A 12-year-old boy is one of two persons held, in separate incidents, for making death threats towards Police Commissioner Gary Griffith.
The boy, who cannot be identified because he is a minor, pleaded guilty when he appeared before Master Nazeera Ali in the Port-of-Spain Children’s Court on Wednesday.
He faced the charge of misusing a telephone to send a threatening message.
The boy was released into his parent’s care and is expected to reappear in court on January 16, 2019 for sentencing.
The judge in the matter requested a report from the Probation Services Division to assist in determining the appropriate punishment.
Under Section 106 of the Summary Offences Act, the offence carries a maximum penalty of a $200 fine or up to a month in prison.
A 35 year-old man was also arrested Wednesday for another threat made against Commissioner Griffith.
A call was picked up at the police command centre, by an E999 operator around 1:30 am on Wednesday.
The caller threatened to chop off the heads of both the Commissioner and his wife.
A statement from the police service said the man was arrested at his home in Gasparillo, around 4:30 pm.
The statement said police executed a warrant, and arrested the man, seizing the phone from which the call was made.
Meanwhile, wife of Commissioner Griffith, Nicole Dyer Griffith told News Power Now that threats like these come with the territory.
She said that like her husband, she was disheartened to learn of the 12 year old who confessed to threatening her husband.