Crime

Police hold 258 in three days

Police have arrested over 258 persons in connection with various offences including gang activity, shootings, outstanding warrants and gun and narcotics possession, a statement by the Police Service said. 

The statement said that over 4,500 police officers across the nine police divisions have engaged in anti-crime exercises over the past 72 hours, conducting patrols, stop and searches and operations critical to treating with matters of crime and criminal activities across the country.

Two years hard labour for Ste. Madeleine man

Daniel Felix Reyes a 21-year-old  labourer from Ste. Madeleine has been sentenced to 24 months of hard labour after pleading guilty to charges of possession of a firearm and ammunition. 

Reyes, of Coquette Street, Ste. Madeleine was charged with possession of firearm and possession of ammunition, when he appeared before Magistrate Alicia Chankar, in the San Fernando 1st Magistrates’ Court, on  February 12th. 

New plot uncovered to kill Griffith

A new plot has been un­cov­ered to as­sas­si­nate Com­mis­sion­er of Po­lice Gary Grif­fith by two in­car­cer­at­ed gang lead­ers and one of their as­so­ciates.

In­tel­li­gence sources say the con­tract to kill was con­nect­ed to the hu­man traf­fick­ing bust which oc­curred last Wednes­day.

The in­for­ma­tion is com­piled in a con­fi­den­tial re­port pre­pared by the Spe­cial Op­er­a­tions Re­sponse Team on Feb­ru­ary 8.

Cops probe death of woman on Valentine's Day

Valen­tine's Day, con­sid­ered a day of love, brought sor­row and hurt to the fam­i­ly of a 53-year-old par­tial­ly blind woman af­ter she was found with cloth­ing cov­er­ing her face and elec­tri­cal cord tied around her neck. She lat­er suc­cumbed to her in­juries at the San­gre Grande Hos­pi­tal.

The woman was found ly­ing on the floor of her kitchen around 8. 15 am.

Woman hit by stray bullet dies

A 58-year-old grand­moth­er, who was shot by a stray bul­let while ly­ing on her couch at her Pleas­antville home al­most two weeks ago, has suc­cumbed to her in­juries.

Char­mayne Gray died on Wednes­day evening at the San Fer­nan­do Gen­er­al Hos­pi­tal.

Com­plain­ing about the crime sit­u­a­tion yes­ter­day, her son Adri­an Williams, 31, called for jus­tice.

He said his moth­er, whose right leg was am­pu­tat­ed above the knee due to com­pli­ca­tions from di­a­betes a few years ago, did not de­serve to die that way.

Burkie, Dole, Spanish detained

Three residents from the Sealots and Beetham communities who go by the nicknames Burkie, Dole and Spanish have been taken in by police in raids this morning,

The raids are part of the ongoing Red Alert activity taking place by the police.

The men are assisting the police in their investgations into recent crime in the area.

We will have further information on this later.

Grif­fith to com­mu­ni­ties: Don’t be blinded by loyalty to gang leaders

Peo­ple who are blind­ed in loy­al­ty to their re­spec­tive gang lead­ers and oth­ers in the com­mu­ni­ty will be ar­rest­ed should they move to block roads and protest.

Po­lice Com­mis­sion­er Gary Grif­fith made this clear to peo­ple who con­done gang ac­tiv­i­ties and seek to de­fend gang lead­ers and mem­bers in their re­spec­tive com­mu­ni­ties. He spoke at a news con­fer­ence yes­ter­day.

Cops wrap up probe in clerk’s murder

Homi­cide de­tec­tives have wrapped up their in­ves­ti­ga­tions in­to the 2018 mur­der of Par­lia­ment clerk Mar­i­an­na Moon­is­ar.

On Thurs­day, se­nior of­fi­cers of the Homi­cide Bu­reau of In­ves­ti­ga­tions, Re­gion Three, passed on their file to their le­gal of­fi­cer.

It was ex­pect­ed to be sub­mit­ted to the Of­fice of the Di­rec­tor of Pub­lic Pros­e­cu­tions for in­struc­tions on whether or not to charge the 24-year-old Clax­ton Bay labour­er who was ac­cused of the crime.

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