Three men were set to appear for sentencing in front of Justice of the Peace Bernice Manarangi at the High Court on Thursday, having already pleaded guilty to a variety of charges, including assault on a female, assaulting a police officer and breaching probation.
A community meeting called last Thursday amongst residents of the Vaimaanga, Avaavaroa and Turoa areas to discuss possible strategies to the rising number of burglaries in the area has generated a positive response, says resident Tina Newport.
The Cook Islands Police Service has recovered a quantity of items in the execution of search warrants recently and is providing an opportunity for the public to view these items and possibly claim ownership of property, which may have been stolen.
Following a spate of burglaries in Vaimaanga, local residents are joining to put a number of measures in place to make their community safer.
A 37-year-old man is expected to appear in court today after the car he was driving struck three vehicles in a series of accidents in Tupapa on Tuesday morning.