Illegal quarry operators have started mining inside the State-owned pine fields of Valencia, leaving behind open pits as deep as 20 feet.
Forestry workers who have been toiling in the pine field forests off Mora Trace, Valencia came upon the pits yesterday.
Expressing disgust with illegal mining, one worker said, “This is a hazard because there are contractors and other operators who work in the pine field.
The manhunt for the suspect in La Brea quadruple murders ended early yesterday morning at St Albans Road, Valencia, when police took a 38-year-old handyman/mason, of Lawrence Village, Guapo, Pt Fortin, into custody.
The man was seen by people who knew him walking along the road and they alerted the police. He was held around 9.10 am by officers of the La Horquetta Crime Patrol Unit under Sgt. Vaughn Waldropt. Eyewitnesses said he was dressed in a black t-shirt, jeans and black sneakers and looked well rested. He had in his possession a green knapsack containing items of clothing.
Police have arrested a Valencia man for possession of a firearm and quantity of ammunition, police said in a statement on Tuesday.
Police say officers were on patrol along the Valencia Old Road around 10.25 pm Monday when they observed a man acting suspiciously.
Upon seeing the police, the man turned around and walked into a nearby bar.
The man was held on the premises and searched, resulting in the discovery of a black and grey Jaguar revolver loaded with two round of .38 ammunition.
One man is lucky to be alive after the car he was driving slammed into a pole along the Valencia Stretch between Valencia and Sangre Grande.
A video posted by am eyewitness shows the car split in half, with piece of it wrapped around the post while the over half rests a few metres away.
The details of the accident are not yet entirely clear but the persons filming the video says the driver is alive.
Police have issued several warnings about drinking and driving as well as exceeding the speed limit.
It is not known how the accident occurred.
This photo taken in the Valencia/Tapana area was sent to us by Alana Charles using the My Eye feature in the new CNC3 App.
Alana says, "It's been 10 years this road is like this we had asked for the road to (be) fix and all they are doing is putting material on it. Nothing has been done so now this is what going on. If we take a taxi from the junction we half to walk the rest. So I will like to no what they want us to do, especially those people who live up here."
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Police are seeking the urgent assistance of the public in locating 16-year-old Tariq Mohamed.
Tariq, of Eastern Main Road, Valencia, was last seen at home around 11 pm on Sunday 14th May, 2017.
He was reported missing to the Valencia Police Station, around 9:50 pm on Tuesday 16th May, 2017, by his father, Aftab Mohammed.
Tariq is of East Indian descent, 6 feet tall, slim built, with a light brown complexion and has short hair.
He was last seen wearing a pair of blue ¾ pants and a black jersey.
Police are investigating the murder of a man in Valencia this afternoon.
The man, who was not immediately identified, was pronounced dead at the scene.
Shortly after midday police responded to reports of gunshots heard at Claudia Drive near the district's post office.
Officers responded and found the body of a man in the street.
A district medical officer examined the body and ordered the removal to the Forensic Sciences Centre.
The killing took the murder toll to 179.
A 27-year-old man has been shot and killed.
The victim has been identified as Adrian Julian of Clarence Trace, Valencia.
Residents reported hearing loud explosions on Sunday evening.
Police were contacted and discovered Julien lying in a pool of blood.
He was taken to the Sangre Grande hospital but was pronounced dead on arrival.