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.
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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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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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: