Two stolen vehicles recovered by police

Two vehicles, stolen in separate incidents over the weekend, have been recovered by officers of the Port of Spain Division during mobile patrols.

In the first incident, a black Mitsubishi L200 Sportero motor vehicle belonging to a D’Abadie man, was stolen while parked along St John’s Road, St. Augustine, around 11:30 pm on Friday 13th July, 2018.

The owner made a report to the St. Joseph Police Station.

The vehicle was later found abandoned in Phase 5, Beetham Gardens, on Sunday 15th July, 2018, by officers of the Inter-Agency Task Force.

Man arrested with gun, ammunition in high-speed Tobago chase

One man has been arrested; and two pistols and quantities of ammunition and marijuana seized, by officers of the Tobago Division, following a high-speed chase in the Old Grange district.

Officers of the Tobago Divisional Task Force, were conducting an anti-crime exercise in the Mt. Pleasant area, around 2:40 pm on Sunday 15th July, 2018, when they attempted to stop and search a white Nissan Tiida motor vehicle with two male occupants.

The vehicle sped off and a chase ensued, resulting in the Tiida colliding into the rear of a truck.

Police destroy $2.75 million in marijuana during Biche exercise

Five marijuana fields containing 2750 fully grown marijuana trees and 20,000 seedlings are destroyed by officers of the Organised Crime and Intelligence Unit, during a marijuana eradication exercise in the Biche district.

The exercise took place between 7 am and 1 pm, on Friday 13th July, 2018.

The exercise also included officers attached to the Air Support Unit of the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service.

During the exercise, officers proceeded to Newlands, Biche, where they discovered the fields in a forested area.

Parliament to debate nomination of Stephen Williams for top cop

The parliament will have to sit again next Friday to discuss the nomination of Stephen Williams as commissioner of police.

The parliament has proceeded on July August vacation and means it will have to sit in emergency session to discuss the notification from the police service commission.

Last week, the parliament rejected the nomination of Harold Phillip who was the second-ranked nominee.

Once the parliament rejects a nomination, the constitution provides that the next ranked candidate is submitted for consideration.

Police: Imbert's son not given special treatment

T&T Police Service (TTPS) head of corporate communications Ellen Lewis yesterday denied the police paid special attention to recovering Adrian Imbert’s stolen cellphone.

Lewis made the position clear following recent public outcry that the TTPS had shown apparent bias in recovering Imbert’s stolen phone because he was the son of Finance Minister Colm Imbert.

Loaded pistol found in East POS

A pistol and a quantity of ammunition were discovered by officers of the Port of Spain Criminal Investigations Department, during an anti-crime exercise in the East Port of Spain district, yesterday.

During the exercise, coordinated by Snr. Supt. (Ag.) Ajith Persad, officers proceeded to a bushy area near the Basilon Street Community Centre around 7:00pm on Monday 9th July, 2018, where a search was conducted.

There, they discovered a Glock pistol loaded with one magazine containing two rounds of 9mm ammunition. Investigations are continuing.