Man denied bail on sexual assault charges on two girls

A Laventille man is denied bail when he appeared before Port of Spain 7th Court Magistrate Adia Mohammed, charged with four counts of sexual assault against a 12 and 13-year-old girl.

Hubert Mannette, 56, was charged by officers of the Child Protection Unit, Port of Spain Division for the offenses which allegedly occurred between September 1st, 2016 and December 31st, 2016 against the 13-year-old girl, while the assault of the 12-year-old reportedly took place on Tuesday 14th November, 2017.

US Embassy donates narcotics & explosive detection dogs to police

The Trinidad and Tobago Police Service (TTPS) Mounted and Canine Branch has received five canines from the U.S. Embassy as part of our continuing support for the security of the citizens of Trinidad and Tobago under the Caribbean Basin Security Initiative (CBSI).

Chargé d’Affaires John W. McIntyre and Senior Superintendent Patsy Joseph, Head of the TTPS Mounted and Canine Branch, marked the arrival of the new canines in Arima, and signed a document acknowledging the handover.

9 more speed guns for police service

The police service has been armed with 9 more speed guns which have been immediately put into use.

Transport minister Rohan Sinanan an order for the use of the speed guns.

This would mean that there are now 15-speed guns in the hands of the police.

Meanwhile, the minister says in the upcoming year, the public will be told of the implementation of several key road safety initiatives geared towards the ministry's effort to ensure compliance with the current speed limit and traffic laws.


Homemade shotgun and marijuana seized by police

Southern Division police officers seized a homemade shotgun and a quantity of marijuana during an anti-crime exercise in Gasparillo last night.

The following is a media release by the TTPS:

One homemade shotgun and a quantity of marijuana were discovered by officers of the Southern Division during an anti-crime exercise in the Gasparillo district, on Wednesday night. 

Four arrested as police find weapon, ammunition in vehicle

Four persons were arrested and a pistol and a quantity of ammunition seized after police intercepted two vehicles proceeding along Race Course Road, Carapo over the weekend, a police statement said.

Cpl (Ag.) Justin Durity, in company with PC Andre Modeste and PC Keron George of the La Horquetta Police Station were on mobile patrol around 9:45 pm on Saturday 11th November, 2017, when they observed the occupants of two vehicles - a silver Nissan Tiida and a white Nissan AD wagon - travelling in a northerly direction.

Police recover stolen vehicles and find stolen goats in trunk of one of them

Two vehicles were recovered by officers of the Arima CID and Task Force, within hours of being reported stolen from the Arima district, over the weekend, police said in a statement.

The first vehicle, a green Toyota Yaris, belonging to a 51-year-old man of Demerara Heights, Wallerfield, was reported stolen from his home, around 10:00pm on Friday 10th November, 2017.

The vehicle was later found intact by officers around 3:00am on Saturday 11th November, 2017 along Noriega Trace, Bye Pass Road, Arima.

Man held with cocaine at Maracas Bay home

One man was arrested and a revolver and a quantity of illegal drugs were discovered, by officers of the Maracas Bay Police Station, during an anti-crime exercise in the area, over the weekend, a police statement said.

The exercise, which was spearheaded by ASP Michael Sooker and included members of the Coastal Patrol Unit, was conducted between 10:00am and 5:00pm, on Saturday 11th November, 2017.

The officers first executed a search warrant at the Old Bay Road, Maracas Bay, home of a 26-year-old man.

Police seize pistol, marijuana in San Juan

One man was arrested and a pistol and a quantity of marijuana were seized by officers of the San Juan CID, during an anti-crime exercise in the San Juan District over the weekend, police said in a statement.

Officers also seized a quantity of ammunition, during the exercise, which was spearheaded by Insp (Ag), Simeon James, supervised by Sgt. (Ag.), Wayne Davidson, and conducted between 4:00pm and 7:00pm, on Friday 10th November, 2017.

77-year-old man to stand trial for sexual assault on two girls

A Sea Lots man was today committed to stand trial in the Port of Spain High Court on multiple sexual offences against two girls, following the conclusion of a preliminary hearing into the charges which began on July 5th, 2016, in the Port of Spain 7th Magistrates’ Court.

The case against, Neville Richards, 77, a taxi driver, was heard by Magistrate Adia Mohammed, who committed the matter to trial.

Richards was later remanded into custody, pending the securing of $150,000 bail with surety.

Father charged with beating 14-year-old child

A father of three girls has been convicted on a charge of cruelty against one of his daughters and fined $3,000 or in default, face three months hard labour, a police statement said.

De Leon Celestine, 41, of East Dry River, Port-of-Spain, appeared before Magistrate Aden Stroude in the Port of Spain 5th Magistrates’ Court on Thursday to answer to the charge.

He has 28 days in which to pay the fine.

Celestine was found guilty of beating his 14-year-old daughter on Thursday 2nd June, 2016, causing suffering and injury to her health.