Two women charged for illegal vending

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    Two women were granted bail after being arrested and charged for pitching stalls and obstructing footpaths in Port-of-Spain.

    In the first case, a 39-year-old woman was detained on April 14th after officers on mobile patrol along Frederick Street in the vicinity of Hart Street, saw her standing behind a makeshift stall offering snacks, mints, and drinks for sale.

    According to the TTPS, PC Mc Guirk informed the woman of the offence committed, cautioned her and attempted to place her under arrest.

    However, she allegedly behaved in an irate manner.

    She was eventually arrested and granted $10,000 bail by Justice of the Peace Oliver Boodhu for pitching a stall, wilful obstruction, offering for sale marketable commodities, disorderly behaviour, and resisting arrest.

    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.

    She was also held on April 14th by Municipal police officers who observed a makeshift stall on the footpath, causing pedestrians to manoeuvre onto the roadway.
    Both women are expected to reappear virtually before the Port of Spain Magistrates’ Court on June 14th.