Think before giving a sip of Punche-de-Crème to a child or any other alcoholic contained beverage as a matter of fact because it could land you up in jail for two years along with a $7,500 fine.
This was the warning given by the T&T Police Service’s public relations officer ASP Michael Jackman. Jackman was speaking on the CNC’s Morning Brew yesterday morning.
A Penal man has been awarded $75,000 after a High Court judge ruled that police had unlawfully arrested and beat the man, leading to him losing sight in his left eye.
Justice Frank Seepersad ruled in favour of Nicholas Guerra. The judge dismissed the claims by officers that the injuries Guerra suffered were as a result of them attempting to disarm him at the A&R Bar in Penal on June 13, 2013.
The Trinidad and Tobago Manufacturers’ Association (TTMA) is commending Commissioner of Police Gary Griffith on the progress made in policing across the country since his appointment in August of this year.
The TTMA says it notes "the many positive outcomes of the operations, which Commissioner Griffith has spearheaded within recent times, inclusive of major drug busts and apprehension of kidnappers".
Police Commissioner Gary Griffith speaks to members of the media at the scene of a drug bust in Westmoorings today. Video by Guadian Media's Peter Christopher.
Four persons are presently being detained by police after they were arrested for possession of a high-powered firearm in Princes Town yesterday.
The suspects, whose ages range from 17 to 25 years and are all of Enterprise, Chaguanas, were arrested by officers of the Emergency Response Patrol on Wednesday.
While on patrol around 11:30 pm, along the M1 Tasker Road, Princes Town, police observed a red Nissan Almera motor vehicle parked near a fruit stall, with four male occupants behaving in a suspicious manner.
Rescued kidnap victim Maria Dass-Supersad is currently at her Lange Park, Chaguanas home resting under heavy police guard to ensure she is comfortable and feels safe.
After she was extracted from a house at Caura, Tunapuna, last night, Dass-Supersad was taken to the Eric Williams Medical Sciences Complex in Mount Hope where she was treated. She was accompanied by the Commissioner of Police (CoP) Gary Griffith, who spearheaded the rescue operation.
One man was arrested by officers of the Port-of-Spain Division following a report of robbery with violence against a 30-year-old woman, in the Port of Spain district yesterday.
The victim told police she was walking along Henry Street, Port-of-Spain around 4 pm on Tuesday, when she was approached by a man who snatched her gold chain from her neck, valued at $3,500.
When she attempted to raise an alarm over the theft, the man dealt her several blows about the body before running off.
The victim then alerted officers who were on patrol in the area of the incident.
Commissioner of Police Gary Griffith says officers will be cracking down on bar owners, fete promoters and Carnival bandleaders who allow minors to consume alcohol on the premises or during their events.
He said the crackdown has already started at various points across T&T.
“I have made a public statement advising that officers, including those in plain clothes, would be monitoring establishments that do not comply with the regulations,” Griffith told Guardian Media Wednesday.
An Aranguez couple has been arrested for possession of a firearm, ammunition and a quantity of marijuana.
This follows an intelligence-led exercise in the Barataria district yesterday.
Officers of the Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) Strike Team led by Cpl Phillips, carried out the exercise during which they executed a search warrant at an apartment belonging to a 32-year-old woman along Boundary Road, Aranguez.
A 30-year-old man was also at the home at the time of the search.