Valencia man charged with kidnapping of a minor & assault

A Valencia man is set to appear before a Sangre Grande Magistrate today, charged with the kidnapping of a minor and assault against the victim’s mother.

Jason Garraway, 41, of Valencia Road, Valencia, was arrested by officers of the Sangre Grande Police Station on Saturday 14th April, 2018, the same date of the alleged incident.

The victim’s aunt reported to police that the child was taken from her by a man known to the family following a physical altercation with the victim’s mother.

Freeport woman charged with possession of firearm & ammunition

A Freeport woman is expected to appear before a Chaguanas Magistrate, charged with possession of a firearm and possession of ammunition.

The woman was charged by officers of the Central Division Task Force (CDTF), during an anti-crime exercise in the Freeport district, yesterday.

The exercise which took place between 10 pm on Monday 9th April, 2018, and 3 am on Tuesday 10th April, 2018, was supervised by Snr. Supt. (Ag.) Inraj Balram and ASP (Ag.) Richard Smith and included officers of the CDTF.

$40,000 bail for garbage truck driver on East Port-of-Spain dumping charges

The 28-year-old Petit Valley contract sanitation worker assigned to the Port of Spain City Corporation, who claimed he was threatened at gunpoint to dump garbage on the streets of east Port of Spain during protests earlier this week, was granted bail in the sum of $40,000 by a Justice of the Peace on Thursday.

Lance Cupidore, of Cameron Road, appeared in the Port of Spain Second Court yesterday on two charges of wilfully obstructing the free passage of a road and littering.

He pleaded not-guilty.

He will reappear on March 21st.

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.

Anand Ramlogan arrested

Former attorney general Anand Ramlogan has been arrested.

At about 6 am today, officers led by acting Deputy Police Commissioner Harold Phillip went to Ramlogan's Palmiste Park home where they informed him he was under arrest for two offences.

The offences are (i) misbehaviour in public office and (ii) perverting the course of justice.

This is a developing story.

Carenage man in court for allegedly attempting to board Barbados flight with cocaine worth $1.9 million

A Carenage man has appeared before an Arima Magistrate, charged with possession of cocaine for the purpose of trafficking, after he attempted to board a flight to Barbados, with the drug concealed in his luggage.

Marlon John, 40, a promoter, of Upper L’anse Mitan Road, Carenage, was at the Piarco International Airport around 5:10 pm on Saturday 20th May, 2017, preparing to board a flight to Barbados, when he was stopped at a security checkpoint.

The suspect’s luggage was checked and two packages containing 4.18 kilogrammes of cocaine were allegedly found concealed inside.

After residents' intervention, police charge man for Arouca mini mart murder

Police have charged a man with the murder of an Arouca mini mart proprietor.

Keron James is charged with the murder of Lleron Alexander and will appear before Arima Court today.

Alexander was killed when a gunman entered his shop on May 9th.

The accused was held by villagers and handed over to Arouca Police.

Two charged with 2014 murder

A Claxton Bay man and a Navet woman are due to appear before a San Fernando Magistrate, charged with the murder of Sherrin Alleyne, which occurred in June 2014.

Kamal Khan, 26, a truck driver, of Solidad Road, Claxton Bay, and Gloria Chin, 27, of Hackette Extension Road, Navet, were charged with the murder, after advice was received from the Deputy Director of Public Prosecutions, Joan Honore-Paul, today, Thursday 11th May, 2017.

Charged with wasting police time - wife reports him missing, police find him at a house, he claims he was kidnapped

A 35-year-old man, who had been reported missing by his common-law wife, was today fined $800 by a Couva Magistrate, after he pled guilty to a charge of wasteful employment of police time.

Kevin Samaroo, of Carlsen Field, Chaguanas, was reported missing to the Chaguanas Police Station, on Sunday 26th March, 2017, by Crystal Partapsingh.

Following investigations by members of the Anti-Kidnapping Unit, on Monday 27th March, 2017, Samaroo was found at a house in California, Couva.

Two men to appear in court for murder

A Rio Claro man and a man from Cunupia will appear in court today charged with separate cases of murder.

The following is a statement by the Police Service on the matter.

"Two men will appear before the courts on Wednesday 25th May, 2016, charged in separate murders.

In the first case Amit Lawrence Ramjitsingh will appear before a Rio Claro Magistrate Court charged with the murder of Mookaram Mahabirsingh.

Mr. Mahabirsingh, 66, died from multiple chop wounds on May 22nd, 2016, at Mahabirsingh Trace, Navet Village, Rio Claro.