Father charged with burning 3-year-old son's hand for failing to write letter 'B'

A Marabella man who deliberately scorched the hand of his three-year-old son and beat him with a ruler for not writing the letter B has been charged by police.

The 33-year-old man was charged by WPC Nicole St John of the Child Protection Unit.

He was arrested on Thursday morning and charged with assaulting a three-year-old child in a manner to cause physical and emotional suffering.

The charges were laid under the Children’s Act.

The court heard that in December 2018 on a date unknown, he placed the child’s hand over an open flame.

Four charged with robbery of Couva pharmacy

Four men, who were arrested and charged by officers of the Central Division, 30 minutes after allegedly committing a robbery at Couva pharmacy, are scheduled to appear before the Couva Magistrates’ Court today.

Kurvin Gellineau, 30, of Isaac Street, Couva; Richard Adams, 21, of McBean Couva; Joel Charles, 18, of Southern Main Road, Chase Village; and Aaron Smith, 18, of Orange Field Road, Carapichaima, were arrested by officers attached to the Central Division Task Force and Couva Criminal Investigations Department (CID), 30 minutes after allegedly committing the robbery.

Five charged with firearm and ammunition possession

Five men, jointly charged with possession of a firearm and ammunition, are expected to appear before a Siparia Magistrate today, to answer to the charges.

Kurtlee Dhanaram, 27, of Boyack Terrace, Santa Flora; Stephan Jackson, 23, of Welcome Peters Street, Siparia; Brent Williams, 24, of Quarry Village, Siparia; along with Matthew Forbes, 26, and Jonathan George, 22, both of Ramlal Street, Penal, were charged after being arrested by officers, of the Penal Criminal Investigations Department, who were on mobile patrol in the Penal district on Thursday 19th July, 2018.

Three charged with stealing over $250,000 from factory

Two brothers and a socially displaced man are expected to appear before a Couva Magistrate today, charged with factory breaking and larceny, which occurred on Sunday 8th July, 2018, in the Couva district.

Maxwell Augustine, 22 and Stephon Augustine, 28; both of Perry Street, Perseverance; along with Ramnanan Goolcharan, 53, of no fixed place of abode; were arrested by officers of the Couva Criminal Investigations Department (CID), during an anti-crime exercise on Thursday 12th July, 2018.

Man allegedly steals vehicle, crashes it and is held by police

A San Fernando man, who crashed a vehicle he allegedly stole, is expected to appear before a San Fernando Magistrate today, charged with larceny motor vehicle.

Kern Maharaj, 32, a labourer, of Rigsby Street, San Fernando, was arrested by officers of the Traffic and Highway Patrol Branch (THPB) on Monday, at the site of a road traffic accident involving a Nissan Sylphy motor vehicle.

The car, which was secured by its owner, around 5 pm on Monday 21st May, 2018, along Lower Cipero Street, San Fernando, was discovered missing around 8:30 pm on the same date.

Teen reports false robbery, charged with wasting police time

An 18-year-old man, who falsely reported a robbery, has pleaded guilty to a charge of wasteful employment of police time, after appearing before a Princes Town Magistrate today.

Andel Procope of Monkey Town, New Grant, appeared before Magistrate Michelle Maharajh-Brown, in the Princes Town 1st Magistrates’ Court, on Friday 27th April, 2018.

The teen was placed on a bond of $1000 and ordered to keep the peace and be of good behaviour for one year.

Four Central men charged with possession of firearm and ammunition

Four persons appeared before a Chaguanas Magistrate today, charged with possession of a firearm and possession of ammunition.

The accused were charged by officers of the Central Division Task Force (CDTF), during an anti-crime exercise in the Chaguanas district, on Friday 20th April, 2018.

Santa Cruz businesswoman charged with fraud

A Santa Cruz woman is remanded into custody, after appearing before a Port of Spain Magistrate, charged with trafficking in counterfeit cards, possession of a fraudulent driver’s permit and obtaining goods by dishonoured cheque.

Ayoka Mollick, 40, a businesswoman, of Foster Road, Santa Cruz, appeared before Magistrate Kerri Honore-Narine, in the Port of Spain 1st Magistrates’ Court, on Monday 16th April, 2018, to answer to the charges.

Five foreign nationals charged with gun & ammunition possession

Five foreign nationals are expected to appear before a Siparia Magistrate today, charged with possession of a firearm and ammunition.

The accused were arrested during an anti-crime exercise in the Erin district, over the weekend.

Robert Martinnez, 30, of the Dominican Republic, and Michael Herrera, 27; Angel Bravo, 24; Adrian Arzolay, 23; and Roger Maijas, 23; all of Venezuela, were arrested by officers of the Erin Police Station, on Saturday 14th April, 2018.

Man charged for daring jewelry heist

A man who was apprehended and later freed during the 2011 State of Emergency has been arrested in connection with the jewelry heist at RT Jewellers in San Fernando.

Several rings and bracelets identified as being stolen from the store were found after police raided the man’s home on Broadway, San Fernando last week. The 29-year-old who has several convictions for robbery, larceny and firearm offences will appear before a San Fernando Magistrate today charged with receiving stolen goods.