Police swoop down on Grande vendors

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.

Police release man held for questioning over escapees

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. 

Man injured in Carenage police shooting gets bail

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.

Court awards technician $204,000 for police licks

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.

Witness missing, cops freed of criminal charge

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.

Bullet hole discovered at PM's constituency office

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.

Police release photo of shot officer, insist it was cold-blooded attack

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.

Young: South raids not connected to Anand, Ramdeen case

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.