Crime

Police find loaded Glock pistol in Morvant

A loaded pistol was found by officers of the North Eastern Division Task Force, during an anti-crime exercise in the Morvant district.

The exercise, spearheaded by Snr. Supt. (Ag.) Surrendra Sagramsingh, took place between 12:00pm and 10:00pm on Sunday 15th July, 2018.

Around 6:50pm, officers proceeded to an empty parcel of land, located at the corner of Halls Lane and Pelican Extension Road, Morvant, where a search was conducted.

Two stolen vehicles recovered by police

Two vehicles, stolen in separate incidents over the weekend, have been recovered by officers of the Port of Spain Division during mobile patrols.

In the first incident, a black Mitsubishi L200 Sportero motor vehicle belonging to a D’Abadie man, was stolen while parked along St John’s Road, St. Augustine, around 11:30 pm on Friday 13th July, 2018.

The owner made a report to the St. Joseph Police Station.

The vehicle was later found abandoned in Phase 5, Beetham Gardens, on Sunday 15th July, 2018, by officers of the Inter-Agency Task Force.

Man arrested with gun, ammunition in high-speed Tobago chase

One man has been arrested; and two pistols and quantities of ammunition and marijuana seized, by officers of the Tobago Division, following a high-speed chase in the Old Grange district.

Officers of the Tobago Divisional Task Force, were conducting an anti-crime exercise in the Mt. Pleasant area, around 2:40 pm on Sunday 15th July, 2018, when they attempted to stop and search a white Nissan Tiida motor vehicle with two male occupants.

The vehicle sped off and a chase ensued, resulting in the Tiida colliding into the rear of a truck.

$100,000 bail for St Joseph man on robbery, kidnapping charges

A St. Joseph man, who was arrested by officers of the Central Division hours after a report of robbery and kidnapping against a Cunupia man, has appeared before a Chaguanas Magistrate to answer to the charges.

Leon Gonzales, 27, a machine fitter, of Royal Road, Maracas, St. Joseph, was granted $100,000 bail with surety, after appearing before Magistrate Christine Charles in the Chaguanas 1st Magistrates’ Court, on Friday 13th July, 2018.

The matter has been postponed to Friday 10th August, 2018.

Police destroy $2.75 million in marijuana during Biche exercise

Five marijuana fields containing 2750 fully grown marijuana trees and 20,000 seedlings are destroyed by officers of the Organised Crime and Intelligence Unit, during a marijuana eradication exercise in the Biche district.

The exercise took place between 7 am and 1 pm, on Friday 13th July, 2018.

The exercise also included officers attached to the Air Support Unit of the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service.

During the exercise, officers proceeded to Newlands, Biche, where they discovered the fields in a forested area.

Body found on beach

A flock of corbeaux feasting on a decomposing human body near the shore at Moruga led beach-goers to the ghastly find yesterday.

Police said around 8 am, the remains were found on a beach off at La Retraite Trace at Lanse Mitan, Moruga.

The corpse was lying partially on some rocks and on the sand. It was viewed by the District Medical Officer who ordered it removed to the Forensic Science Centre.

Police said the body could not be identified because of the advanced state of decomposition.

Moruga police are continuing investigations.

Parliament to debate nomination of Stephen Williams for top cop

The parliament will have to sit again next Friday to discuss the nomination of Stephen Williams as commissioner of police.

The parliament has proceeded on July August vacation and means it will have to sit in emergency session to discuss the notification from the police service commission.

Last week, the parliament rejected the nomination of Harold Phillip who was the second-ranked nominee.

Once the parliament rejects a nomination, the constitution provides that the next ranked candidate is submitted for consideration.

Three men detained by police for factory robbery

Three men aged 22, 28 and 53 are now in police custody in connection with a warehouse robbery.

According to police reports on Sunday 8th July 2018, the manager of a flour Mill and feed production factory along Carli Bay Road, Point Lisas, Couva,  discovered a door to the factory broken and several items missing.

A report was made to the Couva police station and an investigation was launched.

The men were arrested during anti-crime exercise by the Couva Criminal Investigations Department on Thursday 12th July 2018.

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