Garbage truck operator in East Port-of-Spain protest to be charged

The garbage truck operator who dumped garbage in the roadway during protest action on Monday, is to be charged by police.

Police made the declaration in a tweet on Thusday saying: "The operator of a sanitation truck is due to be charged on 18.02.22 in relation to the dumping of garbage on the street during protest action by residents in East Port on Monday last."

The matter was under investigation by police and the Port-of-Spain City Corporation after the man claimed that he was ordered at gunpoint to dump the garbage.

Beaten man names attackers before dying

Police are on the search for a group of men suspected of beating a man to death.

Reports indicate that on Wednesday, members of the Northern Division were on patrol along Brazil Road, Wallerfield when the discovered a man lying on the side of the road.

The officers attended to the 49-year-old victim who was bleeding from injuries sustained from allegedly being beaten.

The man was transferred to the Arima Health Facility but succumbed to his injuries.

Police say the man named his attackers before he died.


Special police unit yet to charge anyone for terrorist financing

Hours after Attorney General Faris Al-Rawi said T&T wasn’t immune from the scourge of terrorism, its associated link to the financing of terrorism, money laundering and corruption, the Financial Investigations Branch (FIB) of the T&T Police Service (TTPS) revealed there are currently investigating several cases of terrorist financing.

This was confirmed yesterday by the FIB’s Insp Avinash Singh during the weekly police press briefing at the TTPS’s Administration Building, Port-of-Spain.

Vehicle thefts up 26 % in 2017

Police say vehicle theft has continued to increase at an alarming rate across the country, with Nissan vehicles remaining popular for thieves.

A source at the TTPS’ Stolen Vehicles Squad said high-end luxury vehicles are also being stolen, but this is few and far between.

“We are still seeing the Nissan B14, B13, B12, AD Wagons, Almera and Tiida being the most popular vehicles for thieves, but we are still calculating statistics for this year,” the source said.

Gun in miss' face

Horrified after seeing their teacher robbed at gunpoint inside the school compound, Jordan Hill Presbyterian School students yesterday broke down in tears, prompting the early closure of the school.

Anxious parents hurriedly picked up their children between 9 am to 11 am, after hearing that the gunman had boldly walked into the Princes Town school’s compound and robbed the teacher of her gold bracelet and her Nissan Frontier pickup, valued at $150,000, shortly after she entered the gate designated for staff members only.

Man breaches Petrotrin's refinery border, now under police guard at hospital

A man who breached the fence at Petrotrin's Pointe-A-Pierre refinery  is now under police guard at the San Fernando General Hospital for injuries he sustained in a confrontation with security guards.

Petrotrin says that on Wednesday, 2018 February 21, Pet0rotrin’s Estate Police detained a member of the public who breached the perimeter of the fence bordering the company’s Pointe-a-Pierre refinery.

According to initial reports, at approximately 1:30 a.m. Petrotrin’s security officers, on patrol in a secure area of the refinery, spotted an unauthorized person in the area.

Vendor to serve 23 years jail for raping mentally-challenged girl

Market vendor Narine Ragoonanan who sexually assaulted a mentally challenged nine-year-old girl, then raped and impregnated her at age 15 will spend the next 23 years and seven months in jail.

Ragoonanan, 53, also called Ragoonanan Narine, was found guilty of two counts of grievous sexual assault and three months later he pleaded guilty to raping her.

In passing sentence in the San Fernando Second Assizes, Justice Hayden St Clair Douglas commented on the girl’s developmental and learning challenges.

Police video gives insight into plans of house-breaking criminals

Police have cracked down on what they believe to be a house break-in operation with the seizure of several stolen items weapons and equipment used to access houses and safes.

Assistant Superintendent of Police Wayne Mystar says that between 3 am and 7 am Tuesday, officers led by Sgt Harewood executed warrants in the Caroni and Cunupia areas where the discoveries were made.

Two arrested for possession of pistols, ammunition

A joint police/army anti-crime exercise conducted in the San Fernando district yesterday, resulted in the arrest of two men and the seizure of one pistol, a laser light and a quantity of ammunition.

The exercise, coordinated by Snr. Supt (Ag.) Zamsheed Mohammed and including Insp. Don Gajadhar and Sgt. Vishal Parasram, and personnel from the Trinidad and Tobago Regiment, was conducted between 1 pm and 7 pm, on Monday 19th February, 2018, in the Embacadere area.