Police run down and catch chain-snatcher in Port-of-Spain

One man was arrested by officers of the Port-of-Spain Division following a report of robbery with violence against a 30-year-old woman, in the Port of Spain district yesterday.

The victim told police she was walking along Henry Street, Port-of-Spain around 4 pm on Tuesday, when she was approached by a man who snatched her gold chain from her neck, valued at $3,500.

When she attempted to raise an alarm over the theft, the man dealt her several blows about the body before running off.

The victim then alerted officers who were on patrol in the area of the incident.

Commissioner warns Carnival band owners, "Don't give alcohol to minors"

Com­mis­sion­er of Po­lice Gary Grif­fith says of­fi­cers will be crack­ing down on bar own­ers, fete pro­mot­ers and Car­ni­val band­lead­ers who al­low mi­nors to con­sume al­co­hol on the premis­es or dur­ing their events.

He said the crack­down has al­ready start­ed at var­i­ous points across T&T.

“I have made a pub­lic state­ment ad­vis­ing that of­fi­cers, in­clud­ing those in plain clothes, would be mon­i­tor­ing es­tab­lish­ments that do not com­ply with the reg­u­la­tions,” Grif­fith told Guardian Me­dia Wednes­day.

Aranguez couple held with gun, ammo & weed

An Aranguez couple has been arrested for possession of a firearm, ammunition and a quantity of marijuana.

This follows an intelligence-led exercise in the Barataria district yesterday.

Officers of the Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) Strike Team led by Cpl Phillips, carried out the exercise during which they executed a search warrant at an apartment belonging to a 32-year-old woman along Boundary Road, Aranguez.

A 30-year-old man was also at the home at the time of the search.

Two charged with robbery with violence in San Fernando

Two men are due to appear before a San Fernando Magistrate today, charged with robbery with violence against a 16-year-old male victim.

Sadiq Moona, 20, and, D’Nelly John, aka ‘Moses’, 20, both of Roy Joseph, San Fernando, were arrested by officers of the San Fernando Criminal Investigations Department (CID), following a report of robbery with violence in the district last night.

The victim told police he was standing along the roadway at Roy Joseph Settlement, San Fernando, around 9:15pm on Tuesday when he got into an argument with two men known to him.

Cops think Central robbery ring busted up

Po­lice of­fi­cers have ar­rest­ed the third sus­pect in Tues­day night’s at­tempt­ed rob­bery at One Plus One su­per­mar­ket at Munroe Road, Cunu­pia.

The sus­pect, who was shot and wound­ed dur­ing a shootout with the po­lice, still man­aged to run out of the su­per­mar­ket and get in­to a wait­ing get­away car. How­ev­er, the dri­ver took the wound­ed ban­dit straight to the Er­ic Williams Med­ical Com­plex in Mount Hope for treat­ment, where med­ical of­fi­cials would have alert­ed the po­lice as is the pro­to­col with such in­juries.

Plainclothes cop helps foil grocery robbery

A plain­clothes po­lice of­fi­cer helped foil a rob­bery at the One Plus One su­per­mar­ket in Cunu­pia Tues­day night.

Po­lice said the of­fi­cer had just made a pur­chase at the su­per­mar­ket, lo­cat­ed along Munroe Road, when three men - one with armed a gun and the oth­er two with cut­lass­es – stormed the su­per­mar­ket around 8.40 pm.

One man shot dead, 8 arrested by Police Special Operations Unit

One gunman is dead and eight other male suspects arrested by officers of the Central Division’s Special Operations Unit, following a police-involved shooting incident in the Charlieville district this afternoon.

Around 3 pm today, officers were conducting an anti-crime exercise when they proceeded to a house at Pierre Road, Charlieville in an attempt to execute a search warrant for firearms.

Upon arrival at the location, the officers observed a group of nine men.

One of the men pulled out a gun and pointed it at the police.

Two held as police seize pistol, ammunition

Two persons were arrested in separate incidents and a pistol and quantities of ammunition were seized, by officers of the Central Division Task Force during anti-crime exercises conducted in the Freeport and Penal districts.

The exercises, supervised by Snr. Supt. Inraj Balram, were conducted between Monday 26th November and Tuesday 27th November, 2018.

In the first incident, officers proceeded to the McLeod Trace, Freeport home of a 34-year-old woman, where they executed a search warrant.

Tableland man held with homemade shotgun and ammunition

A 29-year-old man from Nohar Road, Tableland, was arrested by officers of the St. Mary’s Police Station, during an anti-crime exercise in Moruga last night. 

According to police reports,  officers were on mobile patrol along Saunders Trace, St. Mary’s Village, Moruga, around 11:00 pm on November 25th, when they had cause to stop and search a makeshift camp with a lone male occupant. 

The search resulted in officers finding a homemade shotgun with three rounds of 12 gauge cartridges. 

The suspect was arrested in connection with the finds.

Santa Cruz man missing

The Trinidad and Tobago Police Service is seeking the urgent assistance of the public in locating 22-year-old Micah Sharpe.

Micah, was last seen at his Canoa Road, Lower Santa Cruz home, around 4:30 pm, on November 18th.

 He was reported missing to the San Juan Police Station, around 4:30 pm, on November 20th by a female relative. 

Micah is of African descent, slim built, with a dark brown complexion and a low cut hairstyle. 

He was last seen wearing a pair of ¾ jeans, a red t-shirt and a pair of white slippers.