Crime

Joggers discover body at QPS

Early morning joggers around the Queen's Park Savannah in Port of Spain discovered a body lying on the grass.

Upon checking, they discovered that the man was not responding to their calls, nor was he breathing.

Police officers were called on the scene shortly after 6 am. Officers observed several empty bottles near the body. It is believed that the man may have consumed their contents.

Police officers did not reveal the man's name but said he lived in Belmont.

Fire service report concludes: TLM a fire hazard with serious risk to lives

The Trans­formed Life Min­istry Re­ha­bil­i­ta­tion Cen­tre has been de­clared a fire haz­ard that posed a “se­ri­ous threat” to the lives of all those who resided, worked and vis­it­ed the Arou­ca fa­cil­i­ty.

The rev­e­la­tions were re­vealed in a fire life/safe­ty in­spec­tion re­port by the T&T Fire Ser­vice that was con­duct­ed on Oc­to­ber 9, a few hours af­ter of­fi­cers of the Spe­cial Op­er­a­tions Re­sponse Team (SORT) raid­ed the com­pound and res­cued 69 peo­ple—some of whom were in cages fol­low­ing a Guardian Me­dia Lim­it­ed in­ves­ti­ga­tion.

Fire service report concludes: TLM a fire hazard with serious risk to lives

The Trans­formed Life Min­istry Re­ha­bil­i­ta­tion Cen­tre has been de­clared a fire haz­ard that posed a “se­ri­ous threat” to the lives of all those who resided, worked and vis­it­ed the Arou­ca fa­cil­i­ty.

The rev­e­la­tions were re­vealed in a fire life/safe­ty in­spec­tion re­port by the T&T Fire Ser­vice that was con­duct­ed on Oc­to­ber 9, a few hours af­ter of­fi­cers of the Spe­cial Op­er­a­tions Re­sponse Team (SORT) raid­ed the com­pound and res­cued 69 peo­ple—some of whom were in cages fol­low­ing a Guardian Me­dia Lim­it­ed in­ves­ti­ga­tion.

Wife killed, husband critical after home invasion

A soured re­la­tion­ship with an Erin busi­ness­man is one of the leads po­lice are prob­ing in the shoot­ing of Ran­cho Que­ma­do fish­er­man Robert Men­doza and the mur­der of his wife Ellen Joseph on Tues­day.

In­ves­ti­ga­tors said Men­doza, who owned sev­er­al fish­ing boats op­er­at­ing off T&T’s South coast and has sev­er­al gov­ern­ment con­tracts, was re­cent­ly un­der in­ves­ti­ga­tion by the An­ti-Gang Unit.

Three held in Tobago for marijuana possession

Three men were arrested and a quantity of marijuana seized by officers of the Tobago Division’s Emergency Response Patrol Unit, during an anti-crime exercise in Crown Point early this morning.

According to police reports, officers were on mobile patrol when they observed a white Nissan Tiida motor vehicle with three male occupants proceeding at a high speed.

The officers gave chase and managed to intercept the vehicle at Milford Road, Canaan.

Central Division Police find Marijuana worth $31,300

A revolver and quantities of ammunition and marijuana were discovered by officers of the Central Division during an anti-crime exercise conducted in the Claxton Bay district yesterday.

According to police reports, officers of the Chaguanas and Couva CIDs proceeded to Pranz Gardens, Claxton Bay, where they conducted a search.

The search resulted in officers finding the firearm, along with four rounds of ammunition and 3.13 kilogrammes of marijuana. The drug has an estimated street value of $31,300.

Investigations are ongoing.

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Police seize $4.1 million in cocaine

A quantity of cocaine valued at approximately TT$4,160,000 was discovered by officers of the Western Division and Defence Force personnel, during a Joint Army-Police Patrol exercise in Carenage last night.

The exercise, spearheaded by Snr. Supt. (Ag.) Mark, included officers of the Carenage Police Station and was conducted yesterday.

According to police reports, during the exercise, officers proceeded to a boatyard, where they observed three male suspects acting suspiciously. Upon seeing the officers the men ran off.

Two arrested for robbery and wounding

Two men have been arrested in connection with a report of robbery and wounding.

According to police reports, officers were on mobile patrol when they responded to a report of robbery and wounding at Tragarete Road and Cipriani Boulevard, around 11:00pm, on Tuesday 15th October 2019.

The officers, with the assistance of an off-duty police officer, arrested two suspects in connection with the incident and seized a revolver and three rounds of ammunition.

‘Sunday’ charged with counselling a gang leader

Basilon Street res­i­dent Aki­do “Sun­day” Williams was de­nied bail yes­ter­day af­ter ap­pear­ing be­fore a Port-of-Spain mag­is­trate charged with coun­selling a gang leader.

Bail was de­nied be­cause po­lice pro­vid­ed an in­com­plete crim­i­nal record and the mag­is­trate had con­cerns over two rob­bery cas­es from 1998 and 1999, which ap­peared to be pend­ing. Williams, a fa­ther of 10 and an em­ploy­ee of the Hous­ing De­vel­op­ment Cor­po­ra­tion (HDC), was or­dered to reap­pear in court to­day.

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