Crime

Burke: Daughters traumatised by police raid

Com­mu­ni­ty leader Cedric “Burkie” Burke yes­ter­day ap­pealed to po­lice of­fi­cers to re­spect women’s pri­va­cy when car­ry­ing out raids.

In a brief in­ter­view near his Sea Lots home short­ly af­ter he was re­leased from po­lice cus­tody yes­ter­day morn­ing, Burke claimed po­lice of­fi­cers act­ed in­ap­pro­pri­ate­ly to his fe­male rel­a­tives when they ar­rest­ed him and raid­ed two of his homes last week.

Wanted man arrested in D’Abadie

The coun­try’s most want­ed man, de­scribed by po­lice as very dan­ger­ous and a sus­pect in sev­er­al mur­ders dat­ing back to 2016, was ar­rest­ed in an Op­er­a­tion Strike Back an­ti-crime po­lice ex­er­cise over the week­end.

Act­ing in in­tel­li­gence re­ceived, of­fi­cers led by ACP Mc Don­ald Ja­cob went an apart­ment in D’abadie and ar­rest­ed the 30-year-old sus­pect. They said they found in his pos­ses­sion a loaded Glock 17 pis­tol, an ex­tend­ed mag­a­zine clip con­tain­ing eight rounds of 9 mm am­mu­ni­tion and a sock with 32 rounds of 9 mm am­mu­ni­tion.

Police hold 258 in three days

Police have arrested over 258 persons in connection with various offences including gang activity, shootings, outstanding warrants and gun and narcotics possession, a statement by the Police Service said. 

The statement said that over 4,500 police officers across the nine police divisions have engaged in anti-crime exercises over the past 72 hours, conducting patrols, stop and searches and operations critical to treating with matters of crime and criminal activities across the country.

Two years hard labour for Ste. Madeleine man

Daniel Felix Reyes a 21-year-old  labourer from Ste. Madeleine has been sentenced to 24 months of hard labour after pleading guilty to charges of possession of a firearm and ammunition. 

Reyes, of Coquette Street, Ste. Madeleine was charged with possession of firearm and possession of ammunition, when he appeared before Magistrate Alicia Chankar, in the San Fernando 1st Magistrates’ Court, on  February 12th. 

New plot uncovered to kill Griffith

A new plot has been un­cov­ered to as­sas­si­nate Com­mis­sion­er of Po­lice Gary Grif­fith by two in­car­cer­at­ed gang lead­ers and one of their as­so­ciates.

In­tel­li­gence sources say the con­tract to kill was con­nect­ed to the hu­man traf­fick­ing bust which oc­curred last Wednes­day.

The in­for­ma­tion is com­piled in a con­fi­den­tial re­port pre­pared by the Spe­cial Op­er­a­tions Re­sponse Team on Feb­ru­ary 8.

Cops probe death of woman on Valentine's Day

Valen­tine's Day, con­sid­ered a day of love, brought sor­row and hurt to the fam­i­ly of a 53-year-old par­tial­ly blind woman af­ter she was found with cloth­ing cov­er­ing her face and elec­tri­cal cord tied around her neck. She lat­er suc­cumbed to her in­juries at the San­gre Grande Hos­pi­tal.

The woman was found ly­ing on the floor of her kitchen around 8. 15 am.

Woman hit by stray bullet dies

A 58-year-old grand­moth­er, who was shot by a stray bul­let while ly­ing on her couch at her Pleas­antville home al­most two weeks ago, has suc­cumbed to her in­juries.

Char­mayne Gray died on Wednes­day evening at the San Fer­nan­do Gen­er­al Hos­pi­tal.

Com­plain­ing about the crime sit­u­a­tion yes­ter­day, her son Adri­an Williams, 31, called for jus­tice.

He said his moth­er, whose right leg was am­pu­tat­ed above the knee due to com­pli­ca­tions from di­a­betes a few years ago, did not de­serve to die that way.

Burkie, Dole, Spanish detained

Three residents from the Sealots and Beetham communities who go by the nicknames Burkie, Dole and Spanish have been taken in by police in raids this morning,

The raids are part of the ongoing Red Alert activity taking place by the police.

The men are assisting the police in their investgations into recent crime in the area.

We will have further information on this later.

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