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Chaguanas Police: Candice was a random target

A 26-year-old Enterprise resident with a history of violence allegedly confessed on Wednesday evening to the brutal assault and robbery of former beauty queen and model, Candice Worrell. Worrell, 29, is also the fiancée of W Connection captain and Trinidad and Tobago national football team goalkeeper Jan-Michael Williams. On 20 …

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Police corner Facebook taggers… Criminals are next

Ever tagged anyone on Facebook without asking first? Please turn yourself in at the nearest Police Station. Wired868 exaggerates only slightly; Police Service public information officer, Sgt Wayne Mystar, conceded yesterday that a solitary tag might be overlooked as some people “make mistakes.” More than one, though, and you can …

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Bandit robs Pegus… Then asks for a lift

Local fashion icon Claudia Pegus was held up by a knife-toting bandit on Sunday night outside her Fort George, St James home and robbed of $2,000 in cash as well as mobile phones, iPads and a laptop. The bandit then asked for a lift to Mooneram Street, St James, which …

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Life’s a beach for dodgy cop

The policeman alleged to have pawned a stolen gold chain has been transferred with immediate effect from Valencia to the Mayaro Police Station. Wired868 cannot confirm that the Police Service got the idea from the Vatican or that Mayaro is now considered Trinidad and Tobago’s answer to Siberia. The Anti-Corruption …

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Police protected against molesters; public must fend for itself

The Trinidad and Tobago Police Service has begun work on a sexual offenders’ database but it will not be made available to members of the public. Deputy Police Commissioner Mervyn Richardson reportedly sought to justify the register’s secrecy by asking the Trinidad Guardian reporter: “How would you like it if …

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No cell service for police

Police Service Public Affairs officer Sgt Wayne Mystar said yesterday that three policemen charged with murder have not been arrested because the Service knows their location. The officers were allowed to stay in the presumed comfort of their locations while their defence attorneys prepared an injunction. Wired868 cannot confirm that …

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Police rides fail humane test

A High Court Judge slammed the Police’s practice of transporting suspects in the back of SUVs and in the tray of pick-ups as though they were cargo. Justice Ricky Rahim said even a detained person deserves to be treated with dignity and questioned whether such an unsafe practice had any …

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More Hart failures

Police Commissioner Dwayne Gibbs told the COP chairman that there was still no credible evidence with which to charge former Udecott executive chairman Calder Hart. Hart’s perceived corrupt use of State funds was a key issue in the fall of the Patrick Manning-led government and the wind beneath the wings …

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How’s the service, officer?

An unhappy police constable and a cell phone outlet manager got into a public altercation over a non-functional phone on Tuesday evening and, in the resulting scuffle, the manager was allegedly thrown through a glass case. It appears that the constable didn’t appreciate being denied a service; one can only …

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Protect and serve… ourselves

Police Social and Welfare Association president Sgt Anand Ramesar said the PCA was wrong to fine a police corporal $520 for turning a naked rape victim away from the Morvant Police Station. Ramesar said the corporal did not assault the victim but only denied her a service, which made it …

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US Embassy ignores local culture

Deputy Police Commissioner Jack Ewatski’s flight of fancy could be costly to his pilot Dan Condon who is listed as a director to the controversial light aircraft company while employed by the US Embassy. The Embassy explained that US government employees must “uphold the highest standards of personal integrity and …

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PCA slams errant policeman… With a pillow

One of three policemen who “emotionally raped” a naked rape victim by turning her away from the Morvant Police Station when she tried to make a report was fined $520 for neglect of duty. PCA chairman Gillian Lucky hopes the fine—less than half the admission price for Brian Lara’s all-inclusive …

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