Investigations

Siparia police probing explosion

Siparia police are investigating an explosion which occurred on Wednesday evening.

According to information obtained by CNC3 NEWS, shortly after 7 pm, police were alerted to an explosion along Kay Trace, Mendez Drive.

Initial reports suggested that the explosive device was a hand grenade which had been detonated. However, when contacted, police officers could not confirm the exact source of the explosion.

Siparia police are continuing investigations.

 

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TTCG confirms getting report of attempted robbery at sea

The Trinidad and Tobago Coast Guard has confirmed receiving reports of an attempted robbery at sea in the vicinity of the Waterloo area.

In an official statement issued by the Public Affairs Officer, the Coast Guard explains it was deployed to the Waterloo area immediately upon receiving the report at about 10:21 last night, to conduct maritime security patrols and searches.

According to the release, upon further investigations, there were no confirmed reports of any injuries, stolen equipment or missing persons at sea, as a result of said incident.

22-year-old man killed in San Fernando

A 22-year-old man has been shot and killed in San Fernando.

CNC3 News understands that around 7 this morning, Ezekiel Daniel was discovered by a relative at the back of Building B in Embacadere. He was nursing a gunshot wound to his head.

The police were contacted and Daniel was pronounced dead at the scene.

San Fernando CID and detectives from the Homicide Bureau are continuing investigations.

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3 men escape police custody

In two separate incidents, three men have escaped police custody. In the most recent incident, Scarborough police are searching for a man identified as Heston Lopez.
They say Lopez who is originally from Trinidad was under police guard at the Scarborough General Hospital, on Friday evening when he managed to evade officers and make his escape.
Meanwhile, officers of The Inter-Agency Task Force and Port of Spain Division are searching for two men who also escaped police custody last week.

PCA to audit investigations into police shootings of mentally-challenged persons

The Police Complaints Authority (PCA) says it is monitoring recent incidents in which mentally-challenged persons were shot by police officers.

The PCA says it intends to audit the current investigations into these shootings.

The following is the PCA's statement on the matter:

"The Police Complaints Authority (PCA) is aware of several incidents involving fatal and nonfatal police related shootings involving mentally ill individuals Paul Marchan, Daniel Paul and Edison Thompson within the last four (4) months.

Benjai not pleased with speed of investigations following Guyana beating incident

Soca artiste Rodney Le Blanc. also known as "Benjai', is demanding swift justice from Guyanese police,  after he was assaulted in Guyana last month.

However, the police there want to know if Benjai had fallen out with his attackers in the past.

Benjai, through his attorneys, wrote to the Guyanese DPP and police commissioner saying that since the incident on April 17th, Benjai furnished the police with the identities of two men who allegedly assaulted him after a performance at a Guyanese nightclub.

Petrotrin launches investigation into fire at Lease Operators Ltd.

Petrotrin has launched an investigation into a fire which occurred at Lease Operators Limited on Friday.

According to reports production manager Desmond Deokie told fire officers he heard one explosion, then he saw flames around several of the oil tanks on the compound he then heard several more explosions.