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Couple held in
hotel with gun
A couple found in a hotel room
in St Helena are among three peo-
ple held for firearm and marijuana
possession during anti-crime op-
erations on Wednesday.
Around 7 am, officers of the Central
Division Task Force (CDTF), Criminal
Gang and Intelligence Unit and Canine
Branch acted on information and went
to Touchdown Hotel at Gandhi Trace,
On searching one of the rooms, they
found the 37-year-old woman and her
39-year-old male companion, both
of Madras Road, Cunupia, in pos-
session of 828 grammes of marijuana
and a Taurus revolver, with five rounds
Two hours later, the officers went to
Gail Trace, Palmiste where they exe-
cuted a search warrant at the home of
a 35-year-old man.
While searching the house, they
found a Smith and Wesson revolver
with six rounds of .38mm ammunition.
He was arrested and is expected to be
charged with the illegal possession of
a firearm and ammunition.
Meanwhile, other officers of the
CDTF embarked on an eradication
exercise between 9 am and 3 pm in a
forested area in Flanagin Town, Central
The officers trekked an estimated
five miles into the forest, where they
discovered eight marijuana fields, with
approximately 20,000 fully grown
trees and 7,000 seedlings with an es-
timated street value of $20 million.
The trees and seedlings were uproot-
ed and destroyed, however, no arrests
Cops search for missing
Republic Bank employee
Police are appealing to
members of the public to help
locate Nikisha Winter-Roach
who reportedly went missing
on Wednesday. She is an em-
ployee at the Glencoe branch
of Republic Bank Ltd.
Nikisha Winter-Roach, 36,
of Edinburgh 500, Chaguanas,
was last seen around 5.20 am on
Wednesday by relatives. A release
issued by the police identified the
missing woman as Neisha Roach.
Her husband, Rosse Galteau,
filed the missing person's report
at the Chaguanas Police Station
around 4.30 pm on Wednesday.
Shelley Winter-Roach Parris,
her sister, in a Facebook post ap-
pealed to members of the public
to contact the police if they knew
of her whereabouts.
"My sister Nikisha Win-
ter-Roach is missing since yes-
terday please share the photo so
if seen police can be contacted."
"The family is basically await-
ing instructions from the police
and at this time don't have any
information to give to the press,"
another relative said.
She was last seen wearing a
pair of jeans and a yellow top.
She was described as having as
slim, brown complexion and has
blonde and brown hair.
The Police Service is also seek-
ing the assistance of the public in
locating a 47-year-old Tunapuna
Nalini Bazzard was last seen
at her Monte Grande, Tuna-
puna home, around midday on
Her brother, Jeewan Bazzard,
reported her missing to the
Tunapuna Police Station that
Naalini is of East Indian de-
scent, five feet three inches in
height with medium built and
has a light brown complexion
and long brown hair.
She was last seen wearing a
long-sleeved navy blue and white
shirt and a pair of long blue tights.
If anyone with information
on the whereabouts of Bazzard
of Winter-Roach is asked to call
800-TIPS or contact the police at
555, 999, 911 or any police station.
T&TEC copper thief jailed
A man who pleaded guilty to
stealing copper cables from Trin-
idad and Tobago Electricity Com-
mission (T&TEC) substation was
yesterday sentenced to six months
Hansram Dookran, 53, appeared be-
fore Magistrate Cheryl Ann Antoine in
the San Fernando Magistrates Court
charged with larceny of approximately
300 feet of copper cable and 20 cop-
per-coated earth rods from the Harmo-
ny Hall Substation, Gasparillo.
The items, valued at around $6,000,
were discovered missing on Wednesday
by a T&TEC employee.
At his court appearance yesterday,
Dookran pleaded guilty to the charges
and was subsequently sentenced to six
months hard labour.
T&TEC is reminding members of the
public that, pursuant to the Electric-
ity Act, Chapter 54:70, it is a criminal
offence to tamper with the Commis-
sion's electricity installations and/or
make electrical connections.
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