Crime

Mother critical after being chopped by son following schoolwork quarrel

The Ministry of Education says it has received reports from school supervision personnel of a chopping incident involving a student from a central secondary school and a close relative.

The close relative has been identified as the boy's mother.

The incident occurred at home at approximately 7:30 am on Thursday 19th April, 2018, after the mother scolded her son about his school work.

The teenager, a student of Presentation College, Chaguanas, is now in police custody.

Las Lomas woman charged with murder of common-law husband

A Las Lomas woman has appeared before a Chaguanas Magistrate, charged with the murder of her common-law husband, Dexter Hospedales, which occurred on Wednesday 21st March, 2018.

April-Ann Mohan, 27, of Boy Cato Road, Las Lomas, appeared before Senior Magistrate Jo-Anne Connor at the Chaguanas 1st Magistrates’ Court, on Wednesday 18th April, 2018.

The matter has been adjourned to Tuesday 15th May, 2018 Mr. Hospedales, 34, of the same address, got into a physical altercation with a female relative that resulted in the victim being stabbed.

Security guard murdered

A 41-year-old security guard has been shot and killed.

Shortly before 8 pm Wednesday evening, Paul Rajkumar, a security guard attached to Shields Security Services got into an altercation with a man.

During the fracas which took place at an establishment near Albion Plaza, Victoria Avenue, the assailant pulled out a gun and shot Rajkumar several times about the body.

The father of four was taken to hospital but was pronounced dead on arrival. Investigations are ongoing.

 

Williamsville vendor charged with cocaine possession

A Williamsville vendor has been charged with possession of cocaine for the purpose of trafficking.

Melisa Pancham, 32, of Kumar Village, Williamsville, was arrested and charged by officers of the Marabella Police Station, during an anti-crime exercise in the Gasparillo district on Tuesday 17th April, 2018.

During the exercise, Sgt. Keith Ifill, Cpl Narine Bisnath and a party of officers were on patrol along the Guaracara Tabaquite Road, Ben Lomond at 3:30 pm, when they had cause to carry out a search of a stall being operated by a vendor.

17-year-old boy in court for baby's murder

A 17-year-old boy is to appear before the Children's Court, charged with the sexual assault and murder of a 15-month-old baby girl.

Last Wednesday, the mother of the child entrusted her in the care of the male relative at her home in Palo Seco.

When she returned home later that day she discovered her daughter unresponsive.

The girl was rushed to the Siparia Health Facility where she was pronounced dead.

An autopsy revealed that the girl died from blunt force trauma to the head, a further medical examination revealed that the girl's hymen was ruptured.

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