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15-year-old Palmiste boy missing since Saturday

The Trinidad and Tobago Police Service is seeking the urgent assistance of the public in locating 15-year-old Jamal Sylvester, a statement by the police said.

Jamal, was last seen at his Block 7, Palmiste, home around 10:30 am, on Saturday 16th September, 2017.

He was reported missing to the San Fernando Police Station, around 12:25 am, on Tuesday 19th September, by his mother, Allyson Sylvester.

Jamal is of African descent, 5 feet 8 inches tall, slim built, brown in complexion and has short black hair.

Las Cuevas raid - four cars seized with false number plates on Sandman's property

A pistol, four vehicles bearing false registration plates and a quantity of marijuana were seized by officers of the North Eastern Division Task Force in the Maracas Bay area today, police said in a media statement. 

Officers conducted the exercise between 6 am and 2 pm on Wednesday 20th September 2017, during which they found two kilogrammes of marijuana hidden at the Maracas Bay Fishing Depot. 

The drug has an estimated street value of $20,000. 

Police officers stopped with drugs, illegal weapons in marked police vehicle

Two police officers are now answering questions about why they were transporting several bags of marijuana in Cedros on Tuesday in a marked police vehicle.

According to police, officers of the South-Western Division intercepted a marked police car Tuesday evening when they made the discovery.

The vehicle was assigned to a special unit.

Police say two police officers and a civilian were inside the vehicle.

Police searched the vehicle and found crocus bags containing compressed marijuana and three illegal firearms.

Police crack criminal operation involving stolen heavy equipment

Police have broken up a major criminal operation, involving persons who rent heavy equipment from equipment rental firms using fake documentation and later sell the stolen items to persons and businesses, involved in the racket, a police statement said.

Officers of the Stolen Vehicle Unit, carried out an anti-crime exercise in the Northern and Central Divisions over the weekend, resulting in five persons being arrested, three pieces of heavy equipment and a vehicle, all of which were reported stolen and a revolver, being seized.

Female Minimart owner shot dead

A 54-year-old woman has been shot dead during a robbery at her minimart in Chaguanas.

Police say a bandit entered Lucky Minimart in St Thomas Village around 12:30 pm today before he tied up, robbed and beat owner Haniffa Bedassie.

Police were alerted to the incident via telephone calls from people who were within the Minimart.

Officer of the Central Division responded and when they arrived they heard an explosion before the suspect fleed along the roadway.

Police gave chase and shot the suspect dead in an exchange of gunfire.

Laventille man held with pistol, ammunition

A 19-year-old man was arrested and one pistol and a quantity of ammunition seized, by officers of the Inter-Agency Task Force, during an anti-crime exercise in the Laventille area, on Friday 15th September, 2017, police said in a media statement issued Monday.

The statement said that officers conducted the exercise between 5:30am and 8:30am, during which they executed a search warrant for firearms and ammunition at the Mentor Alley, Laventille, home of the suspect.

Police detain man who kidnaps student following shootout with police

One man is in police custody after a shootout with police which resulted in one student being taken hostage.

One eyewitness says the suspect and a female student were arguing outside the compound, when police arrived the suspect started firing at the police.

He ran into the school where he held one 17-year-old male hostage.

The police were eventually able to talk him out of it and he surrendered.

The female student was not harmed.

71-year-old kidnapped businessman rescued; no ransom paid

A 71-year-old businessman who was kidnapped on Thursday has been rescued.

Sooklal Ramroop of San Fernando was kidnapped for ransom around 3:30 pm yesterday.

However, police say he was found around 1:30pm today in bushes along Trainline Road, Marabella.

The $700,000 ransom demanded was not paid.

Seven suspects have been detained including two women.

The police later issued a statement on the rescue:

Morvant couple to be charged with murder of Dr Claire Broadbridge

A Morvant couple is due to be charged with the murder of museum director Dr Claire Broadbridge on September 2nd this year.

Police confirmed the new development in social media postings on Twitter.

One tweet states that the DPP late this evening advised on the charge against a 34-year-old joiner and his 32-year-old common-law wife of Seales Avenue.

On Saturday, September 2nd, residents of the St Ann's observed smoke coming from Broadbridge’s home and notified the authorities.

A man who was not known to them was observed fleeing the scene.

Female police constable shot in Mamoral

Police say suspect has been identified in the shooting and wounding of a woman police constable in the Mamoral Village area last night in circumstances which suggest the incident followed an ongoing dispute with a person known to the victim.

No. 18884 WPC Crystal Ross Abraham, 32, was the front seat passenger of a Toyota Hilux vehicle driven by her husband, which was proceeding along Mamoral Main Road, around 10:30pm, on Tuesday 12th September, 2017, when the incident occurred.

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