Two men appeared in court—in separate incidents—charged with breaching a Protection Order, Assault by beating and Choking.
Official police reports note that in the first incident, a 29-year-old woman of Chaguanas was at her workplace in Trincity, when she received a phone call from a man who reportedly threatened her. She became fearful for her life and recorded the conversation.
On June 16th, 2020, she made a report to the Freeport Police Station and the matter was transferred to the Gender Based and Violence Unit (GBVU).
The woman was interviewed, and her statement recorded. She also produced a Protection Order dated 2018.
Inquiries revealed that the actions of the man amounted to a breach of the Protection Order.
On June 20th, 2020, police went to the man’s home at Carapichaima where they arrested and later charged him for breaching the Protection Order. He appeared before the Magistrate in the Chaguanas Magistrates’ Court on June 22nd where he pleaded not guilty, and the matter was transferred to the Tunapuna Magistrates’ Court to July 20th, 2020.
According to official police reports, in the second incident, a female police officer and a man reportedly had an argument on June 15th, 2020 at Chaguanas. She left and went to her mother’s home.
The man also reportedly proceeded to that location and sometime later, dealt the officer a blow to the left side of her forehead. He reportedly shouted at her “I come to kill yuh!”, following which he reportedly began to squeeze her throat.
The woman managed to escape and called out to her sister. The officer was taken to the Chaguanas Health Facility where she was medically examined.
On June 16th, a report was made to the police and the matter was referred to the Gender Based and Violence Unit.
The man was arrested and charged for the offences of assault by beating and choking. He appeared before the Magistrate at the Chaguanas Magistrates’ Court on June 22nd where he pleaded not guilty. He was placed on $80,000 bail, to reappear in court on July 20th.
Investigations were spearheaded by Woman Superintendent (Ag) Claire Guy-Alleyne, head of the GBVU.