Driver has no permit, no insurance but $13,000 in weed

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.

Commissioner's office: Some firearm license applicants must resubmit documents

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.

Police arrest Valencia man with Glock pistol

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.

$100,000 bail for police officers on larceny charge

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.

Pastor charged with sexually touching a minor

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.

Police kill three suspected bandits

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.

Missing Malabar man found

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.

Education Ministry commends Police Service on arrest of students

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.

Minister: 500 police officers on suspension

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.

Griffith urges newly promoted officers to do their country proud

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.