One man was arrested and a quantity of marijuana seized by officers of the Inter-Agency Task Force, Charford Court Base, during an anti-crime exercise conducted in the Port of Spain district, yesterday.
Officers conducted the exercise between 10 am and 12:10 pm on Tuesday, during which they had cause to stop and search a motor vehicle with a lone male occupant along Charlotte Street in the vicinity of the Renegades Pan Yard.
The search resulted in a black bag with 1.3 kilogrammes of marijuana being discovered hidden in the vehicle.
Police Commissioner Gary Griffith says he is in the process of treating with the thousands of applications for Firearm User’s Licenses (FUL), that he met upon his assumption of office.
In a statement issued by the Police Service on Tuesday, Griffith said that to date, his office has processed over four hundred 400 applications and is working to clear the backlog.
A Valencia man was arrested and a pistol and a quantity of ammunition seized, by officers of the Eastern Division Task Force, during an anti-crime exercise conducted in the Valencia district last night.
Officers were on mobile patrol between 6 pm and 8 pm on Monday, during which they observed a man walking along the Valencia Old Road, Valencia, and acting suspiciously.
Upon seeing the officers, the suspect attempted to run off but was apprehended a short distance away along Gill Street and searched.
Two police officers have been warned to have no contact with a man who has alleged that they stole money from him.
The warning was given to Police Constables Shazard Ali, 29, and Sadeeq Hosein, 27, as a condition of their bail when they appeared in the Chaguanas Magistrates Court on Monday charged with misbehaviour in public office.
The officers who were attached to the Cunupia Police Station at the time of the allegation were granted $100,000 surety bail by a Justice of the Peace at the Central Police Station on Saturday.
A 72-year-old pastor has appeared before a Sangre Grande Magistrate, charged with four counts of sexual touching against a minor female victim.
A statement by the Police Service says the offences occurred sometime between Sunday 30th September, 2018 and Thursday 4th October, 2018.
Kenrick Bernard, appeared before Magistrate Erica Baptiste-Ramkissoon in the Sangre Grande 2nd Magistrates’ Court on Friday to answer to charges.
The matter was adjourned to Friday 9th November.
Three men were shot dead after police intercepted them after they commandeered a van loaded with over $80,000 in cigarettes along Todd's Road, in Central Trinidad.
At 10 am on Friday, two men held up a sales man at Papa James Cafe, Todds Road. During the robbery the men disarmed the security guard of the cafe before escaping with his gun and a van loaded with cigarettes.
The van was later found abandoned near La Gloria Road.
Police searching for the men cornered them at a house on Fitt Trace, off Todd's Station Road.
Matthew Maryuen, 29, of Harrynanan Avenue, Malabar, who was reported missing by his brother, on Thursday 11th October, 2018, has been found.
The Trinidad and Tobago Police Service confimred the man was found just hours after issuing a statement saying he was missing.
The police are thanking the public for its assistance in ensuring the man’s safe return.
The Ministry of Education is commending the Police Service and by extention, Commissioner of Police Gary Griffith for upholding the commitment to strategic partnership in ensuring that there is safety, and further, accountability for actions in schools.
The Ministry issued a statement Friday in reference to the Princes Town West Secondary students who have been charged with assault and released on bail.
Approximately 500 police officers in the T&T Police Service (TTPS) are currently on suspension and sick leave.
This was revealed yesterday by National Security Minister Stuart Young at a Standing Committee Meeting into the Police Service in Parliament.
Joined by Police Commissioner Gary Griffith, Young was first asked how he intended to decrease the TTPS staggering overtime bill which was estimated at $300 million in 2018, but the service spent $366 million.
Commissioner of police Gary Griffith has urged newly promoted officers of the first and second division of the TTPS to make their country proud.
Mr Griffith made the statements during the promotion ceremony held at the Solomon McLeod Lecture Theatre, Police Administration Building on October 10th.
Commissioner Griffith said much is expected of the officers by society, stating that he believes the newly promoted officers will play a significant role in the transformation and modernization of the organisation, which he expects to take place swiftly over the next year.