Diego Martin

Drive-by murder in Diego Martin

A 30-year-old man has been shot and killed in Diego Martin.
Reports indicate that around 4:50 pm on Sunday, Kendel Dowden was walking along Cezan Trace, River Estate, Diego Martin when a car pulled along him.
Eyewitnesses say an occupant of the vehicle then opened fire on the man before fleeing the scene.
The police were called in, Dowden was taken to hospital but was pronounced dead on arrival.
Investigations are ongoing.

Diego Martin teen missing since Thursday

Police are seeking the urgent assistance of the public in locating Melchezedek Zulu. 

Melchezedek, a pupil of Mucurapo East Secondary School, was reported missing to the West End Police Station on Thursday 1st June, 2017, by his father, Ogun Zulu.

He was last seen by his father, at their Industrial Estate, Diego Martin home.

Melchezedek is of African descent, 5 feet 2 inches tall, slim built with a brown complexion. When last seen, he was wearing a white T-shirt and a pair of three -quarter pants.

Diego Martin murder suspect tells police "a voice" told him to kill his teenage relative

A teenaged boy has been stabbed to death in Diego Martin and a close relative is now in custody.

Around 7 am today, officers of the Western Division Task Force responded to a call that there was an altercation at a house located at Temple Street, Diego Martin.

Upon arrival, the officers discovered the body of 17-year-old Jonathon Bertie lying in a pool of blood.

He had been stabbed once in the back.

Police have a male suspect in custody who told them that he heard a particular voice in his head telling him to kill his relative.

Diego Martin man charged with gun possession

A 32-year-old Diego Martin man will appear in the Port of Spain Magistrates’ Court, charged with possession of a Smith and Wesson pistol and magazine, loaded with five rounds of .9mm ammunition.

Sean Khan, of Julien Park, Diego Martin, was held by officers of the Western Division Task Force, during an anti-crime exercise around 4:30 am on Thursday 18th May, 2017.

The firearm and ammunition were found hidden under the driver’s seat of a B-13 motor vehicle which was parked at the home of the accused, at the time of the exercise.

52-year-old man shot dead in Diego Martin

A 52-year-old man has been shot dead in Ruchplain, Diego Martin.

He has been idenified as Anthony Julien.

Residents reported hearing several gun shots in the area just after 10 pm Thursday before Julien was discovered bleeding from gunshot wounds.

He was rushed to the St James Medical Complex where he was pronouced dead on arrival.

Police say he was shot eight times.

Investigations are continuing.

Two pistols, ammunition found in Diego Martin

Two pistols and a quantity of ammunition have been found in Diego Martin, by officers attached to the Western Division Task Force, police say in a statement.

The discoveries were made during an anti-crime exercise between the hours 12:00 pm and 3:00 pm on Wednesday 10th May, 2017.

The officers first went to Farm Road, Diego Martin, where they searched an abandoned structure and found one black Colt .9mm pistol, with five rounds of .9mm ammunition.

New T&TEC substation to bring improved electricity supply to Diego Martin, Petit Valley

The Trinidad and Tobago Electricity Commission (T&TEC) says that about 14,000 residents of Diego Martin, Petit Valley and environs are expected to experience an improvement in the reliability of their electricity supply, with the completion of the T&TEC’s Diego Martin Substation.

The newly-constructed, two-storey Diego Martin 33kV Substation, built on the same site at St. Lucien Road after the old substation was demolished, was formally commissioned at a ceremony hosted by T&TEC on Tuesday (May 2).

Missing Diego Martin teen found

Shania Samuel, the 17-year-old of Diego Martin, who was reported missing by her mother, Phillis Ramlal, on Saturday 8th April, 2017, has been found, a statement by the Police Service says.

The statement says the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service thanks the public for its assistance in ensuring the teenager’s safe return.

WASA acknowledges low water pressure in Diego Martin

The Water and Sewerage Authority (WASA) is advising customers in parts of Diego Martin who are experiencing low pressures or at times no water, that this is due to mechanical problems currently affecting three major wells at the Four Roads, River Estate and Diamond Vale Stations respectively.

WASA says emergency repairs to Four Roads Well #8 is expected to be completed on March 28th, 2017.

It says that due to the nature and extent of the remedial works required, repairs to River Estate Well #11 and Diamond Vale Well #16 are to be completed by April 7th, 2017.