Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Girl, 14, arrested after car chase

A 14-year-old girl was among five persons detained by police, following a high-speed chase in Princes Town yesterday.

Police were responding to a report that a man was seen holding a gun in the back seat of a black Nissan B-12 car, at around 1 p.m. 

A contingent of officers, led by ASP Zamsheed Mohammed, pursued the vehicle. The officers intercepted the car at New Grant Junction, following a chase along Naparima/Mayaro Road.

Four men, of Cocoyea and La Romaine, and the teenager, from Port of Spain, were arrested.

The officers seized a pistol and 44 rounds of ammunition.

The car was impounded at Princes Town Police Station. A search was ordered to determine whether the vehicle was stolen.

And police are searching for a gunman who shot a Marabella man in the foot on Monday.

Bacchus Rivello, 39, was liming at Sooknanan Street, Marabella, when he was involved in an argument with the gunman.

He was shot in the right thigh.

Police said Rivello was taken to San Fernando General Hospital, where he remains in stable condition.

A search was launched for the suspect.

Constable Gordon of Marabella Police Station is investigating.