Crime

Another woman is murdered

Another woman has been murdered.

Police are on the scene of a murder at Dundonald Hill in St James, where the body of a 35-year-old woman was found dead this afternoon.

The vicitm has been identified as Nadine Smith.

Reports indicate that the woman's head was bashed in.

A manhunt has been launched for a male suspect known to the woman. 

 

Men drop firearms, marijuana while fleeing police

Seven firearms and quantities of ammunition and marijuana, were discovered by officers of the South Western Division Task Force, during an anti-crime exercise, in the Cedros district over the weekend.

Officers were conducting surveillance of a beach at Columbus Bay Road, between 11:00pm on Friday 15th June, 2018 and 4:00am on Saturday 16th June, 2018, when at around 3:40am, they observed a boat with two passengers come ashore.

San Juan man charged with murder of Morvant man

A San Juan man is expected to appear before a Port of Spain Magistrate today, charged with the murder of Jonathan Charles, which occurred on Saturday 12th May, 2018.

Marvin Valdez aka ‘Tanto’, 34, a labourer, of Febeau Village, was charged with murder, following advice received from Assistant Director of Public Prosecutions, Tricia Hudlin-Cooper, on Sunday 17th June, 2018.

Two Point Fortin men charged with marijuana possession

Two Point Fortin men are expected to appear before a San Fernando Magistrate today, charged with possession of marijuana for the purpose of trafficking.

Sheldon Burnett, 38, a barber, and Marlon Simon David, 49, both of Salazar Trace, Point Fortin, were arrested by officers of the Highway Patrol South Base, during an anti-crime exercise around 9:50am, on Saturday 16th June, 2018.

Officers were on mobile patrol along the M2 Ringroad, Debe, when they had cause to stop and search a silver Nissan Sylphy motor vehicle with two male occupants.

Woman charged with stealing gun from casino security guard

A 32-year-old Sangre Grande woman has been arrested for stealing a gun and ammunition from a security officer at a casino.

The incident is said to have taken place at a gambling establishment in the Sangre Grande area after midnight. 

The officer reported to police that he was on duty at the casino, armed with the weapon, when he went to the washroom and placed it on the toilet tank.

Minutes after leaving the washroom, he realised he had left the gun behind and returned to retrieve it, but did not find it.

Security guard murdered in Montrose

A security officer was gunned down in Montrose around 10 pm Thursday.

25-year-old Shane Marchan was killed a short distance from his home.

According to police, officers responded to a civilian report of a man lying motionless on the corner of Mark and Montrose streets.

On arrival, the officers discovered the body of a man with gunshot wounds. 

Officers contacted the district medical officer who pronounced marchan dead at the scene.

CNC3 understands marchan was employed as a security officer.

A post mortem will be conducted on Monday.

 

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