Police officer accused of being involved in Pollonais kidnapping legally challenges detention

One police officer accused of being involved in the kidnapping of Natalie Pollonais has legally challenged his detention by police.

When the matter was brought before high court judge Margaret Mohammed, she ordered that police have until midday tomorrow to charge the police officer.

PCA probes Diego police killing

Head of the Po­lice Com­plaints Au­thor­i­ty David West has launched an in­de­pen­dent in­ves­ti­ga­tion in­to the killing of Ka­reem Chad Her­nan­dez, 21, of Bagatelle, Diego Mar­tin.

It is al­leged that Her­nan­dez was shot sev­er­al times by a plain­clothes po­lice of­fi­cer dur­ing a con­fronta­tion on Sun­day near his home at Spring Dri­ve Ex­ten­sion.

Eye­wit­ness­es are al­so be­ing called up­on to di­vulge any in­for­ma­tion that would as­sist in­ves­ti­gat­ing of­fi­cers in iden­ti­fy­ing the of­fi­cer in ques­tion.

Rifle-scope, bullet-proof vest seized in Petit Valley

Police have seized a revolver and a bullet proof vest in Petit Valley.

According to reports, around 10:30 am on Wednesday 12th September 2018, an exercise was conducted in the Western Division coordinated by Sgt Arnead involving officers of the Western Division Task Force, where, based on information received, they conducted a search of an area off a track along Store Drive, Petit Valley where found and seized a Smith & Wesson revolver, a rifle scope and a front of a bullet-proof vest.

No one was arrested.

PC Sahadath is continuing enquires.

65 speeding tickets issued in 4 hours

In just four hours, 65 motorists driving along Southern Main Road, Valsayn, were issued fixed penalty notices for speeding by officers attached to the Northern Division Speed Unit, during a speed exercise in the St. Joseph district.

The exercise, which took place between 11 am and 3 pm on Wednesday, was spearheaded by ACP (Ag.) McDonald Jacob and supervised by Insp. Naim Gyan, of the St. Joseph Police Station.

The highest speed recorded for the duration of the exercise was 88kph, while the speed limit for that area is 50kph.

Griffith discusses security concerns with DOMA

Police Commissioner Gary Griffith has met with members of the Downtown Owners and Merchants Association (DOMA), where security and law and order issues were discussed.

The meeting took place on Wednesday.

A police statement said that the meeting was held at the request of DOMA President, Gregory Aboud, and afforded Commissioner Griffith the opportunity to hear first-hand the concerns of the downtown Port of Spain business community.

Among the concerns raised were the safety of shoppers and parking in the capital city.

Police need help identifying body of 'Spanish' man found in Maraval

Police are seeking the assistance of the public in identifying the body of a man, which was discovered on Sunday at the corner of North Coast Road and Negmahwah Road, Maraval.

Police say the body was that of a man of Spanish descent in the mid-thirties with a brown complexion, approximately 5 feet 5 inches tall, stockily built, medium length black hair at the top with the sides and back shaved; and attired in a pink sleeveless T-shirt, with the words ‘PARAISO DEL SOL INSTRURA LA VIDA BUENA’ and fluorescent green short pants with a checkered pattern.