During the period Friday 21st to Sunday 23rd January, 2022 the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service arrested eleven persons across the country for various offences. A suspended police officer is also in police custody after being involved in a high-speed chase with police on Friday. Details follow in this press release from the TTPS:
Eleven persons were arrested for the period Friday 21st to Sunday 23rd January, 2022. Of the eleven suspects held, five were involved in incidents of larceny and breakings. Keen investigations by officers of the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service (TTPS), led to the arrest of the suspects and the recovery of several stolen items.
One man was arrested then subsequently charged on Saturday 22nd January, 2022, with five counts of larceny and four counts of obtaining money by false pretences. The man was arrested after a San Fernando businessman made a report that one of his employees stole approximately $90,000 worth of equipment from the company and was allegedly selling the items. Officers of the San Fernando Criminal Investigations Department (CID) conducted investigations which led to the arrest of the employee and the recovery of several of the stolen items.
Police also recovered $150,000 worth of air-conditioning units after a 30-year-old air-condition technician from Couva, was arrested and charged on January 21st, 2022. Officers of the Gasparillo Criminal Investigations Department (CID) conducted inquiries after a businessman from Reform Village made a report on January 13th, 2022 about the missing items. The accused is expected to appear at the San Fernando Magistrates’ Court this week.
A 40-year-old woman from Diego Martin was arrested and charged with larceny over the weekend by officers of the Gasparillo Police Station. The officers conducted enquiries into an incident where a 72-year-old pensioner’s parked vehicle was broken into, and $6,700 which he had just withdrawn from the bank was allegedly stolen. The incident occurred at a supermarket located at Bonne Aventure Road, Gasparillo, on January 17th, 2022. The woman is expected to appear at the San Fernando Magistrates’ Court tomorrow.
Meanwhile, one man was arrested during an anti-crime exercise conducted in Santa Cruz on January 21st, 2022. During the exercise, a search warrant was executed at a residence along Orange Field Road, Santa Cruz, and the man was arrested in connection with a report of a quantity of stolen items. Also, a 55-year-old St. James man was arrested after police conducted investigations relative to several breaking offenses in the St. James district.
Additionally, four persons were arrested after officers intercepted two vehicles that were allegedly involved in a shooting incident in Matura on Sunday 23rd January, 2022. A suspended police officer is also in police custody after being involved in a high-speed chase with police on Friday. A 23-year-old man from St. Augustine was also arrested on Friday 21st January during a drug eradication exercise in Tunapuna for possession of marijuana.
The TTPS remains committed in its effort to pursue criminals and encourages persons to share information about criminal activities via the TTPS App, by calling 999, 555 or by contacting the nearest police station.