National Security

$50,000 reward for information leading to recapture of escapees

Crimestoppers is now offering a $50,000 reward for information leading to the recapture of the two prison escapees still at large.

The offer was posted on the Facebook page of the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service Friday evening.

According to the 'WANTED' poster, Crimestoppers is asking anyone with information on the whereabouts of the two men - Michael Findley of Laventille and Olatungi Denbow of Port-of-Spain - should contact 800-TIPS (8477).

Prisons Commissioner confirms only 6 escapees recaptured so far

Despite rumors that a seventh prisoner has been recaptured, Prisons Commissioner Gerard Wilson has confirmed to Guardian Media that only six escapees are in custody.

The Commissioner explained that the six men who were recaptured in Las Lomas, hours after escaping Remand Prison, are currently assisting police with investigations into the escape.

He remains hopeful that the information provided will lead police to Olatungi Denbow and Michael Findley.

The men were part of a group of eight who escaped from Remand Prison during the early hours of Wednesday morning.

Photo Gallery: Search for escaped prisoners

Members of the Prisons Service, Police Service and the Defense Force have been continuing searches in the Las Lomas and Centeno areas for two escaped prisoners who were still at large Thursday afternoon.

Michael Findley and Olatungi Bendow were the last of the eight still on the run Thursday afternoon.

Guardian Media's Abraham Diaz has been covering the search and filed these photos.

Bullet hole discovered at PM's constituency office

A report has been made to the Four Roads Police Station of a bullet hole in the constituency office of Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley.

The office is located at Covigne Road, Diego Martin.

The bullet hole was discovered by a worker who arrived at work Wednesday morning.

The hole was through a glass pane. A spent projectile was also found on the scene and is now in the possession of police.

Police do not believe that the incident had anything to do with the prime minister.

Prison escapee claims he was framed in murder case

One of the eight pris­on­ers who was in­volved in yes­ter­day’s dar­ing jail­break from the Re­mand Sec­tion of the Gold­en Grove Prison in Arou­ca is al­leged­ly call­ing on Po­lice Com­mis­sion­er Gary Grif­fith and Di­rec­tor of Pub­lic Pros­e­cu­tion Roger Gas­pard to look in­to his case, say­ing he was set up.

Olatun­gi Den­bow, who was still at large up to last night, claims he has been in­car­cer­at­ed for the past three years on false mur­der charges laid against him by cor­rupt po­lice of­fi­cers and sup­port­ed by a “pro­fes­sion­al paid state wit­ness.”

Tobago stays on alert for three escapees

With three of the eight pris­on­ers who es­caped from the Gold­en Grove Prison Re­mand Yard be­tween Tues­day night and Wednes­day morn­ing still on the run, To­ba­go po­lice re­main on height­ened alert.

Guardian Me­dia un­der­stands that round the clock ex­er­cis­es will be con­duct­ed at the Scar­bor­ough Port, Arthur NR Robin­son In­ter­na­tion­al Air­port in Crown Point and coastal ar­eas through­out the is­land in or­der to ap­pre­hend any of the re­main­ing es­capees if they at­tempt to board a fer­ry, air­craft or pirogue des­tined for To­ba­go.

Law officers hunt for last 3 prison escapees - Las Lomas locked down

Five of the eight men who made a dar­ing dash for free­dom from the Gold­en Grove Re­mand Yard in Arou­ca were re­cap­tured by a joint team of army, po­lice and prison of­fi­cers short­ly be­fore 7 pm yes­ter­day.

The men, ac­cord­ing to the Trinidad and To­ba­go Po­lice Ser­vice, were all held in the Las Lo­mas area fol­low­ing in­for­ma­tion the au­thor­i­ties had re­ceived.

The cap­tured men were iden­ti­fied as Brent John­son, Mikhale Mo­hammed, Ker­ry Valenti­no, Joshua Janet and Stef­fon Austin. All were ac­cused of mur­der.

Two held for outstanding warrants during ferry search for escaped prisoners

Officers of the Tobago Police Division have nabbed two Trinidadians on the interisland ferry for outstanding warrants.

The men were caught during a search of the ferry for prisoners who had escaped the Remand Yard of the Golden Grove Prison on May 15.

 According to a police report, officers of the Tobago Divisional Taskforce, Port Authority, Warrant Office and other arms of the Ministry of National Security are paying special attention to all ports of entry into Tobago in an effort to prevent the escaped prisoners from reaching Tobago.

National Security looking forward to recapture of prisoners

The Ministry of National Security says that despite the incident involving the crash of a helicopter, it is looking forward to a successful recapture of eight prisoners who escaped from the Golden Grove prison in Arouca.

The ministry issued a statement Wednesday afternoon saying that from early this morning, the Ministry of National Security was briefed by the Trinidad and Tobago Prison Service and the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service on the escape of prisoners.

Three Venezuelan ferries await clearance to dock

Even though Minister of National Security Stuart Young says the Cedros port is operational, three Venezuelan ferries are still awaiting clearance to come to the Cedros port with 86 legitimate passengers.

A source who requested anonymity said up to noon on Tuesday, the vessels Virgen de Valle from Guiria which carried 28 passengers, another vessel named Virgen de Valle from Tucupita carrying 30 passengers and Poseidon carrying 18 passengers failed to dock at the Cedros port.