Trinidad Guardian: A Special Reserve Police (SRP) constable was expected to undergo surgery yesterday, after being shot in the foot when a female police officer opened fire on a suspect last Thursday.
PC Mendoza, attached to the San Fernando Police Station, was discharged over the weekend but returned to hospital yesterday, police sources said.
Meanwhile, the suspect he and other fellow officers were attempting to arrest remained warded under police guard at the San Fernando General Hospital in a stable condition.
Police have issued 141 traffic tickets in Tobago following an exercise conducted over the last three days.
A statement from the Police Service says that the Traffic and Highway Patrol branch in collaboration with the Tobago Division, conducted a speed enforcement exercise in Tobago as part of the Police Service’s on-going road safety efforts.
The exercise began on July 21st and ended on July 24th and resulted in 141 fixed penalty notices, with a value of $141,000, being issued to motorists for exceeding the applicable speed limits on the island.
Police have destroyed 5000 marijuana trees with a street value of $5 million, a statement from the Police Service says.
The exercise took place between of 2pm and 5pm on Saturday.
Police have destroyed over 3000 marijuana trees valued at $3 million and has arrested 33 people for various offences.
The following is a statement by the Police Service on the issue.
"Northern Division – narcotics seized
Police have recovered a stolen car being stripped in the Beetham, a statement from the Police Service says.
The vehicle was found on Wednesday afternoon. Police have also seized marijuana and cocaine in another operation.
The following is a statement by the Police Service:
Brazilian police have arrested 10 people accused of pledging allegiance to the Islamic State terror group who are believed to have been planning an attack on Rio de Janeiro during the Olympics.
The operation on Thursday morning, 15 days before the opening ceremony, was announced by the justice minister, Alexandre Moraes, at a press conference in Brasilia.
Moraes said that no specific target had been chosen for an attack.
Police have destroyed marijuana trees and seedlings valued at $3 million.
According to a statement from the Police Service, officers of the South Western Division carried out several operations between 6am and 10am on Monday with the assistance of personnel of the Trinidad and Tobago Regiment.
The exercises were conducted in the Cap de Ville, Penal, Point Fortin and Oropouche districts.
During the anti-crime exercises a pistol, a magazine, 4 rounds 9mm ammunition and 32 grammes marijuana were found and seized.
Police have seized seven shotguns and several rounds of ammunition in a raid carried out in St Mary's Village.
Police say the guns were recovered during an exercise carried out between 9 am and 2pm on Monday.
According to a police statement, Cpl Ramsingh along with a party of officers attached to the Southern Division Task Force acted upon information received and proceeded to a forested area in the vicinity of Saunders Trace, St. Mary’s Village, Moruga where they conducted a search.
Police attached to the Wester Division have destroyed thousands of marijuana trees and seedlings with a street value of $5.5 million.
This was one of several police operations that also netted guns and ammunition.
The following is a statement from the Police Service:
Missing 14-year-old teenager, Celina Ramkissoon has been found.
A statement by the Police Service says the teenager, who was reported missing by her mother on July 8th, was located in the Cunupia with the involvement of the Anti-Kidnapping Unit.
She was returned to her mother around 8pm last night.
The police statement says the Child Protection Unit is continuing investigations.