Labourer accused of car theft gets $250,000 bail

Nazrudeen Sookoor, a 27-year-old labourer of Friendship Village, San Fernando, appeared virtually before Magistrate Indira Misir-Gosine in the Princes Town Magistrates’ Court after he was charged with four counts of larceny of motor vehicle.

The accused pleaded not guilty to the charges and was granted $250,000 bail to be approved by the Registrar of the Court.

A police release said January, 19 2021, a Toyota Aqua motor vehicle, which was reported stolen, was recovered intact on the same date, in a bushy area off the M2 Ring Road, Picton Village, bearing a false registration plate.

The vehicle was processed by Crime Scene Investigator PC Harricharan, who found workable prints which were later identified to be that of someone known to them.

Personnel of the Princes Town CID conducted enquiries headed by Sgt Teeluck, and they arrested Sookoor last Friday and interviewed him.

He was subsequently charged with larceny motor vehicle.

Sookoor was also questioned and charged in connection with larceny two other Toyota Aqua motor vehicles and a Toyota Axio motor vehicle.

The matter was adjourned to February 22.

Chaguanas man charged with for New Year’s Day shooting

A 23-year-old labourer, of Enterprise, Chaguanas, has been arrested in connection with a shooting incident which occurred on New Year’s Day.

Michel Gittens, charged with shooting with intent and wounding with intent, was due to appear virtually at the Chaguanas Magistrates’ Court today yesterday to answer the charges.

A police statement said around 10 pm on January 1, 2021, the two men were at the corner of Bhagaloo Street and Chris Terrace, Enterprise, Chaguanas, when it is alleged that they got into an altercation with four men known to them.

It is alleged that during the altercation, three of the four men had firearms and shot at the two men along the said roadway, with an intent to cause them grievous bodily harm.

One of the victims was wounded in his left leg, however, the other man who feared for his life

fled the scene and received no injuries.

Gittens was arrestedlast week Thursday after officers got information during an anti-crime exercise conducted within the Chaguanas Police District by officers of the Chaguanas CID and the Central Division Gang Unit.

Investigations are continuing.

Vendor on robbery charges

A vendor has been charged with with aggravation. He was expected to appear virtually at the Chaguanas

Magistrates’ Court to answer the charge.

Police said Shackille Pinder, 20, was charged in connection with an incident that occurred on December 16 last year at Robinson Street, Monstrose, Chaguanas, where a woman was allegedly accosted by a man

with a firearm who announced a robbery..

It is alleged that the assailant took the victim’s cellular phone and $1,000, then escaped on foot.

Pinder was arrested last week Thursday after officers received information during an anti-crime exercise conducted within the Chaguanas Police District by officers of the Chaguanas CID and the Central Division Gang Unit.

Point Fortn man face road traffic charges

Municipal Police Officers have charged a 36-year-old man with a series of offences after being caught during a road traffic exercise yesterdayon Sunday.

Roulston Alexander, of Techier Village, Point Fortin, was arrested by Point Fortin Municipal Police (PFMP) on Sunday as officers were on road exercise at the Guapo Beach Facility and the Cap-De-Ville Junction.

During the exercise, PFMP officers stopped a Nissan Almera motor vehicle and requested of the driver that he provide his driving permit and insurance certificate.

Alexander, police said,was unable to produce the documents to the officers who later arrested him and took him to the Guapo Police Station.

He was later charged by WPC Andrews with:

 Driving without a valid driver’s permit (never issued)

 Failure to produce driver’s permit

 Failure to produce certificate of insurance

During the same exercise, PFMF also issued tickets to drivers for the


 Seven for Failing to Place a Child Who is Five Years and Under in

a Child Restraint/Booster Seat;

 Seven for an overcrowded vehicle;

 Six for Breaching No ‘U’ Turn Sign;

 Two for failing to wear seatbelts; and

 One for unauthorised lights, no ID plates, failing to comply with a red traffic light signal, driving a vehicle without a valid certificate insurance, and defective fittings, respectively.

Five people were also issued fixed public health notices for failing to wear face masks while in public.