Crime

Woodbrook attacks, assaults, robberies on the increase

Over the past five years there have been over 100 attacks against residents of Woodbrook.

The latest attacks were a home invasion where an 85-year-old woman was brutally beaten along with her amputee son, a robbery and an attempted rape.

Murder in Arima

A man was gunned down in Arima on Wednesday morning.

Guardian Media understands that at about 10 am, a man identified as Dexter "Buju" Murray was at Southerland Road, off Olton Road, when a gunman approached him and shot him dead.

Murray's last known address was given as San Juan.

A motive is yet to be established for the killing.

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18 months hard labour for marijuana trafficking

One man has been remanded into custody after appearing before a Point Fortin Magistrate yesterday, charged with possession of marijuana for trafficking.

38-year-old Johnny Jerome,  of Chatham Beach Road, Chatham, appeared  before  Magistrate  Alicia  Chankar  in  the  Point Fortin  Magistrates’  Court,  on  Tuesday  3rd December  2019. 

He pleaded guilty and was sentenced to 18 months hard labour.

Over $1.4 million in marijuana found and seized

Police officers from the South Western Division Task Force have seized $1.4 million worth of marijuana.

According to official police reports, the marijuana was found and seized from an abandoned pickup in the Point Fortin area.

On Monday 2nd December 2019, PC Loubon, PC Durity, PC Bowen and PC  Periera  all  of  the  South  Western  Division  Task  Force,  reportedly were  on  a roadblock  duty  along  Southern  Central  Road,  Point  Fortin,  when  they received  information  of  a  white  Hyundai  H-100,  one-tonne  pickup transporting illegal narcotics.

Labourers in court for murder

Three labourers, who have been charged with murder, will have their matter heard again on Monday 30th December 2019.

The men—who are from Freeport—were remanded into custody after appearing before a Chaguanas magistrate on Monday, charged with the murder of 41-year-old Bissram Ramkissoon, of Ramlogan Street, Uquire Road, Freeport.

Officers responding to a fight chase after suspect, find loaded gun in car

Officers who responded to a fight along Independence Square South in Port of Spain on Monday morning ended up recovering a loaded gun in a vehicle after a brief chase.

According to a police report, at about 7 am, a team of officers from the Emergency Response Patrol—including Cpl Moore, WPC Orr, PCs Murray, Pierre and Bramble—were on mobile patrol when they received information from a passerby, who claimed there was a fight on Independence Square South.

Police were told that the suspect was the driver of a red Elantra.

Siparia Woman Appears in Court for Fraud and Money Laundering

A Siparia woman has appeared before a Siparia Magistrate,  charged with  the  fraudulent  use  of  an  ABM  card  and for money  laundering, which occurred between the period January 14th and June 3rd 2019.

According to an official police statement, 28-year-old Rhonda  Jasmine  Mitchell, a  customer  service representative,  of  Darsant  Trace,  Siparia,  was  charged  with  24 counts  of  fraudulent  use  of  an  ABM  card  in  sums  totalling TT$77,359.

She also was charged with  seven  counts  of  money  laundering  totalling TT$23,800.

One Arrested, Firearms & Ammo Seized in Besson Street Exercises

A  20-year-old  suspect  remains  in  police  custody following several  anti-crime  exercises  conducted  in  the  Besson  Street  policing district yesterday, during which two  firearms, along  with  over  50  rounds  of  ammunition,  were  seized.

Murder in Laventille

A 38-year-old man was gunned down while seated in a parked vehicle on Thursday night at Laventille.

The victim has been identified as Sterling Singh, of Belle Eau Road in Belmont.

Police said at about 8.45 pm, Singh was seated in the driver's seat of a car at Gibson Trace off Old St. Joseph Road in Laventille, when a gunman approached him and opened fire.

Singh was taken to the Port of Spain General Hospital where he succumbed to his injuries while receiving medical attention.

Investigations are continuing.

 

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Firearm and Ammo Haul in St James

An anti-crime exercise  in  the  St  James district last evening resulted in the seizure of two illegal  firearms and 579  rounds of assorted ammunition.

The exercise was conducted by members of the Western Division Task Force.

According to official police reports,  officers  executed  a  search warrant  at  the  unoccupied  home  of  a  deceased, suspected  gang leader, at David Street, Bourne’s Road, St James.

At the premises, police found and seized:

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