Crime

3 men escape police custody

In two separate incidents, three men have escaped police custody. In the most recent incident, Scarborough police are searching for a man identified as Heston Lopez.
They say Lopez who is originally from Trinidad was under police guard at the Scarborough General Hospital, on Friday evening when he managed to evade officers and make his escape.
Meanwhile, officers of The Inter-Agency Task Force and Port of Spain Division are searching for two men who also escaped police custody last week.

Journalist's brother murdered in St. Vincent

The brother of journalist Dale Enoch was found murdered in St. Vincent Saturday morning. 
News coming out of St. Vincent revealed that Ian Enoch, who was a Spiritual Baptist Cleric, was found dead in an area close to the airport on the island. His body was wrapped in a sheet and dumped at the side of the road. there were chop wounds about the body.
Enoch was last seen attending an event on Friday on St. Vincent's East Coast.  It is believed that he was abducted after leaving the function. His car was found abandoned.

Police destroy marijuana fields worth $6.1m

Police destroy two marijuana fields worth TT$6,100,000 during a marijuana eradication exercise conducted in Rio Claro.

According to police reports the field contained 6000 fully grown marijuana trees.

The exercise took place between 6:00 am and 5:00 pm, on August 16th and was carried out by officers attached to the Organised Crime and Intelligence Unit. 

It also included officers attached to the Eastern Division Task Force and Air Support Unit of the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service. 

Two held by police for stealing BMW

A 26-year-old mechanic from Tarouba and a 29-year-old welder from St. John's village is in police custody after being arrested in connection with a report of larceny of a motor vehicle, by Southern Division officers.

According to police reports officers attached to the San Fernando Criminal Investigations Department (CID), responded to a report of two men seen tampering with a beige BMW sedan parked along St. Vincent Street, San Fernando, around 12:20 am on August 16th.

Police hold San Juan man minutes after robbing woman of cellphone

A San Juan man is arrested by officers of the St. Joseph Police Station, minutes after robbing a 25-year-old Tunapuna woman of her cellular phone. 

According to police reports, the victim told officers that she was standing along the Priority Bus Route in Mt. Hope, around 7:00 pm on August 16th when she was approached by a man who slapped her in her face and stole her cellular phone, before walking away. 

Police seize loaded revolver

Officers attached to the Central Division Special Crime Unit seized a loaded revolver during an anti-crime exercise in Enterprise.

According to police reports during the exercise, a party of officers led by Sgt. Allan Jodhan proceeded to Williams Street, Enterprise, around 5:00 pm on August 16th and conducted a search of a bushy area. 

The search resulted in officers discovering one .38 Special revolver loaded with two rounds of ammunition, wrapped in plastic and hidden under a sheet of galvanise.

 Investigations are continuing. 

Police seek public assistance identifying body found in Maracas

The TTPS is seeking the assistance of the public in identifying the body of a man, which was discovered on August 14th along the North Coast Road, Maracas.

 The body was that of a man, approximately 5 feet 7 inches in height; and attired at the time, in a pair of red ¾ pants and tall rubber boots. 

It was found by a crab catcher, in a forested area in the vicinity of Cyril Bay, around 5:00pm, in an advanced stage of decomposition. 

Women's group calls for establishment of Police Sex Crimes Unit

The International Women’s Resource Network (IWRN) is expressing "deep concern" over what it calls the alarming rate at which sexual offences against minors are being committed.

The IWRN notes that sexual penetration has now become a regular occurrence with current statistics for 2018 revealing that more than 20 minors have been subjected to these heinous and painful crimes.

"Even more alarming is the fact that in many instances, these offences are committed by persons known to the victims," the IWRN said ina statement on Friday.

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