Home' Trinidad and Tobago Guardian : March 28th 2014 Contents A 50-year-old Kelly Village
man was found hanging in the
holding cell of the Arouca
Police Station on Wednesday
night, hours after he was
arrested for possession of
The man, identified as Caesar
Ramdeo, was discovered dead
around 7 pm when police were
making routine checks of the
cells, the T&T Guardian was
Ramdeo was arrested on
Wednesday during a police
exercise held by the Northern
Division at Thomas Trace,
Arouca. The exercise was led
by ASP James.
Police said Ramdeo, who was
one of several men held during
the exercise, used his shirt and
jeans to fashion a makeshift
noose, which he tied to the bur-
glarproofing bars near the roof
of the cell.
Emergency Health Services
were called in but Ramdeo was
Sgt Pittley of the Arouca
Police Station is continuing
JENSEN LAVENDE and KEVON FELMINE
Four men are now dead after being shot
by police during two separate incidents
between Wednesday night and yesterday
morning, as law enforcement officers
clamped down on crime in several commu-
nities across Trinidad.
The killings took the toll of people killed
by police for the year to 11.
The dead men were identified as Anthony
Hospedales, 18, Satrohan Ramdhanie, 23,
Jeremy Clunis, 23, and Gilbert Brown, 25.
In the first incident on Wednesday, officers
from the St Margaret s Police Station, Central
Division Task Force and Highway Patrol killed
two bandits during a shootout after they
intercepted a vehicle the men had earlier
stolen at gunpoint from a taxi-driver in
Police said around 10.30 pm, Shawn Husain
was working his Nissan Bluebird Sylphy from
Couva to San Fernando when he picked up
the men, posing as passengers, along the
Southern Main Road, Couva.
When Husain reached Point-a-Pierre Hill,
one of the men asked to be put out. As he
stopped the car, one of them pulled out a
gun and announced a hold-up.
They proceeded to rob him and two other
passengers of $1,060, two cellphones, together
valued $9,700, and his car, valued at $127,000.
A report was made at the St Margaret s
Police Station and an all points bulletin was
Two guns seized
Police on patrol later spotted the car parked
near the Claxton Bay landfill.
However, before the officers could make
an arrest they were fired upon by the car-
jackers, who then jumped into the vehicle
and sped off. The officers followed the vehicle
in a high speed chase along the Solomon
Hochoy Highway, in which members of the
Highway Patrol soon joined.
The officers first attempted to intercept
the car at Chase Village but the bandits
opened fire on them again and managed to
PC Ramsey was shot in the right arm dur-
ing that attack. The pursuit finally ended
when the bandits crashed into a wall several
miles later along Xavier Street, off the Caroni
Savannah Road, Chaguanas.
When police moved to the car and opened
it, they found Hospedales, of Sunflower Drive,
Dyette Trace, Cunupia, and Ramdhanie, of
Planta Drive, Dyette Estate, Cunupia, inside
the car suffering from gunshot wounds. They
were taken to the Chaguanas Health Facility
where they were pronounced dead on arrival.
A Jennings pistol and one magazine with
four rounds of ammunition was found in the
car.PC Ramsey is currently warded in a stable
condition at the Eric Williams Medical Com-
plex, Mt Hope.
About seven hours later, Clunis and Brown
were also killed by lawmen during a shootout
at McDonald Street Extension, Chinapoo,
According to police reports, police went
to a house to execute a search warrant for
arms and ammunition. While approaching
the house, they were fired upon by unknown
persons and they returned fire.
On checking the house the officers found
two men with gunshot wounds. They were
taken to the Port-of-Spain General Hospital
where they were pronounced dead on arrival.
They were subsequently identified as Clunis
and Brown, both of Chinapoo, Morvant.
The officers recovered a mini Uzi sub-
machine gun. Acting ASP Hazel of the Mor-
vant Police Station is continuing enquiries.
Police said both men appeared in the Port-
of-Spain Magistrates Court on Monday on
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Drug accused hangs self in station cell
A driver is searched by a police officer during a roadblock exercise along South Quay, Port-of-Spain, yesterday. PHOTO: MICHEAL BRUCE
The Uzi sub-machine gun officers recovered
following the shoot-out between officers and men in
during car chase
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