Crime

Slain woman was 9 months pregnant

Danielle Year­wood was al­most nine months preg­nant when she, her un­born son and the child’s fa­ther were mur­dered in Waller­field on Mon­day af­ter­noon.

Year­wood, 19, and hus­band Ri­car­do “Mamoo” Daloo left their home at La Pla­ta Gar­dens, Va­len­cia, ear­li­er that day so she could un­der­go her fi­nal ul­tra­sound when they were at­tacked by gun­men in Waller­fied around 4 pm.

When a news team from the T&T Guardian vis­it­ed the cou­ple’s home al­most 24 hours af­ter the in­ci­dent, rel­a­tives were still try­ing to piece to­geth­er what had tran­spired.

Repeat student offender denied bail

A 20-year-old Na­tion­al En­er­gy Skills Cen­tre (NESC) stu­dent who was re­leased from prison last year is again be­hind bars af­ter he was de­nied bail on sev­er­al firearm-re­lat­ed of­fences.

Akiel Joseph, of En­ter­prise, Ch­agua­nas, ap­peared in the Cou­va Mag­is­trates’ Court on Mon­day charged with six of­fences aris­ing out of an at­tempt­ed rob­bery at a Chi­nese restau­rant, as well as a house­break­ing and lar­ce­ny charge.

Two in court for marijuana trafficking

Two persons are expected to appear before the Siparia Magistrates’ Court today, after being arrested and charged for possession of 1.495 kilogrammes of marijuana for the purpose of trafficking, during an anti-crime exercise in the South Oropouche district.

Officers of the South Western Division Task Force (SWDTF), led by Cpls. George and Singh, conducted the exercise on Tuesday.

During the exercise, the officers carried out a search of a silver Nissan Note motor vehicle, which was parked along the Southern Main Road, South Oropouche, with two occupants.

Father of police officers shot dead in Diego Martin

Police are investigating a murder in Diego Martin in which the father of two police officers was shot dead.

The murder occurred on Eligon Avenue, Diego Martin.

The victim has been identified as Charles Campbell, the father of two WPCs.

Reports indicate that the assailants came and inquired about the driver of a vehicle parked outside Campbell's home.

One of Campbell's daughter called her father who was inside the house, and as he came out of the door he was shot several times by the gunmen before they escaped.

Investigations are ongoing.

Pregnant woman among double-murder victims

Police are currently investigating a double-murder in Wallerfield in which a pregnant woman and a man are the victims.

The two were found dead in a vehicle on Brazil Road, Wallerfield this afternoon with gunshot wounds.

The man has been identified as Ricardo Daloo and the woman as Daniele Yearwood.

Reports indicate that around 4 pm, a neighbour heard several loud explosions and then the sound of a vehicle speeding off south unto the Churchill Roosevelt Highway.

Police reveal man charged with beating Venezuelan woman in viral video

The man seen in a recent social media post threatening and abusing a woman is due to appear before a San Fernando Magistrate today charged with wounding with intent and kidnapping against the 19-year-old victim.

Avalon Callender, 31, of Tomato Drive, Diego Martin, was charged with the offences after being arrested by officers of the Special Operations Response Team (SORT) and the San Fernando Criminal Investigations Department (CID) on Thursday 1st November, 2018, in the Gasparillo district.

Gov't goes after white-collar criminals

Prime Min­is­ter Dr Kei­th Row­ley yes­ter­day warned those in­volved in cor­rup­tion, fraud and white-col­lar crime to watch out, as the procla­ma­tion of the Crim­i­nal Di­vi­sion and Dis­trict Crim­i­nal and Traf­fic Courts will now go af­ter wrong­do­ers.

Cab­i­net yes­ter­day agreed that on De­cem­ber 1 the procla­ma­tion will go in­to ef­fect.

The leg­is­la­tion is geared to­wards tack­ling cor­rup­tion and com­plex fraud cas­es and will utilise spe­cialised judges and mag­is­trates to deal with cor­rup­tion and white-col­lar cas­es in court.

Police hold man in video beating woman

A man seen in a recent social media post threatening and abusing a woman, has been arrested by officers of the Special Operations Response Team and the San Fernando Criminal Investigations Department.

The suspect, a 31-year-old of Ramai Trace, Debe, was held during an anti-crime exercise conducted under the supervision of Snr. Supt. Zamsheed Mohammed, around 2:30 pm today, at a house in Reform Village, Gasparillo.

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