Crime

Man tries to rob church but is held by worshippers

Police have arrested a suspect in connection with an attempted robbery at a church in D'Abadie this morning.

Officers say the suspect entered the Anglican church with an object resembling a gun.

However, quick thinking worshipers managed to apprehend the would-be bandit, who was arrested by an off-duty police officer who attends the church. 

 

Tobago police destroy 300 marijuana trees

Tobago Division police officers have destroyed almost 300 marijuana trees.

Police say officers went to the Canaan district during an anti-crime exercise on Friday and proceeded to a bushy area.

There they found 253 fully grown marijuana trees, which were destroyed.

No arrests were made and officers have not given a value for the illegal find.

Man, 54, sentenced to 10 years' jail for raping 12-year-old girl

Eleven years af­ter he was ac­cused of rap­ing a child, a URP work­er has been sen­tenced to ten years in jail.

Kelvin Dun­can, 54, was sent to jail by Jus­tice Lisa Ram­sumair-Hinds in the San Fer­nan­do Third Crim­i­nal Court al­most a month af­ter he was found guilty by a nine-mem­ber ju­ry.

Dun­can de­nied that he raped the 12-year-old girl. He was accused of the crime when he was 43 years old.

In the mat­ter pros­e­cut­ed by at­tor­ney Sta­cy Laloo-Chong, it was al­leged the child was raped on a date un­known be­tween Jan­u­ary and April 2007.

Double murder in Pinto, Arima

Homicide officers are probing a double murder in Pinto, Arima.

The murders come just hours after another resident in the area, Brent Edwards was shot and killed.

In the latest incident, investigators say two men identified as Cowin Williams and Enrique Lochin were ambushed and shot by a gunman.

The two died on the spot.

Police are yet to determine if the murders are all connected.

 

Disturbance at Besson Street as prisoners threaten police officer with faeces

Inmates at the Besson Street Police Station today threatened to throw faeces at an officer who they say is treating them unfairly.

Initial reports suggested that an officer was being held hostage at the station.

However, CNC3 News was told that around midday an officer was attempting to check on an inmate in one of three holding cells when inmates in another holding cell hurled insults at him.

The inmates accused the officer of unfair treatment while threatening to hurl faeces at him if he passed in front of their cell.

Two police officers dead in murder-suicide shootings

A domestic dispute has claimed the life of two police officers.

Dead are woman police officer Rackel Kipps and her male companion Kevin Youksee.

Youksee shot Kipps dead before turning the gun on himself.

The murder-suicide has left the couple's two-year-old daughter without parents.

According to reports, residents of Spring Valley, Mt D'or, heard three gunshots around 11 am.

Kipps was reportedly shot twice before Youksee, who was attached to the Tunapuna police Station, turned the gun on himself.

Unborn baby placed next to murdered teen in coffin

The unborn baby of teenager Danielle Yearwood who was murdered in Wallerfield earlier this week, was placed next to her in the same coffin as the two were laid to rest today.

Yearwood and Ricardo Daloo were shot dead while in a car in Wallerfield on Monday.

Yearwood, 19, was nine months pregnant and was due to deliver her baby soon.

At today's funeral service, which took place at the Armstrong Funeral Home in Arima, the unborn baby, which was removed from the woman's stomach, laid next to her.

Trini woman murdered in Florida

Three years after she left Trinidad and migrated to Florida, Trinidad-born Jenny Koonoolai-Jagdeo was shot dead along with her friend Michael Tarulli, at an apartment in Miami on Thursday.

The suspect, Thales Ferreira, 27, was Koonoolai-Jagdeo's ex-boyfriend. He is now facing two counts of first-degree murder. Prior to the murder, Koonoolai-Jagdeo, 32, of Deerfield Beach, told neighbours that Ferreira was stalking her. 

In a report by ABC news, Miami-Dade police said they were called to the apartment after being informed that a man’s body was seen near the front door.

18 months of intelligence led to Central drug, ammunition bust

Police say the drugs and ammunition bust made in Central Trinidad this morning, was based on 18 months of intelligence work.

The operation resulted in the arrest of two suspects and the seizure of large quantities of marijuana and firearms at a house in Chaguanas.

It was coordinated by Commissioner of Police Gary Griffith between Thursday 8th and Friday 9th November, 2018, and involved officers of the Special Operations Response Team, the Strategic Services Agency and the Canine Unit.

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