35 'deadbeat' fathers arrested
THIRTY FIVE delinquent dads owing a total of over $172,000 in child support were arrested over the weekend, public information officer of the Police Service Sgt Wayne Mystar said yesterday.
Between the hours of 10 p.m. on Sunday and 6 a.m. yesterday a warrant exercise was conducted in the Northern Division, Mystar said at yesterday's police press briefing held at the Police Administration Building, Sackville Street, Port of Spain.
"Forty one persons were arrested, 35 of which were delinquent fathers, with sums totaling $172,349," the release from the Police Service stated yesterday.
The officers involved in the exercise were officers of the Court and Process department under the supervision of Cpl Ellsworth Jack and including PC Buckmire, WPC Salazar, PC Reyes and Williams.
The exercise was coordinated by Snr Supt David Abraham. —JJ