Police shoot Rio Claro man; family disputes police story

Relatives of Paul Smith, who was allegedly gunned down by police last night, are calling for justice, saying that he was innocently killed.

Initial reports suggest that around 7 pm, police were pursuing suspects in a robbery along the Tabaquite Road, Rio Claro.

They eventually caught up with the getaway vehicle in a lonely area surrounded by teak trees and a shootout occurred.

Smith was shot several times and died on the spot.

However, Smith’s father, Andrew said the police version of events were inaccurate.

Police officer charged after posting video that exposed prisoner's genitals

A police officer attached to the Court and Process Branch of the Tobago Division, has appeared before a Scarborough Magistrate, charged with malicious publication of defamatory libel, contrary to Section 8 of the Libel and Defamation Act Chapter 11:16. 

PC Javaugh Ballington was charged by officers of the Professional Standards Bureau, on Tuesday 21st March, 2017, following investigations into the publication of a video on social media, depicting a prisoner being medically examined with his genitals exposed.

Police seize gun, ammunition in exercises in Beetham & Carapichaima

Officers of the Inter-Agency Task Force have seized 22 rounds of .357 ammunition during a mobile patrol along Main Street, Beetham Gardens.

Around 7:15pm on Wednesday 22nd March, 2017, the officers observed a group of men standing in the roadway and upon approaching them, the men ran off. 

The officers gave chase. However, the men eluded capture.

A search was conducted where the men were standing and a plastic bottle containing 22 rounds of .357 ammunition was found and seized. 

No arrests were made. 

13-year-old Longdenville boy missing

Police are seeking the urgent assistance of the public in locating 13-year-old Meshach Marcus. 

Marcus, of Lawrence Wong Road, Longdenville, was last seen leaving the home of his aunt, Cheryl Paul, at Enterprise Street, Chaguanas, around 1.30pm on Saturday 18th March, 2017, without saying where he was going.

He was reported missing to the Cunupia Police Station, by his father, Sheldon Marcus, on Wednesday 22nd March, 2017.

Marcus is of African descent, 5 feet tall, slim built and has a brown complexion and short black hair.

22-year-old Arima woman missing

Police are seeking the urgent assistance of the public in locating 22-year-old Ashley St Cyr. 

Ashley, of Heights of Aripo, Arima, was last seen leaving her mother’s home at Old Road, Valencia around 8:00am on Friday 17th March, 2017.

She was reported missing to the Arima Police Station, on Saturday 18th March, 2017, by her mother, Aganie Gopie.

Ashley is of mixed descent, 4 feet 9 inches tall, medium built and has a brown complexion.

She was last seen wearing a white jersey and a pair of brown jeans. 

Fiery protests on Nelson & George Streets after man is shot

Police have been trying to quell protests on Nelson and George Streets, following the shooting and wounding of a man there earlier today.

The man, identified as 35-year-old Akim Thomas, was shot around 2.30 Tuesday afternoon.

Residents squared off against the police following the shooting and lit debris in the roads in protest.

The protest action caused gridlock traffic in several parts of East Port-of-Spain.

Police say Thomas was shot during a dispute with another man over a woman.

Police seize over $1 million in weed being transported in D'Abadie

Police have seized over $1 million in marijuana and have arrested three men.

According to reports, around 8:20pm on Thursday, officers attached to the Maloney Police Station, Northern Division Rapid Response Unit, Criminal Gang and Intelligence Unit stopped a silver Nissan Wingroad Wagon and a navy blue Kia Sportage, which were moving in convoy east along Serbian Avenue, Maloney Gardens, D'Abadie.

The officers intercepted the Wingroad which had two occupants.

St Ann's outpatient shot dead by police

A St Anns outpatient has been shot and killed by police during an altercation.

Reports indicate that police were called to the Rich Plain area around 7 pm on Thursday after residents reported that a man had been acting violent.

Upon reaching the scene, police officers attempted to subdue 30-year-old Paul Marchan.

However, the man resisted and launched an attack on the lawmen.

It is reported that Marchan slashed one of the officers with a broken bottle and then attempted to stab the other with a knife.

Judge gives police extra time to hold detainee in murder of WPC

Homicide detectives have until Monday to charge or release the first suspect they held in connection with the murder of WPC Nyasha Joseph.

High Court Judge Nadia Kangaloo gave the order yesterday, after hearing a habeas corpus application challenging the detention of the 36-year-old Sea Lots resident over the past week.

Police confirm body found in Gulf is Nyasha Joseph

Several police officers at the port of Port-of-Spain have told reporters that a body discovered in the Gulf of Paria by a fisherman is that of missing WPC Nyasha Joseph.

Joseph went missing last Thursday and several searches have been focussed in the Sealots area and the waters offshore.

Officers attached to the Homicide Division have also confirmed that the body is that of the missing WPC.

Michael Seales, president of the Police Social and Welfare Association has also told the media that preliminary reports indicate the discovery is that of WPC Joseph.