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T&T murders May 2019....May 2019............40

sgtdjones 2019-05-02 03:55:55 

Prakash: $500 for a hit

OPPOSITION MP Prakash Ramadhar yesterday expressed concern over execution-style killings in the country, saying that a hit on someone can cost as little as $500.

The St Augustine MP was speaking on the debate on the Whistle-blower Protection Bill, 2018 at the Parliament sitting.

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Murders to date ....171

Last year ...... 173

sgtdjones 2019-05-02 04:03:48 

Gold chain cop gets robbed

A police officer was robbed at gunpoint of his gold chain on Sunday night.

The thief placed a firearm to the head of a police constable while he was standing near a food outlet along Naparima Mayaro Road in Cocoyea, San Fernando.

The constable was attacked around 8.20 p.m. by a man dressed in a hoodie and a dark three quarter pants.

The assailant held the gun to police officer’s head and demanded the gold chain that he was wearing.

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sgtdjones 2019-05-02 13:25:27 

Cop's brother charged with setting man on fire

The brother of a police officer appeared before the court for allegedly setting a man on fire.

Fisherman Richie Rebiero, 36, of Moruga, appeared before Senior Magistrate Rae Roopchand charged with causing grievous bodily harm to Raymond La Fortune in Moruga, on Easter Monday.

The charge was laid by Cpl Woods.

Defence attorney Pe­tro­nilla Basdeo told the court that Rebiero had no pending or previous convictions. She also said her client was afraid as his brother was a hard-working police offic­er and should he not be granted bail, there could be a poten­tial threat for him in prison.

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sgtdjones 2019-05-02 13:54:44 

20-year-old Gasparillo woman missing

20-year-old Jenelle Boodram of Gasparillo has been reported missing.

The Po­lice Ser­vice is seek­ing the ur­gent as­sis­tance of the pub­lic in lo­cat­ing 20-year-old Jenelle Boodram.

Boodram was last seen at her Bonne Aven­ture Road, Gas­par­il­lo home, around 8:30 am on Mon­day 29th April, 2019.

She was re­port­ed miss­ing to the Gas­par­il­lo Po­lice Sta­tion, around 1 pm on Tues­day by her sis­ter.

Boodram is of East In­di­an de­scent, 4 feet 10 inch­es tall and heav­i­ly built with a brown com­plex­ion and short black hair.

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sgtdjones 2019-05-02 19:36:05 

Murder toll: One less than 2018

The homicide toll is now one less death than for the same period last year.

A 30-year-old ‘PH’ driver Rajendra Bharath was killed on Wednesday night.

At about 9p.m. residents of Don Miguel Road, El Socorro, heard gunshots, and found Bharath on the road.

Officers from the San Juan Police Station, the Barataria Police Station, the North Eastern Division, and the Homicide Bureau, responded.

The killing has pushed the murder toll to 172.

The comparative for the same period last year was 173.

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sgtdjones 2019-05-03 00:45:30 


Man who witnessed a murder, silenced by killers

A MAN courageous enough to help police solve a crime, was shot dead on Wednesday night near his home at Don Miguel Road, El Socorro.

Police said that around 9 p.m. the area’s residents heard eight gunshots.

When residents believed that the gunman or gunmen had left they came out their homes and found the victim Rajendra Bharath, 30 in the porch of his home.

Neighbours took him to the Eric Williams Medical Sciences Complex Mt Hope where he was pronounced dead on arrival.

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sgtdjones 2019-05-03 00:49:45 

Tobago records a double murder

Tobago police are currently investigating a double murder in Cocrico Avenue, Buccoo, Tobago.

The victims have been identified as John Mills aka Joker Mills, 70, and his wife Eulyn. Speaking with media at the scene, Acting Senior Superintendent Jeffrey George said police received information of a homicide just before noon.

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sgtdjones 2019-05-03 00:52:22 

Morvant teen shot

AN 18-year-old Morvant youth is being treated at Port of Spain General Hospital after he was shot at Almond Drive in Morvant this afternoon.

Police said Joshua Joseph was at his apartment at 12.15 pm when he was called outside. He later saw two men one of whom shot him in the right side of his stomach.

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sgtdjones 2019-05-03 01:00:41 

Robbers claim poverty drove them to crime

Two men who beat and robbed a Table­land fam­i­ly of more than $.5 mil­lion were each sen­tenced to four years in prison on Thurs­day.

One of their ac­com­plices was shot and killed by the po­lice. Nicholas Alexan­der, 22, and Josi­ah Bobb, 18, both of St Mar­garet’s Vil­lage, Clax­ton Bay, blamed pover­ty for their ac­tions and asked for a sec­ond chance.

They plead­ed guilty in the Rio Claro Mag­is­trates Court to three of­fences of rob­bery with vi­o­lence. Alexan­der al­so plead­ed guilty to pos­ses­sion of a firearm and am­mu­ni­tion.

They were among five men, armed with firearms, who ac­cost­ed a 56-year-old old gro­cery pro­pri­etor at his home around 9.20 pm on April 27.

Pros­e­cu­tor Sgt Shazeed Mo­hammed said he was struck on his face sev­er­al times with a gun. They tied him up and stole his $2,000 wrist watch. While they were ran­sack­ing the house, Mo­hammed said the man’s niece and nephew ar­rived home. They were ac­cost­ed by two of the in­trud­ers who forced them in­to their home.

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sgtdjones 2019-05-03 22:12:29 

'What have we become?' PM mourns murdered friend, wife

Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley this morning shared his childhood memories of murdered Tobago resident, John Mills.

Mills, 69, and his wife of 40 years, Eulyn John, were found with their hands and feet bound and throats slit at their home at Buccoo New Road on Thursday.

The motive for the double murder has not yet been determine.

In a Facebook post, Rowley said he and Mills (John) grew up together in poverty, but violence and criminality were never part of their lives. And he questioned what had become of the next generation.

He wrote, “With my classmate and buddy John "Joker" Mills at our Alma Mater Bishop's High School last year. John and his wife were brutally slain by an intruder in their bedroom on Wednesday night in Tobago. What have we become? What are we producing as "the next generation"? John and I grew up together in poverty, with pride, but violence and criminality were never part of our life. Instead we shared lunch money and loved one another as we worked hard in the classroom and competed fiercely on the sports fields, honouring our parents, neighbours and respecting all adults.

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This brings To­ba­go's mur­der toll to five for 2019.

sgtdjones 2019-05-03 22:15:06 

‘April exploded into a bloodbath’

In a na­tion al­ready reel­ing from some of the high­est mur­der rates in the world, April proved to be the blood­i­est month this year.

Some 49 peo­ple were mur­dered in just 30 days. That rep­re­sent­ed a 25 per cent in­crease over the 39 peo­ple killed in April 2018, ac­cord­ing to of­fi­cial da­ta from the Crime and Prob­lem Analy­sis Unit of the TTPS (see side box).

The killings came in clus­ters. Over the four-day East­er week­end, the death toll jumped by 11 when po­lice tal­lied homi­cides from un­re­lat­ed in­ci­dents. Five peo­ple were killed in 24 hours be­tween April 26 and 27. A fam­i­ly of four, in­clud­ing a sev­en-year-old girl, was found with their throats slit in a car in To­co on April 12. An­oth­er fam­i­ly of three was shot to death in their ve­hi­cle in Corinth on April 29.

“April ex­plod­ed in­to a blood­bath,” said crim­i­nol­o­gist Dau­rius Figueira, whose re­search spe­cialis­es in the drug trade.

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As of April 30, the over­all homi­cide toll was 169, just five few­er over the same pe­ri­od in 2018. Mur­ders climbed from 120 at the end of March 2019 to 169 by the end of April, a 41 per cent in­crease.

The num­ber of homi­cides in April ex­ceed­ed the 2019 month­ly av­er­age of 42. If killings con­tin­ue at this rate, Trinidad and To­ba­go is on course to add to its grim track record of sur­pass­ing 500 mur­ders for a sec­ond con­sec­u­tive year — and for the fourth time in the na­tion’s his­to­ry.

sgtdjones 2019-05-04 14:35:11 

3 killed; cop, girl, 14, injured in Carenage shootout

Three peo­ple were killed and six oth­ers, in­clud­ing a po­lice of­fi­cer, were wound­ed dur­ing a shootout be­tween West­ern Di­vi­sion of­fi­cers and res­i­dents of Big Yard, Care­nage, this evening.

Res­i­dents said a teenage girl and the God­son of Prime Min­is­ter Dr Kei­th Row­ley were among the dead. How­ev­er, the names of the vic­tims are yet to be re­vealed.

The TTPS said in a state­ment that West­ern Di­vi­sion of­fi­cers on pa­trol in Care­nage were at­tempt­ing to ar­rest a sus­pect who was lim­ing on the street with a group of men when the in­ci­dent hap­pened. It said as the of­fi­cers were try­ing to ap­pre­hend the sus­pect, an­oth­er man drew a gun and opened fire on the of­fi­cers around 7.30 pm. It said a po­lice of­fi­cer was shot but the of­fi­cer re­turned fire, strik­ing the shoot­er. It added that in the ex­change of gun­fire three peo­ple were fa­tal­ly wound­ed.

The girl, 14, was said to have been walk­ing along the street when she was hit by a stray bul­let.

Res­i­dents said the ex­change of bul­lets sound­ed like "fire­works." How­ev­er, they are now call­ing for Com­mis­sion­er of Po­lice Gary Grif­fith to thor­ough­ly in­ves­ti­gate the ac­tion of the of­fi­cers.

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bravos 2019-05-04 14:52:34 

That was a police shooting idiot,not murder...what a sad fool..

sgtdjones 2019-05-04 14:57:09 

In reply to bravos

The police were shot at doofus

They shot back?

What do you call that?

Humans were killed.

If you graduated from High school you would have learnt something.


Still waiting for the commish 29% reduction in murders?

bravos 2019-05-04 15:53:01 

The police were shot at doofus

They shot back?

What do you call that?

Humans were killed.

I rest my case

My work is done here..

sgtdjones 2019-05-04 17:33:16 

In reply to bravos

It shows your stupidity



Where is the 29% reduction in murders that the commish told you?

sgtdjones 2019-05-05 14:35:47 

Two men killed, Arima, Morvant

TWO men have been murdered in two separate incidents in Arima and Morvant.

According to police, they found the decomposing body of Michael Dedier of Sherwood Park, Arima, handcuffed with bullet wounds in an abandoned house at By-Pass Road, Arima around 10 am on Sunday.

In the other incident, taxi-driver Desmond Braithwaite was found dead at his Cassia Trace, Morvant home on Friday night. Police said Braithwaite, 58, had been shot. His body was found around 10 pm.

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sgtdjones 2019-05-06 14:22:18 

WPC set on fire in domestic row

A POLICE officer remained in critical condition at hospital after she was doused with a flammable liquid and then set on fire during a domestic dispute yesterday morning.

Her boyfriend, a 33-year-old member of the Trinidad and Tobago Coast Guard, was arrested shortly after and was in police custody up to last night assisting officers with their investigations.

The incident took place around 4 a.m. at the woman’s Boundary Road, El Socorro, home.

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sgtdjones 2019-05-06 14:23:33 

Two cops beaten responding to chopping rampage in Palo Seco

Two senior police officers were kicked and cuffed by residents as they attempted to arrest a suspect in the chopping of three members of a Santa Flora family on Sunday.

Inspector Khan and Sergeant Smith responded to reports of a wounding near the Palo Seco velodrome at around 8am.

But the officers were ambushed by an unruly crowd.

Police said officers suffered injuries about the body and were taken to the Siparia Health Facility.

The 40-year-old Guapo man was detained into police custody.

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sgtdjones 2019-05-06 14:24:58 

Venezuelan woman stabbed to death in Princes Town
Hunt on for male migrant

A Venezuelan woman, who left behind her three young children to visit a male relative in Trinidad, was knifed to death at an apartment in Princes Town yesterday.

The woman, who died at Princes Town District Hospital, was identified as 26-year-old Katherine Diaz. Diaz, who came from Tucupita, arrived in Trinidad by boat seven days ago and was working at a bar in Princes Town.

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sgtdjones 2019-05-06 14:38:26 

State witness killed attending birthday lime

A 22-year-old state witness in a Morvant double murder was shot and killed when she left the witness protection programme to attend a friend's birthday lime in Barataria last night.

Police said Veronica Franco was a witness and was part of the programme, but left her safe house to attend a friend's birthday party at Twelfth Street Barataria at around 8 pm.

They said two men saw her at the lime and shot her several times before running away.

She was taken to the Eric Williams Medical Sciences Complex where she died.

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Murder 179

sgtdjones 2019-05-06 14:43:53 

Family attacked, fighting for their lives

A woman and her parents are fighting for their lives at the San Fernando General Hospital after a man brutally chopped them while at their Santa Flora home. Leslie Forester, 57, his common-law wife Jennifer Alexander, 55, and their daughter Lizann Forester, 30, are in serious condition.

The wrist of the father’s left hand severed, and Alexander has injuries to her head and hands. Lizann has the most injuries.Villagers joined with police and cornered the 40-year-old suspect in another house where he was hiding. Two policemen, acting Insp Kamal Khan and Sgt Winston Smith, in trying to arrest him were injured, but the injuries were non-life-threatening.

One resident told Newsday had it not been for residents and police, the suspect would have killed the trio and return to his home at Guapo, on the outskirts of Point Fortin.At about 8 am, residents heard the scream and contacted police. Off-duty community police, Cpl Keon Smith, an army man and other civilians at a savannah for football training with children, were alerted.

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sgtdjones 2019-05-07 02:00:05 

Man gunned down in Laventille

A man was shot and killed in a house in Laventille this evening.

Police say the victim has been identified as Travis Callender of Four Roads, Diego Martin.

Police said residents reported hearing gunfire at a house in Cox Lane, Pashley Street at 5.30 pm and on checking, saw the man bleeding.

Police were called in and officers from the Besson Street Police Station went to the scene. A district medical officer pronounced the man dead at the scene. Residents told police that they could not recognise the victim as being from the area.

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sgtdjones 2019-05-07 02:01:24 

Police kill ‘murder suspect’ in Enterprise

A Chaguanas man was killed after he reportedly pointed a gun at police at Kowlessar Trace, Enterprise, Chaguanas, this afternoon.

Police said 25-year-old Mario James aka "MJ," was sitting in his car at around 1.05 pm when members of the Central Division Task Force saw him and approached.

James, who was wanted as a suspect in murders in the Central Division, saw the police and pulled out his gun. On seeing this, police drew their own weapons and shot him once in the chest.

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sgtdjones 2019-05-07 02:03:13 

Man shot in Sangre Grande

A Sangre Grande man is being treated for gunshot wounds he sustained this afternoon.

Police said Jamieson Williams, 46, was driving his silver Toyota wagon out of his Quash Trace Extension home at around 12.45 pm when he was confronted by two men.

An argument began and the men pulled out guns shooting Williams several times.

He was shot in the face, stomach and hands. The men ran away.

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sgtdjones 2019-05-07 02:05:11 

Princes Town man shot dead near his home

A Princes Town man was killed while liming with friends in front of his home on Sunday night.

Dead is Dwight Alibocas of Cemetery Road.

Police said, about 8.30 pm masked men in a Mitsubishi Outlander SUV drove by the group and started shooting before driving off.

Alibocas was shot to the head and chest and died on the spot.

Police were called in and a doctor declared Alibocas dead and ordered the body’s removal to the Forensic Science Centre.

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sgtdjones 2019-05-07 13:43:46 

Charged with raping child twice in abandoned house, bail granted

KERN COLLEY has been placed on $100,000 bail on two charges of rape of a teenager.

Colley, 26 of Princes Town was remanded into custody last Friday on the charges that that in 2018 at an abandoned building in Princes Town, he sexually penetrated a 16-year-old. It was also alleged that on April 2 this year, he committed the act, again at the same building.

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sgtdjones 2019-05-07 17:36:55 

Woman, sons chopped, beaten during home invasion in Chaguanas

A 62 year old Chaguanas mother was chopped and her sons beaten during a home invasion on Monday.

The mother was chopped on the head with a cutlass. She is warded in serious condition at hospital.

At around 2.30 am the woman and her two sons, who are farmers, awoke when they heard noises in their yard at Bhadase Street, Enterprise.

One son opened a door and three criminals stormed the house.

As the thieves demanded cash, they attacked the woman with the cutlass, and beat the sons, aged 32 and 35.

The family handed over an undisclosed sum of money and the thieves escaped in a waiting vehicle.

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sgtdjones 2019-05-07 20:52:31 

Curepe man stabbed to death, dumped at cemetery

Police are investigating the circumstances behind the murder of a Curepe man whose body was dumped at a cemetery in Tacarigua this morning.

Police said they received a report from someone in the area that the body was found in the Crown Trace cemetery at around 6 am.

They went to the scene and found a man later identified as Kurt Edwards, bleeding from stab wounds.

He was declared dead at the scene.

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sgtdjones 2019-05-08 15:14:10 

Mom's intestines spills out, during vicious knife attack

A CHAGUANAS mother was disemboweled during a vicious knife attack by a male relative on Monday.

Emily Roberts, 34, was stabbed at least ten times, and slashed across the abdomen, spilling her intestines.

Police are searching for the suspect.

At around 8.30 a.m. on Monday Roberts was seen fleeing a house at Crown Trace, Enterprise.

She was screaming, covered in blood, and begging for help.

She collapsed on the street near a café and residents contacted police and paramedics.

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sgtdjones 2019-05-08 15:27:26 

Body wrapped in plastic found under Felicity bridge

Police said a man was riding his bicycle along the Couva Link Road at around 5 pm when he stopped at the number seven bridge to smoke a cigarette and looked over the side, only to see the body clad in black short pants with the head and body wrapped in plastic and covered in blue and white striped cloth. The man called the police and members of the Central Division responded.

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sgtdjones 2019-05-08 15:34:23 

Spike in police-related killings in 2019

As po­lice con­front a sus­tained wave of vi­o­lent crime in the coun­try, some 23 peo­ple have been killed in of­fi­cer-in­volved shoot­ings this year, a 64% in­crease over a sim­i­lar pe­ri­od in 2018.

The 23 fa­tal­i­ties oc­curred in 14 of­fi­cer-in­volved shoot­ings, ac­cord­ing to the Po­lice Com­plaints Au­thor­i­ty. Over a sim­i­lar pe­ri­od in 2018, some 14 peo­ple were killed in 11 shoot­ings in­volv­ing po­lice of­fi­cers.

Two in­ci­dents in the last sev­er­al days -in Care­nage and En­ter­prise- have trig­gered a de­bate about whether po­lice are be­ing too heavy-hand­ed in deal­ing with sus­pects. This al­le­ga­tion is of­ten times lev­elled by the same peo­ple who ask po­lice to help stamp out crime and crim­i­nals in their neigh­bour­hoods.

In one high-pro­file in­ci­dent that war­rant­ed a vis­it by Prime Min­is­ter Dr Kei­th Row­ley, three peo­ple were killed and four oth­ers, in­clud­ing a po­lice of­fi­cer, were wound­ed last Fri­day dur­ing a shootout be­tween West­ern Di­vi­sion of­fi­cers and res­i­dents of Big Yard, Care­nage. Res­i­dents said 14-year-old Nao­mi Nel­son was killed and the PM’s God­son was among those in­jured.

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sgtdjones 2019-05-08 18:17:53 

Tobago woman raped at gunpoint

Po­lice are in­ves­ti­gat­ing re­ports that a woman was raped at gun­point at the Ply­mouth Mul­ti-pur­pose Cen­tre ear­ly this morn­ing.

Ac­cord­ing to a re­port, the vic­tim was work­ing in the area when she was held against her will and sex­u­al­ly as­sault­ed at the fa­cil­i­ty. A vil­lager, who does not want to be iden­ti­fied, told Guardian Me­dia po­lice are cur­rent­ly on the scene near the cor­ner of Pent­land and Ad­ven­ture Link Road.

"Neigh­bours start­ed call­ing each oth­er and warn­ing that we should stay in­side and be vig­i­lant," the woman said.

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sgtdjones 2019-05-09 13:51:27 


Charged with trying to kill woman and her parents

AS the three people who were wounded in a cutlass attack over the weekend remain patients at hospital, Evans Cornwall appeared before the court charged with attempting to kill them.

He was denied bail.

Cornwall, 40, of Guapo, faced the three charges before Siparia Magistrate Ava Vandenburg-Bailey.

It was alleged that he wounded Leslie Forrester, 57, his wife Jennifer Alexander, 55, and daughter Lizann Forrester, 30, with intent to kill them while at Palo Seco last Sunday.

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sgtdjones 2019-05-09 19:00:12 

Cops foil courthouse plot to kill State witness: 13 arrested

Officers of the Northern Division Special Investigations Unit have arrested 13 men wanted in connection with a plot to murder a state witness, as he exited a courthouse on Wednesday.

The officers, along with members of the Northern Division Task Force Area West and Tunapuna and St. Joseph Criminal Investigations Departments, took up strategic positions in and around the precincts of the court between the 8a.m. and 6p.m, on Wednesday.

Surveillance was paid to activities and persons in the area, which led to the subsequent arrest of seven men from the St. Joseph district, three from Maracas/St. Joseph, one from St. Augustine, one from Curepe and one from Santa Cruz.

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sgtdjones 2019-05-09 19:02:36 

Students dismissed after Temple St killing

Students of Temple Street Hindu School, Arima, were locked in the school this morning following a shooting which left one man dead. The school is located at the corner of the Eastern Main Road and Temple Street, which is known for its high crime rate and for being a drug den

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sgtdjones 2019-05-09 19:04:15 

UPDATED: Man shot dead, wife injured in Arima

Police are currently at Temple Street, Arima, where a man was fatally shot and a woman critically wounded.

The man has been identified as Dominic Julio and the woman as Desiree Julio, formerly Desiree Layne.According to reports, the couple went to the house on Temple Street to serve eviction notices when they were shot.

Desiree Julio whose family is well known in Arima is currently at hospital suffering gunshot wounds to the chest and arm.

Police processing the scene recovered more than 59 spent shells.

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sgtdjones 2019-05-09 22:33:31 

Car wash attendant gunned down

A 25-year-old carwash attendant was shot and killed in La Horquetta on Wednesday night.

The deceased has been identified as Kareem James of Mike Hercules Crescent, Phase 3, La Horquetta.

At least nine-spent shells were found at the scene.

Officers were told that at about 9.15p.m. on Wednesday, residents of Mungal Patasar Drive, Phase 3, La Horquetta, heard a series of gunshots, and notified the police and emergency health services.

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sgtdjones 2019-05-09 22:40:08 

In reply to bravos

I rest my case

My work is done here..

bravos can't answer where the commish said murders dong by 29%.?

188 murders to date

sgtdjones 2019-05-10 14:13:49 

Man killed two weeks after moving to new home

Police are investigating the murder of a man in Sangre Grande earlier this morning.

Police said they received report of gunfire at Farm Road, Madoo Singh Extension, Bois Bande Settlement at around 1.30 am and visited the scene where they saw a bleeding man near a wooden house.

The man who was identified only as "Blacks" had gunshot wounds to his upper back, right arm and chest.

Residents said he moved to the area only two weeks ago.

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sgtdjones 2019-05-10 14:15:10 

Matura mini mart robbed

Police are searching for two men who robbed the owner of a Matura mini mart and her daughter last night.

Police said the woman and her 18-year-old daughter were at the Beach Boys mini mart along the Toco Main Road, Salybia, at around 7.30 pm when they were approached by two men, one armed with a gun and the other with a cutlass.

The men ordered them to hand over money and stole cash, cigarettes and two Samsung cell phones before running away.

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sgtdjones 2019-05-10 21:18:29 

Businessman gunned down in mosque during prayers

A businessman was shot dead while saying prayers in a mosque in California, Couva, on Friday.

Haniff Mohammed, a contractor, was killed inside the premises.

The shooting happened around 1.30 p.m. at Junon Street.

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sgtdjones 2019-05-11 14:01:29 

Carapo man gunned down

RELATIVES of Saeed Williams, a 30-year-old construction worker, were left with many unanswered questions after he was gunned down off the Carapo main road on Thursday night.

Williams was standing near a bar when he was attacked and shot by two assailants. He is reported to have died at the scene. At the Forensic Science Centre in St James yesterday, a relative said, “Saeed was a cool and humble fellah,” as he expressed shock over the slaying.

“As far as I know, he wasn’t involved in anything. He is not known to the police or anything and his murder has left all of us baffled.”

Relatives were told Williams was standing near the bar when he saw two men walking towards him. When he saw one of them pull out a gun, he started to run.

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sgtdjones 2019-05-12 15:58:34 

Murder attempt on Rachael Sukhdeo

An attempt has been made on the life of Rachael Sukhdeo, the widow of murdered real estate and car dealer Sheron Sukhdeo.

Sukhdeo, the mother of two, was leaving a nightclub in Chaguanas early on Sunday, when gunmen began firing on her.

Sukhdeo was not hit, and was able to escape the scene and report the attack at the Chaguanas Police Station.

Sukhdeo was with a male companion at the time of the attack.

However, several people were injured, and taken to hospital for treatment.

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sgtdjones 2019-05-12 16:00:06 

Body found in car in Laventille

Members of the Inter Agency Task Force, Fort Chacon Base, were called to Laventille this morning where the body of a man was found. Police said they were told by a resident that the body was inside a blue Nissan Almera near the Desperadoes panyard. They went and saw the man, identified as Daniel Thomas of McShine Lands, Laventille, with several gunshot wounds. No motive has been established for the murder.

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sgtdjones 2019-05-12 16:01:13 

La Horquetta man killed

An investigation has been launched into the murder of a La Horquetta man as he stood near his Phase One home last night.

Police said Braxton Gibbs, 23, was was shot several times at around 9 pm.

Investigators said they believe Gibbs was killed because he was wearing traditional Muslim clothing in what is believed to be an area controlled by the Rasta City gang.

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sgtdjones 2019-05-13 15:25:49 

Lovers shot in car: Boyfriend dies

A San Fernando man was gunned down while sitting in his car with his girlfriend in Ste Madeleine on Sunday.

Ryan Alexander, 27, was shot multiple times and died in the driver’s seat.

His girlfriend, Andrea Yusuff, was also shot. She is warded at hospital in stable condition.

Around 11 p.m. residents of Greenhill, Tarodale, heard gunfire.

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The killing took the homicide toll to 198 according to an Express tally.

sgtdjones 2019-05-13 15:31:44 

Abducted teen released: Kidnappers take discounted ransom

Police are searching for three men who kidnapped a 19-year-old on Sunday.

Joshua Primo teenager was released during the night after a ransom was paid.

He was taken to hospital for minor injuries.

Primo was liming with a group of friends along Danhai Trace, Tunapuna when he was snatched by three masked men who took him away in a gold coloured Suzuki Vitara.

Sometime overnight, relatives secured the cash, and Primo was released in Tunapuna.

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sgtdjones 2019-05-13 15:31:44 

Knife man arrested after shocking road rage attack

A woman was stabbed multiple times during a vicious fight on the Churchill Roosevelt Highway in Aranguez on Monday afternoon, during a road rage incident that has shocked the nation.

Several people recorded the incident and shared it on social media.

Police have detained the man seen on video stabbing the woman.

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sgtdjones 2019-05-14 14:57:55 

Hidden under the noodles: A barrel of guns

THREE assault rifles, including an AR-15 and an AK-47, were discovered on the Port of Port of Spain yesterday hidden in a barrel stocked with canned meats and vegetables.

Police are searching for a man who attempted to retrieve the barrel but after the rifles along with three magazines and an assortment of ammunition plus a Glock pistol were found he ran from the port into Port of Spain and disappeared.

Police confirmed that sometime yesterday the man arrived to clear the barrel.

It was stocked with cans of beans, mixed vegetables and meat along with packs of Ramen noodles and pasta. As Customs and Excise officers dug deeper, however, they discovered the three rifles packed beneath the food.

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sgtdjones 2019-05-14 15:10:52 

11 held in La Horquetta raids

ELEVEN persons have been arrested on enquiries regarding shooting and other serious offences in the La Horquetta district, during an ‘Operation Strike Back’ exercise which took place in the Northern Division.

Of the eleven persons arrested, six were held in connection with shooting incidents, one for possession of a firearm, one for possession of marijuana, one for housebreaking, and the remaining two held for traffic offences and outstanding warrants, respectively. Enquiries are ongoing.

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sgtdjones 2019-05-15 22:39:11 

Roulette machine bandit dies in shootout

A suspected bandit was shot and killed by a security guard at a sports bar in Fyzabad on Wednesday.

He has been identified as David Phillip of Point Fortin.

Police said Phillip and two other men entered Pickers Bar, formerly called Screamers, located along Sanderson Avenue, at around 3p.m.

The men, armed with guns, announced a hold up and ordered the workers to empty the roulette machines.

But the security guard on duty intervened and pulled his licensed firearm, police said.

The men began shooting at the officer who responded.

Phillip was hit in the leg and abdomen.

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sgtdjones 2019-05-15 22:40:45 

Lange Park woman found dead on San Souci beach

The body found on the beach at Big Bay in San Souci in Toco has been identified as Colleen Henry.

According to police, Henry, 33, was discovered at around 7 a.m. Her silver-coloured Nissan March vehicle was found some 500 metres away from her body.

Police said Henry lived at Paria Avenue, Lange Park in Chaguanas.

There were no marks of violence to the body. The woman was clad in a pair of black pants, black shirt and had long black hair.

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sgtdjones 2019-05-15 22:42:15 

Teacher stabbed five times in school

A teacher was stabbed five times with an ice-pick at a primary school in Arouca on Monday. Police said the 26-year-old suspect walked into the compound of St Pius Boys’ RC Primary School around 2 p.m. and asked to speak to Standard 2 teacher Norma Maharaj.

He was granted access to the compound. Police said in full view of pupils, the man pulled out an ice-pick and proceeded to stab Maharaj multiple times about the body. He then fled the scene on foot.

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sgtdjones 2019-05-15 22:44:00 


Charged with Valentine's Day attempted murder of boyfriend

SHAZANA HOSEIN has been sent to St Ann’s Hospital after she appeared before the court charged with the Valentine's Day attempted murder of her boyfriend.

Hosein, 30 of Princes Town, faced Siparia magistrate Ava Vandenburg-Bailey on the allegation that she wounded Sharma Ramcharitar with intent to murder him while at the Quinam Beach Facility on February 14. The charge was laid by constable Titus.

Police prosecutor constable Salazar objected to Hosein being placed on bail, citing that she had a pending firearm matter when this offence was allegedly committed. He also requested that Hosein be sent to St Ann’s for evaluation based on her interactions with Titus.

Vandenburg-Bailey sent Hosein to St Ann’s for evaluation. She will return to court May 29.

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sgtdjones 2019-05-16 14:59:28 

Cocorite under siege from criminals

A community silenced. Threats, gunshots and all manner of crime is the norm for residents living in some parts of Cocorite. Speaking to the Express only on the condition of anonymity, one resident, speaking for her neighbours, shared her story.

“Rat-a-tat-tat-tat is the sound I wake up to almost every day and hear again before turning in for the night,” she said.

“I am no gun expert but I can tell difference between hearing an automatic weapon and a hand-held gun. Waterhole, Cocorite has been besieged with gunfire and gang activity, which has left residents too terrified to speak.”

Seeing men walking in people’s backyard with guns is quite common, said the woman.

“Even if a resident wanted to report a crime to police, chances are they would feel less compelled to do so in fear of repercussions from gang members,” she said.

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sgtdjones 2019-05-16 15:00:40 

Facing 64 charges: fugitive nabbed
More cops in area after accused in ‘Brasso Seco Massacre’ among 8 in jailbreak...

GOLDEN Grove escapee Joshua Janet was 17 when he was charged, along with Azmon Alexander, for a 2014 triple murder so grisly it was described as the “Brasso Seco Massacre”.

Janet, who was recaptured yester­day afternoon during a multi-­agency manhunt by the Ministry of National Security, is facing 64 charges for kidnapping, rape, murder and possession of guns and narcotics.

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sgtdjones 2019-05-17 01:11:39 

Teen killed going to Maloney parlour

FIFTEEN-year-old Tyrek Richardson could have been at school today studying, or waiting for a response from the Cadet Corps, where he was expected to be promoted and move one step closer to his dream of being a soldier.

Instead he was shot dead in Maloney on Wednesday night while going to a parlour to buy a pack of soup.

Richardson is the fourth teenager to be killed in a little over a month.

Family members told Newsday while awaiting the results of his autopsy that the aspiring soldier simply went to the parlour at about 8.20 pm for a small meal. But while he was there, gunmen came in and started shooting.

Richardson was shot several times. Aman identified only as “Suckheye” was shot in the mouth.

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sgtdjones 2019-05-17 01:13:49 

Two shot dead in Morvant, Maloney

An 18-year-old man from Gas­par­il­lo was killed in Mon Re­pos, Mor­vant, on Wednes­day night.

Ac­cord­ing to a po­lice re­port, at about 9 pm af­ter a se­ries of gun­fire res­i­dents found Josh Lal­la, of Har­mo­ny Hall, ly­ing on the road with gun­shot wounds.

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BeatDball 2019-05-17 01:15:01 

Facting mayhem, man! I cant take it anymore. Btw, NYC is creeping back to pre-Guiliani! Done.
evil twisted

sgtdjones 2019-05-17 14:15:52 

Murder in Diego Martin

News Desk
20 hours ago
Thu May 16 2019

A man has been shot dead on Eligon Avenue, Diego Martin.

The mur­der took place around 1.30 pm Thurs­day near the cor­ner with the Diego Mar­tin Main Road.

The vic­tim has so far on­ly been iden­ti­fied as 'Bran­don'.

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BeatDball 2019-05-17 14:51:04 

Sarge! Please stop, nah man?
sad cry

sgtdjones 2019-05-17 16:19:16 

In reply to BeatDball

If I stop bravos go come and say No murders in T&T, we have water gas and its paradise again.

Then you go on a holiday and they either kidnap or rob you .

lol lol lol

BeatDball 2019-05-18 23:26:55 

In reply to sgtdjones Boi, that man aint a bobolee...he just like to kiss PNM's batty! Or could it be both?!

big grin razz

sgtdjones 2019-05-19 01:21:59 

In reply to BeatDball

Its obvious this individual has serious issues.

This thread is not about T&T you poor sad fool,go pick massa strawberries,real Trinis know where home is and I have the stats to prove it..

I am still waiting for the 29% drop in murder rate that the commish told he about ?

Now this water issue, he claims WASA doesn't charge anyone for water but he gets a monthly bill?

So many BS he has posted here and end up looking foolish.

The dumbest Trini in the World.

sgtdjones 2019-05-19 17:43:15 

Resident terrified over leaving home

BIG Yard Road, Carenage resident Kimberly Boisson says the May 3 police-involved shooting near her home has kept her terrified about leaving her house. The shooting between police and two men left 14-year-old schoolgirl Naomi Nelson dead along with two other men.

Two men from Big Yard Road later appeared in court charged with shooting at the police that night. Boisson, 19, spoke to the Sunday Express prior to the “Peace and Justice” march along the Western Main Road from Glencoe to the new fish market in Carenage which was planned by Movement for Social Justice (MSJ) leader David Abdulah.

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sgtdjones 2019-05-19 17:45:49 

Charges for shooting, murder suspects

Five men arrested by Central police during a hunt for fugitives between Wednesday night and Thursday morning were sent to the various divisions where they allegedly committed their crimes and are expected to be charged over the weekend.

The first, an El Socorro man, was charged yesterday afternoon by the Central Division for two shooting incidents, one at the police in Chaguanas last month and another in the Northern Division.

Police said the 25-year-old, was arrested at a house in El Socorro at around 2 am on Thursday.

The man who is alleged to have shot at police in Edinburgh 500 last month, was also expected to be charged with shooting with intent to kill by members of the Northern Division after his interview with Chaguanas police.

Another 25-year-old man, who was wanted as a suspect in the murder of Kurt Edwards, whose body was dumped at a Tacarigua cemetery, was sent to Region Two Homicide Bureau this afternoon for further questioning.

Edwards’ body was found at the cemetery with stab wounds.

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sgtdjones 2019-05-19 17:47:29 


Stay-at-home dad killed getting kids’ dinner

Brandon Baptiste, a 32-year-old stay-at-home dad, was shot dead in a parlour on Eligon Avenue, Diego Martin, on Thursday afternoon.

Why? Because he was believed to be an informant.

Family members, are now fearing for their lives and wondering if they will be next.

Relatives said at about 1.45 pm Baptiste went to a parlour on Eligon Avenue for groceries to cook for his four children, when a gunman got out of a silver Nissan AD Wagon parked nearby and shot him.

Newsday was told Baptiste grabbed on to his killer before slumping to the ground. The gunman then shot him again several times before escaping in the silver car.

Police later found 19 spent shells at the scene.

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sgtdjones 2019-05-22 13:08:14 

Relatives of murdered woman baffled by crime

Rel­a­tives of St James woman who was beat­en to death dur­ing a home in­va­sion be­lieve she was fol­lowed to her home by her killers.

The killers ran­sacked Gem­ma Khan’s Mu­cu­rapo Road home steal­ing a tele­vi­sion set and her ve­hi­cle.

An au­top­sy done at the Foren­sic Sci­ence Cen­tre in St James on Tues­day con­firmed that the woman died from blunt force trau­ma. There were sev­er­al in­juries to her face.

A rel­a­tive, who did not want to be iden­ti­fied, said Khan’s mur­der has rocked the fam­i­ly as they have no clue whether or not there were oth­er mo­tives apart from the rob­bery.

“She was a very love­ly per­son with a great per­son­al­i­ty. We are shocked to hear that her life was snuffed out in such a grue­some man­ner,” a rel­a­tive said.

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sgtdjones 2019-05-22 13:09:21 

Doctor killed in Wallerfield

A 75 year-old med­ical doc­tor was shot dead out­side his Waller­field home ear­ly this morn­ing. He has been iden­ti­fied as Vin Sein Chi­ang.

In­ves­ti­ga­tors say that Dr Chi­ang, a for­mer di­rec­tor on the Med­ical Board, was leav­ing to go to his of­fice at around 5.35 am when he was ac­cost­ed by two men at Lovers Lane. A strug­gle en­sued and he was shot.

His at­tack­ers then ran off.

Po­lice have no mo­tive for the killing at this time.

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Chiang’s killing was the 197th for the year so far, compared to 209 ­during the same period last year.

sgtdjones 2019-05-22 13:11:46 

Six freed of murder, insufficient evidence for trial

Six men from Diego Mar­tin, who spent al­most a decade be­hind bars await­ing tri­al for mur­der, were freed on Tues­day af­ter a mag­is­trate found there was in­suf­fi­cient ev­i­dence for them to face a judge and ju­ry.

The case against the ac­cused, who were charged with mur­der­ing a Cepep work­er, were among the 53 mat­ters which had to be restart­ed due to the short-lived ju­di­cial ap­point­ment of for­mer chief mag­is­trate Mar­cia Ay­ers-Cae­sar.

Af­ter spend­ing al­most a decade on re­mand, Ak­ili Charles, Chic­ki Por­tillo, Ka­reem Gomez, Levi Joseph and Is­rael “Arnold” Lara walked out of the Port-of-Spain Mag­is­trates’ Court as free men.

Ay­ers-Cae­sar’s suc­ces­sor, Chief Mag­is­trate Maria Bus­by-Ear­le-Cad­dle, up­held a no-case sub­mis­sion at the end of their sec­ond pre­lim­i­nary in­quiry on Tues­day.

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sgtdjones 2019-05-22 13:14:46 

Naomi, 15 vanishes from home

Police need help in locating 15-year-old Naomi Bengochea.

Naomi, of Coal Mine, Sangre Grande, was last seen at her home on Tuesday. She was later reported missing to the Sangre Grande Police Station on the same date.

Naomi of African descent, slim built, 5 feet tall, with a light brown complexion and natural hair. She was last seen wearing a white jersey and a pair of light blue jeans.

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sgtdjones 2019-05-22 13:16:18 

'She did not commit suicide'

"I WANT to know how my daughter died".

This was the plea of Sandra Abiraj, the mother of Mayaro mother Julie Ramoutar who was struck and killed by a car last month.

In a telephone interview on Tuesday, Abiraj said she was not there the night her daughter died, but she is convinced that her daughter did not commit suicide by throwing herself into the path of the vehicle.

Abiraj claimed that her daughter had been abused and that she had had tried to leave a relationship.

“She did not throw herself in front of the car”, said Abiraj.

The police version of Ramoutar’s death was that she ran onto St Ann’s Road in front of a moving vehicle on the night of April 10.

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sgtdjones 2019-05-22 22:26:44 

Guard found murdered aboard cargo vessel

A security officer assigned to keep watch on a cargo vessel anchored off the port of Port of Spain has been found murdered.

The body of Jerron Patrick Ferdinand was discovered aboard the Shouter B at around 10.25a.m.His body was tied and mouth gagged. He had been shot.

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sgtdjones 2019-05-22 22:30:47 

Shooting in Dibe, 2 men injured

Police are investigating a shooting earlier today which left two men wounded in Dibe, Long Circular, St James.

Police said the men were at a house in an area known as the Creek, at around 4.30 am when a gunman entered. He shot one of the men in the shoulder and the other in the head and body before running away.

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sgtdjones 2019-05-23 16:44:00 

Two killed in San Juan shooting

Two men were shot dead near a supermarket in San Juan on Thursday morning.

They have been identified as Nicholas 'Chico' Jobe of Sixth Avenue, Malick and Akil Alexander of Upper Seventh Avenue Malick.

Police said officers on mobile patrol in the area heard loud explosions at around 12.05am.

The officers responded and found Jobe, 35, in the middle of the roadway near the back entrance of Ramesh and Leela's supermarket. He was shot multiple times.

Alexander, 24, was found a short distance away.

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The 200th for the year so far, compared to 209 ­during the same period last year.

FuzzyWuzzy 2019-05-23 18:27:32 

In reply to sgtdjones

Das per capita or per annum?

How's your Latin sarge? big grin big grin big grin big grin big grin big grin

sgtdjones 2019-05-24 16:53:44 

In reply to FuzzyWuzzy

bravos is the hexpert in such fields.

bravos claim we 29% lower in murders.

razz razz razz razz

sgtdjones 2019-05-24 16:54:41 

Sons stabbed saving mom during bandit attack at home

When criminals pulled a knife on their mother, her two sons did not hesitant. They rushed in to help her.

During the struggle, the brothers, aged 22 and 21, and their mother were stabbed.

At around 10 p.m. on Wednesday, one of the sons was in the gallery of his home along Endeavour Road, Chaguanas, with three other friends.

Police were told the group was studying, as they were all students at the National Energy Skills Centre.

Two men wearing masks stormed the home.

One man was armed with a firearm, and the other had a knife.

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sgtdjones 2019-05-24 16:56:08 

Brasso cops hold fugitive in forest

THREE weeks after a man went into hiding for shooting and wounding a woman, Central Division police arrested him at Flanagin Town near Tabaquite on Thursday.

The 58-year-old fugitive, police said, had been hiding in a forested area called Telemaque Hill since March 3, when he wounded the woman at Freeport.

In an anti-crime and warrant exercise led by Sgt Maharaj, Brasso police, among them Sgt Maharaj and PCs Singh and Nanan, walked several miles into the forest and arrested the suspect.

They handed him over to Freeport police, who are expected to charge him with wounding and having a gun and ammunition. Once charged, the man will appear before a Chaguanas magistrate.

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sgtdjones 2019-05-24 16:58:03 

T’dad men among 6 assisting cops over Tobago shooting

Five Trinidadian men and one Tobagonian are expected to go on ID parade after a house at Nursery School Street, Lambeau, was shot at several times early Wednesday morning.

The men were found in the house hours after the incident and police believe they might be linked to the shooting.

Newsday understands around 2am residents in the area reported to police they had heard several gunshots. One witness said the shots appeared to be coming from gunmen in Muslim attire holding automatic weapons. Unconfirmed reports indicated over 100 spent shells were recovered. No one was injured.

Police were called again hours later, when six men in two vehicles, one grey and the other blue, were seen on the property. The lock on the gate was found removed and destroyed.

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BeatDball 2019-05-24 17:19:40 

I can picture granny & naany in TT, 'lawdo gawdo, when will this stop?' Alyuh betta get KPB back in power, quick!

sgtdjones 2019-05-27 01:45:08 

Two more gun deaths push toll to 201

THE country’s murder toll has crossed the 200 mark with the shooting deaths of two men in San Juan and Laventille yesterday.

Up to late evening, officers had only released the identity of the victim in the San Juan attack as “Trevor”. The other man has since been identified as Kafari Wilson, of Trou Macaque plannings, Laventille.

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sgtdjones 2019-05-27 01:51:13 

Two killings push murder toll to 206

Peter Christopher
less than hour ago
Sun May 26 2019

The mur­der toll went up again yes­ter­day af­ter two mid-af­ter­noon shoot­ings less than an hour apart in San Juan and Trou Macaque, Laven­tille.

In the first in­ci­dent, at around 3.30 pm, San Juan res­i­dents thought they were com­ing to the aid of an ac­ci­dent vic­tim when they saw a Nis­san Wingroad had crashed in­to a light pole along the Sad­dle Road.

How­ev­er, when they ar­rived on the spot to aid the car’s dri­ver, 27-year-old Trevor Don­ald, they re­alised that the in­juries that ul­ti­mate­ly con­tributed to his death were far from ac­ci­den­tal. They dis­cov­ered Don­ald slumped in the front seat bleed­ing from two gun­shot wounds to the head. He died at the scene.

Po­lice who ar­rived on the scene lat­er found two spent shells in the car.

His killer, whom wit­ness­es be­lieve may have been in the car, re­port­ed­ly fled the scene on foot as peo­ple came to Don­ald’s aid un­aware that a mur­der had just tak­en place.

In an un­re­lat­ed in­ci­dent about a half an hour lat­er, Ka­fari Wil­son was shot near the Plan­nings build­ing in Trou Macaque. He was tak­en to the Port-of-Spain Gen­er­al Hos­pi­tal where he was pro­nounced dead.

These shoot­ings raised the mur­der toll for the year to 206.

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Two newspapers different count of murders?

nick2020 2019-05-27 05:52:01 

In reply to BeatDball

Because crime was at an acceptable level during her run?

BeatDball 2019-05-27 14:25:46 

In reply to nick2020 Probably lower...not sure what you mean by, acceptable!


bravos 2019-05-27 18:58:24 

Two newspapers different count of murders?

I love when idiots unwittingly outfox themselves..there are sources and there are sauces,that's why thi stupid toll keeps changing and even decreasing at times,pathetic lol

Despite the bloodshed there's a downward trajectory and at this rate we're not reaching 500 this year,there will however be an increase in Vene related murders..

sgtdjones 2019-05-27 20:29:35 

Three shot dead in car in Penal

Three men were gunned down in a parked vehicle at Fazal Avenue, Penal, on Sunday night.

Police said residents reported hearing several gunshots in the area at around 8pm.

A video posted to social media showed three men slumped inside the vehicle.

Police said the men were not immediately identified.

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sgtdjones 2019-05-27 20:31:17 

In reply to bravos


Despite the bloodshed there's a downward trajectory and at this rate we're not reaching 500 this year,there will however be an increase in Vene related murders.

How many Jamaicans and Venezuelans were murdered in the 500 plus count?

sgtdjones 2019-05-27 20:40:54 

Laventille man killed while liming

A 26-year-old Laventille man was killed while liming with friends at the Trou Macaque plannings on Sunday afternoon.

Police said Tafari Wilson, was with two friends at around 4.10 pm when a man, dressed in black, approached the trio and shot Wilson several times in the chest before entering a car and driving away.

Wilson's friends took him to the Port of Spain General Hospital where he was declared dead.

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These shoot­ings raised the mur­der toll for the year to 210.

In 2018 toll was 211.

sgtdjones 2019-05-27 20:44:18 

Family escapes kidnapping attempt, warns drivers of danger

After narrowly escaping a kidnapping attempt in Santa Cruz last night, a Central couple is calling on drivers to be cautious while driving after dark.

Newsday spoke to the couple, who said they were driving their car at around 8.10 pm from Maraval into Santa Vale, Santa Cruz, when a white Hyundai Elantra overtook their car and stopped in front of them.

Three men dressed in black exited the car and tried opening the passenger's side door and ordered the driver to unlock the door.

"It was a really frightening experience, especially since our 5-year-old son was sleeping in the back seat," said the 25-year-old woman.

"It's a good thing another car was coming up behind us. That seemed to frighten them (the men) off. I don't know what would have happened because that stretch of road between Maraval to Santa Cruz is very dark. We want drivers to be aware of this and keep all their doors locked."

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BeatDball 2019-05-27 21:47:53 

For a rich country with just 1.3 million people (population of the Bronx, NYC & the size of Nassau County)'s just unacceptable. Of course, nobloody listens to me when I keep reiterating that socishitists have no clue on law enforcement.
cry evil

sgtdjones 2019-05-28 14:01:47 

Body in the forest missing fingers

THE decomposing body of a man found in a forest in Cumaca, near Valencia in East Trinidad, was identified yesterday morning as that of Richard Pamponette, 47.

The body was found around 11 a.m. on Sunday by a relative after Pamponette had been missing for a few days.

A post-mortem on his body did not take place yesterday due to the large number of bodies to be examined at the Forensic Science Centre, St James, but it is expected to be performed today.

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sgtdjones 2019-05-28 14:10:34 

Teen sold weed to feed siblings, granny

A teenag­er who ad­mit­ted to sell­ing mar­i­jua­na to main­tain his sib­lings and sick grand­moth­er was fined $1,200 yes­ter­day.

Odel Charles, 19, gave this ex­pla­na­tion when he ap­peared in the San Fer­nan­do Mag­is­trates’ Court charged with mar­i­jua­na pos­ses­sion.

His at­tor­ney Frank Git­tens, told the court the teen’s moth­er died and his fa­ther did not play a role in his life.

He was ar­rest­ed around 9 pm on Sun­day.

Pros­e­cu­tor Cley­on Seedan said PC Ma­habir was on pa­trol when he saw Charles and oth­er per­sons sit­ting on the road at Church Street, Gol­con­da.

Charles was star­ing at an area and fid­get­ing. The of­fi­cer be­came sus­pi­cious and searched un­der a gal­va­nize where he found 20 grammes of mar­i­jua­na in a bag.

The teen claimed own­er­ship of the il­lic­it herb and told the of­fi­cer, “Boss, I sell­ing that to mine my fam­i­ly.” Ask­ing for le­nien­cy, Git­tens said Charles, a mar­ket ven­dor, was a first time of­fend­er and was re­morse­ful.

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sgtdjones 2019-05-29 14:20:47 

Unidentified man shot dead in Morvant

Police are investigating the murder of a man whose body was found at Marie Road, Morvant, Tuesday afternoon.

Police said residents reported hearing gunshots at around 3.30 pm and saw a man of African descent, with a cane row hairstyle, bleeding from gunshot wounds.

Members of the Morvant police and the Homicide Bureau of Investigations went to the scene. along with a district medical officer who declared the man dead.

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sgtdjones 2019-05-30 19:03:06 

Three shot dead after party

Three men have been shot and killed at Wharf Trace, Maracas, St Joseph.

The killings happened early on Thursday, after a party at on the grounds of the Wharf Trace Community Centre.

The killings happened at around 8a.m.Two of the victims have been identified as Kyle Radix alias Jamikee, and Christopher Jones.

Police believe the three were identified as gang members, and were gunned down by a rival gang.

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sgtdjones 2019-05-30 19:04:52 

Six men attack mom, daughter

A MOTHER and daughter asleep in their home in Santa Cruz when they were attacked by six men early Monday.

The 45 year old woman and her 20 year old daughter were beaten, and robbed at gunpoint.

Around 10 p.m. Sunday the two women retired to bed.

They were awoken five hours later when they heard noises in their home.

Upon checking, they saw six men armed with firearms, one of whom fired a shot at them.

Another gunman hit the 20 year old woman a blow to her head.

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sgtdjones 2019-05-30 19:17:01 

Siparia woman kept prisoner in home, man held

A woman who was kept a prisoner in her home since March and was regularly assaulted has been rescued by South Western Division police.

They also arrested a 34-year-old suspect, who lives at Bush Village in Fyzabad. He faces about 20 charges, among them rape, false imprisonment and stealing all her life savings. The suspect works at the Siparia Regional Corporation. It is also alleged that he damaged the woman’s property and sold a property.

Once charged, he will appear before a Siparia magistrate.

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sgtdjones 2019-05-31 21:46:27 

Bullets for 12-year-old: Residents 'saw, heard nothing'

A 12-year-old boy was among three shot during a lime in Carenage on Wednesday night.

Police said around 9.45 p.m., people were outside a house in Calabash Alley, off Thompson Circular, Carenage, when two gunmen got out of a car, stormed into the yard and opened fire.

Kevin Sinnette, 57, who was standing near the front gate of the house, was shot in the chest.

Another man, Michael Fuentes, 32, ran into the house and jumped through a window at the back, fell several feet but got up and ran through some bushes behind the house and escaped.

He suffered several cuts and bruises sustained during the fall.

Twelve-year-old Jude Mendoza was struck three times about the body.

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sgtdjones 2019-05-31 21:51:28 

‘Cocalox’ shot in Diego Martin

Police are investigating the murder of a 30-year-old Diego Martin man while liming with friends last night.

Police said Harold St Louis aka "Cocolox" was at Henry Street, North Post Road, Diego Martin, at around 8.20 when a white Nissan Tiida pulled up.

A man got out and shot him several times before driving off.

St Louis' friends took him to the St James medical centre where he was declared dead on arrival at 8.55.

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