Police Commissioner Gary Griffith has given the assurance that his officers will continue to assist in the eviction of illegal occupants from Government housing units throughout the country.
Griffith gave this commitment during a meeting with Housing Development Corporation (HDC) managing director Brent Lyons.
The meeting, held at the Police Administration Building, was called to discuss HDC’s safety and security issues.
A 78-year-old lawer has been convicted of attempting to bribe a police officer in a case where his two clients were accused of cheating in CXC exams, over two decades ago.
Wilston Campbell was found guilty of perverting the course of justice at the end of his brief trial before Justice Devan Rampersad in the Port-of-Spain High Court yesterday.
Campbell, who was previously on bail, was remanded into custody and ordered to reappear before Rampersad on Monday for sentencing.
Although it’s only a day until Government grants amnesty to Venezuelans in T&T who have fled their country’s economic woes, South Western Division police say there has been no increase in illegal immigrants entering the country.
This is because a special focus has been placed on the beaches and illegal ports along the Columbus Channel where hundreds of Venezuelans have been able to get pass law enforcement agencies.
A police officer known as the singing policeman has died.
PC Dexter Theophille was found unresponsive at his Enterprise home around 8:30 Tuesday evening by his wife.
Police say personnel from the Emergency Health Services responded but the 45-year-old was pronounced dead at the scene.
Theophille, who gained popularity for his singing talents and performances at police events, had 21 years' service and was last assigned to the Central Division.
Opposition activist, Devant Maharaj says police raided his home and served him a warrant to obtain his mobile phone on Tuesday, as part of ongoing investigations into the bomb threat at several schools last week.
In a statement Wednesday, the Opposition activist says three police officers assigned to the Arima police station visited his home for the operation.
He says he did not understand the reason for the warrant since he was interviewed by officers on Saturday, regarding his social media posts that publicised a photo of the email of the bomb threat.
More than one million prank or nuisance phone calls were made to the Trinidad and Tobago Police Services’ emergency command centre (E999) last year.
Sgt Steve Mc Kenzie of the TTPS revealed the statistics yesterday as he spoke about the type of calls made to E999 for 2018.
Homicide investigators suspect three Point Fortin men were lured to their death in a well-known drug area in Penal on Sunday night.
David Crichlow, 35, of Honey Avenue, Warden Road; Maverick Marcano, 38, of Dam Road, Fanny Village and Anton Darryl Soodeen, 35, of Point Liguore all died inside the latter’s white sedan after they were shot repeatedly.
A report stated that around 8.05 pm, residents of Fazal Avenue, off the Penal Rock Road were jolted by a volley of gunshots ringing in their community.
Students of the Nelson Street Girls RC School could hardly contain their joy and excitement upon arriving at the school this morning and seeing a completely transformed, upgraded and beautified compound and classrooms.
Major refurbishment works were conducted at the school over the weekend by members of the Special Operations Response Team (SORT), who lent their support to the Project Care School Refurbishment Project.
Municipal police officers swooped down on vendors selling their goods along the sidewalk in Sangre Grande yesterday. Vendors were asked by the police to remove their goods or have it confiscated.
Some vendors hurriedly packed their goods and removed their stalls to avoid their goods being confiscated, while others gave the police stiff opposition. As a result, one vendor had some of her goods confiscated.
A man who was detained by officers of the Port-of-Spain Division Task Force Thursday night for questioning into the allegedly aiding and abetting of escapees Denbow Olatungi and Michael Findlay, was released shortly after 2pm Friday.
Police held the man at his One Woodbrook Place apartment during an exercise.
His common-law wife was also held and later released.
Denbow and Findlay along with six other men escaped from the Golden Grove Remand Yard Prison in Arouca on May 15.
The six other escapees were held within 24 hours of their escape.