Three police officers charged with assault, kidnapping

Three police officers have appeared in court charged with assaulting and kidnapping a man from Diego Martin last year.

Cpl Kevin Nurse and PCs Kevin Cassie and Kevin De Freitas appeared before Magistrate Nanette Forde-John in the Port-of-Spain Magistrates’ Court on four criminal charges which arose out of their arrest of Nicolas Owens in November last year.

The trio was charged with assault occasioning actual bodily harm, kidnapping, false imprisonment and misbehaviour in public office. They were not called upon to plead to the charges which were laid indictably.

Policeman accused of Moruga killings sues DPP over delay

One of the six police officers charged with murdering three friends from Moruga in 2011 has been given the green light to sue the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) over delays in starting their trial.

On Friday, High Court judge Ronnie Boodoosingh granted lawyers representing PC Safraz Juman leave to pursue his judicial review claim over the failure of the DPP’s Office to file an indictment against him and his colleagues since the end of their preliminary inquiry, almost five years ago.

Two men committed to stand trial on sexual offences charges against minors

Two Port of Spain men, charged separately for varying sexual offences against minors, have been committed to stand trial in the High Court, after appearing before a Port of Spain Magistrate.

Anthony Michael Mitchell, 26, of Port of Spain, was granted $100,000 bail with surety and committed to stand trial in the High Court, after appearing before Magistrate Adia Mohammed, in the Port of Spain 7th Magistrates’ Court, on Tuesday 10th April, 2018.

No bail for man charged with sexual offences against a minor

A Maraval man has been denied bail and remanded into custody after appearing before a Port of Spain Magistrate, charged with the sexual penetration and sexual touching of a 7-year-old girl.

Ted Dookie, 53, appeared before Magistrate Adia Mohammed, in the Port of Spain 7th Magistrates’ Court, on Monday 16th April, 2018, charged with one count of sexual penetration and two counts of sexual touching against a minor.

The matter was adjourned to Tuesday 1st May, 2018.

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.

Man charged for daring jewelry heist

A man who was apprehended and later freed during the 2011 State of Emergency has been arrested in connection with the jewelry heist at RT Jewellers in San Fernando.

Several rings and bracelets identified as being stolen from the store were found after police raided the man’s home on Broadway, San Fernando last week. The 29-year-old who has several convictions for robbery, larceny and firearm offences will appear before a San Fernando Magistrate today charged with receiving stolen goods.

Sisters in court on drugs and ammunition charges

Two sisters and one man, all of La Romaine, have appeared before a San Fernando Magistrate, charged with possession of ammunition and possession of marijuana.

Aaliya Ali, 18, and Stephanie Ali, 23, sisters of Peter Trace, La Romaine, and Deshawn Ross, 23, of Grace Lane, La Romaine, appeared before Senior Magistrate Cherril-Ann Antoine on Thursday.

The matter was adjourned to Thursday 10th May, 2018.

Rio Claro man charged with common assault against brother-in-law

A 19-year-old man, charged with common assault against his brother-in-law, has been remanded into police custody after appearing before a Rio Claro Magistrate today.

Ricardo Ramnarine, a labourer, of Railway Road, Rio Claro, was also charged with possession of a firearm and possession of ammunition, when he appeared before Senior Magistrate Lucina Cardenas-Ragoonanan, at the Rio Claro Magistrates’ Court on Thursday 12th April, 2018.

The matter has been adjourned to Monday 16th April, 2018.