Shotgun found in Couva anti-crime exercise

A shotgun has been discovered by officers of the Central Division, during a joint anti-crime exercise, in the Couva district.

The exercise, coordinated by Supt. (Ag.) Simon Gill, took place between 2 am and 10 am, on Friday 18th May, 2018.

The exercise included officers of the Couva and Freeport Criminal Investigations Department. Acting on information, officers proceeded to an abandoned shack in a bushy area off Concerned Citizen Street, Couva, where one Conavenca 12-gauge shotgun was recovered.

No arrest was made in connection with the find.

Tunapuna man charged with possession of cocaine valued at $1.56 million

A St. Augustine man is expected to appear before a Tunapuna Magistrate today, charged with possession of 3.9 kilogrammes of cocaine for the purpose of trafficking, which has an estimated street value of $1.56 million.

Anthony Rodriguez, 34, a labourer, of Boothman Drive, St. Augustine, was arrested and charged after officers of the Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) Strike Team executed a search warrant at his residence, during an anti-crime exercise in the St. Augustine district, on Tuesday 22nd May, 2018.

Police close to charging suspect in bank worker’s shooting

Investigators probing the shooting and robbery of Scotiabank employee Roston Mahabir say they are hoping to charge a Fyzabad man for the crime before the end of week.

The suspect remained in the custody of San Fernando police up to yesterday, four days after he was arrested by South Western Division police at a house in Fyzabad.

Investigators said the suspect is in his early 30’s and is well-known to South Western Division police. They said they are wrapping up loose ends in order to build a solid case against the suspect.

Search on - Woman seen walking towards pond with baby & returning without it

Police, fire officers and members of the Coast Guard have resumed their search at the pond in Usine Ste Madeleine, following a report that a woman threw a baby into the water.

Around 8 last evening, police received a report that a woman was seen walking towards to the pond with a baby in her hand.

Minutes later, it's said she walked back to the Manahambre Road without the baby, entered a vehicle and left.

Ste Madeleine police responded and divers attached to the Fire Service began combing the bank of the pond.

Valencia man charged with 2017 murder

A second Valencia man is scheduled to appear before a Sangre Grande Magistrate, charged with the murder of Kelvin Lake, which occurred on Sunday 2nd July, 2017.

Nicholas Edwards aka ‘Pancho’, 33, of Pine Apple Drive, New City, Valencia, was charged on Monday 21st May, 2018, following advice received from Director of Public Prosecutions, Roger Gaspard, SC.

Lake, 26, of Bertram Street, Valencia, was found dead along the roadway, at KP Lands, Valencia, with a gunshot wound to the head, on Sunday 2nd July, 2017.

Man allegedly steals vehicle, crashes it and is held by police

A San Fernando man, who crashed a vehicle he allegedly stole, is expected to appear before a San Fernando Magistrate today, charged with larceny motor vehicle.

Kern Maharaj, 32, a labourer, of Rigsby Street, San Fernando, was arrested by officers of the Traffic and Highway Patrol Branch (THPB) on Monday, at the site of a road traffic accident involving a Nissan Sylphy motor vehicle.

The car, which was secured by its owner, around 5 pm on Monday 21st May, 2018, along Lower Cipero Street, San Fernando, was discovered missing around 8:30 pm on the same date.

Police fear reprisals for teen's murder

Central Division police are bracing for more bloodshed following the murder of 17-year-old Kevon Paul, who was gunned down a short distance from his Claxton Bay home on Sunday.

Witnesses said a relative was heard calling for “reinforcements” at the crime scene, demanding blood for the death of Paul.

Hours later, a man was shot in the leg near the scene of Paul’s murder and investigators are probing whether it was in retaliation.

$3.4 million in marijuana go up in flames following police exercises

Eight marijuana fields, four camps and over 3,000 fully grown marijuana trees were destroyed during a marijuana eradication exercise, conducted by officers of the Eastern Division, in the Sangre Grande district.

Supervised by Cpl. Neil Narine, of the Eastern Division Task Force (EDTF), the exercise included officers of the Organised Crime and Intelligence Unit, Air Support Unit and the EDTF.

Three Venezuelans held and handed over to Immigration officers

Three Venezuelan nationals were arrested by officers of the South Western Division, during an anti-crime exercise in the South Oropouche district earlier this morning, police said in a statement Monday.

Whilst on patrol, officers conducted inquiries at the Blue Door Bar, Belle View, South Oropouche, around 2 am on Monday 21st May, 2018, when they had cause to detain two women, ages 25 and 30, and a 58-year-old man of Venezuela.

The immigrants were conveyed to the Fyzabad Police Station and subsequently handed over to officers of the Immigration Division.

McDonald's manager shot dead at workplace

The manager of a McDonald's fast food outlet has been shot and killed at his workplace.

Reports indicate that shortly after midnight, Ashmeed Mohammed, the manager of the restaurant's Cipriani Boulevard outlet was ambushed by a gunman.

Eyewitnesses reported hearing several loud explosions.

Police late discovered Mohammed lying in a pool of blood.

Reports suggest he was shot three times.

A motive for the murder is yet to be established.