Crime

Multi-vehicle smash in Tupapa

Thursday August 16, 2018

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.

Aitutaki Lagoon Private Island Resort managing director Tata Crocombe says investigators have confirmed “no suspicious circumstances” were involved in the fire which destroyed three accommodation units and a beach bar.

Busy day in court for JP

Friday August 10, 2018

Around 39 criminal cases were brought before Justice of the Peace John Whitta yesterday, including three custody and sentencing hearings.

Burglaries worry leaders

Friday August 10, 2018

The House of Ariki is concerned with the escalating rate of burglaries on Rarotonga, especially those committed by juveniles.

Quick arrest of burglary suspect

Tuesday August 07, 2018

Police detectives have arrested a 17-year-old male in connection with burglaries that occurred at two major Avarua businesses in the early hours of last Thursday.

Car crashes into roadside graveyard

Saturday August 04, 2018

Police were yesterday still investigating an accident in which a motor vehicle crashed into a roadside graveyard in Arorangi.

Bungling burglar botches break-in

Saturday August 04, 2018

It looked to have been like something out of one of those old-fashioned slapstick crime capers, the silent kind, with maybe a bit of frantic piano-playing every now and then at the really dramatic (or hilarious) moments.

Two fires suspected arson

Saturday August 04, 2018

Police Commissioner Maara Tetava says the Cook Islands Police Service is committing a large amount of resources into investigating the fires which destroyed Friendly Mart, Tex Mart and RaroMart.

Rape accused not guilty

Friday August 03, 2018

A 22-year-old man from Tupapa was acquitted of a charge of rape at a trial before Justice Doherty and a jury this week. 

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