Home' Trinidad and Tobago Guardian : February 3rd 2014 Contents A6
Guardian www.guardian.co.tt Monday, February 3, 2014
The murder toll has reached 49
with the murders of a teenager and
a one-armed taxi driver in
Barataria and Diego Martin on Sat-
In the first incident around 7.30
pm, Corvine Anthony, 18, of Centre
Hill, Seventh Avenue, Malick,
Barataria, was playing football on
a field near his home when two
gunmen got out a white Toyota
Corolla which was parked nearby.
The gunmen walked up to
Anthony and his friends and sud-
denly opened fire, hitting him sev-
eral times in his chest and head.
His friends ran away. The gunmen
then returned to their car and drove
Anthony was taken to the nearby
Eric Williams Medical Sciences
Complex, Mt Hope, where he was
pronounced dead on arrival. A
motive for Anthony s murder has
not been established.
Almost three hours later, Ricardo
Small, a 31-year-old PH taxi driver
from Riverside Drive, La Puerta,
Diego Martin, went to Factory Road
to drop off two passengers. Small
then drove to Hillview Drive to turn
around but when he was making
his way back he was stopped by
two men who were walking along
the road. The men drew firearms
and shot Small several times in his
Police said Small lost concious-
ness and crashed into a dumpster
at the side of the road. When police
arrived on the scene Small was
found dead behind the wheel of his
car.Homicide detectives said Small
lost his arm several years ago, after
he was hit by a shotgun blast and
had to amputate the limb. He was
well known to police and his murder
has been classified as gang-related.
In another incident early Satur-
day, a 36-year-old man was shot
dead and his friend seriously
wounded in a shooting in a Couva
Police said around 4.10 am,
Wayne Harewood, of McBean,
Couva, and his friend Kevon
Edwards, 27, of Perseverance, Couva,
were liming at Deja Vu nightclub
on the Old Southern Main Road,
Couva, when two gunmen entered
and began shooting at them.
Harewood was hit several times
and died on the scene, while
Edwards was shot in the head and
was taken to hospital for treatment.
He remains warded in a critical con-
dition at the San Fernando General
Police have not arrested any sus-
pects in connection with this week-
end s murder victims, up to late
Autopsies will be performed at
the Forensic Science Centre, St
Northern Division police have
seized five illegal guns and a
large quantity of lethal weapons,
including several samurai
swords, during several anti-
crime exercises in the division
In one raid around 4 pm, offi-
cers led by Senior Supt David
Abraham executed a search war-
rant at the home of a well known
gang member at Freddie Kissoon
Avenue, La Horquetta, Arima,
and seized two guns and arrested
three people, among them two
Police said while searching the
house they found a Rohm .22
revolver with 18 rounds of ammu-
nition and a Walther .380 pistol
with seven rounds. The officers
also seized a camouflage jacket,
several Japanese Katana swords
and two swords concealed in the
handles of walking canes.
Several pieces of equipment
used to scan electronic cards,
which police believe were being
used by the homeowner to per-
form a credit card scam, were
also found in the house.
The homeowner, 27, and the
teenagers, ages 17 and 19, who
were at home during the raid,
were arrested by police.
Almost an hour later, another
group of officers on patrol in
Phase Four, La Horquetta, stopped
and searched two 17-year-olds
who were walking along the road.
A 12-gauge shotgun was found
in a backpack one of them was
Shortly after, another group of
Northern Division police were on
patrol on the Eastern Main Road
in Bon Air, Arouca, when they
stopped and searched a man who
was waiting on transport. The
officers found a loaded .45 pistol
with ten rounds of ammunition
on the man.
In the last exercise, St Joseph
CID officers, led by Sgts Vetus
Hernandez and Rene Katwaroo,
were on patrol on Linda Drive,
Maracas/St Joseph, when they
noticed a man getting out of his
car with a bulge in his waist.
The officers searched the man,
35, and found a Glock 9 mm pistol
with 15 rounds of ammunition.
While searching the man s car
trunk the officers found a small
bag with a further 11 rounds of
All seven arrested suspects are
expected to appear in court today.
Superintendent Hosein, Insp
Simon, Sgts Waldropt and Pitt,
PCs Balgobin and Forde were
involved in the exercises.
Teen, taxi driver gunned
down in separate incidents
Seven arrested as cops seize guns, weapons
An assortment of weapons found during a police exercise in La
Horquetta on Saturday by officers from the Arima CID.
Cops catch car
thieves in act
Port-of-Spain police have detained two
men they believe are part of a car stealing
ring that has been operating in the capital
The men, aged 25 and 26, of Cocorite and
Petit Valley respectively, were arrested on
Saturday while attempting to break into a
parked car along Wrightson Road, Port-of-
Spain. They will be placed on identification
parades today, as they are wanted in con-
nection with the larceny of motor vehicles
in the Port-of-Spain area.
Police said over the past weeks they have
been receiving reports of a suspicious black
X-Trail van moving around the capital which
was linked to several car break-ins. That
vehicle was seized on Saturday when officers
arrested the two suspects.
Police reports state that around 3.30 am,
constables Bartlett and Ryan were on mobile
patrol along Wrightson Road, near the Break-
fast Shed, when they saw two men trying
to force open the door of a parked vehicle.
The officers confronted the men and they
began to run. The officers chased the men
and held them a short distance away.
After returning to the initial scene, the
officers discovered six vehicles with their
windows smashed and the vehicles ran-
sacked. The vehicles belonged to patrons
who were on a boat cruise, which ran
between midnight and 4 am.
Officers recovered a sledge hammer which
the men were using to smash the windows.
They also seized a black garbage bag con-
taining wallets and other valuables. The men
were arrested and taken to police headquar-
Officers are now asking car owners whose
vehicles were broken into to come forward.
The Police Service information officer,
acting Inspector Wayne Mystar, yesterday
advised partygoers to park in designated and
secure parking areas to avoid break-ins.
"In addition, we are asking members of
the public to avoid leaving valuable items
in vehicles in full view such as laptops and
cell phones. We are also advising members
of the public to travel in groups during the
Carnival season," he said.
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