Crime

Scarborough mechanic arrested on port with weed

A Scarborough mechanic was arrested and a quantity of marijuana seized, by officers of the Tobago Divisional Task Force during an anti-crime exercise, conducted at the Scarborough Port, over the weekend.

Officers conducted the exercise around 7:30 pm, on Sunday 14th October, 2018, during which they observed a white Nissan AD Wagon with a lone male driver disembark the T&T Spirit fast ferry, and attempt to exit the Port compound hastily.

Cumuto man charged with murder

A Cumuto man, who was arrested during an Operation Strike Back exercise, is expected to appear before the Sangre Grande Magistrates’ Court today, charged with the murder of David King.

King was murdered on Saturday 8th September, 2018.

Edison Small, a 38-year-old electrician of Tumpuna Road, Cumuto, was also charged with the malicious wounding of the 54-year-old Cumuto man, following advice received from Director of Public Prosecutions Roger Gaspard, SC, on Monday 15th October, 2018.

Police arrest Valencia man with Glock pistol

A Valencia man was arrested and a pistol and a quantity of ammunition seized, by officers of the Eastern Division Task Force, during an anti-crime exercise conducted in the Valencia district last night.

Officers were on mobile patrol between 6 pm and 8 pm on Monday, during which they observed a man walking along the Valencia Old Road, Valencia, and acting suspiciously.

Upon seeing the officers, the suspect attempted to run off but was apprehended a short distance away along Gill Street and searched.

Pastor charged with sexually touching a minor

A 72-year-old pastor has appeared before a Sangre Grande Magistrate, charged with four counts of sexual touching against a minor female victim.

A statement by the Police Service says the offences occurred sometime between Sunday 30th September, 2018 and Thursday 4th October, 2018.

Kenrick Bernard, appeared before Magistrate Erica Baptiste-Ramkissoon in the Sangre Grande 2nd Magistrates’ Court on Friday to answer to charges.

The matter was adjourned to Friday 9th November.

Princes Town man held with pistol in bar

Police have arrested a Princes Town man with a pistol and a quantity of ammunition.

The arrest was carried out by officers of the San Fernando Criminal Investigations Department during an anti-crime exercise conducted in the district Sunday morning.

According to police reports, officers conducted the exercise between 1 am and 5 am on Sunday, during which they carried out searches at several bars along Coffee Street, San Fernando and in the Ste. Madeleine district.

Police officer skips work; ends up on rape charge

"Dis­turb­ing and con­fus­ing."

This was how the Po­lice Ser­vice So­cial and Wel­fare As­so­ci­a­tion pres­i­dent In­sp Michael Seales de­scribed the in­ci­dent in which a po­lice of­fi­cer re­port­ed­ly aban­doned du­ty, went to a club where he met a woman and sub­se­quent­ly sex­u­al­ly as­sault­ed her be­fore con­fess­ing to the crime.

The Spe­cial Re­serve Po­lice­man (SRP), who is at­tached to the Guard Unit at River­side, Port-of-Spain, is ex­pect­ed to ap­pear in court to­day to face charges of rape and se­ri­ous in­de­cen­cy.

Autopsy today on murdered pastor

Homicide officers are continuing investigations into the murder of 42-year-old pastor Alisha Ali of Gill Trace, Lamont Village, Longdenville.

Pastor Ali died at the Chaguanas District Health Facility after she was found with a bread knife stuck inside a wound to her face on the ground of her bedroom.

Her body bore several stab wounds as well.

An autopsy will be carried out today at the Forensic Science Centre in St James.

A suspect currently is in police custody in connection with the murder.

Doubles vendor hospitalised after attack by four men

A Sangre Grande doubles vendor is now warded at hospital in a critical condition, after being attacked by four men.

Police said around 5:15 am on Sunday, Avinash Singh was selling doubles at the open shops at the corner of the Cunapo Southern Main Road and Eastern Main Road, Sangre Grande, when four men arrived to purchase doubles.

The men ordered doubles, however, while Singh was attending to other customers.

An argument soon broke out between him and the four men who eventually stormed the man's booth and began beating him.

Businessman injured in ‘hit and run’ accident in Couva

A businessman is now warded in a stable condition at the San Fernando General Hospital, following a ‘hit and run’ accident, which occurred at around 9:45 pm on Friday 12th October, 2018.

The supermarket owner, a Chinese national of Dow Village, California was attempting to cross the Southern Main Road in the vicinity of Junon Street, Mc Bean, Couva, when a dark coloured motor vehicle came into contact with the victim and failed to stop.

Police say the make and model of the vehicle remain unknown.

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