WPC and brothers slapped with 14 charges including assaulting police
From left to right: Reanne Wilson, Rendon Wilson, Tyrell Wilson
A Woman Police Constable and her two brothers have reappeared before an Arima Magistrate, charged with several offences arising out of an incident involving police officers in the Maloney district on January 25, 2020.
37-year-old WPC Reanne Wilson, a Special Reserve Police Officer last attached to the Arouca Police Station, was charged with obstruction, aiding and abetting, use of obscene language and assaulting a police officer.
35-year-old Rendon David Wilson was charged with possession of ammunition, possession of a firearm and ammunition to endanger life, possession of a firearm, wounding with intent, resisting arrest, escaping lawful custody, obstructing a police officer, use of obscene language and larceny of a firearm.
Meanwhile, 30-year-old Tyrell Wilson was charged with obstruction.
The trio appeared before Magistrate Wendy Dougdeen-Bally on Tuesday. They all reside at Building #19, Maloney Gardens, Maloney.
Reanne first appeared before the courts on January 29, 2020, and was granted bail in the sum of $25,000. Tyrell and Rendon first appeared on January 28 2020; Tyrell was granted $20,000 bail while Randon was denied bail and remanded into custody. Upon his return to court on Tuesday, he was granted bail in the sum of $350,000. Their matters were postponed to August 4, 2020.
The incident that led to their arrests
On January 25, 2020, a party of officers attached to the Maloney Crime Patrol Unit, responded to a report of a man armed with a gun at Building #19, Maloney Gardens.
Upon checking, the officers saw a male suspect attempting to tuck a firearm into his waist.
PC Hannaway chased the suspect and held him a short distance away. While attempting to disarm him a struggle ensued forcing two other officers to intervene.
During the incident, a crowd of approximately 30 persons gathered and started throwing missiles at the officers.
As the policemen struggled with the suspect, he got a hold of PC Hannaway’s firearm and shot him in the right thigh. PC Hannaway was able to retrieve the weapon shortly after.
At that point, the crowd grew to about 50 people and PC Hannaway was forced to seek medical attention while PC Salina continued to struggle with the suspect. A female relative of the assailant reportedly intervened and attempted to pull PC Salina’s hand away from the detained man. She allegedly choked and assaulted the officer while two other male members of the crowd joined in and managed to pull the man away from the grasp of PCs Salina and Pinder. They then escaped.
The officers had to seek medical attention following the incident.
Tyrell was arrested at his home on that same date while Reanne surrendered to officers of the Maloney Police Station on January 26, 2020. Rendon was detained while seeking medical attention at the Eric Williams Medical Complex on January 26, 2020. Warrants were subsequently issued for other persons involved in the incident.
Tyrell and Rendon were both charged on January 28, 2020, by acting W/Sgt Wilson-Murphy of the Court and Process Branch while Reanne was charged on January 29, 2020.