Crime

Taxi driver shot dead in robbery

A 47-year-old taxi dri­ver was killed dur­ing an ap­par­ent rob­bery ear­ly this morn­ing.

Ac­cord­ing to re­ports, Ken­neth Par­ris, of Lyn­don Street, Curepe, was last seen alive around 2 am when he left Port-of-Spain to trans­port pas­sen­gers to San Juan.

Short­ly af­ter de­part­ing, Par­ris crashed his car at the round­about at the Mar­itime Fly­over.

Emer­gency Health Ser­vices (EHS) per­son­nel, who re­spond­ed to the scene, dis­cov­ered that Par­ris had been shot four times.

Fourth man charged with 2017 murder

A fourth man held in connection with the 2017 death of businessman Saisnarine Ningwah, is expected to appear before a Port of Spain Magistrate today charged with murder.

Omar Cummings, aka “Gully Bob”, 24, of Belmont Road, Port of Spain, was also charged with possession of firearm and possession of ammunition, following advice received from Director of Public Prosecutions, Roger Gaspard SC on Tuesday.

Two men charged with Maracas Bay murder

Two men have been charged with the murder of Keidon Williams, which occurred in the Maracas district on Sunday 14th April, 2019.

Ako Degale, 38, Race Course Road, Carapo, and Paul Gosine, 19, Pinewood Drive, Carapo, were also charged with possession of a firearm and ammunition, shooting with intent against two police officers and wounding with intent against three other men, following advice received from Deputy Director of Public Prosecutions, Joan Honore-Paul.

They are expected to appear before a Port of Spain Magistrate today to answer to the charges.

Police: First-quarter murder toll lowest in four years

Police have released figures to show that the murder rate in 2019, is the lowest for corresponding periods in the last four years.

11 people were killed over the weekend.

However, the Police Service posted a graph on it's Facebook page, with the caption "Murder toll for first quarter for years 2016 to 2019".

The graph shows the murder tolls from 2016 to 2019, with 2019 being the lowest and 2018, the highest.

The toll for 2019, according to the graph, is 116.

 

 

Murder last night takes weekend toll to 11

A murder in Laventille last night has brought to 11, the number of people murdered over the Easter weekend.

26-year-old Daniel Thomas of Eastern Quarry, Laventille, was shot dead around 10.30 last night in Laventille.

Thomas was found bleeding from multiple injuries about his body after residents heard loud explosions.

Police officers who responded, rushed the man to the Port of Spain General Hospital where he later died.

Police have no motive for this killing.

Ten murdered during Easter holidays

De­spite a po­lice-en­forced Red Alert and a man­date for in­creased po­lice vis­i­bil­i­ty, there were ten mur­ders over the long East­er week­end.

Ac­cord­ing to me­dia tab­u­la­tion, the mur­der toll jumped to 160 af­ter eight peo­ple were shot in sep­a­rate in­ci­dents over the past four days.

Five of the vic­tims were shot in one night in four sep­a­rate in­ci­dents be­tween East­er Sun­day and Mon­day.

Ac­cord­ing to po­lice re­ports, the in­ci­dents oc­curred in Tu­na­puna, San­ta Cruz, La Hor­quet­ta and Laven­tille.

Father charged with burning 3-year-old son's hand for failing to write letter 'B'

A Marabella man who deliberately scorched the hand of his three-year-old son and beat him with a ruler for not writing the letter B has been charged by police.

The 33-year-old man was charged by WPC Nicole St John of the Child Protection Unit.

He was arrested on Thursday morning and charged with assaulting a three-year-old child in a manner to cause physical and emotional suffering.

The charges were laid under the Children’s Act.

The court heard that in December 2018 on a date unknown, he placed the child’s hand over an open flame.

Venezuela police stop $40m cocaine cargo in luxury cars T&T-bound

A co­caine ship­ment with an es­ti­mat­ed street val­ue close to TT$40 mil­lion, which was des­tined for Trinidad and To­ba­go, was in­ter­cept­ed by mem­bers of the Cuer­po de In­ves­ti­ga­ciones Ci­en­tifi­cas Pe­nales Y Crim­i­nal­is­tics (CI­CPC) in Venezuela yes­ter­day. The drugs were hid­den in se­cret com­part­ments of lux­u­ri­ous cars which were trav­el­ling in a car­a­van at the time.

CI­CPIC is Venezuela’s largest po­lice agency re­spon­si­ble for crim­i­nal in­ves­ti­ga­tions and foren­sic ser­vices.

Businessman kidnaps partner, demands US$6 million

In an intelligence-led operation, police officers have arrested a businessman who allegedly kidnapped his business partner and demanded a US$6 million ransom.

The victim has been identified as a Jamaican national living in Palmiste, San Fernando.

The businessman suspect is currently in police custody at the San Fernando Anti-Kidnapping Unit.

Preliminary investigations revealed that the Jamaican businessman was snatched by men dressed in police uniforms.

 

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