Theft, curfew breach arrests

Friday July 20, 2018 Written by Published in Crime
With Rarotonga’s roads busy, police will be on the lookout for problem drivers. 18071927 With Rarotonga’s roads busy, police will be on the lookout for problem drivers. 18071927

Police made two arrests overnight on Wednesday, with separate incidents being reported of theft and breach of curfew conditions.

 

A man was charged with theft following a complaint from a bar where a patron had a cell phone and drinks taken. Police arrested the suspected offender. Another male was placed in the police headquarters lockup after being spotted driving a motorcycle in the town area without lights. He was arrested for breaching his court orders.

Road accidents have been in the spotlight recently, and with hundreds of extra people on the island for next week’s Te Maeva Nui celebrations, the number of road incidents recorded by police have been mounting up.

On Wednesday, two people sustained minor injuries when the motorcycle they were traveling on struck a dog on the main road at Nikao. The pair on the bike was taken to hospital by ambulance. On Tuesday evening, there was a crash near Bamboo Jack’s at Tupapa when car collided with another vehicle traveling in the other direction.

Police said the offending driver had offered to pay damages, and no alcohol was involved in the smash.

Meanwhile, a man in his 60s was arrested late on Tuesday afternoon for driving while disqualified. 

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