Crime

Las Lomas man to appear in court charged with murder

A 19-year-old Las Lomas man is expected to appear before a Chaguanas Magistrate Court today, charged with the murder of Alistra Kampo, which occurred on August 24th.

Michael Josep, of Las Lomas No. 1, was also charged with the common assault of Alistra Kampo, and the attempted murder of Rodha Mack, following advice received from the Assistant Director of Public Prosecution George Busby on August 30th.

Ms. Alistra Kampo, 39, also known as Roxanne, died after sustaining multiple stab wounds about her body at her Chin Chin Road, Las Lomas home.

Police search for alleged murder suspect

Police are currently searching for a man who allegedly chopped a female relative to death this morning.

CNC3 news understands that around 5:30 am, Selene Sankar got into an argument with a man at her La Brea trace, Siparia home.

It is believed that the argument escalated and the man picked up a cutlass and chopped  Sankar several times about the body.

The police were contacted and on arrival discovered Sankar's lifeless body lying in a pool of blood, her nine-year-old son was found at the scene.

Two murdered in Chaguanas, Maloney

Two murders have been recorded in the past 15 hours in Chaguanas and Maloney.

A woman was also shot and wounded in St Margaret's Village, Claxton Bay.

In Maloney, at about 6.30 am on Thursday Daniel "Pitchman" Herrera was found at Semp Avenue in Maloney. He was fatally shot several times. Police officers are currently on the scene.

In Chaguanas, Russel Chaitram, 24, of Enterprise was at the corner of Joyce and Perseverence Roads in Chandanagore Village, Chaguanas at about 7.39 pm when he was ambushed by two gunmen and shot several times.

The Trinidad and Tobago Association of Psychologists supports decriminalisation of marijuana

The Trinidad and Tobago Association of Psychologists (TTAP) has thrown its support behind the decriminalisation of marijuana.

TTAP said after weighing all the factors including Imprisonment of someone for small quantities of marijuana  only creates a "great deal of social displacement, financial hardship, career interruptions and family dislocations."

TTAP quoted a 2019 CNC3 report which said there were over 80-thousand marijuana-related matters in the magistrate’s courts over the last eleven years.

Police believe body found on Foreshore was dumped there

Police are investigating the discovery of a man's body found on the Foreshore Monday morning.

The body bore a bullet wound to the head.

Police say the body was found around 4.15 am near the helipad.

It is of an African male, brown in complexion, approximately 5' 11'' tall, about 160 pounds.

The body bore a  Rasta hairstyle and was clad in brown pants and black jersey.

Police believe he was murdered and dumped there.

The identity of the man has not as yet been released.

Farmer shot dead in home invasion

Despite coughing up his hard-earned dollars, a Debe farmer was shot dead by bandits who broke into his home this morning.

Police said that around 2 am, Hemraj Seenanan, 52 and his wife, Leelawatie, 45, were asleep at their Boodoo Trace home when three men entered.

Wearing masks and carrying firearms, the bandits tied up Leelawatie with duct tape and ordered Seenanan on the ground as they ransacked the house, stealing cash, jewellery and cell phones.

TTPS introduces mobile detention buses

The Commissioner of Police Gary Griffith has begun introducing mobile detention buses to assist the TTPS in conducting its operations.

In a press release issued today, the TTPS stated the detention buses will assist police officers in dealing with crowd control, riots and at any occasion which warrants the TTPS to detain large numbers of persons for breaking the law.

These buses are not newly purchased.

St. Ann's escapee IDC resident charged with firearm and ammunition offences

Immigration Detention Centre resident, Grenadian Rayan Bowen, 25, who escaped from the facility on July 10 was recaptured and charged with firearm and ammunition offences. 

However, the magistrate during his court appearance earlier this month was sent to the St Ann's Mental Hospital for evaluation after he was found "acting up" in court.

After two weeks at the institution, Bowen escaped some time on Thursday night.

It is believed that Bowen used a hacksaw blade to cut the bars to the Ward he was warded at.

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