Friday 25 September, 2020

‘Private’ beach woman interviewed by police

Interviewed by police: A woman who was recorded bathing illegally on a beach.

Interviewed by police: A woman who was recorded bathing illegally on a beach.

The woman who was seen in a video by a beach which was posted on social media last weekend, has been interviewed by the police. 

Around 5:15pm on September 14, a party of officers from the Toco Police Station, Sangre Grande CID, and Eastern Division Task Force, led by Sgt Callender and Cpl Guy, went to the home of woman at Santa Margarita Circular, St Augustine, where Sgt Callender executed a search warrant at the said address for cell phones, tablets, computers and other electronic devices relative to a report under investigation. 

It is alleged that during the period Friday, September 11 and Saturday, September 12, the woman was at a beach for recreational purposes contrary to Section 4 (1)(a) the Public Health 2019 Novel Coronavirus Regulations, 2020.  

Sgt Callender told the woman of the report under investigation and cautioned her, informed her of her rights to consult with a legal advisor or have someone of her choice present, to which she remained silent. 

A search was carried out on the premises and one iPhone and one HP laptop were seized. Her 35-year-old husband was also at the home when police were there. She was interviewed and then police officers left the premises. Sgt Callender is continuing inquiries. 

The TTPS thanked members of the public for their assistance in locating the woman. 

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