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Joggers discover body at QPS

Early morning joggers around the Queen's Park Savannah in Port of Spain discovered a body lying on the grass.

Upon checking, they discovered that the man was not responding to their calls, nor was he breathing.

Police officers were called on the scene shortly after 6 am. Officers observed several empty bottles near the body. It is believed that the man may have consumed their contents.

Police officers did not reveal the man's name but said he lived in Belmont.

Two arrested for robbery and wounding

Two men have been arrested in connection with a report of robbery and wounding.

According to police reports, officers were on mobile patrol when they responded to a report of robbery and wounding at Tragarete Road and Cipriani Boulevard, around 11:00pm, on Tuesday 15th October 2019.

The officers, with the assistance of an off-duty police officer, arrested two suspects in connection with the incident and seized a revolver and three rounds of ammunition.

‘Sunday’ charged with counselling a gang leader

Basilon Street res­i­dent Aki­do “Sun­day” Williams was de­nied bail yes­ter­day af­ter ap­pear­ing be­fore a Port-of-Spain mag­is­trate charged with coun­selling a gang leader.

Bail was de­nied be­cause po­lice pro­vid­ed an in­com­plete crim­i­nal record and the mag­is­trate had con­cerns over two rob­bery cas­es from 1998 and 1999, which ap­peared to be pend­ing. Williams, a fa­ther of 10 and an em­ploy­ee of the Hous­ing De­vel­op­ment Cor­po­ra­tion (HDC), was or­dered to reap­pear in court to­day.

Former TLM Resident: ‘Abuse and licks for demons’

Se­nior po­lice in­ves­ti­ga­tors tasked with in­ves­ti­gat­ing the ac­tiv­i­ties at the Trans­formed Life Min­istry Re­ha­bil­i­ta­tion Cen­tre say they will now be look­ing in­to fresh al­le­ga­tions of abuse at the fa­cil­i­ty.

This af­ter one of four per­sons pre­vi­ous­ly housed there, who were not part of the group re­suced last week, claimed that dur­ing his two-year stay he was abused by sev­er­al peo­ple.

In­ves­ti­ga­tors say this and oth­er al­le­ga­tions made by sev­er­al oth­er peo­ple once housed there will be “thor­ough­ly in­ves­ti­gat­ed.”

$200,000 bail for cops charged with misbehaviour in office

Two po­lice of­fi­cers were grant­ed bail of $200,000 on charges of mis­be­hav­iour in pub­lic of­fice and at­tempt­ing to per­vert the course of pub­lic jus­tice.

On Ju­ly 29, two po­lice of­fi­cers went to Ravine Road in Pe­tit Val­ley where they al­leged­ly ap­proached the vic­tim to take pos­ses­sion of a mo­tor ve­hi­cle as a re­sult of a dis­pute of own­er­ship of the said mo­tor ve­hi­cle.

Autopsy today on two Cumuto murder victims

An autopsy is expected to be performed today on Aleem Khan and Bryan Felix, who were found dead in Coryal over the weekend.

According to reports, the men went into a forested area at Coryal Village on Saturday, but did not return home.

Police reports indicate that a party of officers from the Cumuto Police Station received information that two bodies were found at Sinverguenza Road, Coryal Village.

Man held with firearm

 

One man is in police custody after being held with a firearm and a quantity of marijuana.

According to police reports, officers of the Crime Suppression Unit were conducting an exercise in the Brazil Village district yesterday, when they observed a man acting suspiciously.

Upon seeing the officers, the man threw a blue bag into some nearby bushes and ran off.

The man was apprehended a short distance away and a search of the area resulted in the discovery of a loaded pistol and 700 grammes of marijuana.

Investigations are ongoing.

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Awong: I’m no monster

Pas­tor Glenn Awong is un­apolo­getic for the ac­tiv­i­ties that were al­leged­ly un­cov­ered at his Trans­formed Life Min­istries Re­ha­bil­i­ta­tion Cen­tre af­ter po­lice of­fi­cers from the Spe­cial Op­er­a­tions Re­sponse Team (SORT) raid­ed the com­pound in the wee hours of Wednes­day morn­ing.

In fact, Awong sees him­self as a sav­iour of the peo­ple that he said he was “car­ing” for.

Two police constables appear in court today

Two brothers, both of whom are police constables, will appear before a Port of Spain magistrate today, on charges of misbehaviour in public office.

The charges stem from an incident that occurred in March last year, during which a 30-year-old watchman was confronted by the two officers, who reportedly assaulted and abused him.

The victim informed the officers he was going to report them for their actions and proceeded to the Central Police Station.

It was reported that he was followed by the officers who arrested him for using obscene language and resisting arrest.

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