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Two charged with gun possession, dangerous driving

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 arrested in South-Western Division

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 fear reprisals as drug kingpin slain

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.

Robbery suspect shot by police following high-speed chase

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.

Police: Spike in domestic violence victims

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.

Seales: Police Service failed Cpl Hamilton

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.

Police confirm over $1 million taken in ATM heist

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.

Man killed in alleged confrontation with police

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.

Police officer accused of being involved in Pollonais kidnapping legally challenges detention

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.

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