Police were expected to carry out a second round of interrogation yesterday on a 17-year-old San Fernando boy in custody for the murder of Dr Rudradeva Sharma.
Guardian Media learned that the teen has been a bit quiet but investigators are moving to lay several charges against him for his alleged role in Sharma’s death.
Confirmation from the Office of the Attorney General that perpetrators of sexual crimes will face the full brunt of novel laws aimed at deterring, punishing and shaming rapists, paedophiles and those others with a propensity to commit sexual crimes.
According to an official statement issued today, the tougher sex crimes laws came into effect on Friday 31st January 2020.
Two intelligence-led operations by the Child Protection Unit (CPU) in the Northern and Tobago Divisions have led to the arrests of three persons for sexual offences against minors.
One couple is expected to appear before an Arima magistrate today, while a man is expected to face a Scarborough magistrate today.
The two exercises were conducted by CPU officers on Friday 31 January, 2020.
Three persons were arrested in two intelligence-led exercises conducted by officers of the Child Protection Unit (CPU) on January 31st.
In the first incident, officers of the Northern Division’s CPU arrested a 40-year-old man for two counts of sexual penetration against a child and one count of sexual touching of a child.
His 37-year-old wife was also arrested on one count of failing to report sexual abuse of a minor.
A 36-year-old man from Morvant was shot and wounded by masked gunmen while in Laventille on Sunday night.
According to a police report, at about 9 pm, the victim was approached by the two gunmen while sitting on a culvert on the roadway, opposite a mini mart at Pashley Street, Laventille.
The victim attempted to run away but the men opened fire on him. The gunmen then escaped.
The victim was shot in the back. He was taken to the Accident and Emergency Department of the Port of Spain General Hospital where he was treated and warded in a stable condition.
Five people were held for driving under the influence on Sunday, in the Port of Spain division, during a breathalyser police exercise.
According to police reports, the five persons are between the ages of 30 and 65 years, and include a judicial records officer and a furniture store manager,
The police exercise took place between 8.30 pm on Sunday and 1 am on Monday, along Wrightson Road and the Lady Young Road in Morvant, simultaneously.
The exercise was co-ordinated by Senior Superintendent Ramdeen, Superintendent Rampath, Superintendent Simon and ASP Sooker.
A plot was uncovered by police to execute the head of the Special Operations Unit (SORT) last night, which originated from within the prison's walls which led SORT officers to Laventille Road, San Juan this morning to apprehend a suspect, who was later shot and killed after firing upon the police.
A senior source told Guardian Media that SORT officers intercepted the man known as Glean Bain aka "Shooter" in the vicinity of Ramesh and Leela Supermarket in a car allegedly on his way to pick up other persons to track down the SORT officer shortly after 9 a.m.
A Chinese national was among three persons detained in connection with a mall, car-stealing ring.
Police said they believe that the arrests come as a major breakthrough in their investigations into vehicles being stolen from several car parks at various malls in North Trinidad.
A 45-year-old Cumuto man was granted his own bail in the amount of $5,000 when he appeared before a Sangre Grande magistrate on Thursday for failing to provide a memorandum of sale or delivery for a quantity of citrus, found in his possession.
Omar Ali pleaded not guilty before Magistrate Brambhanan Dubay after he was held with over 2500 portugals and oranges on Wednesday.