35 foreigners held during hotel raid

Police detained 35 foreign nationals suspected of prostitution during a raid at a hotel and bar in central Trinidad, early yesterday.

The foreigners, ten men and 25 women, were held as officers of the Port-of-Spain CID, led by Senior Supt Ajith Persad, raided Rich Gold Hotel and Bar located along the Southern Main Road in Chase Village.

While police suspect they were all engaged in prostitution, they could not charge them for that offence as no one was caught in the act.

Woman charged with stealing gun from casino security guard

A 32-year-old Sangre Grande woman has been arrested for stealing a gun and ammunition from a security officer at a casino.

The incident is said to have taken place at a gambling establishment in the Sangre Grande area after midnight. 

The officer reported to police that he was on duty at the casino, armed with the weapon, when he went to the washroom and placed it on the toilet tank.

Minutes after leaving the washroom, he realised he had left the gun behind and returned to retrieve it, but did not find it.

Golconda man charged with assaulting police officers

A second Golconda man, charged with assaulting two Ste. Madeleine police officers, is expected to appear before a San Fernando Magistrate today, to answer the charge.

Timothy Alexander, 31, a painter, of Golconda Village, was arrested by officers of the Ste. Madeleine Police Station, during an anti-crime exercise on Wednesday 6th June, 2018.

The exercise, which was supervised by Cpl. Ramesh Dhunkarie, took place between 7 pm and 11 pm, in the Ste. Madeleine district.

Three held by police minutes after robbing Arouca hardware

Two men and a teenager are arrested by officers of the Northern Division, half an hour after committing a robbery at an Arouca hardware.

The three suspects, a 32-year-old man of Arouca, 24-year-old man of Wallerfield and the 17-year-old boy of San Juan, who was armed with a firearm, entered the hardware, located along the Eastern Main Road, Arouca, around 5 pm, on Thursday 3rd April, 2018, and announced a robbery.

The manager of the store and another employee, became fearful for their lives and handed over a quantity of cash.

Nine Venezuelans held for being in the country illegally; handed over to Immigration officials

Nine Venezuelan nationals have arrested for being in the country illegally.

A statement by the Police Service says the Venezuelans were held during an anti-crime exercise over the weekend.

While on mobile patrol along S.S. Erin Road, Santa Flora, officers observed three vehicles driving in convoy, namely a silver Nissan Wingroad, a white Mitsubishi Lancer and a gold Toyota Hilux.

The officers observed five men and four women appearing to be Venezuelan nationals, whom they suspected of being in the country illegally.

Wife of late Chaguanas businessman arrested on two offences

Rachael Sukhdeo, the wife of a late Chaguanas businessman Sheron Sukhdeo has been arrested by police and is to be charged with use of obscene language and resisting arrest.

According to a police report, police went to the home occupied by the late businessman's wife this afternoon with a bailiff to recover two vehicles that is the property of a commercial bank.

Police alleged that Sukhdeo had a confrontation with the police officers during which she allegedly used obscene language.

She was then arrested on that offense, as well as on the offense of resisting arrest.

Four teenaged sisters among six arrested on gun, ammunition offences

Six persons including four teenaged sisters are arrested and a gun and quantity of ammunition seized by officers of the Northern Division Task Force, during an anti-crime exercise in the Maloney district, on Tuesday.

The exercise, spearheaded by ACP (Ag.) McDonald Jacob and supervised by Sgt. Ishmael Pitt, was conducted, between 8 pm on Tuesday and 1 am on Wednesday.

During the exercise, officers proceeded to an apartment in Maloney Gardens, where they executed a search, which resulted in one Smith and Wesson revolver loaded with four rounds of .38 ammunition being seized.

33 foreign nationals arrested at Rich Gold and Fore Play hotels

Thirty-three foreign nationals were arrested during an anti-crime exercise, coordinated by the Port-of-Spain Criminal Investigation Department, in the Central and Southern Divisions, yesterday.

Officers of the Port-of-Spain Criminal Investigation Department and members of the Immigration Investigation Section - South, conducted the exercise, which was spearheaded by Sgt. Anthony Williams, between 9 pm on Wednesday 4th April, 2018 and 4 am on Thursday 5th April, 2018.

One man arrested, revolver seized in San Juan

One man was arrested and a revolver seized, by officers of the Northern Division Task Force, during an anti-crime exercise, in the San Juan district, yesterday.

The exercise, coordinated by ACP (Ag.), McDonald Jacob, spearheaded by Snr. Supt. (Ag.), Michael Daniel, and including officers of the St. Joseph CID, was conducted between 2:30 pm and 6 pm, on Wednesday 4th April, 2018.

Based on information, the officers proceeded to Royal Road, St. Joseph, where they had cause to stop and search a three-tonne truck, being driven by a 24-year-old San Juan man.