Three held after shootout with police

Two men are currently in police custody while a third remains under police guard at the San Fernando General Hospital, following a car chase and several exchanges of gunfire, in the Fyzabad district, on Friday 20th July, 2018.

The incident, which occurred around 6:45pm, began when an off-duty police officer, observed two armed men accosting an unknown man along John Jules Trace, Fyzabad.

The officer challenged the men, who opened fire on him. The officer who was armed with his service pistol, returned fire and sought assistance from another off-duty officer who was nearby.

Three men in court following confrontation with Tobago police

A Mt. St. George, Tobago man, recorded in a video which was later circulated online, in open confrontation with the police, now faces multiple charges including resisting arrest; assaulting a police officer and obstructing a police officer in the execution of his duties.

Joha Phillips, 29, a labourer of Back Street, Mt. St. George, who was also charged with escaping lawful custody and obscene language, pleaded guilty to the obscene language charge when he appeared before Magistrate Kurson Depradine, in the Scarborough 2nd Magistrates’ Court, on Friday 20th July, 2018.

Loaded firearm found in Arouca

A loaded revolver has been found by officers of the Northern Division Task Force Area Central, during an anti-crime exercise in the Arouca district.

The exercise, spearheaded by Snr. Supt. (Ag.) Michael Daniel, took place between 2 pm and 8 pm on Tuesday 17th July, 2018.

Around 3 pm, officers proceeded to a bushy area along the Eastern Main Road, where a search was conducted.

The search yielded one revolver loaded with two rounds of .38mm ammunition concealed in a white shoe box.

Enquiries are continuing.

Police Cold Case Unit charges man for 2013 murder

Five years after the murder of teenager Andre Ross, the Cold Case Unit has charged a Diego Martin man, who is scheduled to appear before a Port of Spain Magistrate today, for the offence which occurred on Friday 3rd May, 2013.

Edwin Phillip, 29, of Adam Trace, Diego Martin, was charged on Monday 16th July, 2018, following advice received from Director of Public Prosecutions, Roger Gaspard, SC.

Police find cocaine, marijuana, ammunition in Ste Madeleine exercise

Quantities of cocaine, marijuana and ammunition have been found by officers of the Southern Division Task Force, during an anti-crime exercise in the Ste. Madeleine district.

The exercise, supervised by Sgt. Vishal Parasram, took place between 10:00pm on Monday 16th July, 2018, and 3:00am on Tuesday 17th July, 2018.

Around 12:30am, officers proceeded to an abandoned apartment in an apartment building along Cipero Road, St. John, where a search was conducted.

Two stolen vehicles recovered by police

Two vehicles, stolen in separate incidents over the weekend, have been recovered by officers of the Port of Spain Division during mobile patrols.

In the first incident, a black Mitsubishi L200 Sportero motor vehicle belonging to a D’Abadie man, was stolen while parked along St John’s Road, St. Augustine, around 11:30 pm on Friday 13th July, 2018.

The owner made a report to the St. Joseph Police Station.

The vehicle was later found abandoned in Phase 5, Beetham Gardens, on Sunday 15th July, 2018, by officers of the Inter-Agency Task Force.

Man arrested with gun, ammunition in high-speed Tobago chase

One man has been arrested; and two pistols and quantities of ammunition and marijuana seized, by officers of the Tobago Division, following a high-speed chase in the Old Grange district.

Officers of the Tobago Divisional Task Force, were conducting an anti-crime exercise in the Mt. Pleasant area, around 2:40 pm on Sunday 15th July, 2018, when they attempted to stop and search a white Nissan Tiida motor vehicle with two male occupants.

The vehicle sped off and a chase ensued, resulting in the Tiida colliding into the rear of a truck.

Police destroy $2.75 million in marijuana during Biche exercise

Five marijuana fields containing 2750 fully grown marijuana trees and 20,000 seedlings are destroyed by officers of the Organised Crime and Intelligence Unit, during a marijuana eradication exercise in the Biche district.

The exercise took place between 7 am and 1 pm, on Friday 13th July, 2018.

The exercise also included officers attached to the Air Support Unit of the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service.

During the exercise, officers proceeded to Newlands, Biche, where they discovered the fields in a forested area.

Parliament to debate nomination of Stephen Williams for top cop

The parliament will have to sit again next Friday to discuss the nomination of Stephen Williams as commissioner of police.

The parliament has proceeded on July August vacation and means it will have to sit in emergency session to discuss the notification from the police service commission.

Last week, the parliament rejected the nomination of Harold Phillip who was the second-ranked nominee.

Once the parliament rejects a nomination, the constitution provides that the next ranked candidate is submitted for consideration.