Municipal police officers swooped down on vendors selling their goods along the sidewalk in Sangre Grande yesterday. Vendors were asked by the police to remove their goods or have it confiscated.
Some vendors hurriedly packed their goods and removed their stalls to avoid their goods being confiscated, while others gave the police stiff opposition. As a result, one vendor had some of her goods confiscated.
A man who was detained by officers of the Port-of-Spain Division Task Force Thursday night for questioning into the allegedly aiding and abetting of escapees Denbow Olatungi and Michael Findlay, was released shortly after 2pm Friday.
Police held the man at his One Woodbrook Place apartment during an exercise.
His common-law wife was also held and later released.
Denbow and Findlay along with six other men escaped from the Golden Grove Remand Yard Prison in Arouca on May 15.
The six other escapees were held within 24 hours of their escape.
A Carenage man who was shot and injured three weeks ago during a police-involved shooting in Big Yard, Carenage, was granted bail yesterday, as the police once again failed to properly present their evidence in the matter.
This allowed one of the men, Dequan Dyall, 21, to be granted bail with a surety or a cash alternative of $40,000 after the matter was heard for the second time in the Port-of-Spain Magistrates’ 4b Court before Magistrate Sarah De Silva.
A 39-year-old production technician who was assaulted, maliciously prosecuted and falsely imprisoned by the police has been awarded $204, 750 in damages.
Justice Carol Gobin ordered WPC Vaughn Cudjoe-Joseph and the Attorney General to pay the damages to Kerryn Kissoon.
The money included special damages in the sum of $11,500 for a Blackberry cellular phone and D2 coil set which were seized by the police and not returned to him, as well as $5,750 for his legal representation at the magistrates’ court.
Two police officers have been freed of taking a $900 bribe to release a man they arrested for robbery in 2010.
Cpls David Joefield and Marvin St Rose were discharged by Magistrate Christine Charles in Port-of-Spain Magistrate’s Court, on Tuesday, after she upheld a no case submission from their attorneys.
A report has been made to the Four Roads Police Station of a bullet hole in the constituency office of Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley.
The office is located at Covigne Road, Diego Martin.
The bullet hole was discovered by a worker who arrived at work Wednesday morning.
The hole was through a glass pane. A spent projectile was also found on the scene and is now in the possession of police.
Police do not believe that the incident had anything to do with the prime minister.
The police service has released a photo of the police officer who was shot in Carenage during an exchange of gunfire with residents of Big Yard, in a bid to highlight the police's side of the story, that the officers were attacked by some residents.
In a two-page statement, says the photo shows that someone used an illegal weapon and shot at a police officer.
"No one is discussing this," the statement said.
Last week’s raids on certain South homes had nothing to do with the alleged corruption-related cases of United National Congress members Anand Ramlogan and Gerald Ramdeen - but there was very good reason for these homes to be searched, National Security Minister Stuart Young said at yesterday’s post-Cabinet media briefing.