Over 21,000 tickets issued for driving above speed limit

Police have issued over 21,000 tickets to persons driving above the speed limit this year and 1,246 persons have been charged with driving under the influence of alcohol.

ASP (Ag.) Kissoon Badloo of the Police Traffic and Highway Patrol Branch gave this update today:

451 police officers facing disciplinary probes

The Police Service’s Complaints Division has on record a total of 450 police officers under investigation for disciplinary misconduct, National Security Minister Edmund Dillon said yesterday.

Replying to Opposition questions in Parliament, he added, “However, the names of police officers aren’t always included in the initial complaints and therefore the figure can vary once an investigation has commended and the officer(s) are identified in relation to an allegation.”

Arima police issue 40 speeding tickets in Cumuto

Forty persons have been issued fixed penalty notices for speeding, by officers of the Arima Traffic Unit, during a speed interdiction exercise, conducted in the Cumuto district, yesterday.

The exercise, coordinated by ACP (Ag.), McDonald Jacob and spearheaded by Snr. Supt. (Ag.), Michael Daniel, was conducted between 1 pm and 5 pm, on Thursday 21st June, 2018, along the Cumuto Main Road.

The highest speed recorded during the exercise was 103kph, while the speed limit for that area is 50kph.

Police officer claims firearm stolen by passenger

A police officer who reported his gun stolen after he gave a stranger “a drop” is now being investigated by officers of the Professional Standards Bureau (PSB).

According to a police report, the police constable said his personal firearm was stolen from his vehicle which was involved in a minor accident on Sunday.

Police recover car stolen as victim bought peppers

A vehicle which was reported stolen hours earlier is recovered by officers of the Northern Division Task Force and the St. Joseph and Tunapuna CIDs, following investigations into the incident.

The victim, a 37-year-old man of Cunupia, reported to police that he had gone to Havelock Street, Curepe, around 11 am, on Wednesday 20th June, 2018, to meet with a man to negotiate the sale of his Nissan AD Wagon.

Bandits arrested moments after armed robbery

Quick work by officers of the Barataria Police Station, resulted in two bandits being apprehended and stolen money recovered, just moments after the men robbed a bar owner of a quantity of cash at gunpoint.

According to police reports, officers were on mobile patrol, in the Aranguez district, when they responded to a report of an armed robbery at a bar along the Aranguez Main Road, at around 9:30 pm, on Tuesday 19th June 2018.

 The bar proprietor reported that he was confronted by two men, one armed with a gun, at his establishment and robbed of a quantity of cash.

Point Fortin man charged with assaulting two police officers

Akim Marcelle, 28, of Point Fortin appeared before Magistrate Rajendra Rambachan, in the Point Fortin 1st Magistrates’ Court, today charged with assaulting a police officer, preventing lawful detention, assault occasioning a wound and breach of a protection order, after being arrested by officers of the Point Fortin Police Station, on Sunday 17th June 2018.

Six Venezuelan men detained for illegally entering country

Six Venezuelan men were detained by police for illegally entering the country during a police exercise in Penal on Monday.

According to police reports the men were held by officers of the southwestern division task force, under the supervision of Snr. Sup. Neville Adams, during an exercise along Mohess road, Penal between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.

Reports say the men, who range from ages 20 and 35, were unable to provide proof of legal entry into this country.

They were handed over to the immigration officials who are expected to conduct further inquiries.