Within the last 24 hours, as of Tuesday June 1st, police officers of the T&T Police Service (TTPS) arrested some 52 people for Breach of Curfew Hours.
And the TTPS continues to urge citizens to adhere to the Emergency Powers and Public Health Regulations. It also is encouraging citizens to share information on possible breaches.
According to the latest statistics disclosed by the TTPS in its latest “TTPS COVID-19 Update”, a total of 350 people were arrested for breaching the curfew, as of June 1st.
An additional five face mask tickets also were issued, bringing the overall total to 11,498, while there appears to be no fresh arrests for Breach of the Public Health Regulations, with the total remaining at 925 persons.
The Police Service also reports conducting a total of 396 patrols and 93 roadblocks.
The TTPS also disclosed that 262 officers tested positive for COVID-19, with the number currently in quarantine remaining at 1,087 officers.
Also, ten persons were arrested and charged by officers of the Western Division for breach of curfew during anti-crime exercises, which were conducted on Monday.
One exercise conducted in Carenage between 10 am and 12:30 pm on Monday 31st May 2021, resulted in the arrest of seven persons, ages 20 to 48 years, for breach of curfew.
The exercise was spearheaded by Insp. (Ag.) Ramjattan and included officers of the Carenage Police Station and Criminal Investigations Department (CID).
In another exercise conducted between 10 am and 1 pm on Monday, officers arrested three persons, ages 39 to 58 years, also for breach of curfew.
That exercise was coordinated by Insp. (Ag.) Basant and included officers of the Western Division CID and members of the Trinidad and Tobago Defence Force.
When Guardian Media asked for a breakdown in the various police divisions of COVID-19 arrests and breaches, the Police Service’s corporate communications manager, Francis Joseph, did not disclose the daily breakdown, stating only that “the TTPS has a new format going forward”.
Initially at the commencement of the State of Emergency, the TTPS released a breakdown of arrests and breaches in its nine police divisions. However, that format was changed without explanation.