Municipal Police nab would-be kidnapper

A 23-year-old man from Cap-De-Ville, Point Fortin, was taken into custody yesterday, following his botched attempt at a kidnapping of a 10-year-old school child.

According to reports, members of the Point Fortin Municipal Police were instrumental in his arrest.

Ramdial: Give Child Protection Unit more resources

The Member of Parliament for Couva North is calling for the allocation of more resources to the Police Service's Child Protection Unit (CPU).

According to Ramona Ramdial, the Unit is not fully equipped with the necessary tools nor human resources, to deal with crimes against children. She also recommends that the Children’s Authority be given the authority and manpower to deal with complaints brought to them.

Police crackdown on illegal weapons continues

The Trinidad and Tobago Police Service (TTPS) continues its crackdown on illegal arms and ammunition, with multiple anti-crime exercises across the country.

Illegal weapon hidden in drain in St James

A firearm with ammunition and magazine, along with a bullet proof vest were found and seized by police officers during an anti-crime exercise on Tuesday night in St James.

Police said the Cavim shotgun, the pistol magazine, eight rounds of 7.62 ammunition and the bullet proof vest were found hidden in a drain at Aboud Circular and Dundonald Hill

Carnival police patrols at all beaches

Ahead of the bloodshed and mayhem seen since the start of the year, Municipal Police Officers have joined forces with the T&T Police Service (TTPS) to make Carnival 2020 safe.

Local Government Minister Kazim Hosein says the Municipal Police Service has rolled out its security plan for the upcoming Carnival season.

Minister Hosein has confirmed that a full complement of officers will be patrolling beaches and other public places.

Missing Persons Alert for teenage boy

The Trinidad And Tobago Police Service (TTPS) is seeking the public's assistance in locating 15-year-old Kyle Liverpool.

Liverpool, of Upper Richplain Road, Diego Martin, was last seen on Wednesday 5th February, getting into a black Nissan Tiida motorcar.

The boy's parents grew concerned when the teenager failed to return home and have since filed a missing persons’ report.

Liverpool is of African descent, slim built and dark brown in complexion.

Tacarigua Teen Missing

The Trinidad  and  Tobago  Police  Service (TTPS) is  seeking  the  urgent assistance  of  the  public  in  locating  13-year-old  MEAGAN JOHNSON.

Meagan,  of Ragooraj Street,  Dinsley Village in Tacarigua,  was  last seen at 11:30am on Monday 3rd February 2020, at her home.

She  was  reported  missing  to  the  Arouca  Police  Station  on the same day, at 9:00pm by a relative.

Meagan, is of African descent, 5 feet tall, slim built, and brown in complexion. 

She was last seen wearing a white dress.

PLIPDECO responds to rumours about dead bodies on vessel

The  Point  Lisas  Industrial  Port  Development  Corporation  (PLIPDECO) has responded to rumours of three dead, Chinese crew members on-board a ship docked at the Port of Point Lisas, describing them as untrue.

The rumours have been circulating via a viral WhatsApp message.

The Trinidad and Tobago Police Service (TTPS), also has issued a statement, debunking the claims.

In an official statement, PLIPDECO reports on the various measures it has undertaken since the spread of the coronavirus nCoV-2019.

No health scare at Point Lisas Port

Rumours that three Chinese crew members on-board a ship docked at the Port of Point Lisas are dead, have been dispelled.

The false information stemmed from a WhatsApp message that went viral on Thursday relating to the global epidemic, the Coronavirus nCov-2019.

The message read:

Police Commissioner and UNHCR Chief of Mission meet on Refugees Protection

Commissioner of Police, Gary Griffith, met today with Chief of Mission of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), Leila Jane Nassif at the Police Administration Building, Port-of-Spain.

Among  the  topics  discussed  were  national  security  and  humanitarian protection  as  it  relates  to  refugees, including issues such  as sex slavery and trafficking of minors, with the priority of both agencies, the TTPS and UNHCR, to collaborate and cooperate and to look after the wellbeing of refugees.

CPU: Increase in crime increase against children

Parents are being urged to take special care of their offspring for the Carnival Season and beyond, in light of a substantial increase in crimes committed against children in this country.

The appeal was made by Sergeant Valerie Hospedales of the Child Protection Unit (CPU) of the T&T Police Service (TTPS), during the TTPS' weekly media briefing.

Sergeant Hospedales reported that the CPU has made 29 arrests and laid 44 charges for 2020, so far. She also notes that there has been a 45 per cent increase in crimes against children over the last two years alone.