Teenage girl among 5 arrested following police exercise

A teenage girl has been arrested following a police exercise in Arima. The following is a media release from the  TTPS:

Five persons were arrested and a pistol, a quantity of ammunition and a bulletproof vest seized, by officers of the Northern Division Task Force, during an anti-crime exercise, yesterday morning.

Officers conducted the exercise between 4:00 am and 8:00 am, in Arima, during which a search warrant was executed at a house at Sherwood Park, around 5:00 am.

Double murder in Arima

Two men have been shot and killed at Tumpuna Road.

Reports indicate that around 10 pm on Wednesday, 30-year-old Keon Carr and 29-year-old Anderson Alexis were at Ali Bocas Car Care in the vicinity of The Crossings on Tumpuna Road, Arima when three men, all wearing masks approached them and fired several shots.

The gunmen then made their escape in a black Nissan Tiida which proceeded south along Tumpuna Road.

The victims were pronounced dead on the scene.


Reputed 'community leader' shot dead in Arima

A man reputed to be a community leader, has been shot and killed in Arima.

Around 9 pm on Sunday, Atiba Rodriguez of Edinburgh 500, Chaguanas was in the company of a female relative at her home on Edward Street, Arima.

It is believed that Rodriguez was about to leave the house in his Nissan Tiida motor vehicle when a lone gunman ambushed him and opened fire.

He was hit about the body and was pronounced dead on the scene.

Investigations are ongoing.

Two men shot dead in Lopinot and Arima

Police are probing two murders in East Trinidad, one in Lopinot and the other in Arima.

Around 11:50 pm 25-year-old Lleron Alexander was at his business place, LA Mini Mart, at East Main Road, Lopinot when a man approached him and a struggle ensued.

Two loud explosions were heard and persons around intervened and subdued the suspect.

Officers of the Northern Division Task Force (NDTF) arrived and conveyed both to the Arima Hospital.

Alexander succumbed around 1 am.

The 24-year-old suspect is still at hospital.

Missing Arima woman found

Ashley St Cyr, the 22-year-old of Heights of Aripo, Arima, who was reported missing by her mother, Aganie Gopie, on Saturday 18th March, 2017, has been found, a statement by the Police Service says.

The statement says the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service thanks the public for its assistance in ensuring the woman’s safe return. 

It does not go into any further information.

Double murder in Arima

A double-murder early Thursday has rocked the Arima community as two men were shot dead on Hoyte Avenue, Arima.

the shooting occurred around 7.30 am Thursday. 

Residents reported hearing loud gunshots before discovering the bodies of the men lying onthe roadway.

The men go by the nicknames "Money" and "Balo".  

Investigations are continuing.

22-year-old Arima woman missing

Police are seeking the urgent assistance of the public in locating 22-year-old Ashley St Cyr. 

Ashley, of Heights of Aripo, Arima, was last seen leaving her mother’s home at Old Road, Valencia around 8:00am on Friday 17th March, 2017.

She was reported missing to the Arima Police Station, on Saturday 18th March, 2017, by her mother, Aganie Gopie.

Ashley is of mixed descent, 4 feet 9 inches tall, medium built and has a brown complexion.

She was last seen wearing a white jersey and a pair of brown jeans. 

22-year-old man charged with murder of 72-year-old Arima woman

A 22-year-old man of Block 22 Laventille and KP Lands Valencia appeared before an Arima Magistrate Court today charged with the murder of an elderly woman which occurred sometime between January 27th and 28th, 2017.

Cynthia Matthews, 72, who held dual citizenship to the United States and Trinidad and Tobago, was found dead at her home located at Circular Road, Arima, with multiple stab wounds about the body.

Man detained after allegedly being found exposed in car with 6-year-old girl

Malabar police are investigating a case in which a man was allegedly found partially exposed in a vehicle with a 6-year-old girl.

The incident is said to have happened in Arima this afternoon.

A video of the incident [SEE BELOW] is being shared on Facebook with the words, "This man was caught in Arima a few minutes ago in the backseat of his car with a lil girl not more than 6yrs with his penis exposed and was caught and tied up. Let's expose him and make this go viral."