Police officer accused of being involved in Pollonais kidnapping legally challenges detention

One police officer accused of being involved in the kidnapping of Natalie Pollonais has legally challenged his detention by police.

When the matter was brought before high court judge Margaret Mohammed, she ordered that police have until midday tomorrow to charge the police officer.

Top Cop wants TTPS to enhance academic skills

The Commissioner of police has signed three Memoranda of understanding with three tertiary education institutions. 

This is to ensure that the TTPS is prepared to meet the needs of the 21st century by enhancing their academic skills.

The following is a press release from the TTPS: 

Commissioner of Police Gary Griffith has signed three Memoranda of Understanding with the University of the West Indies (UWI), St. Augustine, the Cipriani College of Labour and Cooperative Studies (CCLCS), and the MIC - Institute of Technology. 

19-year-old in court charged with attempted murder

Ravi Ramroop, 19, of Claxton Bay is expected to appear before a San Fernando Magistrates’ Court today, charged with attempted murder.

According to police reports, on September 3rd Ramroop is alleged to have stabbed two male relatives during an altercation at a bar along Hermitage Road, Union Village around 11:00 pm.

The victims were taken to the San Fernando General Hospital for medical treatment, while the accused allegedly escaped on foot.

Ramroop was arrested by officers attached to the St. Margaret’s Police Station on September 18th following an investigation.

Shots fired at councillor's home

Police are conducting an investigation into an incident at the house of councillor for Cunupia, Vandana Mohit.

Around 9 pm last night, the woman was at her home in Jerningham village Cunupia when loud explosions were heard outside.

When they checked, there were bullets holes  in the building.

Since the incident was reported to the Cunupia police station, the councillor has not made an official statement.

Member of Parliament for Chaguanas East, Fazal Karim condemned the action.

Second man charged with Mandela's murder

A second man charged with the murder of 33-year-old Kern Mandela, which occurred on Sunday 27th May, 2018, is due to appear before the Sangre Grande Magistrates’ Court.

Michael Lamorelle, 22, of Valencia, was also charged with possession of a firearm and ammunition, following advice received from Assistant Director of Public Prosecutions Tricia Hudlin-Cooper on Monday.

Mandela, a labourer, of Balandra Bay Road, Balandra, was at his home around 3:55pm with relatives, when three men, all armed with guns, entered the premises and fired several shots at the victim.

DJ identified as body found in Guanapo

The body found off a precipice at the Heights of Gua­napo in Ari­ma last Wednes­day has been iden­ti­fied as that of Zachary La Rose, of Har­mo­ny Dri­ve, Ma­tu­ri­ta, Ari­ma.

La Rose, 24, was a pop­u­lar disc jock­ey known as DJ Se­lec­tah En­er­gy.

Ac­cord­ing to a po­lice re­port, La Rose was pos­i­tive­ly iden­ti­fied via DNA sam­ple test­ing con­duct­ed at the Foren­sic Sci­ence Cen­tre in St James yes­ter­day.

The T&T Guardian un­der­stands that rel­a­tives al­so iden­ti­fied the body by the cloth­ing that was still in­tact on the de­com­pos­ing body.

Man shot and killed in Carapichaima

A 34-year-old man has been shot and killed in Carapichaima.
According to reports Jason Richards was standing in front of a parlour near Aberdeen Drive along Orange Field Road when two men jumped out of a nearby vehicle and opened fire. 
Richards who was hit several times about the body died on the spot. The men escaped in another waiting vehicle, leaving the first one behind. Neighbours reported hearing 6 loud explosions.
This country’s death toll is over 380 for the year.  
Freeport Police, Central Division and the Homicide Bureau are continuing investigations.