TTPS clamp down on COVID gatherings

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TTPS clamp down on COVID gatherings

Acting on intelligence received, an exercise was conducted in the Central Division between the hours of 7:30 am and 9:30am on Saturday 30th January.

A TTPS report indicate that officers proceeded to Kevin Street Point Pleasant Park, Cunupia where a COVID party was taking place, a search warrant was executed.

On arrival at the location Police observed over 50 persons in attendance in breach of Covid Regulations. A number of persons on seeing the officers escaped by scaling the walls. 17 male Trinidadians and nine female Venezuelans have been arrested and charged for breach of the COVID-19 regulations.

Sheldon David, Gary Davidson and Keron Simmons were also arrested and charged for obstructing an officer in the execution of his duties and resisting arrest.

The exercise was conducted under the supervision of Snr Supt Simon and Supt Pierre and included officers of the Central Division Task Force Area North led by Sgt Andrews and Sgt John.

A similar exercise was conducted on Sunday morning in the Santa Cruz area by a task force led by Supt. Alexander, where an event of a similar nature occurred. 19 males, 4 Trinidadians and 15 Venezuelan Nationals, along with 11 females of which 2 are Trinidadian and 9 are Venezuelan Nationals have been detained.

They are currently being processed at the San Juan and Morvant Police Stations.

Investigations are on-going in relation to both incidents.

“The TTPS reminds the public of the COVID-19 legislation in place regarding public gatherings of more than 10 persons.”