Two women were arrested, charged, and granted bail for pitching stalls and obstructing footpaths in Port-of-Spain.
In a TTPS report, the first case, a 39-year-old woman was granted bail with a surety in the amount of $10,000 by Justice of the Peace Oliver Boodhu for pitching a stall, wilful obstruction, and offering for sale marketable commodities, disorderly behaviour, and resisting arrest.
On April 14th, officers of the Port-of-Spain Municipal Police Task Force (PoSMPTF) were on mobile patrol along Frederick Street in the vicinity of Hart Street, when they observed a woman standing behind a makeshift stall offering assorted snacks, mints, and drinks for sale.
PC Mc Guirk informed the woman of the offence committed, cautioned her and attempted to place her under arrest.
However, she behaved in an irate manner.
PC Mc Guirk with the help of other officers restrained and placed her under arrest.
The accused, of Siew Sankar Drive, Don Miguel Road, San Juan, was taken to the Port-of-Spain City Police Headquarters where she was charged.
In the second incident, a 52-year-old woman, of Maloney Gardens, was granted station bail in the amount of $1,500 for pitching a stall, wilful obstruction, and offering for sale marketable commodities.
On April 14th, officers of the PoSMPTF were on mobile patrol when they observed a makeshift stall containing a quantity of a marketable
commodity. The officers further observed that the said stall was placed on the footpath causing pedestrians to manoeuvre onto the roadway.
PC Mc Guirk approached the defendant, identified himself, cautioned and informed her of the offences committed.
The defendant was subsequently arrested and later charged for the offences.
Both women are expected to reappear virtually before the Port of Spain Magistrates’ Court on June 14th.