Griffith: Illegal occupants will be removed from HDC units

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.

Lawyer found guilty to trying to bribe cop

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.

Police report slowdown of migrant arrivals

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.

Police mourn death of officer who died at home

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.

Police raid Devant's home over "bomb-threat" posts

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 a million prank calls made to E999 last year

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.

Police believe trio lured to their deaths

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.

Police officers upgrade, beautify Nelson Street Girls RC School

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.

Police swoop down on Grande vendors

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.

Police release man held for questioning over escapees

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.