Crime

San Juan man arrested for driving under the influence of dangerous drug

A San Juan man has been arrested for driving a motor vehicle under the influence of a dangerous drug namely cannabis and exposing a child to a dangerous drug by officers of the Inter-Agency Task Force during an anti-crime exercise in Laventille yesterday.

During the exercise, officers were conducting a road check exercise along Pashley Street, Laventille, between 3:00 pm and 9:00 pm, on January 23rd, when they had cause to stop a Mitsubishi Lancer motor vehicle with a male driver.

Longdenville man charged with murder

A Longdenville man is expected to appear before a Chaguanas Magistrate today, charged with the murder of Kurt Edwards which occurred on January 18th.

Kosi Jeremiah, 40, of Lamont Street, Longdenville, Chaguanas, was charged with the offence following advice received from Deputy Director of Public Prosecutions, Joan Honore-Paul.

Mr. Edwards, 28, of Longdenville, Chaguanas, was found dead with stab wounds about the body at Lamont Street, in the vicinity of the Longdenville Hindu Temple.

Police arrest eleven following Experience fete

Police charged 11 persons for driving under the influence following the Experience fete at the Brian Lara Cricket Academy last Saturday.

They also issued 35 fixed penalty tickets worth 35,000 dollars to motorists for speed-related offences.

In light of the 10 fatal road traffic accidents already recorded for the year so far, and in recognition of the ongoing carnival season, the police commissioner has mandated increased anti-drunk driving, speed control and general traffic enforcement exercises nationwide.

Cops find firearms and narcotics in Couva

Central Division Police have found illegal firearms and a quantity of narcotics in the Couva District, during an anti-crime exercise, yesterday.

The exercise was conducted 3pm and 6pm.

According to official police reports, officers of the Central Division proceeded to Mc Bean Village, where they conducted a search of an area known for illegal activities.

There, they discovered and seized two pistols and 267 grammes of cocaine, which were hidden in a black plastic bag.

Suspect in doctors’ abduction to appear in court today

One of the suspects in the kidnapping of Dr. Rudradeva Sharma and Dr. Prem Vijay Naidoo is expected to appear before a San Fernando magistrate this morning.

The 19-year-old man is charged with two counts of kidnapping, as well as charges relating to the deaths of Dr Sharma and the suspect’s accomplice 19-year-old Akeem Marine. 

Sharma and Marine were killed from injuries sustained in the crash.

The other remaining suspect, aged 17 years, was taken back to the San Fernando General Hospital yesterday, after he complained about body pains.

Man gunned down in Tunapuna

A man whose home was fire-bombed two weeks ago was gunned down in Tunapuna on Wednesday evening.

According to a police report, shortly after 7 pm, Kenneth Millard was sitting near the gate of an apartment complex he managed at Ali Street, when a lone gunman walked up to him and shot him several times. The gunman then escaped.

Upon hearing the gunshots, the tenants of the complex called the police.

However, when the police arrived, they found Millard dead on the scene.

An autopsy is expected to be conducted at the Forensic Science Centre in St James today.

GBV Unit already getting calls for help

The newly constituted Gender-Based Violence Unit (GBVU) in the T&T Police Service (TTPS) reports that already, it has begun to get calls from persons needing their assistance and are working on cases.

And head of the Unit, ASP Claire Guy-Alleyne, promises that persons coming to them for assistance, will meet officers who are sensitive to their trauma.

DPP to decide on charges for suspect in doctors’ abduction

Detectives investigating the kidnapping of Dr. Rudradeva Sharma and Dr. Prem Vijay Naidoo are expected to meet with the Director of Public Prosecutions this afternoon for advice, before laying charges against one of the suspects.  

The 19-year-old labourer of Lady Hailes Avenue, San Fernando, would then be charged and taken before a San Fernando magistrate. 

The suspect has been detained at the police station since his discharge from the San Fernando General Hospital last Thursday. 

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