19-year-old charged with brother's murder

A 19- year-old man has appeared in court charged with the murder of his brother.

Umbelto Hannibal appeared before Chief Magistrate Marcia Ayers-Caesar in the Port-of-Spain 8th Magistrates’ Court yesterday, charged with the murder of his brother Marcus Small.

25-year-old Small was stabbed multiple times about the body around 1:30 pm on Tuesday 10th January, 2017 at his Caledonia Road Extension, Morvant home. 

He was transported by police to the Port-of-Spain General Hospital where he was pronounced dead on arrival.

Four charged with attempting to defraud THA of $165,000

Four Tobagonians have appeared before the Scarborough Magistrates’ Court on 47 fraud charges relating to a foiled attempt to defraud the Tobago House of Assembly (THA) of $165,000, a statement from the Police Service says.

Justine Peters, 24, Michael Brent, 23, Cheyenne Alvarez, 23 and Shania James, 20, appeared before Senior Magistrate Lucina Cardenas-Ragoonanan, in the Scarborough Magistrates’ Court on Monday 12th December, 2016, jointly charged with attempting to defraud the THA of $165,000.

57-year-old retired policeman charged with sexually assault of 5-year-old girl

Police have detained a 57-year-old retired police corporal on allegations that he sexually assaulted a five-year-old female relative.

The officer surrendered to members of the Eastern Division on Monday.

He was being sought since the report was made to the police on Friday.

The former corporal has been charged with three counts of sexual penetration against the child.

The case will be heard in the Rio Claro Magistrates Court.

Diego Martin husband and wife held for drugs, weapon, camouflage outfits

Police have charged a husband and wife from Diego Martin after carrying out a raid on their home and finding a firearm, ammunition, marijuana and camouflage outfits.

The couple has been identified as 34-year-old Luke Camacho and 30-year-old Jenna Marie Camacho.

According to a police report, officers of the Inter-Agency Task Force Operation H.O.P.E executed a search warrant around 4:55am on Monday.

The search was led by Sergeant Ross of the Inter-Agency Task Force.

Enterprise woman charged with grandma's murder

A woman yesterday appeared in the Chaguanas Magistrates’ Court charged with the murder of another woman.

Keeda Adarhar appeared before First Court Magistrate Joanne O’Connor charged with the recent murder of grandmother Pamela Balgobin, of Walcott Lane, Enterprise

Adarhar, 29, of African Ground, Enterprise, was remanded in custody and will reappear on December 12.

Balgobin’s nude body was found in a vacant lot near her Enterprise home on November 12. Her head had been bashed in and her throat slit. 

$750,000 bail for one ex-soldier on firearms charges; no bail for the other

Chief Magistrate Marcia Ayers-Caesar has granted bail in the sum of $750,000 to 39-year-old Stephen Douglas (photo above), one of the two former soldiers held with arms and ammunition last week.

However, the second accused, 36-year-old Devon Edwards has been remanded into custody as his is facing a charge of attempted murder.

The two men made a second appearance in court today, after their arrest last week Wednesday.

Man charged with sex act on 14-year-old girl

A Rio Claro gardener who allegedly had sexual intercourse with a 14-year-old girl was denied bail when he appeared in court yesterday morning.

Davion Ragbir, 25, who was barefoot, appeared before Magistrate Gloria Jasmath in the Rio Claro Magistrates Court charged with the offence.

The suspect who had been in custody for almost two weeks was charged by WPC Farrier.

The charge, laid under the Children’s Act, alleged that on September 9 at Eccesville, Rio Claro, he committed an act of sexual penetration on the girl.

Ragbir did not have an attorney.

No bail for 25-year-old man charged with raping 82-year-old bedridden woman

No bail for a 25-year-old assistant caregiver who has been held for the sexual assault of a bedridden 82-year-old woman.

Akeem Raymond, of Upper Laventille Road, Laventille, appeared before Port-of-Spain Magistrate Adia Mohammed on Tuesday charged with sexually assaulting the woman around 6 pm on Saturday.

He was not called upon to plead to the charge as it was laid indictably.

Besson Street police arrested Raymond at the woman's home after one of her relatives allegedly caught him in the process of assaulting her.

Police say at-large St Ann's escapee is charged with murder

Police say five of the six inmates who escaped from the St Ann’s Hospital, Forensic Ward, between midnight last night and 1:50am today Tuesday 29th March, 2016, have been recaptured and returned to the institution.

They have been identified as Kyron Lewis, Maikie Hendrickson, 20, Gabriel Solomon 26, Michael Thomas, 26, and Andre Harvey who were recaptured within hours of their escape.

Student in viral video charged with five offences including assault; on $35,000 bail

A male student who appears in a viral video in a confrontation with three police officers, has appeared before a Couva Magistrate on five charges arising from the incident.

The 17-year-old student of the Carapichaima East Secondary School has been charged with the use of obscene language, resisting arrest and three counts of assault on police officers.

Police say they responded to a report of a fight at St Mary's Junction Monday afternoon and when they arrived the student was allegedly using obscene language in their presence.