Crime

Teenager murdered in Diego Martin

An 18-year-old man was killed in a drive-by shooting which left two others nursing gunshot wounds.

Reports indicate that shortly after 9 pm on Tuesday a group of men were walking along Quarry Street, Diego Martin when a car pulled alongside them.

Eyewitnesses say a back seat occupant then opened fire on the men before the vehicle sped off.

Claxton Bay man charged with murder

A Claxton Bay man is expected to appear before a Couva Magistrate charged with the murder of Jeremy Darrian Stephen which occurred on Thursday 4th January, 2018.

Alex Risbrook, 29, of Springvale, Claxton Bay, was charged with murder following advice received from Deputy Director of Public Prosecutions, Joan Honore-Paul, on Monday 15th January, 2018.

Valencia man held for shotguns hidden under sofa

One man was arrested and two homemade shotguns and a pistol seized during an anti-crime exercise by officers of the Northern Division Task Force, East, in the Valencia district yesterday.

The exercise, coordinated by Assistant Commissioner of Police (Ag. McDonald Jacob and spearheaded by Snr. Supt.(Ag.) Michael Daniel, was conducted between 12 pm to 6:30 pm, on Monday 15th January, 2018.

Acting on information the officers proceeded to KP Lands, Valencia, where they executed a search warrant at the home of a 22-year-old man.

Bar owner and family arrested as gun & ammunition are found in bar

An elderly bar owner and his family were arrested and a pistol and a quantity of ammunition seized during an anti-crime exercise by officers of the Central Special Crime Unit, in the Freeport area, yesterday.

The exercise, spearheaded by Snr. Supt. (Ag.), Kenny McIntyre, coordinated by ASP (Ag.) Richard Smith, included officers of the Organised Crime and Intelligence Unit, Regiment Intelligence Unit and Canine Branch, and was conducted between 2 am and 10 am, on Monday 15th January, 2018.

22-year-old's murder takes toll to 33 in 15 days

Police are yet to make any arrests in connection with the murder of Dominic Koon Koon.

Police say Koon Koon was sitting in the porch of his Malabar home when he was approached by a lone gunman who opened fire.

Investigators say a family member who was present managed to disarm the gunman when he struck him with a baseball bat.

The gunman is said to have dropped his gun and escape on foot.

Koon Koon is the 33rd murder victim for 2018.

Accused in Chinese restaurant robbery to reappear in court Wednesday

The five accused in the armed robbery of a Chinese restaurant, at Arouca, on January 7th, 2018, will reappear before an Arima Magistrate on Wednesday 17th January, 2018, to answer to the nine charges arising from the incident.

Samuel Roberts, 30, Jamal Roberts, 25, Dominic Alcantara, 19, Romeo Jude Blackman, 29, and Keon Patoe, 28, all of Beetham Gardens, first appeared before Magistrate Debby Ann-Bassaw in the Arima 3rd Magistrates’ Court on Friday 12th January, 2018, where bail was denied.

Tobago man among two held for possession of arms, ammunition

Two men were arrested and a revolver and one round of ammunition seized during an anti-crime exercise by officers of Point Fortin Police Station over the weekend.

Officers conducted the exercise around 11 am on Saturday, during which they proceeded to Pundit Street, Capde-Ville, where they observed three men seated on the steps of a dilapidated house.

Upon seeing the officers, the men ran off.

However, two of the suspects were subsequently held.

Teen charged as gun, ammunition are found in Pleasantville apartment

An 18-year-old man was arrested and a pistol and a quantity of ammunition seized during an anti-crime exercise by officers of the Mon Repos Police Station on Friday.

The exercise was carried out between 10 pm and 4 pm in the Pleasantville district and included officers of the Southern Division Task Force and Rapid Response Unit.

Acting on information received, the officers went to Apartment #2, Building D, Orchid Gardens, where they carried out a search, which resulted in one Beretta pistol along with 12 rounds of 9mm ammunition, being discovered.

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