Soldier arrested

CRIME NEWSA senior officer of the Defence Force was arrested by police officers in Chaguanas yesterday.

The incident occurred at approximately 1:30am, in Endeavour Village, Chaguanas.

Reports indicate a party of officers was in the process of questioning a man involved in an altercation when the Soldier identified himself and intervened.

It is Alleged he then became abusive to the officers.

The Defence Force Officer was eventually detained and later charged at the Chaguanas Police Station on a number of charges including Obstructing a Police Officer from conducting his duties.

A release from Trinidad & Tobago Coast Guard Public Affairs Department stated that the Defence Force is currently working in conjunction with the Police Service to determine the facts surrounding the incident.

They also stated their commitment in allowing due process to take place in this matter.