Crime

Matelot village mourns death of Exemplar youth

The quiet and peaceful fishing village of Matelot is plunged into mourning following the murder of an exemplar youth, 21-year-old Odion Graham.

According to a police report, at about 11.30 pm on Monday villagers heard several gunshots in the vicinity of Santa Cruz Road Matelot.

A party of officers were called to the scene where they found Graham dead on the roadway. He was shot several times to the head and back.

Graham lived at the corner Santa Cruz Road and Samuel Street.

Republic Bank employee dies weeks after being burnt

A Republic Bank employee attached to the Valsayn Branch, identified as Seon Solomon, has died from injuries he sustained weeks ago.

Earlier this month, Seon Solomon got into an altercation with someone in the St Joseph area while liming.

Reports are the individual threw a flammable substance on Solomon, and then set him on fire.

Man arrested; SORT seizes gun, ammo, cash & narcotics

One man was arrested and quantities of narcotics and cash seized by officers of the Special Operations Response Team (SORT) during an anti-crime exercise conducted in the Eastern Division over the weekend.

Reports are that during the exercise—which was conducted on Saturday 16th November 2019—the SORT officers proceeded to an apartment at Foster Road, La Seiva, Sangre Grande, where they executed a search warrant.

Police arrest bandits after car chase

Police have arrested two men following a shoot-out last evening.

According to reports, while on patrol, officers were alerted to a robbery along East Grove, Valsayn.

On seeing the officers, the suspects sped off and a chase ensued through Curepe unto the Southern Main Road.

There was an exchange of gunfire between the bandits and the police before the assailant's vehicles crashed into a wall.

Two men were apprehended and a firearm was recovered.

A third man escaped by foot.

 

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Fishermen attacked by pirates at Orange Valley (UPDATE)

Pirates attempted to attack fishermen from Orange Valley and Carli Bay on Thursday night.

Imtiaz Khan, president of the Carli Bay Fishermen Association, said villagers were at the wake of Melissa Khan, the mother of Jason Baptiste, one of the fishermen who was killed on July 22, when they were alerted that six men on a boat attempted to rob the fishermen who had to cut their nets and flee. 

Khan said the fishermen showed up at the wake shaken and worried.

MP’s stolen vehicle recovered

The vehicle belonging to MP for Princes Town Barry Padarath, which was reported as stolen to police, has been found.

It was discovered intact in the Couva area, this morning

Reports are that the Princes Town MP stopped to get food at Chin Liu Chinese Restaurant along the Old Southern Main Road in Couva, at about 8:15 on Thursday night, when he was approached by an armed man wearing a mask.

Mr Padarath reportedly was robbed of his Prado vehicle, a mobile phone valued at TT$7,000 and his wallet containing TT$200 cash and his bank cards.

Murder in Belmont

The murder count continues to rise, following a murder in Belmont early this morning

Police say 23 year-old Shakeem Roberts was liming on some steps in the area at about 12:30 this morning, when a gunman approached, shot him, and then ran away.

Roberts died on the spot.

Investigations continue.

 

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MP Padarath robbed at gunpoint

Short­ly af­ter UNC of­fi­cials spoke out against T&T’s run­away crime sit­u­a­tion at a po­lit­i­cal meet­ing on Thurs­day night came news that Princes Town MP Bar­ry Padarath had been robbed at gun­point. Some mem­bers of the par­ty hur­ried­ly left a cot­tage meet­ing at Soledad Road, Clax­ton Bay on Thurs­day night af­ter hear­ing about Padarath’s or­deal.

The Princes Town MP, who lives at Roys­to­nia, Cou­va, made a re­port at the Cou­va Po­lice Sta­tion and some of his col­leagues went there to lend sup­port.

Laventille man held with gun

A 19-year-old suspect remains in police custody after being caught with a firearm and a quantity of ammunition during an anti-crime exercise in the Laventille area on Thursday.

According to official police reports, officers of the Port of Spain Task Force were on patrol on Laventille Road, when they had cause to stop and search a male suspect.

The search revealed the suspect had one nine millimetre Browning pistol containing nine rounds of ammunition, tucked in his waist.

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