Friday 16 November, 2018

Fire officer on ID parades in connection with car theft

A 35-year-old fire officer was due to be placed on identification parades on Wednesday after he was held on allegations of larceny of a motor vehicle.

The suspect, from Maracas, St Joseph,  was arrested on Monday during a police exercise by officers of the Special Investigations Unit of the Northern Division.

According to police reports, the Unit was investigating a report of a larceny of a motor vehicle in which a white Mitsubishi dump truck was reported stolen from a home in Arima in May.

The officers received key intelligence which led them to the home of the fire officer, where a search was conducted.

The vehicle was allegedly found and seized on the compound.

As a result, the suspect was immediately detained.

Since then, the officer, who is attached to the Tunapuna Fire Station, has been questioned by the officers.

He is expected to be placed on identification parades, following which lawmen are expected to seek legal advice from officials at the office of the Director of Public Prosecutions for instructions on how to proceed in the matter.

The exercise was supervised by Snr Sup Daniel, with assistance from ASP Haynes, Inspector Robert Joseph, and a team of officers including Cpl Sifontes, PC Lalsingh, PC Paul, and WPC Pelage.

More on this as it becomes available.


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