Think before giving children alcohol

Think be­fore giv­ing a sip of Punche-de-Crème to a child or any oth­er al­co­holic con­tained bev­er­age as a mat­ter of fact be­cause it could land you up in jail for two years along with a $7,500 fine.

This was the warn­ing giv­en by the T&T Po­lice Ser­vice’s pub­lic re­la­tions of­fi­cer ASP Michael Jack­man. Jack­man was speak­ing on the CNC’s Morn­ing Brew yes­ter­day morn­ing.

Penal man awarded $75,000 for police beating

A Pe­nal man has been award­ed $75,000 af­ter a High Court judge ruled that po­lice had un­law­ful­ly ar­rest­ed and beat the man, lead­ing to him los­ing sight in his left eye.

Jus­tice Frank Seep­er­sad ruled in favour of Nicholas Guer­ra. The judge dis­missed the claims by of­fi­cers that the in­juries Guer­ra suf­fered were as a re­sult of them at­tempt­ing to dis­arm him at the A&R Bar in Pe­nal on June 13, 2013.

TTMA commends Commissioner

The Trinidad and Tobago Manufacturers’ Association (TTMA) is commending Commissioner of Police Gary Griffith on the progress made in policing across the country since his appointment in August of this year. 

The TTMA says it notes "the many positive outcomes of the operations, which Commissioner Griffith has spearheaded within recent times, inclusive of major drug busts and apprehension of kidnappers". 

Four held as police seize Uzi in Princes Town

Four persons are presently being detained by police after they were arrested for possession of a high-powered firearm in Princes Town yesterday. 

The suspects, whose ages range from 17 to 25 years and are all of Enterprise, Chaguanas, were arrested by officers of the Emergency Response Patrol on Wednesday. 

While on patrol around 11:30 pm, along the M1 Tasker Road, Princes Town, police observed a red Nissan Almera motor vehicle parked near a fruit stall, with four male occupants behaving in a suspicious manner. 

Rescued kidnap victim home resting Cops guarding Maria

Res­cued kid­nap vic­tim Maria Dass-Su­per­sad is cur­rent­ly at her Lange Park, Ch­agua­nas home rest­ing un­der heavy po­lice guard to en­sure she is com­fort­able and feels safe.

Af­ter she was ex­tract­ed from a house at Cau­ra, Tu­na­puna, last night, Dass-Su­per­sad was tak­en to the Er­ic Williams Med­ical Sci­ences Com­plex in Mount Hope where she was treat­ed. She was ac­com­pa­nied by the Com­mis­sion­er of Po­lice (CoP) Gary Grif­fith, who spear­head­ed the res­cue op­er­a­tion.

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.