Friday 19 October, 2018

Police Service seeks help in locating ‘fake’ cop

Police are seeking the public’s assistance in locating a 30-year-old man suspected of impersonating a police officer in the Caroni district.

Roderick Santana, of Bon Air Gardens, Arouca was identified via CCTV footage as one of three men allegedly involved in an incident which took place on June 19 at a supermarket in Frederick Settlement, Lapaille Village, Caroni.

Santana along with two other suspects, one of whom has since appeared before a Magistrate, are alleged to have impersonated officers attached to the St. Joseph Police Station and attempted to conduct a liquor license inspection.

The owner of the supermarket became suspicious and called the police, causing the men to flee the premises escaping in a white station wagon bearing a false number plate.

Twenty-eight-year-old Dereck Steele of Spring Village, Valsayn was arrested the following day, on June 20th in connection with the incident and later charged.

Steele was remanded into custody when he appeared before a Port of Spain Magistrate on June 26th. The matter was postponed to Monday 30th July, 2018.

The third suspect has not yet been identified.


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