21-year-old man held for allegedly abducting, raping 12-year-old boy

Police have held a 21-year-old Cascade man for allegedly raping a 12-year-old schoolboy on Saturday.

The arrest was made around 10 pm last night by officers of the Port of Spain Criminal Investigations Division (CID).

Reports suggest that the man approached the boy, who was walking in Port-of-Spain following a lessons class, and forced the child into a vehicle at gunpoint on Saturday.

The child was taken to an unknown location where he was sexually assaulted.

The suspect is said to have dropped off the boy at Lady Young Road and sped off.

Boy, 8, dies after iron pipe attack by relative

Police are now investigating the death of an eight-year-old boy, who reportedly succumbed to injuries he sustained after being beaten with an iron pipe by a close relative yesterday.

Ishmeel Phillips, of Rydale Avenue, Greenvale Park, La Horquetta, collapsed in an unconscious state at his home after the beating. He was taken to the Eric Williams Medical Sciences Complex Paediatrics Emergency Department by police constable Thaddeus Caraballo.

Police seek help in finding missing 12-year-old boy

Police are seeking the urgent assistance of the public in locating 12-year-old Israel Crichlow.

Israel, was last seen at his Simpson Brown Terrace, Cocoyea, home around 8:30am on Thursday 8th June, 2017.

He was reported missing to the Mon Repos Police Station, around 3:30pm on that same day, by his mother, Kiva Stephens. Israel is of mixed descent, 4 feet 8 inches tall, with a brown complexion and a low shaven hairstyle.

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Israel is asked to call 800-TIPS or contact the police at 555, 999, 911 or any police station.

Boy fractures skull in school fall

Parents are renewing their call for Government to fix the railings of the Fifth Company Baptist Primary school, after a Standard Two pupil fell over it last week, fracturing his skull.

School officials said Tisean Alexis, eight, was sliding down the railings around midday last Wednesday when he fell. However, his mother Curlanne Charleau claims her son was pushed.

Alexis, who lives in St Mary’s Village, Moruga, remains warded at the Eric Williams Medical Sciences Complex at Mt Hope. He suffered cuts on his face and a fracture to the left side of his skull.

14-year-old boy held with gun, ammunition

A 14-year-old boy was held with a gun and .9mm ammunition earlier today.

Reports state the boy, a Form Two student of the Curepe Secondary School was held by police around 2:50pm.

Officers of the Sangre Grande Task Force were on patrol along the Valencia by-pass road when they saw a young man walking. 

The teen of Antigua Road, Wallerfield, on seeing the police vehicle began running.

Finding the reaction suspicious, the police pursued him.

15-year-old Claxton Bay boy accidentally hangs himself, relatives say

An investigation has been launched into the death of a 15-year-old boy from Claxton Bay.

Luke Rolle was found hanging from ropes at his home but relatives are describing this as a freak accident.

It’s being reported the teen was swinging from the ropes when he became entangled and suffocated.

17-year-old boy in court on arms and ammunition charges

A 17-year-old Cunupia boy has appeared before a Chaguanas Magistrate, charged with possession of a firearm and a quantity of ammunition.

Around 11:30 am on Sunday 9th April, 2017, officers on mobile patrol along Chin Chin Road, Cunupia, observed two boys, ages 17 and 13, acting suspiciously.

Upon searching them, the officers found a Taurus revolver and five rounds of .38mm ammunition in the possession of the 17-year-old, while nothing illegal was found on the younger boy.

5-year-old boy falls into oily river

Relatives of a five-year-old boy who fell into a river contaminated with crude oil are calling on Petrotrin to take responsibility for the child's accident.

Caleb Hart, of Fitz Lane, Vance River, La Brea fell into the river on Wednesday while trying to cross a bridge to go to school.


When the child was pulled out, the front of his body was covered in oil.

He was treated by doctors in Point Fortin and then sent to Petrotrin's Augustus Long Hospital.