Three officers suspended - investigation launched into reports made by Chapman before her murder

Commissioner of Police (Ag.), Stephen Williams, on Thursday 15th March, 2018, requested from the Assistant Commissioner of Police – South, copies of all reports, statements and all relevant documents relating to the investigation of a report made by Abigail Jones Chapman, at the La Brea Police Station, on March 8th, 2018.

Three police officers suspended for failing to properly investigate reports made by murder victim Abigail Chapman

Three police officers have been suspended for failing to respond to reports of domestic violence. 

The officers were attached to the la Brea police station and were today suspended for neglect of duty for failing to properly investigate reports made by Abigail Chapman.

Chapman and three others were killed, this week, days after she filed a domestics violence report against the main suspect in her murder.

 Today commissioner of police Stephen Williams requested all documents a related to the case and the report made by the murdered woman on March 8th.

Taurus pistol hidden under galvanize

A Taurus pistol wrapped in a piece of white cloth was discovered by officers of the South Western Division Task Force, during an anti-crime exercise in the Siparia district yesterday.

The exercise, supervised by Sgt. Sheldon Ablacksingh, was conducted around 5 pm, on Thursday, during which the officers, went to Mendez Trace, Siparia.

Based on information, the officers proceeded approximately 50 feet off the roadway, where they found the firearm, under some sheets of galvanize.

No arrest was made in connection with the find.

Arima men charged with Carapo double murder

Two Arima men are expected to appear before an Arima Magistrate, charged with the double murder of Shaquille Thomas and Kylon Alexander, which occurred on Thursday 4th January, 2018.

Cyril Madoo, aka ‘Panday’, 22, a labourer, of Race Course Road, Arima, and Brent La Croix, 24, of Carapo, Arima, were also charged with possession of firearm and ammunition, following advice received from Deputy Director of Public Prosecutions, Joan HonorePaul on Wednesday.

Matura man charged with drug trafficking

A Matura man is expected to appear before a Sangre Grande Magistrate, charged with possession of marijuana for the purpose of trafficking and possession of ammunition, after he was arrested by officers of the Sangre Grande Task Force yesterday.

Kevin Matthews, 31, a taxi driver, of Toco Main Road, Matura, was charged, after the white Nissan Versa motor vehicle he was driving was stopped and searched along the Toco Main Road, around 11:30 am on Wednesday.

Police find suspected grenade in Chaguanas

An object resembling a hand grenade, a pistol and a quantity of ammunition, were discovered by officers of the Central Division, during an anti-crime exercise, conducted in the Chaguanas district on Tuesday, police said in a statement.

The exercise, spearheaded by Snr. Supt. (Ag.) Inraj Balram, coordinated by ASP (Ag.) Richard Smith and including officers of the Central Special Crime Unit, the Organised Crime and Intelligence Unit and the Canine Branch, was conducted between 12 pm and 6 pm.

One man detained for murder of 65-year-old Diego Martin pharmacist

A suspect has been detained in the murder of 65-year-old pharmacist Nicholas George.

George was accosted by armed gunmen on Saturday night and was shot dead in the driveway of his Diego Martin home.

Police initially believed the men were attempting to rob him of his car, a Hyundai Tuscon, but was shot when he put up a struggle.