Crime

Police probe two murders, two hours apart

Homicide detectives are investigating two unrelated murders that took place in North Trinidad on Sunday night, within the space of two hours.

In the later incident, shortly after 9 pm, Derrick Valentine, 33, of Covigne Road, Diego Martin, was at his home with his family when two gunmen men stormed into the house.

The men then opened fire, shooting Valentine multiple times about the body before escaping.

Valentine was taken to the St James infirmary where he died while undergoing emergency treatment.

Police find arms and ammunition in Diego Martin

The T&T Police Service is reporting the discovery of a quantity of arms and ammunition during a Strike Back Operation in the Diego Martin district on Thursday.

According to police reports, the arms and ammunition were found in a bushy area in the Patna Village.

The TTPS says officers seized:

3 arrested for robbery, 2 wearing police gear

Three men currently are in police custody following a robbery in the San Juan area, in the wee hours of this morning.

CNC3 News understands that one of the men in police custody has connections to a special reserve police officer.

Details are still coming in, but initial reports are that at about 3:30 am, officers from the Emergency Response Patrol, the North-East Division Task Force and the San Juan CID, responded to a report of a robbery at #23 Silver Mill in San Juan.

Nigerian shot 6 times during robbery, wants to go home

“I want to go home!”, cried Niger­ian na­tion­al, Saubana Bel­lo.

Bel­lo en­tered Trinidad in No­vem­ber 2005 il­le­gal­ly from Venezuela, af­ter the eco­nom­ic cri­sis cre­at­ed un­cer­tain­ty.

Top cop to meet soon with LATT

The police commissioner is expected to meet soon with the Law Association of Trinidad and Tobago (LATT), to discuss the possibility of rogue attorneys facilitating criminal acts.

The LATT recently wrote to the top cop, advising him to charge any lawyers that were deliberately breaking the law.

Why no charges against school bully?

A Guayagua­yare moth­er wants Com­mis­sion­er of Po­lice Gary Grif­fith to find out why his of­fi­cers have failed to charge a stu­dent who slashed her daugh­ter’s face, leav­ing her with par­tial fa­cial paral­y­sis.

Illegal gun found at pos businessman's home

Com­mis­sion­er of Po­lice Gary Grif­fith says of­fi­cers at­tached to the Spe­cial Op­er­a­tions Re­sponse Team have so far found an il­le­gal firearm in the search cur­rent­ly be­ing con­duct­ed at the home of a well-known Port-of-Spain busi­ness­man.

Guardian Me­dia un­der­stands that the of­fi­cers found the weapon, a Smith and Wes­son re­volver, dur­ing an ini­tial sweep of the prop­er­ty on Fri­day.

Top cop meets with bankers

Commissioner of Police Gary Griffith gave a commitment to increased collaboration between the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service (TTPS) and the Bankers Association of Trinidad and Tobago (BATT).

The top cop and officers of special investigative units within the TTPS, met with representatives of this country’s commercial banking sector on Wednesday 30th October, at the office of the Commissioner of Police, Police Administration Building, Port of Spain.

Triple shooting in Patna Village—one person dead

One person is dead following a triple shooting in Patna Village, Diego Martin, this morning.

According to reports, at approximately 8:20 am, three men were liming when shots were fired, killing one person and wounding two others.

Dead is 27-year-old Jonathan Abdool, also known as Chucky.

Luke Jaggassar—who goes by the alias Cripple—was shot in his leg. Another person identified only as Marcus was shot in his chest.

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Story by CARISA LEE

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