Police Commissioner Gary Griffith says the police will continue to monitor vehicular traffic as the floods slowly recede. He assured that traffic arrangements were put in place so that by 3 pm today, when the traffic from north to south picks up again, there will be no gridlocks.
"We plan to clear both the north and southbound carriageways totally for the flow of traffic by 3 pm," he said.
He denied that the flooding caused a bottleneck earlier today.
Jaro Olyia a 24-year-old labourer of Phase 6, La Horquetta is expected to appear before the Arima Magistrates Court today charged with the murder of 33-year-old Juma McKell.
He is also charged with possession of a firearm and ammunition.
According to police reports the victim, also of La Horquetta, was walking along Ray Apollon Drive, Phase 4, La Horquetta when he was approached by a lone gunman who shot him several times about the body.
Mr McKell was taken to the Arima Health Facility where he later succumbed to his injuries.
Commissioner of Police Gary Griffith is calling on all police officers who can make themselves available to report for duty at 6:00 pm at the Police Training Academy in St. James.
In a press release, the Commissioner says he intends to significantly increase the police presence across the country over the next 24 hour to ensure safety and security for all.
He also asked officers who reside in other Divisions to report to their perspective police station.
This includes officers of the Western, Port of Spain and North Eastern Divisions.
Two men are expected to appear before a San Fernando Magistrate today, charged with the wasteful employment of police time after faking their own kidnappings.
The action has incurred the ire of Southern Division Snr Supt Zamsheed Mohammed, who warned yesterday that police would not tolerate false reporting. He said kidnapping is a high priority offence which requires significant manpower as the CID, Task Force, Anti- Kidnapping Squad, Cybercrime and other units are deployed immediately.
One man was arrested and a quantity of marijuana seized by officers of the Inter-Agency Task Force, Charford Court Base, during an anti-crime exercise conducted in the Port of Spain district, yesterday.
Officers conducted the exercise between 10 am and 12:10 pm on Tuesday, during which they had cause to stop and search a motor vehicle with a lone male occupant along Charlotte Street in the vicinity of the Renegades Pan Yard.
The search resulted in a black bag with 1.3 kilogrammes of marijuana being discovered hidden in the vehicle.
Police Commissioner Gary Griffith says he is in the process of treating with the thousands of applications for Firearm User’s Licenses (FUL), that he met upon his assumption of office.
In a statement issued by the Police Service on Tuesday, Griffith said that to date, his office has processed over four hundred 400 applications and is working to clear the backlog.
A Valencia man was arrested and a pistol and a quantity of ammunition seized, by officers of the Eastern Division Task Force, during an anti-crime exercise conducted in the Valencia district last night.
Officers were on mobile patrol between 6 pm and 8 pm on Monday, during which they observed a man walking along the Valencia Old Road, Valencia, and acting suspiciously.
Upon seeing the officers, the suspect attempted to run off but was apprehended a short distance away along Gill Street and searched.
Two police officers have been warned to have no contact with a man who has alleged that they stole money from him.
The warning was given to Police Constables Shazard Ali, 29, and Sadeeq Hosein, 27, as a condition of their bail when they appeared in the Chaguanas Magistrates Court on Monday charged with misbehaviour in public office.
The officers who were attached to the Cunupia Police Station at the time of the allegation were granted $100,000 surety bail by a Justice of the Peace at the Central Police Station on Saturday.
A 72-year-old pastor has appeared before a Sangre Grande Magistrate, charged with four counts of sexual touching against a minor female victim.
A statement by the Police Service says the offences occurred sometime between Sunday 30th September, 2018 and Thursday 4th October, 2018.
Kenrick Bernard, appeared before Magistrate Erica Baptiste-Ramkissoon in the Sangre Grande 2nd Magistrates’ Court on Friday to answer to charges.
The matter was adjourned to Friday 9th November.
Three men were shot dead after police intercepted them after they commandeered a van loaded with over $80,000 in cigarettes along Todd's Road, in Central Trinidad.
At 10 am on Friday, two men held up a sales man at Papa James Cafe, Todds Road. During the robbery the men disarmed the security guard of the cafe before escaping with his gun and a van loaded with cigarettes.
The van was later found abandoned near La Gloria Road.
Police searching for the men cornered them at a house on Fitt Trace, off Todd's Station Road.