Two men who were charged with possession of a firearm, resisting arrest and dangerous driving, are expected to appear before the San Fernando Magistrates’ Court today, to answer to the charges.
Marlon Lynch, a 38-year-old of Golconda, and Nicholas Barclay, a 30-year-old of La Romaine, were arrested by Southern Division Task Force (SDTF) officers following a high speed chase from Pond Street to the Southern Main Road, La Romaine, on Monday 1st October, 2018.
130 persons have been arrested for crimes including sexual offences, larceny, robberies, possession of arms, ammunition, narcotics and outstanding warrants during Operation Strike Back exercises in the South Western Division over the last 72 hours.
This latest anti-crime exercise took place between Thursday 27th and Saturday 29th September 2018.
A breakdown of the arrests is as follows: 105 persons were arrested on outstanding warrants while 25 persons were detained in connection with recently reported serious crimes.
Police are fearful that the murder of known drug dealer Gary “Lion” Mc Clarence will spark reprisal killings in the La Romaine district.
Investigators say they are now putting systems in place to stem the impending bloodshed they believe may come.
Mc Clarence was pursued by five men and shot over 15 times outside Superpharm in Gulf View on Thursday night.
Even as he lay dead on the ground in a pool of blood, people were already calling the name of the person they suspected had called the hit on the known crime boss.
One man was hospitalized and another was taken into police custody by officers of the Central Division Task Force, following a high-speed chase and a police-involved shooting incident in the Carapichaima district, on Monday night.
Officers responded to a report of a robbery at Sonny Ladoo Road, Couva, around 10:45 pm on Monday, when they observed a silver Nissan Tiida motor vehicle, with two male occupants proceeding at high speed along Mahaica Road, Waterloo, Carapichaima.
Officers gave chase when the driver failed to stop.
The T&T Police Service's Victim & Witness Support Unit (VWSU) has noted a 70 per cent increase in domestic violence victims being referred to it.
Speaking at the weekly police press briefing at the Police Administration Building in Port-of-Spain yesterday, the unit's manager Aisha Price-Corbie said they provided assistance to 195 victims between April and June as compared to 116 from January to March.
The T&T Police Service failed Corporal Ian Hamilton who committed suicide over the weekend, president of the Police Social Welfare Association Michael Seales said yesterday.
In an interview, Seales revealed that police officers are being denied proper assistance as they have no access to peer counsellors, limited assistance from the Social Worker network and an Employee Assistance Programme which is non-functional.
He said the social worker network was supposed to be placed at strategic points within the TTPS's Divisions so that police officers can get assistance.
Officers investigating yesterday’s daring heist at Republic Bank ATM in St Helena, Piarco, have confirmed that over $1 million in cash was stolen.
Police are, however, still searching for at least four suspects and is asking anyone with information that can help them get a “quicker” breakthrough to contact them immediately.
According to a police report, at about noon the armoured vehicle backed up towards the machine at St Helena Junction when three masked gunmen ambushed its four guards.
Police have shot and killed a man in an alleged confrontation.
The man has been identified as 26-year-old Mossiah Moses.
But video footage of the incident has emerged on social media, with some members of the public questioning whether Moses did in fact, pose a threat to officers.
According to the police, officers of the north eastern division task force were on patrol along Sixth Avenue, Malick when they observed Moses along the roadway.
Police claimed that Moses, on seeing the officers, pulled out a firearm and shot at them.
One police officer accused of being involved in the kidnapping of Natalie Pollonais has legally challenged his detention by police.
When the matter was brought before high court judge Margaret Mohammed, she ordered that police have until midday tomorrow to charge the police officer.