, saying the community has been flooded with criminal activity for years and that he was surprised by their reaction because the police were doing their job.

Griffith said today's exercise was necessary to cleanse the area and added that if anyone was inconvenienced, it was unfortunate.

He said this and similar exercises in the future should be expected.

Griffith has asked citizens to expose criminals in their community rather than be upset when the police do what is required.

Triple murder in Penal - infants found at scene

Police have rescued a baby and a toddler from the gruesome scene of a triple murder which took place at a house in Penal.

Dead are Wazir Mohammed, 58, his wife Shellyann Mohammed, 57, and his brother Nazim Mohammed, 50 of 313 Clarke Road, Penal.

The children, aged eight months and four years, were found in the house. 

Investigators said around 3 pm, a 25-year-old relative went to the house to check on them.

He told police he had to jump the fence.

He found the kids in the house.

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