Crime

Drunk drivers fined $10,000, banned for 3 years

Within a few hours on Monday, a total of 14 drivers were slapped with more than $60,000 in fines for various traffic offences commited over the weekend.  

The drivers appeared before Magistrate Anslem Leander in the San Fernando Traffic Court.

The charges included driving under the influence, failing to provide a specimen of breath, dangerous driving, failing to produce driver's permit, driving without insurance and failing to wear a seatbelt. 

Gunmen storm house, kill El Dorado woman

A 32-year-old woman has been killed in a shooting incident in El Dorado.

Police say around 10 pm Monday, two armed men stormed the home where Cherisse Bramble was and opened fire.

Officers say after the men fled, Bramble and another man identified as Kent Davis were seen in a pool of blood on the living room floor.

The police and emergency health services were notified and both victims were rushed to the Eric Williams Medical Sciences Complex, however, Bramble succumbed to her injuries.

Davis, was listed in a critical condition.

Three charged with robbery at Sando mall in court

One man was grant­ed $300,000 bail while his two al­leged ac­com­plices were de­nied bail on charges aris­ing out of the South Park Mall rob­bery last week.

At­i­ba Sealy, 29, of Princes Town, Jerell Alex­is, 20, of Pleas­antville and Kirsten Charles, 22, al­so of Pleas­antville, ap­peared in the San Fer­nan­do Mag­is­trates’ Court charged with five counts of armed rob­bery.

Sealy faced two ad­di­tion­al charges of pos­ses­sion of a firearm and am­mu­ni­tion.

Where is Sheldon Sukhdeo?

While some peo­ple be­lieve that Shel­don Sukhdeo is dead, rel­a­tives are still cling­ing to hope that he will turn up alive even though they have not heard his voice in weeks.

Over the week­end, news sur­faced that a Freeport man was as­sist­ing the po­lice in find­ing Sukhdeo. How­ev­er, po­lice said they still have no in­for­ma­tion on Sukhdeo’s where­abouts. Sev­er­al raids were done in De­cem­ber, but po­lice nev­er found Sukhdeo.

Man, 52, charged with sexually touching girl, 12

A 53-year-old man will ap­pear in the Rio Claro Mag­is­trates Court on Tues­day charged with sex­u­al­ly touch­ing his 12-year-old fe­male rel­a­tive in 2017.

The man, whose iden­ti­ty has been with­held to pro­tect the vic­tim, was charged on Mon­day by the Child Pro­tec­tion Unit of the TTPS.

The in­ci­dent al­leged­ly took place at the man's home in New Grant, Princes Town in 2017.

The child, who is now 14, told a teacher about the re­port­ed as­sault two weeks ago and the po­lice was alert­ed.

Woman fends off would-be rapist

The frightening experience of her daughter being beaten and almost raped by an armed intruder in their home has prompted a San Fernando mother to support the police one shot, one kill approach.

“Now, yes I support everything at this moment. If I had a gun or a knife, I was going to use it on him. I was willing to die to save my children,” she said.

The intruder who is well known to the family is still at large.

1,000 officers in nationwide raids

Two days of “in­tense” polic­ing saw 138 peo­ple ar­rest­ed by po­lice over the week­end.

In the ex­er­cise which start­ed on Fri­day at 6 am, which saw 22 drug blocks be­ing searched, eight guns, as well as a va­ri­ety of am­mu­ni­tion, were seized.

Po­lice said 13 pro­hib­it­ed im­mi­grants were al­so de­tained and quan­ti­ties of drugs were al­so seized as well as two stolen ve­hi­cles re­cov­ered, a state­ment from the Po­lice Ser­vice said.

Police bust crack cocaine lab in Carapichaima

A Carapichaima man was arrested and a quantity of crack cocaine and other items seized by officers of the Chaguanas CID and Central Division Task Force, during an anti-crime exercise conducted in the district, yesterday.

Officers led by ASP Richard Smith, proceeded to the Primrose Avenue, Roopsingh Road home of a 42-year-old man around 8:30am on Sunday, where they executed a search warrant for dangerous drugs.

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