The Trinidad and Tobago Police Service says it restored order in several communities in North and South Trinidad following several early morning disturbances on Monday July 25th.
These disturbances were reported along the North Coast and Saddle Roads, in the areas of Blanchisseuse, La Fillette, Las Cuevas, Maraval, and environs in the North and the La Lune and Marac Villages, Moruga, in the South.
Police also detained a few suspects in connection with the unlawful blockade of the roadway and investigations are ongoing into all reports.
A free flow of traffic was reestablished to vehicular traffic and order was restored in all areas and is being monitored.
In the first incident in North Trinidad, at 5.45 am officers who were on patrol in the
Blanchisseuse District observed burning debris on the roadway in the vicinity of the Blanchisseuse Secondary School.
Police later extinguished the fire and cleared the roadway.
In another incident, police received information on similar disturbances along the North Coast Road in the areas of La Fillette and Las Cuevas and environs.
Several teams of officers were deployed from the North-Eastern Division (NED) Task Force, NED Intelligence Unit, Guard and Emergency Branch, Inter-Agency Task Force, Maracas Bay and Blanchisseuse Police Stations. The Trinidad and Tobago Defence Force also deployed personnel to the locations to assist in the operation.
Upon arrival at the locations, police officers, in conjunction with personnel from the Trinidad and Tobago Fire Service (TTFS), the San Juan/Laventille and Diego Martin Regional Corporations contained the demonstrations.
Later in the day, at 12.50 pm, officers of the Western Division (WD) responded to numerous reports of public disturbances along Saddle Road in the vicinity of Moraldo Street, Haleland Park and the Maracas Pillars.
Teams from the WD Task Force and the Special Patrol Unit were dispatched. Upon arrival at the locations, police officers observed debris ablaze on the roadways. Personnel from the TTFS later arrived and the fire was extinguished.
Information reaching police suggests that the demonstrations in the North Trinidad incidents appear to be in connection with a
police-involved shooting last week in the village.
Investigations into this matter are ongoing.