Crime

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.

Tobago woman set on fire

A 19 year old Tobago woman was airlifted to Trinidad, after she was allegedly set on fire by unknown men, on Tuesday night.

She was found near Kilgwyn Bay, near the Apex Restaurant and Bar.

The victim has been identified as Allena Dial of Riseland Trace, Carnbee, a kitchen assistant employed with the Tristar Restaurant.

According to police reports the incident occurred shortly before 9pm on Tuesday.

Singh should have been arrested prior to murder

The In­ter­na­tion­al Women’s Re­source Net­work (IR­WN) says that if re­ports of ha­rass­ment were made against Roger Singh, he should have been ar­rest­ed be­fore he was able to mur­der his es­tranged wife, Naiee Singh on Mon­day.
Naiee, 31, an ad­min­is­tra­tive of­fi­cer at Ven­ture Cred­it Union, Cou­va was shot twice by Singh, 33, out­side her work­place along Noel Street.

Firearm and cocaine seized during anti-crime exercise

One man was arrested and a firearm and a quantity of cocaine found during an anti-crime exercise Couva yesterday.

The exercise was conducted under the supervision of Snr. Supt. Hunte, Supt. Mystar, ASP Smith and other members of the Central Division Task Force.

According to police reports, during the exercise, officers searched a bushy area at Calcutta Road #1, where they discovered 420 grammes of cocaine together with one Glock pistol and a magazine.

Guayaguayare man expected to appear in court charged with murder

A Guayaguayare man is expected to appear before a San Fernando Magistrate today, charged with the 2018 murder of Ronald Mohan. Kerwyn Garcia, 27, of Ferrier Circular, Guayaguayare, was charged with the offence following advice received from the Deputy DPP Mrs. Joan Honore-Paul, on January 27th.

Mr. Mohan, 31, of St. Mary’s Village, Moruga, was found with a gunshot wound to his head on April 21st 2018, at Rochard Douglas Road, Barrackpore.

Tunapuna man charged with murder

A Tunapuna man is expected to appear before a Tunapuna Magistrate today charged with the 2019 murder of Shiloh Collingwood.

Marvin Williams Campbell, aka ‘Minge’, 31, of Monte Grande, Tunapuna, is also charged with possession of firearm and possession of ammunition, following advice received from Director of Public Prosecutions, Roger Gaspard SC, on January 27th.

According to police reports, Mr. Collingwood, 24, also of Monte Grande, Tunapuna, was at his home on November 22nd 2019, when he was approached by a lone gunman who shot at him several times.

Muslim group supports proposed Anti-Terrorism Bill

The Foun­da­tion of Is­lam­ic Re­lief, Sup­port and Train­ing (FIRST) has ex­pressed sup­port for the new pro­posed An­ti-Ter­ror­ism (Amend­ment) Bill 2020.

The bill, which was re­port­ed on first by the Guardian News­pa­per, out­lines spe­cif­ic mea­sures to treat with na­tion­als who are re­turn­ing from con­flict zones such as Syr­ia and oth­er Mid­dle East coun­tries.

Eight people charged for Sexual Offences in CPU, SORT Operation

The Child Protection Unit (CPU) is strongly urging citizens with information on child abuse to report it to the nearest police station, or to the CPU, to ensure that an investigation into such cases are launched immediately.

The renewed appeal comes as seven men and one woman were nabbed in an intelligence-led exercise over the weekend, by officers of the Child Protection Unit (CPU), the Special Operations Response Team (SORT) and the Tobago Task Force.

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