Domestic violence cases worry police

Tuesday October 27, 2015 Written by Published in Crime

Domestic violence fuelled by alcohol continues to a community concern for police.


Two incidents were reported over the weekend in the Puaikura district in the early hours of Sunday morning.

Senior Sergeant Tuaine Charlie says at around 3am on Sunday, Police received a call from a female victim being assaulted by her partner.

The victim suffered some injuries as a result and was medically treated.

The partner was arrested by Police for the assault and will appear in court at a later date.

A second incident was also reported at around 6am involving a couple disputing at their home in Rutaki.

Family members were home trying to calm the couple involved and at the end of the day, police say both managed to settle their current concerns and will seek more counseling.

Both incidents occurred in the Puaikura district and alcohol was a contributing factor to both incidents.

Police also received four reports of burglary in the weekend.

A popular restaurant and bar in the Avarua district was broken into and alcohol was stolen.

Immediate investigations by police led to the apprehension of two young male juveniles. Because of their age they were not arrested but the parents were made aware of the problem and charges will be determined once the full investigation is completed.

A room at a hostel in Tupapa was also broken into and electronic devices were reported stolen by the room tenant. 

The third incident occurred at a visitor’s accommodation in Avarua in the early hours of Sunday morning.

Alcohol was confirmed stolen from the three rooms and police are continuing with the investigations.

Visitor accommodation in Central Avarua was broken into in the early hours of Sunday morning and alcohol was confirmed stolen from three rooms.

Police investigations led to the apprehension of two males on Sunday afternoon and both were arrested and held in police custody. Charlie says on a positive note, no motor vehicle crashes were reported to police over the weekend.

Nightclub and bar patrons were very well behaved, with no incidents of violence reported.

Should the public have any information regarding any of the above incidents or previous incidents in the past please call Cook Islands Police on 22499 or for emergencies, call 999.All information received is strictly confidential.


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