Crime

16-year-old boy shot dead in Marabella

Police are investigating the murder of a 16-year-old boy in Marabella Tuesday morning.

The murder occurred along Train Line just after 9 am.

The deceased has been identified as Noah Simmons.

He was shot several times outside his home.

Reports indicate that Simmons was also celebrating his birthday today. 

Police are currently on the scene.

No bail for man charged with buggering 12-year-old boy

A 22-year-old unemployed man has been slapped with 18 charges including buggery, sexual penetration and kidnapping involving four victims.

One of the victims included a 12-year-old schoolboy of East Port-of-Spain.

Josiah Nicholas of Strathclyde Ave, Cascade, appeared before the Port-of-Spain 7th Magistrates’ Court today, where bail was denied.

Rachael names husband’s ‘killer

Rachael Sukhdeo has publicly named a suspect whom she believes is responsible for the deaths of her husband, multi-millionaire real estate and car dealer Sheron Sukhdeo and her brother Phillip Bassant.

Her allegation is now being investigated by the police.

$34.72 million in cocaine found in suitcases bound for New York

Five persons are expected to appear before an Arima Magistrate, jointly charged with possession of 38.8 kilogrammes of cocaine for the purpose of trafficking, which have an estimated street value of $34.72 million.

Man caught on video sexually touching 3-year-old girl

The Child Protection Unit has launched an investigation into the alleged sexual touching of a three-year-old child by a man believed to be in his 20s.

Yesterday, a video showing the alleged incident went viral on social media. It is reported that the suspect was held by villagers and badly beaten before being handed over to officers at the Arouca Police Station.

A preliminary report revealed that the incident occurred in Arouca over the weekend.

Murder in Mayaro

A 25-year-old man has been shot and killed in Mayaro.

Reports indicate that around 8 pm on Sunday two armed men entered the home of Anthony Sunny, located at Stone Bridge Village.

An altercation ensued and one of the assailants reportedly shot the man before fleeing. 

Residents upon hearing the loud explosions contact the police. 

The man was taken to a health facility but succumbed to his injuries. 

Investigations are ongoing.

 

Two police officers in court on assault charges

Two police officers have appeared before a Princes Town Magistrate, charged with assault occasioning actual bodily harm, against an unemployed Princes Town man, which is alleged to have occurred on Saturday 17th December, 2016.

No. 19130 PC Windesh Balgobin and No. 19238 PC Jeffery Jackman, of the Princes Town Criminal Investigations Department (CID), appeared before Magistrate Michelle Maharajh-Brown, in the Princes Town 1st Magistrates’ Court on Friday 4th May, 2018.

The matter has been adjourned to Tuesday 3rd July, 2018.

Sheron's brother-in-law shot dead

Just over a month since Sheron Sukhdeo was shot dead, the brother of his widow has been shot dead in Charlieville near to where he himself was killed.

Phillip Basant, the younger brother of Rachael Sukhdeo was shot and killed on Mahabir Street in front of his mother's home this afternoon.

The circumstances surrounding the shooting are still not yet clear but police are currently on the scene.

Three held by police minutes after robbing Arouca hardware

Two men and a teenager are arrested by officers of the Northern Division, half an hour after committing a robbery at an Arouca hardware.

The three suspects, a 32-year-old man of Arouca, 24-year-old man of Wallerfield and the 17-year-old boy of San Juan, who was armed with a firearm, entered the hardware, located along the Eastern Main Road, Arouca, around 5 pm, on Thursday 3rd April, 2018, and announced a robbery.

The manager of the store and another employee, became fearful for their lives and handed over a quantity of cash.

La Romaine man arrested for vehicle larceny

A La Romaine man is now in police custody after Southern Division officers had cause to arrest him, in connection with a report of larceny of a motor vehicle, which occurred on Wednesday 2nd May, 2018.

While on mobile patrol along the Southern Main Road, La Romaine, around 1:30 am on Thursday 3rd May, 2018, officers observed a gold Toyota Corolla, which was reported as stolen from the New Grant area, parked in the vicinity of Potato Street Junction with two male occupants.

Officers proceeded to call out to the men, who immediately began running.

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