Caparo man charged with possession of counterfeit US currency

A Carapo man who was found to be in possession of counterfeit US currency, is currently in police custody after being arrested by officers of the St. Joseph Criminal Investigations Department (CID).

Acting on information, officers led by Sgt. (Ag.) Clifton Thomas, of the St. Joseph CID, proceeded to the City of Grand Bazaar, Valsayn, around 1:15 pm on Tuesday 5th June, 2018, where they conducted surveillance of a male suspect at the Food Court. 

The suspect, a 24-year-old racehorse jockey, who was behaving in a suspicious manner, was stopped and searched by officers.

Acting Commissioner condemns vigilante justice

Acting Police Commissioner, Stephen Williams, is cautioning members of the public against engaging in acts of vigilantism.

This follows the death of Ashdale McHutchinson, 47, who succumbed to injuries at the Eric Williams Medical Sciences Complex on Sunday 3rd June, 2018, after being beaten by a group of persons at Oropune Gardens, Piarco, on Wednesday 30th May, 2018.

With the death of McHutchinson, the matter has been elevated to a murder investigation, which is being conducted by the Homicide Bureau of Investigations.

Teen charged with stealing 32" television from elderly woman

An 18-year-old man pleaded guilty when he appeared before an Arima Magistrate this morning, charged with housebreaking and the theft of a 32” flat screen Magnum television valued $2,100.

Jordan John Charles, of Morne Diablo Road, Brasso Seco, Paria, was granted $20,000 bail when he appeared before Magistrate Debby Ann Bassaw in the Arima 2nd Magistrates Court.

At approximately 10:30 am on June 4th, 2018, the 76-year-old victim properly secured her Morne Diablo Road, Brasso Seco, Paria residence and went away.

Two held in Maraval with firearm, ammunition and marijuana

Two men are now in police custody after being found in possession of a firearm, ammunition, and a quantity of marijuana in the Maraval district.

Officers of the Western Division Task Force (WDTF) were on patrol along Morne Coco Road, Maraval at around 1:30 am on Tuesday 4th June, 2018, when they observed the two suspects walking along the roadway.

One of the men had a knapsack on his back and was found to be acting in a suspicious manner.

Golconda man detained for assaulting police officers

A Golconda man is detained; and another is due to be arrested, in connection with the assault of two police officers, in the Golconda district over the weekend. 

According to police reports the two officers attached to the Ste. Madeleine Police Station responded to a report of threats being made by a man against another person, along Church Street, Golconda, around 7:15 am, on Saturday 2nd June 2018. 

While attempting to arrest the suspect, who was joined by another man, both officers were assaulted and had to seek medical attention at the Princes Town Health Facility.

Police seize pistol and ammunition

One pistol, a quantity of ammunition and marijuana were discovered by officers of the Northern Division Task Force, during an anti-crime exercise in the Tunapuna district, over the weekend.

According to police reports acting on information, officers conducted a search in a bushy area along Sesame Street, Tunapuna, around 2:00 pm on Saturday.

Missing 13-year-old Arima boy found

Nicholi Hodge, the 13-year-old, of Cleaver Heights, Arima, who was reported missing by his mother, Donna Basilon, on Thursday Sunday 27th May, 2018, has been found, according to police.

Police did not give the circumstances under which he was found but has issued a statement thanking the public for its assistance in ensuring the teenager’s safe return.

Police find gun, ammunition, marijuana in abandoned Laventille structure

A pistol and a quantity of ammunition and marijuana were discovered by officers of the Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF), during an anti-crime exercise in the Besson Street district earlier this morning, police said in a media statement.

Acting on information, officers of the IATF and the Duncan Street Police Post, proceeded to an abandoned structure along Jackson Place, Laventille, around 2:30 am on Friday 1st June, 2018, where a search was conducted.

$200,000 bail on charge of sexually touching 5-year-old girl

A 24-year-old sales clerk was granted $200,000 bail after he was charged with sexually touching a 5-year-old girl.

According to the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service, Lorenzo Dookie appeared in the Port-of-Spain 7th Magistrates Court on May 29th to answer the charge.

Dookie was arrested and formally charged on Monday, following investigations supervised by Inspector Dickson of the Child Protection Unit after a report was made on March 20th.

The matter was adjourned to June 21st.