Crime

Grif­fith to com­mu­ni­ties: Don’t be blinded by loyalty to gang leaders

Peo­ple who are blind­ed in loy­al­ty to their re­spec­tive gang lead­ers and oth­ers in the com­mu­ni­ty will be ar­rest­ed should they move to block roads and protest.

Po­lice Com­mis­sion­er Gary Grif­fith made this clear to peo­ple who con­done gang ac­tiv­i­ties and seek to de­fend gang lead­ers and mem­bers in their re­spec­tive com­mu­ni­ties. He spoke at a news con­fer­ence yes­ter­day.

Cops wrap up probe in clerk’s murder

Homi­cide de­tec­tives have wrapped up their in­ves­ti­ga­tions in­to the 2018 mur­der of Par­lia­ment clerk Mar­i­an­na Moon­is­ar.

On Thurs­day, se­nior of­fi­cers of the Homi­cide Bu­reau of In­ves­ti­ga­tions, Re­gion Three, passed on their file to their le­gal of­fi­cer.

It was ex­pect­ed to be sub­mit­ted to the Of­fice of the Di­rec­tor of Pub­lic Pros­e­cu­tions for in­struc­tions on whether or not to charge the 24-year-old Clax­ton Bay labour­er who was ac­cused of the crime.

Man shoots himself in head in senseless game gone bad

A Diego Martin man is now dead after shooting himself in his head, in what appeared to be a bad game gone wrong.

Ben Ambrose was at Union Road in Diego Martin when he accidentally shot himself in the head.

According to reports, Ambrose was with a friend and put the gun to his head as a joke.

The friend warned him not to play with the gun because it was loaded.

However, Ambrose thought it was all a joke and continued to pull the trigger.

He died at the scene.

Police are continuing investigations.

 

Griffith: "Punks are gang leaders"

"A few punks who refer to themselves as gang leaders have been acting up and instrumental in over 12 homicides recently," declared Commissioner Gary Griffith to Guardian Media Wednesday evening.

Griffith had been coordinating several intelligence-driven operations executed by the Special Operations Response Team (SORT) in the Laventille, Beetham and Diego Martin area during the day and which continued last night into this morning in other areas. 

Red Alert! Griffith raises police response to highest level

Police Commissioner Gary Griffith has with immediate effect, raised the policing alert from ‘Amber’ to ‘Red’, as a result of ongoing gang activities and homicides, a statement by the Police service said Wednesday afternoon.

The statement said that Griffith notes that law-abiding citizens may experience some inconvenience due to these intensified operations.

It adds that this is necessary to deal with criminal activity and to maintain law and order across the country.

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