A 32-year-old man has been detained on suspicion of stealing a vehicle in the North Eastern Division.
On February 16th, an anti-crime exercise was conducted by Cpl Daniel, along with PCs Lezama, Foy, Orosco, of the NEDTF.
According to police reports, the officers were on mobile patrol in the Morvant district, when they were asked to be on the lookout for stolen vehicles in the area.
The officers observed one of the stolen vehicles, a white Nisan Tiida being driven by a 32-year-old man of 2nd Caledonia, Morvant.
A man who was shot over 12 times while at Samaroo Village in Arima on Sunday night, later died at the Arima District Hospital while undergoing treatment.
According to a police report, at about 7.39 pm on Sunday, Joel Franco was standing on Church Street, Samaroo Village when a lone gunman approached the him and shot him several times about the body.
Franco was taken to the Arima Health Facility where he succumbed to his injuries at about 9.45 pm.
A taxi driver was shot in the head and his passenger badly beaten after he refused to take two men, who boarded his taxi in Arima, to a specific location on Sunday night.
According to a police report, at about 8.20 pm, a 49-year-old man boarded a Gold coloured Nissan Almera motorcar on Queen Street, Arima, in the vicinity of the Royal Castle food outlet. There were two other men seated already in the back seat of the vehicle, which was driven by a 38-year-old man of Cumuto.
A man has been arrested and a quantity of cocaine and cash seized during an exercise conducted at the CARICOM Jetty, Queens Wharf, Port of Spain, on Thursday afternoon.
According to reports, officers of the Specialized Intelligence Unit and Port Police Department were conducting checks when they observed the driver of a vehicle acting suspiciously.
A search was conducted and a quantity of cocaine wrapped in a black bag was discovered, along with TT$7,500 in cash.
The items were seized and the driver of the vehicle arrested.
Investigations are ongoing.
A bandit was shot dead by police officers during an alleged police-involved shooting at Brazil Village, San Raphael on Thursday night.
Police have launched a manhunt for the bandit’s three accomplices, who are believed to have been shot and wounded during last night’s incident.
It is alleged that four men, in a white Honda Civic, went to rob the Cross Quality Supermarket at about 8 pm on Thursday.
Police said when the officers responded to the report of the robbery and arrived on the scene, the men got into the vehicle and sped off.
A Police Officer and a Venezuelan national will appear in the Chaguanas Magistrates’ Court today, to face charges in connection with trafficking in persons and other gang-related activities.
The men were arrested during an anti-crime exercise conducted in the Central Division on Monday 10th February.
The exercise was conducted by members of the Special Operations Response Team (SORT), the Counter Trafficking Unit, and a specialized team established by Commissioner of Police, Gary Griffith.
The son of a community leader in the Sea Lots district was granted bail by a Port-of-Spain Magistrate today, after pleading not guilty to charges of use of insulting language and resisting arrest.
According to the TTPS, Sgt Alexander and PCs Remy and Raghoonanan were on mobile patrol around 6:45 am, on Wednesday 12th in the Sea Lots district, when a male suspect identified as Ronaldo Burke, 20, allegedly used insulting language against them.
“The safest place in T&T is inside a Carnival fete…”
So says Police Commissioner Gary Griffith, as he weighed in on the current crime situation and the TTPS' readiness for Carnival celebrations.
And the top cop says his men and women officers are equipped and ready to deal with anything and make sure that their presence is felt.
During a drill with various arms of the TTPS at the Police Training Academy on Thursday, Police Commissioner Gary Griffith says the police aren't being trained to use brute force, but rather, to destabilise potential deadly situations.