Morvant man in court for murder of Arouca mini-mart owner

Keron James, a labourer employed with the Ministry of Works, appeared before an Arima Magistrate today, charged with the murder of Arouca mini-mart owner, Lleron Alexander.

The accused, 24, of Never Dirty, Morvant, who was also charged with possession of a firearm and ammunition, stood before Senior Magistrate Gillian Scotland, in the Arima 1st Magistrates’ Court, to answer the charges.

The matter has been adjourned to Wednesday 14th June, 2017.

After residents' intervention, police charge man for Arouca mini mart murder

Police have charged a man with the murder of an Arouca mini mart proprietor.

Keron James is charged with the murder of Lleron Alexander and will appear before Arima Court today.

Alexander was killed when a gunman entered his shop on May 9th.

The accused was held by villagers and handed over to Arouca Police.

Caught on camera: Video shows moment heroic Lopinot residents captured gunman

CCTV video footage has captured the moment residents of Lopinot, Arouca confronted and captured a gun-wielding bandit who had fatally shot a mini-mart proprietor.

Lleron Alexander fought with the bandit who tried to rob him before he was shot.


Two men held with estimated $18 million in cocaine in Arouca

Police have arrested two men in Arouca with an estimated $18 million worth of cocaine.

The information on the arrest is still not clear but reports indicate that they were held at a house on Davis Street, Arouca this morning.

The cocaine is said to have weighed 13 kilogrammes.

One of the men held is said to have been charged in September 2009 with the possession of 20 kilogrammes of marijuana.

We will have more on this report when we get further details.

Son of former police commissioner shot dead

The son of former Commissioner of Police Kenny Mohammed has been killed in a home invasion.

Reports indicate that Nizam Mohammed was at his home at Lillian Heights, off the Old Road in Arouca.

A group of armed men reportedly stormed the premises and opened fire.

The family was robbed last week, two firearms were taken in that incident.

Investigations are continuing.

Murder in Arouca

An Arouca man has been shot dead.

Reports indicate that on Wednesday evening Akiel Mitchel was at Windy Hill, Arouca when a gunman approached and opened fire.

Mitchell was shot about the body and was killed on the spot.

The police were called in and combed the crime scene. Investigations are ongoing.

Murder in Arouca

Police are investigating the shooting death of a man at the corner of Ford and Perkin streets in Arouca.

The shooting occurred just after 4pm today.

Police are on the scene and have not yet released details of the man's identity.

We will update this report when more information comes to hand.


Taxi driver charged with murder of fellow taxi driver

An Arouca taxi driver, Lee Lopez, appeared today before Arima Magistrate Debby-Ann Bassaw charged with the murder of fellow taxi driver, David Delancey, on June 6th, 2016, a statement from the Police Service says.

The matter was postponed to June 17th, 2016.

Lopez, 31, resided at First Street, Five Rivers Arouca while the victim, 49, lived at light pole 51, Davis Street Kandahar, Cane Farm, Tacarigua.

Mr. Delancey’s body was found with multiple stab wounds on the trunk of his vehicle at St Clair Branch Road, Arouca.