Crime

Police Cold Case Unit charges man for 2013 murder

Five years after the murder of teenager Andre Ross, the Cold Case Unit has charged a Diego Martin man, who is scheduled to appear before a Port of Spain Magistrate today, for the offence which occurred on Friday 3rd May, 2013.

Edwin Phillip, 29, of Adam Trace, Diego Martin, was charged on Monday 16th July, 2018, following advice received from Director of Public Prosecutions, Roger Gaspard, SC.

Three charged with stealing over $250,000 from factory

Two brothers and a socially displaced man are expected to appear before a Couva Magistrate today, charged with factory breaking and larceny, which occurred on Sunday 8th July, 2018, in the Couva district.

Maxwell Augustine, 22 and Stephon Augustine, 28; both of Perry Street, Perseverance; along with Ramnanan Goolcharan, 53, of no fixed place of abode; were arrested by officers of the Couva Criminal Investigations Department (CID), during an anti-crime exercise on Thursday 12th July, 2018.

Police find cocaine, marijuana, ammunition in Ste Madeleine exercise

Quantities of cocaine, marijuana and ammunition have been found by officers of the Southern Division Task Force, during an anti-crime exercise in the Ste. Madeleine district.

The exercise, supervised by Sgt. Vishal Parasram, took place between 10:00pm on Monday 16th July, 2018, and 3:00am on Tuesday 17th July, 2018.

Around 12:30am, officers proceeded to an abandoned apartment in an apartment building along Cipero Road, St. John, where a search was conducted.

Police find loaded Glock pistol in Morvant

A loaded pistol was found by officers of the North Eastern Division Task Force, during an anti-crime exercise in the Morvant district.

The exercise, spearheaded by Snr. Supt. (Ag.) Surrendra Sagramsingh, took place between 12:00pm and 10:00pm on Sunday 15th July, 2018.

Around 6:50pm, officers proceeded to an empty parcel of land, located at the corner of Halls Lane and Pelican Extension Road, Morvant, where a search was conducted.

Two stolen vehicles recovered by police

Two vehicles, stolen in separate incidents over the weekend, have been recovered by officers of the Port of Spain Division during mobile patrols.

In the first incident, a black Mitsubishi L200 Sportero motor vehicle belonging to a D’Abadie man, was stolen while parked along St John’s Road, St. Augustine, around 11:30 pm on Friday 13th July, 2018.

The owner made a report to the St. Joseph Police Station.

The vehicle was later found abandoned in Phase 5, Beetham Gardens, on Sunday 15th July, 2018, by officers of the Inter-Agency Task Force.

Man arrested with gun, ammunition in high-speed Tobago chase

One man has been arrested; and two pistols and quantities of ammunition and marijuana seized, by officers of the Tobago Division, following a high-speed chase in the Old Grange district.

Officers of the Tobago Divisional Task Force, were conducting an anti-crime exercise in the Mt. Pleasant area, around 2:40 pm on Sunday 15th July, 2018, when they attempted to stop and search a white Nissan Tiida motor vehicle with two male occupants.

The vehicle sped off and a chase ensued, resulting in the Tiida colliding into the rear of a truck.

$100,000 bail for St Joseph man on robbery, kidnapping charges

A St. Joseph man, who was arrested by officers of the Central Division hours after a report of robbery and kidnapping against a Cunupia man, has appeared before a Chaguanas Magistrate to answer to the charges.

Leon Gonzales, 27, a machine fitter, of Royal Road, Maracas, St. Joseph, was granted $100,000 bail with surety, after appearing before Magistrate Christine Charles in the Chaguanas 1st Magistrates’ Court, on Friday 13th July, 2018.

The matter has been postponed to Friday 10th August, 2018.

Police destroy $2.75 million in marijuana during Biche exercise

Five marijuana fields containing 2750 fully grown marijuana trees and 20,000 seedlings are destroyed by officers of the Organised Crime and Intelligence Unit, during a marijuana eradication exercise in the Biche district.

The exercise took place between 7 am and 1 pm, on Friday 13th July, 2018.

The exercise also included officers attached to the Air Support Unit of the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service.

During the exercise, officers proceeded to Newlands, Biche, where they discovered the fields in a forested area.

Body found on beach

A flock of corbeaux feasting on a decomposing human body near the shore at Moruga led beach-goers to the ghastly find yesterday.

Police said around 8 am, the remains were found on a beach off at La Retraite Trace at Lanse Mitan, Moruga.

The corpse was lying partially on some rocks and on the sand. It was viewed by the District Medical Officer who ordered it removed to the Forensic Science Centre.

Police said the body could not be identified because of the advanced state of decomposition.

Moruga police are continuing investigations.

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