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Monday 10 August, 2020

'Priority offender' to be questioned on recent killings in Maloney

Officers have ramped up operations in Maloney Gardens following three homicides earlier this week in the community.

One such exercise took place last night between 6 pm and 10 pm and resulted in the arrests of three persons ages 16, 37, and 41, for possession of marijuana.

The 37-year-old man, LoopTT was told, was also a known “priority offender” and has been linked to several serious crimes reported in the district. As a result, he is expected to be questioned for any information on the three murders.

The exercise was coordinated by Assistant Commissioner Jacob and spearheaded by Senior Superintendent Daniel. ASP Edwards, Insp Birch, Insp Green, Sgt Katwaroo and Cpl Ali, among several other officers attached to the Northern Division, rendered assistance.

Additionally, eight tickets were issued, to errant motorists in breach of road traffic laws and regulations, and 30 stop and search forms were completed.

One of the victims killed this week included school teacher Jermiah Franklyn.

Yesterday, in a press release, Minister of Education Anthony Garcia, extended "his sincerest condolences" to the family, colleagues and students of the late teacher.

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Minister Garcia said “Mr. Franklyn has been a teacher for more than fifteen years and taught at both the primary and secondary levels. He will be remembered for his commitment to his students, especially those in the Maloney community to whom he gave free lessons.”

Mr. Franklyn, popularly known as “teach” was fatally shot by unknown gunmen on Tuesday night. He lived at Maloney Gardens and was a teacher employed with the Ministry of Education at a school in Port of Spain.

Staff of the Student Support Services Division of the Ministry will be providing counselling services for the students Mr. Franklyn taught at his school.   


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