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Denzil De La Rosa

No bail for man charged

with raping woman, 85

A 26- year- old man, accused of raping an 85-year-old woman has been denied bail.

Denzil De La Rosa, of Marabella, is charged with rape and buggery, burglary and robbery with violence.

He also faces charges of tampering with a motor vehicle.

A police release said he appeared in the Princes Town Magistrates’ Court and was remanded into custody.

The charges stemmed from an incident that allegedly occurred around 3 am last week Saturday.

Police said the 85-year-old woman was at her residence in Marabella, when she was awakened by a crashing noise.

She saw a man standing by her bed. The intruder allegedly sexually assaulted her after which he began to ransack the bedroom.

Police said when the woman tried to escape, the intruder allegedly choked her and took her back into the bedroom.

However, when the intruder went into another room of the house, the 85-year-old was able to run out the back door of the residence to her neighbour’s home.

The police and Emergency Health Services (EHS) were contacted.

She was taken to the San Fernando General Hospital by EHS personnel.

Police continued enquiries and a suspect was arrested on Monday by Insp Ramlogan, Sgt Mohammed and officers of the Marabella Police Station and Criminal Investigations Department (CID).

Police said the man was positively identified by the victim during an identification parade on Wednesday.

He was subsequently charged with the offences of rape and buggery, burglary and robbery with violence by investigator PC Matloo.

He was charged with interfering with a motor vehicle which occurred along the same street at the same time as the incident.

Arima woman on fraud charges

An Arima woman has been granted $100,000 bail on three fraud offences.

She appeared before two Justices of the Peace this week.

A police release said Natasha Vickers, 42, was charged with possession of a forged T&T identification card and uttering of a forged T&T identification card. She appeared before JP Stephen Young.

On these charges, she was granted $40,000 bail.

She is also charged with one count of uttering of a forged T&T for which she was placed on

$60,000, when she appeared before JP Jerry Joseph.

She is expected to appear in the Port of Spain Magistrates’ Court on May 28.

The accused allegedly went to a commercial bank last Monday to conduct a transaction, during which she uttered a T&T passport, together with a T&T identification card in the name of Simone Evelyn, to a customer service officer.

Both documents were accepted as genuine. However, on examination they looked suspicious. A report was made to the police and she was arrested.

Four face weed charges

Four people were arrested and 1,492.4 grammes of narcotics seized during an anti-crime exercise conducted in Port- of- Spain on Wednesday

A police statement said during the exercise, officers of the Inter Agency Task Force (IATF), headed by Cpl Phillip, executed a search warrant for firearms and ammunition at a house at Clifton Hill, East Dry River, Port of Spain.

PC Garner allegedly found and seized in the bedroom of Jaiel Choy and her common-law husband Jevon Smith, marijuana weighing 767.2 grammes.

PC Garner then conducted a search of another bedroom belonging to her brother Javon Choy and his common law wife Bianca Peters, who also live at the same address. he allegedly found and seized a quantity of marijuana weighing 725.2 Grams.

They were all arrested. Jevon Smith and Javon Choy were taken to the Besson Street Police Station and Jaiel Choy and Bianca Peters, were taken to the Central Police Station where they were charged with possession of marijuana.