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.

Police: Ammunition seizures up 69%, firearms 9%

For the period January 1st, 2018 to April 16th, 2018, the Trinidad and Tobago Police (TTPS) Service has recorded a 69% increase in the seizure of ammunition and a 9% increase in firearm seizures, when compared to the same period in 2017.

During the 2017 period, 3,199 assorted rounds of ammunition were found and/or seized by the TTPS, while the 2018 period saw 5,391 assorted rounds of ammunition being discovered and/or seized.

Firearm seizures in 2017 resulted in 277 weapons being taken off the streets when compared to the 302 seized for the period under review in 2018.

Marijuana and ammunition found in Malabar

A quantity of ammunition and marijuana was discovered by officers of the Malabar Police Post, during an anti-crime exercise, in the Malabar district yesterday.

The exercise, coordinated by ACP (Ag.) McDonald Jacob and spearheaded by Supt. (Ag.) Sheldon David, took place between 2:30 pm and 3:45 pm, on Tuesday 17th April, 2018, and included officers of the Malabar Police Post.

Police destroy 300 marijuana seedlings in Moruga exercise

Police have destroyed 300 marijuana seedlings that were discovered by officers of the Moruga Police Station, during a marijuana eradication exercise in the Moruga district yesterday.

The exercise, supervised by Cpl. Sydney Simon and Cpl. (Ag.) Kishore Ramsingh, took place between 8:30 am and 3 pm, on Tuesday 17th April, 2018.

During the exercise, officers proceeded to an abandoned house along Dennis Trace, Moruga, where the plants were discovered and subsequently destroyed.

No arrest was made in connection with the find.


Injured police officers turned away from health facility

An investigation has been launched into an incident at the Couva Health Facility in which three police officers were refused treatment because they had no medical card.

The officers, dressed in their police uniform, went to the health facility early Sunday morning after receiving minor injuries during the arrest of two men at Dow Village, California.

Police GEB officers spruce up El Socorro primary school

The Guard and Emergency Branch of the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service, has been praised by the Principal of the El Socorro South Government Primary School, after sprucing up the facility.

Over the recently concluded Easter Vacation, several members of GEB spearheaded a beautification and maintenance drive at the school. From Monday 9th to Saturday 14th April, 2018, the officers organised the painting and general cleaning of the school compound and classrooms, in preparation for the opening of the new school term.

Three police officers charged with assault, kidnapping

Three police officers have appeared in court charged with assaulting and kidnapping a man from Diego Martin last year.

Cpl Kevin Nurse and PCs Kevin Cassie and Kevin De Freitas appeared before Magistrate Nanette Forde-John in the Port-of-Spain Magistrates’ Court on four criminal charges which arose out of their arrest of Nicolas Owens in November last year.

The trio was charged with assault occasioning actual bodily harm, kidnapping, false imprisonment and misbehaviour in public office. They were not called upon to plead to the charges which were laid indictably.

Murder in Cocorite

A man has been shot and killed in Cocorite.

Shortly after 9:30 pm on Sunday, residents along Harding Place heard several loud explosions.

The police were called in and upon arrival discovered a man lying in a pool of blood.

The man's body bore several gunshot wounds.

He was taken to hospital but pronounced dead on arrival.

Police are yet to confirm the man's identity.