Crime

Burglaries are down across Rarotonga and police hope the trend continues.

Seven youths graduated from Cook Islands Tertiary Training Institute (CITTI) last week as part of a programme that catered to troubled and at-risk youth.

Warnings follow theft

Monday July 10, 2017

A dream holiday to Rarotonga turned sour last week for one unlucky visitor following a petty theft just south of Fruits of Rarotonga while he was snorkelling.

An eight-time traffic offender ran out of second chances in the Avarua High Court last week. Ngatokorua Tonorio was the first of more than 44 cases before Justice of the Peace, Georgina Williams in Thursday’s court session – appearing for sentencing after earlier pleading guilty to a charge of refusal to undergo a breathalyser test. 

The Avarua High Court was bustling with activity yesterday, with the Court of Appeal in full swing. Over seven cases were addressed including multiple new matters, two applications for provisional drivers’ licences, and multiple call overs.

Arrest over hidden knife

Wednesday June 07, 2017

A man was arrested outside a town nightclub over the long weekend after being caught with a hidden knife.

A man whose assault on a female was described as “callous and cruel” was sentenced to two months’ imprisonment, and 12 months’ probation in the Avarua High Court last week. 

Police are hunting for the culprits who are believed to have driven into the reinforced concrete bridge railing near Raro Fried Chicken over the weekend. 

Police attended four vehicle crashes over the weekend, three of them on Friday.

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