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Student held with arms, ammo

Published: 
Tuesday, March 21, 2017

A Pleasantville student and a La Romaine teenager, were among several people arrested over the weekend in the Southern Division for a number of serious crimes.

The 19-year-old student was arrested for reportedly having arms and ammunition in his possession, while the La Romaine teen was held in connection with larceny of a vehicle and assault of its driver.

During an anti-crime exercise conducted over the weekend, Southern Division police under the supervision of Senior Supt Mohammed, ASP’s Ali and Mohammed, Inspector Gadjadar and Sgt Joseph were on Cipero Street, San Fernando when they saw the student acting suspiciously.

The young man was searched by PC Farnum who found in his possession, one Browning 9mm pistol, one magazine, plus 14 rounds of 9mm ammunition.

During the same exercise, WPC Maxwell also arrested and charged a man of Sunset Drive, La Romaine for possession of cocaine.

PC Andre also arrested the La Romaine teenager and another man in connection with the robbery and assault of a PH driver.

The driver, Ishmael Khan, 29, of Ste Madeleine was plying his vehicle for hire along the SS Erin Road, Debe, to San Fernando on Sunday night.

He picked up two male passengers who dealt him a blow to his head and robbed him of his vehicle, a white Nissan Tiida valued $65,000, in which they escaped.

Khan contacted the police and with the assistance of the Rapid Response Unit, Highway Patrol and the CID, they intercepted the vehicle and arrested the 18- year-old and a 21-year-old, both of La Romaine. PC Andre arrested and charged the men who are expected to appear before a San Fernando magistrate.

Meanwhile, Moruga police are investigating the robbery of a nurse and a prison officer from the district.

Rebekah Gilbert, 27, a nurse of Fifth Company Village, Moruga, secured her home and went to bed around 10.30 pm on Saturday.

She awoke around 6 am on Sunday and found several items from her home missing. They included a chain saw valued at $2,500, a lap top valued at $3,500, plus an $8,000 television set.

The prison officer, whose name was not given, also reported the theft of three cellular phones, valued at $3,900, from the same house. It is believed that thieves gained entry via a window on the eastern side of the house and escaped through a door on the northern side.

PC Jointe is continuing investigations.