Crime

Assaults, violence, continuing issues

Tuesday September 05, 2017

Assaults continue to be a problem on the island, with police responding to two complaints over the weekend.

Criminal court session fast and short

Monday September 04, 2017

Criminal court was a fast and short affair last week, with just 12 cases appearing before Justice of the Peace Georgina Williams in the Avarua High Court on Thursday.

Lawyer Mark Short is bemused at the ongoing saga which has seen 42 youngsters caught up in the judicial system due to minor traffic offences.

Busy day for JP as 44 appear in court

Wednesday August 30, 2017

Justice of the Peace John Whitta dealt with over 44 criminal court cases during Thursday’s session at the Avarua High Court.

Ten arrested in cannabis bust

Wednesday August 30, 2017

Details have been released of a substantial drug bust two weeks ago in Arorangi during which CIB police officers seized 80 cannabis plants.

No burglaries or thefts were reported last weekend – a notable improvement on some recent weekends.

A man whose marijuana was stolen entered a Kavera property armed with a knife in an attempt to confront the alleged drug thief and deter others from helping themselves, the High Court was told last week.

A charge of assault on a female landed Trevor Tiro with 12 months’ probation when he appeared in the Avarua High Court before JP Carmen Temata on Wednesday last week.

As the languages of the Cook Islands were celebrated in New Zealand last week, there was a renewed sense that more needs to be done to ensure their survival.

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