Labourer charged with murder

Zion Pedro a 19-year-old labourer of Freeman Road, St. Augustine appeared before a Sangre Grande Magistrate today charged with the murder of Keron Marshall which occurred on May 27th.

Pedro was also charged with possession of firearm and possession of ammunition.

The matter was adjourned until 5th September. 

According to police reports Mr Marshall, aka ‘Mandela’, 33, a fisherman, of Rampanalgas Village, Balandra, was at a house in the district, when three masked men entered and fired several shots at him, before escaping into some nearby bushes. 

Casino manager rescued from kidnappers by police

A manager of a casino in Woodbrook is rescued from kidnappers and two suspects held by officers of the Western Division.

The following is a press release from the TTPS: 

A 48-year-old Diego Martin woman is rescued from the clutches of kidnappers and two suspects arrested by officers of the Western Division, following a kidnapping incident, which occurred in the Diego Martin district, on Tuesday 7th August, 2018. 

$1.5m bail for Maraval Man on US$3m fake cheque charge

Rohit Persad a 34-year-old man from Maraval appeared before a Port of Spain Magistrate today charged with two counts of uttering of a forged valuable security, namely, two Central Bank of Trinidad and Tobago (CBTT) cheques, in the sum of US$1,614,240 and US$1,520,700 respectively, which occurred on 27th July.

The following is a press release from the TTPS:

Mayaro Man Appears in Court for Trafficking Venezuelan Girl

Jemmel Baptiste, a 31-year-old farmer from Mayaro appeared in court today charged with human trafficking of a female minor.

The following is a press release from the TTPS:

A Mayaro man has appeared in court charged with human trafficking of a female minor, after being arrested by officers of the Mayaro Police Station, during an anti-crime exercise conducted in the district, on Sunday 22nd July, 2018.

Police seize revolver and ammunition

A revolver and a quantity of assorted ammunition are discovered by officers of the Marabella Police Station, during an anti-crime exercise.

According to police reports, during the exercise, which was conducted on 7th August officers proceeded to an empty lot of land at Bayshore, Marabella, where they conducted a search of the area. 

The search resulted in the revolver, five rounds of 9mm ammunition, six rounds of 7.62 ammunition and 19 rounds of 5.56 ammunition being discovered inside a crocus bag which was hidden under some pieces of galvanize.

Beetham man held for possession of a gun and ammunition

A 25-year-old man from Beetham Gardens has been detained and a pistol and a quantity of marijuana seized by police following an anti-crime exercise.

WPC Malaika Ramgoolie and officers attached to the Port of Spain Division Task Force conducted the exercise on August 7th in the Sea Lots area.

According to police reports, during the exercise, officers proceeded to Pioneer Drive, where they had cause to stop and search a 25-year-old man of Beetham Gardens. 

A Glock pistol fitted with a magazine containing 11 rounds of 9mm ammunition was discovered in his possession. 

Ministry of Nat'l Security: Griffith's contract being negotiated

The process of negotiating the contractual terms and conditions with the incoming Commissioner of Police Mr Gary Griffith is underway. 
That’s according to the Ministry of National Security. 
In a press release sent a short while ago, the ministry said the Commissioner of Police’s terms and conditions will be settled before he assumes office.
In the meantime, Mr Stephen Williams continues to be the Acting Commissioner of Police and is expected to go on vacation leave from 17th -30th August 2018.

Two men detained by police during anti-crime exercise

Two men are arrested and a pistol, a revolver and a quantity of ammunition seized during a police exercise in Mayaro.

The exercise was carried out by officers of the Mayaro Criminal Investigations Department and the Mayaro Task Force.

According to police reports officers executed a search warrant at the Stone Brite Village, Mayaro home of a 31-year-old man on August 6th.

The search resulted in one Glock pistol, one Smith and Wesson revolver, two magazines and a quantity of ammunition being discovered. 

Biche man on trial for bloody wedding brawl

A man from Biche went on trial for chopping a neighbour at a wedding reception over a decade ago.

Steven “Powers” Samaroo, of Plum Mitan, Biche, became the first person to benefit from the Judiciary’s vacation court initiative when his trial started before Justice Gillian Lucky and a nine-member jury in the Port-of-Spain High Court last Friday.

Bisham Ramoutar testified that he was at the wedding reception in the community when Samaroo, who was also a guest, alleged attacked a friend over an unpaid debt. Ramoutar intervened and was chopped on his wrist on August 7, 2005.