St Joseph

Car stealing ring breakthrough as 3 arrested

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.

According to a police report, at about 1 pm on Wednesday, police officers received intelligence about a stolen vehicle being housed at the Lady Young Road, Morvant.

St. Joseph Couple Held with Firearms and Narcotics

A  St.  Joseph  couple  has been arrested for possession of arms, ammunition and narcotics.

The arrest occurred during  an  anti-crime  exercise  conducted  in  the  Northern Division last night, conducted by officers of the North Eastern Division Task  Force.

The exercise, spearheaded by Snr. Supt. (Ag.) Phillip, was conducted the between 6:15pm and 8:45pm, on Monday 6 January 2020.

According to official police reports, officers involved in the exercise proceeded  to  a  house  at  Agostini  Street,  St.  Joseph, where  they executed a search warrant.

Two shootings, hours apart

Investigations are continuing into two shooting incidents that occurred on Sunday.

In one of the reported incidents, a 30-year-old man is now nursing a broken hip and punctured bladder at the Port of Spain General Hospital after he was shot multiple times while in Santa Cruz.

According to a police report, at about 8.30 pm, the victim was liming at the corner of Pepper Hill and Grand Curacaye Road, Bourg Mulatresse, Lower Santa Cruz, when he was approached by a man he knows.

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.

UNC: Anomalies in voters lists for four marginals

The United National Congress (UNC) is calling on the Elections And Boundaries Commission (EBC) to launch a probe into what it says are abnormalities with voter lists in four marginal parliamentary constituencies.

In an official statement, the UNC says it had been conducting its own house to house examination of the list of registered voters in each constituency, meeting each voter in person.

Bamboo residents need clean-up assistance

Just over three weeks ago res­i­dents of Bam­boo set­tle­ment were dev­as­tat­ed for the third con­sec­u­tive year by flood­wa­ters when Trop­i­cal Storm Karen passed over the is­land.

How­ev­er, even though the wa­ters have long since re­ced­ed from their prop­er­ties, res­i­dents are fac­ing an­oth­er is­sue; their drains are still filled with slush—more than they can clean. This is why they are ap­peal­ing to pri­vate cit­i­zens to as­sist them with the re­quired ma­chin­ery to clean their drains.

Water disruptions in Maracas, St Joseph tomorrow

The Water and Sewerage Authority (WASA) is advising customers in Maracas, St. Joseph served by the Acono and Luengo & Naranjo Water Treatment Plants, that there will be a disruption in their supply on Tuesday 29th May 2018.

WASA says this is due to planned electrical works by the Trinidad and Tobago Electricity Commission that will affect the power supply to both water treatment plants between the hours of 9 am to 1 pm.

WASA says it will take between 4–6 hours for scheduled pipe borne water supply schedules to normalize thereafter.

Burnt body found in Maracas/St Joseph forest

The burnt body of a man was found in the forest of the Maracas/St Joseph hills yesterday.

According to a police report, at about 1 pm, officers who were involved in a marijuana eradication exercise at Wharf Trace discovered the body.

Police believe that the man, who remains unidentified may have either been farmer or was brought to the area, killed and burnt.

The body was removed to the Forensic Science Centre.

Investigations are continuing.

Pistol, ammunition found hidden under barrel in St Joseph

One pistol and a quantity of ammunition were found by officers of the St. Joseph CID and Northern Division Task Force, during an anti-crime exercise in the district, yesterday.

Officers conducted the exercise around 11:00 am on Thursday, during which they went to London Street, St. Joseph, where they conducted a search of an empty lot of land.

The search resulted in one black plastic bag containing one grey and black Jiminez pistol, loaded with one magazine containing five rounds of 9mm ammunition, being discovered hidden under a discarded barrel.