Crime

Call to push back on island crime

Thursday April 12, 2018

The increase in the amount of crime being reported around Rarotonga has prompted renewed calls for a neighbourhood watch organisation to be created.

The Police Service has praised the efforts of individuals and business owners for using their initiative to secure themselves and their property during the night of heavy flooding on Monday.

Eleven arrested for drink driving

Tuesday January 23, 2018

It was a busy weekend for the police on Rarotonga, with 11 people arrested on drink driving charges and several other motorists having their keys confiscated.

An alleged shooting incident on the island of Mangaia on Sunday has caused the death of a woman, believed to be in her 30s.

Manslaughter accused on bail

Monday January 22, 2018

JUSTICE of the Peace Georgina Williams took some time to deliberate Pera Junior Tamanu Pera’s manslaughter charge at the High Court in Avarua on Thursday.

Cook Islands Police are concerned about a spike in cases of domestic violence at the end of last year and say the figures are “shocking”, despite a fall in recorded incidents in 2017.

Wedding visitor ends up in court

Tuesday January 09, 2018

A New Zealander visiting Rarotonga to attend a wedding, ended up in court on Friday after being arrested on Thursday night.

Domestic violence disappoints police

Wednesday January 03, 2018

Police are disappointed that despite the advent of White Ribbon Day in November and a 16-day campaign to end gender-based violence, incidents of assaults on women continue to occur on Rarotonga. 

Man, 52, arrested for shop burglary

Friday December 22, 2017

A 52-year-old man has been arrested and will appear in court today in relation to the burglary at Mareko Island Creations last weekend.

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