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Six guns seized
JENSEN LA VENDE
With 18 murders committed for the year
and all with the use of guns, Western Divi-
sion officers are taking their mandate by
acting Police Commissioner Stephen
Williams very seriously having recovered
six guns within the first 12 days of the
In a media briefing on Wednesday at the
St James Police Station head of the division,
Snr Supt Zamsheed Mohammed, said his
officers will be doing all they could to rid
the country of illegal guns.
In 2014, Williams mandated that the
larger police divisions, which includes the
Western Division, recovered at least 100
guns while the smaller divisions seized a
minimum of 60.
"We are aware that the firearm is the
weapon of choice for robberies and murders
so taking them off the streets will lead to
less murders and less robberies.
"The Western Division officers will con-
tinue this drive throughout the year and
stay consistent with our efforts to get as
much firearms off the streets as we can. I
would like to commend the Western Divi-
sion Task Force, and encourage them to
continue with their efforts," Mohammed
Four of the six guns were recovered on
Sunday in the Diego Martin area along with
250 grammes of marijuana, he added.
So far the division has recovered: (1) .22
semi-automatic Hand Gun, (1).357 Rossi
revolver (2) .38 pistols (2) homemade shot-
guns, 918 grammes of cocaine and half a
kilogramme of marijuana.
Last Thursday police also found a kilo-
gramme of cocaine, valued at $400,000,
and a quantity of marijuana, valued at
No arrests were made in relation to the
Man remanded on
A Chaguanas man was remanded into
custody yesterday after being charged with
larceny of a motor vehicle.
Teddy Wong Wing, of Tahadille Road,
Pierre Road, Felicity, was not called upon
to plead when he stood before Deputy Chief
Magistrate Mark Wellington in the San Fer-
nando Magistrates Court.
Wong Wing was represented by attorney
He was charged by PC Trevor Seepersad
of the Ste Madeline Police Station.
The car, valued at $75,000, was allegedly
found at Wong Wing s home hours after
it was stolen from Golconda Road, Gol-
conda, on January 10.
The vehicle was reportedly tracked via
a GPS system and Cpl Bassant of the Central
Division Task Force went to Wong Wing s
home to recover it.
Wong Wing has several matters, which
Wellington said came up as pending on his
criminal record, including larceny of motor
vehicle in 2007 and car stealing in 2010.
Wellington adjourned the matter to January
21 for Sobers to present the extracts proving
his client s previous matters were already
dealt with in order for him to set bail.
A La Romaine man was fined a total of $1,700
yesterday after he ignored the warnings to stop
walking in front of the San Fernando Magistrates;
Court while prisoners were being off-loaded from
the prison s van.
Stephen Gonzales, 39, a welder, was brought before
Magistrate Brambhanan Dubay in the San Fernando
Magistrates Court after being charged yesterday.
Gonzales, a father of three, was represented by
attorney Frank Gittens and was charged with
using insulting language and resisting arrest.
According to the facts read in court, a
police officer was on duty in front of the
courthouse around 8.50 am yesterday
when he saw Gonzales pass the secured
area of the street, where prisoners were
being off loaded from Amalgamated
prisoner transport vans.
The officer, dressed in uniform,
approached Gonzales and identified
himself and told Gonzales he could not
pass there as it was a security risk.
The officer told Gonzales to walk in
front of the Supreme Court instead.
However, Gonzales ignored the warn-
ing, brushed past the officer and started
to walk in the restricted area.
When the officer stopped him again,
Gonzales said to him in a loud voice:
"You is ah a**hole, only because yuh
have that gun yuh getting on so."
The officer became annoyed and told
Gonzales of the offence of using insulting
language but Gonzales did not reply.
When the officer tried to arrest Gon-
zales, he pulled away violently and said:
"Way....yuh cyar come round me."
With the assistance of other officers,
Gonzales was eventually subdued and
taken to the Marabella Police Station and
In court, Gittens told the court Gonzales
has three pending matters for attempted
murder, possession of cocaine and robbery.
Gittens said Gonzales was currently before
the Second Court for the robbery matter.
He said Gonzales did not know about
the recent escape of Russel Thomas from
the courtroom and so did not know about
the danger the officer was trying to protect
him (Gonzales) and other members of the
However, Gittens said his client had found
the officer s behaviour "brutish" and he had
left home in a highly emotional state because
of his diabetic sister.
Gonzales apologised to the court before
he was sentenced.
Dubay ordered him to pay $200 or
face 14 days in jail for the insulting lan-
guage and to pay $1,500 or face nine
months in jail for resisting arrest.
He was given 30 days to pay the fine
and if he fails to pay the fines within that
time frame, his jail time will run concur-
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