Crime

Sangre Grande woman in court for sexual penetration of 14-year-old boy

A 26-year-old Sangre Grande woman has appeared in court charged with the sexual penetration of a child.

Shaneeza Muntaz, a nutritionist, was granted $100,000 bail with surety when she appeared before Magistrate Adia Mohammed.

The matter has been adjourned to Thursday, December 13, 2018.

The offence is alleged to have occurred at the Cascadia Hotel in St Ann's on July 18 against a 14-year-old boy.

A report was made by the boy's mother to the Child Protection Unit following which an arrest was made.

Police destroy over $2 million in marijuana

Police have destroyed marijuana trees and cured marijuana worth over $2 million in Moruga.

The exercise was carried out by officers of the Southern Division Task Force and the Organised Crime and Intelligence Unit yesterday.

It was coordinated by Snr. Supt. Zamsheed Mohammed and ASP (Ag.) Peter Ramdeen, between 6 am and 5 pm.

During the exercise, officers proceeded to a forested area in La Lune Village, Moruga, where they came across 1,500 fully grown marijuana trees, 130 pounds of cured marijuana and 1,000 seedlings, along with three makeshift camps.

Man found shot dead in car at Maracas lookout

A Ch­agua­nas man was found dead in a parked car at the Mara­cas Look­out on Wednes­day evening.

Po­lice were called to the area at around 8.30 pm, af­ter passers-by no­ticed a Nis­san Ti­i­da which ap­peared to have been aban­doned.

When of­fi­cers ar­rived on the scene they found the body of Dar­ron Isaac bun­dled in the back­seat of the car.

The 27-year-old man had a soli­tary gun­shot to the head.

Po­lice be­lieve he was ex­e­cut­ed else­where and tak­en to the area where he was left in the aban­doned ve­hi­cle, which was reg­is­tered in his name.

Princes Town man charged with gun possession

A Princes Town man is due to appear before a Siparia Magistrate today, charged with the possession of a firearm after being arrested by officers of the South Western Division Task Force (SWDTF) during an anti-crime exercise in Penal yesterday.

Karl Richardson, 29, a labourer of Borde Narve Village, Princes Town, was arrested by officers around 5:30 pm on Tuesday.

During the exercise, officers had cause to stop and search a gold Tiida motor vehicle with a lone occupant at Gopie Trace, Penal.

$.2m bail for accused panty thief

A po­lice of­fi­cer ap­peared in court on Monday charged with steal­ing six panties from PriceS­mart, Ch­agua­nas branch and was re­leased on $200,000 bail.

Sgt Rauff Ho­sein, 48, plead­ed not guilty to the lar­ce­ny charge when he ap­peared be­fore Ch­agua­nas First Court Mag­is­trate Adri­an Dar­manie. The charge al­leged that at the busi­ness place on Fri­day, he stole the six un­der­wears val­ued $107.95.

Ho­sein, of Rio Claro, was last at­tached to the Ma­yaro Po­lice Sta­tion, but he is on va­ca­tion. The of­fi­cer is said to have more than 25 years of ser­vice.

International: Notorious Boston gangster found dead behind bars

James “Whitey’’ Bulger, the Boston gangster who eluded authorities for 16 years before being captured and convicted of participating in 11 murders in 2013, has died at a prison in West Virginia. 

Bulger, who was 89, was found dead Tuesday, a prison official confirmed.

Bulger was the head of a violent South Boston crime ring known as the Winter Hill Gang from the 1970s into the 1990s.

Skimmers hit Scotia customers

Skim­mers have re­port­ed­ly suc­cess­ful­ly stolen close to $.2 mil­lion from bank ac­counts be­long­ing to Sco­tia­bank cus­tomers.

In the lat­est scam, which po­lice said oc­curred on Fri­day be­tween 8 pm and 11 pm, mon­ey was with­drawn from bank ac­counts through card skim­ming.

Vic­tims from Fri­day had as much as $5,000 with­drawn from their ac­counts.

Yes­ter­day, two of the vic­tims con­tact­ed the T&T Guardian and said they had lodged of­fi­cial re­ports at the T&T Po­lice Ser­vice’s Fraud Squad and Sco­tia­bank’s Port-of-Spain head of­fice.

Man charged with stealing 15 goats

A Tobago mechanic appeared before a Scarborough Magistrate yesterday, charged with larceny against a farmer in the Les Coteaux district, which is alleged to have occurred between Thursday 25th October, 2018 and Friday 26th October, 2018.

Alton Britto, 51, of Gru Gru Patch Road, Providence, appeared before Magistrate Indrani Cedeno in the Scarborough 1st Magistrates’ Court on Monday to answer to the charge.

He pleaded not guilty and the matter was adjourned to Tuesday 20th November, 2018.

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