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Joseph Cain

A St Joseph man was granted $75,000 bail when he appeared before a Justice of the Peace this week charged with obtaining laptops valued at $65,400 by false pretences.

Joseph Cain, 43, a businessman, of Piccadilly Street, was charged with the offence when he appeared before JP Stephen Young at the Besson Street Police Station on Monday 26.

He was granted bail and the matter adjourned to December 17.

A release from the Police Service said the victim told investigators that on October 22, 2020, he sold a quantity of laptops valued at $65,400 to a customer who effected payment by way of a cheque.

The cheque was accepted as a good order of payment and the customer left with the items.

On October 23, the victim was informed by his bank that the cheque was fraudulent and a report was made to the Fraud Squad.

An investigation was launched into the matter, which led officers to

a business place at Second Caledonia, Morvant, where a search was conducted.

The search resulted in 23 laptops of varying brands being found and subsequently positively identified by the victim as the items sold in the transaction.

Cain, who was on the premises at the time of the search, was arrested in connection with the find.

Cain was charged by PC Lutchman of the Fraud Squad on Monday.

No bail for Venezuelan on ganja charge

Venezuelan Anthony Jesus Waldropp Bompart has been charged with possession of marijuana for the purpose of trafficking.

He was remanded in custody and is scheduled to reappear at the Port of Spain Magistrates’ Court on November .

An anti-crime exercise was conducted during the hours of 2 pm and 4 pm on Thursday.

Police said during the exercise, officers searched a residence on Upper L’Anse Mitan Road, Carenage.

Seven brown packets and eight transparent packets containing 12.8 kilogrammes of a plant-like material resembling marijuana were allegedly found at the residence which was occupied by a man hidden in a wardrobe.

A 17-year-old male suspect has been arrested for robbery with violence in the San Fernando district.

Quick response from Emergency Response Patrol (ERP) officers led to the return of a purse, phone, and cash to a 37-year-old woman, who was walking along Circular Road, San Fernando.

On Wednesday, around 3.40 pm, the woman was ambushed by a man who robbed her of her purse which contained her cell phone and a quantity of cash.

The man fled on foot along Solomon Street, Vistabella.

Acting on information, PC John and a party of officers attached to the ERP responded and arrested a 17-year-old teen, of SpringhillAvenue, Tarodale.

Charges in this case are imminent.

3 on drug charges

A man, a woman, and a minor, have been arrested and charged with possession of cocaine for the purpose of trafficking by officers of the Northern Division Task Force (NDTF) Area West.

A release from the Police Service said they were held during an anti-crime exercise which was supervised Sgt La Pierre and included PCs Niles and Persad, the Canine Unit, and officers attached to the Northern Division Task Force Area West.

Four search warrants were executed at homes in Farm Road, St Joseph, and La Rue Pomme Road, Maracas, St Joseph, and the three suspects, Mary Honore, 29, Sahadeo Ramlochan, 32, and a minor, 15.

As the exercise continued, the officers found and seized 340 grams of cocaine in a bushy area outside of a secondary school.

The total value of cocaine seized has an estimated street value of $189,000.

PC O’Neil is conducting enquiries in relation to this find.

Honore and Ramlochan are to appeared virtually before the

Tunapuna Magistrates’ Court and the minor will appear

virtually in the Juvenile Court.